Category Archives: Personalities

EDUCATION: Technology is Shaping the Future – Disrupting Education as we know it- Visual Capitalist

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Technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, and now it seems that education systems around the world are due for an update.

Educators are tapping into the digital revolution and adopting new technologies to help students reach their full potential, but can they adapt quickly enough to prepare children for the changing future of work?

The Growing Role of Tech in Classrooms

Today’s infographic from Best Education Degrees explores the different ways technology is transforming classrooms, and disrupting education as we know it.

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USA – Two Nations Under God – commentary – by: The Economist

It is not clear that they can be persuaded to vote Democrat, however

THE ECONOMIST | Nashville, Tennessee and Keller, Texas 

Set in the bucolic countryside on the edge of Nashville, Christ Presbyterian Church is a stately building where, in normal times, hundreds of evangelical Christians gather to worship. On a recent Sunday a smaller, socially distanced congregation assembled to hear the preacher speak on the eighth chapter of the gospel of Mark, in which Jesus asks his disciples:

“Who do people say I am?”      Continue reading

In memory of: Sydney Norman Abdool – 1927-2021 – By: Geoff Burrowes

– By: Geoff Burrowes

My brother in law Norman died on March 1. 2021, and in his passing we lost a great Guyanese Canadian.

I was blessed to marry into my boss’ family, the Sydney Abdools.

Norman was the eldest, then Marjorie Fredericks, Freddy, Beryl Fredericks and  many years after that, Barbara Magalee and my wife, Norma the baby of the family. When I got to know Norman he was tall and slim and elegant, a handsome man with a dry sense of humour which salted his view of life, often.    Continue reading

Guyana SPEAKS: Legacy of Andrew Watson (1856-1921) – first black international footballer – 8th March 2021 at 7pm GMT

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Please note Guyana SPEAKS will be hosting a one-off special event on the life and legacy of the first black international footballer, Andrew Watson (1856-1921).  Given the circumstances of his birth, this event will also include a broader overview of Guyana’s 19th century history and its links to the people of Scotland.
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To attend this virtual event on Monday, 8th March 2021 at 7pm GMT, please register via the eventbrite link below:        Continue reading

Guyana condemns overflight of Eteringbang by Venezuelan fighter jets

A Russian-made Venezuelan air force Sukhoi fighter jet. (en.mercopress.com)
A Russian-made Venezuelan air force Sukhoi fighter jet. (en.mercopress.com)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today said that two Venezuelan fighter jets overflew Eteringbang in Region Seven, the latest act of aggression aimed at Guyana.

A statement from the ministry said that yesterday at approximately 13:20 hrs., two Russian-made Venezuelan army Sukhoi SU 30 fighter jets, overflew the community of Eteringbang and the airstrip at a very low altitude of 1500 feet.

The fighter jets circled the location once before proceeding in an easterly direction, the statement said.          Continue reading

CANADA: This 26-year-old Toronto man is the youngest-ever TTC commissioner – CTV News

Saron Fanel Videojournalist, CTV News Toronto –  Thursday, February 25, 2021

TTC: Modern streetcar

TORONTO — Fenton Jagdeo has been riding the Toronto subway since he was a baby.

Jagdeo’s family is from Guyana, but he was born and raised in the city’s North York neighbourhood.   He still lives there today.

At 26 years old, Jagdeo is the youngest-ever commissioner to serve on the TTC board. He also adds diversity to the board of 10 members.        Continue reading

CRICKET: West Indies vs Sri Lanka 1st CG Insurance T20I Highlights – March 3, 2021 – VIDEO

– Pollard hits 666666 in 6th over!

Windies Cricket Channel. Reporting on the first of three T20 matches to be played between Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

This match was played in Antigua on March 03, 2021. The West Indies won by four wickets.

Short Stories: Tacuba – By Geoff Burrowes

 – By Geoff Burrowes

There is a word in the Guyanese lexicon: Tacuba

     I’m not sure where the word originates but my understanding is that it refers to a tree or branch that has fallen into a creek or river and over a period of time the bark and the softwood have been worn away by the action of the water, leaving a piece of almost indestructible hardwood.

In our camping days when we came cross a tacuba we would burn it in the fire overnight and it would burn right into the early hours of the morning.      Continue reading

AIR TRAVEL: How will covid-19 change travel? | The Economist

How will covid-19 change travel? | The Economist

The falling cost and increasing speed of long-distance travel. Cheaper air fares, rising incomes and more leisure time have made foreign trips routine and a holiday abroad accessible to many in the rich world wishing to escape their daily stress.
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The covid-19 pandemic has devastated the travel industry. But as vaccines are rolled out and global travel slowly picks up, how will the industry evolve, and will holidays ever be the same again?

Black History Month: The enduring grace of Dr. Phil Edwards of British Guiana (Guyana)

SPORTSNET.CA – By Stephen Loung   

Dr. Phil Edwards was a Guyanese immigrant who represented Canada in three Olympic Games between 1928 and ’36.

A middle-distance runner, Edwards earned the nickname “Man of Bronze” by winning five bronze medals across those three Games. He was Canada’s most decorated Olympian until short-track speed-skater Marc Gagnon tied his mark in 2002. Cindy Klassen later surpassed it with her sixth medal during the 2006 Winter Games.             Continue reading