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Taste of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock + video

Taste of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

Most Guyanese know but no songs are sung

That convey the taste of home like the tongue

Pepperpot and bread, our salt- fish & fry bake

That special taste of Christmas with black cake

Seven curry with fresh roti rolled flat with a pin

Read more: Go to Dmitri’s Blog to comment and share

New Book: Author Yvonne Sam Unleashes her Wit and Humor through her Poetries

New Book: Author Yvonne Sam Unleashes her Wit and Humor through her Poetries

Yvonne Sam's BookNew book reveals a compilation of poems on various facets of life, political, pedagogical, moral, social and sexual issues

MONTREAL, Canada – Poet Yvonne Sam’s believes in people and hopes for a world where everyone can dwell in harmony and the fact that life is only one end of the fulcrum. In her new publication, Life’s Many Faces, she shows the many aspects of life. She addresses many crucial issues that society face today, using humor and her strong moral convictions to drive her point home.

This book is a seemingly humorous satire on the various faces worn by humans as they navigate the shards of life. The poet’s wit and intelligence is prevalent in the way she explores life in a variety of depths. Each poem is addressed to the person using languages and themes, attitudes and ideas familiar to anyone who had the ability simply to read. When it comes to sexual issues, she injects the ordinary with her own special insights that gives it dignity and authority. Her chief claim in the readers’ attention is moral rather than aesthetic. She retains her keen honesty and directness, poetic sense and ironic intelligence.   Continue reading

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 02 September 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 02 September 2015

  • Indigenous month launched
  • GT&T rebrands
  • GUYSUCO – Court challenge looming
  • Education sector must improve
  • Bourda Market vendors -Resistance
  • Sports

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New Book: The Secret Life of Winnie Cox: Slavery, forbidden love and tragedy – by Sharon Maas

The Secret Life of Winnie Cox: Slavery, forbidden love and tragedy – spellbinding historical fiction Kindle Edition

Notting Hill Carnival 2015 – A visual tour – The Guardian

Notting Hill Carnival 2015Notting Hill Carnival 2015 – a visual tour

On the ground in West London – Europe’s biggest Street Party

Guardian photojournalist David Levene donned his rain mac and got down and dirty on the streets of west London to bring us a late summer tour of Europe’s biggest street party.

London’s Notting Hill carnival has taken place on Sunday and Monday of the August bank holiday since 1965. It was originally led by members of the local West Indian community, especially those from Trinidad and Tobago.

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Results -The International World Steelband Panorama – Trinidad – 9 August 2015 – videos

Performances at the The International World Steelband Panorama, staged on Sunday, 9th August 2015, at The Grandstand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

St Martin Gunslingers (St. Martin) – “Pan Revival” (24th place – 398 points)

Pan Coalition (
Maine, USA) – “Outta De Box”  (23rd place – 406 points)

Notting Hill Carnival Promo 2015 – Official video

Notting Hill Carnival Promo 2015 (Official)

Published on Jun 26, 2015 – Notting Hill Carnival Promo 2015 – The largest street festival in Europe.

Music: “Differentology (Ready for the Road)” by Bunji Garlin (Google PlayiTunes)

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – August 2015

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter –  August 2015   [Download]

Buxton-Friendship Express - August 2015The results of this year’s Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) examinations came out this month. We feature the performances of a number of students. These students have done exceedingly well, and we salute them.

We have established a special fund to receive contributions to help the successful CXC students further their education. We are asking villagers and friends for their generous support to provide them with subsidies for university tuition, SAT programme, CAPE study materials and transportation costs. Please make cheques payable to: Buxton-Friendship Heritage Fund, Inc., and mail to 454 Vermont Street, Brooklyn, NY. Donations are federally tax-deductible in the United States.    Continue reading

Portuguese in Trinidad- by Jo-Anne S. Ferreira

Originally posted on Language Blag:

Portuguese in Trinidad

Is one or more of your family names Abreu, Affonso, d’Andrade, Cabral, Camacho, Carvalho, Coelho, Farinha, Fernandes, de Freitas, Garanito, Gomes, Jardim, Lourenço, Luz, Mendes, Mendonça, Netto, Nunes, Pereira, Perneta, Pestana, Pinto, Quintal, Rezende, Rodrigues, Sabino, dos Santos, de Silva, de Souza, Teixeira, Vieira or Xavier, to name just some of the 100+ Portuguese surnames in Trinidad and TobagoThen your roots are probably in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira.

Most of the names live on but, for the most part, the language has not. What happened to the language among Luso-descendants of Trinidad and Tobago/Portuguese Trinbagonians is our question.

globalmap1 Madeira is an island chain in the north Atlantic off the coast of Morocco, and 1,076 km from Portugal to the north-east, and 5,168 km from Trinidad to the south-west.

Portuguese groups reportedly came to both Tobago and Trinidad as early as the 17th century: a group arrived…

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Documentary: Cuffy Face of a Rebellion 2015

Documentary: Cuffy Face of a Rebellion 2015

Published on Aug 16, 2015

Cuffy: Face of a Rebellion is a Green Mango Media documentary by journalist Amanda Wilson which explores the origins and legacy of the 1763 Berbice Rebellion led by Guyanese national hero Cuffy.

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