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Important Facts to remember as you grow older

Important facts to remember as you grow older

Lee Kuan Yew: Father of Singapore – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Lee Kuan Yew: Father of Singapore

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Lee_Kuan_Yew in 2002

Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew has provided the recipe for Singapore’s success. He said, ‘I am often accused of interfering in the private lives of citizens. Yes, if I did not, had I not done that, we wouldn’t be here today. And I say without the slightest remorse, that we wouldn’t be here, we would not have made economic progress, if we had not intervened on very personal matters-who your neighbor is, how you live, the noise you make, how you spit, or what language you use. We decide what is right. Never mind what people think.’

Lee Kuan Yew led Singapore for more than thirty years and his passing prompted many world leaders to pay their respects to him. President Barack Obama called him a ‘true giant of history and the father of modern Singapore. ’ David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, spoke of Mr. Lee and Margaret Thatcher in the same vein, as great state persons that were committed to change.  Continue reading

Guyana’s Eileen Cox: Mum – a Feisty Fifties Feminist – By Sharon Maas

Guyana’s Eileen Cox – Mum – a Feisty Fifties Feminist

By Sharon Maas – March 8, 2015 

Eileen-Cox-4x2-memoLast November my mother died in Guyana, aged 96; I happened to be on a two-week visit from Germany, and it seemed she had been only waiting to see me one last time. Her death made front-page news in the country. Articles appeared in the papers, I was interviewed, and it wasn’t long before the tributes poured in, including condolence cards from the country’s President, the Prime Minister, and the Opposition Leader.

Mum was an icon in Guyana, a role model for people of all persuasions admired and respected. She made changes, and for this she received well-deserved accolades. For me, of course, her passing was far more personal. With it came the peace and closeness to her I had longed for all my life. It hadn’t been easy being her daughter.

Mum was always at least 50 years ahead of her time. The steps she took back in the 50’s might seem normal and self-evident to today’s young women, but in her day they were truly revolutionary; they went against the grain of society, and she took them alone, with no role models or living examples.   Continue reading

Eusi Kwayana: A Guyanese Political Legend turns 90 – By Dr. David Hinds

Eusi Kwayana: A Guyanese Political Legend turns 90

By Dr. David Hinds

eusi Kwayana -in 2014

Eusi Kwayana -in 2014

 Today, April 4, 2015, Eusi Kwayana turns 90. It is difficult to properly analyze modern Guyanese politics without taking into consideration Eusi Kwayana’s wide ranging contributions. His political career has spanned the seven decades, which mirrors the period normally referred to as the modern phase of Guyanese and Caribbean politics. This article pays tribute to Kwayana by offering an overview of his political life and work.

Political Biography

Eusi Kwayana, formerly Sydney King, was born 1925 and has been involved in Guyana’s national politics since 1947.He has been referred to as the “Sage of Buxton,”“Renaissance Man”and “Guyana’s Gandhi,” among other descriptions. He is multi-faceted– political activist, educator, writer, journalist, dramatist, folklorist and historian. But it is as a political activist that Kwayana has made his most telling contribution. He has become one of Guyana’s most distinguished political leaders. Ironically, he has also been one of the most controversial and misunderstood public personalities.   Continue reading

Literary colossus V.S. NAIPAUL says ISIS is now the Fourth Reich

A grotesque love of propaganda. Unspeakable barbarity. The loathing of Jews – and a hunger for world domination. In this stunning intervention, literary colossus V.S. NAIPAUL says ISIS is now the Fourth Reich

In a hard-hitting article in today’s Mail on Sunday, the revered novelist brands the extremist Muslim organisation as the Fourth Reich, saying it is comparable to Adolf Hitler’s regime in its fanaticism and barbarity.  

Calling for its ‘military annihilation,’ the Trinidadian-born British writer says IS is ‘dedicated to a contemporary holocaust’, has a belief in its own ‘racial superiority,’ and produces propaganda that Goebbels would be proud of.   Continue reading

Paloma’s Tribute to Courtney: Requiem for the Unknown Soldier

Paloma’s Tribute to Courtney: Requiem for the Unknown Soldier
tribute

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Paloma Mohamed Martin (Ph.D)
Communications/Sociology/ Social Psychology
Anthony Sabga Caribbean Laureate ( Excellence in Arts and Letters) 2015
And above all things grant me the wisdom to know love when I see it,
the grace to touch its face in  reverence and the good fortune to see it reflected in myself.
Paloma
February 2003.

A Black Girl Was Asked Why She ‘Talks White’ – she answers

A Black Girl Was Asked Why She ‘Talks White’ You Wont Expect Her Answer

Published on Feb 12, 2015 – In her poignant delivery, Ernestine Johnson demonstrates a strong sense of self. Issues such as this conjure up discussions on race and identity.  Aired on the Arsenio Hall Show.

Tribute at the Funeral Service for Mr Courtney Crum-Ewing – by Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh

Tribute at the Funeral Service for Mr Courtney Crum-Ewing on March 18, 2015

by Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh.

Courtney Crum-Ewing

Courtney Crum-Ewing

Good afternoon dear family and friends,

I am humbled by the request I received yesterday from Mrs Donna Harcourt, mother of Courtney, to give this Tribute at the Service today.

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015 we are informed, Courtney Crum-Ewing was walking in Diamond exhorting residents of that neighborhood in Diamond to vote at the Elections on May 11, 2015. He had his political preferences – as was his democratic right and he was very vociferous in his advocacy, using a bullhorn to get his message across.

Then, the story goes, he may have been dazzled by the lights of an oncoming vehicle while another vehicle behind him came up, armed person or persons exited the vehicle and executed him.   Continue reading

Stanley Greaves Art – Caribnation TV interview

Stanley Greaves Art

Uploaded on Nov 9, 2011

Stanley Greaves has been recognized and celebrated as an outstanding Guyanese and Caribbean artist. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in prestigious exhibitions in Brazil, Columbia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and London. His paintings are in private collections in Guyana, Venezuela, Barbados, Cuba, Jamaica, the United States, and the United Kingdom. His 1993 painting, “The Annunciation” has been used as the cover for Veerle Poupeye’s important book Caribbean Art.

Greaves has received high awards from the people of Guyana and Barbados for his excellence as a painter, sculptor, and teacher. During 2003, the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, recognized him as an Honorary Distinguished Fellow of the Faculty of Humanities and Education.

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 10 March 2015

Capitol TV News Videos – 10 March 2015

  • Jagdeo brushes aside criticisms by Jagan family of the lifestyle of PPP, gov’t officials
  • Dino Bouterse sentences to 16 years in jail for drug trafficking
  • Seelall confirmed as Police Commissioner
  • APNU/AFC Coalition hits Linden this weekend
  • PPP looking to use Marriot hotel for Votes
  • A look around the Courts
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News Videos: 

Jagdeo brushes aside criticisms by Jagan family of the lifestyle of PPP, gov’t officials

Posted: 10 Mar 2015 05:09 PM PDT     Continue reading

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