Category Archives: Guyana Diaspora

GUYANA: Commonwealth backs judicial process to end Guyana/Venezuela border controversy

The flags of several Commonwealth member states fly high in Rwanda. [Photo: Office of the President/ June 25, 2022]

 NEWSROOM GUYANA – 25 June 2022
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In a significant move, the 54-nation Commonwealth, which includes the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, have backed the legal route at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to bring a “peaceful and definitive” end to the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy.       

Communique issued in Kigali, Rwanda        

In a communique issued in Kigali, Rwanda at the end of their summit, the heads of government of the Commonwealth expressed their “full commitment” to the ongoing judicial process to bring an end to the long-standing controversy.          Continue reading

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

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

GUYANA: 27 Traditional Guyanese Foods — By insanelyGoodRecipes.com

Last Updated on: June 4, 2022– https://insanelygoodrecipes.com/guyanese-foods/

From flavored rice to curries to cakes and candies, you won’t run out of Guyanese foods that are definite must-tries.

Guyana, or “the land of many waters” is a small Caribbean country whose cooking boasts of big flavors.

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With African, Indian, Portuguese, and even Chinese influences, it’s a melting pot of different cultures and cuisines.        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

GUYANA NIGHT: Guyana Office of Investment – Toronto. Canada – June 13, 2022

BOOK: GUYANA: Scaling New Heights: 2022 Pakaraima Writers Anthology

Scaling New Heights: 2022 Pakaraima Writers Anthology

Hardcover – April 20 2022 – by Ken Puddicombe  (Author)

In this, their first collection, Pakaraima Writers have produced a vast array of poems and short pieces, by poets, short story writers and novelists, some already published in prior journals, some relatively new, all engaging enough to hold the reader spellbound.

There are pieces that remind us of our Guyanese Heritage from poets in poems like Trails of Treasures by Janet NaiduGuyana’s Seawall by James Richmond, The Petal Shivers by Ian McDonald, and the folksy Faaty-Leven by Petamber Persaud, Hard Ears Pickney by Shabeena Ramjohn, along with Granny Gone by Ray Williams and I Am Who I Am by Ken Puddicombe.          Continue reading

BOOK: Beyond Bourda Green: a memoir – by Percy Haynes (Author)

Beyond Bourda Green Memoir

Beyond Bourda Green: a memoir – Kindle Edition

Born in a tenement yard in the British colony of Guiana (now Guyana) on the shoulder of South America, Percy Haynes, in Beyond Bourda Green, writes about the changes in his homeland and people during the transition to an independent nation. His multi-faceted career as Journalist, Communications Expert, University Lecturer and Foreign Service Officer enables him to tell a fascinating story about his childhood memories, his experiences in finding his place in the world and the birth pangs of the new nation.          Continue reading

CARICOM – CANADA POLICY FORUM 2022 – 25 May 2022 : 11:00am – 12:30pm EST – Virtual Event

FLYER – CARICOM – CANADA POLICY FORUM 2022 – 25 May 2022 11 am

We wish to inform you that the CARICOM Heads of Diplomatic Missions in Ottawa in collaboration with the Canada-Caribbean Institute and the Latin America and Caribbean Study Group of the Canadian International Council will be hosting a Policy Forum on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 11:00am – 12:30pm (EST) via zoom platform under the theme “Shaping a New Partnership for Recovery and Resilience.” 

The Event Flyer is attached above for ease of reference.

Please note that there is no limitation on participation in this event. Participants can register using the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canada-caricom-shaping-a-new-partnership-for-recovery-and-resilience-tickets-331539442397

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