The Destruction Caused by Harvey, Irma and Maria – with videos

The Destruction Caused by Harvey, Irma & Maria at 9-20-2017

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been a rather busy and destructive one, with several Category 4 and 5 hurricanes doing severe damage in the Caribbean and beyond. This interactive map will allow you to witness the devastation that hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused, as well as witness Maria, a new and very dangerous hurricane, hitting Dominica:

Refer to the key below to find out about the areas that each hurricane damaged:
Click each Location to view the videos … Go to ….

Toronto: Consultative Meeting on Guyana’s Draft Diaspora Engagement Strategy – September 27, 2017

Consultative Meeting on Guyana’s Draft Diaspora Engagement
Strategy – September 27, 2017  – Toronto. Canada.

 

 

 

 

The Consulate General of Guyana in Toronto wishes to hereby invite you to a Consultative Meeting on Guyana’s Draft Diaspora Engagement Strategy on Wednesday 27 September 2017. The event will be held in the Winter Room of the Centennial College Event Centre, located at 937 Progress Avenue, Toronto, ON., M1G 3T8 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guyana, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is currently working to finalise Guyana’s Diaspora Engagement Strategy, which is aimed primarily at developing a sustainable and enhanced relationship between the Government of Guyana and the Diaspora.     Continue reading

The Best Poems About Aging – from Shakespeare to present  

The Best Poems About Aging

There will come a point in our life where we all grow old. Approaching one’s winter years is a topic most poets are drawn to. Below are six of the finest poems about agingfrom Shakespeare to the current century.
 
beautiful aging poems

William Shakespeare, Sonnet 73 

That time of year thou may’st in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see’st the twilight of such day,
As after sunset fadeth in the west,      Continue reading

Guyana: Diaspora Times – August-September 2017 Newsletter

Guyana: Diaspora Times – August-September 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends

The Diaspora Times – August-September, 2017 Issue is available at link below.

To read a specific Article, please click on the name in the Table of Contents.

Kindly circulate to friends and well wishers and all who might benefit from reading our Diaspora Times magazine.

DIASPORA TIMES   < Click here to download

Our highest regards.

Desmond Roberts
Chairman
Editorial Board
Diaspora Times

This Too Shall Pass – By by Aishwarya Shah

A great article from one of the followers of the Guyanese Online blog.

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“And this, too, shall pass.”

This is a proverb indicating that all material conditions, positive or negative, are temporary and time solves all problems.

I once read that the great Abraham Lincoln used to have a grand affinity for this proverb. On September 30, 1859, Abraham Lincoln included a similar story in an address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society in Milwaukee. This is what he said;
“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.”

How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!

When we are in trouble, we feel that we are the only person who is facing these mountains full of doubts…

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Guyana: Diaspora Engagement Strategy – Press Release – September 2017

Guyana Speaks: Guyana’s West African Connection – London UK – 24th September 2017

Guyana Speaks: Guyana’s West African Connection – London UK – Sunday 24th September 2017

Please join us at The Classic, 28 Upper Tooting Road, London, SW17 7PG.   Doors open at 1.30pm.

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Dr. Vibert Cambridge

Our two esteemed presenters, Dr. Michelle Yaa Assantawa, and Rosamond Grant (see flyer for more details), will be joined by Dr. Vibert Cambridge, a recipient of Guyana’s Golden Arrow of Achievement.   He will be speaking via Skype on the contribution of J. A. Barbour-James, a Guianese postal official who worked in the Gold Coast (present-day Ghana) during the first decade of the 20th century.  [See Flyer below]  Continue reading

The Magnificent Dreams of Guyanese Teens and those of other lands – by Francis Quamina Farrier

The Magnificent Dreams of Guyanese Teens – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Kelly Hyles of Guyana

A few months ago, the news of a New York-based Guyanese teenager reached us, to the effect that she had been accepted by all the eight Ivy League Colleges in the United States of America, to which she had applied. Such a magnificent  achievement by students in the United States, is not a regular happening. In fact it is becoming much more difficult for students to gain acceptance in any of America’s eight Ivy League colleagues. To gain entry in all eight is a magnificent achievement.

So when seventeen year old Guyanese-born, Kelly Hyles, formally of Vryheid’s Lust East Coast Demerara, and now based in Brooklyn, New York, realized that she was accepted by all of the eight Ivy League colleagues to which she had applied, it took quite a while for that achievement to sink in, according to her. Kelly’s achievement made history, since she is the first Guyanese to have done so. But it wasn’t easy.     Continue reading

Setting the Stage for early Transgendering – By Yvonne Sam + video on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

Setting the Stage for Transgendering at an early age 

By Yvonne Sam

My conscious psyche was visibly jolted on reading about a camp that recently opened in El Cerrito, California. This city, founded by refugees fleeing the 1906 San Francisco earthquake has a population of 25, 000 according to the last U.S census. It is a camp with a difference. Called Rainbow Camp it offers a safe space for children up to twelve years of age to be the transgenders they were created to be. What is the world coming to?   Let the truth be told but teaching children as young as 4 years that sex is as selective and interchangeable as the garments they wear is putting their young lives on a path of confusion and ridicule.

Lyrics to a well-known song by the American country music duet, the Louvin Brothers runs thus: If we forget God, his mercy will plead and sin will cover the land and the sea. If we forget God, Satan will rule. If we forget God a nation is doomed.    Continue reading

Under the Cold Stones by Dan McNay – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Book Cover - Under the Cold Stones by Dan McNay

Dan McNay, one of my favorite authors from Los Angeles, has a new novel out: Under the Cold Stones. It’s a dark, suspense thriller. The heroine, Deidre McIntyre, is well versed in men’s secret fantasies and dark desires. At the age of sixteen, she had run away from her small-town home in Paris, Illinois. Her mother, a heavy smoker with a drug habit, had been no role mother for the unloved, self-destructive teenager. Her father, “crazy as a loon,” had disappeared from her life when she was seven. Only he had held the power to save her from herself. She had found refuge and a new life as a hooker in the New Orleans French Quarter, where she became known as Daydee.

Everything changes for Daydee after her mother’s death. As the only surviving member of the family, she inherits everything: a ten-room apartment building (with no tenants), a farm…

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