Daily Archives: 07/05/2018

At Johnny Braff’s 81st birthday last Tuesday evening – Freddie Kissoon

At Johnny Braff’s 81st birthday last Tuesday evening

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Johnny Braff and Freddie Kissoon

When I was studying in Canada, I went to see a live performance at Hamilton Place of a crooner whose voice enthralled me when I was a little teenager. Who didn’t like Engelbert Humperdinck in the late sixties? As Humperdinck sang one of his iconic classics, “A Man Without Love,” my mind wandered to my days in Wortmanville, and immediately I thought of Johnny Braff.

The first live performance I saw was when I was 16 years old. It was at the Globe Cinema. The performer was Johnny Braff. But there was a dimension to this moment that makes me remember Johnny Braff forever. It was financially impossible in my teen days to see a concert like Braff’s. At that time, Braff was as popular as any great Guyanese cricketer. He was one of Guyana’s superstars.     Continue reading

BOOK: A Troublesome Man: About the Life of Dr. Ptolemy Reid – By Stella Bagot

BOOK: A Troublesome Man: About the Life of Dr. Ptolemy Reid, Prime Minister of Guyana (1980?1984).

Look inside the book – @Amazon

by Stella Bagot (Author)

Herein is the life story of Ptolemy Alexander Reid, minister in the government and prime minister of Guyana between 1964 and 1984.

Here is a record of Dr. Reid?s childhood and youthful years in Dartmouth, Essequibo, Guyana, an account of his educational endeavors, and the highlights of his experiences as a veterinarian, politician, and family man who maintained an ongoing love relationship with his place of birth.

Dr. Reid said of himself, “I am a troublesome man… always troublesome. I grew up troublesome”.                Continue reading

Living as One Community –The Goal – By Vidur Dindayal + video

Subject: Living as One Community.By Vidur Dindayal

With Congratulations to the Caribbean Hindu Cultural Society, London, on their fabulous fund raising concert last Saturday, and looking forward to the launch of the book on Hinduism ( written by our brother Raikha Bisnauth from Blairmont, Guyana ) at Maha Lakshmi Vidya Bhavan, Forest Hill, London, on Saturday 7 July at 7.30pm;

May I please share with you the attached article and video:


Living as One Community –The Goal

By Vidur Dindayal – London. England.

In the midst of conflict, misery, heartbreaking loss of life, the community comes together as one in solidarity to comfort the suffering, to heal, and to bring promise of a better tomorrow.

In UK in the past weeks we attended commemoration ceremonies to mark the anniversaries of attacks on innocent people on London Bridge, Finsbury Park, and Manchester. We did so to remember those who lost their lives and to mourn their loss, to give thanks for the recovery of the many who were injured, for the building of good community relations and for strengthening of friendship and support.                    Continue reading

ExxonMobil Foundation Invests US$10M in Guyana for Research, Sustainable Employment and Conservation

ExxonMobil Foundation Invests US$10 Million in Guyana for Research, Sustainable Employment and Conservation

  • New collaboration established between ExxonMobil Foundation, Conservation International and University of Guyana
  • Program to advance Guyana’s sustainable economy through investments in education, research, sustainable management and conservation of the country’s vast ecosystems
  • Part of ExxonMobil’s long-term investment in supporting local priorities in Guyana

July 02, 2018 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

IRVING, Texas & GEORGETOWN, Guyana–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil Foundation said today that it will contribute US$10 million to a new collaboration with Conservation International and the University of Guyana to train Guyanese for sustainable job opportunities and to expand community-supported conservation.     Continue reading

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsmagazine – June 2018

The Buxton-Friendship Express Newsmagazine for June 2018 is here. You may click on the following link to access it:


We take this opportunity to wish our supporters in the United States a wonderful 4th July celebration today, as America celebrates its 242ndIndependence Anniversary. Also, we would like to salute our friends in Canada on their recent celebration of Canada Day on July 1st, and our brothers and sisters in Guyana and the Caribbean on the occasion of Caricom Day – 2nd July. And, not forgetting our friends in England, Good Luck in the World Cup!


Lorna Campbell  Editor,

Buxton-Friendship Express

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