Daily Archives: September 2, 2017

Demolition of Astor cinema: End of an era in Georgetown. Guyana – By Freddie Kissoon + video

Demolition of Astor cinema: End of an era –  By Freddie Kissoon

The Astor Cinema Georgetown. Guyana

The remains of the Astor Cinema crumbled just before midday today after weeks of haphazard dismantling of the iconic movie house, the last of its kind in the city.

The area around the cinema was blocked off to traffic for about an hour before the collapse. Around 11 am, machinery from Chung’s Global assisted with the demolition. Moments after the southern wall was torn down, the remainder of the building crumbled at 11.56 onto Waterloo Street.  Removal of the debris is underway. Moments later, persons began to scavenge the debris.

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Parent & Teacher Partnership== School Success – By Yvonne Sam

Parent & Teacher Partnership== School Success

By Yvonne Sam

For a school year to be deemed successful parents, teachers and children must be involved in building strong relationships and partnerships.

As our kids return to school, ready to start another school year, it is important that parents, especially those who have kids entering school for the first time be on the same page. A successful school year starts with parents and children not only in the same band and marching to the same tune, but committed to strategies of cooperation and communication with teachers and administration. Starting on the right foot starts when clear goals and objectives are created, and parents and children each fully understands the part that they must play in making the school experience the best it can be.    Continue reading

Book Review: “To Whom I Return Each Day” authored by Jaydeep Sarangi – By Leonard Dabydeen

Read/Download: Book Review – To Whom I Return Each Day

Read/Download: Book Review – To Whom I Return Each Day

Guyana – Rupununi-: Nappi, a potential tourist + video

Guyana – Rupununi-: Nappi, a potential tourist site

Nappi – A resident prepares farine

– named after man who escaped a tribal war in Brazil

Karu’ku and Nan’pi were the names of two men, that escaped tribal wars in Brazil, and entered the then Guiana some 100 years ago. They were among the first settlers who entered the forest, leaving forever their mark on the expansive savannahs of the Rupununi in Region Nine.

Karu’ku became Kanuku, bequeathing his name to the majestic range of mountains that divide the Rupununi savannahs in two. Nan’pi became Nappi, his name was given to the beautiful Macushi Indigenous community sitting in the hills just outside the shadow of the Kanuku mountains, in Central Rupununi, Region Nine.      Continue reading

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