Category Archives: Military

Guyana, US to activate Shiprider agreement for air; maritime anti-drugs fight

Guyana and the United States (US) would be activating a 19-year old Shiprider Agreement that would allow the two countries to interdict drug traffickers, the US State Department said ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit.

“Following the Secretary’s visit, a bilateral Shiprider Agreement will come into force, enabling joint maritime and airspace patrols to interdict narcotics,” according to a fact sheet issued by Mr. Pompeo’s office.      Continue reading

Briefing With Senior State Department Official On Mike Pompeo’s visit to Guyana and Region

Guyana Politics: Irfaan Ali sworn in as President – Mark Phillips as PM, Jagdeo as Vice President

Pres. Irfaan Ali

Stabroek News – August 2, 2020

Mohamed Irfaan Ali, 40,  was today declared the 9th Executive President of Guyana by GECOM Chairperson, Claudette Singh.

He was later sworn in as President at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre after a series of fast-moving events. Former GDF Chief of Staff Mark Phillips was sworn in as Prime Minister and former President Bharrat Jagdeo was sworn in as Vice President. Anil Nandlall was sworn in as Attorney General and Gail Teixeira as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.              

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AFRICA: Wake UP CALL: Still Colonies Controlled – By Design – By European Nations – VIDEO

MUST WATCH, finally FRANCE Signed to STOP Africa Countries to Deposit fund with France central bank

Premiered Jul 27, 2020

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GUYANA HISTORY: The Demerara Slave Uprising in August 1823 – Hundreds executed

From Guyanastory – By Dr. Odeen Ishmael

RUMOURS OF FREEDOM OF SLAVES – 1823

Slavery Uprising in British Guiana (Guyana)

In England, some organisations were established to campaign for the abolition of slavery in the British colonies. These included the Baptist Missionary Society, the London Missionary Society, the Church Missionary Society, the British and Foreign Bible Society, the Methodist Society, and the Anti-Slavery Society formed in 1823.

The Anti-Slavery Society was very influential since among its members were the Quakers and important Members of Parliament including William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson and Fowell Buxton. In April 1823 Buxton presented a motion in the House of Commons calling for a gradual abolition of slavery in all British colonies, but it was defeated because the majority felt that abolition of slavery would leave the planters without a labour force. Instead, measures to ameliorate the condition of slaves were adopted. These ordered that female slaves should not be whipped as punishment and drivers should not carry whips in the field.      Continue reading

Venezuela: Trump slams Guaidó while expressing openness in speaking with Maduro

Trump slams Guaidó while expressing openness in speaking with Maduro

Trump and Guaido

By Paul Antonopoulos | June 22, 2020

In what potentially could be a radical change in Washington’s policy towards Venezuela, U.S. president Donald Trump confessed that he has had doubts about his decision to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president of the South American country.

Trump revealed in an interview with Axios in the Oval Office what he thinks about the self-proclaimed wannabe president of Venezuela, Guaidó, and even confessed that he “would maybe think” of meeting personally with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who has already publicly expressed his willingness to talk with the American president.          Continue reading

Britain’s History: Why Churchill is accused of being a racist? …. Here is the answer.

Racial views of Winston Churchill   (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Sir Winston Churchill

Throughout his life, Winston Churchill made numerous explicit(statements on race and his views on race contributed to his decisions and actions in British politics. From the late 20th century onwards, these attitudes resulted in a reappraisal of his life achievements and work by both British historians and the public in the context of his being Britain’s nationally celebrated wartime leader.

Churchill, author of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, was of the view that British domination, in particular through the British Empire, was a result of social Darwinism. He had a hierarchical perspective of race, believing white people were most superior and black people the least. Churchill advocated against black or indigenous self-rule in Africa, Australia, the Americas and the Caribbean.    Continue reading

BOOK: A virus called Wuhan-400 causes outbreak … in a Dean Koontz thriller from 1981. – Commentary

How is it that some books appear to prophesy events?

The Eyes of Darkness features a Chinese military lab in Wuhan that creates a virus as a bio-weapon; civilians soon become sick after accidentally contracting it

In fact, the one lab in China able to handle the deadliest viruses is in Wuhan and helped sequence the novel coronavirus the world is currently battling

Kate Whitehead | South China Morning Post

The Eyes of Darkness, a 1981 thriller by bestselling suspense author Dean Koontz, tells of a Chinese military lab that creates a virus as part of its biological weapons programme. The lab is located in Wuhan, which lends the virus its name, Wuhan-400. A chilling literary coincidence or a case of writer as unwitting prophet?                  Continue reading

BOOK: YEARS OF HIGH HOPES: A Portrait of British Guiana, 1952–1956, from an American Family’s Letters Home – By Dorothy Irwin

GUYANA: Looking back from the 50th Republic Jubilee

 YEARS OF HIGH HOPES: A Portrait of British Guiana, 1952–1956, from an American Family’s Letters Home

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The Letters of Marian and Howard Irwin

Edited and with an Introduction by Dorothy Irwin

The anniversary of Guyana’s 50th year as a republic is a natural time to look back and to reflect on how much has been accomplished and how much has changed since the wind-down of the not-so-distant colonial era. The startlingly detailed depiction of life in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana), presented in Years of High Hopes casts light on a seminal period of the colony’s push toward nationhood.

Howard Irwin was the first of several Americans to arrive by way of a Fulbright grant at Queen’s College, where he taught biology. The letters and journal entries that make up this book were written by him and his wife, Marian Irwin, and sent to their parents in the U.S. during the three and a half years the couple lived in Georgetown. A candid, unofficial American perspective, the book presents news-making incidents as they punctuate everyday life in the capital and beyond.        Continue reading

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) `fit for role’ – President Granger

A section of the participating Officers at this year's Annual Officers' Conference of the Guyana Defence Force. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)
A section of the participating Officers at this year’s Annual Officers’ Conference of the Guyana Defence Force. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

An excerpt of the President’s address follows:

The Defence Force has effected organisational change in order to better identify and deter threats to territorial integrity and the national patrimony. The past five years have witnessed the Force’s regularization, reorganization and recapitalization.          Continue reading