Daily Archives: January 3, 2016

“History Shelves” – Poem by Caribbean-American Poet Sassy Ross

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Father and Daughter
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My Poetry Corner January 2016 features the poem “History Shelves” by Caribbean-American poet Sassy Ross. Born in St. Lucia, at the age of ten, she moved to the USA where she lives in New York City. From a sample of fifteen of her poems, recently published in Coming Up Hot: Eight New Poets from the Caribbean by Peekash Press, this poem explores the poet’s troubled relationship with her father. Using the bookcase filled with “books dense as stone tablets / on a pharaoh’s tomb,” in their family room, Ross recalls those early years of their history together.

The poet’s memory of her father is enmeshed with the drug culture in the Caribbean in the 1980s. In her poem “The Rottweiler,” she and her mother go in search of her father the drug addict. Late at night, their Rottweiler alerts them when her father…

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GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – January 3, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 03 January 2016  – Kaieteur News

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“Is We Own”… Seeing the natural Guyana through Annette & Dave Martins + video

“Is We Own”… Seeing the natural Guyana through Annette & Dave Martins
JANUARY 3, 2016 | BY KNEWS |By Annette Arjoon-Martins

Annette and Dave Martins

Annette and Dave Martins

It is certainly true that for anyone seeking to explore Guyana, whether a resident, from the diaspora or a completely new visitor, that we are fortunate to live in the technological age where a range of information is readily available and often at no cost.

As a newcomer to this technological age, I learnt that there are many spokes to the wheel and I came to the process in stages. Moving from a conservationist with a camera on Shell Beach initially, I am blessed to have unlimited access to our incredible interior, compliments of our very own Air Services Limited. Continue reading

Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons on happiness – TED Video

Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.  [Video Link Below] Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – December 31, 2015

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – December 31, 2015

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