Daily Archives: July 5, 2015

“Lionfish” – Poem by Nancy Anne Miller

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Lionfish

Lionfish – Coral Reef – West Atlantic Ocean
Photo Credit: NOAA Fisheries

My Poetry Corner July 2015, features the poem “Lionfish” by Bermudian poet, Nancy Anne Miller. Although lying outside the Caribbean Region, Bermuda – a British island territory in the North Atlantic Ocean – became an associate member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in 2003 to strengthen its shared cultural ties.

After hearing about the lionfish some years ago, I never gave it much thought until I recently read Nancy Anne Miller’s poem published in the latest issue of The Arts Journal. With her precise and vivid imagery, the poet grabbed my attention.

Without dillydallying, the poet takes us face-to-face with the lionfish: an aggressive, exotic creature.

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Canada- Guyana Outreach Mission – 2015 Projects in Guyana

CANADA – GUYANA OUTREACH MISSION – 2015 Mission 

 Download Flyer: Canada- Guyana Outreach Mission 2015 

On November 6, 2015, members of the CanGO team will again be travelling to Guyana for one week to provide health care to patients in the remote areas of the country. This year the team will be running simultaneous clinics for two days at the Oscar Joseph District Hospital in Charity and at two villages up the Pomeroon River (St. Monica and Karawab).  

They will then travel to Bartica and run simultaneous clinics at the Bartica Hospital and outposts up the Mazaruni River.   Continue reading

Hate and the American Dilemma – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Hate and the American Dilemma

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

“In church! My, God, we’re not even safe in church,” said a worshipper.

These words of anguish were said in 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama and they could apply to Charleston, South Carolina in 2015. The black churches have provided warmth, sustenance and comfort to their members.
But their sacred spaces have also been violated by hate, abuse and violence. The fact is that African-Americans and other minorities cannot be guaranteed safety in their houses of worship.

On Sunday September 15, 1963 four young girls died when a bomb tore down the basement of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Later that day two black teenagers were shot dead in questionable circumstances. The cover-up by the authorities, including the FBI, ensured that it took years before the accused could be brought to justice.  Continue reading

The Freedom Riders of 1961- By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Freedom Riders of 1961- By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The next time you sit in a train or ride the buses in America, or even enjoy a walk in the park you should think of a group of brave persons called the Freedom Riders.

Their acts helped to hasten the Civil Rights movement in the United States and to make it possible for all races to sit and eat together and to use public transportation without discrimination.

The Freedom Riders movement had its genesis in 1947. It  was in that year that the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) conducted a Journey of Reconciliation, the purpose of which was to direct attention to racial segregation in
public transportation.  Continue reading

GUYANA: Latest News – 04 July 2015

    GUYANA: Latest News – 04 July 2015

  • Public debate commences on advertising CJ, Chancellor’s post – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1ggFuI0
  • Caricom leaders call on Venezuela to erase sections of decree on maritime boundary – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1UnmsiA
  • Public Security ministry hits brick wall as fishermen reject guns, stronger police marine wing possible – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1KEGcK3
  • Several Special Organised Crime Unit prospective members fail lie-detector tests – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1M1jtXy
  • Mentally ill man shot dead while attacking police with cutlass – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1LLxr1U

 

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