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Buxton-Friendship Newsletter – February 2015 and 175th Anni. Banquet- NYC May 16, 2015

From: Buxton-Friendship Express [mailto:buxtonexpress@aol.com]
Subject: BUXTON NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2015

Hello Villagers and Friends of Buxton.

We are pleased to share with you the Buxton-Friendship Express newsletter for the month of February 2015. We encourage you to share it with your family members and friends who may not be on our address list.

As you know, this year (2015), marks 175 years since our premier village was purchased by previously enslaved African labourers. We would like to encourage groups, particularly those in Buxton, to organize and promote events fitting this milestone. Let us show appreciation for the sacrifice, love and legacy from our ancestors!

In New York, we plan to have a 175th Anniversary Gala Banquet Celebration on May 16, 2015. Awards will be given to villagers for outstanding contributions and service to the community. There will be a keynote address, cultural presentations and a delicious assortment of traditional dishes. We would greatly appreciate your contribution and/or support. For more details, please click on the following links:   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

Women in Black History – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Women in Black History  – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

  • [The well-known names surface in the media when special events are celebrated. But how about those who made their contributions and are not in the limelight? The purpose of this article is to highlight the activities of these lesser known women so that readers can appreciate their work and legacies. ]
Dorothy Height (1912-2010)

Dorothy Height (1912-2010)

Light drives out darkness and love conquers hate. If the times aren’t ripe, then you have to ripen the times, Dorothy Height reminds us.

When one looks at the contributions of black women in history it becomes clear that they were undeniable sources of light and love. The literature is filled with examples of the rich and royal roles that black women have filled and how they were able to inspire others. We find that the impact of black women is often overlooked in the literature. Black women have housed, fed, cared for their families and faced the brunt of wars and pestilences. They have played important roles in freedom movements and in so doing inspired others to face the future with confidence.  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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Clive Thomas the intellectual and activist – By Nigel Westmaas

Clive Thomas the intellectual and activist

February 23, 2015 · By Nigel Westmaas – Nigel Westmaas teaches at Hamilton College

Clive Thomas

Clive Thomas

Any attempt to analyze or summarize the vast repertoire of Clive Thomas’s work in a single article is a daunting task. For over five decades the academic and political contributions of Thomas, who retired from the University of Guyana at the end of 2014, have helped shape intellectual and economic thinking in the Caribbean and beyond. More specifically, as economist, trade unionist, and politician, Thomas has contributed immensely to the political and social landscape of his native Guyana.

In the DiasporaThe contours and impact of Thomas’s overall work; his contribution to regional thinking not only in “third world” economics but the global economy and its operations; and his forthright support of the working class and the poor and the powerless in Guyana and the region are enormous.   Continue reading

Guyana: Thousands celebrate Republic Day and Mashramani

Thousands celebrate Republic Day

February 24, 2015 | By | Filed Under News
Spectators line the streets in their numbers to enjoy this year’s Mash activities.

Spectators line the streets in their numbers to enjoy this year’s Mash activities.

Thousands of Guyanese turned out yesterday to celebrate as Guyana observed its 45th Republic anniversary under the theme, “One People, One Culture, One Celebration.”

Though rain initially threatened to dampen the festivities, the traditional Mashramani weather of bright sunshine eventually prevailed and Guyanese faithfully trudged out of their homes to enjoy the day.  Continue reading

US looks forward to peaceful elections in Guyana – US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

US looks forward to peaceful elections in Guyana

Sunday, 22 February 2015 -Written by   – CMD

US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

The United States (US) on Sunday- the eve of Guyana’s 45th Republic anniversary said it was looking forward to peaceful general and regional elections scheduled for May 11, 2015.

“Your nation will hold national elections this year. I am confident that it will serve as an example of the peaceful exercise of the right to vote.  Your actions will strengthen the entire region’s commitment to democratic institutions,” said American Secretary of State, John Kerry on behalf of US President Barack Obama.  
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Guyana Elections: Opposition coalition means another PPPC victory- Luncheon

Opposition coalition means another PPPC victory- Luncheon

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 – Written by   – CMD

The PPP Headquarters, Freedom House.

The PPP Headquarters, Freedom House

A two-horse race at the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections is expected to see the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) returning to office for a sixth straight term, according to government’s Chief Spokesman, Dr. Roger Luncheon.

Luncheon, who is also an Executive Committee member of the PPP, welcomed the coalition between the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC).   Continue reading

Trinidad Carnival 2015: Small, medium bands shine at Queen’s Park Savannah + videos

Small, medium bands shine at Queen’s Park Savannah

Shereen Ali – Trinidad Guardian
Published:  Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A jubilant masquerader from Ronnie and Caro’s Ah Come Back Home parades on stage at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain. Photo: Ahdre Alexander

Crack went the whip of the lead whipmaster, furiously pelting lash at the stage. Dressed like a mad bumblebee in red and yellow stripes, satin pantaloons and long sleeves, he was part of the small mas band Whip War presented by The Original Jab Jab, led by Ronald Alfred.
At one point, it seemed all the jab jabs were pelting lash, either at each other in mock battles, or at the audience, and the whole air resounded with a crackling like fire.   Continue reading

St. Stanislaus College Alumni Asso- Toronto – Annual Spring Dance – April 11, 2015

Letter from the St Stanislaus College Alumni Asso.- Toronto  – Help Needed

Saints – We Need Your Help

Spring Dance Flyer 1x page

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