Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

How the Europeans Divided Africa – video

How the Europeans Divided Africa – video

Published on 9 May 2014

The white man came to Africa as missionaries and explorers but were soon sitting on a table dividing Africa amongst themselves. Here’s a peep into how Europeans looted Africa of it wealth and sovereignty…

 

Guyanese Artist Antonio Butts Reveals the True Essence of His Art

Guyanese Artist Reveals the True Essence of His Art

  • Posted on March 13, 2017 – The Caribbean Current Magazine
  • Antonio Butts now resides in Trinidad & Tobago. West Indies.

Antonio Butts

Guyanese artist Antonio Butts believes that all of us were born artists.

He says it is up to us to realize our latent talent. “I did not discover art; art discovered me.

As children we are all born artists…born with creativity. Some are inspired, but only some realize and discover it. Some of the first (indigenous) peoples of the world: The Amerindians, Mayans and Aborigines were also the first artists…it was a form of expression for them,” Butts shares.

“I was hungry and determined to learn, so I would go to other secondary schools such as Central High School and Queen’s College and speak to the art teacher and sit in on their art classes.   Continue reading

Fuel price hike ignites mass demonstration in Suriname

Fuel price hike ignites mass demonstration in Suriname

Published on April 10, 2017 – By Ivan Cairo – Caribbean News Now contributor

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Demonstrators in the streets of Paramaribo, Surinam

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — For the second day in a row, several thousand disgruntled citizens marched in the streets of Suriname’s capital Paramaribo on Friday April 10, calling on the Bouterse administration to reverse the recent fuel price hike.
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Crucifixion is horribly violent – we must confront its reality head on – Jonathan Jones | The Guardian UK

Crucifixion is horribly violent – we must confront its reality head on

Jonathan Jones | The Guardian UK

Glasgow theology students have been warned about brutal crucifixion images. But such paintings remind us of the grisly truth about death

Glasgow University is giving theology students what the Daily Mail calls “trigger warnings” about potentially upsetting images of the crucifixion. The theology department concedes that its course about Christ in cinema “contains graphic scenes of the crucifixion, and this is flagged up to students beforehand”. Given it includes Mel Gibson’s blood-spattered The Passion of the Christ, you can understand the anxiety (though the university tells us no students opted out); more recently, Martin Scorsese has featured underwater crucifixions in his new film Silence. Yet long before Jesus was dying on screen he was being nailed up in paintings and in sculpture.    Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – April 07, 2017 – video

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Guyana Government News Brief – April 07, 2017

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