Category Archives: History

GIHR Online Newsletter – March 2020

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The Silver Lining of the COVID-Caused Recession is Supra-Economic – commentary

County Sustainability Group – promoting a sustainable prince edward county

COVID-19 has done in a deadly way what steady-state economists would prescribe in a healthy way: putting the brakes on a runaway economy. In fact, the pandemic has slammed on the brakes and jammed the GDP gearstick into reverse. It has ushered us into a recession that will be pronounced and protracted. In a COVID-caused recession, it’s nature at bat, not the Fed.

In these dark times, any source of comfort is welcome. Steady-state economists offer one of the only economic comforts to be found, a bona fide silver lining that warrants inspection by the mainstream media, public, and policymakers. There are three qualifiers. First, the silver lining is mostly macroeconomic, not micro. In fact, it is so big-picture we might call it supra-economic as it transcends the standard economic indicators.      Continue reading

MAPS: Mapped: Visualizing the True Size of Africa

 

The True Size of Africa Map

Mapped: The True Size of Africa

Take a look at any map, and it’s clear that the African continent is a big place.

However, despite the common perception that Africa is a large landmass, it’s still one that is vastly underestimated by most casual map viewers.

The reason for this is that the familiar Mercator map projection tends to distort our geographical view of the world in a crucial way — one that often leads to misconceptions about the relative sizes of both countries and continents.

A Geographical Jigsaw        Continue reading

SPORTS: What cricket means to West Indians – By Sean Devers

Presently just the thought of West Indies cricket can take one into deep depression. Administrators, who only serve their own agendas, players, most of whom seem only motivated by money and fans who have lost all interest in watching Test cricket that involves a weak West Indies team are ‘normal’ today.
But when Jamaican Robert Karl Nunes led the West Indies onto Lords on June 23rd 1928 to face England, it marked the birth of one of the most colourful and exciting teams to play test cricket and provided a major opportunity for West Indians to gain international acclaim.

In the early days the West Indies team, it comprised players from the British Federation along with British Guiana, located in South America. Today the team is made up of players from the English speaking Caribbean Islands and Guyana.            Continue reading

VIDEO: Stock Market Crash 2020 Will Be Worse Than The Great Depression !! – OPINION

VIDEO: Stock Market Crash 2020 Will Be Worse Than The Great Depression !!

Epic Economist – 11 March 2020 – For the last two weeks the US stock market has been tanking all across the board. It looks as if a major stock market crash is upon the United States. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been swinging approximately for 1,000 points in multiple days within the last two weeks. The stock market traders have been panicking because the market has just turned out to be a rollercoaster that they have not seen for many years. The market has been very volatile with up to 4.5 percent movements in a day and all investors are unaware of what will happen next. There is a lot of panic as investors fear that the market will continue tanking because economic indicators are indicating that a big stock market crash will happen.            Continue reading

VIDEO: The Truth Behind The Coronovirus Pandemic; Lockdown and Economic Crash – David Icke

DAVID ICKE – THE TRUTH BEHIND THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: COVID-19 LOCKDOWN & THE ECONOMIC CRASH

Book Review: Epiphanies from Under The Tamarind Tree – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Reblogged from:  Three Worlds One Vision
Epiphanies from Under The Tamarind Tree by Rosaliene Bacchus

by Rosaliene Bacchus

Reblogged from Anything is Possible!:

Click to visit the original postAt first I didn’t think I had much in common with Richard Cheong, the main character in Under the Tamarind Tree.  His story is set  in the country of Guiana during the 1950s and 60s during a time of political and personal danger which I have never experienced.  Richard’s father was Chinese and his mother was from India. His dream is to have a big chicken farm.

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New York History – 2009: Robert Simels and the Guyanese Roger Khan saga etc…

MobFellas: Simels, Gleeson, and Shargel

David Shaftel | The Village Voice

Legendary local attorney Robert Simels is only being punished for representing some of New York’s most unredeemable gangsters, say some in local legal circles. Kind of a what-goes-around-comes-around situation.

Simels not only lawyered for mafia turncoat Henry Hill – on whose life GoodFellas was based – but also some of the biggest Latino and black drug kingpins of the ’80s and ’90s. AND NOW, SIMELS HIMSELF IS IN DEEP TROUBLE. He has been indicted for allegedly tampering with witnesses in a case revolving around a comparatively little-known Guyanese drug gangster, Shaheed “Roger” Khan.     Continue reading

HEALTHCARE – Visualizing the History of Pandemics by Death Toll- InfoGraphic

The History of Pandemics –
Pan·dem·ic /panˈdemik/ (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.

As humans have spread across the world, so have infectious diseases. Even in this modern era, outbreaks are nearly constant, though not every outbreak reaches pandemic level as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has.

The History of Pandemics, by Death Toll

The history of pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to the ongoing COVID-19 event, ranked by their impact on human life.

This visualization is a must-see.
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Guyana Elections 2000 — Comedy of Errors or Circus of Terrors? – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

Organizing free and fair elections is more important than the result itself.

The people who cast the votes decide nothing the people who count the votes decide everything.
Count me in as one of the bona fide Guyanese who was glad to know that the elections to decide who governs Guyana would be taking place on March 2, and even happier to know that there would be a team of observers (Organization of American States) headed by former Prime Minister of Jamaica Bruce Golding. Former Barbados Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, is heading the Commonwealth Observer team. In place were all the elements to ensure that there would be
no element(s) of recurrence of the past — accusations of riggings, fraud, loud shouting and foul mouthing as was the case in the previous election of 2015.        Continue reading

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