Category Archives: Education

The UNADDRESSED in the Black Community – By Yvonne Sam

The UNADDRESSED  in the Black Community

By Yvonne Sam

It is not only the police who lay claim to having a monopoly on the Code of Silence. No way! When it comes to certain topics in the Black community then there is a cloistered way of silence.  For various reasons we do not want to address it , and at times it has caused some confusion  We want to address racism and injustice, but that’s strictly on the outside, it  is the inside that is an entirely different ballgame.

There are some hot button topics that Blacks refuse point blank to talk about and/ or acknowledge, even if they know it is right or wrong.  Here are some things that Black people would not and will not not address:

Continue reading

Barbara Atherly – International Civil Servant – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Barbara Atherly – International Civil Servant

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Barbara Atherly

Her life is rich, rewarding and purposeful. She carries herself with humility and charm and she is currently Guyana’s Consul General to New York. But Barbara Atherly is much more. She is an international civil servant that has made a difference in the lives of others. This fearless woman has worked in some of the most challenging places on the planet to bring relief to children and she has done so with grace and dignity.

Barbara is an anthropologist’s dream: she has lived in different cultures, has involved herself in the lives of the communities and has helped to bring about positive changes wherever she was posted. Barbara was born in Charlestown in Georgetown, Guyana, but she grew up in Durban Street.    Continue reading

STEMGuyana Presents A Robot & Technology Exhibition – June 24, 2017

stem rev

STEMGuyana Presents A Robot & Technology Exhibition

Encourage your children to explore robots, drones and other technology. Invest in their future and work with STEMGuyana to unlock the world class potential in Guyanese youth. Come and find out about our upcoming robot and drone building and programming camp, find out how to create a STEM club in your community and expose your children to technology of the future.      Continue reading

The New Arch | Walk with me on the East Coast of Demerara

The New Arch | Walk with me on the East Coast of Demerara – By Raphael

Raphael – Published on May 20, 2017
Walk with me on the East Coast of Demerara and examine the new Arch across the Rupert Craig Highway at Atlantic ville, the entrance to Georgetown.

Guyana Government News Brief – May 22, 2017

GINA Guyana

Guyana Government News Brief – May 22, 2017

On the Making of My Convent Novel – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

When my friend and poet, Angela Consolo Mankiewicz, told me that my second novel had to be about my life in the convent, I balked at the idea. To embark on a journey back to a time and place that caused me grief would require some meaningful purpose. The 2012 documentary film, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, exploring the first known public protest against clerical sex abuse in the US, gave me the impetus I needed.

My convent novel, inspired by real events that took place in Guyana in the 1970s, had to be relevant to the present. To bash the nuns and priests would be unjust. Most religious men and women that I lived and worked with had devoted their lives to their God and strove to live according to His teachings. I have long forgiven those who had betrayed or abandoned me when…

View original post 519 more words

Caribbean Life News Updates – 12 May 2017

Caribbean Life News Updates – 12 May 2017  

Community News Group
One Metrotech Center North, Suite 1001.Brooklyn, NY 11201

Guyanese in Schenectady thank coalition for consular services


City Council Member John Mootooveren, a Guyanese who immigrated to Schenectady, New York, with an influx of nationals seeking affording housing and opportunity, praised Guyana’s Coalition government for making it possible for the Guyana Consulate to conduct outreach programs where some 10,000 compatriots reside.

Guyana consul general reaches out to her nationals


Fresh from the success of serving almost 200 Guyanese citizens in Schenectady, New York during a second outreach program on April 22, Consul General of Guyana to New York, Hon. Barbara Atherly called on the community to reach out to the diplomatic office to schedule a community outreach in their area, at a recent Brooklyn program.

Continue reading

Poem: It Always Rains in that Green House – By Jaydeep Sarangi, Kolkata. India.

It Always Rains in that Green House

Dedicated to Derek Walcott. Jaydeep Sarangi is now planning a book on Derek Walcott.

  • By Jaydeep Sarangi, Kolkata. India.


It always rains at St Lucia, Achilles finds roots in the chaotic hybrid world.

Silence chants from the annals of history. So many bards flock together

From shores of time.  The elder of twin boys.

La Plata to Di Hong

The Ganges to river Yuna

All bear a name: re-writing a name.


Fruits are juicy, flowers with perfume,

Core of fire  burns each heart, nature’s plan.

Each one has a story to share in silence.

So we stop. We listen to mountains sing,

Rocks, caves and falls prepare minds

For a moment of calm awakening of inside.

Ancient sages bless for a supreme quiet stream of light

Flashing from each joint of bones. It’s home. Home

For green knights. Soul of the native,

Season of mist makes all hearts juicy, language

Kissing words of luck hours by hours.

Love letters are taken  from the bookshelf.


The sparrows and seagulls compete with doves,

Crows have part with images, history of the land,

No man can ever be more sensitive than

By the fire of the Muse, star apple kingdom.

Sense of the power and romance of  flora and fauna

In poems living, like the song of  the bird, trees old and new,

Flood each heart where poetry is a visitor, a valued priest.


Migratory birds search for home. Ruins of a green house.

We need one soon.


All poets count the humming of a bee, blood in their poems

Fair creature of an hour, all lines spark. It rains, rains always.


After this poem, rain will start. St. Lucia is our home.Another life.

Love after love!



Jaydeep Sarangi is a widely anthologised poet with five collections in English, latest being: To Whom I Return Each Day (April 2017) which was released at the University of Uine, Udine Italy. He read poems in different shores of Australia, Europe and North America. Sarangi’s poems have appeared in many prestigious magazines like Indian Literature, Kavya Bharati, Setu,  Muse India, WEC, The Asian Age, CV, etc.  He has delivered keynote address in conferences/seminar on new poetry in different Universities in different countries. He has guest edited a special issue on Derek Walcott for Muse India( Dr.Sarangi, a specialist on postcolonial literature and theory,  may be reached at:


Jaydeep Sarangi
Faculty, Dept. of English
Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College
(Univ. of Calcutta)
30,Prince Anwar Shah Road ,
Kolkata: 700033,WB,Country:: India
-Ph 09477807031

POEM: For Derek Walcott (1930-2017) – By Leonard Dabydeen

For Derek Walcott (1930-2017)

By Leonard Dabydeen


Me know him nah dead,

Him only gone.

Fuh watch dem schooner

An’ listen some

See dem white egrets

Walking by the rocks

Feet like dry bamboo

Their heads bobbing, weavin’

Like Bob Marley singing

‘Buffalo Soldier’ in a dread lock

Wait till tomorrow come

To see Odysseus sitting

On a backyard bench

Talking to Derek

Till mornin’ come.

St. Joseph’s High Alumni – Toronto – Annual Spring Dance – June 10, 2017

Download Flyer: Spring Dance Flyer June 10, 2017


%d bloggers like this: