Daily Archives: August 21, 2020

GUYANA: Reflection on what ‘International Day Of Indigenous People’ means for us

Aishalton Village, South Rupununi. The writing on the banner is in Wapichan and reads: `Strongly and happily we will maintain our customs for future generations`. Photo taken by Immaculata Casimero.

Aishalton Village, South Rupununi. The writing on the banner is in Wapichan and reads: `Strongly and happily we will maintain our customs for future generations`. Photo taken by Immaculata Casimero.

By Immaculata Casimero, Junisha Jonny, Romario Hastings  and Medino Abraham

Immaculata Casimero is Wapichan from Aishalton, a women’s rights advocate and chairman of Aisharatoon Women’s Association. Junisha Jonny is Macushi  and an indigenous activist. She is a former indigenous queen for region 9 and in 2017, was the first runner up at the national indigenous heritage pageant in Georgetown. Romario Hastings is an emerging indigenous cultural advocate and educator from the KaponAkawaio Nation. He is a graduate of the University of Guyana with a background in Environmental Studies. Medino Felician Abraham is Lokono/Arawak from Moruca.  He worked among the indigenous people in the Rupununi and Pakaraimas for 10 years, and holds a Masters in Society and Frontiers from the Federal University of Roraima, Brazil.          Continue reading

ART: Incredible artist – Nikolaj Arndt – drawings in three dimensions

The Chalk Guy has returned for an encore……

This incredible artist, Nikolaj Arndt, drawings on a flat surface in such a manner so as to give them three dimensions! He was born in a remote area of Russia in 1975, attended art school, moved to Germany in 2006, and since 2009 participates in street art festivals around the world, applying his special technique of 3D art.  Enjoy     Continue reading

GUYANA: The tangled web of nepotism in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Opinion

The PPP/C will worsen a bad situation in the Foreign Service. Its recent engineering of changes with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has compounded and confused responsibilities within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On Monday last, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced five appointments; an offer to former Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge to be an advisor on Borders (Frontiers); the appointment of the former Director General of the Ministry, Audrey Jardine-Waddell, as its Permanent Secretary; the reversion of the former acting, Permanent Secretary, Charlene Phoenix, as Ambassador to Caricom; the appointment of former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, as Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations; and the appointment of former Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud as Foreign Secretary.        Continue reading

MEDICAL: The aliens among us…… How viruses shape the world – The Economist

  • They don’t just cause pandemics
Leaders – Aug 22nd 2020 edition – The Economist
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