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CARTOONISTS ALWAYS SAY IT BEST! – The Syrian Exodus to Europe

CARTOONISTS ALWAYS SAY IT BEST! – The Syrian Exodus to Europe      Continue reading

Update from Moray House Trust: November 2015 – for Guyanese Online

Update from Moray House Trust: November 2015 – for Guyanese Online

Moray House Trust

Moray House Trust

A few months ago, in September, Moray House Trust inaugurated a new series of Lunchtime Sessions to try to engage smaller audiences on topics that remain taboo in Guyana such as alcoholism, domestic abuse, child abuse and cruelty to animals. We invited a member of Al-Anon to speak about her experience of living with an alcoholic in the family. Al-Anon is an international network of support groups set up to provide understanding, strength and hope to families and friends of problem drinkers.

At the end of September the Trust organised a seminar on The Sugar Industry in Guyana where a panel of four experts presented their views on the sugar industry.  Continue reading

A New Look at Jonestown: Dimensions from a Guyanese Perspective by Eusi Kwayana

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:


Cover of A New Look at Jonestown: Dimensions from a Guyanese Perspective
by Eusi Kwayana

November 18 marked the thirty-seventh anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre in Guyana. On that fatal Saturday in 1978, over nine hundred members of the Peoples Temple died from ingestion of cyanide-laced Flavor-Aid. Their leader, the Reverend Jim Jones, died from gunshot wounds. Seven miles away, American Congressman Leo Ryan and four members of his party lay dead on the Port Kaituma airstrip.

After all these years, several questions about the tragedy remain unanswered. The then Guyanese Prime Minister of the socialist cooperative ruling party, declared the Jonestown Massacre “an American problem.” No Guyanese investigation was ever conducted. To fill this void, A New Look at Jonestown: Dimensions from a Guyanese Perspective by Eusi Kwayana will soon be released (see below for details of ordering copies).

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GUYANA: THE HEART OF IT ALL 24 poems – By Dmitri Allicock + video



24 poems  – By Dmitri Allicock


 A PLACE OF THE HEART – (Yours Truly)
There is a place where pain and suffering are extinguished

by comfort and happiness. A place twice blessed, and

both receivers and givers are endowed by the same. A

place of honor where caring and healing are bonded with

love- a place called the Human Heart.

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GO AHEAD…. BLAME ISLAM – commentary


ISIS© Provided by Al Jazeera Let’s be honest about how much all of our most cherished ideals have contributed to the death and destruction around us.

 A friend from Gaza posted the following apocryphal story on facebook as news broke of the Paris attacks:

“An ISIL member stopped the car of a Christian couple.

ISIL member: Are you Muslim?

Christian man: Yes, I’m Muslim.

ISIL Member: If you are a Muslim, recite a verse of Quran.

Christian Man recites a verse from the Bible.

ISIL member: Okay, you can go.

Later his wife tells him: Why did u tell him you are a Muslim? If he knew you were lying he’d have killed us both!

‘Do not worry!’ answered the husband. ‘If they knew the Quran they wouldn’t kill people.'”

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The Great Dictator Movie (1940) – Charlie Chaplin – Final Speech

The Great Dictator Movie (1940) – Charlie Chaplin – Final Speech

Watch this timeless speech from Charlie Chaplin which couldn’t be more relevant today. Taken from his 1940 movie The Great Dictator, Charlie delivers a hair raising speech that we should all take a moment to think about! The man famous for not speaking comes up with one of the greatest speeches ever.

An inspiring speech from an often unheard voice. How true its message is today as it was then.

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New Book: Hold On To Your Dreams – By Derrick B. Thomas

New Book: Hold On To Your Dreams – By Derrick B. Thomas

Hold on to Your Dreams - Derrick Thomas Find the way to surmount your problems. Indeed see problems as the hurdles of opportunity. Derrick’s book shows how success can be achieved and life loved to the full.

My name is Derrick Thomas a Guyanese born in Mackenzie (Linden) and have been living in England since 1957, In 2012 I had the privilege of being chosen to be an Olympic Torch at the 2012 Games held in London.

I have also worked in many parts of the world as a Flight Simulator Specialist, Brain Body CT scanner Specialist and in later year a financial Adviser for a large Insurance Company.

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Our Shared Humanity – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Unknown Pianist Performs John Lennon’s “Imagine
Tribute to victims of terrorist attacks – Paris – France – November 13, 2015

This past week has been a difficult one for me. Today, November 15, I said goodbye to a couple and their six-year-old daughter: my dear friends and neighbors for the past six years. They are moving to another state to be close to the wife’s family. A victim of the toxic fumes and dust damaging his lungs, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, the husband and father now faces a battle to keep breathing.

Unlike those who sought vengeance and war against the “barbaric” enemy, this man did not fill his heart with hatred for those responsible for taking away the life he once had. Instead, he and his wife raised their daughter with a bounty of love. At eighteen months old…

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New Book: Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys & Fibonacci Poems – by Leonard Dabydeen

New Book:  Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys & Fibonacci Poems by Leonard Dabydeen (September 24, 2015)

dabydeen bookReview by Jim Wilson (Monday, November 9, 2015)


I reviewed Leonard Dabydeen’s earlier collection of poetry, Watching You, a few years ago.  Watching You is the first collection of Tetractys poems; meaning the first book consisting entirely of the Tetractys form.  The Tetractys is a five-line syllabic form with the count as follows: 1-2-3-4-10.  It is based on Pythagorean number theory where the first four numbers add up to 10.  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10, so in a way the last line syllabically gathers the first four lines.

In Dabydeen’s second book, Searching for You, the author continues with his exploration of the Tetractys form.  But in this volume Dabydeen has added Fibonacci poems as well.  The relationship between the two forms is intriguing.  Continue reading

An invitation to the opening of the Guyana Arts & Cultural Center – November 29, 2015 – Brooklyn NY


Invitation- Opening of GACC

Invitation to GACC Event

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