Monthly Archives: January 2014

Green Valley of Guyana – by Dmitri Allicock

Green Valley

GREEN VALLEY OF GUYANA

By Dmitri Allicock

Receding crags and misty foothill slopes O mighty Roraima

A thousand precipices transcends to the valley of the Kanima

Lapses into a sea of leafy harmonies and botanical luxuriant

Gushing rapids carves ancient strata with frothy braided torrent Continue reading

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Guyana: ‘Life beneath the Canopy’ – By Dmitri Allicock

Canopy pix

Guyana

‘Life beneath the Canopy’

 By Dmitri Allicock

Deep within the trees of a mystic morn
Furry monkeys stretches and yawn
Fresh water creek slowly flows below
Glistening beauty reflected in its glow  Continue reading

In the Shadows of the Jaguar – The Legendary Porknocker

Porknocker

In the Shadows of the Jaguar

The Legendary Porknocker

By Dmitri Allicock

New “shouts” of gold deep in wild of 1800s Guyana lured the individual gold prospector and gave birth to the legendary Porknocker. Leathery men left the comforts of their homes in Guyana and around the Caribbean for the inhospitable interior armed with only spade and battel, in search for that golden salvation of hesperides and became an unfathomed reservoir of stories, myths,  legend and incarnation fiction without boundaries.

For thousands of years gold was a part of the history of the native people of the Americas and Guyana and the association of gold attracted the attention of many early explorers of written history. It was even suggested that Guyana was the source of the elusive and legendary city of El Dorado, fabled for its great wealth of gold and precious jewels. In 1595, prompted by the great riches brought back from South America by the Spanish, Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain of her Majesty’s Guard, embarked from London on an expedition in search of the city of El Dorado.

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Etaname (Itanami)- Yoruba Singers

The Mackenzie High School and John Joseph Cummings

MHS

MHS school pix

The Mackenzie High School

                                        and   John Joseph Cummings

                                                By Dmitri Allicock

A measure of success of a school must be how far and to what heights it students progress. And how widely and deep they remember those formative years and outstanding faculty. By such a measure, the Mackenzie High has achieved great indeed.     Continue reading