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Image of a Black Woman on the new Canadian $10 bill – By Francis Quamina Farrier   

Guyana Chronicle –    

The unveiling of a jumbo image of the new Canadian $10 banknote. From left , Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau; Wanda Robson, sister of Viola Desmond who did the unveiling and Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz.

Image of a Black Woman on the new Canadian $10 bill

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Introspective Poetry and Powerful Women – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Introspective Poetry and Powerful Women – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Carmen Jarvis

Two of my more recent articles focused on “World Poetry” and on “International Influential Women”. In the latter, I threw the spotlight on Carmen Jarvis, one of Guyana’s most high-achievers, as Headmistress of the Bishops’ High School, Girl Guides Leader, Secretary-General of UNESCO in Guyana and the author of a book on the History of the Bishops’ High School. Sadly, Ms Carmen Jarvis passed away just two weeks after my article was published. I now extend condolences to the Relatives, former students, and the colleagues of Ms Carmen Jarvis at the UNESCO.    Continue reading

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