Nova Scotia Museum Celebrates Culture Days

first_imgThe Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax is celebrating the third annual Culture Days, Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30, with two distinct programs presented through partnerships with the Nova Scotia Sea School and Tango Nova. “Our maritime traditions and culture are diverse and exciting,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leonard Preyra. “The Culture Days festival is a wonderful way for the Maritime Museum to engage with community partners in celebration of our shared culture and heritage.” Nova Scotians can watch and participate in the restoration of Dorothea, the Nova Scotia Sea School’s first original sailboat for youth expeditions and day sails. The complete restoration of this Sable Island surf boat will take place in the courtyard of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic this fall. During Culture Days, people can take part in the maritime tradition of wooden boatbuilding while reviving the Dorothea. There will be plenty of sanding to do all weekend, and the Sea School is offering free nautical demonstrations and activities between 11 a.m. to noon, and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday evening from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., people can experience the flavour of tango culture from the port city of Buenos Aires to the Port of Halifax during a Culture Days event called Tango À la Carte. Spend an evening at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic with the Halifax tango community, and order up Tango à la Carte! All events are free. Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast weekend of events and activities to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. It takes place at various locations around the province. For more information go to museum.gov.ns.ca/mmanew/en/home/default.aspx. The museum is at 1675 Lower Water St.last_img read more

Jagdeo expresses confidence of PPP elections win in 2020

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyanese fears of rigged elections valid – Opposition LeaderSeptember 17, 2018In “latest news”New presidential candidate brings youth, financial skills to table – JagdeoJanuary 20, 2019In “latest news”Sovereignty of people case: Jagdeo assuages public concerns, will remain PPP’s GS regardless of outcomeJune 23, 2018In “latest news” With more than three years left before the next general elections in Guyana, the Opposition has made known its intention to get the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)/Alliance For Change (AFC) coalition Government out of office when Guyanese head to the polls in 2020.While making several points about the perceived weaknesses of the current administration, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo argued that Guyanese from all walks of life are not pleased with the performance of the Government, and these people are not just supporters of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).Jagdeo claimed that many people who voted for the new Government are now regretting their decision and have openly expressed how they feel about their performance in several areas. He said the “good life” which was promised is nowhere close to being realised and Guyanese are cognisant of that fact.The former Head of State who is also General Secretary of the PPP, made these remarks on Sunday while addressing a large crowd of supporters at a public meeting at Leonora, West Coast Demerara.He said that while the PPP recognises that their support base is mainly people of Indo-Guyanese origin, there is also large support from the first peoples of Guyana – the Amerindians.However, Jagdeo observed that the party has had trouble in attracting a large support base in Afro-Guyanese communities because it has been often peddled by their opponents that the party is racial.But the Opposition Leader claimed that it is far from the truth because the PPP is a multi-cultural party whose members come from all races in Guyana, including those from the Afro-Guyanese community.While claiming that the 2015 election was not fair, Jagdeo said the PPP was defeated only by 4,500 votes. “We are going to take this country back. One year later, at Local Government elections, we swept the polls with 28,000 votes. But they didn’t say anything about that. If we go to the polls now there would be 50,000 difference (more votes),” Jagdeo confidently boasted during the public meeting.He said Government officials are claiming that the Americans are on their side and have guaranteed them 10 years in office but he knows that is “not true because I have spoken to the people.”Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo addressing the public meeting at Leonora, West Coast Demerara on SundayFurther, the former President claimed that the Government’s plan for sugar could be an attempt to get people to migrate, but promised supporters that the PPP will get the APNU/AFC coalition out of office.Jagdeo was critical of the Government for removing the $1.67 billion grant for school children, stating that write-off for tax companies could have been used to keep that subsidy instead.He also referenced the removal of subsidies for electricity and water from 44,000 pensioners, claiming that the Government is not spending money where it is needed.The APNU/AFC narrowly won the 2015 general elections, securing 206,817 votes while the PPP accumulated 201,457 votes, a difference of 5,360 votes.The coalition’s gain created a devastating loss for the PPP which held political power for over 23 years.The PPP’s grip on political power was strong until the 2011 General and Regional Elections when it lost parliamentary control. A few years before the 2015 election, President Donald Ramotar, ruled Guyana in a minority government.The APNU/AFC secured 33 seats in the Eleventh Parliament of Guyana, while the PPP received 32 seats. read more