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BOOK: A Proud Product of Guyana’s Bitter-Sweet Sugar – by Nowrang Persaud (Author)

A Proud Product of Guyana’s Bitter-Sweet Sugar  – by Nowrang Persaud (Author)Paperback – July 27, 2018 

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Nowrang Persaud was born in 1937 at Number 47 Village, Corentyne Berbice, Guyana (then British Guiana). A year earlier, an eighteen year-old named Cheddi Jagan, from a nearby sugar plantation, left the colony to pursue studies in dentistry in the United States of America (USA). By the time Jagan returned to Guyana in late 1943, Nowrang and his siblings were living with their mother, step-father, and several step siblings in a one-bedroom logie at Blairmont Estate.

About living in a logie, Nowrang writes “In common with all other sugar estates, living conditions in the Blairmont Estate in which I grew up as a boy were dangerously unhealthy, unkempt and atrocious.        Continue reading

Earth’s Climate Emergency: Break down the walls! – by Rosaliene Bacchus

YOUTHSTRIKE4CLIMATE STUDENT MARCH – LONDON, UK – APRIL 12, 2019
PHOTO CREDIT: COMMON DREAMS (PHOTO DAN KITWOOD/GETTY IMAGES)

To those people who are still in denial that humanity faces a climate crisis that would most likely lead to the extinction of our species, not to mention most other species, I say, wake up to reality. We cannot afford to wait until reality strikes you in the groin or chest for us to take evasive action as a united nation.    Continue reading

Caribbean governments should tax cruise sectors more than air passengers – Commentary

July 8, 2019 – By Robert MacLellan – Caribbean News Now

Caribbean taxes on cruise passengers vary widely….

Can tourism dependent Caribbean governments learn something from oil producing countries? When relatively small and poor oil-producing governments sought to get a fair price for oil, their main source of national revenue, they banded together to negotiate more effectively with the multi-national oil companies and the larger developed nations, which were the major consumers of their oil….. thus OPEC was formed.          Continue reading

USA: Immigrant communities paralyzed by fear of impending ICE raids

Mayors in major cities have pledged to support those targeted by Sunday’s ‘enforcement operations’ by the Depart of Homeland Security: ICE Agency

“Bananas, milk and bread,” CG lists off, remembering what she told him, “Because who knows when we’ll leave the house.”

Those raids were later postponed in June. But now they are back and scheduled to begin on Sunday and CG, who is undocumented and asked to be identified by her initials out of a fear of the authorities, is afraid again.

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One Love Media‎Eid by the Lake Festival 2019: Sacrifice – Whitby ON – August 11, 2019

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One Love MediaEid by the Lake Festival 2019: Sacrifice

Cops bust $1M/Month gift card scam in Queens New York – (New York Daily News)

– The gift that kept on giving is giving no more.

Cash and gift cards that were seized from Christopher and Bryan Nathoo

The 192-count indictment, announced Wednesday by the Queens DA’s Office, charges that brothers Christopher and Bryan Nathoo oversaw a sophisticated crime ring that stole credit card information, used it to buy gift cards and then exchanged the cards for cash.    Continue reading

USA: Why Trump Caved to China and Huawei – By Vijay Prashad | Globetrotter

– By Vijay Prashad | Globetrotter

Everything about the trade war between the United States and China is bewildering. The world’s two largest economies entered a titanic struggle with harsh words and high tariffs, sending shudders through the global economy. Hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods on either side stood before tariff walls that seemed unbreachable. Truces would come out of nowhere – as at the 2018 Group of Twenty summit in Buenos Aires – but then they would be set aside by US President Donald Trump in a stream of tweets at odd hours.

In May, Trump went after Huawei, one of the world’s largest technology firms. The attack this time was not on economic grounds. Trump accused Huawei of being an espionage arm of the Chinese government. Companies in the United States that supplied Huawei with software and chips would no longer be permitted to do so.            Continue reading

Thieves hit ATMs in Barbados, leaving some customers broke

Stabroek News – 08 July 2019

(Barbados Nation) Police are probing reports that scores of bank accounts were hit over the weekend, leaving some customers broke.

And it appears that it is the work of thieves using skimming devices again – this time gaining access to accounts at Republic Bank, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and Scotiabank.        Continue reading

Why Busy-ness Is So Damaging to Individuals and Community Happiness

Published on Monday, July 08, 2019 by OpenDemocracy.net –by
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Our economic and political order fuels a state of constant activity which harms both individual and community well-being
Thinking is also dangerous, primarily to those in positions of power.(Photo: Pixabay/B_me. Pixabay Licence)

Thinking is also dangerous, primarily to those in positions of power. (Photo: Pixabay/B_me. Pixabay Licence)

There never seems to be enough time to accomplish all the things we must do. Life gets busier and busier. But what does all that busy-ness add to our lives?

Mainstream culture tells us that being busy is a virtue, so we want to be busy even if we complain about it. It means we’re productive and have purpose.          Continue reading

Economic “game changer”? African leaders launch free-trade zone

African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) established

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs an agreement ahead of the launching of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), during African Union summit in Niamey, Niger July 7, 2019. Nigeria Presidency/Handout via Reuters

NIAMEY,  (Reuters) – African leaders launched a continental free-trade zone yesterday that if successful would unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development.        Continue reading

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