Category Archives: Arts / Culture

GFF: ISG Banquet and Dance – Toronto – May 25, 2019

Nuff, Nuff Breeze but Kite Nah Fly – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Nuff, Nuff Breeze but Kite Nah Fly – by Francis Quamina Farrier
Most Elders can recall some of the little things they saw or heard as pre-teens and teenagers! As we celebrate Easter 2019, I can recall an early Easter experience of mine. It occurred on the Georgetown Seawall beach at the Camp street section. My two brothers, our older first cousin Neville and I, had gone there to raise our kites.
As the Easter tradition in British Guiana/Guyana, that Georgetown seawall beach was packed to capacity on that Easter Monday, with hundreds vying for a special space to raise their kites; from the humble kaddie-old-punch to the glamorous star-point, the beautiful singing-engine to the dancing box-kite and the imposing large ones; all types. Back then, every kite flying on the Georgetown seawall was, “Made in British Guiana”. No imported kites were ever seen.

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Buxton Scholarship Fundraising Banquet – Brooklyn NY – April 27, 2019

South Georgetown Alumnae Assoc: 10th Anniversary Gala- NY – August 30, 2019

South Georgetown Alumnae Association Breakfast Morning- Brooklyn NY – May 18, 2019

Guyana Tourism: A Weekend at Splashmins Hotel and Resort – Pride News

An Enjoyable And Unexpectedly-Memorable Experience In One Of Guyana’s Tropical Forests

By Michael Van Cooten – Publisher/Editor

In these times of companies apparently maximising profits at the expense of customer satisfaction, when was the last time — if ever — you were completely bowled-over, by receiving much more value than was advertised?

My answer: two weekends ago.

From the afternoon of Friday, April 5 until Sunday, April 7, my beautiful, intelligent — and sexy — wife, Donna, and I, partook in the “Weekend Getaway” package, offered by Splashmins Hotel and Resort, in Guyana.

We had a pleasantly-fulfilling, enjoyable and memorable experience that far outstripped the benefits advertised by the hotel/resort — which was unexpected and surprising for me, even though we were foretold.

A few weeks ago, my wife’s lifelong best friend, Caesarine, had suggested — based on the fantastic time her son had told her he had, on his honeymoon, at the hotel/resort’s “Weekend Getaway” — that we should check it out.

Honestly, I trust Caesarine’s judgement, but remember, this was a second-hand recommendation she gave us, so I was a bit sceptical, since I normally set the bar high, when it comes to customer service and satisfaction.

Oh boy, did Splashmins blow my skepticism out of the water (pun intended).


Guyana Nostalgia: Yu tink it easy? – By Geoff Burrowes

Guyana Nostalgia: Yu tink it easy?

 – By Geoff Burrowes

  The hilarious chronicler of all things Guyanese, Godfrey Chin, frequently asked this question. If I may borrow it, with acknowledgement to the author, I would like to apply it to the difficulties of emigration to another country. You may say with good reason “Who told you to go?”.

        My aunt Doreen had invited us to stay with her and her son Mike  if we ever moved to Canada. My mother and father-in-law had recently moved to Canada and Norma’s cousins the Ramphals and Kawalls had lived there for a while. I had a family of three fine boys, Brian, David and Ian and one of the things I hoped for them was that they would one day experience the joys of scouting, as I had!      Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal – Food and Bake Sale – April 28, 2019

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The Guyana Economic Development Trust and Guyana Innovation Prize – NYC – June 2. 2019

The Guyana Economic Development Trust and Guyana Innovation Prize – NYC – June 2. 2019
June is National Caribbean Heritage Month in the U.S. Celebrate Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Guyana: Introducing the 2019 Guyana Innovation Prize. The Guyana Economic Development Trust (GEDT) ( believes in the transformative impact of investing in research ideas with commercial promise coming from Guyana.
The Guyana Innovation Prize, a project of GEDT, in collaboration with the University of Guyana (UG), awards pre-seed grant funding to commercially viable ideas in agro-processing and tech from students, alumni, and faculty of the University of Guyana.

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Guyana Ottawa Cultural Assoc.- Mother’s Day Luncheon – May 12, 2019

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