Category Archives: Politics

GUYANA: Trouble in sugar estates as GAWU steps up protests

– Albion, Uitvlugt workers confront managements on pay, other issues

Jul 14, 2022 – Kaieteur News – Against the background of widespread dissatisfaction over the management of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) workers backed by their union have stepped up industrial action on various issues ranging from incentives to lack of respect.

On Tuesday workers at Uitvlugt took strike action against the corporation and on Wednesday it was the staff at Albion. According to a Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) statement on Wednesday morning several shop stewards at Albion Estate staged a picketing exercise outside of the estate calling on GuySuCo to treat workers with respect.  “For some time now, workers have been expressing concerns with the attitude of certain managers towards the workers. Despite such concerns being drawn to attention, some managers continue to advance an abrasive attitude,” the union said in a statement.  Continue reading

FARMING: Nitrogen Reduction Plans spur demonstrations worldwide – Netherlands video featured

SKY NEWS – AUSTRALIA

Netherlands Agricultural and Horticultural Organization’s Wytse Sonnema says there’s a broad sense of “frustration, anger, even despair” amongst farmers amid proposals for nitrogen reduction target plans. Farmers are protesting around the Netherlands over the government’s new policy which would see the country slash nitrogen oxide and ammonia emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.    Continue reading

Russia-Ukraine War: Update on the latest developments – July 11. 2022

Russia-Ukraine War: Unable To Even Fix Its Own Tanks, Russia’s Humiliation Is Now Complete – Opinion

Putin’s bid to take over industry propels the country back to the command economy of its Soviet past

Ben Marlow | The Telegraph

The simplistic take on events in eastern and southern Ukraine is that Russian troops have finally gained the advantage over their battle-weary, vastly outgunned opposite numbers.

The capture of Lysychansk, a key strategic city in the Luhansk region of the breakaway industrial Donbas republic by Russian forces suggests that Moscow has been able to grind down spirited resistance, western officials begrudgingly acknowledge.

On the other hand, Vladimir Putin is still a long way away from taking the whole of the Donbas, with half of the Donetsk area still under the control of tens of thousands of Ukrainian troops, and fighting in the east taking a heavy toll on his army.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Sir Shridath Ramphal’s papers, covering 72 years of public life, released on the Internet  

Sir Shridath Ramphal

GUYANA: Sir Shridath Ramphal’s papers released:

Guyana- born Caribbean and Commonwealth elder statesman, Sir Shridath Ramphal, has released papers on the Internet, covering 72 years of public life in the Caribbean, the Commonwealth and internationally.

In his distinguished career, Sir Shridath ‘Sonny’  has served as Assistant Attorney-General of the West Indies Federation, Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs of Guyana, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, and concurrently Chancellor of the University of Guyana, the University of the West Indies and Warwick University.          Continue reading

UK: THE UK GOVERNMENT JUST COLLAPSED!!! (SPECIAL REPORT!) – Video By Neil McCoy Ward

UK: THE UK GOVERNMENT JUST COLLAPSED!!! (SPECIAL REPORT!) – Video By Neil McCoy Ward

See comments on YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG6Tno94Pbk

GUYANA: Murder charge for cop who shot Quindon Bacchus, three charges for two others

A week shy of a month since Quindon Bacchus was shot and killed during an alleged undercover police operation, the cop who pulled the trigger will be charged with murder.   

Lance Corporal Kristoff De Nobrega remains under open arrest at the headquarters of the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) and remains confined under police guard.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Buxton, East Coast villages assured of improved village roads, better healthcare and housing

July 4, 2022- News Room. Guyana

A section of the gathering at the government outreach in Buxton.

Residents of Buxton and neighbouring villages on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) were Monday assured of equitable development with other villages across the country as several government Ministers visited the area.

The engagement with residents in effect foiled a planned protest by opposition activists. A small crowd gathered for that placard-bearing demonstration. However, hundreds attended the meeting at the Buxton Community Center ground.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Gov’t to host massive outreach to Buxton/Friendship on Monday July 4, 2022

Photo: Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips engaging residents of Buxton

Buxtonians and residents of other neighboring villages will have the opportunity to meet with several government ministers on Monday, July 4, to discuss developmental issues and other concerns, when government takes a major outreach to the East Coast Demerara community.

The exercise will be led by Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips, and fulfills a commitment made by His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, when he visited the village last Tuesday.      Continue reading

USA: Birthday greetings from one July Fourth-er to another: May you find peace and happiness – By Mohamed Hamaludin

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Probably 60 years ago, after graduating from high school in my native Guyana and became a teacher, I considered emigrating. I do not recall why I set my sights on the United States of America. It was probably because of what I had seen in movies. I started the process by trying to go to a college, probably Rutgers in New Jersey because, if I remember right, the name looked impressive. If that sounds naïve, the reason I gave for applying may seem even more laughable. I was born on the Fourth of July, as was the United States, and I mentioned that coincidence in my application.

I never followed up, though, probably because I may not have been serious and, anyhow, there was no pressing need for me to emigrate. Perhaps it was because, in those days, the focus was more on Britain, Guyana’s colonial power until 1966. The country of Stratford-upon-Avon seemed to be a better place, no doubt because of Guyana’s British-oriented education system, than the American West populated by cowboys and “Indians.” Indeed, it was more appealing to me than Guyana’s hinterland with its majestic Kaieteur Fall, which, at 741 feet, has the sheerest drop of all such natural wonders – and which I still have not visited.        Continue reading

CANADA: Ontario’s SUMMERUP 2022 – Reference List of Courses and Webinars

Special Note:
SummerUp is a program designed to serve and support the personal and professional aspirations of Ontario’s Black youth.

The program is developed and presented by the Lifelong Leadership Institute (LLI), and it is primarily funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education. The quality of the SummerUp experience is assured by the contributions of a diverse group of individuals, educators, institutions, and corporations – all of whom are committed to championing the well-being, development, and advancement of Black youth.

The Lifelong Leadership Institute also offers the Leadership by Design program which provides extensive leadership-development opportunities to Black youth. The SummerUp 2022 program is primarily funded by the Ontario Ministry of
Education.

SUMMERUP 2022 – QUICK REFERENCE LIST OF COURSES WEBINARS (Website Version) – As of June 19 2022

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