Category Archives: Biography

GUYANA: “Small days” and “Itaname” and other Guyanese folk song lyrics.

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Sanko Boy and other folk songs 

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GUYANA SPEAKS: Sunday 29th January 2023 – London UK. – ZOOM Event

Please join Guyana SPEAKS on Sunday, 29th January 2023 for an uplifting start to the new year!   The zoom event starts at 3.30pm UK time / 10.30am Toronto & New York / 11.30am Guyana Time.  Please register your interest via the link and you will receive zoom details nearer the time:
This month we will be celebrating the achievements of three Guyana-born members of the UK diaspora: Adele Williams Sewell MBERussell Profitt MBE and (pending confirmationDr Yvonne Thompson CBE. They will be talking to us about their lives and as Auntie Joyce Trotman might say how they turned ‘adversity into opportunity’!

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HISTORY: Yes, We Lived in a great generation – The Best Ever Generation

This is about us (who are 50/60/70 years and above)* –
we should be proud……

*Best Era Ever; Best ever generation*

Born in ………………..40s/50s /60s/70s
Grew up in …………..60s/70s
Educated in …………70s/80s
Ventured out in ……80s/90
Stabilised a bit in….2000s
Got a bit wiser in…..2010s
*Made it to ………….2022 oooph!*
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COMEDY: Will Desmond Sell Up And Move To Guyana? | Desmond’s

Desmond announces over dinner the plans for the house when he and Shirley move back to Guyana. However, Shirley wants to stay in England. When Desmond doesn’t discuss it with her, she stops speaking to him.


GUYANA: History:132 Carmichael Street – By Stanley Greaves

To celebrate my 88th birthday on the 23rd November 2022. I felt it would be good to share this history of the tenement yard, a cooperative environment that contributed much to my formative and subsequent years.

132 Carmichael Street was the location of a tenement yard on the eastern side of the street one lot away from Church Street on the south. I was born in the Georgetown Public Hospital to the sound of the six o’clock cannon in Kingston. A royal welcome but the only throne I ever occupied was a humble object found in working class homes that was given that honorific title. The cannon located in the Kingston Ward took the place of an alarm clock for the working class, signifying that it was time to “drink tea” ( bush tea with bread or Wieting and Richter “edger boy” biscuits, origin of the name is unknown) as breakfast was referred to and be off to work.          Continue reading

FOOTBALL: Why Don’t Argentina Have Any Black Players? – Video

FOOTBLL: Why Don’t Argentina Have Any Black Players? – Video

Whilst neighbouring Uruguay and Brazil have had plenty of black footballers, including their greatest players of all time in the forms of Pele and Jose Andrade, the same cannot be said for Argentina. Despite sharing a similar colonial past to their near neighbours, Argentina’s black population is a fraction of the nation’s around them, and following a question from a subscriber during the 2018 World Cup, HITC Sevens takes a look at why that is the case.

GUYANA: Authors: Chapter and Verse: Edgar Mittelholzer – Moray House

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You are warmly invited to view the third in an occasional series of readings and recitals in which we introduce you to Guyanese writing and poetry that you may not know or reacquaint you with favourite authors and poets.

Tomorrow (Friday 16th December) is the writer Edgar MittelholzePreview Changes (opens in a new tab)r’s birthday. He was born in New Amsterdam in 1909 and died in 1965. He began to write at the age of about 20 and self-published his first book in 1937. He moved to Trinidad in 1941 and the UK in 1948. From 1951 to 1965 he published 21 novels, an autobiography and a travelogue.

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COMEDY: Trevor Noah: ‘If you truly want to learn about America, talk to Black women’

Trevor Noah on his final Daily Show: 

Noah says farewell after seven years on the Daily Show, and late-night hosts discuss Brittney Griner’s release from Russian prison

Trevor Noah: ‘When things go bad, Black people know that it gets worse for them. But Black women, in particular, they know what shit is, genuinely.’

Trevor Noah: ‘When things go bad, Black people know that it gets worse for them. But Black women, in particular, they know what shit is, genuinely.’ Photograph: YouTube
Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah said farewell to the Daily Show after seven years as host on Thursday evening by expressing gratitude both to viewers and to the Black women who shaped him. “I’m grateful to you. Every single one of you,” he told his studio audience. “I remember when we started the show, we couldn’t get enough people to fill an audience.”

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USA: Chris Hedges | The HORRIFIC State of the American Empire – Video

🔴 Chris Hedges | American Empire is FINISHED: 🔴 Professor Richard Wolff | Workplace DICTATORS: Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Presbyterian minister, author and television host. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Empire of Illusion:   Continue reading

Guyana SPEAKS / AGNAHP’s Annual Concert / Recording of ‘Empire to Independence

Please note that ‘Guyana SPEAKS’ is on a SUMMER BREAK. The next event will be held on Sunday, 25th September 2022 and will include a discussion on Wordsworth McAndrew.  Details to be provided nearer the time.
In the interim, I hope you’ll be interested in supporting the ANNUAL CONCERT organised by the Association of Guyanese Nurses & Allied Health Professionals(AGNAHP).  This will take place on Sunday, 31st July at 2pm.  Tickets can be purchased via the following link:
I’d be grateful if you could please share this information with your contacts.
If you have any questions about the event, please email       

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