Daily Archives: June 2, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – June 02, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 02 June 2016 – Kaieteur News

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Caribbean countries expanding share in global seafood market

Caribbean countries expanding share in global seafood market

CARIBBEAN360 – MAY 31, 2016

Rainforest seafood Products - Jamaica

Rainforest seafood Products – Jamaica

BELIZE CITY, Belize, Friday, May 31, 2016 – Caribbean economies are poised to benefit from a region-wide initiative to expand seafood market share, through the implementation of food safety measures to enable countries to get a bigger piece of the global pie, worth an estimated US$130 billion annually.

Caribbean countries, including the Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, are now capitalizing on a coordinated approach to broaden the gateway to the growing market. CARIFORUM (CARICOM and the Dominican Republic) now exports about US$400 million worth of fish and seafood annually, according to the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).

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CIMBUX – Buxton Pride Newsletter May 2016

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Guyana News – Video Uploads from HGPTV (Channel16 Cable67)

HGPTV Guyana News – Video Uploads from HGPTV (Channel16 Cable67)

Songwriter Irving Burgie’s helped Harry Belafonte and others – By Les Slater

Songwriter Irving Burgie’s huge footprints – By Les Slater

Irving Bergie

Irving Bergie

Caribbean Life – May 31, 2016

There’s no doubt that his outstanding performance skills, as well as other natural gifts, propelled Harry Belafonte to the high-flying success he enjoyed as an entertainer decades ago. Equally is there no question about the immense credit to which singer-songwriter Irving Burgie is entitled for the major contribution he made toward Belafonte’s path to super-stardom.

Burgie wrote more than 30 songs that Belafonte performed. Their collaboration got going, back in the 1950s, with the sort of bang most folks only dream about. Of the 11 tracks on the iconic 1956 RCA Belafonte album, Calypso, Burgie wrote eight of them. Songs like “Day-O,” “Jamaica Farewell” and “Come Back Liza” performed by Belafonte on the album would be anchored as mainstays in the Belafonte repertoire for the remainder of his singing career. And Calypso would proceed to make history as the first album of any kind to sell a million copies. More of Burgie’s songs followed in later Belafonte releases.  Continue reading

Indentured Indians Brought a Hidden Cosmic message- By Veda NathMohabir

Indentured Indians Brought a Hidden Cosmic message.

(The Sacred Number 108, embedded in the Mala)

 by: Veda NathMohabir

 Brief retrospective on early Indian Indentureship

Indo-Caribbeans in the 19th century celebrating the Indian culture in West Indies

Indo-Caribbeans in the 19th century celebrating the Indian culture in West Indies (Wikipedia)

 The month of May is the anniversary for the arrival of East Indians in the Caribbean region and the Guianas – British Guiana, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, the Windward Islands, St. Croix (Danish) and Guadeloupe and Martinique (French) – Belize, Dutch Guiana and French Guiana.They first arrived in British Guiana, on May 5, 1838 as an experiment to replace African slave labour after emancipation. Between 1838 to 1917 over one-half million (543,218) of indentured labourers from India, pejoratively called “Bound Coolies”, would arrive in the region.

Social and economic conditions in India were drivers to emigrate. Significantly, as well, famines engineered by the colonial government in India for the sake of profit: by switching cultivation from food production to Indigo and Poppy and other cash crops for export; and punishing high taxes (called tributes), as high as 50% of the peasants’ crops, resulted in less food production to feed the population. Untimely monsoon rains, hence drought, exacerbated the already reduced food production.

Read more: Indentured Indians Brought a Hidden Cosmic message – By Veda NathMohabir

Guyana Government News Brief – June 1, 2016 – GINA video

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – June 1, 2016 – GINA video

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