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GUYANA: Moray House Trust: Virtual Event- “Chapter & Verse: One” – January 20, 2022

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Title:          Chapter & Verse: One
Readers:    Konyo Addo, Michella Alli, Jennifer Branche, Francis Quamina Farrier, Keon Heywood and others.

Date:         Thursday 20th January 2022

Time:         5PM Guyana, 4PM New York, 9PM London

GUYANA: Tribute To Michael Gilkes: YouTube Recording Available – Sunday 26th September 2021

Paying tribute to Michael Gilkes: So Many Skins


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Paying tribute to the late Michael Gilkes, Ken Corsbie hailed ‘the volume and range of his work [and] his accumulated productivity over a lifetime as a poet, scholar, playwright, theatre practitioner and actor.’ To meet Michael was to sense immediately that he was a man of ‘many skins’, able to shed light effortlessly on Guyanese poetry, literature, art, plays and music and to add a regional and/or an international perspective. Other scholars might acquire a similar depth of knowledge about Wilson Harris or Edgar Mittelholzer or Denis Williams or some other local luminary. Few could corral them into a cast to populate the canvas of our complex culture with Michael’s facility.

REMINDER: ZOOM Presentation: Poems of Resistance: Martin Carter Remembered -12th December 2020

PRESENTED BY MORAY HOUSE  – VIEW: Poems of Resistance Programme 

Date: Saturday 12th December 2020
Time: 5.00 pm Guyana time [4.00 pm Toronto & New York, 9.00 pm UK].    Continue reading

Moray House ZOOM Presentation: Poems of Resistance: Martin Carter Remembered -12th December 2020

GUYANA ZOOM Presentation: TitlePoems of Resistance: Martin Carter Remembered

Participants include: Dr Vahni Capildeo, al creighton, Francis Quamina Farrier, Stanley Greaves, John Robert Lee, Vanda Radzik, Dr Gemma Robinson and Professor Nigel Westmaas

Date: Saturday 12th December 2020
Time: 5.00 pm Guyana time [4.00 pm Toronto & New York, 9.00 pm UK].

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Guyanese celebrated Republic Jubilee in Washington, DC; – By Francis Quamina Farrier

.–Francis Quamina Farrier reports from Washington, DC

The Guyana Ambassador to the USA and the OAS, His Excellency Dr. Riyad Insanally, along with the Staff of the Guyana Embassy in Washington, DC, hosted scores of Guyanese and Friends at a special Reception to celebrate Guyana’s fiftieth Republic Anniversary. The event was held on Saturday February 22 in the grand Hall of the Americas, at the Head quarters of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Washington DC, which is just a stone’s throw from the White House.            Continue reading



 Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

The Guyana Police Force and the Georgetown City Police, have increased their efforts in bringing LAW and ORDER to our dear country – but generally, only to the small man and the small woman, it seems. In this article, I am sharing with you some candid photographs of how the Law Men and Law Women are operating during this Jubilee Year, which is not totally over.

All this is happening at a time when the government has informed the Nation of the many alleged multi-million dollar crimes and corruption and the many serious alleged frauds by High Profile (former) government Operatives. These were uncovered by Forensic Audits, exposing some really important and very powerful (former) Operatives in the country, as being really Big Time CrooksContinue reading

JUBILEE FATHER’S DAY – by Francis Quamina Farrier

JUBILEE FATHER’S DAY – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Next Sunday, June 19, 2016, will be Father’s Day – this year, we in Guyana can call it, “JUBILEE FATHER’S DAY.” 

Guyana JubileeFor although we in Guyana will be observing this Special Day in the year with the rest of the World, it comes this time around, during this year of our Jubilee of Independence.

In more recent years, Father’s Day, for the better part here in Guyana, was not generally all about the good fathers in our society; rather it became the sad day when many otherwise good, intelligent and well-educated people, became temporarily insane.

Individuals such as Senior Social Workers, Religious Leaders, Politicians and Law Enforcers, would go on a fierce male-bashing tirade. They would mercilessly go on the attack on all men – the good, the bad and the ugly – who have off-spring. No one who was a father was safe from such attacks. Continue reading

For the Price of One! Corsbie, Jailall, Farrier – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

For the Price of One! Corsbie, Jailall, Farrier – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine


Some members of the ‘3 Ah We’ program in Brooklyn, New York.

‘The Seawall in Guyana is extremely important,’ says Ken Corsbie, ‘ because a quarter of the population was conceived there!’ Ken Corsbie was in his element. The Sunday afternoon crowd in Brooklyn was prepared to be entertained and Corsbie was working his magic.

There was this one about the School Inspector in Arima, Trinidad.  As he entered the class the teacher asked the students, ‘ who knocked down the walls of Jericho?’ Now this was no ordinary question. One student said it wasn’t him, why would he knock down the walls of Jericho? The Inspector and Principal couldn’t agree on how to discipline the student. When the Inspector kept insisting that the student must know who broke down the wall of Jericho the Principal decided to step in and save the day. He said, ‘ Okay, tell me how much the wall cost and I will pay for it!’   Continue reading

A lively and successful West Indian Carnival in Brooklyn – by Francis Quamina Farrier

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The Television Weather Forecasters had predicted rainfall, but that did not happen and the 2014 West Indian Labour Day Carnival in Brooklyn, New York, which was another success.
However, this article is not intended to give all the details about the spectacular event. This article is also not intended to give praise to the New York Metropolitan Police for the splendid job they did. There was one particular officer who I noticed, who was so professional, assisting revelers with their queries, and being a real professional and good cop who was living the motto of the police of “To Serve and Protect”, that I just had to go and let him know. He was very receptive and thanked me for sharing with him how I felt. But that is not what this article is all about.

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Photos of Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 Photos of Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

A photo of a bird’s eye view of Georgetown could be so Beautiful; but it is a different scene on the ground. As the saying goes, a picture is like a thousand words, and I’ve decided to submit a few of the photos of Georgetown taken in July, 2014, on the ground.

A Fly Jamaica jetliner at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport,Timehri.  (FQ Farrier photo)

A Fly Jamaica jetliner at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport,Timehri. (FQ Farrier photo)

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