Category Archives: Arts / Culture

SPORTS: Harris puts Aguilera to sleep with Anaconda choke in UFC debut

May 9, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Guyanese-born Carlston Harris beat American Christian Aguilera in vicious fashion via the anaconda choke route less than halfway through the opening round of their three-round fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in Las Vegas last night.

Fighting on the undercard of the event Harris made his debut in the UFC a most memorable one.

PHOTO: Carlston Harris is proudly draped in the Guyana and Brazilian flags during his post fight interview     Continue reading

VIDEO: Job Interview: The Toughest Job In The World — Especially TODAY! – Mother’s Day

VIDEO: Job Interview: The Toughest Job In The World — Especially TODAY!

Please listen to the end of the video…. a surprising realization by applicants.

MOTHER’S DAY GREETINGS + Randall Butisingh’s Mother’s Day Speech

This was published in Guyanese Online on May 12, 2014

     

                   MOTHER’S DAY GREETINGS

               Also .. click link below to view: 

Mother’s Day Speech – by Randall Butisingh – 1912-2012

GUSDA, Guyana SPEAKS & CHCS (UK) presents: GUYANA’S INDIAN ARRIVAL DAY – 9th MAY at 3pm (BST)

GUSDA, Guyana SPEAKS & CHCS (UK) presents:
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*🇬🇾A COMMEMORATION OF GUYANA’S INDIAN ARRIVAL DAY 🇬🇾*
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*SUNDAY 9th MAY at 3pm (BST)*
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This cultural event will feature an exciting and informative programme with reflections on the significance of Indian Arrival Day with contributions from:
▪︎ *Maria del Pilar Kaladeen*
▪︎ *Petamber Persaud*
▪︎ *Lainy Malkani*
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The programme will also feature live and pre-recorded performances from a variety of talented Guyanese including: 

ENVIRONMENT: Time for Laws to Protect the Giant Ant Hills in the Rupununi- by Francis Quamina Farrier

Rupununi Ant Hill

This is a return to an issue which was addressed some years ago; the legal protection of those iconic giant ant hills in the Central Rupununi, Region 9. With the on-going development of the Guyana/Brazil border town of Lethem, including neighbouring St. Ignatius, Campbelltown and other surrounding areas where many of the ant hills are located, some nature-lovers are of the view that legal protection of those giant ant hills has become necessary..

Many feel that their future is in jeopardy. The recent issue with those trees which line the Mabaruma Public Road in Region 1, is a very similar example. It shows that Guyanese are becoming more environmentally conscious and would make their objections known, whenever aspects of the environment are endangered. In this article, I pre-empt any reckless act by anyone who may have little or no interest in the future of those Giant Ant Hills.

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PROFILE: Dr. Lilith Haynes: From Bishop’s High School to UWI, Stanford, and Harvard – By: Dhanpaul Narine 

By: Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Lilith Haynes has a resume that is a mile long, and when you to get to the end of it, you realize that it does not do her justice. She has excelled in academia, taught as a distinguished professor, traveled and lectured, consulted, attended numerous conferences, published widely, and has received countless awards and honors. But throughout it all, this remarkable scholar has retained the common touch, because the thankful and humble will see the gates of heaven!

    In a wonderful career, Dr. Haynes has always put the welfare of her students first, and the relationships have endured. She is guided by the lessons from her early life. Her parents cared and inspired, and instilled in her a work ethic that she carried to places far and wide.    Continue reading

Moray House Trust: Early Colonial Georgetown – By Wayne Mc Watt- May 8, 2021 @ 5PM EST

 A bit of history, a little architecture and a dose of urban planning. 
Title:              Early Colonial Georgetown
Speaker:        Wayne Mc Watt
Date:             Saturday 8th May 2021
Time:            5PM Guyana, New York, Toronto, 10PM UK

CRICKET: ‘Slow bowling prince’ Sonny Ramadhin turns 92 – oldest living West Indian

Sonny Ramadhin in action

  By Reza Abasali of Trinidad and Tobago

“The prince of slow bowlers” – Sir Len Hutton

To appreciate this royal description of Sonny Ramadhin by Sir Len Hutton, one must understand the background of Len Hutton.

Sir Len (1916-1990) was one of the greatest ever batsmen in international cricket. Between 1937 to 1955, he played 79 Tests, amassed 6,971 runs with 19 hundreds at an average of 56.7 per innings.

He scored over 40,000 First-Class runs and hit 129 centuries. Hutton first encountered the wily spinner from Trinidad on the West Indies tour of England in the summer of 1950.    Continue reading

U.S.A: The truly aggrieved are the descendants of slaves not of slave owners– By Mohamed Hamaludin

In this time of coronavirus/COVID-19, “herd immunity” has become a familiar phase but there are two versions. One says that nobody should be vaccinated, allowing everybody to be infected and the virus simply disappears. The scientific version is that everybody – or at least a sufficient number of people –should be vaccinated, making the population immune.

It is an absorbing intellectual exercise trying to determine which version applies to European Americans – the so-called white people – that has caused them to become immune to the reality of their original sin and the continuing agony of the descendants of the four million enslaved African Americans – the so-called black people.      Continue reading

Moray House Trust: Kala Pani: migration to and indenture in British Guiana – May 5, 2021

Title:               Kala Pani: migration to and indenture in British Guiana
Date:              Wednesday 5th May 2021
Time:              5PM Guyana, New York, Toronto, 10PM UK
YouTube:      https://youtu.be/U17dAhiGLu0
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In order to commemorate Arrival Day on 5th May 2021, Moray House Trust has curated and produced a video recording of readings, poems and illustrations about migration to and indenture in British Guiana. The readings are drawn from three sources; a historian of indenture and two that are effectively eye-witness accounts from about 1870.
Here is the link to our short film (45 minutes).
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It will be available for viewing from 5PM on Wednesday 5th May 2021.
Please share and enjoy: https://youtu.be/U17dAhiGLu0
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