Guyanese Online Newsletter – May 2011


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This is the latest edition (# 15) of the Guyanese Online Newsletter.

This newsletter has 17 pages and contains over 43 items- including video links, links to external articles and advertising of events by various Associations.

This edition  features Guyana news (5 pages); Regional Caribbean news page;  an Editorial page; an Environment Page; a Tourism Page;  Guyanese Associations and their news (4 pages); Arts and Culture articles (2 pages), as well as a historical article on Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow – the father of Trade Unionism in Guyana and the Caribbean (2 pages).

Page 1–  Masthead : Springtime – flowers of Guyana and the Caribbean; Main story: Unions warn of street protests if wage talks fail.

Page 2- Editorial: “Giant whirlpools off Guyana and Suriname.”

Page 3– Guyanese Online Blog Page: Blog entries for April  2011;  Top 20 – most popular entries for April 2011;  Feature Video – “A Next-Generation Book”.

Page 4- Environment: Letter:  Siddartha Forestry Concessions questioned;   Giant Ocean Whirlpools off Guyana and Suriname puzzle scientists.

Page 5– Guyana News – Proof of address for Guyana Bank clients;  Poor results from Takutu Basin Oil well;  GuySuCo land being sold to developers.

Page 6—Guyana News – Contracts rewarded for Hope/Dochfour Canal;  Amaila Falls Road hopelessly behind schedule – Luncheon;  High tides destroy East Bank Berbice farms;  GPL reduces power losses.

Page 7—Guyana News – Canada based Guyanese donate 400 notebooks to Education Ministry;  Berbice has new private hospital;   Sports: Gayle lambastes WICB and coach Gibson.

Page 8– Tourism – REDjet certified by Barbados for Caribbean service;  Curacao is part of Space tourism.  “Near miss” plane incident highlights the problems at CJIA (bird strike fallout – Canadian Airlines plane) –

Page 9– Caribbean-Regional – Barbados aims at 100% free internet access;  Suriname plans to expand rice acreage;  Re-launch of Jamaica rail services welcomed;  Grenada cocoa industry recovers from hurricanes;  Above  average hurricane season forecasted.

Page 10- Associations: Guyana Folk Festival 10th Anniversary Awards – Call for Nominations; Family Fun Day – Orlando. Florida.

Page 11– Associations:  Guyana Medical Relief donates US$1.9M in drugs; Victoria Village Creole Breakfast;  Guyanese Association of Manitoba;  Father’s Day Fun Run/Race, in Scarborough, ON. Canada

Page 12- Associations: Guyana Kaieteur Group Awards Banquet;  Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter; CIMBUX memorial Weekend Dance. Maryland USA;  “Tipperary Hall Rising’ Update

Page 13- Associations: Tutorial High School Reunion 2011; Caribbean Style and Culture Show, Maryland USA;  GUYFEST – Guyana Cultural Festival, Maryland USA.

Page 14- Arts and Culture: Joan Bryan-Muss – Artist from Whitby, ON Canada; Guyanese women honoured for volunteering – Toronto Canada.

Page 15– Arts and Culture:   Book: “Guyanese Achievers – USA and Canada” by Vidur Dindayal;  No Stopping Rihanna – she tops Billboard Music Awards nominations.

Page 16/17– Historical – ‘The work and life of Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow – “the father of Trade Unions in British Guiana and the Caribbean”;  GT-LIME 10th Anniversary Dinner-Dance, Toronto Canada.

We do hope you find this publication interesting.

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Cyril Bryan, Editor and Publisher


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  • Clyde Duncan  On May 6, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Another fascinating copy of Guyanese Online from Cyril Bryan. A source of concern is the giant oceanic whirlpools off the coast of Guyana and Suriname. A source of excitement is the re-launch of Jamaica Rail Services. Since the Demerara Railway Company, the precursor to the British Guiana Railways, was the first rail service in South America, I was hoping we would be re-launching our rail service, but the recent floods in Guyana would definitely pose a challenge to the tracks and rail service. Keep up the good work, Cyril – enjoyable reading!

    • guyaneseonline  On May 6, 2011 at 4:49 pm

      Hello Clyde:
      Thanks for your comments..
      I am glad that you found the issue “fascinating”
      It does have a lot of info that many people may not be aware of.
      I am sure that you noted that Sir James Douglas is mentioned in the book item (page 15) –Guyanese Achievers, USA and Canada byVidur Dindayal .

      Cheers! Have a great spring/summer there in wonderful British Columbia.

  • Clyde Duncan  On May 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    On page 15 there is a reference to Sir James Douglas, first Governor of British Columbia, Canada in the book of Guyanese Achievers USA and Canada by Vidur Dindayal. The location of the statue at Mahaica, the birthplace of Sir James Douglas, was chosen by Prime Minister Sam Hinds. The significance of the location beside a water tank for filling locomotives, is one of the conditions for British Columbia to join Canada was that Canada extend the railway into British Columbia. The statue was unveiled by His Excellency Charles Court, Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana and His Honour Sam Hinds, Prime Minister of Guyana during Carifesta 2008.

  • guyaneseonline  On May 7, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Thanks Clyde for your comment re the Mahaica statue:

    The above link points to the entry in this Blog that highlights the ceremony of the unveiling of the statue at Mahaica. This entry was also carried on Page 10 of our first newsletter – March 2010.

    Here is the PDF file of that article – Click to read or/and download:-

  • Ronald Lammy  On May 9, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Hello Mr Bryan:

    Thank you for featuring the Guyana Cultural Association’s Nominations 2011 notice.

    Ronald Lammy, Co-Chair Awards Committee

    Arts & Academics – Teaching Pan a New Way

  • Mike U-Ming  On May 9, 2011 at 1:30 am

    date Sun, May 8, 2011 at 7:23 AM
    subject RE: Guyanese Online Newsletter – May 2011

    Thanks Cyril.
    This is such a good source of info about the old country.
    Nice article about Joan.
    I trust all is well with you folks.


    • guyaneseonline  On May 9, 2011 at 1:40 am

      Hello Mike:

      Thanks to you as well for your comment. Joan is very pleased with the article, of course. It gives her the encouragement to continue her art. Everything going well here. Looking forward to being in Toronto this summer for Caribana etc. Cy

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