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The Demise of West Indian Cricket – commentary

EDITORIAL: THE DEMISE OF WINDIES CRICKET?

West Indies cricketMaybe to those of a certain age, popularly referred to as the millennial generation, sometimes as millennials, or frequently as the quizzically titled Generation Y, it may merely be classed as the stuff of legend, but there was indeed a time when our regional team stood at the apex of the cricketing world; when most fans in the region stayed awake all night to follow the commentary when we played in Australia; when people walked with transistor radios glued to their ears, inevitably requested time and again to provide some inquiring stranger with the latest score; when schools were granted an entire day off during local Test matches and when it seemed that all was right with the region and, indeed, the world.

Alas, these times have changed significantly and what was once our passion has now become enveloped in a pall of disinterest consistent with much else in the region besides; a disinterest that even our two successive triumphs in the lottery of World T20 cricket competitions have been unable to diffuse.       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 Medical Relief – 32nd Anniversary Dinner Dance – Alhambra. CA – October 1, 2016

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The East Coast Reunion Dance – Georgetown to Mahaica – London. England – September 24, 2016

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Guyanese Pioneer Fund-Raising Group (CPFG) Brunch – Toronto – November 20, 2016

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Guyana Ex-Soldiers Association Canada- Annual Xmas Dance – Toronto – December 3, 2016

Guyana Ex-Soldiers Association Canada- Annual Xmas Dance – Toronto – December 3, 2016

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Music: Prince Buster – five great tracks from the King of Ska

Prince Buster – five great tracks from the King of Ska

By Erin MacLeod – https://www.theguardian.com –  Friday 9 September 2016

Prince Buster … Iron fists, golden voice.

Prince Buster

Celebrate the life and music of one of Jamaican music’s all-time greats with these five brilliant recordings

Prince Buster was a multifaceted fellow: not just the King of Ska, but also a producer, singer, soundsystem owner and boxer (Prince was his boxing nickname, and he converted to Islam after meeting Muhammad Ali). He was also a man who, as both producer and artist, led changes in Jamaican music. It was his introduction of the guitar chord on the afterbeat instead of the downbeat that gave birth to ska; he led the move to slowing down ska’s frantic pace into rocksteady; he was there when dub was born.     Continue reading

St Stanislaus College Alumni Fall Dance – Toronto – October 15, 2016

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How Ignorance Is Destroying The Brooklyn West Indian Day Carnival

How Ignorance Is Destroying The Brooklyn West Indian Day Carnival

Published on Sep 05 2016, at 10:15 pm

By NAN EDITORIAL TEAM

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West Indian Day Parade

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 6, 2016: Labor Day Monday September 5, 2016 marked the conclusion of the 49th year of existence of the West Indian American Day Carnival, now renamed the New York Caribbean Carnival. But despite the fact that there were no reported shootings, killings or injuries at the five-day event, you won’t know that from reading the news from New York that was picked up around the world.

ABC News and the New York Times last night ran with a headline that stated: “Despite More Police, West Indian Day Events Marred by Deaths.” NBC NY went with:  “2 Dead, 5 Injured in Shootings, Stabbings During J’Ouvert Festivities Along West Indian Day Parade Route.”    Continue reading

Guyana 411 – Hinterland Development – Region 9 – Upper Takutu and Upper Essequibo

Guyana 411 – Hinterland Development – Region 9 – Upper Takutu and Upper Essequibo

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Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo (Region 9) is a region of Guyana bordering the region of Potaro-Siparuni to the north, the region of East Berbice-Corentyne to the east and Brazil to the south and west. It contains the towns Aishalton, Lethem, Good Hope and Surama. It is also the largest region of Guyana. Sir John Noe was an English missionary there.

The Rupununi savannah is located between the Rupununi River and the Brazilian border.

Population

The Government of Guyana has administered three official censuses since the 1980 administrative reforms, in 1980, 1991 and 2002.[2] In 2012, the population of Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo was recorded at 24,212 people.[3] Official census records for the population of the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region are as follows:

  • 2012 : 24,212      2002 : 19,387      1991 : 15,058      1980 : 12,873

List of communities (including name variants):   see list here  by Wikipedia

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