Category Archives: Arts / Culture

Poem: FIFTY YEARS ON THE WINGS – By Dmitri Allicock + video



By Dmitri Allicock

 50 years already and how time really flies

Since this flag was raised up into the skies

The colors of green, white, black and gold

With red for zeal and dynamism to behold


Read more – comment and share at Dmitri Allicock’s blog

I LOVE MY GUYANA – Chris Prashad – music video

I LOVE MY GUYANA – Chris Prashad – music video

Published on May 21, 2016 – This video is just a tiny showcase of the undiscovered magnificent and jaw dropping natural beauty of GUYANA, a small English speaking country perched on the northern coast of Brazil between Venezuela on the West and Suriname on the East.

This song was written for the children of Charity and Siriki Primary schools in Region 2, Essequibo, Guyana a long time ago, and I take pleasure in dedicating this production to all my hard-working Amerindian brothers and sisters throughout the country and beyond.      Continue reading

Reflections on Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Guyana Golden Jubilee Logo 1966-2016

Guyana Golden Jubilee Logo 1966-2016

May 26, 2016, marks fifty years since my native land of Guyana gained its independence from Great Britain. I was privileged to have witnessed the birth of our nation and to have shared the euphoria of a battle fought and won. As a teenager at the time, I also cherished the aspirations for our future, as expressed in the chorus of one of our patriotic songs of the sixties: “Guyana the Free” by Valerie Rodway.

All hail to Guyana, our country now free,
One people, one nation, one destiny,
We pledge every effort, we’ll cherish this earth
And make here a paradise – Land of our birth.

Read more – Go to Reflections on Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary by Rosaliene Bacchus

Rhonda Binda – West Wing Star, Director of Jamaica BID – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Rhonda Binda  – West Wing Star, Director of Jamaica BID

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Rhonda Binda - Jamaica Center BID

Rhonda Binda – Jamaica Business Improvement District (BID)

Rhonda Binda is one of the stars of our community. She worked in the West Wing in the White House but you will be hard-pressed to know. Rhonda is friendly, charming and unassuming. She has amassed a wealth of experience in the corporate, government and business world and she is now putting her talents to build the Jamaica District of New York.  Under her leadership it appears that it is only a matter of time before we will see progress in the area.    Continue reading

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – April 2016

BXFR ExpressBuxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – April 2016

Please enjoy our Buxton newsmagazine for April 2016. You may download the attached copy or click on the following link to access it.

Lorna Campbell, Editor,

Buxton-Friendship Express


by Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

I have just returned to Guyana after a brief trip up to Region Number Eleven. While there, I was shocked at the May temperatures in Maryland and New York in this year of our Lord 2016! It was so cold for this time of the year. I was of the view that after the month of March, the weather would warm-up! No way was it warm earlier this month – May 2016. Who do not believe in Climate Change, is living under a rock at the Rocky Mountains either in the USA or Canada; or maybe under one of those massive boulders down in the Kaieteur gorge in Guyana.

767-Fly Jamaica

767-Fly Jamaica

Yes, I have to admit that the weather in the north/east of the USA was not too welcoming for me, so when I arrived at the JFK International Airport in New York last Wednesday, to join my Fly Jamaica Airlines flight back to Guyana, I was happy and relieved. Similar to those of the Diaspora, I was “Coming in from the Cold.” I just do not like the cold weather. It is just not my cup of tea, or my bowl of piwari.    Continue reading

Queen’s College Alumni Father’s Day Brunch 2016 – Toronto – June 12, 2016

Download Flyer – Queen’s College Alumni Father’s Day Brunch 2016

QC Brrunch


The beginning of a good life – By Ron Persaud

The beginning of a good life – By Ron Persaud

Opinion - commentary -analysisI recently celebrated a birthday – a significant one!
I decided to leave the routine of working for someone else – to someone else! I have all the house I will ever need, all the car that I can ever drive and enough income to provide for my other needs; which I have always managed to downsize when necessary. This was learned from an uncle, a tailor, who would often say, “cut your jacket according to your cloth”.

Shakespeare identified Seven ages of life and Hinduism  Only Four. In either case, I feel that I have embarked on that “las’ lap”.

So, for the rest of my life I will focus on two things – my physical and my spiritual, well being.  Continue reading

Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission – Health Care for Guyana – 2016

CANGOCanada-Guyana Outreach Mission

Health Care for Guyana

93 Saxonville Court, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, N7G 4M1

2016 Mission to Guyana

2016 CanGO Team  – In October/November 2016, twenty-six (26) members of the CanGO team (three Paediatricians, one Psychiatrist, three Family Physicians, one Gynaecologist, one Pulmonologist/General Internist, one Dentist, one Nurse Practitioner, six Nurses, one Pharmacist, one Physiotherapist, one Speech-Language Pathologist, one Occupational Therapist and five support staff) will be travelling to Guyana to provide free health care to the Guyanese people, especially those in the interior of the country. This year the mission was extended to two (2) weeks to accommodate the increasing number of health professionals who are willing to volunteer their time and finances to the mission.   Continue reading

Walter Rodney Foundation Art Gallery – Atlanta GA – May 15 – June 2, 2016


     on Sunday, May 22 –  4pm – 6pm
 117 Luckie Street NW  Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Walter Rodney Foundation


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