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Tribute to Prof. Victor Ramraj – from the Arts Journal

Prof. Victor Ramraj

Prof. Victor Ramraj

From: Ameena Gafoor, Editor.  The Arts Journal

48 Eping Avenue
Bel Air Park
Georgetown, Guyana
13th September, 2014.

From Repeating Islands website.

Dear Editor,

The Arts Journal is deeply saddened at news of the passing of Professor Victor Ramraj on 25th August, 2014 in Canada.

Victor Ramraj was a dear friend and a much-admired colleague. Born on 24th October 1941 in then British Guiana, on the evergreen rice producing island of Wakenaam, Ramraj received his secondary education at St. Stanislaus College before proceeding to the University College of the West Indies (London) – now UWI Mona, Jamaica – where he gained a BA degree in English literature and won the heart of his life’s companion, Ruby.  Continue reading

Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations – Casino Rama Trip – Nov 1, 2014

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Rise of common folk in Brazil, India, Indonesia – commentary

Rise of common folk in Brazil, India, Indonesia

New and popular politicians in the developing world’s largest democracies come from humble origins. This trend reflects an ‘equality of conditions,’ or free societies that come to see dignity in each individual.

Narendra Modi, the newly installed prime minister of the world’s largest democracy, India, is the low-caste son of a tea-stall owner.

Joko Widodo, the president-elect of the third largest democracy, Indonesia, was a furniture maker only a decade ago.

And Marina Silva, the most popular candidate in a presidential race in the fourth largest democracy, Brazil, grew up in poverty in an Amazon jungle town. As a child, she tapped rubber trees and taught herself to read at age 16.

Picture: Presidential candidate Marina Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party speaks during a Sept. 8 campaign visit to the Unibes Foundation which offers aid to the needy.

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Guyana Medical Relief – 30th Anni. Dinner/Dance – Alhambra CA – Oct 11, 2014

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Scotland Is Seeking Independence From the Political Establishment- Op-Ed

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 -By Ronan Burtenshaw, Truthout | Op-Ed

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    (Photo: Lawrence OP / Flickr)The referendum campaign is about much more than nationalism.

    Scotland Is Seeking Independence From the Political Establishment

This week’s vote on Scottish independence has lit up the political landscape in Europe, encouraging the left and prompting panic in the halls of power. If the “Yes” side manages to beat the odds and win on September 18, new possibilities will arise on a political spectrum which seemed to be shrinking by the year.

But it didn’t always look like this would be the case. When the referendum campaign began, the leading force for a Yes vote, the Scottish National Party (SNP), promised what could best be termed independence light. Staying were the pound, the Queen, NATO and even the economic model, buttressed by a “competitive” corporate tax regime to rival free-market Ireland. This appeal was nationalist in its purest sense – social questions would remain untouched and only the flag would change.  Continue reading

What makes us get sick? Look upstream – Rishi Manchanda

Rishi Manchanda: What makes us get sick? Look upstream.

18:13 minutes · TEDSalon NY2014

Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream” factors like a poor diet, a stressful job, a lack of fresh air.

It’s a powerful call for doctors to pay attention to a patient’s life outside the exam room.  View video below….. Continue reading

Education: Buxton teen awarded for exceptional performance at CSEC

Buxton teen awarded for exceptional performance at CSEC

September 13, 2014 | By KNews | Rehanna Ramsay

In honour of his late grandmother Annie Daniels, overseas-based Guyanese Professor Kerwin Kofi Charles continues to support youth and community development at Buxton, East Coast Demerara.

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Second from right, Shaunelle Thomas receives the Annie Daniels Memorial Award from Shebiki Beaton, flanked by her parents and representatives of the award Reuben and Paulette Charles.

Mr. Charles, who hails from Buxton, is a Distinguished Service Professor and Deputy Dean at the University of Chicago in the United States.   Continue reading

‘Rising Star finalist’ Lisa Punch comes to Brooklyn

‘Rising Star finalist’ Lisa Punch comes to Brooklyn

The Georgetown girl was a finalist on ABC’s “Rising Star, ” where she garnered 80 percent of the East Coast votes and 78 percent from the West, to raise the wall, and received positive comments from music’s heavy weights, Ke$ha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley.

“It was an overwhelming feeling for me. I was nervous, but excited at the same time,” stated the former Guyana deejay during an exclusive backstage interview at the cultural event in Brooklyn. Continue reading

Demerara Gold – Play by Ingrid Griffith- Brooklyn NY. October 17-18, 2014

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Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:58:35 -0400
DEMERARA GOLD is back!  This time in BROOKLYN!!  Two shows are scheduled for Oct. 17 and 18 @ 8pm at A.R.T./NY-South Oxford Space in downtown Brooklyn (see flyer attached).  

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The People’s Climate March 2014: Join the Global Weekend for Action

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Post from Rosaliene Bacchus’ Blog

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

People's Climate March - 20-21 September 2014

Has your life been changed by a record-breaking climatic event? Have you lost your home or means to support yourself and family because of climate change? Are you concerned about global warming and climate change? Are you frustrated with the inaction of our political and industrial leaders?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above questions, here’s an opportunity to take action, to do your part. This coming weekend of September 20-21, 2014, let’s show up at the People’s Climate March in a city near us.

“The People’s Climate March is an invitation to anyone who’d like to prove to themselves, and to their children, that they give a damn about the biggest crisis our civilization has ever faced” said Bill McKibben, climate author and environmentalist turned activist, and co-founder of 350.ORG, a global climate movement.

In the United States, the major event will take place in New…

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