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Historic Georgetown City Hall is to be repaired and restored

Historic Georgetown City Hall is to be repaired and restored

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The historic City Hall, described as one of the finest examples of Gothic Architecture in the Caribbean, could see long-awaited and much needed rehabilitation soon.

Built in the late 19th century, City Hall has been left to fall apart over the years, but now the government says it is ready to put funding to get the structure back in shape. The announcement today from Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon.

Dr Luncheon said that apart from public funds, there has been external interest in funding the project; he did not name those external interests. No price tag has been attached to what is expected to be a mammoth task to restore the building and maintain its architectural style, which is known as “fancy dress” Gothic. Continue reading

Caribbean Fusion Festival – Kissimmee, Florida. April 27, 2014

Help us to celebrate 20 years with CAFA

at the Caribbean Fusion Festival
Caribbean & Floridian Association

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The Caribbean and Floridian Association, Inc. (CAFA) will be hosting the 20th Annual Caribbean Fusion on Sunday, April 27, 2014 and is sponsored by the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA), The Osceola Tourism Development Council and the City of Kissimmee
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Chinese group traveling worldwide in RV reaches Guyana

Chinese group traveling worldwide in RV reaches Guyana

APRIL 24, 2014 | BY KNEWS |

RV in GuyanaPicture: The group with their RV parked in front of the Guyana Revenue Authority building yesterday with their Guyana guide, Haleem Khan.

A group of passionate young people from China and Taiwan who dared to achieve and complete their dream of travelling 200 countries driving a Recreational Vehicle (RV) reached Georgetown yesterday. They were previously in Venezuela.
What started out as a group of 12 in two RV’s has now shrunk to four as the group pursues their global travel.  Their names are Wujingyi, Chun-Hung Chen, Shuotiao and Hambin Chen.

The lifetime journey all started on May 19, 2012 in China. Since then, the group has traveled through four continents, crossed three oceans and visited 45 countries and more than 170 cities in an RV.  Continue reading

Cinderella Ball 2014 – Celebrating Mothers – Lithonia GA.- May 10, 2014

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Caribanatime Dance – Jahrusalem band – Toronto August 2, 2014

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

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The Caribbean through the eyes of others – by David Jessop

By David Jessop

News Americas, LONDON, England, Thurs. April 17, 2014:  How others see us is sometimes hard to accept. Despite this, what they say when we are not present, can play a significant role in creating reputation and identity.

It also determines the tone of any response. In the case of nations, especially small states, it contributes to their perceived place in the world and may affect their ability to make progress.

This is not to suggest that image is more important than substance, or that the view of others is always correct, but to try to describe in what follows the much less positive light in which the Caribbean is seen than was the case a decade or more ago.  Continue reading

Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC – Spring Dance – May 24, 2014

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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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Night Shift in the Wild of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

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Night Shift in the Wild of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

The fading light of Guyana’s dusk turns gray Night creatures awake without any delay Noisy life cheers, canopy shadows dance Celebrating and willing to take a chance I in the bright hours, thou in shadow-time I must now heed nature’s chimes  

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