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Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim: Love Knows no Barriers!- By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim: Love Knows no Barriers!

– By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim- 1897

He was 24, she was 68 and it was love at first sight! There was another crucial difference: she was the Queen of England and he was her loyal servant. He waited on her, taught her Urdu and Hindi and she saw much of the world through his eyes. Their affair lasted ten years and on her death vigorous attempts were made to expunge the records and to confine him to the dustbin of history.

The story of Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim is one of love against all the odds. The genesis of this relationship began with the death of Prince Albert, the devoted husband of Queen Victoria. His passing in 1861 left a void. Queen Victoria sought male company in John Brown but when he too passed she was extremely lonely.

Read more: Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

 CSJAD Newsletter – October 2017

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Why Trump Should Study Aung San Suu Kyi’s Speech – M K Bhadrakumar | Asia Times

Why Trump Should Study Aung San Suu Kyi’s Speech

M K Bhadrakumar | Asia Times

Aung San Suu Kyi

Two speeches by two leaders made headlines this week [Sept 2017] – one by USA President Donald Trump, the other by Myanmar’s head of government, Aung San Suu Kyi.

No two leaders could be so unlike each other. Trump is a widely ridiculed figure in the international community, which mocks him for being, variously, pompous, boorish and sometimes just plain ignorant.

Sui Kyi, a Nobel laureate, is a fallen angel caught up in the maelstrom of her silence over the attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, on August 25, and the ensuing military response, which has forced over 410,000 displaced people to flee to Bangladesh.    Continue reading

Are you ready for corporate America’s robot economy? – By Jim Hightower

Are you ready for corporate America’s robot economy?

Robots are not our enemy – the corporate bosses, bankers and BSers who own robots are the ones doing this to us.

Age not a stumbling block for new “apolitical” GECOM Chairman; Granger scoffs at Jagdeo’s non-cooperation vow

Retired Justice James Patterson receiving his instrument of appointment as the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission from President David Granger.


President David Granger Thursday night defended the swearing in of 84-year old Retired Justice James Patterson as the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, and  both gentlemen dismissed suggestions that age could be a major humbug in dealing with the political rigours of the job.

Granger explained why he thought Patterson was “fit and proper” to head the elections management authority after Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo failed to submit three lists of nominees- a total of 18 persons- that were acceptable. “I do believe he brings to the position years of experience in addition to which we are looking for a person of integrity, impartiality and independence. I think he is a person who is independent minded, he is  impartial and I think he has all of the qualities which we require,” he said when asked by Demerara Waves Online News what makes Patterson fit and proper.     Continue reading

Miss World Guyana 2017: Vena Mookram – in China for pageant final

Miss World Guyana 2017: Vena Mookram – in China for pageant final

Vena Mookram, Miss World Guyana 2017

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News – NY – October 19, 2017

Beauty is only skin deep and this holds true for 19-year Vena Mookram, Miss World Guyana 2017. However, she is not only beautiful but she is passionate about a cause dear to her heart. She is on a crusade to save as many people as possible from becoming victims of diabetes, a disease that has taken the life of one grandmother and is now affecting another.

During a recent exclusive interview with Caribbean Life at Zen Lounge in Queens, the 5’ 7” tall beauty queen spoke passionately about using Diabetes Prevention as her ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ platform, when she competes at the Miss World 2017 Pageant on Nov. 18 in China.     Continue reading

Book: The Girl from the Sugar Plantation – By Sharon Maas

The Girl from the Sugar Plantation: A gripping and emotional family saga of love and secrets (The Quint Chronicles) – By Sharon Maas

An unputdownable story of a woman in search of the truth, the man she falls in love with, and the devastation of the Second World War.

1934, Guyana. All her life, Mary Grace has wanted to know the truth about who her parents really are. As the mixed-race daughter of two white plantation owners, her childhood has been clouded by whispered rumours, and the circumstances of her birth have been kept a closely guarded secret…

Aunt Winnie is the only person Mary Grace can confide in. Feeling lost and lonely, her place in society uncertain, Mary Grace decides to forge her own path in the world. And she finds herself unexpectedly falling for charming and affluent Jock Campbell, a planter with revolutionary ideas.   Continue reading

Guyana Ex-Police Association of Canada – Remembrance Brunch- Toronto – November 5, 2017


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Guyana Ex-Soldiers Association (Canada) 2017 Xmas Dance – Toronto – December 2, 2017

Download Flyer: Guyana Ex-Soldiers Association (Canada) 2017 Xmas Dinner &  Dance – December 2, 2017

University of Guyana (UG) – Japan and Guyana – Building on 50 Years of Friendship – Lecture – Oct 26, 2017

University of Guyana (UG) – Japan and Guyana – Building on 50 Years of Friendship

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith wishes to invite you  to the Vice-Chancellor’s Renaissance Lecture V by Japanese Non-Resident Ambassador to Guyana, His Excellency Mitsuhiko Okada on Japan and Guyana – Building on 50 Years of Friendship.

The Lecture will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 18:00 h in the Education Lecture Theatre.

Please RSVP to  by Monday, October 23, 2017.

  Please find invitation attached as well as flyer.   All are Invited.     Continue reading

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