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Trump to meet with Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago in Florida

Trump to meet with Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago

www.msn.com/en-xl/latinamerica/-  19 March 2019

President Trump

President Donald Trump is slated to meet with the leaders of several Caribbean countries later this week at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the White House announced.

Trump will gather with the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia on Friday March 22, 2019 to reaffirm the White House’s “strong friendship with and commitment to these countries, and signal the importance of the Caribbean to the hemisphere,” the White House said in a statement.  Continue reading

USA: How Deregulation Made Flying More Dangerous – commentary

Boeing-737 Max 8

The FAA Let Boeing Certify the Safety of Its Own Planes

Terry H. Schwadron | DCReport New York Editor

Once the decision was made to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane last week, somehow it made sense. Until then, mysteriously, we were somehow still awaiting more information as country after country suspended their use. Indeed, the United States was the last to declare emergency grounding.

Did our FAA have some special knowledge here that other international agencies do not? Or was this lack of action the result of protectionist action for American business or political power? Was it the FAA or the president who delayed? And how, after all, is this looking out for the best safety interests of Americans?     Continue reading

UG-  Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference is scheduled for July 21-25, 2019

UG – University of Guyana News Release

The University of Guyana Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference is scheduled for July 21-25, 2019 at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel. The 2019 theme, Cultural Diversity and Innovation: Engaging the Diaspora for an Enhanced Caribbean Competitive Landscape will touch on many timely issues including best practices in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, economic growth, diversity and inclusion and the role of the Caribbean Diaspora.

Participants are invited from Guyana and the Caribbean, the Guyanese and Caribbean Diaspora communities, and faculty and students of the University of Guyana, to participate by: registering and attending, submitting proposals to be presenters and keynote speakers, applying to showcase work and products.

READ MORE: UG – Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference – July 21-25. 2019

IS BOEING CANCELING THE BOEING 737 MAX? – commentary

Boeing 737 MAX 8
Is Boeing Canceling the Boeing 737 MAX?

After the Ethiopian Flight ET302 crashed on Sunday, the whole world is still grieving the 157 victims of the disaster.

However, this is the second deadly Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash in the span of fewer than 6 months. Back in October, a Lion Air MAX 8 plunged into the sea on flight JT 610. The two accidents have raised quite a few safety concerns about the newest Boeing 737 jet.

Subsequently, after the crash in Ethiopia, airlines and aviation authorities have grounded MAX 8 jets. In just three days, almost all of the global Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet is sitting parked on the ground, generating millions of losses for airlines.

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New Zealand: The Longer History of the Christchurch Attacks – The New Republic

For over a century, the United States has played a role in inspiring and enabling white supremacy in Australia and New Zealand.

On Friday, an Australian white supremacist committed a monstrous act of violence against Muslim worshippers in New Zealand. The attack, which he live streamed, was steeped in the kind of global iconography and discourse that characterizes modern white supremacy.

The assailant played a song about convicted Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadžić as he approached the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, and his weapons bore further testament to the global resonances of contemporary white supremacy: One rifle apparently eulogized a Swedish girl who was murdered by an Uzbek immigrant in Stockholm, while another celebrated a Frankish nobleman who fought Muslim armies in Western France over a millennium ago. His manifesto cited U.S. white supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof as inspiration, and featured a diagram promoted by U.S. white supremacist David Duke on its cover.

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The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption by Dahr Jamail

Three Worlds One Vision

The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption is a work of investigative journalism by Dahr Jamail, conducted during the period April 2016 to July 2017 on the front lines of human-caused climate disruption. Having lived in Alaska for ten years (1996-2006), Jamail had witnessed the dramatic impact of global warming on the glaciers there.

Jamail’s original aim was to alert readers about “the urgency of our planetary crisis through firsthand accounts of what is happening to the glaciers, forest, wildlife, coral reefs, and oceans, alongside data provided by leading scientists who study them.” His reporting took him to climate disruption hot spots in Alaska, California, Florida, and Montana in the United States; Palau in the Western Pacific Ocean; Great Barrier Reef, Australia; and the Amazon Forest in Manaus, Brazil. His grief at what was happening to nature made him realize that “only…

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Airlines fear long grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopian crash

A Boeing Co. 737 Max8

PARIS/ADDIS ABABA,  (Reuters) – The grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets after the crash in Ethiopia has had no immediate financial impact on airlines using the planes, but it will get painful for the industry the longer they do not fly, companies and analysts said yesterday.

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed soon after take-off from Addis Ababa last weekend, killing 157 people, the second such calamity involving Boeing’s flagship new model after a jet came down off Indonesia in October with 189 people on board.

Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of the jet that crashed in Ethiopia as the global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to the disaster in Indonesia.

Air Canada and United Airlines on Friday became the first major carriers in North America to warn of negative financial implications to business as a consequence of the grounding of the Boeing planes.            Continue reading

The Linguistic Legacy of Indian-Guyanese – By Harry T. Hergash

 – By Harry T. Hergash  – April 21, 2014 – Stabroek News – In the Diaspora

Harry Hergash, a graduate of the University of Guyana, taught at the Annandale Government Secondary from 1964 to 1969. He immigrated to Canada in 1974.

EDITOR’s NOTE: Indian-Guyanese, the descendants of Indian immigrants, now comprise about 39.8% of the population of Guyana as reported in the 2012 Census; This is down from 43.4% in the 2002 Census; 48.6% in the 1991 Census and 51.9% in the 1980 Census. (see 2012 Census note at the end of this article}.

The everyday speech of the majority of this segment of the population, especially those living in rural communities, is peppered with words of Indic origin. Most of these words relate to items of food, kitchen utensils, terminology identifying family members and other relatives, names and terminology associated with religious holidays and worship, and names of vegetables and plants.    Continue reading

Justice Anthony Carmona Becomes President of Trinidad and Tobago

Justice Anthony Carmona Becomes President of Trinidad and Tobago!

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Justice Anthony Carmona

Justice Anthony Carmona has had a distinguished record of service for his native Trinidad and Tobago, and for the international community as well. He is a Caribbeanist at heart. His student days in Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados enabled him to appreciate the diversity of the Caribbean and the possibilities that it offers for integration. Anthony’s visit to Guyana has shown him how rich the country is in human and economic resources.

It is hardly surprising that with his deportment and experience high honors would come his way. He was appointed to several top positions in the judicial system in Trinidad. A prestigious honor was conferred on him when he was elected on the first ballot as a United Nations prosecutor.

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BREXIT: MPs reject Theresa May’s “Second Deal” with E.U. by 149 votes

  •    NO DEAL VOTE on Wednesday 13 March 2019

May: I profoundly regret MPs’ decision

Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU withdrawal deal has been rejected by MPs for a second time, throwing her Brexit strategy into further confusion.

MPs voted down her deal by 391 to 242 – a smaller defeat than when they rejected it in January.

The PM said MPs will now get a vote on whether the UK should leave without a deal on 29 March and, if that fails, on whether Brexit should be delayed.

She said Tory MPs will get a free vote on a no-deal Brexit.

That means they can vote with their conscience rather than following the orders of party managers.        Continue reading

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