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50th Independence Anniversary Message from Victoria’s Hugh A. Saul, Honorary Consul, Guyana Consulate Belize

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Hugh A. Saul

Hugh Saul   May 26 2016

50th Independence Anniversary Message from Victoria’s Hugh A. Saul, Honorary Consul, Guyana Consulate Belize

Guyana 50th LogoMay 26th 2016, marks the 50th Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence, which took place on May 26, 1966. Fifty years, is but a short time in the life of a country, and today as we reflect on our Independence, we are mindful of the struggles of our forefathers who, over many centuries toiled, fought, resisted and in some cases died, in the cause of freedom and basic human rights. Our forefathers joined our Amerindian brothers and sisters in British Guyana by force of European arms, as they were transported from Africa, Portugal, China and India to create and develop what is now Guyana.

Guyana’s march to Political Independence was not an easy one. Our forefathers survived slavery, indentureship, colonial domination, physical and emotional hardships as they journeyed towards political independence.

Today, as we extend that struggle towards economic independence, we are mindful of the challenges that lie ahead of us as we march on this road, which hopefully, will bring prosperity to all of Guyana’s sons and daughters. Continue reading

Other flours: major weapons in the fight against diabetes and other non-communicable diseases:

Other flours- cassava, sweet potato and breadfruit- are increasingly being regarded as major weapons in the fight against diabetes and other non-communicable diseases- says top agricultural expert.

[Demerara Waves – 2 November 2015] – International Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) Representative to Barbados, Ena Harvey said her organisation was pushing the use of high-fibre root crops in the Caribbean as part of a regional food and nutrition security.

“Root crops are very high in fibre, low glycemic content so that they are good for diabetes-based diets, and you know we have a tsunami of non-communicable diseases here in the Caribbean so we are looking to get persons to use more root crop-based foods,” she told Demerara Waves Online News ahead of the Pacific-Caribbean Agriculture-Food Forum on Agriculture which begins Monday in Barbados.  Continue reading

Jamaica calls for Britain to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery

Jamaica calls for Britain to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery

Downing Street says David Cameron does not believe compensation is the right approach ahead of his first official visit to Jamaica

Portia Simpson Miller, the Jamaican prime minister, called for non-confrontational discussions about reparations in 2013.
Portia Simpson Miller, the Jamaican prime minister, called for non-confrontational discussions about reparations in 2013. Photograph: Collin Reid/AP

Geoffrey Holder, Bond villain and dancer, dies aged 84

David Rudder – Trini to the bone

6 October 2014
Geoffrey Holder, Bond villain and dancer, dies aged 84
Godfrey Holder
Photo: Geoffrey Holder with Jane Seymour in a promotional image for Live and Let Die (1973)

Geoffrey Holder, the Tony-winning actor, dancer and choreographer known to millions as Baron Samedi in Bond movie Live and Let Die, has died at 84.

Born in Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago, Holder was also a composer, a designer and a celebrated painter.

He will be best remembered to many as the cackling Voodoo villain who dogged Roger Moore’s footsteps in his first outing as secret agent James Bond.

His other films included 1982 musical Annie, in which he played Punjab.

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Trinidad and Tobago Shocked by Murder of Prominent Attorney Dana Seetahal

EDDY GRANT –  TOBAGO GIRL

Trinidad and Tobago Shocked by Murder of Prominent Attorney Dana Seetahal

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Dana Seetahal

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Former senator, senior counsel Dana Seetahal, was assassinated in Woodbrook, shortly after midnight on Saturday.

According to a police report, Seetahal was driving her Volkswagen SUV along Hamilton-Holder Street, Woodbrook, when upon reaching the vicinity of the Woodbrook Youth Facility, two vehicles pulled alongside.

One of the vehicles then drove ahead a short distance and pulled across the road, blocking it. The other vehicle pulled alongside and its occupants opened fire on the SUV. The two vehicles then sped off.

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TRICKIDAD DISENROLES GT FROM HEALTHCARE

King Crazy – He Mad

TRICKIDAD DISENROLES GT FROM HEALTHCARE

By EWALT AINSWORTH 04 08 2014

Guyana has lost its patina. Death seems to be the preferred medium of dis-enrollment from the brutal punishment being inflicted by the government as more regional and international agencies cuts we out, slam their doors and cut their eyes on this once noble populace. Dem boy seh that if you ask a Gt binnie fuh sex in Trinidad and you ent get, she did not hear.

Guyanese who used to be so proud and loud of their heritage, resilience and mindset for plurality are now faltering and morally flawed all because of a wash-a-batty and corrupt enterprise.  Continue reading

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Relief Letter

LOVINDEER   –  WILD GILBERT
 

St. Vincent and the Grenadines relief Letter

Dear Friends of St. Vincent and the Grenadines,

As you may know by now, on December 24 and December 25, 2013 torrential rains caused massive floods and destruction in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Organization of Pennsylvania Inc. (SVGOP Inc.) is currently conducting  a “Relief Drive” in support of the people and Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines, that will  run thru to February 16, 2014. We are collecting funds and materials to be sent to the Nation Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) and The Salvation Army for distribution, (see attached letter).

Your support in the past has not been forgotten, please help us again in this urgent relief effort.

Yours truly,

Kenrick W. Mitchell
917-803-7415

St Vincent and the Grenadines Organization of Pennsylvania

Read Press Release Here :SVG_relief.docx

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