Category Archives: History

Guyana Today- Is so de place get now Banna! – By Maurice Bryan

IS SO DE PLACE GET NOW BANNA! –  By Maurice Bryan

Guyana map

Click to Enlarge

I arrived in Guyana about a month after the celebrations  on May 26, 2016, marking 50 years of independence from direct colonial rule. People seemed to be still basking in the afterglow of the big party.

Traces of the event were still very evident. Everything looked bright and clean and freshly painted. Moreover, just like the lights and Christmas decorations left hanging outside some houses long after the season ends, Guyana flags and buntings and multicolored lengths of fabric were still ‘vestigially’ fluttering and flapping everywhere.

It was as if people realized that removing all the drapery and streamers and logos would force them to return to a normal much less colorful everyday reality–with all of its associated challenges.    Continue reading

Stabroek Market – Georgetown. Guyana – video

Stabroek Market – Georgetown. Guyana – video

Guyana Government – The preservation of Indigenous Heritage – September 22, 2016

Government in Action – The preservation of Indigenous Heritage – September 22, 2016

Ministry of the Presidency, Guyana  – Published on Sep 23, 2016

Welcome to Government in Action, a weekly programme giving insight into the projects and events occurring around the country as the Government works to advance its development agenda for the good of all Guyanese.

GUYANA: Blessings to Treasure – 40 poems – By Dmitri Allicock

dmitri-3

Read more: guyana-blessings-to-treasure-40-poems-by-dmitri-allicock

England’s Forgotten Muslim History – NY Times Commentary

Murad III, left, Elizabeth I, right. Ullstein Bild, via Getty Images (left); The Print Collector/Getty Images (right)

London — Britain is divided as never before. The country has turned its back on Europe, and its female ruler has her sights set on trade with the East. As much as this sounds like Britain today, it also describes the country in the 16th century, during the golden age of its most famous monarch, Queen Elizabeth I.

One of the more surprising aspects of Elizabethan England is that its foreign and economic policy was driven by a close alliance with the Islamic world, a fact conveniently ignored today by those pushing the populist rhetoric of national sovereignty.     Continue reading

Guyana 411 – September 16 2016 – CULTURE – featuring Guyana’s First Peoples – GINA video

GINA logoGuyana 411 – September 16 2016 – CULTURE – featuring Guyana’s First Peoples

Guyana Genealogical and Biographical Society + Some online research resources

Guyana Genealogical and Biographical Society – some database entries

guyanagbsAnnouncements; Anniversaries; Biographies; Births; Cards; Deaths; Genealogy; History of Communities; [including Towns, Villages, Country Districts]; Institutions[ including Churches, Schools, Teachers’ Training Centre]; Marriages; and Obituaries concerning British Guiana (since May 1966 Guyana).

Continue reading

Take a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Take a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Last Updated Sep 13, 2016 9:04 AM EDT

smithsonian-african-american-museum

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

A century in the making, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens its doors to the public on Sept. 24.

Wrapped in bronze and inspired by the three-tiered crowns used in West African art, the museum shines brightly near the center of the National Mall.  On the Mall, it’s mainly white marble, and I thought could we do something that gave a little color to this,” said Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director.

“In more ways than one,” “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King pointed out.

“And that’s what I realized,” Bunch said.

But to get a sense of the African-American experience, you’ll have to go below the surface, five stories down.    Continue reading

“Law of Attraction” Theory Explained – from Karmic Reaction Blog

Karmic Reaction Blog

The law of attraction is the name given to the maxim “like attracts like” which in New Thought philosophy is used to sum up the idea that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. This belief is based upon the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from “pure energy”, and the belief that like energy attracts like energy.”

From: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_attraction_(New_Thought)

“Law of Attraction Quotes:

Every single second is an opportunity to change your life, because in any moment you can change the way you feel.– Rhonda Byrne

You create your own universe as you go along.– Winston Churchill

It is the combination of thought and love which forms the irresistible force of the law of attraction.– Charles Hammel

See the things that you want as already yours. Know that they will come…

View original post 138 more words

China’s Tech-Savvy, Burned-Out and Spiritually Adrift, Turn to Buddhism

China’s Tech-Savvy, Burned-Out and Spiritually Adrift, Turn to Buddhism

%d bloggers like this: