Category Archives: Arts / Culture

Dancing in the Rain – a story about “Life”

Dancing in The Rain


It was a busy
morning, about 8:30, when an elderly

gentleman in his 80’s arrived to have
stitches removed from his thumb.

He said he was in a hurry as he had an
appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat,

knowing it would be over an hour

before someone would to able to see him.  Continue reading

Guyana’s Queens College to mark 170th anniversary – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyana’s Queens College to mark 170th anniversary

By Tangerine Clarke  – Caribbean Life – NYC

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Queen’s College Alumni Association NYC Chapter Executive Committee. From left front: Carol Cort, John Campbell and Jeremy Jordon. From left back: Clive English, Wayne King, Louis Kilkenny and Lex Brian LaRose. (Photo by Tangerine Clarke)

“Faithful and Useful Everywhere” is the motto of the Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association and that will be on the minds of members of the New York Chapter, when they join other past students in commemorating the institution’s 170th Anniversary. Continue reading

Henry S. Fraser: Letter from Britain – Part 2 – Heritage Tourism

Henry S. Fraser: Letter from Britain – Part 2

“When a man is tired of London he is tired of life.” (Samuel Johnson)

”Without my past I have no memories. Without history I have no roots. “(Jennifer Renton)

“72% of tourists from Russia and 66% of those from China say that castles, churches, monuments and historic houses are top of their list of things to visit in Britain.” (From Valuing our Heritage, English Heritage and National Trust publication)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sunday October 5, 2014 - Heritage tourism is by far the fastest growing aspect of tourism worldwide. There has always been a magical attraction to the antiquities of Greece, Rome and Egypt, for centuries the preserve of the wealthy English and Western Europeans on their “grand tours”, and then popularised for the middle classes by Thomas Cook and the railways in the late 19th century. But today the world’s travellers are seeking heritage attractions everywhere. For older people beaches are boring, and the search is on for cultural heritage.

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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.

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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)

@ THE ART ZONE
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

FOR TICKETS & FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
-GT Promotion 07956 425 916
-Mr. Marlon 07931 157 648

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

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