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Caribbean Dialects: Di way we does talk – By Dave Martins

   – Stabroek News

This week, on the ground in Guyana, I ended up in an online conversation with my friend George Jardim (East Coast businessman and erstwhile musician) that involved our various dialect pronunciations or creations across the Caribbean.  As someone like George, who grew up familiar with that form in Guyana, I had, from those early years, an irritation with the people who would often correct me to say “you’re using bad English,” or “that’s not proper English” and here we are in 2018 and that attitude is still around.

Beyond that, as someone involved with the deliberate creation of Caribbean music going back now some 60 years, it is interesting that while the dialect is there in my songs, it comes largely as interjection or emphasis.      Continue reading

Guyana-Jamaica Friendship Assoc NY: Biennial Ball: Queens NY- October 12. 2019

Guyana Politics: Western diplomats urge actors to abide by CCJ’s rulings expeditiously

US Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch

The court had been approached after a number of legal challenges starting with the High Court on the December 21 no-confidence motion (NCM) which saw the government fall and provisions of the Constitution of Guyana triggered for elections within three months.

In the order handed down last week by the Trinidad-headquartered CCJ, the court stopped short of announcing a date for early elections but pointed out that Constitution speaks to how matters should be handled.            Continue reading

Cricket: US Open T20 dates revealed – December 18th – 23rd. 2019

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MARGATE/FL – USA: The dates for the popular 2019 US Open T20 tournament have been revealed and will take place between December 18 to 23 at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale USA.

 

Guyana: Five charged for murder of money-changer and daughter

The Five charged for murder

As soon as they were brought into the courtroom and placed in the prisoners’ docks they started shouting. “They lying on people. We ain’t went nowhere around there. Them police just trying to cook up a story against we.”  Continue reading

Story: The Ol’ Higue on Market Street – By Kevin Garbaran

Kevin Garbaran

Andre Haynes July 14, 2019 – Stabroek News — Writer’s Room

The author – Kevin Garbaran – is from Zorg village, Essequibo. Guyana. South America.

“Jumbie is not real” is what nine year old Devika had come to believe after her teacher interjected the idea into a conversation she was having with two of her friends during lunch break. Ms. Beverly explained that those were only stories and folktales from a time long ago, meant to frighten lil children. Devika clung to this notion, partially because she had never seen a Jumbie in real life, but mostly because the thought of any Jumbie being real terrified her.              Continue reading

BOOK: A Proud Product of Guyana’s Bitter-Sweet Sugar – by Nowrang Persaud (Author)

A Proud Product of Guyana’s Bitter-Sweet Sugar  – by Nowrang Persaud (Author)Paperback – July 27, 2018 

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Nowrang Persaud was born in 1937 at Number 47 Village, Corentyne Berbice, Guyana (then British Guiana). A year earlier, an eighteen year-old named Cheddi Jagan, from a nearby sugar plantation, left the colony to pursue studies in dentistry in the United States of America (USA). By the time Jagan returned to Guyana in late 1943, Nowrang and his siblings were living with their mother, step-father, and several step siblings in a one-bedroom logie at Blairmont Estate.

About living in a logie, Nowrang writes “In common with all other sugar estates, living conditions in the Blairmont Estate in which I grew up as a boy were dangerously unhealthy, unkempt and atrocious.        Continue reading

Earth’s Climate Emergency: Break down the walls! – by Rosaliene Bacchus

YOUTHSTRIKE4CLIMATE STUDENT MARCH – LONDON, UK – APRIL 12, 2019
PHOTO CREDIT: COMMON DREAMS (PHOTO DAN KITWOOD/GETTY IMAGES)

To those people who are still in denial that humanity faces a climate crisis that would most likely lead to the extinction of our species, not to mention most other species, I say, wake up to reality. We cannot afford to wait until reality strikes you in the groin or chest for us to take evasive action as a united nation.    Continue reading

Guyana: Oil and Gas: We Must Use Oil to Help the People– Says Dr. Mangal

OIL and GAS – featuring Dr Jan Mangal – Commentary By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Jan Mangal

First Oil will find a Guyana that is divided right down the middle. After 53 years of independence, and various governments, the country is no closer to unity as many would like.

The mere mention of the words ‘general elections’ is good enough to harden attitudes and to send the racial groups into their respective camps to widen the divisions. Guyana is a country in which racism continues to cast its pernicious shadow over the body politic and no amount of sweet-talk from the politicians can paper over the deep divide.

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China will determine the future of Venezuela – Opinion

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PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping walks next to Venezuela”s President Nicolas Maduro during his welcoming ceremony in Beijing, China September 14, 2018 [File: Reuters]

On January 23, when US-backed opposition leaderJuan Guaido declared himself interim president of Venezuela, he thought deposing President Nicolas Maduro from power would be easy.

He had a simple, three-thronged plan: declare Maduro’s presidency illegitimate by exposing the irregularities in the election that brought him to power, establish a transition government, and hold new elections that would bring the opposition to power.

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