FROM STRUGGLE TO CELEBRITY

Steve Harvey The son of a coal miner, Steve Harvey graduated high school and went on to Kent State University. After graduation he worked as an insurance salesman, a boxer and a carpet cleaner. In his quest to achieve his best self he took the proverbial ladder one step at a time. No task was beneath him as long as it meant earning an honest income and he knew that the only way to the top was through hard work, sacrifice and dedication. He went through periods of homelessness where he had no choice but to use public facilities which meant taking showers in gas stations and public swimming pools. But living in his car for 3 years was by far the most testing period. Today, he is an Award winning author, writer, host of his own self-named shows and a household name that crosses many ethnic lines and audiences. Steve Harvey’s net worth is estimated at $180 Million. Oprah Winfrey Not only was Oprah Winfrey born into abject poverty to a teenage single mother who worked as a maid, a testament to which was getting her first pair of shoes at the age of 6 but she also experienced rape and abuse as early as age 9. She also became pregnant at 14 and lost her son within two weeks of birth. Oprah’s mother eventually sent her to live in Tennessee with her father, a period during which she became open to an onslaught of sexual abuse. She was

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ARUWAI RESORT – GUYANA

There is no official reference to a 4th World as it relates to developing countries, but if there were, Guyana would certainly fall in that category. Guyana is second only to Haiti as being the poorest country in the Northern Hemisphere. This is mind boggling to say the least, since Guyana’s lush and unspoilt tropical rainforest covers 86% of the land and is home to the famous 741 foot drop Kaieteur Falls, which is of great ecological value to the country. Not to mention the 630 miles long Essequibo River. The land is also endowed with minerals including diamond, gold, semi-precious stones and bauxite, among others. Guyana even boasts having the South American Goliath bird eater, (theraphosa blondi), allegedly the world’s largest spider. As with other islands of the Caribbean, Guyana has a diverse ethnic population – made up largely of people from Africa and India. Though located on the mainland of South America, Guyana has earned the distinction of being a part of the Caribbean because of its strong ethnic, cultural, historical ties and political background. Guyana too was under British rule back in the late 18th century and it is the only country in South America where English is the official language. Guyana is also a member of CARICOM (Caribbean Community & Common Market), an organization of 15 Caribbean countries bent on promoting economic integration. But despite the forgoing, the vision and motivation of outstanding nationals have not waned as it pertains to entrepreneurship and if the Aruwai

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THE WORLD NEEDS LOVE

In writing this blog I pored through a great number of quotes for definitions, for the experiences of others and for “knowing.” Love is now so commonly used that “like” seems passé. It’s always interesting to hear the blaring of millionaires, who can do more, broadcasting their love for their supporters who they don’t have a clue about. These statements are sooner acceptable if they could be interpreted as their love of mankind because no true love would have them reap the benefits of those who support them without giving back from their great store. But this blog is not to specifically speak of that kind of love. The great writers, some of who, evidently, knew nothing of the quintessential love, if indeed it exists, have broken up the concept in pieces and degrees, as an excuse for preoccupation with that which, on a spiritual plain is least understood and is all embracing. So love has become fragments and likened to a pool where water is controlled and issued in scoops or buckets. They have listed love thus: Philia — Affectionate Love without romantic attraction Pragma — Enduring Love. … Storge — Familiar Love. … Eros — Romantic Love. … Ludus — Playful Love. … Mania — Obsessive Love. … Philautia — Self Love. … Agape — Selfless Love. But true love cannot exist for self alone, spouse, children, extended family or nations where there is prejudice, where culture, caste or creed are frowned upon and where Bible thumping preachers

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THE CORONA VIRUS VS SO-CALLED CONSPIRACY THEORY

This is probably the first time in history that a pandemic has caused so much widespread conflicting theories and remedies based largely on guess work, spewing from all corners of the world. This verbal diarrhea and the ensuing confusion, fear and hysteria, were further driven by videos coming from all corners of the earth through social media, which played no small part in bringing many to the brink of anxiety attacks. The world should know by now that the Coronavirus which was alleged to have started in a “wet market” in Wuhan, China, actually came from a laboratory testing that the United States government has been funding for years, and though at the outset America played ignorance and denial, there is undeniable evidence that at least two former presidents stressed the importance of preparation for a pandemic. One cannot help but wonder if their knowledge of the experiments spurred their fears. Now that the world has gone into a tailspin, medical professionals and even government officials are inching their way forward with the truth. Yes, American tax payers’ money has been funding these experiments at The Wuhan Institute of Virology, confirmed Senator Ted Cruz, and this, according to him, was not just involving one lab in Wuhan, but two, within close proximity. He further stated that the US administration was concerned about the safety of the labs. These experiments were being conducted to study viral diversities in bat’s reservoirs, and the laboratory experiments were being conducted to determine which new

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SYNOPSIS OF A PHENOMENAL WOMAN – JAMAICA’S DR. ANNETTE RILEY

In my time of solitude I often reflect on my life from my simple abode in Rose’s Valley, a small rural district in St. Elizabeth, to where I am today. My beginning mirrors the life of young, innocent, happy children, so unaware of the trappings that they do not have. My parents, Laura and Headley Mitchell were two very humble people. Although both had no secondary education, they were both brilliant. My father was a farmer and my mother a housewife. She later developed the skill to become the district midwife and continues to boast of the number of babies that she delivered. She helped us with all our homework, regardless of the subject area. She helped me to write the compositions that were recognized for excellence. To this day I still stand in awe of the wealth of knowledge that she possesses. My father read many books and he would always have us read the Bible to him at night. I was told that he followed the teaching of Haile Selassie and even wore dreadlocks at one time. He was a great father and provided for us. He did not believe in corporal punishment and I can still hear him saying to my mother, “Laura, never hit the children when you are angry.” My dad died on November 28th, 1966. It was a dark day for me as I watched him die at home. My father was never sick. He was only ill for one day and that was

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