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Stan Brock Obituary – Wapishana People, British Guiana | The Times UK

Stan Brock obituary | The Times UK

Stan Brock presented a popular wildlife show on US TV in the Sixties

British adventurer who ran the biggest ranch in the world, starred in a wildlife show and set up a medical charity to help the poor

When he was a teenager Stan Brock urgently needed medical attention after being thrown from a wild horse in British Guiana. Had he been an Apollo astronaut needing treatment on the moon, he later mused, he would have been back on Earth within three days.

Here, among the Wapishana people in the remote savannah of South America, there was unwelcome news. “They told me I was 26 days away from the nearest doctor,” he told The Times last year.                  Continue reading

History of Capitalism: The Tragic and Shameful Roots of the African Slave Trade

via History of Capitalism: The Tragic and Shameful Roots of the African Slave Trade

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.

High end vehicles entering Guyana without records at GRA – Statia

High end vehicles entering Guyana without records at GRA – Statia

Godfrey Statia

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Colonization: Deciding It’s OK to Steal Someone Else’s Land (and/or Body) – video

The Most Revolutionary Act

In the following presentation, Native American activist Ward Churchill offers ones of the most fascinating explorations of colonization I have ever encountered.

He maintains that indigenous people have an inherent right both to self-determination and to fulfill their duty to manage land and habitat to guarantee the survival of their descendants for seven generations into the future.

With colonization, colonists dispossess a native population of their land for some alternative use.

He explains the concept of “settler colonialism” – giving the Nazi occupation of Europe as the prime example (along with the Israeli colonization of Palestine, the European colonization of North and South America and the English colonization of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand).

He also introduces the concept of “false colonization,” which occurs when settlers continue to deprive native peoples of  their land and rights despite breaking away from the mother country.

He blames the plight of African…

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US Politics: TEACH!  REACH!  or  IMPEACH? – By Yvonne Sam

TEACH!    REACH!   or   IMPEACH?

By Yvonne Sam

Impeaching is politically risky at best.  America should avoid such a test.

On November 8, 2016 Americans were taught a lesson that would not easily be forgotten by all and sundry—- the seemingly unexpected victory of the least likely to be elected candidate- Donald Trump. Yes, when all eyes were focused, all hearts abeat, and minds fully convinced that the White House would be once more white with the anticipated re-occupancy of Hilary Clinton, in stepped billionaire, real estate mogul and former reality television personality Donald J Trump to become the 45th President of the United States in one of the most staggering upsets in the history of western democracy.     Continue reading

Sex, Scandal and the Catholic Church—? Beyond the Scope of the Pope – By Yvonne Sam

Sex, Scandal and the Catholic Church—? Beyond the Scope of the Pope

By Yvonne Sam

Pope Francis

Just when the world was beginning to think that sex scandals were reserved for only a certain section of our raunchy society, suddenly and without warning comes the most damning accusation in living memory ever made against a pontiff. The Roman Catholic Church is now being rocked by allegations of wrongdoings that go all the way to the Vatican, even to the Pope himself.  On the final day of the Pope’s visit to Dublin, Ireland where he convened the World Meeting of Families, a huge triennial assembly of Catholics to celebrate “joy for the world”, a former top Vatican diplomat dropped a bombshell.

The bombshell is an 11 page report, written by Carlo Maria Vigano, the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States from 2011-2016, who claimed that the Vatican bureaucracy was duplicitous in covering up accusations that seminarians were sexually abused by Cardinal Theodore Mc Garrick, and that Pope Francis was privy to such abuses years before they became public.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Coalition received a hellish inheritance from PPP administration … – President Granger

Coalition received a hellish inheritance from PPP administration … billions of tax dollars had to be used for bailout – Pres. Granger

PNCR Leader, President David Granger

Upon assumption to office in 2015 on a promise of ‘the good life’, the coalition government found that financial mismanagement in the public sector was rife and billions of tax dollars went into bailouts.

President David Granger, the leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) which is the largest party that comprises the Coalition Government, made the disclosure at the opening of the party’s 20th Delegates Congress on Friday at Congress Place, Sophia.

He reported that the situation which the coalition found on assuming office following 23 years of People’s Progressive Party (PPP) rule was worse than could have been imagined.         Continue reading

Guyana: A COI is needed into our Driver’s Licence system – By Leonard Gildarie

A COI is needed into our Driver’s Licence system

Leonard Gildarie

As I get older, I worry about what happens next. More importantly, my pension seems to be growing in importance in what I may need. I realize now that my NIS and old age pension alone may not cut it.

I believe, and that is my personal thing, that many Guyanese don’t think that far ahead. In the past, we had our children and grandchildren. That was the time when our elders were treasured.

Today, times have changed. Many seniors are living by themselves, many of them scraping. I have written about this before.
As we move to oil, we are hoping that pensions become a priority to future governments. There is a debate raging now about whether the oil monies should be given as cash handouts to our people or be invested in infrastructure and other programmes.    Continue reading

Turkeyen home invasion turns deadly as … Five bandits killed in shootout with police

Turkeyen home invasion …Five bandits killed in shootout with police

The communities of Turkeyen and Pattensen, Greater Georgetown, were startled by rapid gunfire around 03:15 hrs yesterday. The gunshots lasted almost 40 minutes. When the shooting subsided, five known criminals were dead.

Their attempts to access a safe in a house in a heavily secured and gated community, was foiled by ranks of the Guyana Police Force.

Dead are 38-year-old Timothy St. Hill of Diamond Housing Scheme; Levy Braithwaite, 31, of North Ruimveldt; Jermaine Doobay; Ian Forde and 40 year old Adrian Daly of Westminster, West Bank Demerara.                               Continue reading

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