Category Archives: Associations

U.S.A — While ordinary Americans fight for political crumbs, the rich get richer – opinion

 By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

The federally mandated minimum wage is $7.25 an hour but the average actual wage is $19.33; for Florida, $16.

The average hourly wage of a CEO is $369 but can be as high as $9,000. The average hourly wage of a billionaire is $1 million but can be as high as $4 million.

Billionaires numbered 565 in 2017and their combined wealth was $2.7 trillion. By 2020, in four years of the Donald Trump presidency and a year of the coronavirus epidemic, their number rose to 614 and their wealth to $2.9 trillion. By April 10, the number increased by15 to 629 and their wealth to $3.2 trillion. Meanwhile, more than 20 million Americans have had to survive on about $333 per week in jobless benefits.          Continue reading

SHORT STORY: The Impact of an English soldier on a colonial boy! – By Geoff Burrowes

– By Geoff Burrowes

In today’s world he would probably be called an imperialist and an agent and a defendant of imperialism. He was, in fact a soldier who was an original thinker, one prepared to adopt his enemy’s strategies and the lessons of the people indigenous to the region.

His name was Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scout Movement.             

He was born in 1857. He joined the British Army after school and fought in India and Africa.          Continue reading

Linden Fund (LFU) Welcomes Cohort 3 in its Scholarship for Success Program

LFU Welcomes Cohort 3 in its Scholarship for Success Program

Earlier in December 2020, LFU welcomed its 3rd Cohort (2020-2021) of seven incoming students to its Scholarship for Success program, which was renamed in honor of our late founding member and longtime Board member, Eustace “Sammy” David in 2020.

The scholarship program, which began in the 2018-2019 school year, supports one deserving student, starting from Grade 7, from each of the seven secondary schools in Linden and Kwakwani for their five years in high school.

READ MORE: Cohort 3 – 2020-2021 SfS program COLLAGE

Guyanese Republic Jubilee Awards Ceremony & Cultural Presentation – December 27. 2020. 7.00PM EST

Guyana: Buxton- Friendship Newsletter – December 2020

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Season’s Greetings to all Buxtonians and Friends!

Buxton-Friendship Express returns in the throes of the devastating pandemic – COVID-19. We are glad to be back, and hope that you are well and in good spirits.

We have initiated a fundraising drive to provide care products, learning devices, food hampers and other essentials for the vulnerable and needy in Buxton. We beg that you kindly consider making a contribution to this effort.

You may download the attached copies or click on the following links to access them:      Continue reading

Guyana: St. Rose’s Alumni: Virtual Concert – December 27. 2020 – 6.00pm EST

Guyana Consulate Toronto: Virtual Jubilee Awards Ceremony & Cultural Presentation – December 27, 2020 – 7PM EST

Guyanese Canadian Writers Association: ‘A Literary Medley’ – December 12. 2020 – Online Gathering

GUYANA SPEAKS: 50th Anniversary of Hansib publications – December 13, 2020. 2pm-4pm GMT – London. UK

Dear Friends,    ZOOM EVENT by GUYANA SPEAKS

I would like to invite you to join Guyana SPEAKS in an online celebration of Arif Ali’s contribution to book publishing in Britain and the 50th Anniversary of Hansib publications.  This event taking place on Sunday, 13th December from 2pm to 4pm, (GMT) will include tributes, readings and entertainment.  All attendees will also be given a non-transferable 25% discount code for any books they would like to purchase from Hansib between 13th – 20th December 2020.