Monthly Archives: September 2014

Top posts September 2014 – Top 20 of 498 posts

TOP 20 Most popular of 498 entries. Full List here for  September 2014

Total new entries = 90. Month Hits-=84,834 Total Hits = 2,513,175

GUYANA and CARIBBEAN RECIPES
CHINESE ADVICE TO 50-YEAR OLDS & OLDER
Africa: Beware of China’s $$$ – NYT commentary
Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards – updated
“I will Follow Him” – by a Nun’s Choir – conductor Andre Rieu – video
Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
Georgetown. Guyana: Fire destroys Umana Yana
Botlahle: Age 11 – Winner Of South Africa’s Talent 2012 – 3 videos
A Hundred Years Later – by Uri Avnery
Guyana has the highest suicide rate in the World– WHO – UPDATED
White Media Falsely Link Brooklyn Shootings to West Indian Day Parade
Book: British Guiana – By Raymond T. Smith – 1962…  (See the FULL LIST below) >> Continue reading

Henry S. Fraser: Letter from Britain – Part 1

British mail box in the countryside

Henry S. Fraser: Letter from Britain – Part 1

“Our tolerance is part of what makes Britain Britain. So conform to it, or don’t come here.”
(Tony Blair)

“It has something to do with being British – we don’t take ourselves as seriously as other countries do.” (Joan Collins)

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A Clarion Call for Continuity among Diaspora Associations – Lear Matthews

A CLARION CALL FOR CONTINUITY AMONG DIASPORA ASSOCIATIONS

By Lear Matthews

Despite the surge in popularity of Caribbean Diaspora Associations and the reminiscent jollification they entertain at fund raising events/reunions, there appears to be a serious problem of recruiting new members. This situation, which warrants a timely assessment, has emerged with regards to rank and file membership, as well as leadership/executive positions.

This writer and other former and current members of one such organization have lamented over this issue. Particular difficulty is encountered in efforts to increase financial membership, and engaging more recent immigrants/graduates. The problem has become endemic to various non-profit transnational organizations.  Such an observation led to research on the topic, within the context of the unprecedented increase of HTAs – Hometown Associations (e.g. High School Alumni, village, cultural, professional, charity, religious, political groups) among Guyanese immigrants in North America. Continue reading

Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building

Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building

Published on Sep 26, 2014 –  In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and let light permeate into densely-packed cities.

UB40’s Greatest Hits | Best Songs Of UB40 | 2014 Full Album

UB40’s Greatest Hits | Best Songs Of UB40 | 2014 Full Album

Published on Jul 28, 2014

UB40’s Greatest Hits | Best Songs Of UB40 | 2014 Full Album  Track List
1. 00:00:00 Kingston Town
2. 00:03:51 (I Can’t Help) Falling in Love With You
3. 00:07:14 Red, Red Wine
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Guyanese Pioneer Fund-Raising Group: Pre-Xmas Brunch -Toronto- Nov 23, 2014

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Guyanese Pioneer Fund-Raising Group: Pre-Xmas Brunch -Toronto- November 23, 2014

GCA September 2014 Magazine – featuring Folk Festival 2014

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GCA September 2014 Magazine

IN THIS ISSUE
PAGE 3-17: Folk Festival Season editorial & in pictures
PAGE 18-19: Commentary from Dhanpaul Narine
PAGE 20-24: Amerindian Heritage Month
PAGE 25-26: A call to action
PAGE 27-30: Convocation-Institute of Creative Arts
PAGE 31: St. Gabriels International Day 2014

September Editor: Lear Matthews

Muslim-only housing development in Barbados. No Christians or Jews allowed to purchase homes in new community.

Barbados Free Press

Muslim Barbados housing

Muslim Association says “Barbadians have nothing to fear.” (What a statement!)

Is this what we want for our Barbados?

It's not a real sign, but it might as well be! It’s not a real sign, but it might as well be!

One can only imagine the howls of outrage if a construction company announced that only Christians would be allowed to purchase new homes in a brand new Bajan subdivision… and rightly so. Can you imagine on a sign “No Muslim Buyers Allowed” ???

Yet this is exactly what our political class has agreed to in relation to Bajan Christians and Jews when it issued building permissions to the Muslim organisations involved in building Barbados’ newest housing development.

After hundreds of years of slavery, and then another hundred years of colonisation, exclusion and segregation based upon race, skin colour and class, ordinary Barbadians do not take kindly to being told they are not eligible to purchase a home because they are…

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Brazil’s Stand at the UN 2014 Climate Summit – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest - BrazilDeforestation in the Amazon Rainforest – Brazil
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On September 23, over 900 leaders from government, business, finance, and civil society came together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 2014 Climate Summit. Judging from the Summary of their most significant announcements, they issued more promises “to galvanize transformative action in all countries to reduce emissions and build resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change.”

Promises are easy. Following them through is another story.

The pledge to halve deforestation by 2020 and reach zero deforestation by 2030 is ambitious. Since trees release carbon when burned, such a move would secure an additional 4.5 to 8.8 billion tons of carbon yearly. This is equivalent to carbon emissions from one billion cars on the roads worldwide.

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SAD OLD HOUSE – By Dmitri Allicock

Sad Old House

SAD OLD HOUSE

By Dmitri Allicock

Abandoned house sits beneath a breadfruit
Broken down entwined memories of roots
Rusting roof, faded paint and wood rotten
Empty of happier days that’s now forgotten
Yard overgrown with trees and vine

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