Daily Archives: October 15, 2012

The Guyana Berbice Association Brunch – Oct 21, 2012

THE GUYANA  BERBICE  ASSOCIATION (Toronto)

ANNUAL BRUNCH

SUNDAY, OCTOBER  21, 2012

AT THE:  THE SCARLET IBIS RESTAURANT
[Victoria Park & O’Connor Drive. Toronto.ON. Canada.]

Time: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

DONATION:    $25/person
Entertainment, Raffle & Door Prizes, Cash Bar

Please contact for further information

Yvonne Pearce            416-744-2209
Kenneth & Eva Ramcharitar       416-261-8296
Elwin Steaman            905-471-8895
Bert & Rita Bacchus        905-770-3785
Cecil & Christine Farinha    416-733-9778
Pats LaRose            905-479-0732
Claudette Ugoji                    416-286-6652
Fred Carr                      905-230-3827

Myths, Legends, Folktales and Fables of Guyana

Myths, Legends, Folktales and Fables of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock for the Guyaneseonline blog

The practices of Myths, legends, folktales and fables is said to provide continuity and stability to a culture. They foster a shared set of perspectives, values, history and literature, in the stories themselves. Through these communal tales, we are connected to one another, to our ancestors, to the natural world surrounding us, and to society; and, in the myths which have universal themes; we are connected to other cultures. Through their authoritativeness and the respected characters within them, myths establish a culture’s customs, rituals, religious tenets, laws, social structures, power hierarchies, territorial claims, arts and crafts, holidays and other recurring events, and technical tips for hunting, warfare, and other endeavors.   Continue reading

Julia Gillard’s Speech Over Opposition’s Sexism, Misogyny

Australia: Julia Gillard’s Speech Over Opposition’s Sexism, Misogyny

Australian PM Julia Gillard slams opposition’s sexism claims in fiery speech
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard could teach Barack Obama and Mitt Romney a thing or two about zingers. In a passionate speech to parliament, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard seized on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s attempt to paint her as a misogynist, calling him a sexist and a hypocrite and bombarding him with a series of examples when she was “personally offended” by his comments and actions.  Continue reading

Brazil Business: Entrepreneurial Women

Three Worlds One Vision

Brazilian Entrepreneur Vanessa de Figueiredo Vilela Araújo: Among top ten entrepreneurs to receive UNCTAD Women in Business Award 2010                 Source: http://www.administradores.com.br

In 2010, Brazilians elected their first female president, Dilma Vana Rousseff. That a woman should rise to the top government seat is not surprising. Women were the sole providers of 72.7 percent of households (IBGE Population Census 2010). Women also play an important role in the economy where, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2010, they ran 53 percent of Brazilian business enterprises during the study period (www.gemconsortium.org).

While Melon Exporters S.A. faced bankruptcy in 1994, Ceará Importers Ltda. (fictitious name), started in November 1992 by two entrepreneurial women, was on the rise. Their father, an import-export consultant who had worked on a contractual basis for Melon Exporters, invited me to join their professional team.

Ceará Importers occupied a building with a small depot and office space. In…

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