Daily Archives: February 22, 2011

Guyana Republic Ball 2011 – Orlando, Florida

Guyana Republic Ball 2011 – Orlando, Florida

Click link above to view the photos of the event

Website PHOTOS thread has been updated with pictures from the Guyana Republic Ball Celebration in Orlando, FL, Sat. Feb, 19th, 2011

www.gtlime.ezreunions.com submitted by Mark Bannister

Slideshow: Click here to view the slideshow <152 photos

Book Launch by Wayne Jones -Toronto

Book Launch by Wayne Jones -Toronto

“Great Guyanese Humour: Guyana`s History Through Jokes” by Wayne Jones… Wednesday Feb.23rd 2011 – Parkdale Library is Toronto

As part of its Black History Month author-reading series, an 88 page chap-book by Wayne Jones will be launched on Wednesday Feb.23rd 2011 from 7pm at Parkdale Library in Toronto.
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The book “Great Guyanese Humour: Guyana`s History Through Jokes” is a compilation  of  Guyanese jokes/annedotes that highlights some earth-shaking moments in Guyanese life.
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Retired Guyanese senior public servant, Mr Rampersaud  Tiwari will deliver a short address after the singing of  ‘The song of the Republic’ in recognition of Guyana’s Republic anniversary.
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Jones will also be signing copies of his 2011 Calender entitled Buxton…lest we forget. This calender is adorned with captioned vintage pictures and illustrations of early life in Buxton village.
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Jones will kick off the belly-aching session with readings of some jokes in  his collection  before turning the microphone over to the gathering for theirs.
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Contact: “VICTOR MOSES” <victor.moses@rogers.com>

“Boyhood Days” – Tradewinds

“Boyhood Days” by The Tradewinds

Video – Featuring pictures mostly from Barbados…

Known for their witty and insightful songs of Caribbean life, the Tradewinds, formed in 1966, have become one of the most revered groups in the West Indies. Led by the versatile Dave Martins (Guyana) with his guitar, vocal and composing ability, the group, like it’s name, reflects the span of the Caribbean.

Beauty Contests – Ken Corsbie

Beauty Contests – Ken Corsbie

Ken Corsbie explains the Culture of Beauty Contests in the Caribbean

Show was at Crompton Auditorium in Washington D.C. in 1994

KenCorsbie is at www.caribvoices.com



Mashramani Parade – 2011- Update

Mashramani Parade – 2011- Update

Float parade may have to be postponed, due to heavy rainfall

Report: February 21, 2011 – Update

It is reported that the Mashramani Parade for 2011 may have to be pushed back due to heavy rains that have been falling in Guyana since last week, and the expected rainfall for the rest of this week.

The event is scheduled to be held this Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

There have been reports of flooding in some parts of Georgetown as well as other parts of the country.  Read reports below:-

1. Mashramani Parade -2011 may be postponed

2. Several Georgetown areas flooded by heavy rains

3. Mashramani NOT postponed– (report Feb 22)

4. Mashramani – 2011 Photos by Bryan Macintosh

5. Thousands Celebrate Mash 2011   – (KNews)

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