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Guyana: Brickdam East – Walk with me from Cuffy Statue to Camp Street – video by Raphael

Guyana: Brickdam East – Walk with me from Cuffy Statue to Camp Street – video by Raphael

Georgetown Guyana: Walk with me from the east end of Brickdam to Camp Street. Brickdam now has the largest number of government buildings and corporate offices which makes it a contender for most important street in Georgetown and perhaps all of Guyana.

China foreign minister to visit Guyana and Suriname on September 21-22. 2018

Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi. Photo: Wikimedia

By Ray Chickrie
Caribbean News Now contributor – 17 September 2018

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Georgetown is once again re-emerging as the diplomatic capital of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and will welcome a high level visit from the foreign minister of China, Wang Yi and a large delegation to Guyana this weekend, September 21-22.

Wang Yi will also pay a visit to neighbouring Suriname, where a large Chinese diaspora exists.                 Continue reading

US small-business confidence just hit its highest level in 45 years – NFIB Survey

US small-business confidence just hit its highest level in 45 years – NFIB Survey

  • The National Federation of Independent Business‘ small business optimism index hit the highest level in the survey’s 45-year history in August.
  • Small businesses are planning to hire more workers, raise compensation for current employees, and spend more on capital investments according to the index
  • Juanita Duggan, the president and CEO of the NFIB, attributed much of the increase to President Donald Trump and the GOP’s economic policies.
  • There is no question that the change of policy in Washington has everything to do with the increase in the optimism index,” Duggan told Business Insider.

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US Football: Nike just thrust Kaepernick back in the spotlight – where he belongs – By Khaled A Beydoun

US Football: Nike just thrust Kaepernick back in the spotlight – where he belongs

No matter how hard the league tries, Colin Kaepernick is still the most important NFL player not in the NFL

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold (58), quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and free safety Eric Reid (35) kneel in protest during the playing of the national anthem before a NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, California, 6 Oct. 2016.
 ‘Nike knows that the NFL, and its fan base, is polarized along a number of lines – most potently, political lines.’ Photograph: Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports

With its new ad, Kaepernick is more than just the face of Nike. He remains the face of the very league that blacklisted him

The 2018 National Football League regular season kicks off this week. And the most discussed player in the world of football, and beyond, is one that has been ousted from the NFL for over a year: Colin Kaepernick.

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OIL: Change in Guyana and the Role of Diaspora Hometown Associations – By Lear Matthews

We Got Oil! Realizing Change in Guyana and the Role of Diaspora Hometown Associations

Lear Matthews

By Lear Matthews

The nation of Guyana has been in the news lately for good reasons. Stained  by the horrific tragedy of Jonestown in the late 1980’s and recently maligned by a New York  Times writer, according to Exxon-Mobil, oil discovery off Guyana’s northern coast will top 4 billion barrels, becoming a leading oil producing nation in the region. However, owing to the large number of Guyanese who emigrate, much of the nation’s skills and expertise, including those that could contribute significantly to the oil industry’s success, reportedly reside in the Diaspora. There has not been an effective strategy to engage expatriates – perhaps until now.

Despite the almost euphoric optimism expressed by Guyanese at home and abroad there are challenges only marginally discussed, but are beginning to emerge. One observer noted, “with major oil set to flow as soon as 2020, authorities are bracing both for the shock of wealth and its attendant woes”. This article focuses on the potential role of Hometown Associations (HTA) in helping to understand the socio-cultural ramifications, identifying the risks and harnessing required skills, attitude and cultural adaptation needed to ensure reaping the benefits of this unprecedented, historic natural resource discovery.    Continue reading

The Teacher’s Union Strike in Guyana – Commentary by Lincoln Lewis

Those condemning teachers’ action today would have supported it under a PPP/C Govt.

The teachers are today pursuing a cause they consider just and fair by asking the Government to sit down and negotiate with their union, the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), for a new package that includes increased salary and better working conditions.  It is known employers generally will not acquiescence to workers’ demands unless workers are prepared to struggle for it. The case of the teachers is no different.

In 1999, the public-school teachers and public servants took to the streets in a long strike demanding increased salary and better working conditions from the PPP/C Government. That strike resulted in the establishment of two arbitration panels. One that addressed the concerns of the public servants was headed by Dr. Aubrey Armstrong and the other addressed the teachers’ concerns, and was headed by Father Malcolm Rodrigues, who at the time was a lecturer at the University of Guyana.     Continue reading

BCOCCA: 3rd Annual Caribbean Cultural Expo – Burnaby BC. Canada – September 29. 2018

Download Flyer: BCOCCA 3rd Cultural Expo

 

World’s First Ultra-Cheap Printable Solar Panels Launched in Australia

An inexpensive new kind of solar power has just been launched in Australia and it could signal the start of a groundbreaking new market for renewable energy.

Professor Paul Dastoor has created organic solar panels that can be printed using conventional printers.

By using electronic inks that are printed onto sub-millimeter thin plastic sheets, the panels can be produced for less that $10 per square meter and installed by a few people within a single work day.

Since the University of Newcastle professor developed the panels back in May 2017, they are now being tested in a 6-month pilot installation on a pallet repair facility in Australia.      Continue reading

West Indian American Carnival hot, hot, hot! – By Nelson A. King

West Indian American Carnival hot, hot, hot!

Photo by Nelson A. KIng Essence Kelly and Tiara N in Suga Candy costume.

By Nelson A King – Caribbean Life News NY

On an unusually very hot Labor Day, over three million spectator and tens of thousands of masqueraders and revelers converged on and jammed down Brooklyn’s sprawling Eastern Parkway for the largest carnival parade in North America under the ubiquitous eyes of officers from the New York Police Department (NYPD).

In the stifling, sweltering, humid weather, police on Monday kept a very watchful eye on masqueraders, revelers and parade-goers in their attempt to avert any killing or violence that had marred the spectacular parade in previous years.    Continue reading

Humans Repeat History. Race Wars Are Back – by Heather Mallick

Humans Repeat History. Race Wars Are Back

Racism is back in all its forms, locally, nationally and continents-wide

by Tuesday, September 04, 2018 by thestar.com – Comments
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, which rises from the dirt in Berlin, reminds us we are in danger of repeating the past if we allow racism and intolerance to fester, Heather Mallick writes. (Rick Steves / Toronto Star file photo)

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, which rises from the dirt in Berlin, reminds us we are in danger of repeating the past if we allow racism and intolerance to fester, Heather Mallick writes.  (Rick Steves / Toronto Star file photo)

History repeats itself. That’s the truism but it’s not quite ight. People repeat history.
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