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Facts: Caps, Hats & Etiquette – By Yvonne Sam

Facts: Caps, Hats & Etiquette

– By Yvonne Sam

Hats and caps are staying on in more places these days. Have the do’s and don’ts of headwear devolved to meet the expectations of an all-casual, all-the-time generation?

I am penning this inquiry in the sincere hope that male readers would respond thereby updating me as to current social mores and etiquette pertinent to the vexing practice of wearing hats and caps indoors. What is the contemporary etiquette in men’s head wear, as nowadays there does not appear to be much order when it comes to hats and caps. Knowingly, the world has gone casual over time, but have we gone too casual bordering on to disrespect.          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

Canada: Removal of the Confederation plaque reveals a Canadian History lack – By Yvonne Sam

Removal of the Confederation plaque reveals a Canadian History lack

By Yvonne Sam

The backlash was swift, and seemingly void of thought. The Hudson Bay Company quickly removed from its downtown Montreal store a plaque initially erected in 1957, dedicated to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, a Mississippi slave owner, who gave up his political career, his fortune and even his freedom to support slavery and white supremacy.

The retail store supplied no reason for the unceremonious removal, but rumours abound that the recent attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, along with media inquiries and complaints by local residents underpinned the action taken.  The historical record is clear: Confederacy was about slavery and white supremacy, nevertheless here in Montreal the plaque should have remained to remind us of our intertwined history with the U.S.     Continue reading

H.E.R.O.C: Cancer Mission Inaugural Trip to Guyana – October 2016

H.E.R.O.C: Cancer Mission Inaugural Trip to Guyana – October 2016

It is with great pleasure that we publish this Newsletter after our Cancer Mission Inaugural Trip to Guyana. This trip was one of our most successful events ever and we were very pleased that we were able to comfort and share some very special moments with the Cancer Patients in Guyana.  We were also announced and introduced as the Support organization of the newly formed “GIVING HOPE FOUNDATION” in Guyana. Overall, it was a wonderful mission with great relationships established.

Lorna Welshman-Neblett.  President, H.E.R.O.C.

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Cancer Awareness – HEROC (NY) – Trip to Guyana – October 22-29 …

Oct 12, 2016 – Cancer Awareness – HEROC (NY) – Trip to Guyana – October 22-29 , … for in New York by us and her journey through stage 4 Breast Cancer.

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 26 October 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 26 October 2015  –  Kaieteur News 

(see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Opposition objects to countrywide cleanup campaign

OCTOBER 26, 2015 –  By Abena Rockcliffe –   cites excessive spending   —  Probably being the lone voice in the wilderness, Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has articulated concerns over the government-initiated countrywide cleanup exercise. In fact, the former President condemned the government for the amount of money that is being spent on efforts to return Georgetown to its status as […]

Was $1B ‘Clean up my Country’ fund misused?

OCTOBER 26, 2015   probe underway after audit reveals inconsistencies  –  It was just last year the former PPP/C administration set aside $1B for a massive a ‘Clean up my Country’ Campaign. But under a new administration, several inconsistencies have surfaced on how that money was spent, and an investigation has been launched. At least this is according to […]

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GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 14 September 2015

iCapitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 14 September 2015

• Woman plots husband’s murder
• No mercy after gun Amnesty ends
Bandits strike
• Better info gathering
• Put up or shut up
• Sports

Click links below to view the TV News Videos:-

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The Venezuela/Guyana Boundary Question – Analysis By Professor Clifton Child

The Venezuela/Guyana Boundary Question – Analysis By Professor Clifton Child

A dispute between Venezuela and British Guiana ( Great Britain) in the 1800s over the boundary between the two countries led to the Treaty of Washington which created an Arbitration Tribunal to settle the dispute. Both Venezuela and Britain agreed in the Treaty (signed) that the Award will be “full, perfect and final.”

The 5-member Tribunal consisted of 2 American Judges on behalf of Venezuela, 2 British Judges on behalf of British Guiana and a Russian Judge as the President. The Tribunal began hearings in Paris, France, in June 1899 and rendered its Award in October, 1899.

Under the Award, Venezuela received 5,000 square miles of British Guiana’s territory which included the oil-rich Orinoco Basin. The Award was accepted by the Governments of Venezuela and Britain.  Continue reading

Guyana: Second Vice President Ramjattan, eight more cabinet Ministers sworn in

Second Vice President Ramjattan, eight more cabinet Ministers sworn in

MAY 23, 2015 | BY – Govt creates special ministry in charge of passports, citizenship
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A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) yesterday (May 22), swore in nine more candidates as Ministers of Government.
During the ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency, it was revealed that President David Granger has crafted three new Ministries – the Ministry of Governance, Ministry of Citizenship and Ministry of Business.

Those portfolios will be held by co-founder of Alliance for Change (AFC) and former House Speaker, Raphael Trotman; former Police Commissioner, Winston Felix and businessman, Dominic Gaskin.

AFC Leader, Attorney-at-Law Khemraj Ramjattan was appointed Second Vice President and Minister of Public Safety, formerly the Ministry of Home Affairs. Continue reading

US says ‘No’ to Fly Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines direct GEO-NY flights

US says ‘No’ to Fly Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines direct GEO-NY flights

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 – Demerara Waves

The United States Department of Transportation (Dot) has denied requests Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica to fly direct from Georgetown to New York, saying the carriers did not provide compelling evidence that doing so will be in the public’s interest.

“In light of these existing Georgetown-New York services and the lack of a showing by the applicants on the record that there is a truly demonstrable need for additional Georgetown-New York services, we are unable to find that the CAL and Fly Jamaica seventh freedom turnaround proposals satisfy our public interest test for the type of extraordinary authority at issue,’ states the order dated September 30.

The Guyana government had hoped that the granting of flag carrier statuses to Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica would have aided those airlines in offering cheaper direct flights from Georgetown to New York.   Continue reading

National Archives UK – Photos – Caribbean & Guyana

The National Archives UK > Collections Caribbean

The Public Buildings - Georgetown  - British Guiana

Caribbean Listing: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalarchives/collections/72157630635006206

Guyana pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalarchives/sets/72157630712109326/

These images are from the Colonial Office library photographic collection (CO 1069) and the Central Office of Information British Empire collection of photographs (INF 10) have been added to Flickr so that you can comment, tag and share them easily. The images are also being used to develop exciting national community outreach projects.          Continue reading

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