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LAW AND ORDER IN GUYANA SEEMS VERY SELECTIVE – by Francis Quamina Farrier

LAW AND ORDER IN GUYANA SEEMS VERY SELECTIVE –  by Francis Quamina Farrier

 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

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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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A LIVELY AND SUCCESSFUL WEST INDIAN CARNIVAL IN BROOKLYN by Francis Quamina Farrier

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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“The Tides of Susanberg”- By Francis Quamina Farrier … RETURNS

THE TIDES OF SUSANBERG By Francis Quamina FarrierRETURNS

The play will be staged at the Theatre Guild on Friday 27th June, 2014 with a Matinee Performance beginning at 1pm. And on the 28th & 29th of June, evening performances beginning at 7pm.

The Play will be recreated and staged by Senoj Creations under the Directorship of Collette Jones – Chin. The cast are as Follows:

  • Mentore- Henry Rodney
  • Savitri – Natasha Azeez
  • June Winters – Charisma Jones – Chin
  • Mother Sobers – LaVonne George
  • Desmond Sobers- Keyon Heywood
  • Mrs. Wharton – Colleen Humphrey
  • Carol – Carlene Samuel & Loren Black
  • George Braithwaite- Waldron   and
  • Yayah –Collette Jones – Chin .

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A big difference between Father’s Day and Mother’s Day – by Francis Quamina Farrier

A Guyanese father sharing quality time with his wife and two young daughters while on holiday in Tobago.

A Guyanese father sharing quality time with his wife and two young daughters while on holiday in Tobago.

“A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FATHER’S DAY and MOTHER’S DAY”;

a declaration of war by Francis Quamina Farrier

The Business establishments are at it again. Mother’s Day has hardly passed, and here they are with all the Father’s Day advertisements! They just had advertisements for clothing, to jewellery, to flowers, to meals, to trips, all intended to make mothers happy and feel appreciated on Mother’s Day. That is great.

Now they are already advertising what they have for fathers, intended for you to spend your money with them to make your dear Dad happy. Now let me say right away that I do not have a beef with the Business Community for trying to increase their bottom line; that is what they do; that is what they are in business for; to make more money and to be as successful as possible, and many of us benefit from successful business establishments around us. Continue reading

A SUCCESSFUL AJ SEYMOUR CENTENARY by Francis Quamina Farrier

A SUCCESSFUL AJ SEYMOUR CENTENARY by Francis Quamina Farrier

 Ms Jane Seymour, the daughter of Guyana’s celebrated poet, AJ Seymour, and Dr Jacqueline de Weever, the niece of the poet, are now back in the Unites States, after spending a special week in Georgetown, Guyana. They were there to participate in functions celebrating the Birth Centenary of the poet Arthur James Seymour, which was on January 12, 2014, and which proved to be quite a success.

The principal function was the staging of a poetry concert, “SEE MORE POETRY”, which was held at the Theatre Guild Playhouse in Kingston, Georgetown, on Sunday January 12, to a sold-out audience.  A wide variety of the poems by Seymour were read by some of Guyana’s well-known radio, theatre and cultural luminaries. They included Margaret Lawrence, Ron Robinson, Ian McDonald, Rupert Roopnaraine, Francis Quamina Farrier, Joan Cambridge, Ras Michael, Nazim Hussain and Malcolm DeFreitas.   Continue reading

Wooden cultural iconic edifices of Georgetown – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Houses of culture: Wooden cultural iconic edifices of Georgetown

Stabroek News – August 19, 2008 – In Guyana Review

Francis Quamina Farrier reflects on three of Georgetown’s wooden buildings and their impact on the shaping of contemporary Guyanese culture.

Some buildings talk; at least they talk to me. If you want to hear their stories you have to listen carefully. Sometimes you  have to touch them in order to absorb their treasure troves of information.

Ken CorsbieThree of Georgetown’s wooden structures come  to mind. They have myriad stories to tell and they have told me some of those stories.  Each of these three buildings lay legitimate claim to being a catalyst for CARIFESTA.

First, there is the Taitt Family home on Quamina Street, now The Cara Lodge. Then there is the home of Dr. Singh on Lamaha Street.. The third building is the City Hall.  Continue reading

“SEE MORE POETRY”: readings of poems by Arthur James Seymour – Georgetown Jan 12, 2014

“SEE MORE POETRY”: readings of some of the best poems by Arthur James Seymour.

This is to excite lovers of good poetry – especially the poetry of AJ Seymour.

On Sunday January 12, 2014, the National Library in Georgetown, Guyana, will stage “SEE MORE POETRY”, a programme of readings of some of the best poems by Arthur James Seymour.

It is to commemorate the Centenary of the birth of the celebrated Guyanese poet, who died 25 years ago on Christmas day, at age 75. Some of the best Readers will be on stage at the Theatre Guild’s Playhouse on Parade Street in Kingston, Georgetown, reading such poems as “Over Guyana, Clouds”, “Tomorrow Belongs to the People”, “Name Poem”, “Sun is a Shapely Fire”, “The Lover Speaks”, “There Runs a Dream” and many others.   Continue reading

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