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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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Guyana: Cash jet pilot opts out of trial, settles for plea deal

Cash jet pilot opts out of trial, settles for plea deal

February 15, 2015 | By |

Embattled Guyanese pilot, Khamraj Lall, who was spectacularly busted with over US$600,000 in undeclared cash on board his jet by Puerto Rico authorities in November, is buckling under pressure and seems all set to make a plea deal.

Plea deal: Captain Khamraj Lall

Capt. Khamraj Lall

In applications filed Friday for the February 23 trial date to be postponed, Lall’s lawyer, Rafael Lang, disclosed that a plea bargain is being actively pursued but additional time of one month is needed.

The Defence is asking permission for the matter to be transferred from Puerto Rico to New Jersey for purposes of plea and sentencing.

It is unlikely that Lall will even be going to trial because of the plea bargain proceedings that will be pursued. Continue reading

World’s Rarest stamp: 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta Going on Exhibit in April

World’s Rarest Stamp Lands at National Postal Museum

1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta Going on Exhibit in April

1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta Going on Exhibit in April

November 6, 2014 – Newsroom of The Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum will display the world’s rarest postage stamp. Beginning in April 2015, the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta will be prominently displayed in the museum’s William H. Gross Stamp Gallery for a three-year period. The exhibition of the stamp will be the longest and most publicly accessible showing ever.

No postage stamp is rarer than the sole-surviving example of the British Guiana One-Cent Magenta. Printed in black ink on magenta paper, it bears the image of a three-masted ship and the colony’s motto in Latin: “we give and expect in return.” Noted for its legacy, the stamp was rediscovered by a 12-year-old Scottish boy living in South America in 1873, and from there passed through some of the most important stamp collections ever assembled. It is the only major rarity absent from the Royal Philatelic Collection owned by Queen Elizabeth II.   Continue reading

BEST OF 2015 TRINIDAD SOCA – 180 BIG TUNES – 3Hrs music by Road Ready Mix

BEST OF 2015 TRINIDAD SOCA – 180 BIG TUNES – by Road Ready Mix Continue reading

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