Daily Archives: August 17, 2015

Nell Vera Lowe Williams: A “Fierce” Caribbean Woman – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Nell Vera Lowe Williams - Jamaica - 1940s

Nell Vera Lowe Williams (1918-2006)
Jamaica – 1940s
Photo Credit: Finding Samuel Lowe

On August 1, 2015, I met author and entrepreneur Paula Williams Madison at the Leimert Park Book Fair in Los Angeles. What a surprise to learn that our grandfathers were both Hakka Chinese immigrants to the Caribbean!

Born in Harlem, New York, to Jamaican immigrants, Madison is the youngest of three siblings. Her memoir, Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem, recounts her quest to find her maternal Chinese grandfather. At the heart of her riveting journey is her mother, Nell Vera Lowe Williams.

My connection with Nell Vera Lowe was immediate and intense. I saw the multitude of Caribbean women who fight against all odds for their place in the sun, raising their children to become achievers. I saw my mother. I saw myself.

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GUYANA – Latest News – 16 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

 GUYANA – Latest News- 16 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

Astounding card magic: Penn and Teller Fool Us // Shin Lim – video

Astounding card magic: Penn and Teller Fool Us // Shin Lim – magician

Comments: Sasasaam

I have been doing magic for 12 years. I am in no way an expert but I have a deep love and appreciation for the art. And that. Was. Art. That is the card act that card magicians dream of in their wildest dreams. Sure, like P&T said, I caught a move or two. But I believe the mark of a true master is how long afterwards people want to start trying to figure it all out. For me, a 20-30 seconds of awe is bliss – an amazing act. And let me say, I never, ever want to know how the rest of that is done. Thank you Shin.
My reactions: Wow, so fast! Ooh I see what you did there. Wow, smoke, nice. Wait what? How in the heck?! Did you really do that with your mouth? Or what?! Anyway, coool! Continue reading

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GCA 2015 AWARDEES

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GCA 2015 AWARDEES:  DOWNLOAD – 2015 GCA AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

GCA recognizes the creative gifts of individuals and their supporting enablers through its annual Awards.  2015 showcases literary,   performing and visual artistes along with community and cultural enablers under a panoply of creativity evoking distinct Guyanese sensitivities.  Their individual craftsmanship is literal and intellectual.  Concepts are transformed into impactful reality. The substance of their contributions to society is evident by notable accomplishments.

The selected GCA Awardees vary in age from less than a dozen years to more than three score and ten.  In that range there is academic excellence, athleticism and authorship; fashion designing and choreography; video-performance; stage and movie acting; dance;  visual artistry;  definitive journalism;  sculpting;  enabling community change;  and outstanding leadership impacting cultural activities positively.  Continue reading

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