Daily Archives: 02/18/2014

Strong earthquake strikes northeast of Barbados

Strong earthquake strikes northeast of Barbados

According to the United States Geological Survey, the magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck northeast of Barbados early Tuesday February 18 2014, jolting thousands from their sleep but causing no reported damage or casualties.

Emergency officials tell Barbadians not to panic following earthquake   Continue reading

Tourism: The Caribbean’s ten sexiest bars

The Caribbean’s ten sexiest bars

image< Fisherman’s Pub. Speightstown, Barbados.

NEW YORK, United States, Monday February 17, 2014 – “Cocktails are the champions of the Caribbean and although every island and every beach bar boasts its own boozy claim to fame, a really fine drink can morph a great holiday into a grand one.”

So says Melanie Reffes writing in USA Today in her Sexiest Bars in the Caribbean roundup, adding: “And the right watering hole can keep you lingering long after your thirst is quenched.”

Following is the writer’s list of some of the best boozers under the sun:   Continue reading

Wade Davis: Dreams from endangered cultures – TED video

Wade Davis: Dreams from endangered cultures – video <click to view

With stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world’s indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate.

 Wade Davis – Anthropologist, ethnobotanist

A National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” Full speaker bio

More on this talk   View transcript  (34 languages)

Researcher seeks information on Afro-Guyanese culture – letter

African History Month – February

Researcher seeks information on Afro-Guyanese culture – letter

Afro-Guyanese Americans are Hungry for their Spiritual Heritage!

Dear Sir and Readers,

I’m an American-born person in the Guyanese Diaspora, writing today with a plea for cultural knowledge. I must first admit, however, that I am mostly ignorant of the life experiences of Guyanese nationals, and am only vaguely aware of the cultural and political problems of the country.  However, I’m Guyanese enough to know that they do exist, and that they are huge problems affecting the lives of many, particularly within the Black community.

With that said, I am proud of my Afro-Guyanese heritage, and the African heritage that preceded it. As an independent researcher, it is a bit of an obsession of mine to try and connect various traditional cultural aspects of Afro-Guyanese back to the varied practices of those from the African continent. This includes African-based religious practices exclusive to Guyana like Comfa and Faithism.   Continue reading

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