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GUYANA: Sir Shridath Ramphal’s papers, covering 72 years of public life, released on the Internet  

Sir Shridath Ramphal

GUYANA: Sir Shridath Ramphal’s papers released:

Guyana- born Caribbean and Commonwealth elder statesman, Sir Shridath Ramphal, has released papers on the Internet, covering 72 years of public life in the Caribbean, the Commonwealth and internationally.

In his distinguished career, Sir Shridath ‘Sonny’  has served as Assistant Attorney-General of the West Indies Federation, Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs of Guyana, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, and concurrently Chancellor of the University of Guyana, the University of the West Indies and Warwick University.          Continue reading

Guyana’s local content law is likely to achieve the opposite of what was intended – Letter by Andre Brandli

Dear Editor, — Letter by Andre Brandli

National news outlets, including this distinguished newspaper, have been documenting problems that are emerging as a consequence of the Local Content Act, which was passed by Parliament in late December 2021. Companies, such as Ramps Logistics Guyana, the largest logistics company servicing the oil and gas sector has apparently been denied access to the local content register.

Timothy Tucker, President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has been quoted saying that “rent-a-citizen” tactics run counter to the local content law. Finally, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo has recently voiced that the government is having difficulties with companies trying to circumvent the Local Content Act.        Continue reading

CANADA: CARICOM Cultural Art Exhibition – Ottawa ON. Canada – July 16-17. 2022

In commemoration of CARICOM’s 49th Anniversary, the CARICOM missions in Ottawa will be hosting an Art Exhibition which will include art pieces and crafts from Guyanese Artists in the Diaspora. 
The event will be held at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society at 50 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, on July 16-17, 2022.  Please see attached for more information.

GUYANA- USA: CIMBUX 31st Anniversary Souse Party – Lanham MD. USA – July 2, 2022

Greetings Everyone,         

GUYANA: Disapora International Cultural Diversity Conference – Georgetown – 25 June 2022

GUYANA: Baramita: Region 1: Golf For Guyana – Port Perry. ON. Canada – September 10th 2022

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GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR BARAMITA. GUYANA

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Sunnybrae Golf Club: 1430 King Street, Port Perry, ON

Join us for a round of golf to raise funds for Baramita, an indigenous community in northern Guyana.

This community is living in extreme poverty with 95% of the population living in makeshift tents with little access to a reliable food source or safe drinking water. In 2021, together we completed a Community Library. The new library is bright and cheerful and is stocked with books and supplies that the children in the community now have access to.

Our golfers and sponsors also purchased backpacks and shoes for 400 children and helped fund school garden that will be breaking ground in May 2022.

This year, we will focus our attention on agriculture and education in the community and finding opportunities for families to earn sustainable incomes.

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Guyana Golf Sept 10 2022 – Details on the golf Tournament

Guyana 2022 Community Needs –  Baramita Community Information and needs

GUYANA: Tension at a time of social and economic transformation; A perspective from the Diaspora -By Lear Matthews

Lear Matthews

– By Lear Matthews

Tensions between the Diaspora and Guyana, the home country, namely, the governing administration and civil society is occasionally discussed, but not seriously addressed.  We need to examine the cause, impact and consequences of tension as the nation enters an unprecedented phase of nation building.

The genesis of tension I believe, centers around circumstances and patterns of departure from the home country, as well as misunderstanding of intent, distrust, false assumptions, and the post-immigration continuation of ethnic cleavage. Tension and disharmony, nourished by a tradition of ethnic mistrust seemed to have “spilled over” into the Diaspora, perpetuated by ethnic enclaves.      Continue reading

CENTRAL-TUTORIAL ALUMNI FAMILY PICNIC – Sunday, July 10, 2022 9:00 a.m.

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Sunday, July 10, 2022 9:00 a.m.

CENTRAL-TUTORIAL ALUMNI FAMILY PICNIC

Let’s get together

Fellow Alumni and Friends:

After a 2 year hiatus due to COVID, it’s time for us to get out and enjoy the summer.

Your Executive is hosting a joint  CENTRAL-TUTORIAL ALUMNI FAMILY PICNIC, July 10, 2022  starting at 9:00 AM. and we’d love to see you there. This is a revival of the annual gatherings we have had in the past and will again be held at:          Continue reading

Linden Fund USA (LFU)- Summer Events in New Jersey – BBQ on June 25 + Fun Day on July 17, 2022

The Linden Fund USA is hosting two events this summer in New Jersey.  A BBQ Lime will take place on Saturday, June 25th in Newark, NJ. And after a two-year hiatus, we will gather again for our annual Family Fun Day event to be held on Sunday, July 17th in Plainfield, NJ. 
Enjoy a fun relaxing time catching up with old friends in an open atmosphere.  See the attached flyers.  

GUYANA: Poetry Recital: Martin Carter’s Poems – “Jail Me Quickly” – June 7. 2022 @11.00 AM Guyana

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You are warmly invited to our annual commemoration of the birth of
Martin Carter. This year we will feature a short sequence of poems
published in New World Magazine in 1964, entitled Jail Me Quickly.

The sequence is as follows:
Black Friday1962 (‘were some who ran one way…’)
After One Year (‘So jail me quickly, clang the illiterate door…’)
What Can a Man Do More (‘How utter truth when falsehood is the truth?’)
Where are Free Men? (‘O we have endured such absurd times’)
Childhood of a Voice (‘Imagine it, the childhood of a voice…’)

The recital has been pre-recorded and lasts half an hour. It will air on YouTube at the time stated and be available to view at any point after that.
Dr Gemma Robinson provides an introduction to the collection and insights into each individual poem.
Readers are Konyo Addo, Jasper Adams, Stephanie Bowry, Stanley Greaves and Lloyd Marshall.

Moray House Trust has spent a decade working to promote Guyanese culture and public discourse. We believe that a culture thrives and
develops where ideas circulate and are robustly debated and interrogated.

Event:         Poetry Recital
Title:            Jail Me Quickly
Date:           Tuesday 7th June 2022
Time:          11.00 AM Guyana
YouTube:    https://youtu.be/T7GjxmpWaDk

Regards,
Moray House Trust

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