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First-Village Indaba & Observance of Inaugural National Day of Villages

First-Village Indaba & Observance of Inaugural National Day of Villages

The Fourth First-Village Indaba will commence on Thursday, November 3rd under the theme of “Reconstruction” and conclude four days later on the evening of the inaugural observance ofa National Day of Villages. The Indaba Planning Committee shifted the event that is usually held during Emancipation Week as a way of acknowledgement of President David Granger’s foresight and the significant symbolic decision to designate November 7 – National Day of Villages.

The Indaba Committee is in harmony with the breadth of the Head of State’s designation of the observance as it honours and celebrates the pioneering contribution of all villages and acknowledges the continuing pivotal role of villages in the economic, social, and political life of Guyana. We also view the selection of the date of November 7 as a posthumous honorific bestowal on our Ancestors – the 83 Proprietors who daringly purchased Plantation Northbrook and emerged a code for the management of the village they named after Queen Victoria.   Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela’s stepdaughter beaten – Global image for domestic abuse

Nelson Mandela’s stepdaughter beaten, blinded by boyfriend

MEG WAGNERNEW YORK DAILY NEWS 11/17/2015 1:39 PM ET

ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Josina Machel, the daughter of Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel, said a brutal domestic attack left her blind in one eye.

Nelson Mandela’s stepdaughter said her boyfriend viciously beat her on her mom’s birthday — a ruthless attack that left her blind in one eye.

Josina Machel — the daughter of the late South African revolutionary’s widow, Graça Machel — said her beau was furious that she wanted to sleep over with her mother on the matriarch’s 70th birthday.

“I’m still going through myriad feelings. To be honest, I have not been able to grieve. I have not been able to cry. I have not been angry. I have not been able to feel all those emotions that happened because I’ve been concentrating on my eye,” she told South Africa’s City Press.

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