Daily Archives: 01/21/2023

GUYANA SPEAKS: Sunday 29th January 2023 – London UK. – ZOOM Event

Please join Guyana SPEAKS on Sunday, 29th January 2023 for an uplifting start to the new year!   The zoom event starts at 3.30pm UK time / 10.30am Toronto & New York / 11.30am Guyana Time.  Please register your interest via the link and you will receive zoom details nearer the time:
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This month we will be celebrating the achievements of three Guyana-born members of the UK diaspora: Adele Williams Sewell MBERussell Profitt MBE and (pending confirmationDr Yvonne Thompson CBE. They will be talking to us about their lives and as Auntie Joyce Trotman might say how they turned ‘adversity into opportunity’!

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GUYANA: A dip in the Dark – Short Stories – By Geoff Burrowes

  By Geoff Burrowes

When I was growing up I had an older friend named Tony. He was a lawyer at the old, well established firm of Cameron and Shepherd. He loved to gyaff (the Trinidadians call it  “old talk” and it was an art form widely practiced and refined throughout the West Indies and as Tony was an interesting gyaffer I enjoyed gyaffing with him after rowing in the dark fresh Georgetown evenings.

A gyaffer is generally a story teller, full of interesting , often humourous facts that his listener will often reply to, keeping the conversation going, often in a quite different and often more interesting direction. A good gyaff could often last for hours to the mutual satisfaction of all parties.              Continue reading

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