May 28 2017 - GUYANA SPEAKS! Discovering Guyana's Rich Interior.
From the Potaro to the mighty Essequibo we look at the lands so few Guyanese have seen.
June 25 2017 - GUYANA SPEAKS! Guyanese Crickets Legends.
Cricket has been the one sport that has unified our nation. Here we look at Guyanese cricketers that have made an indelible mark on the Guyana and the world of cricket.
July 30 2017 - GUYANA SPEAKS! Filmmaking in Guyana.
Huge advancements have been made in filmmaking. Several award winning short films, documentary, comedy and romance, will be shown.
September 3 2017 - GUYANA SPEAKS! Georgetown's Architecture and History.
A close look at Georgetown, which is a tapestry of many historically significant buildings. Influences from Guyana's diverse diaspora reflect what exists today. Some buildings have been lost to fire, neglect or simply demolition to make way for 'progress'.
September 24 2017 - GUYANA SPEAKS! West African Connections.
Enslaved Africans, to a greater extent, built Guyana. Not only were they forced to work on the sugar plantations, the many canals to provide drainage and to convey the sugar cane, were dug by them. The African traditions run far and deep, however the influences of West Africa, which are more pronounced, will be examined in depth.
October 29 2017 - GUYANA SPEAKS! The Indian Arrival.
The British solution to fill the labour gap after the emancipation of slavery, was to bring Indians to Guyana from the Indian continent. Their arrival in Guyana and treatment thereafter will be discussed. In addition the traditions and customs, now part of Guyana, highlighted.
November 26 2017 - GUYANA SPEAKS! What will oil do to Guyana?
The discovery of fossil fuel in Guyana has be a huge boost to the country's morale. To no longer be dependent on foreign oil imports is significant development. Oil, however, has both a negative and positive side as other nations have experienced. An insightful presentation will reveal what may be in short for Guyana.
December 11 2017 - GUYANA SPEAKS! Christmas Brunch and Charity Bazaar.
A sumptuous Guyansee Brunch Buffet, featuring all of the Guyanese favourites, will be had, along with a few Guyanese traditional surprises. A deserved Guyanese charity will be the recipient of the proceeds from a Christmas Bazaar to be held in conjunction with the Brunch.
There will be three presenters per event; each being allotted 15 minutes to expound on their subject. Each of the presenters will be flanked by a poem that best complement the theme of the afternoon.
14.00 - Door open and Complimentary refreshments served
14.25 - Welcome and Introduction with topical poem of the day
14.30 - Eric Huntley
14.45 - Marc Matthews
15.00 - Carinya Sharples
15.15hrs - Question and Answer session
15.30hrs - 'Lime Time' - Guyanese snacks and refreshments for sale
17.00hrs - Event concludes
EACH OF THE PRESENTERS HAS AGREED TO THE FOLLOWING GUYANA SPEAKS 10 GOLDEN APPLE RULES:
1) I will not trot out the usual stuff.
2) I share something that has never been shared before.
3) I shall share what drives me and gives me the passion for what i do.
4) I will tell a story.
5) I will freely mention or refer to other speakers without fear of being controversial.
6) I will not flaunt my ego but speak of my failures and successes.
7) i will not sell from the stage, any writings, a company or any goods.
8) i will remember throughout that laughter is good.
9) I will not read a speech.
10) i will not steal time from the speaker that follows me or go over my allotted time.