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Government has ruled out calling early national elections

Government has ruled out calling early national elections

Parliament

Guyana’s Parliament Building

Government has so far ruled out calling early national elections due to a more than GUY$37 billion reduction in the 2012 National Budget by the combined opposition.

“Elections are not at the top of the list where the solutions and the arrival of compromises and action to be taken to rectify this situation,” said Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon. “I for one feel that this issue-the non approval of funding can indeed be addressed without resort to elections,” he added.

Some observers believe that the governing Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) is in no hurry for elections because it is not entirely certain that it would regain its parliamentary majority which it lost at the November 2011 elections.  Continue reading

Tiffany Megnath Reception at Richmond Hill NY – April 30, 2014

Richie Rich Tiffany Reception april 30,2014j (1)

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

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

Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory

Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory

THIS IS AMAZING— Some have no idea as to what the Space Station interior looks like. This is very impressive.  Something worthwhile watching.

Published on Nov 19, 2012 - In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, 2012.  Continue reading

My Multi-Ethnic Friends & Other Stories – by Cyril Dabydeen

An Appreciation of Cyril Dabydeen’s Storytelling

BOOK REVIEW: My Multi-Ethnic Friends & Other Stories

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Steel band music – Andy Narell: Coffee Street – video

Steel band music – Andy Narell: Coffee Street – video

Trinidad invented Steel Bands, and now they are being formed and promoted worldwide.  Here is a good band featuring Andy Narell and the University of North Texas College of Music Steel and Brass Band.

Published on Jan 22, 2013 — Coffee Street, (1998) by Andy Narell

Steel Band – Mark Ford, director;  One O’Clock Lab Band – Steve Weist, director
Recorded Live, October 29, 2012. Winspear Hall, College of Music
University of North Texas.  http://music.unt.edu

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THE SUITCASE – a meeting with GOD!

THE SUITCASE

 A man died, when he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand.

God said: Alright son its time to go.

Surprised the man responded: Now? So soon? I had a lot of plans…

I’m sorry but its time to go.

 

What do you have in that suitcase? the man asked.

God answered: Your belongings.

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Cuba, Competition and the Caribbean

Cuba, Competition and the Caribbean

By David Jessop 

Cuban President Raul Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro

News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. April 9, 2014:

On March 29 Cuba’s National Assembly passed a new foreign investment law. Its content has far reaching implications for the future economic organisation of the country. It has also stimulated a lively public and private debate in the rest of the Caribbean about whether it represents a new economic challenge to others in the region.

Unusually, the changes that the new law contains had been widely trailed in Cuba’s national and provincial media before its passing. This was because of its contentious nature within Cuba and the challenge it offered to many Cuban conservatives’ belief in the need to maintain full control over national sovereignty and economic decision making.  Continue reading

The demise of guys?- Internet gaming and porn affecting brains? – 2 videos

Philip Zimbardo: The demise of guys?

Uploaded on Aug 5, 2011  http://www.ted.com Psychologist Philip Zimbardo asks, “Why are boys struggling?” He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and relationships) and suggests a few reasons — and he asks for your help! Watch his talk, then take his short 10-question survey:   http://on.ted.com/PZSurvey

The Great Porn Experiment: Gary Wilson video

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