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Five-star gated community being built at Providence

Gated community for Providence EBD

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Five-star gated community being built at Providence

October 6, 2014 By GuyanaTimes

A state-of-the-art five-star gated community is expected to be completed in three years’ time behind the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara.

The community called New Life Community is owned by a Chinese investor.    Continue reading

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 14 October 2014

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 14 October 2014

  • Student suicide shocks WCD “Swami” school
  • No full compensation for flooded EBD communities
  • GWI offers “Free Pass for disconnected consumers
  • Granger continues call for Local Gov’t polls
  • AFC says gov’t stalling NO Confidence debate
  • Plaisance residents say Whittaker “stranger to the truth”
  • Sports
Student suicide shocks WCD “Swami” school   Posted: 14 Oct 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Dead is Alex Persaud of 18 Stewartville, West Coast Demerara. The boy bought Gramoxone at a shop nearby his home two Mondays ago and succumbed last Friday. The teenager was said to be involved with an 18-year-old Information Technology teacher at the Saraswati Vidya Niketan Secondary School at Cornelia Ida. Persaud was in his third […] Continue reading

Guyana: Forbes Burnham & My Grand Disillusion – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Late President Forbes Burnham - GuyanaLinden Forbes Sampson Burnham (1923-1985)
Prime Minister of Guyana, 1964-1980
President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, 1980-1985
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Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham: an impressive name. In retaining his mother’s maiden name, Sampson, not a common practice in Guyana, he reveals a deep regard for her. With a father who was a schoolmaster and both parents devout Methodists, the young Forbes had a strict and upright upbringing.

The brilliant, young Forbes won the 1942 British Guiana Scholarship, the highest scholastic award at that time. Later, he excelled at the University of London, achieving a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) Degree.

When I first met Forbes Burnham, then a practicing lawyer and leader of a newly-formed political party, I was about four to five years old. I was at our next-door neighbor’s flat the day he came to pick up his order of black pudding. The charming…

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DIASPORA – editorial in Stabroek News

DIASPORA –  editorial in Stabroek News

Guyana: President Ramotar

President Ramotar

Last week GINA, the Government’s information service, reported that President Donald Ramotar had met Guyanese in Washington and Queens, New York, in the course of his visit to the United Nations, and that he had asked them to return home and invest in the country’s economy. One wonders if he was serious when he put that question to his compatriots in the diaspora, or whether he was just going through the motions.

If he was serious, then he is truly divorced from reality; we have been waiting twenty-two years for this flood of returnees to swamp us with their US dollars, their overseas skills and their drive to nurture their homeland, and no one, even President Ramotar one would think, anticipates that they will do so in the immediate future.

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Privatizing sugar industry key to success – Jamaica Agri Minister

Privatizing sugar industry key to success – Jamaica Agri Minister

Friday, 10 October 2014 22:02 -by   – Demerara Waves

Jamaica’s Agriculture Minister, Derrick Kellier .Photo: Jamaica’s Agriculture Minister, Derrick Kellier .

Kellier, who was in Suriname for the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) and the Agriculture Ministerial meeting of the Caribbean Community’s (Caricom) Council for Trade and Economic Development, told reporters that the only option was selling out the industry.
“Privatization is the way to go if you want to move it quickly because the capital is necessary to be injected into it,” he said.  Continue reading

Warfare: Remnant of our Barbaric Past? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Lockheed Martin Joint Strike FighterGlobal Arms Sales
Photo Credit: The Guardian (Associated Press)

Beginning in August 2014 and as recent as Friday, October 3, four videos have been posted online purportedly showing the beheading of two American journalists and two British aid workers by hooded members of the new Islamic State (IS), a caliphate previously known as ISIS and ISIL. American and British leaders have termed these acts “barbaric.”

Are these publicly orchestrated executions intended to provoke the USA and Britain? If so, they have succeeded. The United States has now extended its war in the Middle East. A war without end.

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Queen’s College of Guyana celebrates 170th Anniversary

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Queen’s College of Guyana celebrates 170th Anniversary

2014 marks the 170th year of the founding of the Queen’s College of Guyana. To cQC 170 logo revisedelebrate this milestone , both local and overseas alumni and alumnae of the school will participate in a grand reunion in Georgetown, Guyana during the period October 26-November 1. They will be joined by current students and staff members.

The school was established in 1844 as the Queen’s College Grammar School for boys by  Bishop William Piercy Austin, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the then British Guiana. The first class was held in August of that year with an enrollment of just 15 students and 2 tutors,  Bishop Austin being the school’s first principal. Continue reading

Capitol News – TV Video Reports – 03 October 2014

  • Gang raped Amerindian woman speaks out
  • Rice krispies hype at GUYEXPO
  • Thief beaten first by residents, then handed to police
  • APNU backing NO-Confidence motion
  • UG considers higher fees, increased pay for lectures
  • Whittaker stands by Plaisance Overseer appointment
  • Sports
Gang raped Amerindian woman speaks out   Posted: 03 Oct 2014 02:09 PM PDT
Rice krispies hype at GUYEXPO   Posted: 03 Oct 2014 02:08 PM PDT  Continue reading

Guyana to earn US$960 million from 17-year Aurora gold mine

Guyana to earn US$960 million from 17-year Aurora gold mine

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 – Written by  Demerara Waves

Pres. and CEO of Guyana Goldfields, Scott Caldwell.

Pres. and CEO of Guyana Goldfields, Scott Caldwell.

Guyana is expected to earn US$960 million in royalty and other taxes from the Aurora goldmine owned by the Canadian company during the first 17 years, Guyana Goldfields Inc; according to a senior company official.

Speaking at the re-launch of the Guyana Mining Toolkit, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Guyana Goldfields, Scott Caldwell said the mine is expected to produce US$150,000 ounces of gold per year beginning late 2015.    Continue reading

Combined opposition restates support for no-confidence motion

Combined opposition restates support for no-confidence motion

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 –  Written by Demerara Waves

ballot boxIn the wake of efforts by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to drive a wedge between the two opposition parties over which elections they each prefer, the combined opposition on Wednesday re-affirmed their unwavering commitment to passing the vote of no confidence against the government at the earliest sitting of the National Assembly.

“The parties, which hold a majority of seats in the National Assembly since the 2011 elections, emphasized that the holding of local government elections or the setting of a date for such elections, would not deflect from or affect passage of the vote of no confidence,” said the Alliance For Change (AFC) in a statement.  Continue reading


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