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Imam Baksh wins with “Children of the Spider”- By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Imam Baksh wins with “Children of the Spider”

By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Imam Baksh

The world of Zolpash is ruled by Spider gods and an assortment of followers. But they have a grand scheme which is to invade planet Earth. It sets up a conflict between good and evil and the necessity of intervention to perform the act of rescue. This occurs with the arrival of heroine Mayali whose mission is to fight off the enemies and restore order.

Imam Baksh has taken us into a world of fantasy and magic. He has delighted his readers with characters which are refreshingly different when compared to the usual fare on the high street. It is time that someone explores the myths and the meanings given the fantastic webs that are entombed in Guyanese lore.

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Profile: Bharati Kemraj – Media Liaison to Bronx NY Borough President

Profile: Bharati Kemraj – Communications and Media Liaison to Bronx Borough President

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Bharati Kemraj is a young lady with a bundle of charm. She has a refreshing approach to life; she wants all to function to the best of their ability and to do so with the joy that honest work brings. Bharati was born at Meten-Meer Zorg on the West Coast of Demerara in Guyana. Her dad is Vishnu Sukul, a prominent Hindu priest and her mom is Chandra, a caregiver.

Bharati is third of six children. She attended Meten-Meer Zorg government school and recalls that the teachers were strict and there was a lot of homework. She loved math and would take on extra assignments to improve her grades.   Continue reading

Profile: Verna Walcott-White- Dance is her Passion – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Verna Walcott-White- Dance is her Passion

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By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Verna Walcott-White has been involved in dance for most of her life. She is not only an accomplished artist but what is remarkable is that Verna has shared her talents and knowledge with others for many years. She runs a dance school in New York and the students there are lucky to have an accomplished teacher in their midst.

Verna’s journey has been long, exciting and rewarding. As she reflects on the road traveled she is pleased with her many achievements.

Verna was born in Charlestown in Georgetown, Guyana. She grew up in Crown Street in Queenstown, not too far away. Her mother was Miriam Agatha Patterson, a school teacher and later Principal of St. Gabriel’s School. Her dad was Joseph Arnold Emmanuel Patterson and he was proud of that name.   Continue reading

America’s Divide: Equal Opportunities for All? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

America’s Divide: Equal Opportunities for All?

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By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

  • Dream Big, little one
  • Open your eyes
  • Think, read, sift, and weigh
  • Let learning bring light
  • Into a wondrous new world
  • And keep your destiny on track!

They tell us it all starts with education. It will open doors and give us access to the top jobs and to the corridors of power. It would make us equal; Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, and others, would get a fair shot, a slice of the pie.

What the streets can’t fix the classrooms will address and from there will arise America’s future leaders. They told us these things and more.

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Richmond Hill, New York: Too Many RIP’s – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Richmond Hill, New York: Too Many RIP’s – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Anonymous from Hollis says, “When will guns be out of the picture? Stop the killings; enough is enough. There are too many funerals and not enough graduations. We need to stop killing each other.”

What’s the beef? No one is sure; it might have been ‘he said, he said or they said.’ But no one could say precisely what was said. Two kids had a fight in class. It got so bad that the Dean had to intervene. When pressed to say what caused the fight they didn’t know for sure. But the ‘homies’ those ever reliable and dependable friends, ‘kept amping it up.’    Continue reading

Profile: Mohan Nandu – Guyana’s Singing Legend – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Mohan Nandu – Guyana’s Singing Legend

By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Mohan Nandu is one of the greatest singers that Guyana has produced. When he begins to sing you would think that the Lord descended from the mountaintop and handed him the voice to entertain thousands.

Mohan is a simple and humble person that would politely disagree. But give him a harmonium and back-up musicians and he would transport you to a world in which he becomes the King of Melody. After listening to him you get the feeling that Mohan Nandu was born to sing.

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Profile: Rkhty Aaron: The Lady With an Amazing Voice – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Rkhty Aaron: The Lady With an Amazing Voice

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Rkhty Aaron

Rkhty Aaron

If you think the spelling of her name is unusual wait until you hear her voice. It has depth and range and it can hit the high notes to stand alongside the best in the business.

Rkhty, pronounced (Ruh-keh-ti) recently performed at two venues in New York and she received wonderful reviews in both places.

The first was at City Hall in New York in which she paid tribute to Guyana at its Jubilee Celebrations. Rkhty’s performance was one of the most poignant of the evening. She followed this by serenading the audience at the Symposium on Guyana at York College and here again the audience was left wanting more.   Continue reading

Guns in America and the Washington Talkathon – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guns in America and the Washington Talkathon

No to GunsBy Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Here’s a suggestion: Let gun control be the main policy issue in the 2016 presidential elections. In this way the American public will get the chance to decide on policies regarding gun control. The voters will have the opportunity to send a clear message to the gun lobby and the politicians as to how they feel about the proliferation of guns in America. Unless guns become the focus of policy there will be the usual babble and waffle as lives are lost in the pile up of tragedies.

Orlando is the latest tragedy. There are broken bodies and spirits. Tons of newsprint report on the pain from every angle and the politicians from Washington keep popping up on the screens. These are the people we elected to represent us; we put our faith in them to carry on the business of the country.   Continue reading

Tony Cozier: Painting Cricket Pictures with Words – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Tony Cozier: Painting Cricket Pictures with Words – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Tony Cozier

Tony Cozier

Tony Cozier: He was the chap next door, the neighbor you could trust. But there is more. He was armed with a wealth of statistics that were stored in his memory bank. Each fragment contained bowlers, batsmen and fielders. We knew through him who kept the bowling tight and who were the master blasters. This icon gave life to dry numbers and left us wanting more. The passing of Tony Cozier has created a gash, a dent in the already deep wound that is West Indies cricket. In his final days he had become a trenchant critic of the administration of the game in the West Indies.

His writings ruffled the feathers and he dared to express what the ordinary person thought about the game. Tony wrote with fl air and an elegance that could only be derived as a student that sat at the feet of the cricket sages and was unafraid to speak his mind. For the fans cricket heaven was to have John Arlott, Brian Johnston, Trevor Bailey and Tony Cozier in the same box and with Freddie Trueman chiming in with ‘ I don’t know what is going on out there!’ For those that followed the fortunes of West Indies cricket it was Tony that told it in his unique style.

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A Poisoned Planet – When Rivers Die, We Die – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine + videos

A Poisoned Planet – When Rivers Die, We Die 

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By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The rivers of the world are dying. They are poisoned by the most selfish of all the species, the handiwork of humankind itself. Each day tons of waste is dumped in rivers. As the waterways groan and belch under the weight of garbage and chemicals official action takes the form of lip service. Communities suffer and the planet gets closer to the day when the wheels will grind to a halt.

In June 2015 the waters of La Pasion River in Guatemala were covered with dead and poisoned fish. It was found that the river was contaminated by malathion, an agricultural insecticide that is said to be 100 times more poisonous than sewage. The community that is affected is Sayaxche where oil plantations occupy large tracts of land.  Continue reading