First Arrivals: Getting to Guyana first

-Free education - Somewhat expensive

-Don’t speak ill of the dead? Why not?

Since last month I paid tribute to the Emancipation/African experience I’ll offer reflective comments on this month someone decided to deem Amerindian Heritage Month.

(I’ll leave teachers, leaders, activists, wiser minds to really explain to us all the lasting more profound legacy, this heritage that is “Amerindian.” For even that description “American-Indian” –Amerindian – is an original misnomer. Foisted upon us firstly by the “explorers.” However, Amerindian it is. Now just a few historical facts.)

Archaeology, anthropology and human geography have all been utilized to try to determine when specific humans first occupied specific places and spaces on this planet.

How they did that is also the subject of scientific speculation, but with the advent of cutting edge technologies tracing origins and earliest habitations are now narrowed down significantly. There were four theories relevant to the arrival of the first people to our parts when I was a student-teacher…..


Our Guyana – via one weekend’s news

-the PNC at 60 (Pt 2) I assumed two positions and approaches to this piece today.

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Oppose, expose, depose – and a jubilee election

-Florida, Irma and Guyanese (Hoping to keep today’s offering to relative concise snippet-like size and length.) After Forbes Burnham engineered a coalition with business tycoon D’Aguiar’s United Force and formed the  ‘64-‘68 government, Cheddi Jagan could have been excused for being bitter.

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I’m agreeing with the opposition-increasingly!

-one Brigadier, two Majors-General (Two upfront “relevant digressions”: Do you realise that one, two or three representatives of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) have letters appearing in three local newspapers, daily!?

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Emancipation – the president as historian and enabler

Yes I concede. I have again succumbed to the people’s Emancipation Month to intrude with my comments.

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Those women of emancipation

-Gosh! Just what should I eat? Try as I intended, it doesn’t seem that I could “leave Emancipation month alone”.

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