Guyanese Online Newsletter: February – March 2014

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Guyanese Online Newsletter: Feb – Mar 2014

Flag Raising Ceremony - Republic Day 2014

Flag Raising Ceremony – Republic Day 2014

This is the REPUBLIC DAY and MASHRAMANI Edition of the Guyanese Online Newsletter.

It is the 43rd edition of the Guyanese Online Newsletter.  It culminates 48 months of publishing on this Blog and its monthly Newsletters.  Our first Newsletter was published four years ago in March 2010. This will be the last newsletter in this series.

On February 16, 2013 this Blog achieved 1,000,000 views. Now,13 months later on March 15,2014 it has reached the 2,000,000 mark. Our thanks to everyone for making this a very popular blog.    Continue reading

Welcome to GUYANESE Online Blog and Newsletters

The Newsletter and Blog for Guyanese Associations and Groups, and individuals Worldwide

Welcome to the Guyanese Online Blog.

This Blog was started in March 2010 by Cyril Bryan, as a project to help Guyanese in the Diaspora to be connected to some of the positive news from Guyana, as well as to the work being done by Guyanese organisations around the world.   Blog entries are inserted regularly and there is also a monthly newsletter that is distributed to thousands of Guyanese around the world.

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Guyanese Online Newsletters

Guyanese Online Newsletters

The first monthly Guyanese Online Newsletter was published in March 2010, as a part of this Blog-Website.

The newsletters and this Blog are the creation of Cyril Bryan, as his contribution to the Guyana Diaspora who want to be informed about news from Guyana, as well as the historical and cultural articles that keep us all connected to the “Guyanese cultural experience”.

These newsletters are filled with news from Guyana as well as news from Guyanese Associations worldwide.  there are also articles in the Arts and Culture category, history, education, tourism and cuisine.  Most issues have a theme and you should find them very interesting.  Enjoy!!

Here are the Newsletters published by Guyanese Online (latest at top):-

Tracing the origin of Trinidad’s Carnival to Grenada – by Arley Gill

Carnival

(Credit: grenadagrenadines.com)

Tracing the origin of Trinidad’s Carnival to Grenada – by Arley Gill

April 17, 2014 – Caribbean360

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Thursday April 17, 2014 - How is it that Carnival, a festival that is so strongly influenced by the French, found its nursery on an island that was never colonized by the French?

From the time I read Joachim Mark’s fervent and bold assertion that Grenada gave Carnival to Trinidad, I could not help but agree with him.

Mark, an educator, history buff and a great historical archivist, has since gone to the Great Beyond. I read his assertion as a college student and his thesis has remained with me all those year. And, from time to time in my perusing through carnival history literature, I will come across passing comments on the issue that will strengthen Mark’s argument.  Continue reading

Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory

Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory

THIS IS AMAZING— Some have no idea as to what the Space Station interior looks like. This is very impressive.  Something worthwhile watching.

Published on Nov 19, 2012 - In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, 2012.  Continue reading

USA Ackee ban remains in effect

USA Ackee ban remains in effect

ackee-tree

By NewsAmericaNow

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. April 18, 2014:  While many Jamaican nationals may look forward with longing to ackee and saltfish this Easter weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is recommending seizure or import refusal of canned, frozen and other ackee products.

The ackee fruit which is harvested from the ackee tree (Blighia sapida), is native to West Africa, but is also found in Central and South America, many Caribbean countries including Jamaica, and southern Florida.

It contains the toxin hypoglycin A, which drops to negligible levels in the edible portion of the fruit when it is fully ripe,, making them safe to consume . However, the rind and seeds still have high levels of hypoglycin A when the fruit is fully ripe and should not be consumed.  Continue reading

Guyana: Old Georgetown, British Guiana – pictures

OLD GEORGETOWN, British Guiana

Note: These pictures were submitted by a subscriber. We do not know who wrote the comments… they know old cars. Must bring back memories for the “old folks”.

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  • I observe the cars of the day- Morris Minor, Austin Cambridge, Morris Oxford, Hillman Minx.
  • I note the Bookers Sports Dept Store to the left and opposite it…….Bettencourt’s. Stabroek Market’s clock tower in the background.
  • To the left as well seems to be a cyclist dressed in the uniform of a then Bookers Store guard Continue reading

Guyana Ex-Police Association of Canada – Dance in Toronto- May 3, 2014

GEPAC Flyer 2014

            

Combined Opposition slashes $37.4B from 2014 Budget

Combined Opposition slashes $37.4B from 2014 Budget

APRIL 17, 2014 | BY  | …Amaila vote responsible for $22B
Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh defends the budgetary allocations

Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh defends the budgetary allocations

Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh, last month presented a $220B Budget for 2014. By the time the voting was finished yesterday, some $37.4B was slashed from the Estimates, leaving the administration with only $182.6B.

Those affected by the cuts are the Ministries of Health, Amerindian Affairs, Public Works, Finance and Office of the President.

Yesterday marked the final day for the consideration of the 2014 estimates and saw $22.2B being lopped from the Capital Programme for the Ministry of Finance. The contentious allocation in the Ministry’s Capital Programme was that of a $16B allocation for the Amaila Falls Hydro Electric Project under the Bharrat Jagdeo-led Low Carbon Development Strategy.   Continue reading

The Caribbean through the eyes of others – by David Jessop

By David Jessop

News Americas, LONDON, England, Thurs. April 17, 2014:  How others see us is sometimes hard to accept. Despite this, what they say when we are not present, can play a significant role in creating reputation and identity.

It also determines the tone of any response. In the case of nations, especially small states, it contributes to their perceived place in the world and may affect their ability to make progress.

This is not to suggest that image is more important than substance, or that the view of others is always correct, but to try to describe in what follows the much less positive light in which the Caribbean is seen than was the case a decade or more ago.  Continue reading

Guyana News – Budget Debate issues – 4 videos

Clash over Budget cuts

Sport Ministry allocations come under intense scrutiny

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US deports numerous Caribbean nationals following minor crimes – report

US deports numerous Caribbean nationals following minor crimes – report

WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Monday April 7, 2014, CMC – A significant number of Caribbean nationals had been deported after committing minor infractions, including traffic violations, according to an analysis of internal United States government records since President Barack Obama assumed office.

The figures showed that two-thirds of the nearly two million deportation cases involve Caribbean and other immigrants.
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Govt signals spending disapproved by Opposition in Parliament

“There are ways and means to which we can find mechanisms to restore that which has been disapproved but the fundamental point,” Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall told a news briefing immediately after the National Assembly’s Committee of Supply concluded consideration of the estimates of expenditure.

The total amount not approved by the opposition-controlled House  was GUY$37,461,340,000.   (about US $185M)    US$1 = 208 Guyana$ app

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