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Exploring Guyana – The Land of Many Waters

Where in the world can you find a river 630 miles (1010 km) long with an estuary 20 miles wide and containing approx 365 islands? Guyana – The Land of Many Waters in South America! The description refers to the majestic Essequibo river. Guyana is the perfect destination for eco-tourism. It is a wonderful mixture of people, places and food. I have many memories of this beautiful land. As children in Guyana you were taught from very early the true meaning of patriotism. There were very few national songs that were not sung in the schools each week – and there were several of these songs! To underscore the richness of this unspoilt land, Venezuela continues to try to lay claim to a significant part of Guyana. Here are a few old but very beautiful videos giving a peek into this lovely land. Enjoy!

(None of the videos belong to me, all credit given to the original creators).

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(1 of 9 Part video exploration of Guyana)

(Song of Guyana’s Children by W. Bryant)

(Song – “Not a Blade of Grass” – response to Venezuela’s ongoing claims to Guyana’s lands)

(National Anthem of Guyana)

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Stop Throwing Stones: Discrimination against PLWHA

There is an old adage that says “actions speak louder than words” and there is also the saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. It is with this premise that I share today’s two (2) videos with you as I continue to place the spotlight on discrimination against PLWHA (Persons living with HIV/AIDS). Before viewing, think of these words. This picture was taken of a patch of sand on the beach several months ago. Ordinarily sand is appreciated for many properties, most of all for its rightful place on a beach. However as you look at this picture, a thing of beauty emerges and it is no longer just sand, but a piece of art. It is all about perspective. I hope that these videos help shape your perspective and attitude towards PLWHA. They were created by videographer Elspeth Duncan for the NGO – Trinidad & Tobago Coalition on the Rights of the Child (TTCRC). I would love to hear of your thoughts and feelings. As for me, it just makes me sad.