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Commentary: Looking at the COVID-19 Down Under – by Francis Quamina Farrier

by Francis Quamina Farrier

During the past four months I have written feature articles about the COVID19 pandemic focusing on a number of countries. They include Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe. During the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic globally, I consider it important for Guyanese to know a bit about how other countries around the world are dealing with the pandemic.

That is so especially with our neighbour Brazil, which has an extremely high number of cases – 5 million infected and 147,000 dead. That is second only to the United States with 7.6 million infected, including the president, and 214,000 deaths. Closer home, reports are that there are some infected persons in Brazil who are crossing the Takatu border river from Bon Fim into Lethem and spreading the virus in Region 9.          Continue reading

Indigenous Peoples of the A-B-C countries of South America –By Francis Quamina Farrier

—By Francis Quamina Farrier – on Indigenous Heritage month

September is observed as Indigenous Heritage month by many Indigenous peoples of the Americas, including the USA.

Stephen Campbell

This is also here in Guyana, where September 10 is celebrated as the Day for National Indigenous Hero, Hon. Stephen Campbell. He was the very first Indigenous Guyanese to serve in the country’s legislature (Parliament). Stephen Campbell worked tirelessly for the upliftment of his people, especially for land rights. He died on May 12, 1966, just two weeks before Guyana’s independence on May 26, 1966. Campbell Town which is adjacent to Lethem in Region 9, is named to his honour and memory. (see video on Stephen Campbell at end of article)

For the purpose of this article, I decided to look at the fortunes, or lack thereof, of the Indigenous peoples of the “A-B-C” countries of South America; Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Columbia and Chile.        Continue reading

India and APEC: Time to get on the Bus – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

India and APEC: Time to get on the Bus

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Smart economics suggests that India should be a member of APEC or Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. When India does well the world benefits.   

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been making the right statements that might make this possible. In welcoming the Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping to India Mr, Modi outlined the special chemistry that exists between both countries. He said, ‘ India and China are bound by history, connected by culture and inspired by rich traditions. Together they can create a bright future for the entire mankind.’

If this is a sales pitch or a form of ‘Modinomics’ it caught the attention of the international community. Mr Modi continued by saying that India and China can ‘ script history and make a better tomorrow for all mankind.’ Continue reading

Criminal deportees sent back to the Caribbean in 2012 – US report

Criminal deportees sent back to the Caribbean in 2012 – US report

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thursday Jan.3, 2013: A total of 55,742 criminal immigrants were sent packing from the U.S. and back to their homelands in the Caribbean and Latin America in 2012, New Americas has found.

Data NAN obtained and analyzed from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on deportee rates to Latin America and the Caribbean, found that while some 4,898 of all criminal immigrants were sent back to the Caribbean last year, Latin America accounted for over 12 time that number with 50,844.
A “criminal alien” is defined under U.S. immigration laws as a migrant who is convicted of a crime. Most of those deported were sent back for murders and sex and drug crimes.      Continue reading

March 20-22, 2012 Next Mega Earthquake, AXIS Shift / US Could Be Next! – videos with updates

Editor’s Note: The prediction has been proven correct but one does not know if larger quakes will follow the Mexican quake reported today. Other similar videos have pinpointed an upcoming quake on March 22 @ 4.58:34 AM UDT  (March 22 @ 12:58:34AM -EST) in a video uploaded on January 25, 2012.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJiLKUoPdaA&feature=related

The following  video was uploaded by on Feb 17, 2012

March 20-22, 2012 Next Mega Earthquake, AXIS Shift / US Could Be Next! – video

BREAKING NEWS!!! MEXICO JUST HAD A 7.6 EARTHQUAKE TODAY!!!! (MARCH 20, 2012)
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2012/usc0008m6h/

Chile, Japan, Fiji, New Zealand all fell victim to large, devastating earthquakes, and you will notice there is a 188/189 day pattern between each mega quake. These quakes have shifted the Earth’s axis, and the upcoming date for the next mega quake is March 22, 2012.

The United States could very well be next. The 22nd is the median date, meaning that in this specific time frame the quake will strike give or take a day or two.

7.4 quake hits Mexico, damaging hundreds of homes

7.4 quake hits Mexico, damaging hundreds of homes A major earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, March 20,2012, unleashing panic as it damaged hundreds of buildings and caused homes in the capital to bounce like “trampolines”.

The tremor was one of the strongest to hit the country since the devastating 8.1-magnitude earthquake of 1985, which killed thousands in Mexico City.

UPDATE from US Geological Services: March 21, 2012

 Magnitude 6.6 – NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA   2012 March 21 22:15:05 UTC

Magnitude 7.1 MAULE, CHILE March 25, 2012  2012 March 25 22:37:06 UTC

ABC News Video-  http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/chile-earthquake-9969105

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