Daily Archives: August 31, 2017

Book Launch: City of Wooden Houses . Georgetown. Guyana – By Compton Davis -London- Sept 14, 2017

City of Wooden Houses . Georgetown. Guyana – By Compton Davis   (Read  more below)    Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – August 30-31. 2017

News – 31 August 2017

Hunger: Venezuela’s People Struggle to Survive – Emma Graham-Harrison – Caracas | The Guardian UK

Hunger Eats Away at Venezuela’s Soul as its People Struggle to Survive

The Maduro regime denies its once oil-rich country is in crisis. But on the streets the desperation cannot be hidden

Emma Graham-Harrison – Caracas | The Guardian UK

Hunger is gnawing at Venezuela, where a government that claims to rule for the poorest has left most of its 31 million people short of food, many desperately so.

As night falls over Caracas, and most of the city’s residents lock their doors against its ever more violent streets, Adriana Velásquez gets ready for work, heading out into an uncertain darkness as she has done since hunger forced her into the only job she could find at 14.

She was introduced to her brothel madam by a friend more than two years ago after her mother, a single parent, was fired and the two ran out of food. “It was really hard, but we were going to bed without eating,” said the teenager, whose name has been changed to protect her.    Continue reading

Barbados Can Teach the US A Thing or Two – says President of Woodbury College

President of American University Says: This Caribbean Island Can Teach the US A Thing or Two

CALIFORNIA, United States, Tuesday August 29, 2017 – There’s an island in the Lesser Antilles that the head of one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California, United States thinks very highly of.

In fact, President of Woodbury University, David Steele-Figueredo, Ph.D., thinks the United States can learn a lot from it. The President of Woodbury University believes Barbados may be able to teach the US something about education.

“While Barbados may not be perfect in every sense of the word, maybe we can learn a lesson or two from its excellent educational system, its history of compassion and humanity, and the longevity of the people on this little island.”     Continue reading

Profile: Keith Waithe: The Flute is his Voice! – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine + video

Keith Waithe: The Flute is his Voice! 

Keith Waithe and The Macusi Players

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Keith Waithe is one of Guyana’s most talented sons. He burst onto the scene in the seventies and has made remarkable progress since then. As a young musician Keith excited the imagination of many Guyanese.

His ‘Macusi Singers’ became a household name in Guyana and the Caribbean. The lilting tunes played on his flute broke new ground in Guyanese music and the recordings that followed led to an even greater appreciation of his music.

Keith was born in Shell Road in Kitty in Georgetown, Guyana. He was the eldest of four boys. His mom was Eula Alberta Daniel and is dad was Darnley  Vanherberth Waithe.

Keith attended  Smiths Church School in Georgetown. He did well in school and showed an inclination for music. This led to an apprenticeship with the Guyana Police Force Band. But the flute was not his instrument of choice.      Continue reading

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