Category Archives: Education

Dr. Juliet Emanuel – contributing to the community – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

 PROFILE of the Week: Dr. Juliet Emanuel, Associate Professor, BMCC/CUNY.

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By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Juliet Emanuel is a distinguished lady of letters. She attended some of the top schools and what is even more significant is that she has dedicated herself to sharing her knowledge with others. Juliet was born in Kitty in Georgetown, Guyana. Her mom was Mary Rosetta Douglas and her dad was Richard Douglas Joseph Emanuel from New Amsterdam. Juliet has a sister Shirley and a brother Richard.

Juliet attended school in Alberttown and later Kitty Methodist School. She was a bright student and after a stay at Tutorial High School she went to Bishop’s High School. Juliet loved literature but when she was at Tutorial one of her best subjects was geometry. Juliet was attracted to reading biographies and when she discovered Guyanese and Caribbean literature it was the beginning of a wonderful journey. Continue reading

Guyana Floods: Schools in Regions 2, 3 and 4 closed Friday November 21, 2014

All public schools in Regions 2, 3 and 4 closed Friday November 21, 2014

-deep flooding in city after heavy rain

Heavy rain overnight and this morning has left deep flooding along the East Bank and East Coast Demerara and public schools in the city and regions two and three are closed today as a result.

A notice this morning from the Ministry of Education said:

“We are now learning  of other areas severely affected by flooding. The ministry I seeking your help to make the following announcement:

Due to severe weather conditions all public schools in Regions 2, 3 4 (East Bank and East Coast) and Georgetown will be closed today.

We are advising parents and guardians of children in those regions to keep their children at home as schools will be closed. “

The rain has been heavy and unrelenting and like on previous occasions where severe weather systems have struck there was no warning from the hydrometeorological department of the Ministry of Agriculture. Continue reading

INTERESTING MAPS – very enlightening

INTERESTING MAPS

1. This map shows the world divided into 7 sections (each with a distinct color) with each section containing 1 billion people.

SCHOOL DAYS FAREWELL – By Dmitri Allicock

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SCHOOL DAYS FAREWELL

By Dmitri Allicock

River boat trip to a time and place

Song of youth and smiling face

Way up Demerara we must pass

Blossoms of innocence will last

School days of uniform and slate

Rule days of cane, don’t be late

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Queen’s College people – commentary

Queen’s College people

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By all accounts, last week’s Queen’s College Old Students’ Association (QCOSA) reunion, marking the 170th anniversary of the founding of QC, was a great success, with old boys and, significantly, an impressive number of old girls, gathering to relive the carefree days of their youth and to celebrate the institution that laid the foundation for their many and varied achievements.

Predictably, the reunion was a wonderful occasion for wallowing in nostalgia, particularly for those alumni who had travelled from overseas and who enjoyed several opportunities not only to revisit their beloved school and rekindle old friendships but also, for many, to reacquaint themselves with contemporary Guyana, much changed from the time when they emigrated. Continue reading

Michael Albert Memorial – Brooklyn NYC- 29 November 2014

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ECHOES OF GUYANA- POEMS By Dmitri Allicock

ECHOES OF GUYANA- POEMS

By Dmitri Allicock

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THE STANDPIPE
Innocence smiles and optional clothes
Water from standpipe slowly flows
O’ sweet water washes the mud away
Guyana’s countryside back in the day
Laughter of simpler times that quiver
Teeth chattered with splashes of shiver

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TRIUMPH OF THE “UNDERCLASS” – By Hubert Williams

TRIUMPH  OF  THE  “UNDERCLASS”

               By  Hubert  Williams

Boston, Massachusetts, October 21, 2014 — In 2003, in a lengthy document sent the office of Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton, reacting to her extremely well presented book “Living History”, I had expressed misgivings over societal weaknesses and the emerging role of well-educated, highly-placed working women which could have the unintended consequence under Democracy of an ‘underclass’ literally controlling small jurisdictions such as those in the English-speaking Caribbean… and, in the fullness of time, large jurisdictions, too.

She is absolutely a “women’s libber” and a very strong proponent of an education system which separates girls and boys, particularly at the secondary and tertiary levels. Of her own experience at Wellesley College in Boston (one of the world’s foremost women’s universities), she wrote:

“Unlike some of the smart girls in my high school, who felt pressure to forsake their own ambitions for more traditional lives, my Wellesley classmates wanted to be recognized for their ability, hard work and achievements. This may explain why there is a disproportionate number of women’s college graduates in professions in which women tend to be under-represented.” 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

Suicide Prevention is Everybody’s Business – By The Caribbean Voice

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1936 Daly Avenue, Bronx, NY 10460, USA.   718-542-4454  *   

Guyana:  592-621-6111   *     592-223-2637

Suicide Prevention is Everybody’s Business

By The Caribbean Voice

The Caribbean Voice is a New York based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998. Currently it is focusing on suicide prevention and related issues in Guyana and the Diaspora and is working in collaboration with partners – other NGOs, businesses, socially conscious individuals, the media and various ministries in Guyana. Contact us at caribvoice@aol.com, NCarter2@ecommunity.com, 718-542-4454, or in Guyana at bibiahamad1@hotmail.com or 621-6111 or 223-2637. Check us out on facebook at ‘The Suicide Epidemic’.

 Here’s what we know: Guyana suffers 44.2 suicides per 100,000 persons, or about 333 plus suicides per year – the highest rate in the world. Also, at a globally estimated 25 attempts per suicide, Guyana would have over 6660 attempted suicides a year. Also suicide is the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-24 and the third leading cause of death among persons ages 25-44, while in the 15-19 age group, it is the leading cause of death among females and the second leading cause of death among males. Yet the rate, the total amount of suicides and the total amount of attempted suicide could all be much higher since empirical evidence suggests that under reporting is quite significant. Continue reading

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