Daily Archives: December 28, 2014

Dominican Republic Art – by Loca Gringa

Dominican Republic Art – by Loca Gringa

Originally posted on Loca Gringa:

dominican artThese paintings are a random sampling of some of the artwork sold in the Dominican Republic.  Everywhere you go, whether you are a tourist or a local paintings are for sale.  Of course some are mass produced and some are true treasures.  Enjoy!  I will periodically keep adding to the photos on this page as time goes on and new ones are discovered.

I would be remiss if I did not convey that this country has a wealth of talent.  There are so many gifted people here!

Go to: http://locagringa.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/dominican-republic-art/

Stories about life, in and out of Guyana, from a Guyanese perspective

Stories about life, in and out of Guyana, from a Guyanese perspective

December 28, 2014 | By | Filed Under Countryman, Features / Columnists

Christmas ‘spirit’, pagan gods, and the Guyanese spirit

By Dennis Nichols

masquerade band is far removed from the clichéd ‘reason for the season.’

The masquerade band is far removed from the clichéd ‘reason for the season.’

Some years ago I told a friend of mine I was concerned about some of the pagan elements of popular holidays and observances like Christmas, Easter and Halloween. He laughed away my perturbation and assured me that the tradition and spirit of how we Guyanese celebrate them are more important than why we do, and what their heathen origins are. I responded that it was an arguable point. As Christmas rolls around again I am once more faced with this curious aspect of yuletide festivity.

The ‘spirit and tradition’ my friend alluded to are the joy and peace, the goodwill, jollification and religious rituals associated with Christmas. Add to this the idea that it seems to transcend religious, cultural, and geographical barriers, and it is obvious why so many people are drawn to its lure and lore, despite the notion that December 25 was almost certainly not the birthday of Jesus. Continue reading

WestJet Christmas Miracle: Spirit of Giving – 2 videos

WestJet Christmas Miracle: Spirit of Giving – 2014

Published on Nov 30, 2014

This year we’re bringing a snowy Canadian Christmas to a community in the Dominican Republic. Learn more – WestJet Christmas Miracle 2014:

Why We Did It: http://youtu.be/mOUxDT5oUWA  – Published on Nov 30, 2014 – Learn more about why we chose to bring this year’s Christmas Miracle experience to the community of Nuevo Renacer, near Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and the impact that it has had on community.

*************** now look at the 2013 video…

WestJet Christmas Miracle: real-time giving – 2013 

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Year 2014: Reflections – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Happy New Year 2015Happy New Year 2015
Source: Vishava.com

Another yearly cycle comes to an end. A big thank you to each one of you who dropped by and shared your experiences and insights. New friendships forged have been a blessing in my life. Regardless of our differences, we all share the same humanity and the same Earth on our journey together through time and space.

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