Category Archives: Education

Philosophy for Old Age by George Carlin – video

Philosophy for Old Age by George Carlin – video

Wise words attributed to the late George Carlin, one of America’s great comedians, on how to stay young. It should be called “Philosophy for All Ages.”

R.I.P. George Carlin… You were one of the best.. seeing the world as it really is … in “real time”.

Background music: “Godspeed” from the Time Machine soundtrack, composed by Klaus Badelt.

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GUYANA SPEAKS: Sunday, 26th November + Bourda Bazaar on 10th December 2017 – London

Dear All,

Please find below a reminder of this coming Sunday’s Guyana Speaks: ‘What will Oil do for Guyana?’ with Rex McKenzie, Christopher Ram and Dr Vincent Adams.     

 I’ve included a flyer about our Bourda Bazaar on Sunday, 10th December. The Bourda Bazaar will be opened by His Excellency F. Hamley Case and include musical performances from musicians, Keith Waithe, and Seetal Gurprashad (previously of the Hot Shots).  There will also be an exhibition of work by the artists, George ‘Fowokan’ Kelly and Rebecca Sharples as well as stallholders selling Guyanese products as varied as books, jewellery, greeting cards, cushion covers, collages, food  (e.g., conkie, pone, cassareep, etc) and drink.      Continue reading

My UG Convocation Address – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

My UG Convocation Address – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The lady next to me was puzzled. She couldn’t understand why I was “taking the trouble to visit Guyana to speak for only fifteen minutes.” I explained that it was the most important speech of my life. She smiled and shook her head, unmoved and unconvinced. It came to pass that I was standing before hundreds of graduates amidst pomp and ceremony and this is what happened: If only Ma can see me now!

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We welcome your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ministers of the Government, Members of the Opposition, the Pro-Chancellor, the Chancellor of the University of Guyana, our esteemed Vice-Chancellor, and the Faculty and students of the University. A special welcome also to the overseas students of UG. In my time we didn’t have you, so welcome to our beautiful country.     Continue reading

Guyanese-Canadian Tourism Council launched in Toronto

NOVEMBER is TOURISM AWARENESS MONTH in GUYANA

Guyanese-Canadian Tourism Council launched

November 19, 2017 – Guyana Chronicle – By Frederick Halley

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Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals – BBC News

Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia and Iran are at loggerheads. They have long been rivals, but it’s all recently got a lot more tense. Here’s why.

How come Saudi Arabia and Iran don’t get along?

Saudi Arabia and Iran – two powerful neighbours – are locked in a fierce struggle for regional dominance.

The decades-old feud between them is exacerbated by religious differences. They each follow one of the two main sects in Islam – Iran is largely Shia Muslim, while Saudi Arabia sees itself as the leading Sunni Muslim power.   READ MORE

Respect your elders: Why cultural norms benefit Mugabe – BBC News

Respect your elders: Why cultural norms benefit Mugabe – BBC News

School children hold an image of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe in April 2017

President Robert Mugabe’s first public appearance after the military takeover in Zimbabwe will have puzzled some.

Here he was at a university graduation ceremony, given the authority to hand students their degrees – almost as if nothing had happened.

It tells us two things.

Firstly, this was political theatre. The suggestion being that behind-the-scenes negotiations over his exit deal are cordial.

But it was also more than spectacle. It showed that President Mugabe’s opponents want to treat the elder statesman with dignity.

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Guyana Is We Own – Photo Video with Dave Martins’ music

NOVEMBER is TOURISM AWARENESS MONTH in GUYANA

Guyana Is We Own – Photo Video with Dave Martins’ music

Back Track   Published on Jan 31, 2015
Special thank you to the voice of Dave Martins and The Tradewinds. Took me quite some time…Putting this together. In It, are well OVER 100 selective pictures of Guyana. I’ve tried my best to match up the Images with the lyrics.
It’s all about setting your mind at ease…Wherever you may be. Hoping you’ll appreciate…Enjoy.
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Cuso International – Guyana: Volunteer Opportunities – November 18, 2017

Guyanese Online has created a website for Cuso International – Guyana.

cuso-logoThe website  highlights the past an present projects of Cuso in Guyana. It also advertises the requirement for volunteers in present and future projects. Here is the List of entries on the Cuso Guyana sitehttps://cusoguyana.wordpress.com

Cuso International – Guyana: Volunteer Opportunities – November 2017

  Click entries below to view them on the website       

Business Development Advisor 

Location: Guyana             Partner: Volunteer Youth Corps runs the National Career Guidance Program

Brief Description: 12 Months | Start Date between Nov 2017 – Jan 2018

Read More: https://cusoguyana.wordpress.com/2017/11/17/cuso-international-guyana-business-development-advisor-2/

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Curriculum Methodology Specialist 

Location: Guyana             Partner: Guyana School of Agriculture

Brief Description: 12 Months | Start Date between Jan – Mar 2018

Read More: https://cusoguyana.wordpress.com/2017/11/17/cuso-international-guyana-curriculum-methodology-specialist/

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Conservation Advisor 

Location: Guyana             Partner: World Wildlife Fund

Brief Description: 12 Months | Start Date between Sep – Nov 2017

Read More: https://cusoguyana.wordpress.com/2017/11/17/cuso-international-guyana-conservation-advisor-2/

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Note: View previous advertisements on the Cuso International – Guyana website

Guyana Tourism Related Entries on Guyanese Online – November 1-15. 2017

NOVEMBER is TOURISM AWARENESS MONTH in GUYANA

The following Tourism related articles and videos are featured in Guyanese Online for every day of November.  Here are the ones  published up to 15th November 2017:

1. What is really needed to make tourism a success in Guyana? – THAG President weighs in

October 30, 2017 – 2:20 am

2. Beautiful Guyana – Land of Many Waters – Video

November 1, 2017 – 11:50 pm

3. Guyana – Yours To Discover – video produced by Mike Charles

November 2, 2017 – 8:07 pm

4  A special feature on Diwali- The Guyanese Perspective

November 3, 2017 – 11:06 am   Continue reading

Nobody is going to bail out Venezuela – Henkel Garcia

Nobody is going to bail out Venezuela

Venezuela – Click to enlarge

Venezuela, the South American country convulsed by economic and humanitarian catastrophe, has defaulted on some of its debt after missing an interest payment due in October. Even as investors meet in Caracas to discuss restructuring US$60 billion in foreign debt, the country is in urgent need of international financial assistance.

Yet few nations are rushing in to aid the ailing country. Under the authoritarian regime of Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela is isolated in Latin America, and the United StatesCanada and the European Union have all imposed sanctions against Venezuelan officials. Maduro has at times suggested he would not even accept humanitarian aid.     READ MORE

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