Category Archives: Arts / Culture

Cinderella Ball 2014 – Celebrating Mothers – Lithonia GA.

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Our 6th Annual


Saturday, May 10, 2014 ~ Cocktail starts @ 7:00pm

Caribbean/International Mother’s Day Affair

Christ Our HOPE Elegant Banquet Hall

1786 Wellborn Road, Lithonia, GA 30058

This event in hosted by Gail Lyte-Archer & Gwen Fredericks

Ticket $30.00 per person

includes Buffet Style Cocktail & Dinner

For more information & tickets contact: ~

Gail 770-354-1807, Gwen -404-213-5807

Bourda Green – 678-418-7270, Kirt 770-605-4288, Georgetown Market Grocery – 404-534-0208

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Caribanatime Dance – Jahrusalem band – Toronto August 2, 2014

Jahrusalem Caribana Time (1)

Guyana Mass Committee 15th Annual Dance- Brooklyn NY. – June 21, 2014


The Linguistic Legacy of Indian-Guyanese – Harry Hergash

The Linguistic Legacy of Indian-Guyanese

Stabroek News - On April 21, 2014 - In In The Diaspora

By Harry T. Hergash

 Harry Hergash, a graduate of the University of Guyana, taught at the Annandale Government Secondary from 1964 to 1969.  He immigrated to Canada in 1974.

20131028diaspora Indian-Guyanese, the descendants of Indian immigrants, comprise about 43.5% of the population of Guyana. The everyday speech of the majority of this segment of the population, especially those living in rural communities, is peppered with words of Indic origin. Most of these words relate to items of food, kitchen utensils, terminology identifying family members and other relatives, names and terminology associated with religious holidays and worship, and names of vegetables and plants.   Continue reading

Guyanese Association of Georgia -3 Independence Events 2014


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GUYDA Father’s Day Brunch – Brooklyn NY – June 15, 2014


Easter: Kite Flying in Guyana – with pictures by Nigel Durant

KITE FLYING IN GUYANA-  Pictures by Nigel Durant

Kite flying at Easter is a unique Guyanese tradition. Fly a kite at any other time and you’ll be thought of as rather odd. The origins of the practice are a bit hazy but the general explanation is that the kite is symbolic of the Risen Lord. How it started, though, is the subject of speculation.

These pix were all taken near or on the seawall at the Kitty pump station side.

Note: Click the picture to view the others in the picture gallery created by Nigel Durant

Easter Kites - 2009

Kite flying at Easter – a Guyanese tradition

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Cricket: Brian Lara’s 375: a world record-breaking innings +2 videos

Brian Lara’s 375: The inside story of a world record-breaking innings

Posted By STABROEK NEWS  - – April 18, 2014

Brian Lara

Brian Lara

By Marc Higginson BBC Sport

Twenty years ago this week, West Indies batsman Brian Lara broke Sir Garfield Sobers’s 36-year-old world record for the highest score in a Test innings.

The legendary left-hander surpassed his compatriot’s 365 not out as he scored 375 against England at Antigua’s Recreation Ground in a historic match played from 16-21 April 1994.

BBC Sport spoke to those who witnessed his world record innings close up: two of Lara’s West Indies team-mates – Phil Simmons and Shivnarine Chanderpaul – and five England players who suffered in the field: Angus Fraser, Jack Russell, Phil Tufnell, Graham Thorpe and Alec Stewart.

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Miss Guyana World Contestants visit the Big Apple

April 17, 2014 / Arts & Entertainment / Caribbean Life News

Miss Guyana World Contestants visit the Big Apple

Miss Guyana World Pageant contestants

                            2014 – Miss Guyana World Pageant contestants

Article and photo by Tangerine Clarke

A flurry of excitement and flash bulbs greeted five of the eight contestants vying for the Miss World Guyana 2014 title when they arrived in the Big Apple last week for a soiree to kick-off the upcoming May 26 pageant in Georgetown. The official sashing of the contestants will take place on May 4 in Georgetown.

They were greeted at the Guyana Consulate by Consul General Brentnold Evans, who complimented them on their achievements, borrowing a quote from the great Chinese philosopher, Confucius who said, “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential are keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”  Continue reading

Tracing the origin of Trinidad’s Carnival to Grenada – by Arley Gill



Tracing the origin of Trinidad’s Carnival to Grenada – by Arley Gill

April 17, 2014 – Caribbean360

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Thursday April 17, 2014 - How is it that Carnival, a festival that is so strongly influenced by the French, found its nursery on an island that was never colonized by the French?

From the time I read Joachim Mark’s fervent and bold assertion that Grenada gave Carnival to Trinidad, I could not help but agree with him.

Mark, an educator, history buff and a great historical archivist, has since gone to the Great Beyond. I read his assertion as a college student and his thesis has remained with me all those year. And, from time to time in my perusing through carnival history literature, I will come across passing comments on the issue that will strengthen Mark’s argument.  Continue reading


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