By Lisa Outar
Dr. Lisa Outar is an independent scholar who researches Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean literature. Originally from Port Mourant, Guyana, she publishes in the areas of Indo-Caribbean literature, feminist writing and the connections between the Caribbean and other sites of the indentureship diaspora.
Demerara Waves reported Dr. Kalim Shah, Climate Change and Energy Policy expert, and Professor at Indiana University, as having stated as follows at a recent conference held in Belize:
Even though our countries are not responsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions in the global scheme of things, we are experiencing and projected to experience many of the effects of climate change on the frontlines.
Her father was involved in a misunderstanding with a relative, which was about to get violent. As the relative advanced with a cutlass, not thinking of the danger, Michelle ran between them and held the hand with the cutlass while she pleaded with the relative not to harm her father.
-Female ‘single’ parents and their ‘Chile Faaduhs’
Our head of state seems to prefer visits to country-wide communities over any type of full-fledged press conference.
And it’s quite worthy of the president when he goes to see for himself during his Meet-the-People “outreaches”.
With patches of rust scattered along the dull maroon waterline, ugly streaks on the small white cabin, and paint flaking off its faded black hull, the fishing trawler seemed a most unremarkable, dingy vessel that for years, slouched low in the open at its mooring, next to the stone walled ruins of the Curacao Trading Company complex.
No sooner had President David Granger, in his address to the Fourth Annual State of the African Guyanese Forum at the Critchlow Labour College in August 2016, declared that his government intended to ‘establish a Lands Commission in order to rectify the anomalies and resolve the controversies which, up to now surround thousands of hectares of communal lands which were purchased in the post-Emancipation Village Movement,’ the Indian Action Committee (IAC) was on his case.
The supposed decline in the narco economy since APNU+AFC came to power in 2015 is often proposed by two very vocal members of SOCU – Mr Eric Phillips and Mr Tacuma Ogunseye – as the main factor for the depreciation of the Guyana dollar.
Amid the massive anti-government protests that have left at least 29 dead and more than 400 wounded, Venezuela’s National Assembly president, Julio Borges — one of the country’s top opposition leaders — told me in an interview that there are behind-the-scenes talks with Latin American presidents to create a “group of friendly countries” that would seek a negotiated solution to the political crisis.
PARIS – I vividly remember French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s first appearance on television. It was just before the
2002 presidential campaign, and I had to moderate a debate on French public television.
Nesha Haniff, Guyanese, is on the faculty of the University of Michigan and director of the Pedagogy of Action which is now piloting a methodology for gender consciousness for girls in Jamaica and US communities of colour, called the Gender Consciousness Project.
… we are conscious of the disproportionate and unruly growth of many cities, which have become unhealthy to live in, not only because of pollution caused by toxic emissions but also as a result of urban chaos, poor transportation, and visual pollution and noise.
Going in Style boasts the Oscar winning résumés of its stars Alan Arkin, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. Since its trailer dropped in December, it has portrayed itself as a sort of caper comedy—a Dirty Grandpa meets Ocean’s 11; Oceans 67, Geriatric Edition, if you will.
Bartica boys, backdams and banks
Did Rasul ever hear or read about Raleigh? What am I really asking? Okay, I’m wondering whether the Bartica fellow accused of suspicious multi-million “gold” transactions knows anything at all about the English Explorer Sir Walter Raleigh who came to the early Guiana in the late fourteenth century searching frantically for a City of Gold – Manoa del Dorado or El Dorado.
The United States Embassy is happy to share information about the requirements for minor children traveling to the United States.
Visas for Minors:
Q: Do children need to appear in person for their visa interview?
Given its historical development and situational context, outside of pure formalism (an emphasis on form rather than content), to which this regime appears particularly prone, there are no good logical, historical, political, economic, social or other reasons why it should have decided to couple the generally settled Amerindian land issue to the yet to be consensually formulated African demand for ancestral land.
By Dr Kala Ramnath and Dr Suraiya Ismail
Dr Suraiya Ismail, Chair of the Step by Step Foundation’s Executive Committee, is a public health nutritionist and educator, with extensive international experience working in key academic institutions and international agencies.
During the last week, there were two items making the international news headlines on the corruption front. First, the authorities in Nigeria seized US$43.4 million in cash during a raid on an apartment building in Lagos after a resident reported suspicious movement of bags in and out of the building.