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Digital Heritage GY: Reducing “cultural deficit”, enhancing diplomacy through digitization

Guyana’s culture, especially its rich diverse music, is being digitised and for the first time placed in an Online portal for use as a teaching-learning, research and soft diplomacy tool, according to ethnomusicologist Rohan Sagar. “The whole website concept is an academic platform which was designed through Harvard University, and they are all created under the Creative Commons which is ...

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Canada: Brampton publisher wins Guyanese writing competition

MiddleRoad Publishers wins the Guyana Prize for Literature Fiction Reproduced from Brampton Guardian By Alexandra Shimo Brampton Guardian They publish just four books per year. They operate on a shoestring budget. Yet Brampton’s MiddleRoad Publishers has on its roster the book that won the 2022 Guyana Prize for Literature Fiction. “It was euphoric,” said author Ken Puddicombe, who — as ...

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Caribbean Indigenous peoples to ask CDB for help with language preservation

The Caribbean Organisation of Indigenous Peoples (COIP) plans to ask the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to fund a project to preserve and promote the use of Indigenous languages, according to COIP Chairman Chief Ricardo Bharath-Hernandez. He said the proposal could be formulated and submitted to the Barbados-headquartered regional bank within the next three months, after the COIP and its affiliates ...

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Registration opens for UG’s 2nd Diaspora Conference in May, 2023; calls for papers

The University of Guyana (UG), now in its 60th year, is set to host its 2nd Diaspora  Conference at the Turkeyen Campus, Greater Georgetown, Guyana, during the period  May 8-10, 2023 under the theme “Calling 592: Honouring, Researching, Reigniting  Diaspora.” The Diaspora Conference is one of several signature events being hosted by the  University this year to celebrate the institution’s ...

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Guyanese singing icon, Mark Holder, dies

Guyanese singer of international acclaim, Mark Holder, died  Thursday morning in Canada after a period of illness, relatives confirmed. He was 74 years old. Holder was recognised as a pioneer of Caribbean music and was well-known for songs such as “Something of Value” and “Hold On To Your First Love”. He had over the decades toured several countries and performed ...

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Republic Arch recommissioned

As Guyana prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary on February 23 as a Republic, the Republic Arch in the capital city, Georgetown, was recommissioned. The Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion recently rehabilitated the landmark. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Friday noted that the arch – a symbol of national pride – was situated amidst historic architecture including ...

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Guyanese dominate Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition

Two Guyanese earn the top prizes for the Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition at the Turks & Caicos International Film Festival Sunday, 17 November 2019, Castries, St. Lucia – The Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition, as part of the inaugural Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, announced the winners of the competition. Open to amateur filmmakers across the Caribbean, ...

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Drug treatment court to be established; Twelve Tribes Rasta group opposes immediate marijuana legalisation

Even as the Twelve Tribes of Israel Rastafarian group urged government not to legalise marijuana, the Guyana government announced that a drug treatment court would be established and would work closely with three government ministries. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo in making the announcement at a government outreach at Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara, said government demonstrated political will to remove ...

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Women’s rights activist and former WPA executive member, Andaiye, dies

Veteran Guyanese women’s activist and former member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Andaiye Williams died Friday after a prolonged battle with cancer, her longtime friend Joceyln Dow confirmed. Andaiye was 77 years old. Dow said Andaiye, a cancer survivor for 30 years, passed away at about 6:30 pm at the Woodlands Hospital in Georgetown. Demerara Waves Online News was ...

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