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Profile- Roy Brummell: Teacher, Artist, Folklorist – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile- Roy Brummell: Teacher, Artist, Folklorist – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Roy Brummell is a man of many parts. He is a writer, teacher, folklorist and artist and if he is the mood he can even paint a house with many beautiful colors.

Roy was born at Dartmouth Village in the Essequibo coast of Guyana and he went to school there. His mom Burley and his dad Joel Headley Brummell worked hard to provide for and to educate the family. Roy attended St. Barnabas and Darmouth Government Schools. He said that his teachers played an important role in his life. Sidney Williams, the sports teacher, lived across the street and he would encourage Roy to take an active role in sports. Cyril Sewsankar was the reading teacher and he would send across reading materials that included magazines and newspapers and the Reader’s Digest.  Continue reading

BARTICA – A Missed Opportunity of History By Dmitri Allicock

BARTICA – A Missed Opportunity of History

By Dmitri Allicock

Bartica Grove 1910

Bartica Grove 1910

Some of the greatest cities of old and modern times owe their rise and grandeur to their positions in the fork between great rivers, which gave them unrivaled advantages for defense and commerce. Lyons of France, St Louis in the U.S and Belgrade of Serbia are three striking examples. Bartica occupies such a unique natural location in north-central Guyana where the mighty Essequibo, Mazaruni, and Cuyuni rivers meet.

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GLIMPSES OF THE GUIANA WILDERNESS – 1918

GLIMPSES OF THE GUIANA WILDERNESS – 1918

A. Hyatt Verrill. (1871-1954) ….. see bio at the end

Your Excellency, Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen:

It is a great deal easier to show interesting pictures than to say interesting things, and I have no doubt you would rather see my pictures than to hear me talk, so I shall try to show as many slides as I can and say just as little as possible.

The only trouble has been to select the pictures, for there are so many interesting and remarkable places and things to be seen in this colony that it’s a mighty difficult matter to pick out the most interesting. Moreover, I have had but four days in which to select my views, have the slides made and colour them, and hence I am limited in the number I can use. Continue reading

A Tribute To Bartica By Nelta Wyatt

A Tribute To Bartica By Nelta Wyatt

Nelta Wyatt one of Guyana finest Jazz, Blues and Pop vocalist and daughter of Bartica performs her song written in collaboration with Kenton Wyatt.

This song is dedicated to the people of the rainforest and all the people of Bartica who laboriously work to preserve there natural habitat, love and unity as a people.

Music arranged and produced by Music Teacher and Artist Mr Kenton Wyatt

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