Daily Archives: 10/22/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – October 22, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 22 October 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

Imam Baksh wins with “Children of the Spider”- By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Imam Baksh wins with “Children of the Spider”

By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine


Imam Baksh

The world of Zolpash is ruled by Spider gods and an assortment of followers. But they have a grand scheme which is to invade planet Earth. It sets up a conflict between good and evil and the necessity of intervention to perform the act of rescue. This occurs with the arrival of heroine Mayali whose mission is to fight off the enemies and restore order.

Imam Baksh has taken us into a world of fantasy and magic. He has delighted his readers with characters which are refreshingly different when compared to the usual fare on the high street. It is time that someone explores the myths and the meanings given the fantastic webs that are entombed in Guyanese lore.

Read more: profile-imam-baksh – by Dr Dhanpaul Narine

We’ve Seen Donald Trump Before – His Name was Silvio Berlusconi – John Foot – The Guardian UK

We’ve Seen Donald Trump Before – His Name was Silvio Berlusconi

Be warned: Italy’s former prime minister promised the world and disdained the truth – and became his country’s third longest-serving leader

– John Foot – The Guardian UK  

Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi

We keep being told that the Donald Trump phenomenon means we have entered the era of post-fact politics. Yet, I would argue, post-fact politics has been tarnishing democracy for some time. Twenty-two years ago a successful businessman sent a VHS tape to Italy’s news channels. It showed him sitting in a (fake) office. He read a pre-prepared statement via an autocue.   Continue reading

Poem for Our First Lady: Michelle Obama – Leonard Dabydeen


By Leonard Dabydeen


First Lady Michelle Obama

 As Our First Lady: Michelle Obama

  • She has rhythm in her prance
  • Her color rich without askance
  • Nothing in her stride to hide
  • As our First Lady surfing the tide.
  • Brisk is her walk to a podium
  • She delivers her messages without idiom
  • Her hands move with her expression
  • As our First Lady holds no obsession.
  • You cannot attempt to grab her thoughts
  • So much to admire the way she walks
  • She strives for family, women’s rights
  • As our First Lady turns on the lights.

Guyana Government News Brief – October 21, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – October 21, 2016