Category Archives: Arts / Culture

Caribbean: Barbados to become a Republic in 2021

Barbados Nation Newspaper – 15 September 2020

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Barbados’ first prime minister, Errol Walton Barrow,

Barbados’ first prime minister, Errol Walton Barrow, cautioned against loitering on colonial premises. 

    • Barbados will become a Republic by next year.
This announcement was made by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason as she delivered the Throne Speech during the State Opening of Parliament at Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St Michael on Tuesday.

“Barbados’ first prime minister, The Rt. Excellent Errol Walton Barrow, cautioned against loitering on colonial premises. That warning is as relevant today as it was in 1966.          Continue reading

CARIBBEAN PEOPLE: ‘OUR MISSION IS TO HUMANIZE THE WORLD’ – David Comissiong declares

By: Barbados’ Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), David Comissiong, 

David Comissiong

Christopher Columbus stumbled into the Caribbean in 1492 and set in train processes that have led inexorably to the 20th and 21st Century mindset that says “profit and consumption by any means necessary – and more and more for me, in fact, the more the better – and to hell with “lesser breeds” who may be exploited or harmed in the process – just as long as I am doing alright or I think that I am doing alright!”

You see, it was the Spanish Conquistadors of the 16th Century who started the New World process of experimentation with mechanisms to perfect the exploitation of both Man and Nature in pursuit of profit – super abundant profit.

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‘Britain’s Got Talent’: 10-Year-Old Singer Charms Judges With Zendaya Cover

Reggae legend Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals dies aged 77 + Music Video 54-46

a man holding a guitar: Toots Hibbert had reportedly been tested for coronavirus in the last two weeks

© Getty Images Toots Hibbert

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On social media the group announced he had “passed away peacefully” in Kingston, Jamaica surrounded by his family. As yet it is unknown how Hibbert died, although he had been tested for coronavirus in the last in the last two weeks and was put into intensive care..  May his Soul Rest In Peace!     SEE VIDEO BELOW          Continue reading

Bollywood: Sushant Singh Rajput: actor’s death fuels media frenzy in India

Bollywood star’s tragic story has spiralled into a national obsession, with his girlfriend at its centre

South Asia correspondent – 12 Sep 2020 – The GUARDIAN

Sushant Singh Rajput

For 90 days, the death of a young Bollywood star has transfixed India.

The story that began in June, when the actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment, was initially one of grief and tragedy. Police ruled that he had killed himself.

Yet the spectacle it has morphed into since – involving misogyny, drugs, money, media witch-hunts, feuds, police leaks, federal investigations, state elections and the arrest of a Bollywood star – has become an unprecedented national obsession, with everyone from senior politicians to Amnesty International wading in.

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Guyana Politics: A Call for PEACE amidst the PIECES – By Yvonne Sam

It is plain to see One Nation   One People   One Destiny may never be a reality

Dear Editor,… Letter from Yvonne Sam

Based on the current mayhem and civil unrest in Guyana, following the senseless killings of Isaiah and Joel Henry, and Haresh Singh, the words of a well-known song titled ‘FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH’ by an American band  Buffalo Springfield immediately springs to mind:

  • There’s somethin’ happenin’ here
    But what it is ain’t exactly clear
    There’s a man with a gun over there
  • I think it’s time we stop
  • Children, what’s that sound?
    Everybody look what’s going down

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BOOK: ‘Poetry and Painting – Creating Connections’ – By C. Aubrey McWatt – FREE

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Guyana owes a debt of gratitude to the Congregational churches for pioneering education for Africans

(A review of David Granger’s Congregationalism and communitarianism. The Congregational Church in post-Emancipation Guyana.)

David Granger’s Congregationalism and communitarianism. The Congregational Church in post-Emancipation Guyana recalls the historic role which Congregationalism played in the struggle of enslaved Africans for their emancipation. It is an aspect of local history which remains underreported and underappreciated.

Granger defines ‘communitarianism’ as the fusion of the evangelical constitution of Congregationalism with the Church’s communal character. It refers to the social ministry of the Church which “…emphasizes the interactions among a community of people who share a common history or purpose and who live in a shared geographic space.”          Continue reading

GUYANA: Arts on Sunday: In tribute to Ken Corsbie – By Al Creighton

Caribbean theatre began to experience very fundamental changes, formal developments, diversification, and other advancements from the end of the 1960s and through the 1970s. It is in that context that we are able to gauge the significant role of Guyanese theatre director, actor, writer, and administrator Ken Corsbie.

He has made a mark on Caribbean drama as a performer extraordinaire, and we take time to pay him tribute.        Continue reading

Twitter Removes Trump Video With ‘Electric Avenue’ Song by Eddy Grant

— After Copyright Complaint by Eddy Grant’s lawyer

Trump tweeted the video on Aug. 12, which featured an animated train with his campaign logo barreling through a town while Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden followed behind slowly on a railroad handcar. “Electric Avenue,” the hit 1982 song by Eddy Grant, played in the background of the video.      Continue reading