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Gender Violence: Religious leaders must break their silence – The Caribbean Voice

 By The Caribbean Voice

On July 24, 2015 the Baltimore Sun carried a commentary, which stated, “Gender violence causes more death and disability among women aged 15 to 44 in the U.S. than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents or war.” Added the report, “Currently our military and universities are actively seeking solutions to prevent and respond to this violence within their respective institutions.”

For The Caribbean Voice, addressing gender based violence is critical not only because of its devastation on lives and families, but also because suicide is related to gender based violence in a huge way. Oftentimes, females are murdered by their partners, who then commit suicide. Also, females are far too often abused by their partners, and this often leads to an escalation of violence as well as suicide.

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CARIBBEAN EXPRESSIONS – By Dave Martins – + 3 Music Videos

CARIBBEAN EXPRESSIONS – By Dave Martins

From young, growing up at Hague and Vreed-en-Hoop, and with the occasional forays in the Pomeroon where my father had his farm, I was into words.  I’m not sure of the process there but certainly a part of it was the variety of languages around me: snippets of Portuguese from my parents and my aunts speaking to one another (they never spoke the language to their children) but largely, I assume, from the Guyanese culture with its mix of English, Indian, African, French and Dutch expressions. In short order I had read all that was available in the Hague house and found myself attached to the only book left – a beat up copy of the Bible.

I distinctly recall being impressed with the variety of expression and the flamboyant language of many of the texts – the subject itself was unique and on top of that the very language was not something one found anywhere else.  It had a special ring, coming across to me as poetry and, intimations of what was to come, often a rhythmic and even musical expression, redolent with song.      Continue reading

What Can Be Made from One Barrel of Oil? – Infographic

VIEW: What can we make from a barrel of OIL

Afro-Guyanese pushing for return to village councils because NDCs have taken control

Photo: A section of attendees at the Village Movement Symposium held by the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly-Guyana (IDPADA-G)

Afro-Guyanese on Sunday signaled they would be accelerating lobbying for a return to village councils because the existing local governance system has removed their ownership and direct responsibility for their villages, but the Guyana Reparations Committee said a special law is needed for land rights and local governance.

Chairman of the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly-Guyana (IDPADA-G), Vincent Alexander told a well-attended symposium on the “Village Movement” that the time has come to invoke the country’s constitutional provision for the establishment of village councils because the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) system has taken away villages.          Continue reading

Guyana History: The house with ninety-nine windows

The house with 99 windows

The house with 99 windows

Guyana Times Sunday Magazine – June 14, 2013

Though crumbling, the house of 99 windows stood as a symbol of status more than 100 years ago. In the 1800s and early 1900s, to construct a house with 100 windows and furnish it with a more than 14-foot dining table were ways of showing to society one’s high status.

This was true of the Hicken family of Berbice. They built a massive house with 100 windows and furnished it with a dining table stretching over 14 feet in length.

David Fraser, 76, and heir of the house, said in an interview that he had read a bit on the building from some aged records that are totally destroyed now. He was unable to learn all the details about the history of the house, but remembered some details. Continue reading

St Joseph’s Alumni White Glow Annual Spring Dance – Toronto – June 08, 2019

Guyana: EX-GDF, EX-GNS, EX-GPM and EX-BGVF Officers 2019 Reunion Dinner- NYC- July 5. 2019

             Download: Ex-GDF Officers 2019 Reunion Invitation

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BHS Alumni Toronto Chapter – Bottom House Fete -Toronto – June 22, 2019

Brazilian Crooks Received $62 million in Trump Bailout Meant for U.S. Farmers

Company Owned by Brazilian Crooks Received $62 million in Trump Bailout Meant for U.S. Farmers

The Trump administration was alerted to alleged corruption by pork producer JBS USA, but issued the payments anyway.

Chris Sommerfeldt Tribune News Service | The Portland Press Herald

The Trump administration has forked out over $62 million — taxpayer cash that was supposed to be earmarked for struggling American farmers — to a massive meatpacking company owned by a couple of jailbird Brazilian brothers.

The Department of Agriculture cut a contract in January to purchase $22.3 million worth of pork from plants operated by JBS USA, a Colorado-based subsidiary of Brazil’s JBS SA, which ranks as the largest meat-packer in the world.         

The bailout raised eyebrows from industry insiders at the time, as it was sourced from a $12 billion program meant for American farmers harmed by President Trump’s escalating trade war with China and other countries.                Continue reading

To China, All’s Fair in Love and Trade Wars – Michael Schuman | The Atlantic

To China, All’s Fair in Love and Trade Wars

China has more leverage in its trade war with the U.S. than you think.

Michael Schuman | The Atlantic

Just how bad are things between the United States and China? Over an evening beer in Beijing this week, a friend and I debated which prominent American company China would whack first. It’s a serious question — and the answer could be the next ugly step in the escalating economic dispute between the two powers.

The standard line from President Donald Trump and those who support his get-tough approach toward Beijing is that because China sells more to the U.S. than the other way around, Washington has the upper hand in its game of tariffs. “China buys MUCH less from us than we buy from them,” Trump recently tweeted, “so we are in a fantastic position.”                  Continue reading

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