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Guyana – MY HEART GRIEVES FOR THEE – By Yvonne Sam

Guyana – MY HEART GRIEVES FOR THEE

Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

My heart grieves for the country that I was born and raised in; the country I love.

It is so hard to sit back and look, and not be grieved at what is happening in the country that claims to be founded as a God-fearing nation.

My heart grieves at the continuous, self-inflicted violence and murder that we see daily.

My heart grieves for the trend of authoritarianism that is once again raising its head in Guyana?

My heart grieves at the way we continue to overlook and ignore certain issues in our   community, such as mental illness, incest and abuse, which negatively impact so many.   Continue reading

Waterloo Street – Walk with me in Georgetown – video by Raphael

Waterloo Street – Walk with me in Georgetown – video by Raphael

Raphael – Published on Apr 16, 2017

The Demerara Window – the Colonial Air Conditioner – By Murtland Haley

The Demerara Window – the Colonial Air Conditioner – By Murtland Haley

‘Red House”. High Street. Kingston. Georgetown

Before Independence in 1966, Guyana, then British Guiana was a colony of Britain. Berbice, Essequibo and Demerara were controlled and occupied by the Dutch, Spanish and French before being ceded to the British in 1814.

 

In 1831, Essequibo-Demerara and Berbice were combined as one colony, British Guiana. Based on the occupation and colonisation of Guiana by these European nations, much of the initial architectural designs would have been influenced by European style and culture. The buildings bearing these qualities which have survived until today can be described as historic.

Therefore, Guyana’s architectural legacy would be a combination of architectural styles from these colonisers. However, since Britain was the last to leave, Victorian architecture dominated. These styles would have been altered somewhat to accommodate the climatic conditions specific to Guyana.   Continue reading

Several detained at anti-government protest in Suriname

Several detained at anti-government protest in Suriname

Suriname protest march

PARAMARIBO, Suriname; Riot police in Suriname detained several individuals including a union leader during anti-government protests in the capital Paramaribo. During the fourth demonstration since April 6, participants called on the government to stop its “policies of destruction”. Numerous protesters chanting anti-government slogans even called for president Desi Bouterse to resign.     Continue reading

Earth Day 2017: Environmental & Climate Science Literacy – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Earth Day 2017 - Adopt the Planet - NASA

Saturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day 2017. The theme is: Environmental & Climate Science Literacy. The three-year campaign begins with a March for Science rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C. It will bring together scientists and supporters to demand that our leaders recognize the scientific truths across all disciplines, including climate change and other environmental issues.

“We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet,” says Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network. “Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs.”

Earth Day Network is publishing Earth Day and Teach-In toolkits online that lay out steps for holding a successful event. To learn more about Earth Day Network and March for Science…

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Walk with me on Peter Rose Street Queenstown Georgetown- Video by Raphael

Walk with me on Peter Rose Street Queenstown Georgetown

Raphael – Published on Apr 6, 2017
Explore a residential neighborhood in Georgetown Guyana. Peter Rose Street is an important street in the Queenstown district of Georgetown once known for middle class traditional homes but now being converted to mixed use zone with schools, embassies, hotels, commercial businesses and private homes.

Check out this video – “Undiscovered Guyana”

Check out this video – “Undiscovered Guyana”

Georgetown Guyana – The Promenade Gardens – video by Raphael

The Promenade Gardens | Walk with me in Georgetown

Raphael – Published on Apr 17, 2017
Explore the Promenade Gardens in Georgetown, Guyana

 

How the Europeans Divided Africa – video

How the Europeans Divided Africa – video

Published on 9 May 2014

The white man came to Africa as missionaries and explorers but were soon sitting on a table dividing Africa amongst themselves. Here’s a peep into how Europeans looted Africa of it wealth and sovereignty…

 

Beneath the Shadow of thy wings – 35 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock

GUYANA

Beneath the Shadow of thy wings

35 Poems

By Dmitri Allicock

I LIKE IT OUTSIDE THE BOX
I’m independent minded wherever I go
And don’t necessary go with the flow

Read more:  Go to Dmitri Allicock’s blog

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