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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 26 March 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 26 March 2015

  • Interesting figures on migration over the years
  • Another body turns up dead on the Seawall
  • Opposition to meet GECOM on PVL
  • Coalition calls for calm after president’s comments on Crum-Ewing
  • Bank of Guyana launches coin to mark its Golden Anniversary
  • Giftland Mall opening draws closer
  • Another Look at the Courts
  • Sports

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Interesting figures on migration over the years

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 06:08 PM PDT     Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 25 March 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos –  25 March 2015

  • ABC Diplomat meet opposition Coalition
  • Caribbean leaders including Ramotar to meet Obama soon
  • Crum-Ewing mom not happy with Ramotar’s comments
  • Cross-border crime under the microscope at seminar
  • Woman found dead on Georgetown Seawall
  • Items smuggled into prison used in violent attack
  • A Look a Courts
  • Sports

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ABC Diplomat meet opposition Coalition

Posted: 25 Mar 2015 07:09 PM PDT     Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 24 March 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 24 March 2015

  • Ramotar Lumps Crum-Ewing with Criminals
  • Mother still seeking answers for her four year old’s death
  • Investigation launched into baby’s death
  • Gregory Smith’s sister appears before Rodney Commission
  • Stabroek market vendors staying put after wharf collapses
  • A look at the Courts
  • Sports

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Ramotar Lumps Crum-Ewing with Criminals

Posted: 24 Mar 2015 04:09 PM PDT   Continue reading

Guyana’s Eusi Kwayana will be 90 on April 4, 2015

Eusi Kwayana will be 90 on April 4, 2015  – (see note at end of this entry)

eusi Kwayana -in 2014

eusi Kwayana -in 2014 at the Walter Rodney Inquiry

The following links were compiled by the St Stanislaus College Blog

 Eusi Kwayana, formerly Sydney King (born 4 April 1925),[1] is a Guyanese politician. A cabinet minister in the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government of 1953, he was detained by the British Army in 1954. Later he left the PPP to form ASCRIA (African Society for Cultural Relations with Independent Africa), a Pan-Africanist grassroots political group that, after a brief flirtation with the People’s National Congress (PNC) of Forbes Burnham, fused into the Working People’s Alliance (WPA).

Biography  – From Wikipedia.org: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eusi_Kwayana He was born in Lusignan, Guyana, and his family moved to Buxton when he was aged seven. He became a primary school teacher at the age of 15. In 1956 he founded and became principal of County High School, later renamed Republic Cooperative High School, in Buxton.[2]    Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 23 March 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos  – 23 March 2015

  • Crum-Ewing’s mother wants Police to Act
  • Mother of dead baby wants answers from Clinic
  • APNU/AFC campaign hits the US
  • PPP continues to harp on the past
  • Even the high have questions for the ruling party
  • A look at the Courts
  • Sports

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Crum-Ewing’s mother wants Police to Act

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 07:09 PM PDT    Continue reading

Jagdeo and the PPP – Lifestyle and Politics – by Ralph Ramkarran

JAGDEO AND THE PPP – LIFESTYLE AND POLITICS

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on March 21, 2015 –  by

In an article for my blog, www.conversationtree.gy, published in SN last Sunday, I took issue with a statement by former President Jagdeo that implied that Cheddi and Janet Jagan lived in luxury. His argument that the Jagans lived such a lifestyle, comparable to his own at the time his house was built, was an attempt to justify his own Cadillac lifestyle, which over the past few years has come under severe scrutiny and criticism.

There were outraged responses by many people to Jagdeo’s statement, including from Clem Seecharran and, more indirectly, Peter Fraser, two distinguished Guyanese historians living and working in the UK. But the most telling came from Nadira Jagan-Brancier, the Jagan daughter, Dr. Tulsie Dyal Singh and Sadie Amin. Dr. Singh, who conferred with Dr Jagan about his medical condition just before he died and visited his home, said that his own family home in Palmyra on the Corentyne when he was growing up in the 1950s was of similar size to the Jagan home. Sadie Amin gave a description of the modest lifestyle and home of the Jagans, including its leaking roof.   Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Voters list is “dirty”- Granger

Voters list is “dirty”- Granger

Monday, 23 March 2015 06:41 – Written by   – Demerara Waves

Voters list is "dirty"- Granger

Addressing supporters of the coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) at a fund-raising event in South Ozone Park, Queens, New York, he urged them to be vigilant.

“Do not take things for granted. Do not be complacent. The list has suddenly gone up by a hundred thousand to 567 thousand. Keep your eyes open. We do not believe in that. How in three years in a country in which the population is falling the voters list has gone up by a hundred thousand,?’ he told more than 300 persons at the fund-raising meeting held at Naresa’s Place.   Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Opposition coalition lashes back at PPP attacks in Queens, New York

Opposition coalition lashes back at PPP attacks in Queens, New York

Sunday, 22 March 2015 23:38 – Written by  m- Demerara Waves

Opposition coalition lashes back at PPP attacks in Queens, New York

The coalition appeared to have deliberately targeted its message to the predominantly East Indo-Guyanese community in Queens, New York who have been traditional backers of the incumbent PPPC.

Assurances- although not entirely watertight- that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) would not kick out the Alliance For Change (AFC) from the coalition on winning the May 11, 2015 election were given against the background that the PPPC has been claiming that there would be a repeat of the PNC had booting the United Force (UF) four years after coalescing in 1964. “It will work my friends. We have to make it work. This is not about us. It is about you. This is what you want….National unity is now on the cards,” Nagamootoo told more than 300 mainly Indo-Guyanese.   Continue reading

“Guyanese or Indo-Caribbean?” – By Aminta Kilawan

“Guyanese or Indo-Caribbean?”

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Aminta Kilawan

By Aminta Kilawan

Hot cross buns-hot cross buns-one a penny-two a penny-hot cross buns,” my dad would sing, with an air of nostalgia reminiscing about Eastertime in Guyana. On Good Friday, an Afro-Guyanese woman would walk down the road singing the tune, with fresh buns in a basket on her head, distributing to her Rose Hall Town neighbors in remembrance of Jesus’ crucifixion.

My dad and his family are Hindu. His weekly chore as a child was to offer prayers and flowers in the murthi-laden mandir built in their backyard. Yet my dad and numerous other Hindus attended Sunday school, where they learned and recited the Psalms in the Bible. When I saw my parents close their eyes and state the “Our Father” at my junior high school graduation Mass, I was taken aback by them, the very individuals who taught me the popular Hindu prayer “Twameva Mata.” 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.
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