Category Archives: Education

Study: Kinship and Class in the West Indies:- Jamaica and Guyana

Kinship and Class in the West Indies: A Genealogical Study of Jamaica and Guyana  – (Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)

By: Raymond T. Smith

Is a family system that permits freedom to enter, dissolve, and re-enter sexual unions, that tolerates high illegitimacy rates, and allows a large proportion of households to be headed by women, viable, natural and healthy? This is an appropriate question to ask of many modern industrial societies in the 1980s.

Yet a system with just those factors has been in place in the West Indies for 150 years. In this book, Raymond T. Smith explores the extensive family and kinship ties of West Indians in Jamaica and Guyana, and in so doing dispels many of the myths that exist about West Indian family life.

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Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 24 February 2015

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 24 February 2015

  • Elections: Returning officers Sworn in
  • Still no word from the PPP’s Prime Ministerial candidate
  • AFC/APNU mash band a big hit on the road
  •  GT -Mash is over but bachannal over rental of spots continue
  • UG strike enters its 5th week
  • A Look at the Courts

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos: 20 February 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos: 20 February 2015

  • Teacher, six students killed after car plunges into trench
  • University students clash with Police
  • Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond fired
  • Jagdeo to oversee all major projects as Chairman of National Economic Council
  • APNU/AFC Coalition announces 10-point governance plan
  • Spring Tides flood several communities
  • No Police charges for Presidential Guards for slapping Aishalton teacher
  • Another Look at the Courts
  • Sports

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 19 February 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 19 February 2015

  • Moco Mocoa bars President, team from entering village
  • UG students want official intervention to end strike
  • Granger goes to church; preaches peace, unity of APNU/AFC coalition
  • DEA on recruiting drive for opening of office here
  • Writ filed to block Sooba from selling spots along Mash Day route
  • Vulcanizing shop owner executed
  • A look at the Court
  • Sports

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To This Day Project – From Pain to Beauty: Violence in Schools – Shane Koyczan – video

To This Day Project – From Pain to Beauty- Shane Koyczan 

Published on Feb 19, 2013 – This video has over 15 Million views

Shane Koyczan “To This Day”

“My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways.    Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 16 February 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos –  16 February 2015

  • Parties say APNU/AFC coalition about inclusionary democracy
  • Striking Univ. of Guyana (UG) workers willing to compromise
  • Wales Sugar workers strike
  • Jumo is new Carib Soca monarch
  • A Look at the Courts
  • The promotion of the so-called torture cops continues to meet with disapproval
  • Sports

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The Hindus of the Caribbean: An Appreciation – by Murali Balaji

The Hindus of the Caribbean: An Appreciation

Posted: 02/13/2015 2:33 pm EST –  – Director of Education and Curriculum Reform, Hindu American Foundation – HuffingtonPost.com

Nataraja Hinduism symbolOn May 5, 1838, the Whitby, a British ship docked in British Guiana (now known as Guyana) with 249 human cargo after a nearly three-month voyage from the Port of Calcutta in India. Along the way, many of those on board were abused by the ship’s crew, and five died.

The Whitby was the first of many chartered ships that would bring Indians — mostly poor Hindus from rural northern India — to work on the sugar cane plantations in the British West Indies. Over the next 80 years, more than 500,000 Indians would make the trip to the Caribbean as indentured servants, primarily to places such as Guyana and Trinidad. Their story — shaped by the trauma of Transatlantic migration, struggles in a new environment, and eventually the triumph of forging a distinct identity — continues to be an overlooked part of colonial history.  Continue reading

The Teenage Challenge – by Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Teenage Challenge – by Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

There was a time when there was no  television. The radio was plugged into a battery and its programs ended at ten in the night. Daily distractions were minimal.

The people were poor but they prized education as it was the passport to a better life. Books changed hands and the ‘dog ears’ were smoothened to make reading easy. There was respect for teachers as parents and the schools worked together to enforce discipline. The success of the children was celebrated by the entire community.  Continue reading

Fixing Things – at the University of Guyana (UG)

Fixing things – at the University of Guyana (UG)

Stabroek News – February 5, 2015 -Editorial |

To say that the physical environment at the University of Guyana (UG) is disgraceful would be to make a colossal understatement.

Over the years, students have complained about, among other things, broken toilets, leaking roofs, damaged furniture, sweltering heat in some buildings as a result of damaged air conditioning units, animals roaming the campus and thick bushes in sections which encourage the breeding of mosquitoes and could provide cover from where bandits could pounce on unsuspecting passersby.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol News Videos – 04 February 2015

Guyana: Capitol News Videos – 04 Feb 2015

  • Jagdeo says not interested in third term or any elected posts
  • Son of Rice board head charged with rape
  • UG workers reject latest pay hike offer
  • Massive Ground search to begin for search of missing pilot, cargo handler
  • Honorary Consul in caught up in Trinidad’s political storm
  • BV residents burn tires in anger over state of roads
  • Sports

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