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Blossoms of Guyana requests your help – Please donate!

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Hello Mr. Bryan, Guyanese Online

The organization that I volunteer with Blossoms of Guyana is currently participating in a global giving challenge where we had to raise $5000 within the month of September to fund a project.

We adopted St Agnes Primary School in Georgetown; our goal is to donate computers to build a computer lab and to provide school supplies to the teachers and students.  I was hoping that you could assist is by sharing our link to your audience online.  We have only a few days left but have not met half of our goal.  Any assistance that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

You can make your donation at the link below:

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-1300-students-in-guyana/

Thank you.

Lianne Thompson Totty  lianne.totty@gmail.com

Also,  you could also visit our website at www.blossomsofguyana.org

British Guiana – By Raymond T. Smith – 1962

British Guiana   –  By  Raymond T. Smith

Oxford University Press 1962, Reprinted 1964. Reprinted in 1980 by Greenwood Press, Connecticut.        

In 1958 or 1959 I was asked by the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London to write a general book on British Guiana.  I readily agreed to do so in spite of the fact that I was about to leave the Caribbean to take up a post at the University of Ghana in West Africa.  The bulk of the book was written during the first half of 1959, in Jamaica and then in Ghana.  Things were changing rapidly in British Guiana during this period and then even more rapidly after the book was published.  I returned to Jamaica from Ghana early in 1962, just before publication.

Although the book was favourably received there were notable exceptions.  Sir Jock Campbell, Chairman of Booker Brothers, a company that had subsidized research in British Guiana through the Commonwealth Foundation’s grant to the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of the West Indies, wrote a strong letter complaining that I had accused him, and Bookers, of insincerity in their attempts to introduce a more humane form of capitalism in the management of their sugar enterprises.   Continue reading

Granger announces protests for local govt elections; AFC says no-confidence motion is priority

Granger announces protests for local govt elections; AFC says no-confidence motion is priority

Thursday, 18 September 2014 – Demerara Waves

Even as Opposition Leader David Granger formally announced that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) would be embarking on protests to pressure government into holding Local Government Elections (LGE), the Alliance For Change (AFC) said the priority should be passing the no-confidence motion to boot the Donald Ramotar administration out of office.

In an address to the nation that largely said nothing new but reiterated APNU’s call for the President to name a date for LGE, Granger said he had no other choice but to call protests.
“We have called on the President to simply set the date on which local government elections will be held. He has not done so. We have therefore embarked on a campaign of lawful, orderly, peaceful public protests – including picketing, rallies and vigils – to raise public awareness of the threat to our collective rights. Continue reading

No Confidence motion: Opposition buyout alleged – denied by Gov’t

No-confidence motion…Govt. plans to buy- off three MPs at $30M each – Ramjattan

FULL STORY | | Kaieteur News

Three Parliamentarians from the Opposition’s camp are expected to be bought at a whopping $30M to vote AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan against the no-confidence motion. This is according to Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan,…. [Read more]

This outrageous allegation is utter rubbish – Govt.

FULL STORY | | Kaieteur News

The government has viewed as “utter rubbish” the recent claim by the political opposition party, the Alliance For Change (AFC), that the PPP wants to “buy-out” three opposition Parliamentarians at $30M each, so that they would not vote…  [Read more]

Tribute to Prof. Victor Ramraj – from the Arts Journal

Prof. Victor Ramraj

Prof. Victor Ramraj

From: Ameena Gafoor, Editor.  The Arts Journal

48 Eping Avenue
Bel Air Park
Georgetown, Guyana
13th September, 2014.

From Repeating Islands website.

Dear Editor,

The Arts Journal is deeply saddened at news of the passing of Professor Victor Ramraj on 25th August, 2014 in Canada.

Victor Ramraj was a dear friend and a much-admired colleague. Born on 24th October 1941 in then British Guiana, on the evergreen rice producing island of Wakenaam, Ramraj received his secondary education at St. Stanislaus College before proceeding to the University College of the West Indies (London) – now UWI Mona, Jamaica – where he gained a BA degree in English literature and won the heart of his life’s companion, Ruby.  Continue reading

Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations – Casino Rama Trip – Nov 1, 2014

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Guyana Medical Relief – 30th Anni. Dinner/Dance – Alhambra CA – Oct 11, 2014

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Demerara Gold – Play by Ingrid Griffith- Brooklyn NY. October 17-18, 2014

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The Waif of Ruimveldt – A Folk Tale – By Peter Halder

THE WAIF OF RUIMVELDT … A FOLK TALE

By  Peter Halder                      

The Waif

            He appeared from nowhere and disappeared to nowhere.
He appeared to be a child, no taller than four feet and thin.

He appeared suddenly one morning on the wide path along the cane fields on the southern side of the trench separating the Laing Avenue apartments, from the sugar cane fields at Ruimveldt.         The Waif of Ruimveldt, as he came to be known, was dark skinned, had black curly hair and a round face with a perky nose and thin lips. He wore a green short-sleeve shirt and short green pants. They matched the color of the cane fields. He was bare feet.

            The Waif placed on the grassy ground several Monkey Apples which grew on a tree in the woods beyond the cane fields. He picked them up one by one, mashed each in his right hand and dropped the orange colored pulp and seeds on the ground forming a wide circle. Continue reading

Water versus gold at Port Kaituma – commentary

Water versus gold at Port Kaituma

Two weeks ago, residents of Port Kaituma and nearby areas began to complain bitterly about the pollution of their water supplies by miners working upstream. In the past few years such complaints from various parts of the country have been numerous and a reflection of the wanton disregard of miners for the riparian rights of citizens in these areas. Miners have become emboldened by the increasing weight of the economy attributable to their mineral returns and the ineffectiveness of the government and its regulatory bodies at reining in environmental pollution.

How did the government respond to the concerns of the Port Kaituma residents? Well, it seems that the Minister of Natural Resources Robert Persaud had been in the area for mining week activities and upon hearing of the concerns he announced that the ministry would make available G$80m (US$400,000), to the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) for the construction of a water treatment plant.   Continue reading

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