1st of August, 1838
‘O ye first of August freed men who now liberty enjoy
Salute the day and shout hurrah to Queen Victoria;
On this glad day the galling chains of slavery were broke
From off the necks of Afric’s sons who bled beneath its yoke.
When it comes to Cuba what is often missed is that its government’s primary focus is not on the process of normalising its relationship with the US, but on the far more fundamental domestic reforms that are gradually changing the country’s political and economic model in ways that are intended to better deliver its objectives.
During his trip to Africa last week, President Barack Obama gave a powerful speech asking the region’s long-entrenched leaders to end corruption, respect freedom of the press and stop changing the constitution to remain in power indefinitely.
The end of the world as some of us know and love it is here. The new electronic world order is well established and we cannot escape it: instant communication, computers in every office, class, and living room, the internet, immediate access to an infinity of data, online databases, proliferating networks and modems, e-mail and social media connecting everyone, the information highway inexorably flowing straight through one’s life at work and play.
Lagerstroemia speciosa commonly called Queens Crape Myrtle or Pride of India originated in India and southern Asia.
Queens Crape Myrtle is from the Lythraceae family and must not be confused with the shrub Queen of Flowers – Lagerstroemia indica – which is a small showy flowering shrub.
Chess is not a physical contact sport. In chess, contact is made with the mind, sometimes through speech, sometimes silently. Speech is not allowed in a conversational manner during local and international competitions.
How dare I – a non-academic, a non-political scientist, a non-professional, qualified analyst or philosophy “logician” – attempt to advise a new government how to entertain or respond to a political/parliamentary Opposition-aggressor, seemingly dedicated to being uncooperative?
Drafted, re-drafted, re-read, tweaked, tweaked again, tabled, with repeated training. And yet, we are still awaiting the Civil Procedure Rules’ illustrious commencement and implementation in the hallowed halls of our Courts.