Monthly Archives: September 2013

SAINTS FALL DANCE – Toronto – 5 OCT., 2013‏


St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association Toronto

DATE: Sat. 5 October, 2013
TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
DINNER: Served from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

PLACE: West Rouge Community Centre
270 Rouge Hills Drive, Toronto
(Hwy 401 / Hwy #2 / Port Union Road)

DRESS: “Fall Elegance” (no blue jeans, please)

DONATION : $45 per person
(ALL INCLUSIVE – dinner and all drinks)

Tickets are available from any member of the Executive.

Paul Archer 416-209-8688        Vibert Lampkin 416-445-5542
Paul Camacho 416-289-4389      Renuka Persaud 416-457-9503
Errol Chapman 416-431-1739      Bunty Phillips 416-449-8032
Rupert De Castro 416-817-7604      Marcelline Ramcharan 416-824-0454
Neville Devonish 905-953-9375     Beverly Vandeyar 416-492-1070
Roger Devers 905-277-3226      Art Veerasammy 416-431-1171
Hugh Hazlewood 416-221-3871      Godfrey Whyte 416-265-4362

MUSIC: DJ Jones SPECIAL: Door and Raffle Prizes!

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our last big event of the year.

Dr. Oneeka Williams – Exceptional Women Podcasts

Exceptional Women Podcasts

EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN has put nearly 400 women in the spotlight. Women who have overcome obstacles to achieve greatness in their lives!

Dr. Oneeka Williams

Dr. Oneeka Williams

Dr. Oneeka Williams

Sue Tabb talks to a surgeon and children’s book author who has found a unique way of getting young children excited about science and exploration. Listen in for a candid conversation with Dr. Oneeka Williams and a peek into the adventures of her character, Doctor Dee Dee Dynamo!  Posted 9/29/2013 7:30:00 AM

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About the Book- Doctor Dee Dee Dynamo!

So when Gordon the Gullible Globe sounds the alarm that Pluto is sad because he was downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet, Dr Dee Dee Dynamo is positive that she can use her surgical skills to help Pluto. Join Dr Dee Dee as she rallies her team and jets through the galaxy in Freeda, the flying ambulance, to perform surgery on Pluto. Will Pluto become a planet again?    For more information go to:

Also Read:  A FATHER’S REFLECTIONS – By Hubert Williams

The Learning environment and Disapora challenges – By Lear Matthews


Lear Matthews

As our children and grandchildren return to school or begin their formal educational journey, we look forward to another year of significant learning, positive socialization and skills acquisition in preparation for a career and other desirable outcomes. The memories and educational values inculcated in the “good ol’ days” keep us grounded, but the need to adapt to contemporary institutions with constantly changing technology and curricula is inevitable. This new experience varies from anticipated success to frustration in negotiating the system.

One social commentator warns that in the midst of social transition, “education is not a desired goal for many segments of the population, easy money is”. Such an assertion is extremely worrisome. This article highlights the intersecting of learning environment and Diaspora challenges, expressing thoughts based on research findings and observations on the topic, and proposes possible solutions. Continue reading

Caribbean: Of silences, elites and looking forward – by David Jessop

Of silences, elites and looking forward – by David Jessop

caribbean map

Sometimes it is easier to hold on to the past than to address the present; for elites to interact only with each other, to repeat the same actions, and to lose touch with those whom they seek to help.

Recently, the Financial Times journalist and author, Gillian Tett, one of the few who in 2006 accurately forecast the financial crisis and its origins, delivered a thought-provoking short lecture for BBC radio*.

She noted that as a social anthropologist she had discovered that her discipline had provided her with the tools to analyse issues in ways not normally considered by writers on finance.

Listening to her short lecture, the applicability of her theme to the silences now prevalent in the Caribbean, rapidly become apparent.    Continue reading

Brazil: Adapting to a Tough Work Environment – Rosaliene Bacchus

Thank you Rosaliene for another interesting article.

Three Worlds One Vision

Inside Brazilian TanneryInterior of a Cow Leather Factory in North Brazil
Photo Credit: Otavio Araujo Blogspot

When I began working at Italbras Leather Producer & Exporter Ltd.,* I did not think that I would survive the three-month probationary period. My body had a hard time adapting to waking at 4:00 a.m. After oversleeping one morning during the first week on the job, I started waking every hour to check the time. The stress took its toll. Before my probationary period ended, I had suffered two bouts of the flu.

Never before had I worked in such a noisy office environment. The Export Manager, her assistant, and I shared a spacious, open office with the Industrial Director (a paulista from the State of São Paulo) and his two production assistants, and the Import Manager. We occupied the top floor of a three-story building constructed within the leather factory. Half-walls of glass gave…

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Sorrel and Mauby- a taste for all occasions – Dmitri Allicock

Sorrel and Mauby- a taste for all occasions

There is an abiding love by Guyanese around the world for some of the delicious home brewed drinks of Guyana that verges on worship. This unwavering memory of the taste of home can instantly transport you back to that nostalgic and happy place of family and cultural identification. Guyanese foods and drinks are always on the minds of the diaspora regardless of their vast distances of travel and adaptation to other foods and cultural experiences of the world.  [Read more]

National Archives UK – Photos – Caribbean & Guyana

The National Archives UK > Collections Caribbean

The Public Buildings - Georgetown  - British Guiana

Caribbean Listing:

Guyana pictures:

These images are from the Colonial Office library photographic collection (CO 1069) and the Central Office of Information British Empire collection of photographs (INF 10) have been added to Flickr so that you can comment, tag and share them easily. The images are also being used to develop exciting national community outreach projects.          Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 26 Sep 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 26 Sep 2013

  • Credit Bureau soon to open.
  • St Roses Toronto Alumni refurbish court.
  • Equip The Police Force better -Opposition Leader Granger.
  • Set up proper Road-blocks: Police Commissioner.
  • AFC on Budget 2014 talks
  • Luncheon gives assurance that the employees of (GINA) would be paid.
  • OAS coming to check Corruption.
  • Furniture store Courts is on an expansion drive.
  • The Guyana Public Service Union wants to see rights respected by Gov’t.
  • The Office of Professional Responsibility has cleared police ranks of torture allegations.

Click links below to view the TV video reports:-       Continue reading

Alissa Trotz wins President’s Teaching Award

Alissa Trotz wins President’s Teaching Award

Alissa-Trotz-Photo Dr. Alissa Trotz is an Associate Professor who has taught in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies at OISE and is currently cross-appointed to Women and Gender Studies (WGSI) and the Caribbean Studies Program at New College. Following a year of law school in the Caribbean, she completed her BA (Hons) at York University, and her MPhil and PhD at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. A Research Fellow at the Centre of Latin American Studies at Cambridge and a Queen’s National Scholar in Women’s (now Gender) Studies at Queen’s University, she joined the University of Toronto in 2000.

Described by her students as an inspiring and dedicated teacher who excels at both the large lecture format and the small seminar, Alissa has received the Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award (2010), the Award for distinguished contribution to graduate teaching at OISE (2007) and the SAC-APUS Undergraduate Teaching Award (2007).   Continue reading

Guyana Christian Charities: Toronto – Bake & Food Sale – Oct 27, 2013

Download flyer    CCC-2013 Bake Sale

CCC-Bake sale 2013

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