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GUYANA: NATIONAL PRIDE – Commentary

NATIONAL PRIDE

MAY 26, 2016 | BY Kaieteur News | FILED UNDER EDITORIAL,

Guyana 50th Anniversary Logo

Guyana 50th Anniversary Logo

Opinion - commentary -analysisFifty years ago, today, Guyana broke free from the Monarchy to chart its own destiny. There was no golden handshake as has been the case with countries like Suriname that gained its independence from Holland. Instead, Guyana was pretty much left to work with the systems left in place by the colonial rulers.

It is not that these systems were all bad. For example, we continue to maintain the judicial system that allows for a preliminary inquiry ahead of an indictable charge. There are still the public service, the police force and the postal service which, until the advent of improved technology, remained the main link between families and friends.   Continue reading

Venezuela to buy US50m in food from Trinidad and Tobago

Venezuela to buy US50m in food from Trinidad and Tobago
Published on May 25, 2016 – Caribbean News Now
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, left, and Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley exchange a handshake during a joint press conference following bilateral talks in Trinidad on Monday. Photo: Abraham Diaz/Trinidad Guardian

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Venezuela, which is facing a severe economic and political crisis, has agreed to buy US$50 million in food from neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago. Among the priority items Venezuela had requested were butter, chicken, pork, ketchup, rice and black beans.
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THE AFRO-INDO DIVIDE IN GUYANA – By Hubert Williams

THE AFRO-INDO DIVIDE IN GUYANA

By  Hubert  Williams  (Please note that this was written in October 2011)

Opinion - commentary -analysis  Boston, Massachusetts, October 30, 2011 — I wouldn’t have thought that it mattered very much. Or that anyone would bother to notice. That was until I visited New York to participate in family celebrations over the Labour holiday weekend.

Godfrey Wray, a journalism colleague from way back and now based in the “Big Apple”, remarked on the absence of writings by me on political, social and economic developments in Guyana.

With music blaring close by and the chatter of guests around us, conversation could only be sketchy. Eventually, it was limited to our personal activities, his wonderfully well- presented first novel “Beyond Revenge”, and the unfolding ‘crush Obama’ frenzy on the American political landscape.   Continue reading

Guyana 411 – April 22, 2016 – featuring Black Bush Polder

GINA logoGuyana 411 – April 22, 2016 – featuring Black Bush Polder

Arbor Day – By Ron Persaud

Arbor Day – By Ron Persaud

“Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and many accomplishments, owes the fact of his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains”. ~ John Jeavons

Celebrate Arbor Day

Celebrate Arbor Day

The quote has been attributed to many; but its essential truth is applicable to all of us. Without plants we would not be here.

“What is so magical about plants?” The answer is not so much the plants themselves; but a process which takes place in their leaves.

National Arbor Day is April 29, 2016. So let’s get together and celebrate the importance of trees! 

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Book: Road to Belwasa – Paperback – by Reuben Lachmansingh

Road to Belwasa –  Paperback – Published March 16, 2016

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Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 30 March 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 30 March 2016

LGE 2016… Beterverwagting (BV) – has won the right to govern itself

Local Gov’t elections… BV – the community that has won the right to govern itself

SOME 177 years ago (1839), 62 freed African slaves learnt that the owner of the East Demerara plantation of Beterverwagting was about to sell the land, and they decided to make the gutsy move to buy it.

Quickly, they summoned the one who would save their money in a hole under a tamarind tree to see if they had enough. They did! And so, they took a wheelbarrow and loaded up the 52,000 Dutch Guilders to effect the transaction on May 8th, 1839.

Just two decades later, they would take another bold step – form a council to govern the village.   Continue reading

“Guyana and Barbados, inseparable” – Robert ‘Bobby’ Morris

Guyana and Barbados, inseparable

MARCH 27, 2016 | BY | There is an unbreakable link between the people of Guyana and Barbados. That island’s High Commissioner to this country, Robert ‘Bobby’ Morris, made it clearly known during a public discussion on the history of the two countries.

The occasion was a panel discussion, Tuesday night (March 22, 2016), when three Guyanese resident in Barbados for decades got together with Morris to form a panel to discuss ‘The History of Guyana-Barbados Relations, and where we are now’.

The other panelists were former Guyana Bauxite Company Chief Executive Officer, Pat Thompson; retired Senior Research Fellow in Lexicography, Dr. Jeanette Alsopp and retired Barbados Ambassador to Venezuela, Frank DaSilva. (See photos below).   Continue reading

Update from Moray House Trust: February 2016

Moray House Trust

Moray House Trust

Update from Moray House Trust: February 2016

A five day fiction editing workshop was held at Moray House Trust in January 2016. The workshop was co-hosted by CaribLit, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest and Commonwealth Writers, with support from the British Council and CODE.Org. The training workshop attempted to address the shortage of professional literary editors in the Caribbean and drew participants from across the region. The workshop aimed to equip participants with professional editorial skills in relation to literary and popular fiction.

Download: Moray House Trust – Feb 2016 on Guyanese Online

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