Daily Archives: 04/19/2016

Down Liberty Avenue 4 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Down Liberty Avenue 4 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine2

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The man in the ‘roti shop’ kept eyeing me. I had seen him before on Liberty Avenue glued to a T20 game.  But today his expression seemed to suggest something more. As I exited the shop he was behind me. “Excuse me,’ he said. ‘Is there going to be a Phagwah Parade this year?’ I thought for a while, hoping for a miracle, and I replied, ‘Yes there will be a Parade and it will be on March 26, 2016. Please pray for good weather!’

As I gave him the news I couldn’t help thinking of the first Phagwah Parade on Liberty Avenue in New York. It was in 1989 and there were 40 of us led by Pandit Ramlall, Dr Satish Prakash and others.   Continue reading

Guyana’s Politics – Carnivalesque violation of propriety – by Freddie Kissoon

Carnivalesque violation of propriety


Opinion - commentary -analysisPeople have been telling me about the nocturnal escapades of Ministers and high state officials in the tradition of the age of the PPP behemoths. Happily this is not David Granger’s style. And Guyanese should jump so high with joy that they shouldn’t mind if they get stuck while climbing down.

Mr. Granger cuts a figure of somber yet inviting deportment. They say never say never but I can never see President Granger doing what Presidents Jagdeo and Ramotar  and Prime Minister Rowley did – back ball in public.

One cannot and should not stop high state officials, important bureaucrats and their ministerial bosses from painting the town but context is everything in life. In the context of what we have just been through, it is not politically wise to emulate the profligate lifestyle of the Jagdeoites. It is simply too early for canivalesque enjoyment by those who inherited Jagdeo’s power. It is for reason of context that the Joe Harmon Zeppelin has generated national disappointment.

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Guyana– Latest News from various sources – April 19, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 19 April 2016 – Kaieteur News

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

St Stanislaus College Alumni – Toronto Golf Tournament – July 9, 2016

St Stanislaus Alumni Toronto Golf Tournament

St Stanislaus Alumni Toronto Golf Tournament – July 9, 2016

Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown University. What Does It Owe Their Descendants? – NYTimes.com

""272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown University. What Does It Owe Their Descendants? – NYTimes.com

In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran the country’s top Catholic university needed money to keep it alive. Now comes the task of making amends.

Georgetown University

Georgetown University

By RACHEL L. SWARNS – APRIL 16, 2016 – NY Times
WASHINGTON — The human cargo was loaded on ships at a bustling wharf in the nation’s capital, destined for the plantations of the Deep South. Some slaves pleaded for rosaries as they were rounded up, praying for deliverance.

But on this day, in the fall of 1838, no one was spared: not the 2-month-old baby and her mother, not the field hands, not the shoemaker and not Cornelius Hawkins, who was about 13 years old when he was forced onboard.

Their panic and desperation would be mostly forgotten for more than a century. But this was no ordinary slave sale. The enslaved African-Americans had belonged to the nation’s most prominent Jesuit priests. And they were sold, along with scores of others, to help secure the future of the premier Catholic institution of higher learning at the time, known today as Georgetown University.   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – April 18, 2016 – video

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – April 18, 2016 – video

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