Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

This Too Shall Pass – By by Aishwarya Shah

A great article from one of the followers of the Guyanese Online blog.

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“And this, too, shall pass.”

This is a proverb indicating that all material conditions, positive or negative, are temporary and time solves all problems.

I once read that the great Abraham Lincoln used to have a grand affinity for this proverb. On September 30, 1859, Abraham Lincoln included a similar story in an address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society in Milwaukee. This is what he said;
“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.”

How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!

When we are in trouble, we feel that we are the only person who is facing these mountains full of doubts…

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Guyana: Diaspora Engagement Strategy – Press Release – September 2017

Guyana Speaks: Guyana’s West African Connection – London UK – 24th September 2017

Guyana Speaks: Guyana’s West African Connection – London UK – Sunday 24th September 2017

Please join us at The Classic, 28 Upper Tooting Road, London, SW17 7PG.   Doors open at 1.30pm.

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Dr. Vibert Cambridge

Our two esteemed presenters, Dr. Michelle Yaa Assantawa, and Rosamond Grant (see flyer for more details), will be joined by Dr. Vibert Cambridge, a recipient of Guyana’s Golden Arrow of Achievement.   He will be speaking via Skype on the contribution of J. A. Barbour-James, a Guianese postal official who worked in the Gold Coast (present-day Ghana) during the first decade of the 20th century.  [See Flyer below]  Continue reading

The Magnificent Dreams of Guyanese Teens and those of other lands – by Francis Quamina Farrier

The Magnificent Dreams of Guyanese Teens – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Kelly Hyles of Guyana

A few months ago, the news of a New York-based Guyanese teenager reached us, to the effect that she had been accepted by all the eight Ivy League Colleges in the United States of America, to which she had applied. Such a magnificent  achievement by students in the United States, is not a regular happening. In fact it is becoming much more difficult for students to gain acceptance in any of America’s eight Ivy League colleagues. To gain entry in all eight is a magnificent achievement.

So when seventeen year old Guyanese-born, Kelly Hyles, formally of Vryheid’s Lust East Coast Demerara, and now based in Brooklyn, New York, realized that she was accepted by all of the eight Ivy League colleagues to which she had applied, it took quite a while for that achievement to sink in, according to her. Kelly’s achievement made history, since she is the first Guyanese to have done so. But it wasn’t easy.     Continue reading

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