Category Archives: Agriculture

Guyana: Our people are not seeing the jobs – By Adam Harris

It would be interesting to know how many foreigners have secured jobs in Guyana at a time when Guyanese themselves say there are no jobs. For some time now, people have been saying that they cannot get jobs. So persistent have been these statements that they actually became believable.

There were those who claimed that they spent years pursuing an education and having completed their studies, simply cannot find jobs. Eventually this chant about no jobs became a political statement. The political opposition, with no evidence, chanted that the government is neglecting young people.    Continue reading

The roots of America’s white nationalism reach back to Barbados’s brutal history

   The roots of America’s white nationalism – By

The vicious ideology that allegedly drove a gunman to kill 22 people in El Paso, Texas last week could be traced back to a tiny island on the eastern fringe of the Caribbean Sea.

As England’s most famous and profitable colony in the 17th century, Barbados shaped many of the rules and ideas of the future United States. That includes the toxic mix of white privilege and resentment that has plagued the United States ever since.

From servants to slaves

The planters who came to this island in 1627 treated everyone badly. As one English overseer recalled, “I have seen such cruelty [done there] to servants, as I did not think one Christian could have done to another.”

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Environment: A Gift From The Wolves in Yellowstone – Video

Environment: A Gift From The Wolves in Yellowstone – Video

Nature is truly amazing!!!

The view from Europe: Climate science and the Caribbean reaction – By David Jessop

Caribbean News Now
David Jessop is a consultant to the Caribbean Council and can be contacted atdavid.jessop@caribbean-council.org. Previous columns can be found at http://www.caribbean-council.org

In the last few days new evidence has been published suggesting that scientists are now 99 percent certain that human activity is causing global warming.

As if to validate this, temperatures in parts of Northern Europe spiked this week at 44.9 C (113F), breaking records and confirming changing patterns that have brought extreme weather and higher temperatures often for sustained periods to regions of Africa, the Americas, the Arctic and many other parts of the world.    Continue reading

Stunning Photos: Winners of the acclaimed Sienna International Photo Awards

The stunning winners of the acclaimed Sienna International Photo Awards

If your photograph is commended or a winner in the Siena International Photo Awards it’s certainly significant – because it’s enormously popular.  This year a staggering 48,000 people entered.  And the standard is very high – the competition attracts entries from photographers who are at the peak of their powers.

Petro-dollars can fuel Guyana’s escape from coming global warming catastrophe – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Petro-dollars can fuel Guyana’s escape from coming global warming catastrophe

– By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

  • The title of Thomas Wolfe’s posthumous 1940 novel says, “You Can’t Go Home Again.”
  • But you can try.
  • I did.
  •  Wolfe was right.

I visited my native Guyana recently for my dearest friend’s funeral. The trip took me to the capital Georgetown, where I had worked for about a decade and a half as a journalist, then to my friend’s house several miles away and to Essequibo County, where I was born and spent much of my life, eight years as a schoolteacher.

This was my second visit back since immigrating to the United States in 1984, the first in about  20 years later. It was an eye-opener.      Continue reading

Story: The Ol’ Higue on Market Street – By Kevin Garbaran

Kevin Garbaran

Andre Haynes July 14, 2019 – Stabroek News — Writer’s Room

The author – Kevin Garbaran – is from Zorg village, Essequibo. Guyana. South America.

“Jumbie is not real” is what nine year old Devika had come to believe after her teacher interjected the idea into a conversation she was having with two of her friends during lunch break. Ms. Beverly explained that those were only stories and folktales from a time long ago, meant to frighten lil children. Devika clung to this notion, partially because she had never seen a Jumbie in real life, but mostly because the thought of any Jumbie being real terrified her.              Continue reading

Widespread Crop Failures The U.S. – Blogfactory reports

June 24, 2019 – Blogfactory

Torrential rains have been hammering the heartland of America for months, and at this point vast stretches of farmland in the middle of the country are nothing but mud.  As a result of the endless rain and unprecedented flooding that we have witnessed, millions of acres of farmland will have nothing planted on them at all in 2019, and that is a major national crisis. 

But most farmers were able to get seeds planted in the deplorable conditions, and now they are desperately hoping that something will actually grow.  Unfortunately, on farm after farm what is coming out of the ground looks absolutely terrible.  Even if we get ideal weather conditions for the rest of the summer, there is no way that many of these fields will be ready before the first hard frost arrives.  As you will see below, the truth is that we are potentially facing the most widespread crop failures in all of U.S. history.

READ MORE – https://blogfactory.co.uk/2019/06/24/widespread-crop-failures-the-u-s/

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Environment: Stop Polluting our Rivers! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The rivers of the world are dying. Each day tons of waste is dumped in rivers. As the waterways groan and belch under the weight of garbage and chemicals official action takes the form of lip service. Communities suffer and the planet gets closer to the day when the wheels will grind to a halt.

In June 2015, the waters of La Pasion River in Guatemala were covered with dead and poisoned fi sh. It was found that the river was contaminated by malathion, an agricultural insecticide that is said to be 100 times more poisonous than sewage. The community that is affected is Sayaxche where oil plantations occupy large tracts of land.

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Guyana: How to Make Money Off Rainforests Without Cutting Them Down

With the help of rich countries, Guyana is demonstrating that preservation can be profitable.

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By Lucas Foglia – May 16, 2019, 5:00 AM EDT

With the help of international donors, Guyana, a country of fewer than 750,000 people, is pioneering an approach to protecting the trees that cover more than four-fifths of its surface. To make the rainforest last, it’s using it up slowly.      Continue reading

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