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BUXTON – FRIENDSHIP NEWSLETTER — JULY 2015

BUXTON – FRIENDSHIP NEWSLETTER — JULY 2015 – Emancipation Greetings!

Buxton- Friendship Newsletter - July 2015

Buxton- Friendship Newsletter – July 2015  – Click to Download

As we celebrate the 177th Emancipation Anniversary, we want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the sacrifices of our ancestors. There are a number of activities planned to commemorate this important occasion in the village, and we encourage villagers and friends to participate. Details of events organized by the Buxton First of August Movement can be found on page 2 of this month’s Buxton-Friendship Express newsletter.

Our 5th annual Heritage Week programme for students will be held during the week that begins on August 9th. A list of students entering secondary school this year is recorded on page 10. These students, and anyone else who may be eligible, are asked to register promptly for the Empowerment Workshop, Edutainment Day Trip and other activities, as well as to receive their backpacks and school supplies.   Continue reading

GUYANA’S CRIME WAVE – SHAWN HINDS REVELATIONS – 2 videos + Articles

Shawn Hinds Interview  on HGPTV

Shawn Hinds Interview on HGPTV

GUYANA CRIME WAVE – SHAWN HINDS REVELATIONS + VIDEOS

Shawn Hinds, who has served as a bodyguard for various PPP personnel, recently divulged in a TV interview that there is a conspiracy to pin the Crum-Ewing murder of him.  In this first video he says that he went to Freedom House fearing that his life was in danger but was ignored by nervous personnel there.  In the second video he admits to his past as a member in the “Death Squad” which he says was orchestrated by the Police and PPP ministers Gagraj and Ramsammy.

So he has now gone public to dissociate himself from the Crum-Ewing assassination… and is calling names on TV….(although they have been beeped out in the videos). He has named ministers in the former government as well as others. He has also implicated Retired Asst. Police Commissioner Merai in Waddell’s assassination.  [Now view the videos and stories]  Continue reading

Profile: Uncle Harinarine – Old Time Stories! – By Dhanpaul Narine

Uncle Harinarine – Old Time Stories!

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Vintage Green Glass Kerosene Lamp 1960's

Kerosene Lamp 1960’s

There was a time when the village in Guyana had no electricity. They used hand lamps to move around at nights. These lamps had a wick and a knob pushed the wick up or down depending on the user’s choice. The lamps were blown out at eight in the night and everyone was supposed to be in bed.

Those that could afford it had the gas lamps but after several pumpings the Tiley lamps would puff and go out as well. Then there were those that had neither gas nor hand lamps. They used a bottle with a long cloth wick soaked in kerosene and the smoke that came out was thick and black. It left a mark in the house and if you were a student staying up late the smoke went directly into your eyes.  Continue reading

Granger warns MERCOSUR of chaos if borders violated

Granger warns MERCOSUR of chaos if borders violated

B20150718-153442.jpgStabroek News On July 18, 2015

In his address to South American Presidents of the regional trading bloc MERCOSUR, President David Granger yesterday warned of chaos if established borders are violated.

In a clear reference to Venezuelan sabre-rattling over Guyana’s maritime territory in recent months, Granger said:
“Violations of borders could degenerate into conflict and could derail integration.When borders which had been determined definitively settled by international agreements are disregarded by one State, other States may do the same. Chaos will ensue. This continent must be a ‘zone of peace’ if it is to progress.   Continue reading

Uri Avnery: The Treaty‏ with Iran – commentary

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The Treaty‏  by Uri Avnery

AND WHAT if the whole drama was only an exercise of deception?
What if the wily Persians did not even dream of building an atomic bomb, but used the threat to further their real aims?

What if Binyamin Netanyahu was duped to become unwittingly the main collaborator of Iranian ambitions?

Sounds crazy? Not really. Let’s have a look at the facts.   Continue reading

GLIMPSES OF GUYANA – TWENTY FIVE POEMS – By Dmitri Allicock

GLIMPSES OF GUYANA

 TWENTY FIVE POEMS – By Dmitri Allicock

25 poems

NEAR GEORGETOWN’S HARBOR

When the Demerara becomes muddy and rumbles

And the coast washes in the Atlantic’s tumble

There lies green blankets of sugarcane flat lands

Where the ships announces themselves so grand

Nautical charts and instruments rules the stars

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The Venezuela/Guyana Boundary Question – Analysis By Professor Clifton Child

The Venezuela/Guyana Boundary Question – Analysis By Professor Clifton Child

A dispute between Venezuela and British Guiana ( Great Britain) in the 1800s over the boundary between the two countries led to the Treaty of Washington which created an Arbitration Tribunal to settle the dispute. Both Venezuela and Britain agreed in the Treaty (signed) that the Award will be “full, perfect and final.”

The 5-member Tribunal consisted of 2 American Judges on behalf of Venezuela, 2 British Judges on behalf of British Guiana and a Russian Judge as the President. The Tribunal began hearings in Paris, France, in June 1899 and rendered its Award in October, 1899.

Under the Award, Venezuela received 5,000 square miles of British Guiana’s territory which included the oil-rich Orinoco Basin. The Award was accepted by the Governments of Venezuela and Britain.  Continue reading

Guyana Institute of Historical Research (GIHR) News – June 2015

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GIHR NEWS      –      June 2015  

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The Guyana Institute of Historical Research (GIHR) held the 8th Annual Conference, under the theme “The Founding Fathers of Guyana”, Saturday, June 27th, 2015 in the Conference Room of the National Library, Main & Church Streets, downtown Georgetown.

Strong presentations explored traditional notions, new research and perspectives, engendering quality discussions from the panelists and conference participants.  Continue reading

History Vacation School – Atlantic Gardens, Guyana – July 27-31, 2015

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History Vacation School – Atlantic Gardens, Guyana – July 27-31, 2015

For more information, contact Hazel Woolford @ 220 – 4759 or hazelwoolford@gmail.com

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History Vacation School – Guyana – Click to Enlarge

Frederick Douglass’ speech- “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” (July 5, 1852)

James Earl Jones reads excerpts from Frederick Douglass’ speech “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” (July 5, 1852). –DemocracyNow: July 5, 2004. It is a dramatic reading from excerpts of Howard Zinn’s “The People’s History of the United States”.

What to an American Slave is the Fourth of July?

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Frederick Douglass told a crowd gathered in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852 that to slaves the white man’s celebration of the Fourth of July is a “sham.” And today, the gross injustice and cruelty he was talking about are still existent.

Published: July 2, 2015 | Authors: | NationofChange | Op-Ed

“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?” asked Frederick Douglass of the crowd gathered at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852. “I answer,” he continued, “a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which lie is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham.”

[Read more-  http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/07/02/what-to-the-american-slave-is-your-4th-of-july/

If Islamic State Had Burned Down Four Churches, It Would Have Been Headline News

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Arson directed at African-American churches is on the rise in recent weeks with seven burnt to the ground. But the question remains: Is terrorism “raced” in the U.S.?

Read more: http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/07/02/if-islamic-state-had-burned-down-four-churches-it-would-have-been-headline-news/

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