Category Archives: Associations

GUSDA – *ZOOM EMANCIPATION CELEBRATIONS* – Sunday 01 August 2021

GUSDA: Guyana UK Sports Development Association. London UK

Presents its:*ZOOM EMANCIPATION CELEBRATIONS*
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*Sunday 1 AUGUST 2021*
*7pm-10pm BST* 🇬🇧 
*(2pm-5pm* GY/Caribbean/North America
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This rich cultural programme will include contributions from, among others:
*Dr Michelle Yaa Asantewa
*Colin Bobb-Semple (FRSA)
*Arthur Torrington CBE
*Christopher Davis (Bahamas)
*Dr Pauline Baird (Japan)
*Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies 
*Fonoko Singers (USA)
*with special storytelling features by:*
*Dion Glasgow-Douglas of ‘Awe Story Gat Melody’ (USA)
*SANDRA AGARD 
*plus*
Musical entertainment by: *Mr Marlon & DJ Malachi (GY)*
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(no password required)
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‘all a we a one family’

GUSDA: Guyana UK Sports Development Association. London UK

GUYANA: ASSOCIATIONS: BUXTON-FRIENDSHIP NEWSLETTER: APRIL – JUNE. 2021

Buxton-Friendship Express

It’s a holiday weekend in the USA and Guyana. Celebrate the love and joy of these occasions, as we praise and thank those who sacrificed to ensure a better future for us, our children, our grandchildren, our great-grandchildren, and our generations to come!

Happy Independence Day, America – 4th July!

Happy CARICOM Day, Caribbean Nations – 5th July!

Enjoy our Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter for the April – June quarter. You can download the attached copy or click on the following link to access it:

http://buxtonguyana.net/Buxton-FriendshipExpress2021-04-06.pdf

Be safe; stay well!

Team Buxton Express 

DOWNLOAD: Buxton-FriendshipExpress Newsletter – April- June 2021  

 

HISTORY: International Museum Day -The Future of Museums Part 2- June 25. 2021 – ZOOM

REGISTER: BFMACC Museum Day – PDF FILE WITH LINK TO REGISTER

VIDEO: Martin Carter: “You Are Involved” – Premiers on YouTube from June 7. 2021

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Martin Carter was born on 7th June 1927. To mark his memory, we explore one of his poems, You are Involved, in a series of readings, meditations and commentary. Readers include Pauline Melville and Lloyd Marshall.
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The clip is half an hour long and premieres today on YouTube at 11AM (Guyana, Toronto, NY)/ 4PM (UK).
It is a recording so it will beavailable at any point after that.

New York City: Little Guyana / Liberty Avenue  Co-naming Ceremony – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

PHOTOS  and Article- Little Guyana / Liberty Avenue  Co-naming Ceremony By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

‘If you want the job done, hire a Guyanese,’ says NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio at Co-Naming Ceremony             Continue reading

Moray House Trust: Georgetown: The 1945 Fire and the Phoenix City – By Wayne Mc Watt- 5th June. 2021- 5PM Guy; NY; Toronto 10PM UK  

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VIRTUAL EVENT
This is the third in a series of illustrated talks about Georgetown by Wayne Mc Watt, who curates the Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage Group on Facebook. The theme for the series is Re-imagining Georgetown: a reflection on the past built environment in the city.
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Title:         The 1945 Fire & the Phoenix City
Speaker:  
 Wayne Mc Watt
Date:         Saturday 5th June, 2021
Time:        5PM Guy, NY, Toronto 10PM UK
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BUSINESS: Transformation of the Street Vendor: A view from the Caribbean Diaspora – By Lear Matthews

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(Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month in June)

Transformation of the Street Vendor: A view from the Caribbean Diaspora – By Lear Matthews

Recognizing that the United States is a “salad bowl” of diversity and not the proverbial melting pot, Immigrant Heritage Month was created to acknowledge/celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of immigrants. Opportunities afforded them notwithstanding, despite encounters of xenophobia, immigrants have undoubtedly shaped the economic, cultural and civic engines of North America and Europe. Street vending which has existed as an occupation for a very long time is considered a cornerstone of the historical and cultural heritage of cities and towns globally, with immigrants among prominent purveyors of this tradition.

This article highlights street vending among English Speaking Caribbean immigrants, an aspect of the immigrant experience that has not received much attention. Although focused on the United States, there are implications for other countries of settlement or alleged “host societies” such as Canada and Great Britain.          Continue reading

OPINION: Rejecting neocolonial saviorism – By Akola Thompson

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Over the decades, several international charities and aid organizations have made a home in Guyana.

A lot of them do really great work that seeks to build local capacity and empower locals to be the heroes in their own stories. To those that are conscious of how their unequal power can be utilized to develop communities sustainably, well done.

However, these are in the minority and many unfortunately tend to act from a place of paternalism. They believe that they are the ones best suited to “fix” the problems of the third world because if locals could’ve done it themselves, there would be no need for them, right?      Continue reading

GUYANA: President Ali’s 55th Independence Address – “Oil must benefit all communities”

Oil benefits must pass on to all sectors of society

President, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, delivers the 55th Independence Anniversary address.

May 26, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Guyana today observes its 55th Anniversary as an independent nation, and with its newfound oil wealth, is on the cusp of unprecedented economic prosperity. To this end, Head of State, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, has adopted the position that, “we cannot be a nation that produces oil and gas, earning considerable sums from it, without passing on the benefits to all sectors of our society.” As such, the Administration is exploring ways to begin spending some of Guyana’s earnings from the sale of its oil.      Continue reading

VIDEO: Georgetown’s ‘Great Houses’ – Moray House Trust – Streamed live on May 22. 2021

An illustrated talk about Georgetown’s wooden heritage buildings in Guyana
This is the second in a series of illustrated talks about Georgetown by Wayne Mc Watt, who curates the Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage Group on Facebook. The theme for the series is Re-imagining Georgetown: a reflection on the past built environment in the city.
Title: Georgetown’s “Great Houses” Speaker:  Wayne Mc Watt. Date: Saturday 22nd May 2021 – Moderator: Isabelle De Caires.