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A Nation Unmade by War by Tom Engelhardt – From the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog

Three Worlds One Vision

United States Counterterror War Locations 2015-2017

United States Counterterror War Locations 2015-2017
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Embarrassing spectacle. Treasonous. National security crisis. These are some of the reactions to the Helsinki Summit between Presidents Trump and Putin on July 16, 2018. Some among us believe that Trump is responsible for all that’s wrong with America. Not so, Tom Engelhardt reminds us in his latest book, A Nation Unmade by War (Haymarket Books, May 2018).

In A Nation Unmade by War, Engelhardt focuses on “a nation increasingly unsettled and transformed by spreading wars to which most of its citizens were, at best, only half paying attention.” He views Trump’s election as “part of the costs of those wars come home” and envisages that America’s 45th president “might preside over the most precipitous decline of a truly dominant power in history, one only recently considered at the height of its glory.”

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The $20 Billion Question for Guyana – By Clifford Krauss – New York Times

The $20 Billion Question for Guyana

This largely underdeveloped country on South America’s northern Atlantic coast is the unlikely setting for the world’s next big oil boom. But is it ready to handle the riches? ….READ MORE

New York Times report on Guyana leaves a bad taste in the mouth – By Mohamed Hamaludin

New York Times report on Guyana leaves a bad taste in the mouth


Down the years, some foreign journalists have written about Guyana in the most cavalier fashion, sometimes departing from the truth in startling manner. A few decades ago, there was a report making the rounds of one of them who actually wrote about the country without leaving Timehri – now Cheddi B. Jagan — International Airport, describing it as a place overrun with mud.

Clifford Krauss has lived up to that tradition with his lengthy July 20 New York Times report which I read online. Krauss, the bureau chief in Buenos Aires and Toronto of one of the world’s best newspapers, was writing about the discovery of oil in Guyana and cautioning about the potential blessings and curse of the oil industry. It is obvious in the story, headlined, “The $20 billion question for Guyana after oil find,” that he is knowledgeable of the industry. That is not surprising because he is also, according to a note at the end of the story, “a national energy business correspondent based in Houston.”But when it comes to Guyana, it is a different story. The opening two paragraphs are not only inaccurate but also downright offensive:         Continue reading

Financial Problems Facing Many Today – TED talk by Elizabeth White

An honest look at the personal finance crisis

In this surprising talk, Elizabeth White opens up about a problem few people are willing to talk about: personal finances.

Millions of baby boomers like her are moving into their senior years with empty pockets, and right behind them is a younger generation facing the same challenges. Join this honest conversation about financial trouble: how to face it, and how to survive it.

PROFILE: Dr Sonia Noel: Living with Intention! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr Sonia Noel: Living with Intention! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Sonia Noel is a dynamic, hardworking and selfless motivator. She is prepared to traverse many a mile to bring comfort and cheer and to lift the spirits of others. For Sonia, no mountain is too high, and no challenge is too difficult to overcome; all it takes is belief in oneself. She is a prime example of self-confidence and the ability to triumph over the odds.

Sonia Noel was born in Bartica in Guyana. Bartica is a mining town that is at the confluence of the Cuyuni and Mazaruni Rivers. Sonia’s mom is Claudia and her dad is Patrick Noel. Although Sonia’s formative years were spent in Bartica the family lived in Robb Street, in Georgetown, for a brief period.

PROFILE – Dr. Sonia Noel – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Disruptive technologies: The 6 Forces Transforming the Future of Healthcare – Infographic

The 6 Forces Transforming the Future of Healthcare – Infographic

Disruptive technologies are advancing healthcare at an extraordinary pace.

By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the internet, and many of these devices will be tracking the health data of individuals. This will empower consumers in an exciting way, but it will also fundamentally shift how healthcare companies work and interact with their customers.

Today’s infographic comes to us from Publicis Health and it is the introduction to a seven-part series about the future of healthcare, and how companies will have to adapt to stay relevant.


The smartphone boom has changed the consumer experience in practically every industry, and it is now cascading into the healthcare market:                 Continue reading

Opposition of Trump’s nominee – A serious indictment on American morality – By Yvonne Sam

Opposition of Trump’s nominee – A serious indictment on American morality

By Yvonne Sam

It may be viewed as a flaw be seen as a flaw and a blessing so distressing, having a Supreme Court Justice willing to uphold the rule of law,

On July 9, President Donald Trump nominated federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. In a televised address from the East Room of the White House, the President said, “There is no one in America more qualified for this position—and no one more deserving,” he said. “This incredibly qualified nominee deserves a swift confirmation and robust, bipartisan support.”

Like Justices Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas, Judge Kavanaugh is a constitutional “originalist,” someone who interprets the United States Constitution as its framers originally intended.      Continue reading

Shooting a World First Expedition on the Essequibo River in Guyana – By Jon Williams

Shooting a World First Expedition on the Essequibo River in Guyana

UG to Launch Alumni Associations in Toronto, London and Washington

UG to Launch Alumni Associations in Toronto, London and Washington

UG will first rejuvenate the Toronto Guild of Graduates on Thursday, and will launch an alumni association in London on August 3. That event is titled “Reignite” and is billed from 6-8pm at the Tropicana Community Services Hall at 1385 Huntingwood Drive Scarborough , MIS 3J1, Ontario.

The theme ‘Reignite’ is being used since a UG Guild of Graduates has been working since the early 1970’s under the leadership of Harry Hergash and a dedicated group in Canada.            Continue reading

Guyana: “Leisure Inn Hotel” – New Amsterdam, Berbice hotel opens doors

G$400M New Amsterdam hotel opens doors

Leisure Inn Hotel

Sunday night, July 15, 2018 saw the cutting of the ribbon and the opening of its doors to the first class facility. Many in attendance were dazzled and anticipated a viewing of the building’s exquisite, yet modern interior.

An investment of over $400M, the proprietors expressed that it was an intention of theirs to raise the bar of service offered in Berbice.    Continue reading

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