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Guyana: The Diaspora Times – August 2018 Issue

Dear Friend

The Diaspora Times – August, 2018 Issue is attached.  Kindly circulate to friends and well wishers and all who might benefit from reading our Diaspora Times magazine.

DIASPORTIMES

In addition, you can click on diasporatimesforum.com to view an on-line copy of the current issue. Under the Archives/PDF Magazines link on the Website you will see several past PDF issues of the Newsletter.  In the future, this site will contain more pertinent and informative content.

Our highest regards.

Desmond Roberts
Chairman
Editorial Board
Diaspora Times

Profile: Bollywood Needs a Makeover! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Entertainment Profile: Bollywood Needs a Makeover!

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Mahipal 1919-2005

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to clean up India. He will do well to start with Bollywood. Over the past thirty years the Indian film industry has spread its influence to nearly every part of India, and even abroad, where its mindless and garish depictions have assaulted the intelligence in many living rooms. But this was not always the case.

One of the first superstars in the Indian cinema was Mahipal. He starred in over 100 movies his last movie ‘Jai Santoshi Ma’ (1975) has set records in the industry. In those days Bollywood idealized womanhood and the family and the epics left messages of the enduring values of love and devotion.

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Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc- Buxton/Friendship Museum launched

Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc.

  • (Supporting the Buxton/Friendship Museum, Archives & Cultural Center)
  • P.O. Box 352, Lanham, Maryland USA 20768-0352
  • Email – friendsofvmainc.gmail.com
  • 501(c)(3) Organization – Tax ID# 82-1835070

On Saturday, August 4, 2018 we culminated the end of one journey to open the  “Buxton/Friendship Museum, Archives & Cultural Center” The work is now beginning, as we look towards acquiring more artifacts  and archival material. For such a project , sustainability is paramount and we look towards your continued support in preserving our history.                        Continue reading

“Hothouse Earth” – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Mendocino Complex Fire August 2018 - Northern California - USA

Mendocino Complex Fire now largest fire in California history – August 2018 – California/USA
Photo Credit: ABC News (Noah Berger/AFP)

In Southern California, we’re experiencing temperatures of 88 to 98 degrees Fahrenheit. At our local garden center two Saturdays ago, around ten o’clock, I had to seek shelter from the Sun. Heat stress aborted my fun-time outdoors while selecting succulent plants. Then, the following week, I suffered another episode of heat stress at the hair salon. The air-condition system in the one-story, flat-roof building wasn’t up to the task.

The danger is far greater in areas where firefighters battle to contain ferocious wildfires. The Carr and Mendocino Complex Fires in Northern California have together burned more than 486,000 acres of land and destroyed 1,828 structures. Hundreds more structures are damaged or under threat. Only 51 percent of the wildfires is contained. The California Fire Department expects to contain the Mendocino…

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VS Naipaul -Trinidad-born Nobel prize-winning British author – dies aged 85

n Nobel prize-winning British author, dies aged 85

By Richard Lea – The Guardian. UK

V.S. Naipaul

Trinidad-born author won both acclaim and disdain for his caustic portrayals, in novels and non-fiction, of the legacy of colonialism

The writer VS Naipaul, who explored questions of place and identity for more than half a century, has died aged 85.

Lady Naipaul confirmed that her husband had died peacefully in London. “He was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour,” she said. The author Sir Salman Rushdie paid tribute to Naipaul, writing: “We disagreed all our lives, about politics, about literature, and I feel as sad as if I just lost a beloved older brother. RIP Vidia.”

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Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal – 51st Anniversary Gala- September 8, 2018

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One Love Media: 1838 Gala: Brown Sugar-  A Fundraiser for Children of Guyana- Toronto – Aug 17, 2018

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 One Love Media presents 1838 Gala: Brown Sugar-  A Fundraiser for Children of Guyana

Friday Aug 17th 2018   at 7:00 pm at Elite Banquet Hall 1850 Albion Rd Toronto

Celebrate the Presence of the East Indian arrival to Guyana as Indentured labourers on the sugar plantations of British Guiana in 1838. Slavery of Africans ended in 1834. A historic year for sugar when new labourers arrived from India. A new history in the making of Guyana and the contributions of both Muslims and Hindus will be highlighted!          Continue reading

President Forbes Burnham: a Legacy with “Food For Thought” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

President Forbes Burnham: a Legacy with “Food For Thought” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Burnham 33 Death Anniversary Feature of August 6, 2018

Forbes Burnham

Some say “Burnham”. Some say “Forbes Burnham”. Others say “Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham”, while there are those who say “The Founder Leader”. Of course, there are some who say, “The Dictator”.

Last Monday, August 6, 2018, dozens of individuals and groups converged at sunrise, at The Place of the Seven Ponds in the Botanical Gardens in Georgetown, where they payed homage to the memory of a man who, along with others, including Dr. Cheddi Jagan and Stephen Campbell, laid the foundations for an Independent Guyana. It was the occasion of the thirty third anniversary of the sudden passing, on August 6, 1985, of President Forbes Burnham; Guyana’s first executive President.

The Decline of Honesty – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Decline of Honesty – Covering Up One Lie With Another

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Lies are commonplace. But we don’t admit to telling tell them.
We use euphemisms instead. We misspeak, stretch the facts, become economical with it, present nuanced truth, or in the case of Donald Trump, we offer alternative facts.

In the latest Trump-Cohen tape the truth is twisted and the spinning machines of the alt-right, left, center, and a myriad of others, have their own interpretations. There are times when you don’t know
what or who to believe.

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Caribbean North Fundraising Concert – Richmond Hill Ontario – 24 August 2018

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