Category Archives: Arts / Culture

Flora E. Kippins Foundation: Giving back …to help hurricane victims


Miss Marilyn Kippins

Guyana-born Miss Marilyn Kippins, founder and president, of the Albany-based, Flora E. Kippins Foundation, Inc., like millions of other citizens across the world who watched in horror as Hurricane Dorian ravished the archipelago — Grand Bahama, and Abaco islands, said she had to find a way to help citizens recover from the devastation they experienced on Sept. 1.

As such, Miss. Kippins packed her truck with over 100 pounds of food and drove from Albany, New York, to be donated to the Bahamas relief efforts that began in Brooklyn three weeks ago.

The Guyanese-American, said she was saddened at the tragedy, but not sure, how she could give to the Bahamas, until she read an article in this publication, that had featured the relief efforts organized by the CARICOM Consular Corps.            Continue reading

Black Male Teachers and the dearth of Diversity in Classrooms – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

       Is the scarcity of diversity a problem for teachers or students?

Very often young people are asked what they want to be once they grow up. Despite the varying responses, the fact nevertheless remains that it is somewhat difficult for young people to visualize themselves in a career or professional field when they fail to see someone who looks like them in that field.

Point in question is that young girls may say that they want to be a teacher because the majority of their teachers are female.  On the other hand young boys, especially Black boys, may struggle to see themselves as teachers.      Continue reading

The Queen’s College Old Students Association (QCOSA) reconstituted

Dr. Arron Fraser elected president 

The Queen’s College Old Students Association (QCOSA) has been reconstituted with a new powerhouse executive sworn in on October 12, 2019.

Considered the top secondary school in the country, it has over the years churned out presidents, lawyers, doctors and prominent leaders.

Dr. Arron Fraser was voted in as the new president.was voted in as the new president.    Continue reading

A NEW AWARD – THE STALWARTS – By Dave Martins + video

Now and then, in the day-to-day, you will find yourself engrossed in something when an idea for something quite different comes to your mind like a light turning on.  Just this week, for example, I found myself caught up watching an absorbing online post from Maya Trotz of a speech by Brian Meeks in which he dealt with the intricacies of the Grenada Revolution in the time of Maurice Bishop.

For those who may not be familiar with his work, BrianMeeks is a Caribbean poet and academic from Jamaica.  He is Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of the Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre Department at Brown University, and while I was aware of his reputation this was the first time I heard him speak, and I was entranced.    Continue reading

Guyana SPEAKS: The legacy of Walter Rodney: Panel Discussion: London UK – October 27, 2019

Dear Friends,  RE: Guyana SPEAKS event – October 27, 2019 – London UK

Please find attached the flyer for this month’s Guyana SPEAKS event.  We are honoured to be presenting a distinguished panel: Dr Patricia RodneyCecil Gutzmore and Esther Stanford-Xosei and hope you will be able to attend.

Tickets (£5) can be purchased at the door or reserved via the following eventbrite link:

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Thank you as always for your continued support.
Warmest regards,

Juanita Cox
Co-founder Guyana SPEAKS

Linden Fund USA’s 2019 – 2021 Executive Board elected at AGM on September 21, 2019

Linden Fund USA’s 2019 – 2021 Executive Board

Dear members and supporters,

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Linden Fund USA was held on September 21, 2019 in Brooklyn, NY, during which our biennial election of officers was conducted.

Thanks for all the members who participated in the nomination process. The majority of the Board of Directors was returned to office for the 2019-2021 term, with Joan Casey and Gail Christopher-Henry rounding out the top leadership of the organization.

Please see the full Board of Directors for the next two years in attachment below

Thanks you to Steve Henry and Lawrence Griffith for their years of dedicated service on the LFU Board of Directors and we greatly appreciate their pledge of continued engagement to the organization.


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Download: LFU’s 2019 – 2021 Board Members

“Globalism”: which U.S. President Donald Trump criticizes is a double-edged sword – By Mohamed Hamaludin


In his three addresses to the United Nations, President Donald Trump has increasingly stressed his belief in nativism and his distaste of multilaterialism or “globalism.” It is a theme that plays well with his base.

 “If we are to embrace the opportunities of the future and overcome the present dangers together, “ he said In 2017, “there can be no substitute for strong, sovereign, and independent nations — nations that are rooted in their histories and invested in their destinies; nations that seek allies to befriend, not enemies to conquer; and most important of all, nations that are home to patriots, to men and women who are willing to sacrifice for their countries, their fellow citizens, and for all that is best in the human spirit.”      Continue reading

The Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association (Toronto) Bursaries

The Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association (Toronto) Bursaries

The Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association (Toronto) Inc. is again offering three (3) $1,000 bursaries, to encourage QC alumni or the children or grand-children of members of the QCAA Toronto, to pursue post-secondary studies at university and college/CGEP with the ultimate objective of obtaining a first degree/diploma/certificate.

Please use the attached application form.  The submission deadline is Nov 30, 2019.

The Guidelines and Application Form can be downloaded from: or

Please inform those who may be eligible to apply.

Victor R. Moses

Secretary, QCAA Toronto

Infographic | Visualizing Global Attitudes Towards Retirement

Visualizing Global Attitudes Towards Retirement

Around the world, people have different attitudes towards what to expect in their retirement years.

Statistics show that not having enough money at retirement is a nearly universal issue, and 51% of employees with a workplace pension are worried that they won’t make enough to live their ideal retirement life.

Of course, there are always notable exceptions to every rule.

Does reality match expectation?
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GCCABC: Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC: Old Time Lime – Nov 9. 2019

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