Daily Archives: 12/06/2021

Guyana SPEAKS Bourda Bazaar – Saturday, 11th December 2021 (11am – 4pm) – London UK

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We are delighted to announce the return of the Bourda Bazaar. 
 
Date: Saturday, 11th December 2021
Time: Doors open at 11am and close at 4pm
Venue: Ground Floor, Johmard Community Centre, 65-67 High Street Colliers Wood, London SW19 2JF
Nearest Tube Station: Colliers Wood (2 to 5 mins walk to the venue)
Entry Fee: £2
Music: MC/DJ Papa Scotchie and DJ Melvina Moves

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Guyana: ‘PPP has no respect for Amerindians’ – Lenox Shuman

… slams Govt. for sham consultation on Marudi mining issue

Dec 06, 2021- Kaieteur News –Deputy Speaker, Lenox Shuman, said that the PPP/C Administration has no respect for Indigenous peoples and he called on government to return to the negotiation table to thrash out the issue regarding the agreement signed for mining activities at Marudi Mountains.

“In the supposedly “re-invented” PPP post 2020 elections, it was my sincere belief that the PPP was a transformed organisation and that they were open to dialogue on issues surrounding Indigenous peoples. I can say with absolute conviction, nothing is further from the truth,” Shuman who is also leader of the Liberty and Justice Party said in a letter to this newspaper on Sunday. He said the PPP Government did not facilitate meaningful dialogue with Indigenous Peoples on the Marudi Mountain gold mining agreements. “The agreements should be rescinded and returned to the table for discussions to ensure they are in compliance with Indigenous Peoples Rights at their core,” Shuman wrote.      Continue reading

MUSIC: The Greatest Creative Run in the History of Popular Music – By Jack Hamilton + Music Video

It’s Stevie Wonder’s “classic period.”

“Classic period” is the polite phrase for the five-year span that Stevie spent ferociously dunking on the entire history of popular music.

Stevie Wonder, circa 1970s. Credit: RB/Redferns.

Slate – Jack Hamilton

Most Americans follow up their 21st birthdays with a hangover; Stevie Wonder opted for arguably the greatest sustained run of creativity in the history of popular music. Wonder’s “classic period”—the polite phrase for when Stevie spent five years ferociously dunking on the entire history of popular music with the releases of Music of My Mind, Talking Book, Innervisions, Fulfillingness’ First Finale, and Songs in the Key of Life—is usually placed between 1972 and 1976, but it really begins a year earlier, with that birthday.

In May 1971, Wonder turned 21 and gained access to 10 years’ worth of royalties that had been accruing in a trust set up for him by Motown Records when he’d signed his first contract, at age 11. He also allowed his Motown contract to expire, meaning that one of pop music’s hottest stars, on his 21st birthday, was now both financially secure and a free agent. If Motown wanted to keep him, it would require a deal unlike any the label had previously granted.

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Guyana: DDL wants tighter security for transshipped exports in wake of cocaine bust at Rotterdam

The blue bags of cocaine were stashed among the cartons of El Dorado rum

Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) on Saturday night called for tighter security of transshipped exports, even as it remained confident that about 1, 000 pounds of cocaine were not placed in the shipping container of rum before it left Guyana.

The Guyana Revenue Authority and the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) have also both said that hard evidence shows that nothing illegal was placed in the shipping container in Guyana.

The Head of  CANU, James Singh told Demerara Waves Online News that the seals on the shipping container were “counterfeit” , but a DDL spokesman has said that “the seals were on intact when the container arrived at the warehouse.” The company spokesman said the seals were the same that they left Guyana with.          Continue reading

U.S.A: With Earth ailing and humankind in distress, rivalry for power and profits intensifies in space – By Mohamed Hamaludin

 By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

The schizophrenia surrounding humankind’s attitude towards space was demonstrated when Russia shot down one of its own satellites on Nov. 15 to affirm its capability in any war among the stars. Just around then, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) coincidentally announced that it will launch its James Webb Space Telescope into orbit this month from Kourou, French Guiana, courtesy of the European Space Agency, Eric Berger reported in Ars Technica.

The telescope, named for a former NASA administrator, will succeed the aging Hubble. It was first conceived of 25 years ago and has cost $10 billion to make, involving 1,200 scientists, technicians and engineers from 14 countries and more than 28 U.S. states, according to The Smithsonian.            Continue reading

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