Category Archives: Arts / Culture

COMEDY: When You’re Single And Don’t Have Kids. – Dry Bar Comedy Video

When You’re Single And Don’t Have Kids. – Dry Bar Comedy Video

When you’re single and don’t have kids you have a lot to talk about, or at least these Dry Bar Comedy acts do. Whether it’s bragging about keeping your home equity or disappointing your parents being single and childless comes with a lot of stories that are sure to keep you laughing from start to finish.

Guyana: Rupununi Music and Arts Festival – Sunday 17th October 2021

Sunday 17th October 2021. – 4.00PM GY/NY time – 9.00PM UK Time

Streaming on Facebook and YouTube @rupununifestival

Cambridge Academy Alumni Association- Sip and Chat – Virtual Event- November 7. 2021

GUYANA: Forest Spirits or Bush Spirits of Guyana’s Indigenous Peoples – by Rosaliene Bacchus

by Rosaliene Bacchus – BLOG: Three Worlds One Vision

Photo: Silk Cotton Tree – Santa Mission Indigenous Settlement – Guyana

On October 8, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a presidential proclamation declaring October 11th as a national holiday in celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Does this mean that we will no longer remember this day as Columbus Day? Growing up in what was then British Guiana, I was taught to regard the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) as a hero.

During his four voyages to the New World, he explored a vast area of the Caribbean Region that he called the West Indies. The gentle and kindhearted indigenous Arawak peoples who first welcomed Columbus and his crew knew not the misery that this encounter would later unleash upon their world.

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GUYANA: Build bridges, not walls – By Mosa Telford – Opinion

– By Mosa Telford

Conflict brews when there are opposing sides in any society. The thread of conflict has weaved its way through time. To be alive on Earth means that we not only enjoy happiness, pleasure and peace but are also entangled in pain, sorrow, and war. For many it is either religious or spiritual philosophies that save us from a state of perpetual darkness and fear.

Many believe that there is better beyond this world and that is the hope that fuels them. But for some, that also means their power is suppressed. When there is none or limited belief in the power of self – the knowledge that it is we who must take charge of our destiny and create the life we desire beginning with the focus of the mind – the cycle of darkness and fear can overpower us.      Continue reading

BOOK: The NATION BUILDERS – by Tony Phillips (Author) 

A DOME MURAL IN GUYANA – An Absorbing story of Creativity, Innovation and Resilience

This is about the painting on the ceiling of Barclays Bank on Water Street. Georgetown. Guyana

WHY THIS STORY HAD TO BE TOLD

The successful completion of the mural “THE BUILDERS” is a story of the generosity and willing contributions of several individuals from both local and international organisations spread across three continents, all of who collaborated to ensure the success of a project born out of a simple idea/request from an architect looking to enliven the interior of this financial institution.

The book retraces for the first time, the unexpected series of events and situations which occurred at every stage of its development and covers the two years of planning and execution that Tony Phillips and Stanley Greaves set out on, until its completion on 8 June 1974.      Continue reading

MUSIC – POLITICS: Bob Marley: Four of his most important political quotes – VIDEO

Bob Marley: Four of his most important political quotes.

SOE TV – 27 May 2021 – #bobmarley #jamaica #bobmarleyquotes

Robert Nestor Marley seems like a name that would make nearly everyone’s list of politically conscious musicians and the reasons cannot be far-fetched. He was a relentless Pan-Africanist who sang about the European colonization of the African mind and land as well as the relationships necessary for world peace. Outside Jamaica and particularly in Africa, he was Marley the pro-poor political emissary. It is in this light that we consider four of his most important political quotes on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his passing.

Bob Marley – the “Revolutionary”. See  more videos of his quotes at this link: https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/bobmarleyquotes

GUYANA: University of Guyana (UG) celebrated its 58th Anniversary – October 2, 2021

BUSINESS: Work from home trend is killing downtown Toronto. Experts say it could get worse

But I do miss Soup NutsyCJ LunchboxGreen BoxLittle India and the underground network of PATH shops I used to frequent for last-minute gifts and replacement mittens.

Hopefully, these businesses will be right where we left them back in March of 2020, when COVID-19 hit and sent everybody running from their offices for the safety of their homes. But it is unlikely.            Continue reading

PROFILE: First Year of Rotary Club of Garden City Georgetown – by Francis Quamina Farrier

– by Francis Quamina Farrier

Founded a year ago in September 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic raged around Guyana and the rest of the world, a group of 33 patriotic Guyanese banded themselves together and founded the Rotary Club of Garden City – Georgetown.  Each individual member felt that their involvement could make a positive difference to the quality of life of their fellow Guyanese. As most citizens would agree, there is the need for many more individuals and groups who are focused on giving more of themselves to work for the genuine development of the Guyana society at large.

The important discipline of not littering or dumping garbage illegally, here, there and anywhere, is needed so much in Guyana at this time. While there are exemplary citizens who do the right things most of the time, there are just too many who lack the urge to extract the line from the country’s National Pledge which states in part, “To Love My fellow citizen.”      Continue reading

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