Daily Archives: 09/05/2021

GUYANA: The Myth of Food Security – By Akola Thompson

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Despite having the official label of being a food secure nation, it is no secret that Guyana is anything but. Large pockets of our population struggle with access to food and are undernourished.

Poverty stands as one of the main contributing factors towards food accessibility, but other things such as geography and the ever-increasing threat of climate change also have a significant role to play. This has become even more pronounced given the health, environmental and social circumstances that we are currently experiencing.

With coastal portions of Guyana lying approximately one meter below sea level at high tide, our nation has largely become expectant, if not accustomed, to flooding. While during May-June periods these floods come and go with little fanfare, this year – 2021 – has seen significant changes.      Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association (GCA) – Awards Ceremony – Requests for Nominations 2021

GCA Awards Ceremony – Requests for Nominations 2021

The Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc. (GCA) presents its annual Awards Ceremony, virtually, on Sunday, November 21, 2021 newly titled:

GCA 2021 RECOGNITIONS: Awards and Prizes, under the theme Reconnecting Stronger and Better.

This Year, after a period of unprecedented pandemic uncertainties, we are reconnecting with our families and communities through stronger collaborative action better positioning GCA and the wider community to be prepared for new challenges, realities, possibilities and opportunities.

We will recognize individuals and organizations whose unselfish work have inspired many and gave solace while providing comfortable space and courage for others.        Continue reading

USA: Persuasive case for reparations but hard divide blocks the way forward – By Mohamed Hamaludin

 By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN – Fifth in a series

Julian Castro, a Latino who served as housing and urban development secretary in the Obama administration, once said on MSNBC,  ““It is interesting to me that, under our Constitution and otherwise, we compensate people if we take their property. Shouldn’t we compensate people if they were property sanctioned by the state?”

Nearly three in four African Americans agreed, a 2019 poll by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found. Some European Americans also agree.

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