Daily Archives: 08/26/2021

BUSINESS: New call centre – Midas Incorporated – to create jobs for over 1,000 Guyanese

Midas BPO’s New Market Street office (Delano Williams Photo)

WITH talks underway for the expansion of Midas Incorporated, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firm, some 1,000 Guyanese are expected to gain meaningful employment. The company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Malcom Sobers, on Tuesday said that the firm commenced operations in August 2020, starting with only 20 employees. To date, that figure has moved to over 300 employees.

“We now have three locations, one in Grove, Lombard Street and New Market Street and we are looking to grow to 1,000 employees by the end of the year,” Sobers related while in the presence of Senior Minister in the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh, who toured the company’s New Market Street facility on Tuesday 24 August 2021.        Continue reading

St. Rose’s Alumni Association (USA)- COOL JAZZ – ZOOM Event – September 2, 2021 @ 8.00PM EST

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USA: Local initiatives help counter lack of national progress on reparations – By Mohamed Hamaludin

— Fourth in a series –By Mohamed Hamaludin

A 7,000-word history of the Catholic Church in America, written in 2000 by the late Robert J. Fox, which the Catholic Education Resource Center posted online, only very briefly mentions slaves: “The abuse of Indians by white men mars the pages of American history, as does the abuse of black people as slaves.”

The account notes that the first African American Catholic bishop was James A. Healy, who headed the Portland, Maine, diocese from 1875 to 1900 and that he was the son of an Irish immigrant father and a slave mother. It does not indicate that his father, Michael Morris Healy, owned between 49 and 60 slaves on his cotton plantation and that because his mother, Mary Eliza, was a slave – whom the elder Healy bought but did not marry because that was prohibited — their son was a slave also. Bishop Healey was light-skinned enough to identify as European.    Continue reading

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