Daily Archives: 09/14/2021

CRICKET: Serious concerns over West Indies’ 2021 T20 World Cup squad selections – Commentary

By Joseph `Reds’ Perreira & Tony McWatt – 

Joseph `Reds’ Perreira

The West Indies squad for the October 17-November 13, 2021 ICC T20 World Cup has finally been announced. The squad is as follows:

Kieron Pollard (Captain), Nicholas Pooran (Vice-Captain), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh.    RESERVES – Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein.

Our reaction to the announced squad has been to add our voices to the prevailing clamour of consternation that has been ringing throughout the entire Caribbean Region and the Diaspora since the aforementioned names were revealed by Cricket West Indies Selection Chairman Roger Harper.      Continue reading

GUYANA: COVID-19 Vaccine Divide: Better options – By Mosa Telford

By August 28, 2021

Being alive in 2021 is a test of strength and courage, but it is also a time of awakening. It is a time when people have risen from isolation and torment and have chosen to be lights in this world. They have chosen to not be victims of fear.

The conflicts between the vaccinated and unvaccinated continue and many have not chosen sides. They have not chosen to mock the choices either side have made. They realize that divide and conquer continues to cause nations to collapse and they have chosen to be the voices of reason and stand in support of free will, truth, justice, and righteousness.

Throughout the pandemic, healthcare workers have worked tirelessly. Months ago, there were reports that in some instances they did not have enough personal protective equipment, but they persevered because they were committed, and we were and are still facing a health crisis. For many, when death was imminent, it was doctors and nurses who stood by them in their last moments when their relatives and friends could not be there.              Continue reading

WORLD– Former slaving-owning nations getting reparations bills for trillions – By Mohamed Hamaludin

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN – Final installment in a series

The African continent has sent Europe a $777 trillion reparations bill for enslaving 32 million of its people between 1450 and 1850 and theft of its minerals. The demand came during the first conference of the African World Reparations and Repatriation Truth Commission, held in Accra, Ghana. The Accra Declaration called for the debt to be paid within five years and also that African nations’ international debt be “unconditionally cancelled.”

The demand, made 21 years ago, has not been met. However, additional claims for reparations have also been made, including, in some cases, for the atrocities committed under colonialism. The Mau Mau in Kenya won a lawsuit in 2013 against the British government in a case filed by five elderly persons for torture and forced labor, Quartz Africa’s Lynsey Chutel reported. The court ordered the British government to pay $24.8 million to 5,000 Kenyans; another 40,000 filed a similar lawsuit.          Continue reading