“The Real Guyana” – Guyana in 2013 -YouTube videos

Guyana has just celebrated 47 years of Independence. These are some of the videos that highlight the present dire situation in Georgetown and many other parts of Guyana. This Blog focuses on the positive and is neutral in Guyana’s politics, however the reality of Guyana’s social decay has to be aired.

Real Guyana – #1 – The Dirtiest Parliament Buildings – 2013

 Published on Apr 11, 2013  by Real Guyana·

In Guyana, Parliamentary sessions are conducted inside air conditioned chambers whilst right outside, an ocean of filth radiates outwards.

Starting at the gate. Junkies, vagrants, mentally ill people, the disabled, destitute old people sleeping on cardboard, piles of garbage human excrement, rats, putrid drains and the stench of everything you just read with the faint whiff of curry coming from the cook-shop on the corner. Behind parliament, a garbage heap burns. 

Locked in debate behind these concrete pillars they surround themselves in comfort and when the sessions end they’re ferried away by motorcade to enjoy similar plushness at home courtesy of the citizens who are cleared from the pavement every Thursday, just so things look good for the cameras.

We love our country, We love our people, but how can we love a government who sits to debate our futures surrounded by filth they have the resources to clean up?

That could be my elderly relative, or yours whose head is bowed down through force of rejection, unwashed and uncared for with no social safety net.

This is where it starts people and trust us; as it is outside, so it is inside,
this filth radiates outwards from parliament and as pretty much an accurate reflection of the state of our nation… all in one 4 corner block.

To the PPP, APNU, AFC
Do your Jobs!
Clean the Streets!
Help the People!
Protect the future of our children and stop squandering it!
We the people have had ENOUGH! …Reality Check #1

OTHER VIDEOS

Real Guyana – #2 – The 1763 Monument – 2013

Real Guyana – #3 – The Georgetown Sea Walls – (Then and Now)

Real Guyana – 2013 – Celebrating 20 years of progress? – Part1  

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On May 28, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Parliament Building: The filth around one of Georgetown’s most beautiful and historic buildings could be viewed as a reflection of the lack of respect for the nation’s seat of government.

    • Shar  On August 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      Hi Rosaliene, Thanks for your comments. I think many others agree with us and
      Share the same disgust with the Government of Guyana. I saw some of this
      Filth in March this year on a visit. But Real Guyana did an amazing job in showing and telling it like it is. We can only hope the powers that be, step up and
      Take action now.
      Are you related to Fizul and Fazil Bacchus? They used to live on Murray near
      Waterloo street and their parents were Charlie and Lila.
      Good talking

      • Rosaliene Bacchus  On August 4, 2013 at 12:54 am

        Shar, Bacchus is my married name. I don’t recall ever meeting Fizul and Fazil Bacchus.

  • Fay  On May 28, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Totally agree with Rosaliene. It’s a disgusting shame.

  • Deen  On May 28, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    One picture tells a thousand words…..this video speaks volumes about the reality of Georgetown’s deteriorating state of health and littering, especially in proximity to the Parliament Building. It’s shameful and disgusting to see how politicians could allow the city and country to fall in decay and deteriorate…..and let the people suffer.
    Thanks to Real Guyana for giving us a true or real picture of things.

  • Cliff.  On May 29, 2013 at 12:48 am

    What a shame. City Hall should be closed down immediately and over to Private enterprise. It appears Mr Green, Mayor, does not want to resign and handover to a younger person. It is obvious he cannot handle the situation.

  • francis jackson  On May 30, 2013 at 10:32 am

    they not gun let him handle the situation! cliff

  • Cyril Balkaran  On May 30, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Hamilton Green, a former Prime Minister of Guyana does not care whether Georgetown the former Garden City of the Caribbean stinks or sinks below the sea. He will never resign from the post he holds. What a shame on him. He has forgotten the days that LFSB allowed him to be the PM, and so he thinks he is still the PM and not Sam HInds!

  • Cyril Balkaran  On May 31, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Hamilton Green and the Georgetown City Council must be taken on a tour of the City by any interested CLUB as the Rotary, Lyons or Church or civic grouping or even the Hon US Ambassador and let them see what the City Council real problems are. They will then draw up a priority listing and with the help of the city engineer start to work at finding the funds to do the remedial tasks that are within the borders of the city of Georgetown!

  • Ron Saywack.  On June 2, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Sadly, it is a deplorable, disgraceful current state of affairs in this once beautiful city as evidenced by the video.

    Did you know that Georgetown (named so in 1812, to honour King George III) was first known as La Nouvelle Ville in 1782 by the French when it was captured from the Dutch, then renamed Stabroek in 1784 when it was restored to the Dutch?

    When you see the sad refrain of this regrettable video, perhaps it is time rename it Ghost Town.

    Shame on them!

    .

  • Gigi  On June 3, 2013 at 12:54 am

    There’s a saying, “you can take the pig out of the sty, but you cannot take the sty out of the pig”…

  • Shar Glickman  On August 1, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Recently saw the most disturbing videos by Real Guyana of the garbage
    Situation in Guyana along with the water disposal problems and the broken
    Streets. I m very sad to see how the country has declined. It’s time for the
    Government to fix these problems. Feel so sorry for the population having to
    Endure this day after day, year after year. What is wrong with the leaders?
    Is there no sense of pride? I am sad to see that such a once beautiful place
    With so much potential, has been sadly neglected . I wonder if this country
    Will ever be fixed in my lifetime!! Shame on the government. Shame!!!!!!!!
    Great documenting on the part of Real Guyana. Show it like it is and not just
    The beauty of Kaiteur or Iwokrama. Who is going to want to visit Guyana????
    Please Please CLEAN UP THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY.

    • Rosaliene Bacchus  On August 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Shar, I thought the same thing after watching the video you mentioned. Who is going to want to visit Guyana?

  • Wentworth Lionel Carrega  On February 14, 2014 at 10:24 am

    This video speaks to the leadership of a country where total disregard for the physical, mental, and aspirations of its people is relegated to the gutter.

    It is incomprehensible to see show pieces of progress, as displayed in structures and elements, are meaningful or significant , when the basic need- clean water- for humans cannot be provided by a government still locked and divided by race and ideological thrust.
    It is a disgrace and disgust to see Guyana relegated ,and on par with Haiti ,with excrement throughout the city and infrastructure that begs the question: is leadership competent or knowledgeable to understand what constitutes management of an economy or nepotism the order of the day?

    I left Guyana 45 years ago,and this video is proof that the country has regressed to the point of no return and continued divisiveness. To those in power, Think.

  • Woodie54  On February 28, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Hello ,to my fellow country men…how is every one doing? I am still a Guyanese although I left many years ago.Sometimes I do feel ashamed of some of my countrymen ,they are so full of it ,they talk so much about what they have owned and what they did,it is shame Honestly they are quite a larger number of liars, but the real Guyanese tell the truth,and behave normal. I am hoping to visit Guyana this year but I am scared, but my wife said it is time you take your children to Guyana and show them where you are born, and how life was,but I am still scared after I read about all those crimes. And what I love more about the Guyanese is they still think they run things anywhere they go. If they are proud of their country they will do the jobs and clean the place, but they are just to damn lazy… and most of them think every one else who is living abroad is getting things for free, it will take a miracle to make changes.

  • Jugool Narne  On May 31, 2014 at 2:28 am

    It sad that the present mayor of Georgetown has done ABSOLUTELY nothing during his two decades in office to positively address the problems of the city; He does not want to give up the mayorship so that someone else can take care of the city. Where is the morality he speaks about? He is useless, inept and a big bully. Out the house Hammy.

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