Monthly Archives: February 2017

TRINIDAD CARNIVAL 2017 – PHOTOS – COSTUMES

TRINIDAD CARNIVAL 2017 – Photos & Costumes

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Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 26-27, 2017

Guyana: LATEST NEWS –February 26-27, 2017 – Kaieteur News… (see links to other news sources below)

News -27 February 2017

Here’s an actual good poll number for President Donald Trump – Analysis

Here’s an actual good poll number for Donald Trump

Washington Post – February 27, 2017

Coretta Scott King Lives! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Coretta Scott King Lives! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Coretta Scott King 1927-2006

It is Black History Month. The schools have dusted the books from last year; lesson plans on the achievements of a few Blacks will be highlighted.

At the end of the month the books will be packed away until next year. In many school districts Black History is confined to a month. But Black History is American History and it should be an essential part of the daily curriculum. If people are not reminded of their history apathy occurs; they lose their sense of belonging and ‘drift in the desert sand of dead habit.’ Civics is not a strong subject with our children.

While they talk about the latest video games, smart technology and brand-name products the achievements of Black heroes escape them. Black History is rich with examples of perseverance and the struggles for acceptance and recognition in a world in which the deck is stacked against peoples of color.     Continue reading

With the USA Distracted by Trump and the UK by Brexit, they’re about to see a Decline in their Global Power

With the USA Distracted by Trump and the UK by Brexit, they’re about to see a Decline in their Global Power

Opinion - commentary -analysisOne need only look to Yeltsin’s Russia to see how great powers fall. Both Trump and Yeltsin won power as demagogic anti-establishment leaders who won elections by promising reform. The result in Russia was calamitous national decline and the same thing could now happen in the USA

Patrick Cockburn | Independent UK

Boris Yeltsin was making a presidential visit to Washington in 1995 when he was found one night outside the White House dressed only in his underpants. He explained in a slurred voice to USA secret service agents that he was trying to hail a cab so he could go and buy a pizza. The following night he was discovered by a guard, who thought he was an intruder, wandering drunkenly around the basement of his official residence.   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – February 27, 2017

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Guyana Government News Brief – February 27, 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 26 February 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 26 February 2017  Caribbean Life

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NY state senator recog­nizes Guyana’s 47th Republic

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

The New York State Legisl­ative Council, recently passed a resol­ution put forth by Sen. Roxanne Persaud and co-signed by other senators in the New York State Legisl­ature in Albany, in recogn­ition of Guyana’s 47th Republic Annive­rsary, observed on Feb. 23.

Friends of Guyana to mark 47th Republic Annive­rsary

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

Consul General of Guyana to New York, Barbara Atherly, on Feb. 11, launched the Friends of Guyana Consu­late initi­ative, to engage natio­nals of polit­ical organi­zation, discip­lined services, relig­ious organi­zation, and alumni, that encomp­asses the six races of Guyana, in a unified setting.

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Guyana- Shining Bright -30 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock

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Donald Trump will NOT Attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner – commentary

Donald Trump will NOT Attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Opinion - commentary -analysisMartin Pengelly | The Guardian UK

Donald Trump on Saturday capped a week of tumultuous relations with the press by saying he will not attend this year’s White House correspondents’ dinner, which is scheduled for 29 April 2017.

“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!”

The news came as relations between the Trump administration and the news media, which he has called “the enemy of the American people”, have sunk to new lows. On Friday, leading outlets including the New York Times, CNN and the Guardian were excluded from a briefing by press secretary Sean Spicer while friendlier conservative organisations were admitted.

Editors of excluded organisations expressed anger, although White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) president Jeff Mason, of Reuters, attempted to calm troubled waters.  Continue reading

Traditional Mas Characters in Trinidad Carnival

Traditional Mas Characters in Trinidad Carnival

Traditional Mas Characters – Negue Jadin

Stickfighters in partial Negue Jadin costume

(photo courtesy Bernard De Peaza, Caribbean Beat Magazine

This now extinct character, owes its origins to pre-emancipation days; a time when Carnival was celebrated exclusively by the plantocracy. While the slaves and free coloureds were confined to their own segregated celebrations, the plantocracy, on the other hand, was free to imitate the dress and customs of their slaves. The Negue Jadin (or field slave) was one such beloved Carnival costume.

Upon the abolition of slavery, former slaves were free to celebrate and adopted the Negue Jadin character in their celebrations, albeit ironically.     Continue reading