Top posts September 2014 – Top 20 of 498 posts

TOP 20 Most popular of 498 entries. Full List here for  September 2014

Total new entries = 90. Month Hits-=84,834 Total Hits = 2,513,175

Africa: Beware of China’s $$$ – NYT commentary
Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards – updated
“I will Follow Him” – by a Nun’s Choir – conductor Andre Rieu – video
Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
Georgetown. Guyana: Fire destroys Umana Yana
Botlahle: Age 11 – Winner Of South Africa’s Talent 2012 – 3 videos
A Hundred Years Later – by Uri Avnery
Guyana has the highest suicide rate in the World– WHO – UPDATED
White Media Falsely Link Brooklyn Shootings to West Indian Day Parade
Book: British Guiana – By Raymond T. Smith – 1962  Continue reading



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  1. Magazines and Announcements by Guyanese Associations

    1. Blossoms of Guyana requests your help – Please donate!
    2. Thank you letter for 2014 Folk Festival Season- Sept. 2- 9 2014
    3. GCA September 2014 Magazine – featuring Folk Festival 2014 (NEW)
    4. Guyana Christian Charities requests help for Rev. John O’Conner teaching nurses in Guyana.

    Upcoming Events by Guyanese Associations

    1. Guyanese American Cultural Association of Central Florida: September- October Events
    2. Guyana-Jamaica Friendship Asso NY – Dinner/Dance – Bayside NY – Oct 3, 2014
    3. West Indian American Business and Cultural Expo – NYC – Oct 4, 2014 (NEW)
    4. Senior Guyanese Friendship Asso – Toronto – Bazaar & Craft Sale – October 4, 2014
    5. Guyana Medical Relief – 30th Anni. Dinner/Dance – Alhambra CA – Oct 11, 2014
    6. St. Stanislaus Alumni – Toronto: Fall Dance – October 18, 2014
    7. Demerara Gold – Play by Ingrid Griffith- Brooklyn NY. October 17-18, 2014
    8. Senior Guyanese Friendship Association – Fall Dance – Toronto – October 25, 2014
    9. Guyana Christian Charities – Bake & Food Sale – Toronto – October 26, 2014
    10. Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations – Casino Rama Trip – Nov 1, 2014
    11. XGDF Association NY – Black & White Affair – Nov.15, 2014
    12. Guyanese Pioneer Fund-Raising Group: Pre-Xmas Brunch -Toronto- Nov 23, 2014 (NEW)
    13. DCMCO – Black Tie Dinner & Awards Ceremony – Lanham MD. – Nov 28, 2014
    14. Guyana Ex-Soldiers Asso – Canada – Xmas Dinner/Dance – December 6, 2014 

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The Diaspora is a diminishing Phenomenon – By Hubert Williams


    By Hubert Williams

Boston, Massachusetts — Nostalgia is a constant repetition of a lived experience; so few children based outside of their parents’ home country and who have not really shared their parents’ past should be expected to feel as fervently as their parents do about the “homeland”… so, with each succeeding generation, I expect that the fervour about “our home” will be increasingly depleted, as will the flow of “remittances”, barrels and sundry packages which have helped considerably to sustain relatives during those parlous times in Guyana approaching the end of the last century… and even up to now.

What applies to Guyana is as well the experience of Barbados and other Commonwealth Caribbean countries where the human flow outwards followed Independence, burgeoning economic stringencies and social challenges – not the least of them being corruption, crime and violence.  Continue reading

Guyana’s prez holds town hall meeting in Brooklyn

September 27, 2014 / By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life NYC

Guyana’s prez holds town hall meeting in Brooklyn 

Ramotar in Brooklyn

First Lady, Deolatchmee Ramotar (right) joins a Guyanese audience at the town hall meeting in Brooklyn.

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Photo by Tangerine Clarke

President of Guyana, Donald Ramotar told compatriots at a town hall meeting in Brooklyn, that the Republic has an exceptional relationship with the Unites States administration in Guyana’s fight against crime.

