Category Archives: Associations

The Diaspora Reconsidered: A Guyanese Perspective – By Lear Matthews

The Diaspora Reconsidered: A Guyanese Perspective

Lear Matthews

Reacting to this writer’s views about the need to strengthen Caribbean Diaspora Associations, an esteemed commentator advanced the notion that “We should not bank too heavily on an unending outreach to the land of our birth. The Diaspora is a slow diminution”. (H. Williams, Guyanese-On-Line 9/14).

However, contrary to that dismal prognosis, I argue that the Caribbean Diaspora is unlikely to diminish, rather it will expand. It is not a time-phased, amorphous process that faces extinction, but will increase exponentially with continuous immigration flows.  The term Diaspora describes the dispersion of a defined group of people of similar ethnicity, nationality or cultural background. They tend to strive for a common identity, group consciousness and often collaborate on causes of interest to themselves and those they believe they represent. Contemporary social analysts have asserted that Diasporas have a significant function of sustaining strong social, economic, cultural, political and emotional bonds to their country of origin. Continue reading

Caribbean North Charities Foundation – Toronto- Casino Bus Trip 29 Nov. 2014

Caribbean North Charities Foundation

PLEASE JOIN US ON OUR FUNDRAISING CASINO BUS TRIP, FIRST ONE TO
FALLSVIEW, AND AFTERWARDS ENJOY THE NIAGARA’S FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

ON: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2014

DONATION: $ 20.00 PER PERSON ( AND ALSO RECEIVE A $10.00 SLOTS PLAY)
Remember to: BRING YOUR CASINO FALLSVIEW PLAYER’S CARD or ANY GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO I.D.

PICK UP POINT#1. Scarborough
@ CENTENNIAL COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE
1967 ELLESMERE ROAD AT DOLLY VARDEN BLVD.
(WEST OF MARKHAM ROAD) SCARBOROUGH.
 FREE PARKING AT SOUTH PARKING LOT NEAR TENNIS COURTS ( SAME SPOT BEFORE)
 BUS LEAVES FOR NEXT PICK UP POINT# 2 @ 10.00 -10.15 A.M. SHARP 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

US Medical Team to visit Buxton on October 30, 2014

FREE MEDICAL OUTREACH IN BUXTON BY US MEDICAL TEAM

THURSDAY, 30 OCTOBER, 2014    – FROM 7:30 a.m.

BUXTON HEALTH CENTRE

Download PDF Flyer: FlyerBuxtonMedicalOutreach

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GCYA Youth Mentorship Program – Toronto

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

 

Guyana Shoe Drive by Guyana Community Outreach Fund – Donate!

Give a pair of shoes for the people of Breeze Point, Guyana

Guyana Community Outreach Fund (GCOF), NFP

shoeThe Breeze Point, Guyana Shoe Drive

The men, women and children in Breeze Point, Guyana would be thankful to receive new or gently used, waterproof shoes, boots or gym shoes

Download Flyer:  Shoe Drive– Donate Used and New Shoes

Your donation will help the disadvantaged and underserved people of Guyana

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BCOCCA presents: “Taking Our Health to Heart” – 08 Nov 2014- Vancouver BC Canada

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BCOCCA [called bu-ko-ka] B.C. Organization
of Caribbean Cultural Associations’
Caribbean Community Health Support Group
is presenting “Taking Our Health to Heart”
on Saturday, 08 November 2014 @ NOON
1155 East Broadway Avenue, Vancouver. BC Canada.

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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