Category Archives: Philosophy

OPINION: Are the Pastors doing enough? – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

— Sadly men of the cloth are not behaving as they ought.

Has the church lost its influence? Has it become weaker? Are the pastors hiding?

A shroud of darkness has enveloped the land, and I am yet to see the pastors make a historical stand. In 2015, I wrote an article denouncing the rising rate of femicide in Guyana, and called on, not only the government, but also the church, to make efforts to ensure that we stamped out the seeming Guyanese curse — that of our men being responsible for putting our women in hearses. www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2015/12/05/guyanese-women-find-themselves-in-a-catch-22-situation-2/.      Continue reading

The Great Relocation: Americans Are Relocating By The Millions Because They Can Feel What Is Coming

The Great Relocation: Americans Are Relocating By The Millions Because They Can Feel What Is Coming

Epic Economist video – November 23, 2020

Millions of Americans are getting out of big cities in a movement that is being called by analysts as The Great Relocation. Entire families that have moved to urban areas over the past decades are now relocating to smaller, safer cities amid mounting social turbulence, another spike in confirmed viral cases, looming lockdowns, and the increasing cost of living. Many have reported to feel that harder days are coming, while others without a job and federal assistance had no choice other than leaving their homes to find more affordable housing elsewhere.      Continue reading

Guyana SPEAKS: Stanley Greaves – 29th November 2020 at 2pm GMT/ 9am EST / 10am GYT

GUYANA SPEAKS – ZOOM PRESENTATION
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We are delighted to have as speakers: Stanley Greaves (in conversation with Akima McPherson), Grace Aneiza Ali, Maria del Pilar Kaladeen and Khadija Benn.
Guyana SPEAKS in two parts: Stanley Greaves, ‘Maker of Things,
Plus Migration and Women in the Guyanese Diaspora
Sunday, 29th November @2pm GMT / 9am EST / 10am GYT
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VIDEO: The sex-starved marriage | Michele Weiner-Davis | TEDxCU

6,188,344 views  Apr 29, 2014

Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW is an internationally renowned relationship expert, best-selling author, marriage therapist, and professional speaker. Among the first in her field to courageously speak out about the pitfalls of unnecessary divorce, Michele has been active in spearheading the now popular movement urging couples to make their marriages work and keep their families together.        Continue reading

In Guyana: The Primacy of Hope – By Dave Martins + Guyana Medley by The Tradewinds

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In years past, hearing outside about my country’s difficulties, I would come home to Guyana with Tradewinds to play music, or just to visit, often very concerned that I would find a joyless, dispirited people. It would be in my mind often as I was setting up the tours. I recall particularly the reactions to the endless lines in the “shortages” days, when even toilet paper was on ration. Instead, I would come home and find Guyanese, certainly complaining, but also upbeat, showing exuberance, finding things to laugh at.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Massive Hilton Hotel for McDoom; East Bank Demerara

Hilton
– Investors given ‘green light’ to start construction

A MEGA Hilton Hotel will soon tower over the community of McDoom on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD), where large businesses, particularly those related to the nascent oil-and-gas industry, have already started to ‘sprout.’      Continue reading

MUSIC: REGGAE: Bob Marley’s 30 greatest songs – ranked! – with Videos – The Guardian

Bob Marley

As Tuff Gong releases a limited edition series of Marley albums, we pick the greatest work of reggae’s biggest star

THE GUARDIAN – by 19 November 2020

30. Rude Boy (1965)

The ska-era Wailers launch themselves into the 60s Jamaican vogue for singles either praising or condemning the violent Kingston “rude boy” youth cult. Tellingly, given the socio-political songs that lay ahead of him, Marley focuses on the deprived circumstances that birthed the phenomenon: “Want it want it – can’t get it, get it get it – no want it.”                Continue reading

MUSIC: The Tradewinds Saga – By Dave Martins + Music video ‘Honeymooning Couple’

By Dave Martins –  November 15, 2020 – Stabroek News

Following a recent gyaff with my long-time Guyanese musician friend George Jardim, who was asking me about the emergence of the Tradewinds band, I wrote a few lines which I later saw as well-suited to this SO IT GO column. Here is what I wrote George:

Okay, Jardim. Soon after migrating to Toronto in 1955, and seeing all the entertainment spots operating there, six nights a week, I had my mind set on that market and a year or so after I landed I started a four-piece combo, The Latins, doing the usual Guyana mix of Latin, MOR pop, and kaiso.        Continue reading

US POLITICS: The President Is Golfing and Exercising White Male Privilege – Opinion

Robin Givhan | The Washington Post

Few images capture the position of privilege from which the president operates better than the ones that depict him at his golf club in Virginia. In several of the pictures, he isn’t playing the game — or even holding a club — but rather simply tooling around the course like a feudal lord in a golf cart with his personalized campaign baseball cap pulled low.        Continue reading

Poem by Jamaica’s Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison – by the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog

by Rosaliene BacchusThree Worlds One Vision ~ Guyana – Brazil – USA
Jamaica’s Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison (2017-2020)
Photo Credit: Pan American World Magazine (Photo by Hugh Wright)

My Poetry Corner November 2020 features the poem “Mother, the Great Stones Got to Move” from the 1995 poetry collection, To Us, All Flowers Are Roses, by Jamaica’s second Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison (2017-2020) and the first female to receive this honor. The eight of nine children, six boys and three girls, she was born in 1947 in Kingston, capital of the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica.        Continue reading