Daily Archives: 04/16/2015

“The Golden Age of Georgetown Characters: 1930-1960” + video

Check out the video at the end… by Calypsonian CRAZY (Edwin Ayoung) 

Guyanese Online

“The Golden Age of Georgetown Characters: 1930-1960″: 1930-1960” (see video below)

By Bernard Heydorn

The Caribbean is known not only for its sunny climate, but also its street people: Colourful characters who paraded daily through town and country, providing spontaneous street theatre.

Whether driven to the streets by mental, emotional or social derailment, or “dropping out and turning on” by free choice, they remain indelible in memory, symbolic of the life and times. Like the politicians of the day, street characters had the ability to attract attention.

In Georgetown, Guyana, names like Bertie Vaughn, Law And Order, Cato, Pussy In The Moonlight, Pele, Mad John, Saul, Walker The British, Cow Manure, Oscar The Paper Man, Tunus, Daddy Ben, Mary Bruk Iron, Bicycle Jack, and others, were standouts during that golden age of theatre of the absurd (1930 – -1960), providing year round side shows, a character for every reason…

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 14 April 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 14 April 2015

  • Tax Reform on the cards for APNU/AFC government
  • More Linden promises
  • Human rights important says Party leader
  • Early morning Guyhoc fire leaves 6 homeless
  • Less road deaths reported by police
  • Two persons caught with drugs
  • Sports

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Tax Reform on the cards for APNU/AFC government

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In Photos: The US president’s trip to Jamaica and Panama- April 2015

UPDATED with Panama Pictures:

See the following photos plus others taken in Panama at the Summit of the Americas as well:


In Photos: The US president’s trip to Jamaica
Published on April 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, USA — Last week, US President Barack Obama headed to Kingston, Jamaica, for bilateral meetings with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, a town hall meeting with the Young Leaders of the Americas and a summit with heads of government from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).The White House Blog has released a series of photos of the president’s visit:01_jamaica.jpg

President Barack Obama meets with Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-NY, aboard Air Force One en route to Kingston, Jamaica, April 8, 2015. Rep. Clarke is the child of Jamaican immigrant parents. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

From the Rosaliene Bacchus blog website

Three Worlds One Vision

University students demand fossil free investments

University students demand fossil-free investments
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Fossil Free USA: #whoseside

On April 9th, 48 students launched a sit-in at Yale University to demand their administration divest from fossil fuels, and [in the] evening 19 were arrested for refusing to leave the building. Students asked their administration to pick a side: the people or the fossil fuel industry wrecking our climate.
~ Katie McChesney & the Go Fossil Free Team

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