Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Guyana, March 14, 2018 – Georgetown – Minister of Social Cohesion, with the responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton, yesterday, called on Guyanese to emulate the bravery and sacrifice made by the 15 slain Rose Hall Estate Sugar martyrs by standing up against all forms of injustice. The Minister made this call in his address at a memorial ceremony, which was held to mark the 105th anniversary of their deaths, at the Rose Hall Memorial Site, Canje, Berbice, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six).Minister Norton said that while it is important to remember the courage of these sugar workers, who fought against the cruelty of British colonialism, it is similarly important to build on their legacy of sacrifice so that their loss would not have been in vain. “Not only must we be proud and recognise their contributions to the world we live in today, but we must emulate the bravery of these fallen heroes. As Guyanese, we need to stand firmly to guard against injustices, not just those committed against us and our families, but our friends, neighbours and our country as a whole,” he said.Regional Executive Officer, Ms. Kim Williams-Stephen expressed similar sentiments. She said that as a nation, Guyanese have much to be grateful for and we can achieve even more if we persevere through challenges, put aside differences and co-operate. “Isn’t it time that we put our energies together to ensure that we have that good life? It is time, as Guyanese people, that we recognise the importance of unity… Each one of us can contribute to the better life of people in Guyana and, by extension, the world at large,” she said.Minister of Social Cohesion with the responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton urges the nation to remember and emulate the sacrifices of the slain Rose Hall Sugar Estate workers at a memorial ceremony held this morning.Meanwhile, in an invited comment, Dr. Fred Sukdeo, who is a descendant of, Nibur, one of the slain sugar workers, said that he was pleased to be included in the observances. “I think it’s important the whole country recognise this particular event because… it is the second major precipitation for the revolution for change in Guyana,” he said.The ceremony opened with the recitation of prayers from students from the New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary, the Berbice High and Canje Secondary schools. It also included two cultural items; a ballad, which was sung by representatives of the East Canje Humanitarian Organisation and spoken word item by Founder and President of Guyana Families Unite in Service and Education, Ms. Valini Indira Yacoob. At the close of the ceremony, Minister Norton joined representatives of the Guyana Sugar Corporation, the Department of Education and other officials in the laying of wreaths on the site of the monument.Director of Culture, Ms. Tamika Boatswain, representatives from the health, education and public security sectors, along with students from the aforementioned schools as well as the Betsy Ground Primary and Rose Hall Estate Primary also attended the ceremony.On March 13, 1913, the 15 martyrs were shot by colonial police after they protested against having to work on days that they had been granted leave. Fifty-six other sugar workers were injured.Release: DPI
Griffin joined Meredith in 2004 as president of the publishing group AND was named president of the national media group last August. Late last month, Meredith reported net earnings for its 12-month fiscal 2010 of $103.96 million, up from a loss of $107.08 million during its fiscal 2009 calendar year. Revenues dipped slightly to $1.38 billion from $1.4 billion. Meredith’s National Media Group, which publishes its magazines, reported a full-year operating profit of $167 million, an increase of 11 percent over 2009. Revenues dipped slightly to $1.11 billion, including $526 million in advertising revenue.Last week, Time Warner reported that profits at its magazine publishing unit nearly tripled through the first six months of 2010 to $203 million. Revenues were flat at roughly $1.72 billion.“I have believed for some time that Jack is the right person to be the next CEO of Time Inc., and I couldn’t be more pleased that he will lead this company into the future,” Moore says in a statement. “It’s a vote of confidence in our strategy that Jeff and the board have landed one of the most experienced leaders in our industry.” The reports last week were true. Time Inc. parent Time Warner announced Monday morning that former Meredith Corp. National Media Group president Jack Griffin will take over as CEO of the magazine publishing unit, replacing longtime chairman and CEO Ann Moore. Griffin will join the company at the end of September.Moore, who has served 32 years with Time Inc., is set to retire, the company says. Moore will stay on as chairman through Griffin’s transition but will relinquish that role to Griffin as well upon her departure.According to Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes, Griffin [pictured] is “an exceptional executive who knows how to expand the reach and relevance of strong publishing brands, and he will be a champion of our high-quality journalism. As CEO, Jack will further advance our lead position in the industry and accelerate the expansion and innovation of our titles on all platforms.”
Selina Hayat Ivy. Prothom Alo file photoNarayanganj City Corporation (NCC) mayor Selina Hayat Ivy has been given the status of a deputy minister.The cabinet division issued a notification on Tuesday in this regard, said a PID handout.As per the notification, Ivy will enjoy the status, salary, allowances and other facilities equivalent to that of a deputy minister while in office.
Related: NY Tech Entrepreneurs: Stop the SOPA and PIPA Anti-Piracy Bills”I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy,” Smith, who authored the SOPA bill, said in the statement. “It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves that steal and sell American inventions and products.”The moves follow several online protests this week from companies including Google, Wikipedia and Reddit, as well as in-person demonstrations around the country, including NY Tech Meetup’s rally Wednesday in Manhattan.SOPA and PIPA aimed to punish “rogue” websites that publish or sell pirated content. But online companies such as Facebook and AOL argued that the bills could negatively affect the flow of information online and stifle innovation among internet entrepreneurs.The postponements represent a major victory for the online tech community. But the issue of piracy is far from dead. Both groups have pledged to continue their efforts to find a solution that has wider approval.Related: Anti-Piracy Bill Could Do More Harm Than Good for Small Companies January 20, 2012 The tech community spoke. Lawmakers listened.In the wake of several dramatic online and in-person protests, the authors of two anti-piracy bills announced today that any further action has been postponed. First, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he decided to postpone today’s vote on the Senate’s PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) “in light of recent events.” Shortly after, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (D-TX) issued his own statement indicating that the committee is postponing consideration of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) legislation.The collective outcry from the tech community and others swayed members of Congress. Earlier this week, 80 members of Congress supported the PIPA and SOPA bills while 31 opposed them. As of Thursday, 122 members oppose the bills. Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer min read Listen Now Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger.