Book of the Week – A Child’s Grief (Winston’s Wish Charity)

A Child’s Grief
Supporting a child when someone in their family has died
Published by the Winston’s Wish Charity

At times children’s thoughts lie even too deep for tears.  We cannot -and should not- take away their grief.  But by helping them to engage with it, to express and to share it -we can help them to live in it, through it and beyond it.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!

A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE PRICE

“Wake up and work” and “peaceful constructive Belizean revolution”; words forever etched in our hearts by the father of a grateful nation.  Colonial exploitation, racial discrimination and even devaluation ; all ideologies battled by  George Price with resilience and determination.

Born January fifteenth nineteen hundred and nineteen In Belize City to his father, William, and mother, Irene.  A graduate of St. John’s College at the tender age of sixteen , who would later walk the corridors of power and honored by the Queen.

A champion of Belizean independence and national unity he challenged everyone to love his or her community.  A selfless man who served his country with humility, yet a master orator, who spoke with ingenuity.

Goodbye to our Belizean hero may you forever dwell in our hearts and soul, you were an inspiration to both the young and the old.  You fought for our country and urged us go forward ever and backward never, now you’re there in heaven, but your legacy will live on forever.

You lived your life like a lighthouse in the stormy and raging seas, never fading or giving in to the pressures of opposition. Your memories will live on from Victoria’s Peak to the sparkling cayes.  Your light will to forever shine of your masterpiece, Belmopan

Ernesto L. Thimbrel – September 25, 2011

The news of the passing of the Right Honourable George Price caused an outpour of messages of condolence and support  through the Centre’s e-mail system.  We will share some of the messages, poems and stories in this and upcoming Newsletters.  One of the tributes was a song, written and produced by a group of young Belizeans.  In a Press Release, they shared the following:

We encourage the youths of today to “realize his dream,” meaning put what he has said-what he wants for this country-into action. Be different and stand up for what you believe. As Mr. Price said, “Stand up and be counted!”  So now to all my proud Belizeans, be the change for he gave us a reason and leave your country a better place than you found it!”

The full Press Release, lyrics and recording of the song “Thank You” can be downloaded here:  http://www.mediafire.com/?z470bkzzdnmfnzf

Youth Voices, part of The Global Parish Project (GPP), is a two-year effort that combines spoken word poetry, digital media and storytelling to cultivate the voices of our youth. By working with award-winning poets, filmmakers, and international trainers GPP has developed a programme that started in January 2011 and will run until 2012.

Youth Voices is inviting Belmopan Youth to come out on Saturday, October 15 from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. (lunch included) to start a Belmopan chapter of Youth Voices.

Check out the website at http://www.theglobalparish.org/?p=6

AfroCuba
An anthology of Cuban writing on race, politics and culture
Edited by Pedro Perez Sarduy and Jean Stubbs

An insightful look at Cuba’s rich ethnic and cultural reality, this anthology looks at the AfroCuban experience through the eyes of the island’s writers, scholars and artists. “A rich portrait of AfroCuba-one of the most vibrant and least well-documented of the black Caribbean diasporas.”-Stuart Hall

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!

Young Trudeau
Son of Quebec, Father of Canada
By Max and Monique Nemni

This groundbreaking biography continues the story begun in Young Trudeau, taking Canada’s legendary Prime Minister from his pro-fascist youth all the way to his entry into federal politics as a crusading Liberal democrat.

When he went to Harvard in 1944, Pierre Trudeau was twenty-five, a recent graduate of the University of Montreal Law School; true to his elite Catholic-French education, he had been till recently pro-fascist, and he disliked democracy. Years of graduate study at Harvard, then the Sorbonne, then the London School of Economics exposed him to new ideas, as did his hitchhiking travels around the world. Returned to Quebec as a new man, he engaged in educating workers and other jobs that made him a famous defender of federal democracy.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!

The Caribbean Court of Justice
Closing the Circle of Independence
By Duke E. Pollard

What do we really know about the Caribbean Court of Justice? The vexed issue of the Court’s establishment has been the subject of much debate but how much of this debate is informed by the facts?

This new book bridges the information gap and provides an authoritative guide to the composition, function and administration of this new Court. In a comprehensive yet clear and concise style, the reader is given a background to the more contentious issues such as the funding of the Court, its constitutionality, its original and appellate jurisdiction and the process of delinking from the Privy Council.

The Caribbean Court of Justice: Closing the Circle of Independence is a welcomed and much-needed contribution to the ongoing debate and a valuable starting point for any stakeholder in the judicial process.

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