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Buxton NGSA Achievement Award Presentation and Backpack Distribution + Newsletter

BUXTON NGSA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTATION & BACKPACK DISTRIBUTION

Tipperary Hall- Buxton

We are pleased to share with you the video presentation of the ceremony, which took place at Tipperary Hall on 25 November (Thanksgiving Day). Seven laptop computers valued almost US $5,000, five bursary awards totaling GY$400,000 and 125 backpacks filled with school supplies were distributed to the students who will commence their secondary education next January.

The video was streamed through Facebook, so you would need to have an account there to access it.

PART 1: https://www.facebook.com/103372564793515/videos/257284346386909

PART 2: https://www.facebook.com/103372564793515/videos/1157141371487519

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Commentary: From Buxton to Buxton — by Francis Quamina Farrier

— by Francis Quamina Farrier

Eusi Kwayana now 95. The Sage of Buxton, Guyana.

There is the village of Buxton on the East Coast Demerara, Region 4, Guyana.  There is the city of Buxton which is located in Derbyshire in the East Midlands region of England. I know both Buxtons having been to both – one on many occasions, the other just once.

That English Buxton at 960 feet elevation, is the highest above sea level of any town in England. Its population is 23,000.

Though not as large, or as populated as its English counterpart, the Guyana Buxton is one of the lowest villages in Guyana being almost about seven feet below sea level at high tide. At this time (2020) its population is approaching 6,000.        Continue reading

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – August 2015

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter –  August 2015   [Download]

Buxton-Friendship Express - August 2015The results of this year’s Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) examinations came out this month. We feature the performances of a number of students. These students have done exceedingly well, and we salute them.

We have established a special fund to receive contributions to help the successful CXC students further their education. We are asking villagers and friends for their generous support to provide them with subsidies for university tuition, SAT programme, CAPE study materials and transportation costs. Please make cheques payable to: Buxton-Friendship Heritage Fund, Inc., and mail to 454 Vermont Street, Brooklyn, NY. Donations are federally tax-deductible in the United States.    Continue reading

Buxton-Friendship Newsletter – February 2015 and 175th Anni. Banquet- NYC May 16, 2015

From: Buxton-Friendship Express [mailto:buxtonexpress@aol.com]
Subject: BUXTON NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2015

Hello Villagers and Friends of Buxton.

We are pleased to share with you the Buxton-Friendship Express newsletter for the month of February 2015. We encourage you to share it with your family members and friends who may not be on our address list.

As you know, this year (2015), marks 175 years since our premier village was purchased by previously enslaved African labourers. We would like to encourage groups, particularly those in Buxton, to organize and promote events fitting this milestone. Let us show appreciation for the sacrifice, love and legacy from our ancestors!

In New York, we plan to have a 175th Anniversary Gala Banquet Celebration on May 16, 2015. Awards will be given to villagers for outstanding contributions and service to the community. There will be a keynote address, cultural presentations and a delicious assortment of traditional dishes. We would greatly appreciate your contribution and/or support. For more details, please click on the following links:   Continue reading

Buxton-Friendship Express – April 2011

Buxton Friendship Express – April 2011

The Buxton-Friendship Express (newsletter) for April 2011 is now available.  To enjoy a copy, please click here:

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You can obtain past issues of our newsletter from our website at: www.buxtonguyana.net  
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We are also pleased to share information about the

CIMBUX – Memorial Weekend Dance

–an Errol Bathersfield (Bonehead) Memorial event,

on Saturday, May 28, 2011 in Maryland, USA.

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