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Ancient Africans Discovered America Thousands of Years Ago – video

Ancient Africans Discovered America Thousands of Years Ago

Universe Inside You – Published on Jan 23, 2018
Africans had frequently sailed across the Atlantic to the Americas, thousands of years before Columbus and indeed before Christ. The great ancient civilizations of Egypt and West Africa traveled to the Americas, contributing immensely to early American civilization by importing the art of pyramid building, political systems and religious practices as well as mathematics, writing and a sophisticated calendar. The strongest evidence of African presence in America before Columbus comes from the pen of Columbus himself.    Continue reading

Guyana Institute of Historical Research (GIHR) News – 2018 Mashramani Edition

Download: GIHR News 2018 Mashramani issue

Unpaid Black Labor Built the United States | #CreateBlackHistory

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Unpaid Black Labor Built the United States | #CreateBlackHistory

We built these damn things…Be informed. … The other side of the story.

Marriott Hotel in Georgetown Guyana – 2 videos

 
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Hekinian Media – Published on Jun 19, 2016

This ia a video featuring the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown Guyana. It was shot form the sky in the mid afternoon of one of the last days of spring 2016.

It also shows the Pegasus Hotel; and the Atlantic Ocean shoreline of Georgetown going east.  The camera was operated by Aram Hekinian.

Video #2 Below:  Marriott Hotel Georgetown – Look inside  

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Georgetown Guyana: Brickdam Tour, Stabroek Square and Parliament Building

NOVEMBER is TOURISM MONTH in GUYANA

Walk With Me on Brickdam, Stabroek Square and Avenue of the Republic

Raphael –Published on Mar 18, 2017
Continuation of the walking tour of the city of Georgetown, Guyana, South America. This walk take us past the Parliament Building and the Stabroek Market Square.

TOUR GUYANA – By Samantha Sheoprashad – video

NOVEMBER is TOURISM MONTH in GUYANA

TOUR GUYANA – By Samantha Sheoprashad  – Published on Jun 11, 2017

 

What is really needed to make tourism a success in Guyana? – THAG President weighs in

NOVEMBER is TOURISM MONTH in GUYANA

What is really needed to make tourism a success in Guyana? – THAG President weighs in

THAG Head, Shaun McGrath

What prevents Guyana from achieving the same level of success in the tourism industry as its Caribbean counterparts? Is it really the absence of blue seas and white sand beaches? Is it the high crime rate and poor hospitality services? Or is the problem, way more complex than it appears on the surface?

President of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) Shaun McGrath recently weighed in on this issue during an informative session at the inaugural business summit of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI).

According to McGrath, there is national recognition that tourism contributes between six and nine percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and brings in a minimum of US $250 million in foreign currency every year.     Continue reading

Is the iconic Georgetown City Hall destined to disappear? – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Is the iconic Georgetown City Hall destined to disappear? – by Francis Quamina Farrier

City Hall – Georgetown-Guyana

Recently, while going past the City Hall on the Avenue of the Republic in Georgetown, someone called my attention to a chunk of the building which had fallen off. Absolutely; a portion of about three feet was lying on the ground where it had fallen off.

No one at City Hall thought it prudent to have it removed immediately. It was there for how long, I do not know, advertising to the public that the end of this iconic building is fast approaching.     Continue reading

Amazing Places on Our Planet -44 videos- 2016 in Review: HD video

Amazing Places on Our Planet – 44 videos

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ ICFQS_jpzFY?rel=0 < click for review

Sacred places of worship; ruins of ancient civilizations; stunning creations of Nature; beautiful hiking trails; National Parks and World Heritage Sites. Welcome to the Amazing Places on Our Planet.
Published on Dec 16, 2016 – 2016 in Review:–All 44 Amazing Places videos released in the channel in 2016.
List and Links to all videos below.        
0:20 2. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4nM1…  
0:33 3. Old Town of Lijiang, China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlsM-… 

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Vertopoeia: An Urban Fantasy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Vertopoeia: An Urban Fantasy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The city became a village. Dan George dusted the tome. It was more than 500 years old. The idea was to bend the universe, to create perfection in a place called ‘nowhere.’ But Amaurot was . It invaded the imagination, regarded people as more than abstract statistics and had its own codes and dramaturgy. Dan George stood in the future. It was a brave and different world.

The shaman had predicted that the structures of reciprocity would tumble. Myths and dreams would be ruptured by the echo of falling trees. Oil hunters would shake the land and the seas. They would squeeze the saplings dry in a brisk trade to get the green dollar to construct vertopoeia.    Continue reading

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