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Senior Guyanese Friendship Association: Annual Fall Dance: Toronto – October 26, 2019

GUSCO: Guyana United Social and Cultural Organization: Fall Dance – Toronto – October 5, 2019

Central High Alumni- NY Chapter: Christmas Party – Brooklyn NY – December 6, 2019

Central High Alumni- NY Chapter: Christmas Party – Brooklyn NY – December 6, 2019

GCA: Guyana Folk Festival wraps up with Family Fun Day event in Crown Heights

(From left) President of the Guyana Tri-State Alliance Patricia Jordon-Langford; Guyana Consul General to New York Barbara Atherly; First Lady of Guyana Sandra Granger; and President of GUM Sherif Barker-Fraser, join Public Advocate for the City of New York Jumaane D. Williams and his daughter.

“The day was filled with nice-ness and one-ness,” according to Dr. Vibert Cambridge, president of the Guyana Cultural Association. “The Children’s Village was the site of innovations.”                Continue reading

Ugly American, meet Beautiful Barbados – Barbados Today Editorial

— Barbados Today Editorial

One of the greatest social observers of the Victorian era – an age in which life was nasty, brutish and short – once remarked: “A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.”

Perspicacious as the Scottish philosopher, essayist and polymath notably were, he would be no seer or prophet in our modern era of dulled sensibilities, muted sensitivities, coarse and violent ideas, and cheapened life.

We have been raised to expect the lowest of the low to lurk in bushes, in the corridors of prisons and the gutters of ghettoes. But now, ugly thought and speech are being normalised in the highest corridors of power and in the most powerful nation where braggadocio has usurped statesmanship. We consider it our solemn duty to condemn it here as it begins to strike out from one nation to a neighbour, a member of our CARICOM family.              Continue reading

Guyana Berbice Association – Fall Bursary Luncheon – Toronto – Oct 20, 2019

Download Flyer: Guyana Berbice Association – Fall Bursary Luncheon – Toronto – Oct 20, 2019

Senior Guyanese Friendship Association: Bake Sale – Toronto – September 28, 2019

          Download Flyer: Senior Guyanese Bake Sale – 2019

Profile: Cricket: Joe Solomon at 90! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine + video

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine        (SEE VIDEO: The first Tied Test Australia vs West Indies 1960 Below)

Tied Test Match 1960 – Final Play – Australia vs West Indies

It is Brisbane in 1960 and West Indies are playing Australia in the first Test. Don Bradman meets Australian skipper Richie Benaud.

Cricket needs excitement. Benaud promises an Australian victory. The Test enters the last day; Australia needs 233 runs to win. The excitement is fever pitch.

Joe Solomon is fielding at mid-wicket. He runs out Alan Davidson and Australia has three wickets and six minutes to get the runs. Wesley Hall bowls the final over. Each delivery creates drama. Conrad Hunte runs out Wally Grout. Hall bumps into Kanhai and a catch is spilled.        Continue reading

11 September 2001: “Guyanese Roll Call” by Peter Jailall

Three Worlds One Vision

Caribbean immigrants remember loved ones at the 9/11 memorial on September 11, 2018
Photo Credit: News Americas

On September 11, we will remember all those we have lost on that ill-fated day when a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City turned the world-famous landmark into rubble.

I was living in Brazil when the tragedy occurred, sending a tsunami across the world. More than ninety other nations also lost loved ones that day, including three Brazilian-Americans and twenty-six Guyanese-Americans.

In his poem, “Guyanese Roll Call,” Guyanese-Canadian poet Peter Jailall remembers his twenty-six countrymen and women who died on that day. Their American Dream had been suddenly cut short.

Listen to our roll call
Of those who died
On that dreadful September day,
Following their American Dream: 

Patrick Adams
Leslie Arnold Austin
Rudy Bacchus
Kris Romeo Bishundauth
Pamela Boyce
Annette Datarom
Babita Guman
Nizam Hafiz
Ricknauth…

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Musical tribute to Valerie Rodway on her 100th Birthday Anniversary

Photo by Tangerine Clarke Kavish, Yogini and Umadai Gayadin and Yashokamini during an Indian classical rendition, “The Weeding Gang” written by Ramcharitar-Lalla.

Musical tribute to Valerie Rodway

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News . NY

MUSIC: The outpouring of musical tributes on Sunday, Aug.25, with contributions by youth, were befitting venerable Guyanese composer Valerie Rodway, (1919-1970) whose patriotic compositions from her vast body of work filled the grandiose St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, New York, in celebration of the music teacher’s 100th birthday.

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