Category Archives: Arts / Culture

An inspiring article on aging by Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara,103

A heart-warming and Inspiring article on Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara- 103

On October 3, 2014 Dr. Shigeaki Hinohar turned 103. This interview was given when he was 97 years old.

 Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, 103

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, 103

 Introduction:  At the age of 97 years and 4 months, Shigeaki Hinohara is one of the world’s longest-serving physicians and educators. Hinohara’s magic touch is legendary: Since 1941 he has been healing patients at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo and teaching at St. Luke’s College of Nursing.

After World War II, he envisioned a world-class hospital and college springing from the ruins of Tokyo; thanks to his pioneering spirit and business savvy, the doctor turned these institutions into the nation’s top medical facility and nursing school. Today he serves as chairman of the board of trustees at both organizations.  Continue reading

Playlist (10 talks): 10 talks from authors – TED videos

Playlist (10 talks): 10 talks from authors

GCYA Youth Mentorship Program – Toronto


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Guyanese Canadian Youth Alliance – (GCYA) Youth Mentorship Program – Toronto. Canada.


Update from Moray House Trust: October 2014 – for Guyanese Online

 Update from Moray House Trust: October 2014

In mid-September Moray House Trust was delighted to host the first in a series of slideshows by local photographers. Two photographers, Fidal Bassier and Nikhil Ramkarran, participated in this first presentation.

Fidal Bassier

Fidal Bassier

Fidal’s presentation was called ‘Art in Weddings’. Fidal is primarily a wedding and events photographer who sharpens his skills and eye by dabbling in all types of photography when he isn’t working on a paying job.

Fidal’s wedding photography is premised on the idea that mere documentary recording of events does a disservice to the occasion and the couple’s memories. Fidal brings an unusual perspective by capturing the feeling and essence of the wedding, from the small but meaningful details to the personalities of the couple and their guests. Continue reading

Ex GTC/GT&T Members Association NY – Holiday Dance – December 20, 2014

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Ex GTC/GT&T Members Association NY – Annual Holiday Presentation Dance – December. 20, 2014

Commentary: Black History Month in Britain- By Murphy Browne

Commentary: Black History Month in Britain

Published on October 14, 2014  - By Murphy Browne

October is Black History Month in the United Kingdom.  There has been an African presence in Britain for centuries, although we are led to believe that Africans arrived in Britain as enslaved people during the dreadful Maafa when millions were kidnapped and dragged out of the African continent. Guyanese historian Dr Ivan Van Serbia and African American historian Dr Runoko Rashidi published “African Presence in Early Europe” in 1985.

Murphy Browne

The documented African presence in Britain according to white British author Peter Fryer goes back to the year 210. In his 1984 published book “Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain” Fryer wrote: “There were Africans in Britain before the English came here. They were soldiers in the Roman imperial army that occupied the southern part of our island for three and a half centuries. Though the earliest attested date for this unit’s presence here is 253-8, an African soldier is reputed to have reached Britain by the year 210.” Continue reading

Guyanese Old Hits & Blue Ribbon Farewell Dance – London – December 6, 2014

Mr Marlon & GT Promotion’s Guyanese Old Hits & Blue Ribbon Farewell Dance

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Saturday 6 December (9 -4am)

54 Market Square, London N9 0TZ

ADM. £10 in advance. MATD

GT Bar and Guyanese Cuisine.
MUSIC BY: Blue Ribbon, Mr. Marlon, GT Promotion, Dj Shogun

-GT Promotion 07956 425 916
-Mr. Marlon 07931 157 648

 ‘Mention Guyanese Online to obtain a 20% discount on tickets’

Last Friday Oldies in London – 20th Anniversary – November 28-29, 2014

 ‘Mention Guyanese Online to obtain a 20% discount on tickets’

To mark the 20th Anniversary of the Last Friday Oldies in London – November 28-29, 2014 

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GT Promotion (Tafawa) presents
The legendary Blue Ribbon (Bull the Boss) direct from Guyana.

Friday 28 November (9-3am)
202 Upper Tooting Rd SW17 7EW
ADM. £8 b4 11pm. £10 after.
MUSIC BY: Blue Ribbon, GT Promotion, Dj Sherwin & Dj Blondie

Saturday 29 November (9-3am) @
Thornton Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 6BA
ADM. Tickets £8 in advance. MATD
GT Bar and Guyanese Cuisine.
MUSIC BY: Blue Ribbon, GT Promotion, Dj Sherwin, Mr Marlon, Mr Fix It. Continue reading

Guyana Foundation Newsletter – September 2014

4a90f018-864f-42da-94fb-fd5ca1b52d7d Guyana Foundation Newsletter

Transforming the Lives of People for a Better World.

Dear Friend,

Over the past month, the Guyana Foundation has made important strides in expanding the impact of its programs.

Our volunteer base continues to grow, while at the international level, we have seen more and more individuals stepping forward to be a part of our work.

One such individual is Vidya Seekwar-Jaisaree, who has graciously accepted an invitation to join our Board of Trustees for a two year term, commencing on October 1, 2014. Vidya is a Guyanese-born Canadian educator, and brings a distinguished track-record of excellence in Canada to her new role with the Foundation. We are delighted at her addition to our team, and hope that you would join us in warmly welcoming her.  Continue reading

Veteran broadcaster Rafiq Khan passes away – updated

Veteran broadcaster Rafiq Khan passes away

Rafiq Khan

Rafiq Khan

Guyanese broadcaster Rafiq Khan passed away in Kingston, Jamaica on October 10. He was 82.

Khan was highly regarded in the field of broadcasting and played a significant role in what was considered a golden period of radio in Guyana. He was a former Programme Director of Radio Demerara (1956) which was later merged into the state broadcaster.

Later, he became Management Consultant to the Rediffusion Group of Broadcasting Systems in the Caribbean. After resigning from the Company in 1978, he served regional communication organizations in various positions.  Continue reading


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