Category Archives: Philosophy

Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently….. Here’s How. – Politico Magazine

A crisis on this scale can reorder society in dramatic ways, for better or worse. Here are 34 big thinkers’ predictions for what’s to come.

For many Americans right now, the scale of the coronavirus crisis calls to mind 9/11 or the 2008 financial crisis—events that reshaped society in lasting ways, from how we travel and buy homes, to the level of security and surveillance we’re accustomed to, and even to the language we use.

Politico Magazine surveyed more than 30 smart, macro thinkers this week, and they have some news for you: Buckle in. This could be bigger.

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Coronavirus: Lockdown … by Fr. Richard Hendricks, OFM

Lockdown  ….. Fr. Richard Hendricks, OFM     

Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.
But,
They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
You can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
The sky is no longer thick with fumes
But blue and grey and clear.          Continue reading

Violence Against Women: The Greatest Human Rights Violation on the Planet is Misogyny!

         International Women’s Day – 08 March 2020

The Greatest Human Rights Violation on the Planet is Misogyny!

David Leser | The Sydney Morning Herald

It is no small task trying to unpack the history of any kind of hatred, especially if that hatred is misogyny and the harm men do to women.

For the past 10 days – ever since the horrifying murders in Brisbane of Hannah Clarke and her three children, Aaliyah, 6, Laianah, 4 and Trey, 3 – I’ve been trying to come to grips all over again with what it is that men do to women with their fists, their guns, their knives, their petrol containers, their unspeakable acts of violence. And why?

All the women killed on their way home, or in their homes, or just anywhere they happen to be – stabbed in the chest, shot in the head, viciously bashed, set on fire, found in a park, dumped behind a hedge, slumped against a wall, stuffed into the back of a ute – and all this documented with heartbreaking regularity by researchers for an organisation that should never exist: Destroy the Joint’s Counting Dead Women Australia.             Continue reading

Guyana’s 50th Republic Anniversary – National Awards announced

GOLDEN JUBILEE – FEBRUARY 23, 2020

On the occasion of the 50th Republic Anniversary of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger, MSS, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Chancellor of the Orders of Guyana is pleased to make the following appointments under the Order of Roraima and the Order of Service of Guyana.

Order of Roraima

  1. Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados

Order of Service

Cacique’s Crown of Honour

  1. The Right Reverend Charles Alexander Davidson
  2. Dr. Abraham Agustus Clemwood Fung-A-Fat
  3. Dr. Neville Bhagwandeen Gobin
  4. Edmond Montague Grant
  5. Professor John Edward Greene
  6. Dr. Cecil Edward Harricharran            Continue reading

U.S.– Bigoted pasts return to haunt top Democratic presidential candidates seeking black votes

 — By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Corey Booker, Kamala Harris and Deval Patrick’s exiting the race for the Democratic presidential nomination leaves only white candidates, some carrying baggage that diminishes their appeal to African Americans.

Joe Biden claims the African American vote because he was Barack Obama’s vice president. But, as a Delaware senator, he vehemently opposed busing, saying in a 1975 newspaper interview recently unearthed by The Washington Post: “The real problem with busing is that you take [white] people who aren’t racist, people who are good citizens, who believe in equal education and opportunity, and you stunt their children’s intellectual growth by busing them to an inferior school. … I do not buy the concept, popular in the ’60s, which said, ‘We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and…in order to even the score, we must now give the black man a head start or even hold the white man back.’”            Continue reading

GUYANA-50: Commemorative Stamps, Golden Medallion unveiled for Jubilee anniversary

DPI, Guyana, Monday, February 17, 2020

President David Granger last evening (February 16, 2020), attended the launch of the 50th Republic Anniversary Commemorative Stamp and Gold Medallion at the Umana Yana, High Street, Kingston, Georgetown.

President Granger, who was accompanied by First Lady,  Sandra Granger, said the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana is a defining moment in history.

There are four stamps each carrying their own illustrationContinue reading

“Certainty” by Brazilian Poet Carlos Machado – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision – ~ Guyana – Brazil – USA

“Certainty” by Brazilian Poet Carlos Machado – by Rosaliene Bacchus

My Poetry Corner February 2020 features the poem “Certainty” (Certo) from the poetry collection Glass Bird (Pássaro de Vidro) by Carlos Machado, a Brazilian poet and journalist. Born in 1951 in Muritiba, Bahia, Northeast Brazil, Machado earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the Federal University of Bahia. He studied journalism at the Faculty of Cásper Libero in São Paulo, where he lives since 1980.

He is the creator and editor of the fortnightly bulletin, poesia.net, dedicated mainly to the promotion of contemporary Brazilian poets.

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PHILOSOPHY: Five Lessons To Live By – Dr. Wayne Dyer – A Truly Inspiring Video

FIVE Lessons To Live By – Dr. Wayne Dyer (Truly Inspiring)

Wayne Walter Dyer (May 10, 1940 – August 29, 2015) was an American self-help author and a motivational speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones (1976), is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 100 million copies sold to date.[1]

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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: New Berbice passport office commissioned in New Amsterdam

The new passport office in New Amsterdam, Berbice.

DG Harmon was at the time officially declaring open the Department of Citizenship’s $57.5M Immigration office in Canje, New Amsterdam, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six).

At the simple ceremony, Harmon said Government has a responsibility to ensure that State services are available to all citizens, regardless of geographic location, political affiliation or any other factor. He noted that this was the first vision outlined by President David Granger when he assumed office in May 2015.        Continue reading

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