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WE MUST EMBRACE ALL OF GUYANA – by Dave Martins

WE MUST EMBRACE ALL OF GUYANA by Dave Martins – Credits Stabroek News.

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

In a recent column I made a passing reference to a comment from Stabroek News writer Alan Fenty who had posed the question in his column whether “one could be Guyanese – spiritually and culturally – without being Indian, African, European or Chinese?” I answered Alan at the time saying the answer is “no, because we are made up of all these strands from other places, plus the Amerindian one, so to be truly Guyanese you have to see all those strands as part of you.” However, I felt at the time that his comment called for more elaboration, hence my effort today.

I would widen the comment above by saying that if we are truly Guyanese, and to be “one people” in fact and not in rhetoric, we should be abandoning these ethnic divisions we so rigidly practice and embracing instead the astounding variety of strong powerful expressions that make up the Guyana mosaic. We should see our diversity as values to be embraced with all the ingredients coming under one umbrella, the one called Guyana, instead of positions dividing us by origins.   Continue reading

Guyana 50-50 Banquet – Orlando. FL. – November 6, 2016

Guyana 50-50 Awards Banquet

The Nauru Files – Australia’s Other Stolen Generation – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Nauru Files – Australia’s Other Stolen Generation

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Australia asylum seekers on the island of Nauru

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Long before Nauru, Australia had stolen Generations. During the years 1970-1970 thousands of aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their families, ‘to be placed in boys and girls homes, foster families or missions. At the age of eighteen they were released into white society mostly scarred for life by their experiences.’

Why were the children stolen? It is argued that the idea was to assimilate the aboriginal population into the white society through a process of ‘breeding out.’ The logic was to make Australian society completely white in three generations. The policy backfired and it remains a dark chapter in Australian history.   Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – August 24, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 24 August 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

Profile: Verna Walcott-White- Dance is her Passion – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Verna Walcott-White- Dance is her Passion

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Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Verna Walcott-White has been involved in dance for most of her life. She is not only an accomplished artist but what is remarkable is that Verna has shared her talents and knowledge with others for many years. She runs a dance school in New York and the students there are lucky to have an accomplished teacher in their midst.

Verna’s journey has been long, exciting and rewarding. As she reflects on the road traveled she is pleased with her many achievements.

Verna was born in Charlestown in Georgetown, Guyana. She grew up in Crown Street in Queenstown, not too far away. Her mother was Miriam Agatha Patterson, a school teacher and later Principal of St. Gabriel’s School. Her dad was Joseph Arnold Emmanuel Patterson and he was proud of that name.   Continue reading

New York Tutorial Support Group – Dinner Dance – October 1, 2016

New York Tutorial Support Dinner NEW (1)

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CARICOM – THE DEBT TRAP – commentary

THE DEBT TRAP

Opinion - commentary -analysisAug 21, 2016 Editorial, Kaieteur News

 Guyana’s small but encouraging success in its attempts to reduce the stranglehold of debt on the economy is proof that the country and its CARICOM counterparts continue to be among the most indebted countries in the world. And while none of these countries are very wealthy, based on North American and European standards, they are not overly poor either and there is hardly any starvation among their populations.

Guyana’s debt, which is approximately US$1.65billion continues to be a major impediment to economic growth and human and sustainable development. It has deprived the government of the ability to use monetary policy to promote growth and provide the path for improved lives. It has become obvious to the authorities that everything has to be done to reduce the debt, because it is economically unwise for the nation to be burdened by such a huge liability.

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Guyana Government News Brief – August 23, 2016 – GINA Video

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – August 23, 2016

Guyanese Nurses Association of America – Luncheon & Auction – October 15, 2016

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Caribbean RoundUp – By Caribbean Life News – August 23, 2016

Caribbean RoundUp – Caribbean Life News

Caribbean LifeAZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Antigua

A 35-year-o­ld French national was fined EC$4,000 after he pleaded guilty to causing a bomb scare on a LIAT flight at the VC Bird Internati­onal Airport, Antigua recently.

Vincy PM demands apology for former Windies captain

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

St. Vincent and the Grenadine­s Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has called on the President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron and the Chairman of Selectors­, Courtney Browne, to apologize for the shabby treatment meted out to former West Indies Twenty20 Captain Darren Sammy.

Jerk fest brings staycatio­n to Williamsb­urg

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | FOOD

Wanderlus­ters rejoice — a 12-day festival has come to Williamsb­urg to bring the Caribbean to Brooklyn for weeks of music, food, and island vibes.

Roberts condems Sammy’s firing   Continue reading

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