Category Archives: Education

God Save the Queen: The US Destruction of the British Empire – L arry Romanoff | Global Research

Larry Romanoff | Global Research

This is about a little-known and never-discussed part of US history, but yet one of the major factors that propelled the US to its overwhelming manufacturing and economic supremacy after the Second World War. It involves the final destruction of the British Empire, for which no thinking person would have regrets.

The First World War caused Britain to lose about 40% of its former Empire and wealth, and the Second World War completed this task, but not without the little-known predatory intercession of the United States of America.

During the Second War, Britain needed huge volumes of supplies of food, raw materials, manufactured goods, armaments and military hardware. But Britain’s factories were being destroyed by the war, and in any case lacked sufficient productive capacity. Britain also increasingly lacked money to pay for those goods, its solution being to purchase on credit from its colonies.        Continue reading

Barbados: Rastafarians to Get Green Light to Use Cannabis for Religious Purposes

Caribbean 360 – 08 November 2019

During debate in Parliament on the Medical Cannabis Industry Bill – which was passed – Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Dale Marshall said draft legislation to allow the use of cannabis for religious purposes is being drafted and should be ready within the next few weeks.

“I have taken to Cabinet and I have got Cabinet’s approval for the preparation of a Bill to bring to this chamber which will facilitate the use by members of the Rastafarian faith of cannabis for the purpose of their religion,” he said.    Continue reading

Guyana: Queen’s College celebrates its 175th Anniversary – By Subraj Singh

By Subraj Singh – Guyana Chronicle – November 3, 2019THIS year marks exactly ten years since I graduated from High School. I went to Queen’s College (QC) from 2004 – 2009 and this school, incidentally, is celebrating its 175th anniversary.

I find it strange that this school is so old and has a long and storied history, with so little of it documented. This lack of proper documentation means that much of the legacy and lore of the school can only be passed on through oral traditions, from the alumni to the people, which in the 21st Century is a bit antiquated method. Of course, there are the sporadic bursts of publications here and there, but there is nothing comprehensive that tells the school’s story from the days of handsome Victorian scholars to the multicultural coed institution that now represents the best high schoolers in Guyana.        Continue reading

INTERNET: Visualizing The 30-Year History of the World Wide Web – Infographic

Visualizing the History of the World Wide Web

The World Wide Web is now as old as the typical millennial.

On March 12, the World Wide Web celebrated its 30th birthday. Over the last three decades, we’ve seen it mature from the first webpage to having a ubiquitous presence in our lives.

Today’s infographic comes to us from the App Institute, and highlights key milestones since the inception of the web. We’ll look at some major developments on this timeline that defined what the web is today.

READ MORE – INTERNET:Timeline – The 30-Year History of the World Wide Web

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – October 2019

Here is the October 2019 issue of Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter. You may click on the following link to access it:

http://buxtonguyana.net/Buxton-FriendshipExpress2019-10.pdf

We take this opportunity to once again congratulate the recipients of the 2019 Buxton Scholarship Awards and extend best Wishes for continued success to all!

Best Wishes also to our US subscribers for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Warm regards,

Lorna Campbell

Editor, Buxton-Friendship Express

Electric Cars: Volkswagen starts production of car it says is ‘accessible to millions’

Volkswagen starts factory production of electric car it says is ‘accessible to millions’
  • A ceremony held at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant was attended by CEO Herbert Diess and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • Some of the automotive industry’s major players are now making moves in the electric vehicle sector.

The Volkswagen Group officially started series production of its ID.3 electric car Monday, with the German auto giant aiming to become a world leader in the growing field of e-mobility.          Continue reading

Video: Trade: Train from China to Germany travels through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and Poland

This train from China to Germany is amazing… view video to the end

Distance traveled is 10,214 km. It started operation on the 13th of June 2018. It’s a goods transporting train plying from China to Europe (Germany) and vice versa carrying at least 200 container carriages per trip and there are plans to increase it to 300. Traveling time is about 14 days. If it’s by ship it takes about 2 months. See this spectacular video till the end.       Continue reading

Video: Petroleum – summary of the modern history of oil

Let’s retrace on an animated map a summary of the modern history of petroleum until the present day.

          Video: Petroleum – summary of the modern history of oil

Agriculture: Food for life – especially in the interior of Guyana

By Stabroek News – Editorial – October 31, 2019

Last Friday, when she hosted a symposium for Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) farmers, Minister within the Ministry of Agriculture Valerie Adams-Yearwood was quoted as telling them that the forecast showed “a bright future… for agriculture in the Rupununi, if economic development is pursued in a way that conserves the region’s cultural and natural heritage…”, this is according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).

Economic development is crucial, no doubt about that, but there are several other factors that could very well shift the touted forecast and one of them, the main one, is climate change, which was referred to in the DPI press release.    Continue reading

Lessons from Nature: Adapting to Change – by Rosaliene Bacchus

New post on Three Worlds One Vision

by the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog

Section of my succulent garden

The succulent plants in my garden brighten my life. During humanity’s mad dash towards the abyss, their quiet dynamic presence calm my troubled mind. Under California’s scorching sunshine that set dry brush ablaze, my succulent plants have found a way to survive the extreme heat. Some change color; others become more compact in form.

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