Category Archives: History

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

 

Easter is much more than just flying kites – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Easter is much more than just flying kites – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

“Let’s go fly a kite”, from the heart-warming musical “Mary Poppins”, is one of those sweet songs of yesteryear, when the air was clean and flying by aeroplane was so much less stressful, and to go kite flying did not expose you to injury and even death. Kite flying is done in many countries around the world; from America, to Australia, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Haiti, Japan, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Singapore and South Africa among many others.

However, unlike Guyana, kite flying is not done at Easter time in many of those countries. For example, in India, kite flying is engaged in during their Independence Day celebrations, which is on August 15.    Continue reading

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…

 

Museum of African Heritage – Art Exhibition – April 18, 2017 – Guyana

Museum of African Heritage – Art Exhibition – April 18, 2017 – Guyana

Museum of African Heritage

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to an exhibition of art from the Keith Agard collection entitled, ‘Human transformation and the graphic resonance of creative form’. This event is hosted by the  Museum of African Heritage and will be held at that venue on Barima Avenue, Bel Air Park, on Tuesday, April 18 at 5 PM. (1700 hr).

Please find attached the invitation flyer.

We look forward to your presence.     Continue reading

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

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MACKENZIE The Fortunes of Bauxite – 18 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock

MACKENZIE

The Fortunes of Bauxite

18 Poems

By Dmitri Allicock

THE POLARIS ON THE RIVER
An image of Upper Demerara seems so near
It looks like yesterday but it’s about 50 years
Like the breath of a whisper or a deep sigh
I can feel the river and the Polaris going by

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Remembering Peter Tosh and the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre – By Ajamu Nangwaya

Resistance against South African Apartheid, Racism and Settler-Colonialism: Remembering Peter Tosh and the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre

 
la-marche-pour-l-egalite-et-contre-le-racismeMarch 21 was the 57th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre that was carried out by the South African apartheid regime against protesting Africans in 1960. This protest was organized by the liberation organization the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC). It targeted the pass law of the settler-colonial regime that regulated the movement and residential pattern of the indigenous Africans. International opinion was so outraged by the murderous behaviour of the apartheid system that the United Nations’ General Assembly was inspired to declare March 21 the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD).     Continue reading

Israel Precipitates New Tensions in Syria – M.K. Bhadrakumar

 

Israel Precipitates New Tensions in Syria

M K Bhadrakumar | Indian Punchline

The Israeli air attacks on Friday near Palmyra in Syria targeting what Tel Aviv claims to be a convoy ferrying weapons for Hezbollah in Lebanon – and what Damascus alleges was a calculated act directed against the  positions of the government forces fighting the Islamic State active in the region – cannot be regarded as a ‘stand-alone’ event.

On the face of it, the Israeli claim lacks credibility since Palmyra is twice removed from the Syrian-Lebanon border in terms of geographical proximity. Possibly, Syrian government has a point that the Israelis were deliberately targeting its forces. This explains why Russian Foreign Ministry called in the Israeli ambassador in Moscow on the same day and sought explanation.   

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