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ENVIRONMENT: Guest Post: “The State of the Earth 2022” – by Pam Lazos

Rosaliene Bacchus Blog – Apr 24, 2022 

Three Worlds One Vision  ~ Guyana – Brazil – USA

Read more: Guest Post: “The State of the Earth 2022” by Pam Lazos

An Inconvenient Truth – Documentary Film
Photo Credit: Green Life Blue Water Blog

In her article “The State of the Earth 2022,” published on her blog Green Life Blue Water, American environment lawyer and author Pam Lazos provides an unsettling critique of where humanity stands when it comes to dealing with the inconvenient truth of our climate crisis and the threat to life as we know it on Planet Earth.

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U.S.A: Dog-whistle racism in elections dates back decades before the Virginia election – By Mohamed Hamaludin


Republican Gregg Youngkin’s victory in Virginia’s November 2 gubernatorial election is credited to many factor but none more significant than racism.

As The Guardian’s David Smith wrote, Youngkin “promised to ban critical race theory from Virginia’s schools on his first day in office. It mattered little that CRT, an academic discipline that examines the ways in which racism operates in U.S. laws and society, is not taught in Virginia’s schools but has become a catch-all for any teaching about race and American history.”

Smith, and others, noted that this was not the first time the “right dog-whistle” was blown during an election. Richard Nixon’s “law and order” campaign in 1968 appealed “to racial fear and resentment without using overtly racist language” in the South. Ten years later, Ronald Reagan attacked “welfare queens” to demonize African American women, basing it on just one person, Linda Taylor, without naming her.        Continue reading

GUYANA: The Sweet Drink Wars Prestige Competitions: Tie-ins – By Vibert Cambridge

September 12, 2021 – By

Tie-in marketing is an approach in which a company purposefully creates an association between the company, its products or services, and whatever is trending or hot in the collective consciousness at that moment. Since 1956, the hot beverage in British Guiana has been Banks Beer. In 1955, under the slogan “people’s capitalism,” Peter D’Aguiar launched the public company Banks Breweries Ltd, the first brewery in British Guiana. It made good sense as an import substitution. Beer and other malted beverages had previously been imported. Substantial amounts of beer, ale, and stout were consumed in the hot and humid colony.

The term “people’s capitalism,” although seemingly oxymoronic, was brilliant in the context of the political jargon of the time. Share price was BG$1. This allowed working-class people to invest in the company.        Continue reading

U.S.A: Spa mass shooting puts spotlight on anti-Asian bigotry — By Mohamed Hamaludin

While investigators try to unravel the motive behind the mass killing at three Georgia massage parlors/spas, this much is clear: The nation has not been paying nearly enough attention to the racist attacks against Asian Americans.

It took the killing of six Asian American women – and two others — at the spas to spark national outrage, the killer’s motive notwithstanding. And the full picture finally emerged. Stop AAPI Hate, an advocacy group for Asian American and Pacific Islanders, said it received more than 3,750 anti-Asian hate crime reports since the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic started early last year. News reports drew a direct link to then President Donald Trump’s penchant for referring to the virus as “China virus,” “Wuhan virus” and “Kung Flu,” most likely sparking the attacks.      Continue reading

BOOK: “red man” – by Guyana-born Aubrey McWatt and Donna Schweibert

by Aubrey McWatt (Author), Donna Schweibert (Author) – 4.9 out of 5 stars – 10 ratings

The idyllic British colony, the “Land of Many Waters,” ultimately deteriorates into brutal violence, suppression of civil rights, riot, murder, and invasion by Britain at the behest of the United States.

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Six Books by Yolanda T. Marshall – Published between 2008-2019

Six Books by Yolanda T. Marshall   ….   Book List:    https://www.ytmarshall.com/yolanda-marshall-books

Yolanda T. Marshall is a Guyanese-born Canadian Author.

As a cross-genre writer, Miss Marshall silently commands you to read and digest life’s cultural motions.

 The oldest of three girls, she began writing poems at the age of 8 years-old. A daughter of a talented Guitarist, her lyrics manifest into poetry, like a genetic code. Poems such as “Serenaded in New York,” “Delia Sings the Blues,” and “Single Rose” flow on a mellow Jazz -like note.       

BOOKS By Yolanda T. Marshall:            There are SIX books published between 2008-2019        Continue reading

Linden Fund USA (LFU) launches “Scholarship for Success” Program – December 11, 2019

Dear LFU supporters,
In December 2018, Linden Fund USA (LFU) launched a new initiative that supports our mission to promote the academic achievement of the youth of Linden and Region 10. Called “Scholarship for Success,” the program promises that each year a cohort of students beginning their secondary school education (in Grade 7) will be supported throughout the five years. Each of these talented but financially challenged students will be provided with vouchers for books and uniforms.
The program is described in the attached Brochure and ‘Thank You’ document.      

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Putting the Brazil to Georgetown road into perspective… Chinese in Lethem

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… Chinese take over Lethem’s Commercial Zone

Decades ago, Marlon Jardine’s rendition, “Guyana looking just like China,” became very popular locally. This year, this hit remains relevant as Chinese construction companies, restaurants, clothing and hardware stores get even more comfortable in here.

A recent trip to Lethem revealed that China’s heavy presence is not relegated to Georgetown. Chinese dominate several areas—Lethem is one of the main locations.    Continue reading

Meet The Woman Who Learned That Her Mother Passed As White | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Meet The Woman Who Learned That Her Mother Passed As White | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Published on Feb 5, 2018
Megyn Kelly TODAY welcomes Gail Lukasik, whose book, “White Like Her,” recounts how she uncovered her mother’s secret: that she was keeping her mixed-race heritage hidden even from her own husband. She recounts her mother’s reaction: “Promise me you will never tell anyone until after I die.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Dr. Eric Williams: The Father of the Nation

Dr. Eric Williams: The Father of the Nation

BY NELSON A. KING – Caribbean Life News – NYC –  February 7, 2018 – Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Eric Williams

Dr. Eric Eustace Williams (Sept. 25, 1911 – March 29 1981) served as the first Prime Minister of the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Renowned as the “Father of the Nation,” Dr. Williams served as prime minister from 1962 until his death in 1981. He was also a noted Caribbean historian.

His father, Thomas Henry Williams, was a minor civil servant, and his mother Eliza Frances Boissiere (April 13, 1888 – 1969) was a descendant of the French Creole elite.      Continue reading

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