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WE MUST EMBRACE ALL OF GUYANA – by Dave Martins

WE MUST EMBRACE ALL OF GUYANA by Dave Martins – Credits Stabroek News.

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

In a recent column I made a passing reference to a comment from Stabroek News writer Alan Fenty who had posed the question in his column whether “one could be Guyanese – spiritually and culturally – without being Indian, African, European or Chinese?” I answered Alan at the time saying the answer is “no, because we are made up of all these strands from other places, plus the Amerindian one, so to be truly Guyanese you have to see all those strands as part of you.” However, I felt at the time that his comment called for more elaboration, hence my effort today.

I would widen the comment above by saying that if we are truly Guyanese, and to be “one people” in fact and not in rhetoric, we should be abandoning these ethnic divisions we so rigidly practice and embracing instead the astounding variety of strong powerful expressions that make up the Guyana mosaic. We should see our diversity as values to be embraced with all the ingredients coming under one umbrella, the one called Guyana, instead of positions dividing us by origins.   Continue reading

GUYANA – CAPITOL TV NEWS VIDEOS – 14 October 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – CAPITOL TV NEWS VIDEOS – 14 October 2015

  • Sanjay bailed – Appeals sentence
  • Appeal by Government re salary raises
  • Pleased with child  molestation settlement
  • Declines offer on broadcast board
  • Amerindian lives under threat
  • Clampdown on smuggling
  • Sports

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Profile- Roy Brummell: Teacher, Artist, Folklorist – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile- Roy Brummell: Teacher, Artist, Folklorist – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Roy Brummell is a man of many parts. He is a writer, teacher, folklorist and artist and if he is the mood he can even paint a house with many beautiful colors.

Roy was born at Dartmouth Village in the Essequibo coast of Guyana and he went to school there. His mom Burley and his dad Joel Headley Brummell worked hard to provide for and to educate the family. Roy attended St. Barnabas and Darmouth Government Schools. He said that his teachers played an important role in his life. Sidney Williams, the sports teacher, lived across the street and he would encourage Roy to take an active role in sports. Cyril Sewsankar was the reading teacher and he would send across reading materials that included magazines and newspapers and the Reader’s Digest.  Continue reading

Book Review… Boogie Days – by Albert Cumberbatch

Book Review… Boogie Days by Albert Cumberbatch

Guyanese dance through time hits mark

Boogie DaysApril 7, 2013 | By KNews |  By Dr. Glenville Ashby

Guyanese native, Albert Cumberbatch, hoists readers on his literary wagon, traversing time in this nostalgic novel. The road is a not always smooth, but through the prism of Rudy, a twelve-year-old, trials never seem adversely impactful. Rudy is a typical teen – adventurous, resourceful with an enviable ability to adapt. Boogie Days wastes little time in sowing Rudy’s experiences in Mackenzie, a suburban mining town in the South American country of Guyana. It is removed culturally from the capital, Georgetown, where Rudy lived with his aunt Vannie before being taking away by his mother.

Cumberbatch captures the rich passage of teenage life, baiting the imagination of readers. A sojourn in Berbice for Rudy is culturally awakening. He learns of the Queh Queh, a traditional African dance performed at weddings, and is imbued with country living – natural, unpretentious and earthy. Boogie Days is poignantly spirited, colourful and whimsical.  Continue reading

An Introduction to Cassava

An Introduction to Cassava

NorthwestOrganics1 — October 22, 2009 — A fantastic short documentary on the production of cassava bread and cassareep in Region 1, Guyana. Cassava products have formed the basis of Guyana’s indigenous people’s diet and lifestyles for thousands of years.

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