Daily Archives: March 26, 2019

Heading for the Mountains on World Theatre Day – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Heading for the Mountains on World Theatre Day

– by Francis Quamina Farrier

Since this is the Lenten Season on the Christian calendar, I feel compelled to emulate the great Apostle, St. Paul, and tell of the things which I do not like to boast about. For example, St. Paul said that he would not boast about being Shipwrecked or being thrown into prison innocently.

So I will not boast about writing over thirty plays, of having won the FIRST and THIRD prizes at the Official playwriting competition at Guyana’s Independence in 1966, and of writing Guyana’s first ever Radio Soap Opera, “The Tides of Susanburg”. Neither would I care to boast about winning the Best Actor Award at the British Guiana National Drama Festival of 1965, with the great Derek Walcott being the Adjudicator.        Continue reading

Guyana- Jamaica Friendship Association New York – Boat Ride – July 13, 2019

    Download: GuyJam Boat Ride – NY – July 13, 2019

College Admission Scam: Nothing to Hide – A  Revelation of the Growing Divide – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

There has always been admission cheat for some students in learning institutions elite—parental wealth mired in stealth and questionable mental health.

Once the news broke about the college admissions scandals sting Operation Varsity Blues, the scheme wherein rich parents have been accused of paying a college prep organization to take tests for students or to correct answers.

Additionally, the organization also bribed college coaches to dishonorably help students gain admission as recruited athletes irrespective of their abilities.  In fact the majority of the students who enrolled as recruited athletes did not participate in the sport, and federal documents implicate some defendants of initiating phony profiles in order that students may present themselves as successful athletes. Coaches from several schools, including the University of Texas, University of Southern California and Stanford were implicated in the alleged scheme. . http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/03/college-admissions-scandal-fallout.html

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Guyana: Commentary: On Miles Fitzpatrick By MOSES BHAGWAN

On Miles Fitzpatrick By MOSES BHAGWAN

Miles Fitzpatrick

From 1957, Moses Bhagwan became active in Guyanese public life and liberation politics through many organizations, including the People’s Progressive Party, the Progressive Youth Organization, the Committee for National Reconstruction, The Success Movement, the Indian Political Revolutionary Associates, the Working People’s Alliance and the WPA Overseas Associates.

He served as a Member of Parliament from 1961-1968 and was also actively involved in community renewal, sports and religious affairs.

Here he writes about his colleague and friend, the late – Miles Fitzpatrick who died on March 13, 2019 at the age of 83.

READ MORE: Commentary … Miles Fitzpatrick – By Moses Bhagwan

PPP to boycott Parliament until CCJ ruling on no-confidence case

PPP to boycott parliamentary sittings until CCJ ruling on no-confidence case

Demerara Waves – March 24, 2019

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday announced that it would be boycotting parliamentary sittings until the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rules on whether the no-confidence motion was validly passed by Guyana’s National Assembly.

“The General Secretary of the PPP wishes to place on record that the People’ s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C ) will not attend any sitting of the National Assembly, while the Appeal in the no-confidence motion is pending at the Caribbean Court of Justice,” the PPP said on its Facebook page.

The appeal could be filed this week, lawyers said.      Continue reading

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