Daily Archives: February 9, 2015

Grammys 2015 Winners: The Year Of Sam Smith, Big Wigs And Epic Mashups + video

Grammys 2015 Winners: The Year Of Sam Smith, Big Wigs And Epic Mashups

AND THE 'METAL' GRAMMY NOMINEES ARE...
Is anyone tired of mashups yet? The Grammys sure weren’t on Sunday night, with an awards show that was heavy on epic collab performances with a sprinkling of awards to balance things out. And thankfully, a lot of Sam Smith.

Grammys 2015 started out with great drama as the music world’s A-list stepped out on the red carpet, with heavy hitters like Beyonce, Rihanna and Taylor Swift debuting ensembles that ranged from elegant to futuristic to a little bit dessert-y. Standouts included Sia’s giant wig, worn to obscure her face, Pharrell’s reflective suit and Madonna’s cheeky matador-inspired look.   Continue reading

Guyanese in the USA: Are East Indians at war with themselves? – By Paul Sanders

Albert Baldeo

Albert Baldeo and Ed Ahmad

A sneak preview of a brutally frank and introspective column by Paul Sanders to be published in the Caribbean Daylight (precipitated by the conviction of Albert Baldeo last Monday), on the shopping list of Guyanese who have screwed over their fellow countrymen and run afoul of the law in the United States.

Introspection: Are East Indians at war with themselves?

By Paul Sanders – Caribbean Daylight, NY  – February 2015 

I’ve been thinking…..
And I have thought long and hard whether I should write this. Last week Thursday, I had this same conversation with a good friend, Sankar Nirahu. He challenged me into making this my next writing project. He died 24 hours after that exchange. This piece is dedicated to his memory.

We all wish to bounce around happily with our political correctness, filled with warm euphemisms, ready to hide our conscience, closing our eyes to the truth under the pretext that if we don’t see it then it doesn’t exist.

We want to be shaken and stirred – but not too much. We want to be guilt-schlepped – but not too much. We want to be provoked – but not too much. We want to be transformed – but not too much.

Yeah, I get it. But as an East Indian I have a compelling obligation, a responsibility to articulate what is in my heart, and what I passionately believe must be said and heard.  Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2015 – The silly season is here – commentary

The silly season is here

FEBRUARY 7, 2015 | BY | FILED UNDER EDITORIAL

ballot boxElection time is appropriately called the silly season. It is the time when normal people lose all sense of reason; when partisan politics supersedes even friendship; when the entire country braces itself for violence as people attack each other for no other reason than they look different.

Even the diplomatic community keeps talking about peaceful elections. It is as if Guyanese are animals whenever elections come around and attack each other with an abandon that can sometimes leave one to wonder if human life has any value.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 06 February 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 06 February 2015

  • AFC protests for an end to use of public funds in PPP’s elections campaign
  • Justice for All party confirms running with APNU for May 11 polls
  • GRA drops tax evasion charge against Kaieteur News Publisher
  • University of Guyana workers set for major strike Monday
  • Chief pathologist robbed at gunpoint
  • Father, two sons remanded for hacking Mahaica accountant to death
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News Videos  

AFC protests for an end to use of public funds in PPP’s elections campaign

Posted: 06 Feb 2015 04:03 PM PST   Continue reading

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database – info on 35,000 slave voyages

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has
information on more than 35,000 slave voyages

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This detailed drawing of the interior of a slave ship shows how the “cargo” was arranged to maximize capacity

These voyages forcibly embarked over 12 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.

It offers researchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history.

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