Category Archives: Arts / Culture

GUYANA – A Time To Remember- 20 poems – By Dmitri Allicock

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Read more:  Go to Dmitri Allicock’s Blog – Oh Beautiful Guyana

GIHR NEWS Christmas Edition 2016 – newsletter

Guyana Institute of Historical Research (GIHR)

GIHR NEWS Christmas Edition 2016 – newsletter

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  1. Quotes of President David Granger. 2
  2. Headliners. 3
  3. Francis Quamina Farrier Jubilating under a watchful moon. 7
  4. Keith A. P. Sandiford Celebrating Fifty Years of Independence in Barbados 1966-2016. 11
  5. Second family of Guyana, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Second Lady and family. 19
  6. President and First Lady attended Barbados Jubilee Independence celebrations. 23

Editorial team Deon Abrams, Tota Mangar, Nigel Westmaas, Timothy Crichlow, Fitz Gladstone Alert, David Hinds, Hazel Woolford.   Videographer/Photographer Lawrence Gaskin, Natasha Azeez.

Profile: Ambassadors of Culture – Dr Vindhya Persaud and Romanee Kalicharran

Profile: Ambassadors of Culture – Dr Vindhya Persaud and Romanee Kalicharran

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The women in our community have made us proud. They recently treated us to a wonderful weekend of high culture in New York.

Dr. Vindhya Persaud brought her troupe from Guyana to perform at York College. It was Naya Zamana’s 21st anniversary and it was titled ’Lost in Time’. A packed York College auditorium was treated to spectacular dances and top class music. This is the second time that Vindhya has brought her dancers to New York. Last year was equally mesmerizing with a capacity crowd supporting a unique event.     Continue reading

COURTS CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP TRADITION – by Francis Quamina Farrier

COURTS CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP TRADITION – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 Melissa Vandeyar; Winning COURTS singer

Melissa Vandeyar; Winning COURTS singer

While it is not any way near the grand mega Christmas Tree light-up at Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan, New York City, the relative modest COURTS Christmas tree Light-up here on Main Street in downtown Georgetown, Guyana, has also now become an annual Guyanese Christmas tradition. Many Guyanese look forward to it eagerly. In a way, this COURTS Christmas tradition, is now an  important element of the Guyanese Christmas Season, in what is now a much cleaner capital city, Georgetown.

On the day in question, in this Jubilee Year 2016, it was Friday November 11, the southern block of Main Street, between Quamina Street and Church Street, was blocked off to vehicular traffic. That is part of this annual Christmas tradition. A temporary stage was set-up across the western pavement, and jumbo public address systems, put in place. It was another COURTS Christmas Trees Light-Up, and the building up of another phase of a Guyana Christmas tradition.   Continue reading

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – November 2016

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – November 2016

Greetings from Buxton-Friendship Heritage Fund (USA)!

bfeWe’re happy to share this month’s Buxton-Friendship Express with you. Please feel free to share it with your relatives and friends.

You may download a copy from the attachment file link below, or click on the following link to get it:

http://buxtonguyana.net/Buxton-FriendshipExpress2016-11.pdf

Walk good!

Lorna Campbell.  Editor,

Buxton-Friendship Express  – buxtonexpress@aol.com

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UG- Inaugural Distinguished Lecture to Honour Sister Mary Noel Menezes, A.A. – Dec 3, 2016

Subject: Inaugural Distinguished Lecture to Honour Sister Mary Noel Menezes, A.A. – Dec 3rd, 2016
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Book: Oscar Ramjeet’s “From Errand boy to Solicitor-General”– a candid West Indian story

Oscar Ramjeet’s “From Errand boy to Solicitor-General”– a candid West Indian story

Kaieteur News – Book Review by Sir Ronald Sanders
(The reviewer is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College, University of Toronto)

oscar-ramjeet-bookRecently, it has become fashionable for Caribbean achievers to write memoirs. I applaud this trend. So much distorted and often jaundiced material has been written about Caribbean countries, their history and events by persons from outside the region that a book, reflecting on life in the region by a Caribbean person is a most welcome development.

Such books bring a more intimate view and authentic perspective of the region and its peoples.

Oscar Ramjeet’s “From Errand boy to Solicitor-General” is remarkable for its broad sweep through the Caribbean – from Guyana in the South to the US Virgin Islands in the North. It is peppered with the politics and the personalities in each of them, as experienced up-close by a consummate chronicler of events.     Continue reading

BHS and QC Associations – Twelfth Night Winter Wonderland – Toronto – January 14, 2017

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GCA: Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc.on-line Magazine – November 2016

Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc.on-line Magazine – November 2016

IN THIS ISSUE   – Download: gca-november-2016-e-mag-finalgca-nov

PAGE 3-11: Masquerade Jamboree      PAGE 14-16: Donations to GCA by Derrick Jeffrey        PAGE 18-19: Artist Gerald Gittens       PAGE 20-23: Coconut Festival       PAGE 26-29: Book Launch – Dr. Michelle Yaa Asantewa       PAGE 30-32: Brooklyn Town Hall Meet       PAGE 34-36 The Jonestown Community       PAGE 38-40: Victoria, Village Day.

Editor: Gail A. Nunes       Cover Design: Claire Goring & Ashton Franklin       Copy Editors- Edgar Henry, Lear Matthews       Layout and Design by Claire A. Goring & Ashton Franklin.

Contributors: Dr. Lear Matthews, Dr. Vibert Cambridge, Edgar Henry, Abraham B. Poole, Dr. Gentian Miller, Tangerine Clarke, Chronicle Staff Writer.

Guyana: Region 10 Christmas Party – December 17, 2016 at 325 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

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From: Linden Fund USA <lfu_secretary@lindenfund.org>

Subject: Region 10 Christmas Party

Dear family and friends,

The Linden Fund USA and the Ituni International Association are again co-hosting a festive holiday party on Saturday, December 17th at 325 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are $25. Attendees will be able to tape greetings that will be aired on NCN on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day in Region 10. Celebrate the holidays with us and send your love to family and friends at home in Guyana.

Last year’s event was our first collaboration and it was a wonderful success. The interaction between Guyanese from these two communities ignited new friendships in our drive to help our hometowns and Region 10.

The holidays greetings taped at our 2015 Party and broadcast on NCN TV were uploaded on our LFU YouTube channel and viewed by many supporters.  Continue reading

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