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Eric Phillips attended the Caricom Reparation Conference in Barbados representing Guyana. This week he will tell us how it went and what it means to us.
Also he will recap Black History Month in Guyana.
Eric Phillips is the Chairperson of the esseQuibo Group and a Consultant to Guyana Goldfields Inc., a listed company on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He is the Chairperson of the Inter American Bank’s Civil Society Consulting Group in Guyana that oversees the IDBs portfolio in the country . He is a 1990-91 White House Fellow and the Founder of several NGOs dealing with youth, leadership, HIV/AIDS and culture. He is also the Co-Founder of the Reform Group with Stanley Ming and the co-author of the Guyana 21 Plan , an economic blue print for Guyana’s economic ascendency launched in 1997. Eric Phillips has an impressive business career. He has three degrees: Chemical Engineering (McMaster University, Canada); Telecommunications Engineering (Stevens Institute of Technology and AT&T Bell Laboratories in the USA); and a MBA in Marketing & International Business from New York University.
Eric has won many awards including: the AT&T Senior VP Award (1993); the Bell Labs Outstanding Service Award (1990); and the Scientific Achievement Award for Apollo Technologies in 1982. He has been featured on the cover of Business Week International and Black Engineering Magazines. He was nominated for the United States Black Engineer of the Year Award for his work on FTS-2000, where he was the Project Manager at AT&T Bell Laboratories for AT&T’s US$15 billion telecommunications system for the United States Government. Recognizing the need for mentorship and business networks for young community leaders, Eric Phillips designed and managed the IDB funded 18 months Leadership/Mentorship Program for 30 young people in Buxton, Agricola and Albouystown.
He recently became the Executive Director of The Guyana Foundation.
Mellissa Ifill joins Roger to share some first hand information on the past and current struggles of the students and staff of the University of Guyana with the Government of Guyana and its policies.
Ms ifill is a Lecturer in the Department of Social Studies, University of Guyana and Vice President on the University of Guyana Senior Staff Association.
November 18, 1978, was a tragically unprecedented day in U.S. history that will forever be woven into the fabric of this country. It is the day that leader of Peoples Temple (PT), James Warren Jones, ordered the assassination of U.S. Congressman Leo J. Ryan and others at the Port Kaituma airstrip in South America, then led his congregation on what Guyana's police chief, Skip Roberts, testified was a "mass suicide." Decades later, however, the depth of this story is still unknown, and many scholars and former members who have continued their exploration of the incidents have found that there is still plenty of evidence as well as plenty of sinister connections that contradict the official version of this story. Jonestown: "Don't Drink the Kool-Aid" is the chronological story of the rise and fall of Peoples Temple and its leader Jim Jones-from his early years in Indianapolis and California, to the tragic ending in the jungle of South America that claimed the lives of 918 Americans. Jonestown: "Don't Drink the Kool-Aid" comprehensively details the many links that Jones and his compound had with the CIA and their MKULTRA experiments. Through a comprehensive analysis of Jones' life, Peoples Temple, and the investigation and the aftermath of the mass murder/suicides; this book is designed to be the quintessential marking piece that will re-introduce this story to society and serve as a reminder of the infamous mantra that hung in the pavilion in Jonestown: "Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it." JONESTOWN: DON'T DRINK THE KOOLAID-The Complete Story Behind the Mysterious Jim Jones and His Exodus to Guyana-Will Savive
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This episode we sit down to discuss the critical issues of the world with A. Akbar Muhammad who represents the Nation of Islam & the Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan worldwide. We will discuss global politics and the open season murder of Black people across the United States. He will take questions and comments from listeners.
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Letter of Support for Akbar Muhammad to H.E. Donald Ramotar - President of Guyana, South America
His Excellency Donald Ramotar, I am a friend /associate of Mr. Akbar Muhammad. I am aware of his arrest and unlawful detainment in Georgetown, Guyana on May 19...(Continue reading @ www.LetterforAkbar.info )
Join Roger with guest, Rickford Burke, President of the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy, to talk about his multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Guyana Times in New York and the work of the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy.
The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy ("CGID") is a not for profit, non-partisan think-tank that was founded in 2000. Its primary goals are to promote the strengthening and institutionalization of democratic values in Guyana and the Caribbean. A cardinal tenet of CGID's philosophy is that freedom, peace, and prosperity cannot be attained without an open society and a democratic way of life.
CGID's mission is to: promote democratic governance, social justice and national development; and to foster a harmonious, open society in which there is equal opportunity for all, the rule of law is supreme and the immutable human rights of all citizens are fully respected; and to promote a society in which free speech, freedom of the press, association and all other human freedoms flourish as a facet of national life. Find out more from their website, http://c-gid.net/.
Tonight we welcome author and Jonestown survivor Laura Johnston Kohl to the show. When 914 members of Peoples Temple and four visiting Americans died in Guyana, South America on November 18, 1978, Laura Johnston Kohl survived. She was one of 87 who lived through the trauma.
After participating with the Black Panthers, and attending Woodstock, Laura moved into Peoples Temple in California in 1970, and was an active and enthusiastic member until the day it ended. She moved to Guyana in March 1977. She frequently traveled between Georgetown and Jonestown, a 24-hour boat ride, but moved into Jonestown in October 1978. Laura’s survival was a fluke.
It took twenty years for Laura to rebuild her life and have the determination to research this tragedy. The first ten years were spent in Synanon. Then, she reunited with many of the other survivors to put the pieces together and to get some understanding. After ten years she wrote her autobiography.
Guyana was used and abused, like so many other lands full of Earth's gifts. We will discuss reasons why Guyana was the location for The Peoples' Temple exodus and spectacle. We will also expand on some snippets of our last episode, for clarification's sake.
Sharda Greer was raised in a spiritual family and community in Guyana, South America. Her personal life struggle of physical pain and severe depression led her to a journey of whole-ness and peacefulness. Sharda is now a Certified Spiritual Life Coach and shares how artists and others can experience relaxing and stress reducing techniques by using Quantum Bio-feedback. Her practice teaches how to consciously look at your life and make the changes you seek in a permanent way.
For more information contact: Sharda1@optonline.net
Dr Harding talks with Roger about her new projects that are transforming the rural areas and bringing a sense of hope back the nation of Guyana. She also shares her outlook on education and jobs creation. Dr Faith Harding is the humanitarian, politician, and academic, began her professional career in the field of education. She is one of Guyana's leading political advocate for issues affecting women and children. She has always and continues to remain in the forefront in restoring the country to true democracy calling for the end to corruption, victimisation, discrimination, unemployment among a number of issues facing the people of Guyana.
Check out her website, www.faithharding.com
Carl Greenidge, a highly respected Guyanese intellectual and diplomat shared with At Home with Roger his expert analysis of the situation in Guyana. He is a former Minister of Finance and is currently a member of parliament for the main opposition party, the APNU. Carl spoke about the challenges faced by the opposition parties in Parliament and their reactions to the corruption, drugs, and murder rampage in Guyana, especially on the inquiries over Linden and Agricola.