Daily Archives: May 21, 2017

Down Independence Boulevard And Other Stories by Ken Puddicombe

From the  Rosaliene Bacchus Blog

Three Worlds One Vision

Book Cover - Down Independence Boulevard and Other Stories by Ken Puddicombe

On May 26, Guyana celebrates 51 years as an independent nation. Independence did not come easy. Worker strikes, riots, lootings, burnings, beatings, rape, and killings turned the coexistence of the country’s multi-ethnic population into a toxic stew of animosity and mistrust. The so-called “racial disturbances” of the 1960s drove hundreds from their homes. Those who could, fled overseas.

In his collection of sixteen short stories, Down Independence Boulevard And Other Stories, Guyanese-Canadian author Ken Puddicombe, who migrated to Canada in 1971, takes us within the homes of families faced with racial violence and upheaval. With the keen eyes of a master story teller, Puddicombe lays bare their ruptured lives and re-invention as immigrants in a foreign country.

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Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 18 May 2017

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 18 May 2017

SOCU has taken several members of the opposition PPP into custody

Posted: 18 May 2017 06:58 PM PDT

Flooding in hinterland due to an above average May/June rainy season has resulted in the activation of the Civil Defence Commission

Posted: 18 May 2017 07:03 PM PDT

CANU officials are still to detain two men linked to the Cocaine in Lumber bust

Posted: 18 May 2017 07:01 PM PDT

The parents of pupils at the St. Agnes Primary School are concerned over the delay in the starting of works on the building

Posted: 18 May 2017 06:56 PM PDT

By Esan Griffith Diamond Mineral Water Sports Round Up, May 18, 2017

Posted: 18 May 2017 06:54 PM PDT

A suspected pirate attack leaves a boat captain dead and two survivors

Posted: 18 May 2017 06:53 PM PM

Business is not bad. The businesses are moving out of Georgetown – Adam Harris

Business is not bad. The businesses are moving out of Georgetown

Adam Harris

President David Granger is bent on pursuing a programme that would ensure a good life for all. In the face of talk about unemployment there is increasing employment. It may not be recognized, but more people are working. The unfortunate thing is that people are still refusing jobs under the pretext that they do not want “that job.”

Many young people feel that they should all work in offices, even though they are not so qualified. So bent are they on getting what they want, that they do not take time to take what is available and work for what they want. Many do not even seek to enhance their qualifications. They seem stuck in what they have done.    Continue reading

We are nothing but shadow and mist – By Freddie Kissoon

We are nothing but shadow and mist

Freddie Kissoon

Here are some of the lyrics from the theme song of the movie, “Last Tango in Paris,” definitely the second greatest existentialist film ever made after the Italian masterpiece, “La Dolce Vita.”

“We don’t exist
We are nothing but shadow and mist
In the mirror we look as we pass
No reflection’s revealed in the glass
Don’t you know that the blood in your vein is as lifeless
as yesterday’s rain?
It’s a game where we come to conceal – the confusion we feel” 

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