Daily Archives: January 18, 2015

Dave Martins – Guyanese cultural icon – includes music videos

Dave Martins now lives in Guyana and will be 80 years old this year. He writes a weekly column in Stabroek  News and still performs at events in North America and the Caribbean. A compilation of links in the St. Stanislaus College Blog today has prompted us to feature him once again, with videos, in Guyanese Online:

Dave Martins – Guyanese cultural icon

MAY 9, 2010 | BY |
Dave Martins at home

Dave Martins (75 in 2010) at home in Guyana

“I preach that all the time, don’t be ashamed of your dialect, it is a powerful (means of) communication…it’s a language, it’s not ignorance.”

By Michael Jordan

An elephant bowling off a half-mile run-up to a cricket-loving donkey? A flock of sex-starved hens harassing a rooster to death?

Welcome to the world of singer/songwriter Dave Martins, a Guyanese icon who has been making us laugh, reflect on our shortcomings, and take fierce pride in our Caribbean heritage for over five decades. Continue reading

Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of B.C. – AGM – February 22, 2015

2015 AGM Notification

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 Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of British Columbia – 

Annual General Meeting 2015

February 22, 2015 – 2.00-4.00PM – Surrey Public Library, BC

Sri Lanka’s new govt. to investigate former President for corruption

Sri Lanka’s new govt. to investigate former President for corruption

January 18, 2015 | By |
Former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa

former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s new government has outlined plans for a wave of anti-corruption investigations targeting Chinese-funded infrastructure projects developed under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

On January 8, Rajapaksa, a strongman who had appeared to settle in for the long term, conceded defeat to opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena, who pledged to tackle graft with a special commission targeting corruption in public works after criticising Rajapaksa’s government for awarding non-bid contracts and paying inflated prices.

Much of these projects were laid out near Rajapaksa’s southern hometown of Medamulana.

One political party, the Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), has already called on the Bribery and Corruption Commission to probe Rajapaksa, his family members, and Ajith Nivard Cabraal, the former governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, over allegations linked to the multi-billion projects. Continue reading

State of Chronic Crisis – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Police Special Force - Manhunt for Charlie Hebdo assailants - France - January 2015Police Special Forces – Manhunt for Charlie Hebdo assailants
Northern France – January 8, 2015
Photo Credit: Francois Lo Presti / AFP

Terror struck Parisians on January 8, 2015, when jihadist gunmen targeted the cartoonists and writers of the French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo for their profane depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.

We continue to kill each other in defense of our gods and our freedom.

How long will we persist in feeding on half-truths and fabrications dished out by the global minority power elite? How long will we persist in allowing them to manipulate tragic events to perpetuate fear of The Other? How long will we persist in responding to violence with more violence that makes our lives more insecure?

Our global “War on Terror” foments terror in distant regions under fire and propagates new generations of terrorists. In the name of our homeland security, we in the…

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