Category Archives: Philosophy

Guyana Memories: “I’ll always Remember” and “I’ll never Forget” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Dave Martins with Farrier

Like so many Guyanese and many other nationals around the world, I am a Dave Martins fan. I love his music with that rich bouncy Caribbean beat. I love his lyrics, always with something to learn and think about. And during the past decade or so, I have come to enjoy reading his weekly column in the Sunday Stabroek News.

In a more recent article entitled “Lessons I never forgot”, in which he was reflecting on his learning experiences while an up-and-coming musical entertainer, I couldn’t help observing his use of the term, “I never forgot”,  which was in the Headline.  It got me to thinking of something I was doing unwittingly for many decades, with the use of that term,  “I’ll never forget”, and it’s twin, “I’ll always remember”, and realised that somehow I was using both terms, which I suppose means the same thing, very selectively.    Continue reading

Profile: The late Romesh Singh – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Romesh Singh -Engineer, Activist and Teacher

Romesh Singh, also known as Romesh Chandra Dutt was a person of many interests. He built radios and radars, set up communication links that brought the world closer and never lost sight of the fact that ordinary people matter. Romesh was one of the foremost telecommunications engineers of his generation that designed complex systems.

He was unassuming but firm in his convictions, and above all, he had an abiding love for his homeland, Guyana.

When you were with Romesh you knew that he stood for what was right. He did not play around with words, or said one thing and meant something else. Romesh was the genuine article, a scholar with varied interests, outspoken in his views, and always giving of his best to the community.

Read more: Profile – Romesh Singh = By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

UK Councils Condemned For ‘Shameful’ Rebranding of Black History Month 

Appropriation row comes as councils scrap the Black History Month name in favour of celebrations of all different ethnicities

Sally Weale and Robert Booth | The Guardian UK

For more than 30 years, Black History Month has been a fixture in Britain’s cultural calendar, celebrated every October in schools and at tens of thousands of events across the country.

But this year the event is at the centre of an appropriation row as campaigners complain that a number of councils have scrapped the name, describing it instead as a celebration of all different ethnicities.        Continue reading

“Male and female He created them” – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in to the US Supreme Court - 6 October 2018

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court – October 6, 2018
Photo Credit: The Press Democrat

Despite sexual assault allegations, on October 6, 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court. His contentious nomination process before the male-dominated Senate Committee hammered home the gnawing reality: Women have yet to achieve equal footing with men under our legal system.

To achieve what may have been a lifelong ambition, Kavanaugh exposed his “two spirited daughters” to the public bashing of his integrity. Has he used the sexual allegations – which he has denied with tears and anger – as a teaching moment for his ten- and thirteen-year old daughters? Has he considered the possibility that his daughters could one day suffer the same trauma as his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford?

Ford did not tell her parents what had happened that summer day while she was out with…

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Sexual violence is the savage manifestation of female domination – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Sexual violence is the savage manifestation of female domination

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

A healer to the sexually brutalized and a survivor of such brutality — the Norwegian Nobel Committee selects them for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

The year is 1999 and Denis Mukwege, a French-trained gynecologist, opens the Panzi Hospital to treat women brutalized by war in his native Congo, dubbed the rape capital of the world.

Performing around 10 surgical operations in 18-hour days, Mukwege treats more than 85,000 women, 50,000 of them survivors of wartime rape. In a United Nations speech in September 2012, he denounces  “violence against women and rape as a strategy of war.” A month later, he escapes an assassination attempt because he is not at home at the time and goes into exile in Europe for three months. He returns after women in the area served by his hospital sell their crops to pay for his plane ticket.    Continue reading

Why Are Most Caribbean Governments Ignoring A $500 Billion Marijuana Industry?

Potentially A $500 Billion Industry … recreational cannabis in Canada from Oct. 17th. 2018

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Legal Marijuana in Canada

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 12, 2018: As per usual, most Caribbean governments are lagging behind the 8th ball when it comes to the multi-billion-dollar industry of marijuana – a herb that easily grown in the region and has for many decades now.

The snail like movement in some nations and the non-movement in most others, come as Vivien Azer, the only pot analyst from a major Wall Street research house, claimed this week that that the market could be one day worth $500 billion.     Continue reading

Medical Research: Averting Black Fate—-Setting  the Record straight – By Yvonne Sam

Averting Black Fate—-Setting  the Record straight.

By Yvonne Sam

Long history of U. S Blacks being at the receiving end of medical abuse disguised as research.

Currently in modern day America there exists within the Black community an increasing trepidation and wariness with any type of health care provider and especially when they are taking something from the black population. Notably the Tuskegee experiment and other reported abuses against African American have contributed to Black people steering clear of medical research projects http://time.com/3208886/whistleblower-claims-cdc-covered-up-data-showing-vaccine-autism-link.

Now in an attempt to overcome this deepening incertitude the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, is if only to reach its goal of gathering a diverse group of participants in South Florida engaged in a massive medical research study called “All of Us.” The latter-mentioned is the service mark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is a more vendible and trafficable name for what is known in the medical industry as precision medicine initiative http://med.miami.edu/news/miller-school-and-collaborators-in-nih-all-of-us-research-program-awarded-4.       Continue reading

Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship Fund – Mc Master University

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Did  Feminism provoke Toxic Masculinity? – By Yvonne Sam

Did  Feminism provoke Toxic Masculinity?

– By Yvonne Sam

In the search for the truth consider beginning at the root.

I listened with rapt attention to the testimonies of both the sexually assaulted professor Christine Blasey –Forde and the aggressor likely Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  With equal intensity along with the rest of the world, ( or so I think) I listened to female after female recount their  tales , some more explicitly detailed than others of being at the receiving end of undesirable and unsolicited male advances.

While the political imbroglio deepened, women took to the streets in major U. S cities to highlight women’s issues, and to ensure that their voices were heard especially where it pertained to the likely voting for Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Judge, a position that he would occupy for the rest of his living and giving years. Say NO for Judge Kavanaugh was the popular chant. .    Continue reading

UK TV Program: “This Is Your Life” – Featuring Muhammad Ali – video

UK TV Program: “This Is Your Life” – Featuring Muhammad Ali…. (1974)

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