Daily Archives: August 7, 2013

While the Sun is Trapped ~ Poem by Mahadai Das

Another entry from Rosaliene Bacchus’ Blog …

Three Worlds One Vision

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Every month, on the Poetry Corner of my writer’s website, I feature a poem by an American, Brazilian or Guyanese poet. In August 2013, I feature the poem “While the Sun is Trapped” by Guyana-born poet, Mahadai Das (1954-2003).

My Haiku poem “Vengeance of Heaven,” about the consequences of our dependency on fossil fuels, was inspired by the following lines in Mahadai’s poem:

The vengeance of heaven waits armed
in the shadows.

I fell in love with Mahadai’s poetry on reading her collection A Leaf in His Ear, published by Peepal Tree Press in 2010. Following independence, we shared the same hopes and dreams for our native land, Guyana. In “Looking over the Broad Breast of the Land I Saw a Dream,” she wrote:

And I saw the harvest beckoning the reapers,
Children laughing in the…

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Bibliography of Race and Race Relations in Guyana – Nigel Westmaas

Preliminary Bibliography of Race and Race Relations in Guyana
(Compiled by Nigel Westmaas, August 2013)

British Troops in Guyana - 1953

British Troops in Guyana – 1953

As indicated in the title this is a working, ongoing bibliography of documents on race and race relations in Guyana over time. Bibliographic titles are not given in any particular order or chronology except for that of author.

There is a miscellaneous section for documents with no specific author. While a few newspaper articles on the topic are provided the bibliography by no means includes (or has access to) the hundreds of newspaper articles and/or letters on the issue of Race in Guyana. I welcome missing entries and other information (or errors) on the theme for perennial update.

Contact:  Nigel Westmaas <toussaint2001us@yahoo.com>    

Download or view list: Guyana bibliography of race (Westmaas) August2013

A requiem for Maurice ‘Mo’ Braithwaite – By Tangerine Clarke

A requiem for Maurice ‘Mo’ Braithwaite

By Tangerine Clarke

Maurice BraithwaiteScores of mourners celebrated the life, and bid farewell to Maurice “Mo” Braithwaite, a fascinating, brilliant, and humbled soul who departed this earth on July 20. Braithwaite died at age 72, after a valiant fight with cancer.

No tears were shed, instead, melodies from the saxophone, the violin, the African drum, the keyboard, and a liturgical dance, filled the room of the Arlington Funeral Home, in Queens, on July 22 to salute the extraordinary life Mo lived. His love of the arts, his charity work, and his indelible commitment to the youth, will forever be etched in the minds, of those who crossed his path.   Continue reading

CapitolNews – TV News Videos – 06 August 2013

CapitolNews – TV News Videos – 06 August 2013

  • Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes tenders resignation as Chairman of the Alliance For Change Party
  • Amendments to Financial Crimes legislation before August 10 no longer possiblell amendments before August 10th no longert possible
  • Guyanese sailor found dead on board vessel near Curacao
  • Protest action for the removal of the Acting Town Clerk at City Hall continues
  • Closer collaboration within the teaching fraternity in President Ramotar calls for closer collaboration within the teaching fraternity in the Caribbean
  • 28th death anniversary of Guyana’s first Executive President Forbes Burnham observed
  • 1823 Slave Rebellion monument unveiled at the Kitty Sea-wall
  • Property owner files 60 million dollar lawsuit against the New Building Society

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Hughes tenders resignation as AFC Chairman – AFC rejects resignation

Hughes tenders resignation as AFC Chairman

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 – Demerara Waves

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Nigel Hughes

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC) and attorney –at-law Nigel Hughes has tendered his resignation in the wake of a newspaper article which reports that he is the Company Secretary of the entity that will operate the opposition-maligned Amaila Hydropower station.

AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan declined to immediately comment on Hughes’ move. “Can you kindly stop this. You can have what you want on the (DemWaves) website. It’s something I’ll have to deal with,” said Ramjattan when contacted. He had moments earlier denied that Hughes had resigned. “Absolutely not, as far as I’m aware.”

Ramjattatn described Hughes as “a very good Chairman” and he has recused himself from all meetings on the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project.     Continue reading

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