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UG-  Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference is scheduled for July 21-25, 2019 –now postponed

UG Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference postponed

June 17. 2019 News Release

The University of Guyana’s second Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference scheduled for July 21-25, 2019, will now be held on a date to be announced.   ( SEE COMMENTS FOR DETAILS)

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UG – University of Guyana News Release

The University of Guyana Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference is scheduled for July 21-25, 2019 at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel. The 2019 theme, Cultural Diversity and Innovation: Engaging the Diaspora for an Enhanced Caribbean Competitive Landscape will touch on many timely issues including best practices in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, economic growth, diversity and inclusion and the role of the Caribbean Diaspora.

Participants are invited from Guyana and the Caribbean, the Guyanese and Caribbean Diaspora communities, and faculty and students of the University of Guyana, to participate by: registering and attending, submitting proposals to be presenters and keynote speakers, applying to showcase work and products.

READ MORE: UG – Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference – July 21-25. 2019

Profile: Keith Waithe: The Flute is his Voice! – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine + video

Keith Waithe: The Flute is his Voice! 

Keith Waithe and The Macusi Players

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Keith Waithe is one of Guyana’s most talented sons. He burst onto the scene in the seventies and has made remarkable progress since then. As a young musician Keith excited the imagination of many Guyanese.

His ‘Macusi Singers’ became a household name in Guyana and the Caribbean. The lilting tunes played on his flute broke new ground in Guyanese music and the recordings that followed led to an even greater appreciation of his music.

Keith was born in Shell Road in Kitty in Georgetown, Guyana. He was the eldest of four boys. His mom was Eula Alberta Daniel and is dad was Darnley  Vanherberth Waithe.

Keith attended  Smiths Church School in Georgetown. He did well in school and showed an inclination for music. This led to an apprenticeship with the Guyana Police Force Band. But the flute was not his instrument of choice.      Continue reading

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