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“A New Look at Jonestown: Dimensions from a Guyanese Perspective” – By Eusi Kwayana

“A New Look at Jonestown: Dimensions from a Guyanese Perspective” 

Eusi Kwayana: “A New Look at Jonestown: Dimensions from a Guyanese Perspective” is now available for order on Amazon Books, both in the e-book format and in paperback ($10.00 eBook; $19.95).

The 1978 Jonestown fiasco in Guyana is considered the greatest peacetime horror ever. Almost all of the 918 lives lost were Americans. Prime Minister Forbes Burnham called it “an American problem.” All the books on the subject are written by people from outside. This is the first by residents of the host country.

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Having a Say—On Father’s Day – By Yvonne Sam

 By Yvonne Sam

I recall from my early years a quote from Aristotle the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist:

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act but a habit. Fatherhood is not an act it is what males should repeatedly do.  It should be a natural instinct not governed by rules.

Father’s Day is just a few days away, the day set aside to celebrate the special man that is or was in each of our lives. Needless to say it should be every day. While mothers are usually considered the ones who nurture families, on the corresponding hand I think of fathers as the backbones of families.  Continue reading

FATHER’S DAY 2019: Ghanaian Fathers and Father Figures – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Guyana was honoured last week with a State Visit by the Head-of-State of the West African country of The Republic of Ghana, His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo. As such, I decided to throw the spotlight on Ghanaian fathers and Father figures, in this my 2019 FATHER’S DAY Feature  Article.

The Ghanaian Head-of-State, President Nana Akufo-Addo and First Lady Rebecca, have three daughters. Guyana’s President David Granger is also a father of daughters. For those observing the way the Ghanaian president interacted with the Bishops’ High School and other students who turned up to greet him at the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Non-Aligned Monument Garden in Georgetown last Tuesday, would have no doubt that the President of Ghana, is a loving father and Father figure to millions in his native Ghana (Population 27 million) and abroad.      Continue reading

Caribbean American Healthcare Awards: Meet the Honorees: NYC – June 25, 2019

Guyana-born Coleen Amos, Founder of the Amos Bursary, awarded OBE in the UK

Coleen Amos OBE

Colleen Amos, the founder of the leading London empowerment charity for black boys, The Amos Bursary, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Colleen Amos OBE described the honour as ‘ a wonderful tribute’ to the charity which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Colleen said;

“ The Charity’s aim is to address the under representation in higher education and the professions, of young British men of African and Caribbean Descent, by providing mentoring and empowerment to ensure each student moves from potential to performance. Continue reading

Sisters With A Mission: Labor Day Weekend Breakfast – NYC – August 31, 2019

Guyanese Online Entries at June 10, 2019 – full listing

            Guyanese Online Entries at June 10, 2019

  • Click links to view – NEW items are in BOLD
  • News and Feature Items: June 05-10, 2019

— GUYANA GOVERNMENT/ POLITICS/ COMMENTARIES

Robert Persaud fails to explain why industry unknowns were granted oil blocks

Guyana likely forfeited US$100 million to a Billion in signing bonuses – Dr. Mangal

Price fixing racket at GuySuCo… Internal audit report recommended Bhim sacked

USA: Brooklyn Borough Prez thanks Guyanese for their contribution to NYC

Environment: Stop Polluting our Rivers! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

— GUYANA NEWS/ COMMENTARIES            Continue reading

Godfrey Chin Prize: Heritage Journalism: Nominate Someone by June 30, 2019

DEMERARA GOLD: Ingrid Griffith goes to Washington, DC – June 29- 30, 2019

Sisters With A Mission: Fish Fry – Brooklyn NY – June 29, 2019

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