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TRINIDAD CARNIVAL 2017 – PHOTOS – COSTUMES

TRINIDAD CARNIVAL 2017 – Photos & Costumes

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Coretta Scott King Lives! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Coretta Scott King Lives! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Coretta Scott King 1927-2006

It is Black History Month. The schools have dusted the books from last year; lesson plans on the achievements of a few Blacks will be highlighted.

At the end of the month the books will be packed away until next year. In many school districts Black History is confined to a month. But Black History is American History and it should be an essential part of the daily curriculum. If people are not reminded of their history apathy occurs; they lose their sense of belonging and ‘drift in the desert sand of dead habit.’ Civics is not a strong subject with our children.

While they talk about the latest video games, smart technology and brand-name products the achievements of Black heroes escape them. Black History is rich with examples of perseverance and the struggles for acceptance and recognition in a world in which the deck is stacked against peoples of color.     Continue reading

Guyana- Shining Bright -30 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock

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Traditional Mas Characters in Trinidad Carnival

Traditional Mas Characters in Trinidad Carnival

Traditional Mas Characters – Negue Jadin

Stickfighters in partial Negue Jadin costume

(photo courtesy Bernard De Peaza, Caribbean Beat Magazine

This now extinct character, owes its origins to pre-emancipation days; a time when Carnival was celebrated exclusively by the plantocracy. While the slaves and free coloureds were confined to their own segregated celebrations, the plantocracy, on the other hand, was free to imitate the dress and customs of their slaves. The Negue Jadin (or field slave) was one such beloved Carnival costume.

Upon the abolition of slavery, former slaves were free to celebrate and adopted the Negue Jadin character in their celebrations, albeit ironically.     Continue reading

Tourism is vital to the Caribbean economy – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: Tourism is vital to the Caribbean economy

Published on February 25, 2017   By David Jessop

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“Tourism is a vital sector to the economies of member states.” So said Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government in the communiqué that followed their recent inter-sessional meeting in Georgetown, Guyana.

Taken at face value the statement is unremarkable, even obvious; but the language chosen, its inclusion, and the recommendations made in relation to the challenges the industry faces, suggest that tourism’s significance to the region’s long term economic growth and stability has at last been formally recognised.       Continue reading

Book: The Legend – Post Emancipation Villages in Guyana – Eusi Kwayana

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Please find attached a writ-up on Eusi Kwayana’s latest book – The Legend: Post Emancipation Villages.

It is a conversation of how former enslaved Africans in Guyana collectively bought villages.

The price is $35 and the book can be obtained by contacting me, Rampersaud Tiwari, or Ingrid King. See the contact details at the end of the attached document.

We have a limited number of copies and have already received orders.

CELEBRATION OF MAHA SHIVARATRI – LORD SHIVA’S BLESSINGS!!

CELEBRATION OF MAHA SHIVARATRI : WISHING ALL GUYANESE ONLINE FRIENDS

PEACE, PROSPERITY AND HAPPINESS IN GUYANA AND AROUND THE WORLD.

LORD SHIVA’S BLESSINGS!!

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Lord Shiva Drinking Poison

The Night of Shiva

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darkness

Phalguna

Lord Shiva Linga

worship with devotion for love

throw ignorance and negativity to the wind

let spring of joy and prosperity unfurl with regal pomp for peace and happiness.

 

http://www.theholidayspot.com/shivratri/origin.htm

Submitted by Leonard Dabydeen

Caribbean Life News Update – 22 February 2017

Caribbean Life News Update -22 February 2017 Caribbean Life

Hamilton names office ‘Sanct­uary Senate District’

BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLYN

In light of Presi­dent Trump’s Execu­tive Order putting in jeopardy the rights of immig­rant popul­ation in New York City and their families Brooklyn Senator Jesse Hamilton has declared his office to be a “Sanct­uary Senate District (SSD)” for the term of Presi­dent Trump’s execu­tive order.

American entrepr­eneurs head to Carib­bean for exchange program

BY NELSON A. KING | NATIONAL

The United States Depar­tment of State says 34 Young Leaders of the Ameri­cans Initi­ative (YLAI) Profes­sional Fello­wship hosts from busin­esses and civil society organiz­ations across the US have been selected to partic­ipate in the Reverse Exchange program, a new compo­nent of YLAI.

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Guyana’s First Lady meets with Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission

Guyana’s First Lady meets with Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission

Published: 20 February 2017 – Ministry of the Presidency – Guyana

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Photo: First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger and Ms. Yvonne Triesman of Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission

Georgetown, Guyana – (February 20, 2017) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, met with Ms. Yvonne Triesman, President of the Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission at her office at State House to discuss possible areas of collaboration.

The First Lady spoke about the importance of public awareness programmes that serve to educate citizens on disease prevention.     Continue reading

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guyana

Guyana flag10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guyana

A hidden gem in a predominantly Spanish-speaking continent, Guyana embodies centuries of several cultures that have seamlessly blended to create a truly unique nation. From the colors of the national flag to the cuisine, Guyana is more culturally Caribbean than South American. We profile 10 things you may not know about Guyana.

https://theculturetrip.com/south-america/guyana/articles/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-guyana/

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