Monthly Archives: August 2021

GUYANA: Biblical Reference: “Mark Of The Beast” Linked To COVID-19 Vaccines – By Mosa Telford

Some people have been linking the biblical references about a mark of the beast to COVID-19 vaccines. In this era where facts and misinformation are amalgamated, it can be difficult to differentiate truth from untruth? But do truth and untruth remain unchanged? Or do they change depending on the time and the people?

Global connectivity through the worldwide web has exposed us to a wealth of information. But we are constantly bombarded by the noise of the world and we must filter what we take in, for while information can enlighten us, it can also influence irresponsible behaviour and decisions.        Continue reading

UK woman donates US$500,000 to UWI as ‘Personal Reparation’ for Slavery

By Sashana – BUZZ NEWS – Aug 23, 2021

Bridget Freeman

Bridget Freeman has bequeathed her estate to The UWI

Bridget Freeman was watching a series about the Atlantic slave trade and was appalled at the brutish system. Freeman, who is in her 70s, had lived in the United Kingdom for most of her life. She knew very little about the enslavement of Africans and the impacts it has had on their descendants.

“I was horrified and it touched me and I thought dear God, this is not right” she said.

So, she decided that she wanted to do something now. Freeman has bequeathed her properties worth US$500,000 to The University of the West Indies (UWI), through its Global Giving campaign.            Continue reading

CRICKET: Michael Holding: ‘I Didn’t Worry About Who Was At The Crease’ – By Murad Ahmed | Financial Times     

The West Indian fast-bowling legend on his playing career, speaking out against racism — and why he’s happy to be an ‘old fogey’ 

 By Murad Ahmed | Financial Times     

FULL NAME: Michael Anthony Holding  BORN: February 16, 1954, Half Way Tree, Kingston, Jamaica

Michael Holding suddenly appears at my table in an otherwise empty restaurant. My failure to notice the former West Indian cricketer’s arrival is in keeping with his poetic nickname: “WHISPERING DEATH”.           

That moniker relates to his graceful yet fearsome bowling action. In Holding’s pomp, he would glide across the turf, sprinting feet barely making a sound, before flinging a cricket ball at more than 90 miles an hour, a potentially lethal bullet if a batsman were struck between the eyes.              Continue reading

GUYANA: Increased rates of “Survival Sex”… due to COVID-19 – By Akola Thompson

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TED Video: This could be why you’re depressed or anxious – By Johann Hari

TED Video: This could be why you’re depressed or anxious – By Johann Hari

TED TALK: 6,814,118 views – Oct 11, 2019

Guyanese Online Comment:  There are reports of a rapid increase in clinical depression due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic. This talk (given in October 2019) may help to explain some of the causes of depression and how the lockdowns and reduced social contact may increase its incidence.

HISTORY: The Negro Progress Convention of Guyana (1922 – circa 1938) – By Nigel Westmaas

Edmund F Fredericks
Edmund F Fredericks

By Nigel Westmaas

One of the most significant African Guyanese organisations emerged in 1922, when the Negro Progress Convention (NPC) was launched by two prominent African Guianese middle-class professionals, Dr. Theodore Theophilus Nichols and Edmund F Fredericks. Under the motto, “charity to all, envy to none”, the NPC was organised to “perpetuate Negro solidarity and to create, organise, provide means and build institutions that the executive committee may consider desirable to assist Negroes in the development of self-help, self-reliance and independence” and to “do all lawful things that would tend to push the Negro peoples – not only of British Guiana, but of the world.”

(NB: the term “Negro”, now considered socially unacceptable as a broad descriptive, was in active use in Guyana up to at least the late 1960s, when it was replaced by “African” and “African-Guyanese.” In the United States the term generally faded away largely due to the activity of the Black Power movement but the Census Bureau only announced in 2013 that it would be removed from census forms).        Continue reading

COMEDY: Some Funny Quotes — Enjoy!!

Sometimes, when I look at my children,

I say to myself,

      ‘Lillian, you should have remained a virgin..’

– Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)


I had a rose named after me and

I was very flattered.

But I was not pleased to read

the description in the catalogue:

   ‘No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.’

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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USA: Afghanistan: How America’s $2 trillion, Two-Decade War Ended In Chaos – Video

The Fall Of Afghanistan: How America’s $2 trillion, Two-Decade War Ended In Chaos

CNBC Report –  August 28, 2921

Twenty years of war for the United States and coalition partners in Afghanistan ended with the collapse of the Afghan government after U.S. troops withdrew from most of the country. The rapid advance of the Taliban forced an evacuation of more than 100,000 people from Afghanistan over the course of the last few weeks, and led to the deaths of 13 U.S. service members. Here’s how the fall of Afghanistan happened so quickly, and what’s next for the war-torn country.

GUYANA: COVID-19: Unvaccinated GPHC staffers locked out of compound

–- say they won’t be forced to get vaccinated

Scenes outside the GPHC on August 26, 2021

August 27, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Scores of medical personnel from the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) were yesterday locked outside of the health care facility due to the fact that they were unvaccinated and could not provide a negative PCR test.

This is in keeping with the Government’s “no vaccine, no entry” policy. Earlier in the month, the Ministry had announced that unvaccinated health care workers will be given up to yesterday, Wednesday, August 26, 2021, to at least take the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, before the Government’s mandatory vaccine or negative PCR requirement came into effect at the hospital.    Continue reading

New York Governor Kathy Hochul picks Caribbean American state senator as lieutenant governor

PHOTO: New York Governor Kathy Hochul appears with her choice for Lieutenant Governor, Democratic New York State Senator Brian Benjamin at an event in the Harlem section of Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., Aug. 26, 2021. – REUTERS/Mike Segar
Newly-installed New York Governor, Kathy Hochul announced on Thursday the selection of Caribbean American New York State Sen. Brian Benjamin for lieutenant governor.

Benjamin, 44, the son of a Guyanese mother and Jamaican father, previously served as the New York State Senator for District 30 – which encompasses Harlem, East Harlem and the Upper West Side in Manhattan.        Continue reading

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