Daily Archives: 06/05/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – June 05, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 05 June 2016 – Kaieteur News

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Dr. Ivelaw Griffith appointed 10th UG chancellor- By Tangerine Clarke

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith appointed 10th UG chancellor

By Tangerine Clarke

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

Excellence and the pursuit of success were ingrained in Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith from a very early age while growing up in Georgetown, Guyana.

Professor Griffith, who will assume office on June 14, 2016 as the 10th vice chancellor of the University of Guyana, created history as the first person to graduate with Distinction in Political Science in 1980 from the same university.

Griffith’s outstanding achievement as a scholar, academic leader and teacher is a testament to his long and brilliant academic career.

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Venezuela’s Discovery of Hunger – Joel D. Hirst’s Blog

Joel D. Hirst's Blog

Nobody expects it to hit close to them – the hunger. We see pictures on television: Ethiopia, Congo, Kosovo. We dig into our pockets or open our checkbooks to help, we are good people of course. Sometimes we watch a documentary on the History channel, old pictures of internment camps with the emaciated bodies of the victims of foreign wars; and we wonder how it could have come to that? We go to the parades to honor our veterans, celebrating our heroes and mourning the great loss of life; black and white pictures glossing over the horror with the brush of time. It can’t happen to us.

“Venezuela isn’t Cuba,” we heard a lot in the heady days of Hugo Chavez. “That could never happen here; hunger isn’t something we Venezuelans will put up with.” Turns out they were wrong. Venezuela has entered its own Periodo Especial – a time…

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MUSICAL CAREERS – by Dave Martins + video

MUSICAL CAREERS by Dave Martins  – Credits Stabroek News.

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

Sometimes a pleasant surprise lands on your doorstep regarding someone else’s doings that connects strongly with you as it triggers memories in your own life or your own search. Recently, out of the blue, I received a CD done by a young Guyanese performer, Juke Ross, who has recorded a cover version of my song “Not A Blade Of Grass”. Produced here in Guyana, I was intrigued by the recording on two levels: first, because, although it was a different approach from the one I used with Tradewinds Juke had managed to capture the essential heart of the song as a straightforward paean to Guyanese feelings about country.

Without ever feeling me out about my intentions or how the song originated, he had clearly captured the same ingredient that was in the original recording. Although we have since communicated by email, I haven’t spoken to Jude and while I don’t know much about him, including his age, my sense is that he is a fairly young man starting out on a musical career, and I was impressed at the sensitivity level he was showing.   Continue reading

Guyana 411- June 3, 2016 – Georgetown and Jubilee Celebrations – video

GINA logoGuyana 411 – June 3, 2016 – Georgetown and Jubilee Celebrations

Guyana: This Week with the President – June 4, 2016

GINA logoGuyana: This Week with the President – June 4, 2016

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