Category Archives: Education

A Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision –~ Guyana – Brazil – USA – By Rosaliene Bacchus

If you have ever achieved a goal or a dream, you know that the first step to success was in visualizing or verbalizing what you had hoped to achieve. To imagine a desirable future outcome is key to its realization. The animated short film A Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair dares to imagine a better world in which no one is sacrificed; a world in which everyone is essential.

About a month into the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, Naomi Klein and her husband Avi Lewis, co-founders of The Leap, together with award-winning artist Molly Crabapple and Opal Tometi, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, started a conversation about the role of futurism when so much is at stake.    Continue reading

CULTURE: Wow! River Dance in China – Video

The Chinese are just unstoppable.
Anything you can do they can do better.

REFRESH SCREEN if there is an Error Message

The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund: A bench mark for Guyana’s Natural Resources Fund

Norway flag

The following entry has been submitted by Andre Brandli, a Guyanese living in Switzerland.

The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund should serve as the bench mark for Guyana’s Natural Resources Fund

The readers of Guyanese Online, who follow current affairs in Guyana, may have noticed that the new government will not accept the Natural Resources Fund Act in its current form and will either repeal or amend it sometime early next year, Minister of Natural Resources Vickram Bharat has said (https://www.stabroeknews.com/2020/10/23/news/guyana/natural-resources-fund-act-unacceptable-bharrat/). The Natural Resources Fund is fed by the Guyanese oil revenues and needs to be managed with utter care and taken out of political interference.
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GUYANA: St. Stanislaus College maintains top performers among Secondary Schools

A Diasporan’s Nostalgia: Legacy of the “School Vendor” and “Lunch Lady” Revisited – By Lear Matthews

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By Lear Matthews

Do you remember the School Vendor selling snacks outside our school buildings? Not so much? OK, let’s revisit her legacy. Whether it was Miss Murray, Miss Stefie, Auntie Gertie or Auntie Sattie, her presence represented an impressionable dimension of the educational environment of urban, towns and rural primary school children in Guyana and the Caribbean since the 1950’s and to a lesser extent, today.

She was like a daytime symbol occupying a small unsolicited territorial “spot” in the school yard or close proximity of the school building.  She would “set up” a make-shift stand under a tattered umbrella, near a lantern-post or under one of Guyana’s massive oaks sheltering from the beaming sun and torrential rain.         Continue reading

Caribbean Diaspora Angel Investor Conference – Friday November 13. 2020 – 9.00am-7.00pm EST – Virtual

HOW TO INVEST IN HIGH POTENTIAL CARIBBEAN COMPANIES

Please join the Guyana Economic Development Trust, an independent US-based philanthropic organization, for this timely event.

Register at www.diasporainvestorsummit.org

CSIS “The Guyanese Diaspora” reaffirms the need for a diaspora portal:

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The Washington based Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) recently launched a report on “The Guyanese Diaspora”

Its “Key Recommendation” is “to work collectively and deliberately to establish broader communications, engagement, and collaboration between Guyana and the diaspora… this initiative should be based on a comprehensive digital strategy to harness the human capital within the Guyanese diaspora as a resource to be tapped in Guyana’s development.

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VIDEO: New Races/Ethnic Groups that Might Exist in the Future – Opinion

A Masamap video

What are the new races/ethnicities that might exist in the future, considering global patterns of human migration and intermixing continue? I’ve done videos over races that might go extinct soon and races that have already gone extinct, but let’s get less morbid and discuss what the world will look like in the future if each region gradually homogenizes into a single gene pool or race.         Continue reading

Guyanese Red Ladies in the Spotlight — by Francis Quamina Farrier

Commentary: By Francis Quamina Farrier

Some months ago, I wrote an article in which I ‘shook hands’ with the ‘redmen’ of Guyana, so to speak. In that article I paid tribute to the late Dr. Michael Gilkes, who had just passed on due to health complications brought on by the coronavirus.

The article was extremely well received not only by ‘redmen’, but by a wide cross-section of Guyanese both at home and abroad. One level of observation which I received, was that I should consider it necessary to write another article – this time about the ‘red ladies’ which I am now embarking on.    Continue reading

CARICOM: Who will deliver the structural changes the pandemic has highlighted?

The View From Europe:  By David Jessop –

A timely and comprehensive policy paper produced by the Ramphal Centre has set out the structural changes required to deliver Caribbean post-COVID economic recovery. Welcoming the study, David Jessop, questions however whether the region still has the unity of purpose to deliver what it recommends.

A little earlier this month, the University of the West Indies’ Shridath Ramphal Centre, published    a policy paper that called for a new, integrated regional approach to post-COVID Caribbean economic recovery.  It asked in effect whether the region should seek to re-embrace the ‘old normal’ or seek solutions to the existing and new economic challenges that the pandemic has highlighted.    Continue reading