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Book Review: Under The Tamarind Tree by Rosaliene Bacchus — Ken Puddicombe -Writer

Book Review: Under The Tamarind Tree by Rosaliene Bacchus — Ken Puddicombe -Writer

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Great news! I’ve received the first review of my debut novel, Under the Tamarind Tree, soon to be released. The reviewer, Guyana-born Ken Puddicombe, is the author of three historical novels Racing With the Rain(2012), Junta (2014), and Down Independence Boulevard & Other Stories(2017). He lives in Toronto, Canada, where he owns and runs a small press.

Do check out his review on Rosaliene’s Blog page:  CLICK HERE.

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Some Guyana Police Force Trivia – by Francis Quamina Farrier

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Some Guyana Police Force Trivia – by Francis Quamina Farrier

This Feature Article written to be part of the 180th Anniversary of the Guyana Police Force. This features some Police TRIVIA. Many of these trivia I already knew, while a few were provided by Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, Head of the Police Public Relations Division. So let’s get started.

In the colonial British Guiana Police Force, all the Senior Ranks were either English or Scottish. No local policeman was ever promoted to the Senior Ranks. The last expatriate Police Commissioner was H. Puttock.      Continue reading

ART EXHIBITION: Sandra Brewster | AGO Art Gallery of Ontario – runs till March 2020

Sandra Brewster: Blur now showing in the Jackman Gallery, second floor of the AGO.

The opening reception was held on Wednesday July 24, 6-9pm in the Tannebaum Sculpture Atrium, first floor.  The exhibition will run until March, 2020.

Sandra Brewster: blur | Art Gallery of Ontario

Sandra Brewster

Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Sculpture Atrium, Art Gallery of Ontario

Sandra Brewster is a Canadian visual artist based in Toronto whose work has been exhibited nationally and abroad. Through her community-based practice, she engages with themes including identity, representation, and memory, centering a Black presence located in Canada. The daughter of Guyanese-born parents, she is especially attuned to the experiences of people of Caribbean heritage and their ongoing relationships with back home.    Continue reading

Education: Parental Responsibility Revisited –  By Yvonne Sam

  –  By Yvonne Sam

Children to school with the latest electronic devices are being sent instead of being armed with the basic equipment.

As the return to school bell looms on the horizon, there remains an issue that if continued to run unchecked would ultimately serve as the educational knell of our children. I am not talking about large classrooms, inadequate-student –teacher ratio, or poor school funding. Nor is this article to be viewed as a Name, Blame or Shame game. Out the gate, and straight to the point, I am putting a fierce and unrepentant spotlight on the issue of responsibility for the negative classroom behaviours being displayed by children.        Continue reading

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