Category Archives: Agriculture

Made in Guyana – Virgin Coconut Oil – video

Made in Guyana – Virgin Coconut Oil – video

So many uses for the Coconut – by Francis Quamina Farrier

So many uses for the Coconut – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

It is safe to say that the just concluded Coconut Festival here in Guyana, was a great success. I will not be telling you about what the Powers-that-be had to say at the opening ceremony, as they made their official verbal presentations. Instead, I will tell you what I saw as an ordinary person, speaking with other ordinary citizens who attended the festival, and what was on display.

First, let me tell you of one of the banners promoting the Coconut Festival, which was hung on the fence of the National Library, at the corner of Main and Church Streets in downtown Georgetown, just opposite the Cenotaph. It was an attractive and eye-catching piece of graphic art-work, and I am sure that it did the job for which it was placed there; and that was to inform and induce passers-by, to go to the Arthur Chung Convention Center on the Lower East Coast of Demerara, where the Coconut Festival was being held.     Continue reading

Guyana 411 – October 8, 2016 – featuring Homestead Farming

GINA logoGuyana 411 – October 8, 2016 – featuring Homestead Farming

THE AMAZING TREE – by Peter Halder


(Adapted from an ancient Amerindian myth)

by Peter Halder

Hunger stalked the South American rainforest lands of the Carib Amerindian tribes. Cassava, yams, corn and other vegetables and fruits were nowhere to be found.


Tapir: bush-cow

The cacique (Chief) of a tribe noticed that while many starved and grew thin, a bush cow (tapir) was fat and sleek. Curious, the cacique kept a keen eye on the animal. He noticed that bush cow went out alone every morning and returned home, smiling and contented.

The Chief approached it and asked, “How come you look so strong, healthy and well fed while the rest of us are starving?”

“Who knows? Maybe it’s an act of nature,” replied the smiling bush cow.      Continue reading

History: The British economy depended on the Caribbean

The British economy depended on the Caribbean 

From Book: “The War for America” – by Piers Mackesy. 

For the British, the American Revolution quickly became a naval war with France over possession of the islands of the Caribbean. With their vast sugar plantations, these were more lucrative to Britain than the American colonies and more likely to remain colonies over the long run. Furthermore, the French had lost key Caribbean possessions to Britain during the recent French and Indian War that had ended in 1763, and viewed the American Revolution as their opportunity to regain them:

“Why this obsession [of the British] with the West Indies? [Lord] Sandwich had predicted that the war aims of France would be to overturn the peace of 1763 and regain her empire and her markets; and that for the sake of the American alliance she would forget her claim to Canada, and look for her reward in the sub-tropics — in India, West Africa and the Caribbean. And he was right.       Continue reading

MORE DEATHS DUE TO STRAY ANIMALS – by Francis Quamina Farrier

MORE DEATHS DUE TO STRAY ANIMALS – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

Three Guyanese who today, should have been alive and well, and continuing to make their contributions to this our Native Land Guyana, in this Jubilee Year, are now DEAD; recent victims of three separate Traffic Crashes just a few days apart. DEAD are Deodat Singh, Richard Rammarace and Ramesh Singh. The similarity of their untimely demise, is that all three lost their lives on the Corentyne Coast Public Road, while in vehicles which crashed into stray horses.

The problem of stray animals roaming unfettered on public streets and roads all across Guyana, has been around in this country for many years, and it seems not to be addressed in a permanent way, by those in charge of public roadways. Many human lives have been lost in Traffic Crashes brought about by stray animals, and to the best of my knowledge, not a single owner of the offending animals, has been made to face the consequence of the death of someone, due to the carelessness they have displayed in the control of their animals.     Continue reading

Guyana 411 – Hinterland Development – Region 9 – Upper Takutu and Upper Essequibo

Guyana 411 – Hinterland Development – Region 9 – Upper Takutu and Upper Essequibo


Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo (Region 9) is a region of Guyana bordering the region of Potaro-Siparuni to the north, the region of East Berbice-Corentyne to the east and Brazil to the south and west. It contains the towns Aishalton, Lethem, Good Hope and Surama. It is also the largest region of Guyana. Sir John Noe was an English missionary there.

The Rupununi savannah is located between the Rupununi River and the Brazilian border.


The Government of Guyana has administered three official censuses since the 1980 administrative reforms, in 1980, 1991 and 2002.[2] In 2012, the population of Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo was recorded at 24,212 people.[3] Official census records for the population of the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region are as follows:

  • 2012 : 24,212      2002 : 19,387      1991 : 15,058      1980 : 12,873

List of communities (including name variants):   see list here  by Wikipedia

Guyana: The Things that I Carry- 40 poems – By Dmitri Allicock


Read more: GUYANA- The Things That I Carry- 40 Poems

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Splendid Collection of 378 Photos of Guyana – By Deborah Strott

Deborah Strott: 378 Photos of Guyana – slideshow  < Click

Stabroek Market Georgetown

Stabroek Market, Georgetown, Guyana. South America

Buxton/ Friendship benefit from 2nd Economic Development & Health Seminar

Buxton/ Friendship benefit from 2nd Economic Development

& Health Seminar

IMG_2442Scores of business enthusiasts and students benefited from an Economic Development Seminar hosted by The Young Visionaries and The Committee for the Improvement of Buxton (CIMBUX Inc🙂 held at the Friendship Primary School, East Coast Demerara on Monday, July 4, 2016.

The second of its kind held under the theme, Reviving Buxton/ Friendship Village Economy and fostering sustainable development for Vigilance, Annandale, and the surrounding villages”.   Continue reading

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