The head of state, who received a warm welcome at Woodbine Ballroom on Sunday, Sept. 21, said a recent agreement also with the Brazilian government would allow the Brazilians to use its satellite capability to monitor Guyana’s vast land space against smuggling.

Protesters carrying signs that demanded: “We Want Local Government Elections Now,” hastened Ramotar to call on Opposition Leader David Granger to decide if he wanted national elections or local government elections. Continue reading

Henry S. Fraser: Letter from Britain – Part 1

British mail box in the countryside

Henry S. Fraser: Letter from Britain – Part 1

“Our tolerance is part of what makes Britain Britain. So conform to it, or don’t come here.”
(Tony Blair)

“It has something to do with being British – we don’t take ourselves as seriously as other countries do.” (Joan Collins)

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A Clarion Call for Continuity among Diaspora Associations – Lear Matthews


By Lear Matthews

Despite the surge in popularity of Caribbean Diaspora Associations and the reminiscent jollification they entertain at fund raising events/reunions, there appears to be a serious problem of recruiting new members. This situation, which warrants a timely assessment, has emerged with regards to rank and file membership, as well as leadership/executive positions.

This writer and other former and current members of one such organization have lamented over this issue. Particular difficulty is encountered in efforts to increase financial membership, and engaging more recent immigrants/graduates. The problem has become endemic to various non-profit transnational organizations.  Such an observation led to research on the topic, within the context of the unprecedented increase of HTAs – Hometown Associations (e.g. High School Alumni, village, cultural, professional, charity, religious, political groups) among Guyanese immigrants in North America. Continue reading

Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building

Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building

Published on Sep 26, 2014 –  In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and let light permeate into densely-packed cities.

UB40’s Greatest Hits | Best Songs Of UB40 | 2014 Full Album

UB40’s Greatest Hits | Best Songs Of UB40 | 2014 Full Album

Published on Jul 28, 2014

UB40’s Greatest Hits | Best Songs Of UB40 | 2014 Full Album  Track List
1. 00:00:00 Kingston Town
2. 00:03:51 (I Can’t Help) Falling in Love With You
3. 00:07:14 Red, Red Wine
4. 00:10:13 I Got You Babe  Continue reading

Guyanese Pioneer Fund-Raising Group: Pre-Xmas Brunch -Toronto- Nov 23, 2014

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Guyanese Pioneer Fund-Raising Group: Pre-Xmas Brunch -Toronto- November 23, 2014

GCA September 2014 Magazine – featuring Folk Festival 2014

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GCA September 2014 Magazine

PAGE 3-17: Folk Festival Season editorial & in pictures
PAGE 18-19: Commentary from Dhanpaul Narine
PAGE 20-24: Amerindian Heritage Month
PAGE 25-26: A call to action
PAGE 27-30: Convocation-Institute of Creative Arts
PAGE 31: St. Gabriels International Day 2014

September Editor: Lear Matthews

Muslim-only housing development in Barbados. No Christians or Jews allowed to purchase homes in new community.

Originally posted on Barbados Free Press:

Muslim Barbados housing

Muslim Association says “Barbadians have nothing to fear.” (What a statement!)

Is this what we want for our Barbados?

It's not a real sign, but it might as well be!

It’s not a real sign, but it might as well be!

One can only imagine the howls of outrage if a construction company announced that only Christians would be allowed to purchase new homes in a brand new Bajan subdivision… and rightly so. Can you imagine on a sign “No Muslim Buyers Allowed” ???

Yet this is exactly what our political class has agreed to in relation to Bajan Christians and Jews when it issued building permissions to the Muslim organisations involved in building Barbados’ newest housing development.

After hundreds of years of slavery, and then another hundred years of colonisation, exclusion and segregation based upon race, skin colour and class, ordinary Barbadians do not take kindly to being told they are not eligible to purchase a home because they are…

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