Daily Archives: 12/06/2015

GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – December 06, 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 06 December 2015  –  Kaieteur News  

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Guyana’s Johnny Braff and Aznavour’s hit song + videos

Johnny Braff and Aznavour’s hit song

Freddie Kissoon and Johnny Braff.

Freddie Kissoon and Johnny Braff

For sure young Guyanese would not know who Charles Aznavour is. I doubt whether many Guyanese, of whatever age, would be familiar with Charles Aznavour. But he is one of France’s most admired and loved icons. He was one of my favourite singers since my young days. It is simply indescribable to hear him sing English songs with a French accent. His top international hit is, “Yesterday When I Was Young.”

When I left my interview with Johnny Braff, I dropped off his friend to his hotel and drove home. While driving, my mind went immediately to Charles Aznavour’s autobiographical reflection. It was a painful interview with the Guyanese superstar of yesterday.  Continue reading

Government News Brief December 2, 2015

Government News Brief December 2, 2015 
  1. Gina GuyanaRice production at record levels for 2015  (over 700,000 tons) … exports also increasing even with the loss of the Venezuelan market. Reprts the Guyana Rice Development Board.
  2. Commonwealth and CARICOM countries support Guyana in the border dispute with Venezuela.  Report from the Commonwealth Conference 2015 in Malta.
  3. Ban on styrofoam products begin on January 1, 2016.  Will improve littering and collection problems… Movement to biodegradable and reusable products.
  4. Education Inquiry and Audit completed.  This is a comprehensive study of education in Guyana to ensure that the best policies are followed for comprehensive improvement of education in accommodation, teachers compensation and the expansion of the curriculum to increase sports and the arts.

Michael Binder – 66 Old Movie Dance Scenes – Music: Mark Ronson Uptown Funk

66 Old Movie Dance Scenes Mashup – Mark Ronson Uptown Funk ft Bruno Mars
Published on Nov 20, 2015  – Note: *** For Movie names click CC on video***

Michael Binder is what you would call a “movie aficionado” through and through. He’s probably watched just about every single movie you’ve ever heard of, twice. In fact, Binder loves movies so much that he’s managed to make a career writing about them and talking about them for his hundreds of followers.

But when he saw the mega viral hit that featured a bunch of dance scenes from popular movies matched up to the incredibly popular song, “Uptown Funk,” he was instantly inspired to do a similar mashup, only he wanted to use dance scenes from movies that only came out of the Golden Age of cinemaContinue reading

NYC Comptroller Supports Holiday For Diwali – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

NYC Comptroller Supports Holiday For Diwali

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Nothing would please the New York Hindu community more than a holiday for Diwali. If it could get another one for Holi or Phagwah then that would be a real boon. However, as it stands neither is on the cards despite vociferous statements in various places.

These calls are wedded to emotions and appeal to the fact that since other religions have holidays then Hindus must be included. Well, it doesn’t work like that, not in New York with its politics and bureaucracy. In the 2015-16 School Year, the Muslim community was granted two school holidays by the City, while the Chinese had their Lunar New Year recognized as a holiday as well. What this means is that three additional holidays were added to the school calendar and students and teachers got the day off from school. But this did not magically happen. Continue reading

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 04 December 2015

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 04 December 2015

  • GRA manager in hot water over corruption allegations
  • Government delivers report on inauguration spending
  • Not running for Mayor says Chase-Green, Deputy Mayor of Georgetown
  • Its Bollywood stars on show at Giftland Mall concert
  • Vanilla and Kross Kolor release Christmas Album
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News Videos:-   Continue reading

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