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Guyana’s 50th Republic Anniversary: Schedule of Events in New York – Feb 16-23, 2020: + Video Challenge

GT 50 Video Challenge
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GT 50 Video Challenge Registration Form

Guyanese teacher committed to educating students in remote villages

— BY TANGERINE CLARKE – Caribbean Life News NY – 17 January 2020

Quado Vancooten, headteacher, left, and professionals from Georgetown, and New York, (back row) with students at Kurupukari Nursery, Primary, and High School in the Essequibo Region, Guyana.  All photos by Tangerine Clarke

Students of Guyana’s highland regions have a savior in Headteacher Quado Vancooton, a dedicated educator for more than 18 years, who has made it his life’s career to travel to remote villages of Guyana to educate underprivileged children in indigenous villages.            Continue reading

Guyana SPEAKS: Guyanese-British poets and storywriters: London UK: 26 January 2020

Dear Friends,

Please join Guyana SPEAKS on Sunday, 26th January 2020 at the Classic in Tooting Bec (2pm-5pm) for a unique celebration of Guyanese-British poets and storywriters with Elly NilandBrian Reid and Maggie Harris. A flyer is attached.
Do you have a favourite Guyanese poet?  Do you write poetry of your own?  If yes, and in case we have time at the end of the programme, please bring along some poetry that you’d be happy to share with the audience.  We’re hoping to be able to make this an interactive event!

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Black History Month Celebration – Legacy Dinner – Burnaby. BC February 22. 2020

Legacy Dinner & Awards  —  ARTISTS BIOGRAPHY

 DEE Daniels – JAZZ styling

Whether accompanying herself at the piano, fronting a trio, big band or symphony, Dee Daniels’ musical career is as varied as her four-octave vocal range is thrilling. She is a unique talent who transcends musical borders when she brings her jazz styling, infused with gospel and blues flavoring, to the stage.

JAN SIMPSON – SPEAKER              Continue reading

“My Mother’s Blues” – Poem by British-Caribbean Poet Malika Booker – by Rosaliene Bacchus

“My Mother’s Blues” – Poem by British-Caribbean Poet Malika Booker

by Rosaliene Bacchus

British-Caribbean Poet Malika Booker
Photo Credit: University of Leeds Poetry Centre

My Poetry Corner January 2020 features the poem “My Mother’s Blues” from the poetry collection, Pepper Seed, by British-Caribbean poet Malika Booker. Born in 1970 in London, UK, to a Guyanese father and Grenadian mother, she grew up in Guyana. At eleven years, she returned to the UK with her parents where she still lives. In June 2019, she received the Cholmondeley Award for her outstanding contribution to poetry.

READ MORE: http://rosalienebacchus.blog/2020/01/19/my-mothers-blues-poem-by-british-caribbean-poet-malika-booker/

Food, Migration, and Diversity: Short Story: Call for Papers – June 24-27. 2020

Food, Migration, and Diversity

The Many Flavors of the Short Story

24 – 27 June 2020 – University of Calabria, Rende, ITALY.

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline extended: February 1st 2020

The 16th International Conference on the Short Story in English will take place from June 24-27, 2020 at the University of Calabria, Rende, Italy with the theme: “Food, Migration, Diversity: The Many Flavors of the Short Story.

In This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto (2019), Suketu Mehta states that wherever there are immigrants, there are stories to give voice to their feelings of displacement and belonging through memory and acts of resilience. Their lives are indeed floating narratives that become a powerful symbol of the fluidity and vulnerability of our contemporary world.            Continue reading

St. Vincent & Grenadines has ‘no geo-political axe to grind’: UN envoy

By BY NELSON A. KING – Caribbean Life News – NY – January 7, 2020

Photo: Permanent Mission of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Mission to the United Nations, I. Rhonda King addresses Flag Planting Ceremony on assumption of seat on UN Security Council.

In becoming the smallest nation ever to serve on the prestigious United Nations Security Council, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador to the UN, I. Rhonda King, says the country has “no geo-political axe to grind.”

“This day is a historic one, not only because we are the smallest nation ever to sit on the Security Council but also, perhaps, because the urgency of now calls for fresh, disinterested and impartial perspectives on the seemingly intractable problems of our day,” said Amb. King in addressing the Flag Planting Ceremony on Thursday, as St. Vincent and the Grenadines officially assumed a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council.    Continue reading

Brazilian tribes back manifesto to save Amazon habitat from President Bolsonaro

Indigenous leader Cacique Raoni of Kayapo tribe delivers a speech during a four-day pow wow in Piaracu village, in Xingu Indigenous Park, near Sao Jose do Xingu, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Indigenous leader Cacique Raoni of Kayapo tribe delivers a speech during a four-day pow wow in Piaracu village, in Xingu Indigenous Park, near Sao Jose do Xingu, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, January 17, 2020. REUTERS

XINGU INDIGENOUS PARK, Brazil, (Reuters) – Leaders of native tribes in Brazil issued a rallying call to protect the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous people from what they called the “genocide, ethnocide and ecocide” planned by the country’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.            Continue reading

Guyana: CARICOM Secretariat headquarters going 100% solar

The CARICOM Secretariat at Turkeyen

On Monday, construction of a photovoltaic power generation system is set to commence.

The project is part of a wider initiative called ‘The Introduction of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation System in Guyana and CARICOM’, being financed by the Government of Japan.        Continue reading

Guyana Elections: ANUG, LJP, TNM join lists for elections 2020 + Editorial by Kaieteur News

In a historic move, A New and United Guyana (ANUG), the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) and The New Movement (TNM) have agreed to join their Lists of Candidates so that the votes they secure at the March 2 General and Regional elections could be counted collectively and improve their chances of securing parliamentary and regional seats.  Continue reading

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