Daily Archives: 09/22/2020

Commentary: Mixed bag – By Dave Martins

By Dave Martins –  August 2, 2020 – Stabroek News

Any writer of a regular column will tell you of the variety of items that you put away, intended for another day. Like today. I must tell you, before I forget, to definitely watch a post my musician friend George Jardim has posted. It’s Dire Straits’ Sultans of Swing, ukulele acoustic stuff (don’t let the word “ukulele” distract you; it is indeed “intense rhythm” coming at you non-stop. (see video below). I don’t know where Jardim finds these things). It’s not long, three and a half minutes or so but check particularly around 1:30 for some real fireworks.      Continue reading

OPINION: What We Should Thank Mr. Granger For – By Dr. Mark Devonish

 – By Dr. Mark Devonish

It is human nature to forget the 99% good that someone has done and only focus on the 1% negatives. This is more pronounced when the person in question is a public figure. That magnified the expectations and the negatives. I have always been and still am an avid supporter of Mr. Granger despite my harsh criticism of his actions during the elections impasse.

I remain resolutely convinced that he should step aside from politics as he focuses on academia. In my humble opinion, his handing of the election saga lay bare his lack of testicular fortitude, a killing instinct and an ability to self sacrifice. These are just a few qualities of a great leader for which Mr. Granger is not.          Continue reading

HISTORY: How Your Banks Made Money From Slavery | Empires of Dirt – Video

HISTORY: How Your Banks Made Money From Slavery | Empires of Dirt

Europeans getting rich exploiting others – VICE World News host Zing Tsjeng explores how the City of London and its financial institutions profited from slavery in America long after the slave trade was abolished. Empires of Dirt is a show about Europeans getting rich at the expense of everyone else. VICE World News host Zing Tsjeng uncovers the ugly history of the European colonial empires they don’t teach us in schools.          Continue reading

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