Category Archives: Agriculture

USA– ‘Decades ahead of his time’: history catches up with visionary Jimmy Carter

Former president Jimmy Carter with his wife Rosalynn in 2018. Was Carter actually so ineffectual?
Photo: Former president Jimmy Carter with his wife Rosalynn in 2018. – The Washington Post/Getty Images

A new film rejects the popular narrative and recasts the former president, 96, as hugely prescient thinker, particularly on climate change

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HISTORY: How African Slaves Braided Rice Seeds Into Their Hair & Changed the World

April 5, 2020 ~ By Shari Rose – https://blurredbylines.com

On slave ships to the Americas, West African slaves braided rice seeds in their hair & forever altered the New World economy with their knowledge of the rice crop

Bundle of harvested rice gathered by farmer.

Bundle of harvested rice gathered by a Maroon farmer in French Guiana. {Source: Tinde van Andel}

 

During the African slave trade, enslaved peoples found ways to retain their agency, and keep themselves and their cultures alive in ways that were not widely acknowledged by Western historians until the late 2000s.

As Dutch slave owners forcibly transported people from West Africa to colonies in modern-day Brazil and throughout the Americas, some African women, namely rice farmers, braided rice seeds into their hair as a means for survival of themselves and the culture of their homeland.

READ MORE: https://blurredbylines.com/blog/west-african-slaves-rice-hair-maroon-french-guiana-colonialism/

Earth Day- April 22, 2021: Restore Our Earth – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Earth Day 2021 – Restore Our Earth

Official Earth Day 2021 poster by Brazilian Street Artist Speto
Photo Credit: Earth Day Official Website

April 22, 2021 is Earth Day. The theme this year is Restore Our Earth, an optimistic outlook given the ongoing challenges humanity faces with a climate emergency, now coupled with yet another year of a global pandemic.

READ MORE: http://rosalienebacchus.blog/2021/04/18/earth-day-2021-restore-our-earth/

VIDEO: Georgetown Guyana– A Guided Tour

Georgetown Guyana, A Guided Tour. — Aug 16, 2019 By Real Nice Guyana

Come along with us as we show you around Georgetown Guyana.

GUYANA: A Walk around Stabroek Market in Georgetown. Guyana – video

A Walk around Georgetown, Capital City of Guyana

Video by :By Real Nice Guyana:— .A walk around busy Georgetown City in Guyana which is located in South America.

This is Guyana – Georgetown | UltraHD Drone RAW Footage | Video

This is Guyana – Georgetown | UltraHD Drone RAW Footage | Video

Raw footage from GUYANA at the Capital City Georgetown | 2020 |
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Guyana Drone Flight: Guyana, a country on South Americas North Atlantic coast, is defined by its dense rainforest. English-speaking, with cricket and calypso music, its culturally connected to the Caribbean region. Its capital, Georgetown, is known for British colonial architecture, including tall, painted-timber St. Georges Anglican Cathedral. A large clock marks the facade of Stabroek Market, a source of local produce. In the countrys heartland is Kaieteur Falls, with a straight 226m plunge.  Continue reading

USA – New York passes Recreational Marijuana bill

By Tom Bolger – Caribbean Life News – 31 March 2021

After years of debate, the New York State Legislature passed Tuesday a bill legalizing recreational use of marijuana for adults ages 21 and older.

Albany lawmakers hope the estimated $350 million in annual tax revenue generated from sales through licensed weed shops will help plug the hole that the coronavirus pandemic and its ensuing economic turmoil blew in the state budget. The bill allows for possession of up to 3 ounces pot and 24 grams of cannabis concentrate. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signaled that he plans to sign the bill into law.  Continue reading

GUYANA: The political culling of the Public Service

By – March 16, 2021

Every time that there is a changing of the political guard in Guyana there occurs some element of  change in the lineup of public officers. It is a dislocating process that sometimes cuts a swathe across a wide section of state-controlled agencies, generating equal measures of anger and anxiety

. The practice, all too frequently, is decorated by some of the most brainless and absurd justifications for what is, in effect, the political gouging/’cleansing’ of state agencies. Its motive? To address the comfort level concerns of the new   political directorate. There continues to be a generous measure of evidence of that political culling this time around.      Continue reading

BOOK: Fields on Fire: A West Indian story – by Lloyd Beharry

BOOK: Fields on Fire: A West Indian story – by Lloyd Beharry

FIELDS ON FIRE is set against the brutal and inhuman conditions of the sugar cane Plantations of the British West Indies in the 19th Century, where Africans, Indians and a sprinkling of Irish, Portuguese and Chinese, were brought to labour, often against their will.

It is a story of how two of them found happiness against all odds. John, an African, chastised, brutalised, and disabled by a field accident, falls in love with a horse, and Valmiki, a low-caste Indian who, through deceit, becomes a leader of men and marries the beautiful Brahmin, Shanta.    Continue reading

GUYANA: A Cultural Melting Pot – Guyana Tourism News

GUYANA:  A CULTURAL MELTING POT

You can sense it as you walk the streets of Georgetown. There’s a whirl of colours, architecture, sounds and scents. Guyana is a vibrant, energetic cultural melting pot which can more easily be along the coast and especially in the capital city of Georgetown. Over the centuries, a variety of ethnicities and populations have woven their influences into what is today a unique tapestry of Guyanese culture.

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