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The 100th Anniversary Of The Panama Canal

In the summer of 1914 the world witnessed two monumental events. One was the start of World War 1 (WW1); the other was the opening of the Panama Canal. The former event was extremely destructive, the latter was undoubtedly constructive. ...

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No Man Is An Island – No Man Should Stand Alone!

No Man Is An Island – No Man Should Stand Alone!

The death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has certainly taught us a thing or two; especially about depression and the pain that many of us are internally going through. It has certainly opened up our eyes to this dreadful ...

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Have Afro-Guyanese Become Like Afro-Brazilians?

The following commentary, written by renowned columnist, Freddie Kissoon, appeared in Guyana’s Kaiteur News Online. By Freddie Kissoon Kaiteur News Columnist Today I will walk into the National Park with some of my African Guyanese activist friends. I will meet ...

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OPINION: How To End The Gaza War

OPINION: How To End The Gaza War

By Emile Nakhleh Guest Writer WASHINGTON, DC (IPS) – As the killing and destruction rages on in Gaza, and as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Hamas leadership exchange recriminations and threats, key regional and world players must accept ...

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The Great Emancipation Myths

By Rupert Johnson There has always been a great euphoria among people of African ancestry in the West Indies and Canada with regard to Emancipation Day on August 1. But amidst this widespread celebratory feeling, we should also rid our ...

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Jamaica: 52 Years Strong

Jamaica: 52 Years Strong

By Dwain Wellington Rattray Pride Editorial Operations Manager The island’s spirit always enchants my soul. Jamaica is more than sand, sea and sun; it is more that reggae music and jerk chicken or jerk pork. The “Land of Wood and ...

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