Category Archives: Philosophy

U.K.: The American beauty and the British prince are right to want their own fairy tale – By Mohamed Hamaludin

— By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

A beautiful American actress falls in love with a British prince and he with her. They marry and she becomes a duchess. They have a son and live happily ever after.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

NOT…….

That is how the story is supposed to end but this is not the typical fairy tale couple. Meghan Markle is part African American and part white and her relationship with Prince Harry has been beset by racism from the beginning. The duchess and her prince have now decided to find their own happily ever after.

Friends introduced Markle, a divorcee and star of the hit television show “Suits,” to Harry, Duke of Sussex and grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, in London, in July 2016. They dated in secret for three months, then became engaged and a statement said the queen and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh “wish them every happiness.”        Continue reading

See how the media reports on Harry and Meghan compared to William and Kate.

Here Are 20 Headlines Comparing Meghan Markle To Kate Middleton That May Show Why She And Prince Harry Are Cutting Off Royal Reporters

Over the years, Meghan has been shamed for the same things for which her sister-in-law, Kate, has been praised.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) didn’t just shockingly “step back” as senior members of the royal family this week — they gave the UK media a big “fuck-you” for years of what they said was biased and unfair coverage.

The couple’s new website on breaking up with years of royal protocol laid out — among a lot of other things — their media strategy, stating that they will no longer participate in the traditional royal press system that grants exclusive access to a select group of UK outlets.

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Guyana Cultural Assoc. of Montreal: Black History Month Celebration: February 23. 2020

GUYANA CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF MONTREAL

Presents 2020 BLACK  HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

Reverend Dr. Vernon Johns was a very influential “negro” minister in the earliest days of the N.A.A.C.P. and other African-American groups fighting for civil rights. Johns is considered by many to be the father of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement. Before Malcolm X, before Martin Luther King Jr., Vernon Johns took the first step on the long road to freedom. Reverend Johns had a lasting effect both personally and professionally on Martin Luther King Jr.

Open to the General Public

Date:                                              February 23, 2020  

Time:                                               4.00 p. m –7.00 p. m

Venue:                                             St. Paul’s  Anglican Church

3970, Cote-Ste Catherine Road.  H3T 1E3

Bus 129.          Metro—Cote-Ste.-Catherine

Refreshments  will be served.

SEE YOU THERE

Guyana: The African-Guyanese woman many Indians wrongly dislike – By Freddie Kissoon

Guyana Politics: A look at the 2020 landscape – By GHK Lall

 December 26, 2019

OPINION by GHK Lall

I must be optimistic; I have to be, or there is nothing. So what do I say and share with my fellow Guyanese, countrymen and countrywomen all? To be blunt, as we put the holidays behind us, I really don’t know. Or more precisely, I am at a loss as to where to start. But again, I must try.

I must find it within myself to hope that men will put the interests of this country first. There are a lot of new voices and new faces, but they fall short. I trust President David Granger to be the man and leader, who could take us places. The others are not even a pale shadow in comparison. And by that, I mean his peers and his competitors. I like Messrs. Ramkarran and Jonas, but as for the rest, I am troubled. They have too many of their own troubles. I will go with Mr. Granger, because I believe his heart is in the right place and his hands are not sticky. Both are imperatives for me.    Continue reading

An Obituary..for COMMON SENSE – London Times UK

An Obituary..for COMMON SENSE.

— Absolutely Dead Brilliant!!

 ….printed in the London Times. UK.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, COMMON SENSE, who has been with us for many years.

No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

– Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
– Why the early bird gets the worm;
– Life isn’t always fair;
– And maybe it was my fault.      Continue reading

Guyana: Overseas Guyanese celebrate 40th Christmas party in Georgetown

Brian and Pauline Clarke, left, standing, and Rev. Mavis Nurse, left front, sitting, along with volunteers after a rewarding afternoon of giving, at their 40th Annual Christmas party in Lodge Village, Georgetown, Guyana.

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Guyana: Reflections on gas and oil discovery: How does the Diaspora fit in? – By Lear Matthews

 — By Lear Matthews

Dear Guyana, you’re now an open door
You are attracting droves of folks to your shores
You’re ranked number one for the eco tours
A lot has changed since oil is dripping from your pores”

(Ronald Daniels, Guyanese-Online 12/24/19).

The question that belies the observation in this opening poetic verse is to what extent does the attracted “droves of folks” include the Guyanese Diaspora? Following the pomp and ceremony of Guyana’s 50th independence anniversary in 2015 attended by thousands in the Diaspora, there has been much reflection on that unprecedented milestone in Guyanese history by those residing within and outside that nation-state. So too is contemplative attention now warranted about the ramifications of recent gas and oil discovery.        Continue reading

Guyana: Govt. transactions sluggish; generate cost for both citizens and firms – IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has reported that Guyana is the lowest ranked country in Latin America when it comes to the speedy services when transacting businesses with Government institutions.

Doing such requires a lot of effort; from waiting at counters, filling forms reading communications, seeking information, sending letters or even learning to use a new system or website. In brief are all time consuming.
According to the 2019 data supplied by Transparency International citizens spend an average of five hours, and sometimes three or more visits to get one transaction completed.            Continue reading

Opinion: REFLECTION BEFORE RESOLUTION in 2020 — By Yvonne Sam

–By Yvonne Sam

Soon we will be arriving at the end of the year.  The end of the decade. The end of the first 20 years of the twenty first century.  On a cautionary note, before venturing into the realm of New Year resolutions, let us painstakingly reflect on what has come about so far in this century, for evil and for good.

First on the list is the explosion of social media. Which human being would have presaged that such a thing would literally change not only how we interact, but most of all how we live our lives?  Social media has quickened the flow of information around the world, and not necessarily for the better. Lies, distortions, innuendos, and personal hatred are spread just as rapidly (if not more so) than truth and facts.        Continue reading

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