Monthly Archives: February 2014

Venezuelans Will Withstand Right-Wing Protests – commentary

Venezuela’s Deep Political Education Means Venezuelans Will Withstand Right-Wing Protests

Friday, 28 February 2014 -By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers , Truthout | News Analysis

venezuela protests A group of mostly women march carrying roses and the Venezuelan flag, calling for peace and non-violence in San Cristobal, Venezuela, February 26, 2014. (Photo: Meridith Kohut / The New York Times)

Americans might be fooled by mass media misinformation, but Venezuelans know what is really happening in their country.

The misinformation in most of the media about the protests in Venezuela is astounding. Often the opposite of reality is repeated as if it were true. Americans who rely on the corporate mass media, politicians and corrupted nonprofits might fall for these tales, but Venezuelans know what is really happening.   Continue reading

Hot Hot Chutney Party Mix ! (Non-Stop Party & Dance Songs)

Hot Hot Chutney Party Mix ! (Non-Stop Party & Dance Songs)

Chutney music is a form indigenous to the southern Caribbean, popular in GuyanaTrinidad and Suriname. It development includes its fusion of calypso, cadence, and Indian musical instruments—particularly the dholak, tabla and dhantal—as demonstrated in Shorty’s classic compositions “Ïndrani” and “Shanti Om”. [read more on Wikipedia]

De Hottest Dance Chunes!
1. Mor Tor
2. Mr Shankar
3. Bhoojay De Lawa
4. Young Bakabana
5. Mousie
6. Doo Doo Darling    Continue reading

MASH 2014 – Guyana Calypso Monarch 2014 – “De Professor”

Guyana Calypso Monarch 2014 – De Professor singing “The Truth”

“De Professor” retains calypso crown

February 15, 2014 – Guyana Times

Lester “De Professor” Charles reaching out to fans

Lester “De Professor” Charles reaching out to fans moments after retaining the Calypso Monarch 2014 crown

Lester “De Professor” Charles out of the mining town of Linden lived up to his name, teaching his rivals a lesson as he retains his calypso monarch title for MASH 2014.

Performing before a huge crowd at the Demerara Park, De Professor for the second time in succession outshone his 10 competitors, leaving the judges with no difficulty in deciding who is the winner.   Continue reading

2014 Carnival SOCA MIX – PT 1 of 7 (New 2014 releases)

2014 Carnival SOCA MIX PT 1 of 7 (New 2014 releases from Destra, Bunji, Super Blue, Fay Ann and more)


0:15 Bunji Garlin — Carnival Tabanca
3:07 Super Jigga TC — I Feel — Early Bird Riddim
4:50 Destra — Aye You! —- Early Bird Riddim
6:28 Mikey — New Day — Early Bird Riddim Continue reading

MASH 2014 – SOCA releases – music videos

Jumo Primo – March Out (2014 Guyana Soca)

SHELLY G – Party Animal ( Give it to me)  Continue reading

Spouses of Caricom Skilled Nationals can now work freely in Guyana

Spouses of Caricom Skilled Nationals can now work freely in Guyana

Thursday, 27 February 2014 –  Demerara Waves

Caribbean Community (Caricom) nationals allowed to live and work in Guyana as Skilled Nationals will now be allowed to bring their spouses and dependants to live and work indefinitely.

Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett on Thursday successfuly piloted an amendment to her country’s Caribbean Community Free Entry of Skilled Nationals Act to now allow for the spouse of a skilled national to work once verification of the Skilled Nationals Certificate issued to the principal beneficiary has been granted. “The amendments …allow the spouse the right to engage in gainful employment or other occupation without having to apply for a work permit once the certificate of the principal beneficiary is verified and indefinite duration is granted,” she told the National Assembly.   Continue reading

Pavi Mehta: Being Compassionate and Giving – 2 videos

A great presentation by Pavi Mehta on Giving:  Video #1

Pavi Mehta: The Compassionate Company – video #2

The Story  and Philosophy of Aravind Eye Hospital in Southern India. THE WORLD’S GREATEST BUSINESS CASE FOR COMPASSION.  Talk by Pavi Mehta, Author of ‘Infinite Vision’, at Wisdom 2.0 Business 2013.    Continue reading

BBC Radio British Guiana politics in the 1960’s – radio documentary

BBC Radio British Guiana politics in the 1960’s

Mike Thomson investigates how Britain undermined British Guiana’s democratic process as the colony inched towards independence in the early 1960s.   BBC Radio

In the last of the current series Mike Thomson investigates how Britain covertly manipulated the democratic process in its South American colony, then known as British Guiana in the run up to its independence in 1966. Mike discovers new documents which show that they deliberately scuppered the outcome of their own conference organised to determine the country’s future.

On the face of it the conference, held in London in October 1963, was designed to confirm the constitutional future for what was then British Guiana. Publicly Britain encouraged the country’s Prime Minister Dr Cheddi Jagan – who had been fairly elected in 1961 – and the leader of the opposition Linden Forbes Burnham to agree terms for independence. However, behind the scenes, the documents reveal that the British were working to a different outcome – to ensure that agreement was never reached.    Continue reading

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) – interview & documentary – 2 videos

Muhammad Ali  – Wondering Why? Conversion to Islam – Interview

Muhammad Ali – ABC Classic Wide World of Sports Documentary Continue reading

Can White People Play Black Music? By: Dr. Arthur Lewin

BLACK HISTORY:  Can White People Play Black Music?

White-Rapper: Non-Blacks have always been pirates of Black culture

White-Rapper: Non-Blacks have always been pirates of Black culture

February 5, 2014 – By: Dr. Arthur Lewin

AFRICANGLOBE – Have you ever wondered how jazz, and then later rock ‘n’ roll, developed out of the blues? How Black music came to be America’s music? Whether or not people who are not Black can really play Black music? Amiri Baraka speaks on this in his 1963 classic, Blues People.

“There was a body music that came to exist from a people who were brought to this side as slaves and throughout that music’s development, it had had to survive, expand, reorganize, continue, and express itself, as the fragile property of a powerless and oppressed People. The music was explaining the history as the history was explaining the music. Both were expressions of and reflections of the people. (x) Continue reading

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