Category Archives: History

Profile: The late Romesh Singh – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Romesh Singh -Engineer, Activist and Teacher

Romesh Singh, also known as Romesh Chandra Dutt was a person of many interests. He built radios and radars, set up communication links that brought the world closer and never lost sight of the fact that ordinary people matter. Romesh was one of the foremost telecommunications engineers of his generation that designed complex systems.

He was unassuming but firm in his convictions, and above all, he had an abiding love for his homeland, Guyana.

When you were with Romesh you knew that he stood for what was right. He did not play around with words, or said one thing and meant something else. Romesh was the genuine article, a scholar with varied interests, outspoken in his views, and always giving of his best to the community.

Read more: Profile – Romesh Singh = By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

UK Councils Condemned For ‘Shameful’ Rebranding of Black History Month 

Appropriation row comes as councils scrap the Black History Month name in favour of celebrations of all different ethnicities

Sally Weale and Robert Booth | The Guardian UK

For more than 30 years, Black History Month has been a fixture in Britain’s cultural calendar, celebrated every October in schools and at tens of thousands of events across the country.

But this year the event is at the centre of an appropriation row as campaigners complain that a number of councils have scrapped the name, describing it instead as a celebration of all different ethnicities.        Continue reading

Netherlands restores Guyana’s Dutch archive

Netherlands restores Guyana’s Dutch archive

Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton with conservation specialist Gabriela Beentjes – National Archives of the Netherlands

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana, the former British Guiana, was a Dutch colony before it became a British possession in 1831 and, as a result, over half of Guyana’s National Archive is in Dutch. After an agreement between Guyana and the Netherlands to preserve and translate the Guyana Dutch Archive, which was in tatters, the final segment of the project was completed and handed over to Guyana two weeks ago.       Continue reading

Guyana Politics: The Familiar Ring of the Elections Season – By Ralph Ramkarran

The Familiar Ring of the Elections Season 

By Ralph Ramkarran – 6th October 2018

Local government elections are to be held on November 12. With it, the never-ending stream of suspicions emerged as the Government established new local government units and merged others. The Opposition argued that these were done to give an advantage to the Government and the Opposition, through one of its representatives, promptly launched legal proceedings. This event provided the explanation for the ‘disappearance’ of the Chief Elections Officer, Mr. Keith Lowenfield, on one of the most critical days of the elections process, namely, the day after the submission of lists, when corrections have to be made and defects rectified.       Continue reading

Medical Research: Averting Black Fate—-Setting  the Record straight – By Yvonne Sam

Averting Black Fate—-Setting  the Record straight.

By Yvonne Sam

Long history of U. S Blacks being at the receiving end of medical abuse disguised as research.

Currently in modern day America there exists within the Black community an increasing trepidation and wariness with any type of health care provider and especially when they are taking something from the black population. Notably the Tuskegee experiment and other reported abuses against African American have contributed to Black people steering clear of medical research projects http://time.com/3208886/whistleblower-claims-cdc-covered-up-data-showing-vaccine-autism-link.

Now in an attempt to overcome this deepening incertitude the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, is if only to reach its goal of gathering a diverse group of participants in South Florida engaged in a massive medical research study called “All of Us.” The latter-mentioned is the service mark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is a more vendible and trafficable name for what is known in the medical industry as precision medicine initiative http://med.miami.edu/news/miller-school-and-collaborators-in-nih-all-of-us-research-program-awarded-4.       Continue reading

GUYANA SPEAKS: Windrush: Chandra Panday, Joyce Trottman and George Edward Mangar MBE – AUDIO

GUYANA SPEAKS:  PODCAST  – AUDIO ONLY

Windrush: Chandra Panday, Joyce Trottman and George Edward Mangar MBE 

Guyana Speaks Windrush: Chandra Panday, Joyce Trottman and George Edward Mangar MBELINK: https://www.mixcloud.com/themediasociety/guyana-speaks-windrush-chandra-panday-joyce-trottman-and-george-edward-mangar-mbe/  

 

GIHR: Guyana Institute of Historical Research Newsletter – October 2018

Download Newsletter: GIHR Online News October 2018

UK TV Program: “This Is Your Life” – Featuring Muhammad Ali – video

UK TV Program: “This Is Your Life” – Featuring Muhammad Ali…. (1974)

Book: “Stepping on Cracks: Reflections on my Homeland.” – By Carmen Barclay Subryan

Website: https://demerarapress.com

Congratulations to renowned Guyanese author Carmen Barclay Subryan who recently launched her new website showcasing her new book, “Stepping on Cracks: Reflections on my Homeland.” You can purchase a copy on the website. – https://demerarapress.com

“STEPPING ON CRACKS. REFLECTIONS ON MY HOMELAND

After almost five decades away, Doreen, a retired senior citizen, returns to her birth country to discover whether she could spend the last days of her life in a place that had nurtured her and contributed to the woman she had become. Indeed, she had departed just two years after British Guiana had received its independence from Great Britain, lowered the Union Jack, raised the Golden Arrowhead, renamed itself Guyana, and set out to chart its path as a cooperative republic.      Continue reading

Prejudice Will Never Be A Thing of The Past – Matthew Parris | The Times UK

Prejudice Will Never Be A Thing of The Past

Matthew Parris | The Times UK

We look back appalled at racial attitudes of the 1970s but maybe treatment of trans people is our generation’s blind spot

Guess when this was written: 1930, 1950, 1960 . . . when?

“Because we fall backwards to fill our posts by fair and open competition, we can only assume that, since the ethnic minority groups do not fare as well in our competitions as do people of European descent, the ethnic minority groups do not possess the qualities which we require, on average, to as high a degree as their British-born counterparts.”

And guess who wrote this memo. Some BNP racist thug, or publicity-seeking shock-columnist looking for a fight?               Continue reading

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