Daily Archives: October 16, 2018

Guyana Memories: “I’ll always Remember” and “I’ll never Forget” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Dave Martins with Farrier

Like so many Guyanese and many other nationals around the world, I am a Dave Martins fan. I love his music with that rich bouncy Caribbean beat. I love his lyrics, always with something to learn and think about. And during the past decade or so, I have come to enjoy reading his weekly column in the Sunday Stabroek News.

In a more recent article entitled “Lessons I never forgot”, in which he was reflecting on his learning experiences while an up-and-coming musical entertainer, I couldn’t help observing his use of the term, “I never forgot”,  which was in the Headline.  It got me to thinking of something I was doing unwittingly for many decades, with the use of that term,  “I’ll never forget”, and it’s twin, “I’ll always remember”, and realised that somehow I was using both terms, which I suppose means the same thing, very selectively.    Continue reading

Barbados: Hundreds of Government Workers to lose jobs – PM Mia Mottley

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday October 15, 2018 – Hundreds of government workers in Barbados – but not more than 1,500, mostly in temporary positions, will be laid off over the coming weeks as the Government continues to execute its International Monetary Fund(IMF)-supported economic recovery and transformation plan.

In a televised address to the nation yesterday evening, Prime Minister Mia Mottley dismissed rumours that thousands of civil servants would go on the breadline, and outlined a series of strategies to help those who would be, cope.           Continue reading

Miss Earth Guyana Wins Gold Medal for National Costume – “Ole Higue”

Miss Earth Guyana Bags Gold Medal for National Costume

Miss Earth Guyana 2018 at the center with her medal.

SEE Pictures here: https://www.missearthguyana.org/events-1/miss-earth-guyana-bags-gold-medal-for-national-costume

Xamiera Kippins, Miss Earth Guyana 2018 has captured the gold medal for South America at the Miss Earth National Costume Competition. Kippins displayed an illustration of Guyanese folklore – The Ole Higue. Peru and Ecuador were awarded the Bronze and Silver medals respectively.

The delegates of Miss Earth 2018 showcased their respective countries’ rich culture and heritage through the national costume competition held October 11 at the Century Park Hotel in Manila, Philippines.          Continue reading

Business: Sears – The Store That Changed America – Declares Bankruptcy

Profile: The late Romesh Singh – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Romesh Singh -Engineer, Activist and Teacher

Romesh Singh, also known as Romesh Chandra Dutt was a person of many interests. He built radios and radars, set up communication links that brought the world closer and never lost sight of the fact that ordinary people matter. Romesh was one of the foremost telecommunications engineers of his generation that designed complex systems.

He was unassuming but firm in his convictions, and above all, he had an abiding love for his homeland, Guyana.

When you were with Romesh you knew that he stood for what was right. He did not play around with words, or said one thing and meant something else. Romesh was the genuine article, a scholar with varied interests, outspoken in his views, and always giving of his best to the community.

Read more: Profile – Romesh Singh = By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

UK Councils Condemned For ‘Shameful’ Rebranding of Black History Month 

Appropriation row comes as councils scrap the Black History Month name in favour of celebrations of all different ethnicities

Sally Weale and Robert Booth | The Guardian UK

For more than 30 years, Black History Month has been a fixture in Britain’s cultural calendar, celebrated every October in schools and at tens of thousands of events across the country.

But this year the event is at the centre of an appropriation row as campaigners complain that a number of councils have scrapped the name, describing it instead as a celebration of all different ethnicities.        Continue reading

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