Category Archives: Philosophy

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
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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

Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms – RSA Animate video

Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms | Talk Video .

In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools’ dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.

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An Ancient Soul – The Art of Philip Moore – video

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An Ancient Soul – The Art of Philip Moore

Published on May 22, 2012 by Errol Ross Brewster

In this 1995 feature Philip speaks expansively of the Spirit taught philosophy that underpins his creations. Dr. Adeoloa James, a Nigerian residing and teaching in Guyana gives her insight into the atavistic connection Moore has to his heritage of African Spirituality and which is always at the heart of his art.

Dr. Denis Williams, then Director of Art, recognizes Moore’s status as a great Caribbean adaptation of a great African tradition and clarifies the technological and iconological aspects of his work.  Continue reading

Bollywood Needs a Serious Makeover! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Bollywood Needs a Serious Makeover! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to clean up India. He will do well to start with Bollywood.

‘Jai Santoshi Ma’In recent times the Indian film industry has spread its influence to nearly every part of India, and even abroad, where its mindless and garish depictions have assaulted the intelligence in many living rooms. But this was not always the case.

One of the first superstars in the Indian cinema was Mahipal. He starred in over 100 movies and his last movie ‘Jai Santoshi Ma’ (1975) set records in the industry [read more].  In those days Bollywood idealized womanhood and the family and the epics left messages of the enduring values of love and devotion.

Bollywood today spends millions copying from Hollywood, converts the stories for the Indian audience and then remakes that after a few years. The copy and the remake of the copy, with eminently forgettable songs, weak story lines and sexual images have resulted in Bollywood sinking to a new low.  Continue reading

Study: Kinship and Class in the West Indies:- Jamaica and Guyana

Kinship and Class in the West Indies: A Genealogical Study of Jamaica and Guyana  – (Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)

By: Raymond T. Smith

Is a family system that permits freedom to enter, dissolve, and re-enter sexual unions, that tolerates high illegitimacy rates, and allows a large proportion of households to be headed by women, viable, natural and healthy? This is an appropriate question to ask of many modern industrial societies in the 1980s.

Yet a system with just those factors has been in place in the West Indies for 150 years. In this book, Raymond T. Smith explores the extensive family and kinship ties of West Indians in Jamaica and Guyana, and in so doing dispels many of the myths that exist about West Indian family life.

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