Entries for 27 August 2020

USA: Systemic Racism and Police Killings of Blacks: An Acceptance Speech to Remember

USA: Systemic Racism and Police Killings of Blacks:

An Acceptance Speech to Remember – given by an awardee for his work in the Entertainment Industry. We could not verify his name before this post was released. If you know his name then please put it in the comments.

This young man is right on point. The Black American struggle is well articulated here. Police brutality and shooting of blacks continue daily …

“Just because we are Magic, does not mean that we are not real”


USA: Hurricane Laura live updates: ‘Unsurvivable’ Storm Surge by Category 4 Hurricane

Landfall is expected between 2-5 a.m. ET on August 27 near the Texas-Louisiana border.By Karma Allen, Max Golembo, and Marc Nathanson – 26 August 2020,— ABC NEWS – VIEW 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events  .. 

Hurricane Laura is forecast to make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds around 150 mph.

Laura is approaching the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 hurricane with “unsurvivable storm surge” expected in some areas, according to the National Hurricane Center..“Unsurvivable storm surge with large and destructive waves will cause catastrophic damage from Sea Rim State Park, Texas, to Intracoastal City, Louisiana, including Calcasieu and Sabine Lakes,” the NHC said in a statement. “This surge could penetrate up to 30 miles inland from the immediate coastline.      Continue reading →


GUYANA: Avoid borrowing for projects from future oil sales – Former Minister warns

 Aug 26, 2020  Kaieteur News

Geoffrey Da Silva

Former Minister of Government, Geoffrey Da Silva is warning Guyana not to fall prey to the Dutch oil curse by borrowing money from future oil sales.

Da Silva briefly served with the Trade, Tourism and Industry portfolio under former President Bharrat Jagdeo, and later as Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest), and until a few years ago as Ambassador to Venezuela. He made his urgent warning in a recent letter to the editor.

He said that Guyana ought not to meet a point at which it is so over-dependent on oil income for its revenues that its public spending becomes unrestrained and it is betting on the arrival of money from oil it plans to sell.        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

Red Man tells the story of Max Mcnight, a young boy from British Guiana who grows into adulthood during the tumultuous years of political unrest from 1946 to 1966.

From the unionization of the sugar, rice and wharf workers that lead to a communist scare, to the rejection of national autonomy from both British and Guianese industrialists, Max’s father attempts to maintain a sense of normalcy for his family in a country that is moving steadily toward collapse.

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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