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Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – March 2015

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – March 2015

MARCH – It is Women’s History Month. We take this opportunity to salute the courageous women of Buxton who helped in shaping our proud history.

Our March 2015 Buxton Express newsletter is now available. You may download the attached copy, or click on the following link to access it:

http://buxtonguyana.net/Buxton-FriendshipExpress2015-03.pdf

Happy Easter!

Best regards,

Lorna Campbell. Chief Editor,

Buxton-Friendship Express
buxtonexpress@aol.com

Guyana Elections: I Fear for Vanessa Kissoon’s life – By Dr. David Hinds

I Fear for Vanessa Kissoon’s life

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

By Dr. David Hinds

I write in solidarity with Vanessa Kissoon. This young woman has been bearing too much on her own. I have hesitated in the past to say anything about her travails because I did not want to become embroiled in the affairs of a party to which I do not belong. And I still don’t.  From my estimation Ms. Kissoon is of the political type that elites would rather not have around. She is working class, fearless, independent and most of all driven by an instinct for resistance not as a convenient tool but as a way of political life. I am sure she, like all of us, she has not always conducted herself in the most disciplined manner.

According to news reports Ms. Kissoon heckled at a recent PPP meeting in Linden. The newspapers originally reported that she was subsequently arrested. The public only leaned that this was not true when Ms. Kissoon wrote to the media. We then read in the media that she may still be charged. The PPP media also reported that Ms. Kissoon’s party has condemned her behavior. Her party has not denied this report.   Continue reading

Water is the next big commodity Guyana needs to take advantage of – Stanley Ming

Water is the next big commodity Guyana needs to take advantage of – Stanley Ming

March 26, 2015 | By KNews | By Nicholas Peters

Stanley Ming

Stanley Ming

Guyana should look at how it will position itself so that it can take advantage of the impending “water market” as water will be the next big commodity on the global market, says prominent businessman and retired politician Stanley Ming.

His statement was made at the presentation of a conceptual proposal to media operatives, entitled “An Overview of Options and Opportunities (O3) for National Development”. The proposal is a strategic plan composed by Ming, Supriya Singh, Dr Eric Phillips and Major General (retd) Joseph Singh. Ming believes, if implemented, the proposal can serve as a roadmap that will drastically transform the country’s economy and infrastructure for the better by 2030.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 27 March 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 27 March 2015

  • Housing key for APNU/AFC Coalition
  • School girl may have been victim of violent assault
  • Rice farmers to be encouraged to vote for change
  • Crum-Ewing’s Mother will not rest until she gets justice for son’s murder
  • Show me the President asks opposition
  • Ms St Joseph’s Pageant on this Saturday March 28
  • A Look at the Courts
  • Sports

Click links below to view the videos:

Housing key for APNU/AFC Coalition

Posted: 27 Mar 2015 06:09 PM PDT   Continue reading

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

Click links below to view the TV News videos:

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

Click links below to view the TV News Videos:

ABC Diplomat meet opposition Coalition

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

Singapore: End of an era – Lee Kuan Yew dead at 91

Singapore: End of an era

The death of Lee Kuan Yew, former long-serving Prime Minister of Singapore, is of significance for the Caribbean if only for the reason that he first attained office at about the same time as many of the original democratically elected leaders of the countries of this Region, constituted largely of very small states, also commenced their periods of governance. Many of them and their successors lived to see Singapore attain a state of economic wealth well beyond that of the countries of our area.

Lee Kuan Yew first became Prime Minister of his country when, in 1959, it was still a dependency. But with Singapore’s expulsion from a British-created Federation of Malyasia which, like many of our then British Caribbean leaders, he favoured as a potentially beneficial arrangement for small countries, he became Prime Minister of an independent Singapore. This event, which he did not favour, occurred in 1965.  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

CARIBBEAN FUSION 2015 APRIL 26, 2015

 

CARIBBEAN FUSION 2015  APRIL 26, 2015

The Caribbean and Floridian Association, Inc. (CAFA) will be hosting the 21st Annual Caribbean Fusion on Sunday, April 26,2015 and is sponsored by the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA), The Osceola Tourism Development Council and the City of Kissimmee. Continue reading

Nostalgia 372 – The Fabulous Fifties in Guyana – By Godfrey Chin

Nostalgia 372 – The Fabulous Fifties in Guyana – By Godfrey Chin

Updated in 2008 by the late Godfrey Chin 1937-2012

With Guyana celebrating it’s 42nd Anniversary of Independence, May 26 .. I share this Nostalgia as a ‘stimulant’ to these ‘topsy-turvy times’. Lets meet at LasLapLime, Toronto , Canada where my Pictorial Exhibition – of 1001 Guyana Delights – will be featured. Please introduce yourself. Ya think it easy!………GODc.

Nostalgia 372 – The Fabulous Fifties in Guyana.

Godfrey Chin Website Link

Godfrey Chin – “Nostalgias”

By Godfrey Chin

“It was the Best of Times”. My great Grandfather boasted this at the commencement of the last century, when for $1.50 he bought his family house rations for a week. Now at the dawn of this new Millennium, my three sons with their streaming high tech ‘Blackberry,’ relish their times as ‘the best.’

On the contrary – every generation looks upon their times ‘and wonder what the ‘world is coming to’. Yet every generation survives – for the next – to wring their hands in turn – a few decades later.  Mankind’s ingenuity always overcomes.

For me a Nostalgia Buff, I choose the Fabulous Fifties as the best of times in Guyana – these last hundred years. Isn’t it quite a coincidence that ‘this was the Centerfold Decade’ – a period when most of the Guyanese foremost Icons and Professionals today, were just completing their Public/Secondary education – and  everlasting footprints were already being ‘carved’.   Continue reading

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