Category Archives: Guyanese in the UK

UK: Rishi Sunak steps up attack on Truss tax cuts as poll puts his rival – Liz Truss -well ahead

Former chancellor says opponent’s economic policies risk stoking inflation and pushing up interest rates

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak

, and Thu 21 Jul 2022 20.23 BST – The GUARDIAN. UK

His attack came as a new poll of Tory party members gave Truss a commanding lead in the race to become prime minister.

Tax and spending has become the key battleground in the hard-fought contest, with Sunak insisting that cutting taxes immediately, as Truss has promised, would risk exacerbating the cost of living crisis.          Continue reading

COMEDY: British Comedy from 1980-1990’s – Desmond Wishes He Moved Back To Guyana

Shirley and Desmond look at the good and bad points of what life would have been like if they had moved back to Guyana.

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UK-BRITAIN: What Brexit Did to Boris Johnson — And Britain – Opinion

The prime minister’s fake populism led to his undoing—and will keep haunting his country. 

By Anne Applebaum | The Atlantic

Not too long ago, I heard one of the leading Brexiteers describe his political philosophy in a room full of CEOs and senior politicians. He started by talking to this elite group about the great division between “elites” and “the people”, the victors and the victims of globalization, the haves and the have-nots of modernity. The longer he spoke, the more his words began to seem rote, remote, and stale. The energizing slogans of the Brexit campaign of 2016 sounded hollow and clich​​éd in 2022. 

PARTLY, this is because the slogans were NOT true. Boris Johnson was the standout example of this phenomenon:             Continue reading

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 DIASPORA: Guyana Police Force – ZOOM webinar – 17th May 2022 @ 6.00pm EST

You are invited to a webinar to engage with the Commissioner of Police (ag) and other senior officials of the Guyana Police Force on 17th May 2022 at 6pm EST. The zoom ID number and passcode are stated on the flier to join the meeting.        

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GUYANA: Diaspora – to come or not to come back to Guyana

May 14, 2022 Editorial – Kaieteur News

Guyana’s President is reported to have said that the diaspora must not be “lazy” in taking advantage of the rich opportunities and sweet promises offered by this country. Quite a few members of the widely scattered Guyanese diaspora, largely concentrated in America and Canada, have contemplated whether to return to Guyana, or to stay where they are, and keep building on the foundations that they have erected for themselves.

On the other hand, some Guyanese have actually taken the plunge and retraced their steps to take up permanent residence in the land of their birth, their memories, their love. Still, the challenge lingers for many, regarding whether they should heed the national leader’s call, and make the move back to their homeland.          Continue reading

Entertainment: Guyana 56th Independence Celebration – London. UK – 28 May 2022

*Guyanese & Friends; * GT Promotion & Mr. Marlon invite you to celebrate
*on SATURDAY 28 May 2022, (9 to 3am)*
*@The Royal Mahal* (formerly The Classic)
*28 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17 7PG*
Music by:
*🇬🇾Mr. Marlon**,;  DJ Shogun* *DJ Emron* ; *TC Fords* *DJ Majikal*
 🇬🇾Guyanese Cuisine by *Paula’s Delites*🧆 plus Licensed Bar🥂🍷🍹
*Tickets £10. MATD*
For more information & tickets contact:
*Tafawa 07956 425 916      *Marlon 07931 157 648   
*Shogun  07961 311 332    *Emron 07956 995 151
*TC Fords 07511 272 227   *Majikal 07943 000460
*Sheryl 07930 367 191
*(Please purchase your tickets & reserve your table/seats early to avoid disappointment, thank you)*

GUYANA SPEAKS: Part 1 -Roy Heaths ‘The-Murderer’; Part 2 -The life of Alice B Singh – 24th April 2022

Please register to join us for this Guyana SPEAKS event on Sunday, 24th April 2022 at 3pm UK time / 10am EST and GYT. 
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If for any reason you experience difficulties with the eventbrite link, please let me know and I’ll forward the zoom link directly to you.
I look forward to seeing you online and thank you for your continued support!
All the best,

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UK: Guyana-born poet Grace Nichols honoured by the Queen Elizabeth II

Guyana Chronicle – 

Queen Elizabeth II meets Grace Nichols at Windsor Castle (Photo credited to The Royal Family facebook page).

Queen Elizabeth II meets Grace Nichols at Windsor Castle (Photo credited to The Royal Family facebook page).
GUYANA-BORN poet, Grace Nichols was honoured today by Queen Elizabeth II as she was presented with the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2021 at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom.
According to the the royal website in December 2021 when the award was first announced: “The Gold Medal for Poetry was established by King George V in 1933 at the suggestion of the then Poet Laureate, John Masefield, and is awarded for excellence in poetry.        Continue reading

Guyana SPEAKS: Oscar Abrams (1937-1996) and the Keskidee Centre – Sunday, 13th March at 3pm UK time

Oscar Abrams

Guyana SPEAKS will be hosting a special event to celebrate the work of the Guyanese-born architect and cultural activist, Oscar Winston Abrams (10/3/37-15/2/96) on Sunday, 13th March 2022 at the following time:

 3pm London, UK
11am Georgetown, Guyana :   11am New York, USA  :  11am Toronto, Canada
Abrams was a theatre designer and community organiser and activist who is best known for establishing and directing the Keskidee Centre in London.  As Britain’s first Black arts centre it combined theatre programmes with grassroots activism and cultural education.  Our distinguished speakers include: Oscar Abrams’ daughter, journalist Amah-Rose Abrams, as well as:         

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