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GUYANA: MARTIN CARTER– Carter’s Poetry of the “Negative Yes”

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This year we celebrate the birth of Martin Carter with a look at his poems against the backdrop of contemporary Guyanese and Caribbean writing. In 1981 the late Kamau Brathwaite published an essay in Caliban assessing the metaphysical (elements and stages) in the poetry of Martin Carter. The essay was reprinted 20 years later in Stewart Brown’s collection of essays about Martin,             

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GUYANA: Madhia Fire: Letter to the Editor from Eusi Kwayana

Dear Editor:

The first thing I want to do is to give condolences from my narrow circle and myself to the relatives and communities who have suffered as a result of the dormitory fire at the Mahdia secondary school.

The unspeakable situation at Mahdia is a challenge and an indictment to all the groups that call themselves citizens. This is a call to all alert citizens, especially to the Guyana Bar Association, and Guyana Human Rights Organization, and civil society groups to see to it that the laws of Guyana are no further evaded in the investigation of this tragedy.  Continue reading

GUYANA: NINETEEN perished in Mahdia secondary school blaze – Gov’t

The fire sceneGUYANA: Nineteen  perished in Mahdia secondary school blaze – 

By and May 22, 2023m – Stabroek News

The government this morning provided the figure for those killed.

On her Facebook page, Education Minister Priya Manickchand provided the following update:

“Standing in what remains of the Mahdia Female Dormitory that housed 59 students less than 12 hours ago. 56 girls were present at the time , 3 went home with their families for the weekend.
Children housed at the dorms came from the communities of Karisparu, El Paso, Micobie and Chenapao.

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May 14, 2023 – By Stanley Greaves


Today was payday. Waterfront workers received wages from the pay office of companies. My Father’s was Sandbach Parker Ltd. Sometimes when he was working elsewhere I had to take his tag, a piece of round copper stamped with a number to receive his pay. Men in the line would ask questions about my identity then send me to the head of it.

Women consorts and common- in- law wives would be waiting outside to secure the household money. Most men usually went to rumshops to celebrate the end of a work week. Huston’s Rum Shop and Bar was conveniently situated in Robb Street between Main and Water Streets near Sandbach Parker. When my Father came home I would examine his pocket. If the rounded end of a big can of sardines or salmon in tomato sauce revealed itself I knew that he had earned twelve dollars, a good week. I eagerly awaited Sunday morning.

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GUYANA: Flooding in Guyana gets worse

Flooding in Guyana, especially in Georgetown, is a common occurrence.

The link about shows you a recent flood situation that seems unsolvable by the Government.


Rockefeller Foundation – Fireside Chat with the Prime Minister of Barbados and UK’s Minister of FCDO

GUYANA: Walk with me in Subryanville – Full video

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GUYANA: Walk with me in Subryanville – Full video

Guyana SPEAKS – Town Hall Meeting with Rosalinda Rasul – 11 Apr 2023 17:00 – 20:00 BST

Rosalind Rasul, head of the Diaspora and Remigration Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation, will be in the UK next week.
To receive an update on the Diaspora unit’s activities, please join us at Draper Hall, Hampton Street, London SE17 3AN on Tuesday, 11th April 2023 at 17:00 by registering via the link below:
Please see the attached map for directions to Draper Hall from the Elephant and Castle Tube station.
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EUROPE: Ghost Towns: The Silent Depopulation of Eastern Europe

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