Daily Archives: May 6, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – May 06, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 06 May 2016 – Kaieteur News

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Make in India: The New Deal – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Make in India: The New Deal – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Arun Jaitley presents India's General_budget

Arun Jaitley presents India’s General budget

The man sitting next to me was upbeat. He had just returned from Mumbai and was impressed by what he saw. ‘We are on the move,’ he said. ‘We have the latest technology. They are building roads, airports, and railways at a brisk pace.  If you want a passport you don’t have to wait long and everything is going digital.  This is not the India of long ago.’

The man was a banker and he had a point. India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and the Modi government is pulling the stops to cut out red tape and make business easy to do.

It was a high-powered meeting of the Asia Society in New York that discussed the latest project of the Modi government. It is called ‘Make in India: The new Deal’ and the panel consisted of some of the big names in the corporate and business world.

Read more: Make in India -The New Deal – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Identity 2016: ‘Global citizenship’ rising, poll suggests – BBC Poll

Identity 2016: ‘Global citizenship’ rising, poll suggests

People are increasingly identifying themselves as global rather than national citizens, according to a BBC World Service poll. The trend is particularly marked in emerging economies, where people see themselves as outward looking and internationally minded.

However, in Germany fewer people say they feel like global citizens now, compared with 2001.

Pollsters GlobeScan questioned more than 20,000 people in 18 countries. More than half of those asked (56%) in emerging economies saw themselves first and foremost as global citizens rather than national citizens.     Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association NY – On-Line Magazine – April 2016

GCA  ON-LINE MAGAZINE – APRIL 2016

GCA - April 2016Download: GCA NY – On-Line Magazine – April 2016

IN THIS ISSUE – PAGE 3: O Beautiful Guyana     PAGE 4: Guyana First Ladies      PAGE 5-14: Jubilee celebrations in Guyana         PAGE 15-21: Jubilee celebration in NY and around the world      PAGE 22-23: Tribute to Ras Michael Jeune      PAGE 24-25: Elderly Guyanese gentleman       PAGE 26-27: Helen Taitt      PAGE 28: Guyana’s First Ladies      PAGE 29: Guyanese athletes on the road to Rio

April Editor Gail A. Nunes       Continue reading

COTAB – BUXTON Annual Caribana Dance – Toronto – July 30, 2016

COTAB Carnival Flyer 2016

Book – DEMERARA GOLD – from solo play by Ingrid Griffith

Book – Demerara Gold – By Ingrid Griffith

Demerara GoldDEMERARA GOLD is a solo play in two acts by Ingrid Griffith. It is a coming-of-age-story of the unconquerable spirit of a seven-year old girl left in the clutches of her two grandmothers in the Caribbean after her parents suddenly get visas to the USA. Ingrid cherishes a ring of Demerara gold given to her as a token of her parents promise to return.
When she finally rejoins her parents in America five years later, she finds her father railing at “this blasted life”, her mother wrestling with her disappointments and a life burdened by a family secret. Ingrid Griffith tells her own story in this dramatic solo performance featuring no less than eighteen characters. She ably weaves her country’s history, her family’s story, and the experience of migration and assimilation into timeless theatre magic.

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City of London’s archives pay tribute to Guyana-born Cy Grant

City of London’s archives pay tribute to Caribbean hero

CARIBBEAN360  – MAY 4, 2016

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Cy Grant

LONDON, England, Wednesday May 4, 2016 – The life of Guyanese-born Cy Grant whose extensive career spanned acting, song writing, black rights activism and the Royal Air Force, will be celebrated by a project at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) to inspire young people and raise awareness of his achievements.

Documents, manuscripts, photographs and films dating from the 1940s to 2010, which chart Grant’s life and form part of the Cy Grant Archive, will be catalogued and made public for the first time, following an award of a £79,800 (US$115,711) grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to Cy Grant Trust.

Grant, who died at age 90 in 2010, was enlisted as a Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant Navigator in the Second World War, and also worked as a singer/song writer, broadcaster, writer, multi-ethnic arts community organiser, and activist. [see video below]   Continue reading