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THE DIASPORA IS A DIMINISHING PHENOMENON
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 →
September 27, 2014 / By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life NYC
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“The land of embarrassment and breakfast.” (Julian Barnes, British author)
“Our tolerance is part of what makes Britain Britain. So conform to it, or don’t come here.”
“It has something to do with being British – we don’t take ourselves as seriously as other countries do.” (Joan Collins)
A CLARION CALL FOR CONTINUITY AMONG DIASPORA ASSOCIATIONS
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 →
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.
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- November 23, 2014
GCA September 2014 Magazine
IN THIS ISSUE
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
Originally posted on Barbados Free Press:
Muslim Association says “Barbadians have nothing to fear.” (What a statement!)
Is this what we want for our Barbados?
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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