Category Archives: Philosophy

The negatives of ICT are now affecting all of us – By Adam Harris

The negatives of ICT are now affecting all of us

Jul 15, 2018  Features / Columnists,- By Adam Harris

When I was a boy growing up I heard talk about robots taking over jobs that people were doing. It sounded like science fiction, but it was not long before it became reality. People were afraid of the technology because they saw themselves being put on the sidelines.

It turned out that as technology developed new jobs appeared. The centres that produced cars introduced robots. Soon robots controlled the assembly line and of course, cars were produced faster and with near impeccable finishes.          Continue reading

The issue of rape – For Guyana’s children is there an escape? – By Yvonne Sam

The issue of rape – For Guyana’s children is there an escape?

By Yvonne Sam

Children are a country’s valuable resource. When will Guyana tackle the scourge– Rape?

The issue of rape has reared its ugly head again ( Kaieteur News, July 13, 2018),  especially as it pertains to females who have not even attained tweenhood. It is blatantly apparent Even to the severely myopic that sexual perversion, enmeshed with unchecked lunacy is running rampant in Guyana.

There are some issues that just cannot be swept under the rug, and others once swept under is soon rejected.Sexual Assault Awareness Month was celebrated in April, and Guyana joined with several other countries to celebrate SAAM under the theme “Embrace your Voice.” The teal ribbon was adopted as a symbol of sexual assault awareness and prevention. What is being done about the children? What plans are being put in place to further strengthen existing ones to stem this scourge?        Continue reading

After 25 Years of Being Homeless, – By Gregory P Smith | The Guardian UK

After 25 Years of Being Homeless, I Learned There’s One Simple Thing You Can Do to Help

Gregory P Smith | The Guardian UK

There are as many pathways to homelessness as there are homeless people in the world. For some, it’s a sudden freefall triggered by a lost job, a broken home life or some other seismic personal upheaval.

For others the road to sleeping rough winds down a slow, steady and depressing gradient until it arrives – quite literally – at rock bottom. Tragically, some are even born into it. Many have mental illness to contend with.

No matter how they got there, however, every homeless person has one thing in common:

They know how it feels to be an outcast.               Continue reading

Selflessness is human currency that never loses its value – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Selflessness is human currency that never loses its value

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Eight-year-old Maurice Adams was riding in his mother Contricia Hill’s car on a street in Milledgeville, Ga., when he saw an elderly woman with a walker trying to climb a set of stairs.

“Can I go out there and help her up the steps?” Maurice asked. His mom stopped the car and let him out. He helped the woman to the top of the stairs and she hugged him and told him he’s special.

This is one of many stories that made the news in recent months of people rising above these troubled times to display a selflessness that is a hallmark of the human spirit.     Continue reading

Barbadians getting medicinal ganja relief

Barbadians getting medicinal ganja relief

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Indar Weir recently spoke in parliament of embracing the plant in the economic and health interest of Barbadians.

“We have no time to waste making sure that we can get medical marijuana growing,” he said, adding, “we have an abundance of opportunities when it comes to unlocking and giving people the chance to grow medical marijuana, simply because of the value chain that follows. “I must share with you my government’s intention to make provision for the production of marijuana and other plans for medical purposes.”                 Continue reading

“Broken System” – Spoken Word Poem by Guyanese Poet Renata Burnette

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Victim of domestic violence with her mother – Guyana

My Poetry Corner July 2018 features the spoken word poem, “Broken System,” by young Guyanese poet Renata Burnette. Residing in the capital, Georgetown, she is a second-year undergraduate at the University of Guyana, pursuing a degree in Communications.

Renata’s poetry calls attention to the daily struggles and issues of young Guyanese, especially those in their late teens and twenties. She gained national attention in August 2016 with her poem, “Dear Mr. President,” expressing her challenges in finding a job as an undergraduate.

In “Broken System,” published on Guyana’s Independence Day, May 26, 2018, the poet portrays a system that offers little to no protection to the country’s vulnerable youth.

We have 15-year-old girls being gang raped; boys being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Just children running away from their homes because the ones that are supposed to…

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Living as One Community –The Goal – By Vidur Dindayal + video

Subject: Living as One Community.By Vidur Dindayal

With Congratulations to the Caribbean Hindu Cultural Society, London, on their fabulous fund raising concert last Saturday, and looking forward to the launch of the book on Hinduism ( written by our brother Raikha Bisnauth from Blairmont, Guyana ) at Maha Lakshmi Vidya Bhavan, Forest Hill, London, on Saturday 7 July at 7.30pm;

May I please share with you the attached article and video:

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Living as One Community –The Goal

By Vidur Dindayal – London. England.

In the midst of conflict, misery, heartbreaking loss of life, the community comes together as one in solidarity to comfort the suffering, to heal, and to bring promise of a better tomorrow.

In UK in the past weeks we attended commemoration ceremonies to mark the anniversaries of attacks on innocent people on London Bridge, Finsbury Park, and Manchester. We did so to remember those who lost their lives and to mourn their loss, to give thanks for the recovery of the many who were injured, for the building of good community relations and for strengthening of friendship and support.                    Continue reading

Economists worry we aren’t prepared for the fallout from automation

Economists worry we aren’t prepared for the fallout from automation

Too much time discussing whether robots can take your job; not enough time discussing what happens next

Are we focusing too much on analyzing exactly how many jobs could be destroyed by the coming wave of automation, and not enough on how to actually fix the problem? That’s one conclusion in a new paper on the potential effects of robotics and AI on global labor markets from US think tank, the Center for Global Development (CGD).

The paper’s authors, Lukas Schlogl and Andy Sumner, say it’s impossible to know exactly how many jobs will be destroyed or disrupted by new technology. But, they add, it’s fairly certain there are going to be significant effects — especially in developing economies, where the labor market is skewed toward work that requires the sort of routine, manual labor that’s so susceptible to automation. Think unskilled jobs in factories or agriculture.

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Guyana Cultural Association (GCA) of New York – e-Magazine – June 2018

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Profile: O, Anthony Bourdain – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

O, Anthony Bourdain – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Anthony Bourdain

You told us, ‘Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have.’ You had character, were irreverent at times, told our stories with honesty and gusto and were uncompromising in your quest to give a voice to the voiceless. We turned off the television when they put on your shows as a tribute. We had seen them all before. You had us glued for the next installment when you waved the wand and explored another culture at the dining table.

There are many stories within the story and they bring us closer to our own humanity, to that place where we realize that we have more in common with each other.

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