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Guyanese-Canadian Tourism Council launched in Toronto


Guyanese-Canadian Tourism Council launched

November 19, 2017 – Guyana Chronicle – By Frederick Halley

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Another glance at the Jonestown Tragedy – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Another glance at the Jonestown Tragedy – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

“Sure I know ’bout Jonestown. Everybody knows ’bout Jonestown”, the elderly African-American gentleman responded to me in a deep Southern accent, when I asked him what he knew about the tragedy which had occurred in Guyana some years previously.

That exchange took place between the gentleman and myself twenty years ago, while I was on a visit to Washington, DC, and on the pavement in front of the White House. But I’ve always remembered it, if only because of the way in which that stranger to me, was as warm as ever discussing that sordid topic, as though we had known each other for a very long time, and as though it was destiny for a cult which was against all what America stood for, ending in such a dramatic way.      Continue reading

GOINVEST – Seminar on Joint Ventures and Strategic Partnerships – Nov 20-21, 2017

Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest)
Invitation to Seminar on Joint Ventures and Strategic Partnerships

The Guyana Office for Investment is hosting four (4) half-day Seminars to introduce local businesses to the development of joint ventures and strategic partnerships.

he Seminars will be held at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown on November 20th and 21st, 2017 as follows:
Session 1  -November 20th    08:30hrs – 12:30 hrs
Session 2 – November 20th    13:30hrs – 16:30 hrs
Session 3 – November 21th     08:30hrs – 12:30 hrs
Session 4 – November 21th     13:30hrs – 16:30 hrs

The Seminars will provide introductory information on how to evaluate and cultivate strategic partnerships. Presentations will also be given on the legal and financial basics relevant to the development of joint ventures and alliances.

Interested persons are asked to contact GO-Invest at 190 Camp & Church Streets, Georgetown or call 592 227 0653/592 225 0658 to register, stating the preferred session.

Please note that persons need only attend one session.

Deadline for Registration is Friday, November 17th, 2017.

Chief Executive Officer
Guyana Office for Investment
190 Camp and Church Streets
Georgetown, Guyana

Download document: Ad for Joint Venture Seminar

Over 70, 000 self-employed citizens escaped GRA’s tax net last year –AG

Over 70, 000 self-employed citizens escaped GRA’s tax net last year –AG

Auditor General, Deodat Sharma

 This was highlighted by Auditor General, Deodat Sharma in his latest report.

As at 31 December 2016, Sharma said that there were 131,893 registered self-employed persons in the GRA database of which 92,326 were identified as active.  However, only 18,337 persons or 20% of the active registrants filed returns. Continue reading



By Verian Mentis-Barker

After 30 months of anticipation, somebody has to tell the Guyana government that its shelf life is due to expire in 2020.

Critical political decisions often come down to which bridges to cross and which to burn.

The Coalition’s predicament is that it burns some bridges by the way it crosses others.

The APNU /AFC coexistence is young enough for most to recall why it became a Coalition. It had the greatest probability of sinking the behemoth that is the PPP to save a nation from the wanton disregard of an incumbent government that had ruled by selectivity with deliberacy.


Guyana: The Police Force on Trial – By Yvonne Sam

Guyana: The Police Force on Trial – By Yvonne Sam

Dear Editor,

During the course of history, when moral lines become crossed and crass attitudes come to the fore, it behooves those of us who are honest and strong, to stand up, take note and re-evaluate anew.” (Author unknown)

Firstly permit me to extend my condolences to the parents and family of Kescia Branche the Richard Ishmael Secondary School teacher who met such a tragic demise. However, the unfolding circumstances surrounding her death once again brings to the fore the moral cesspool which Guyana has become. Having thus said I am forced to revert to a well-known Guyanese orison—Only God alone can save them.     Continue reading

Guyana urged to guard against Trinidadian takeover of oil & gas sector

Guyana urged to guard against Trinidadian takeover of oil & gas sector

Speaking in his weekly OilNOW column; Are We Ready for Prime Time? Guyana’s former Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud, said recent history has shown that the twin island republic has been less than welcoming in their approach to facilitate Guyanese business, but now project an air of ‘entitlement’ for Guyana to do likewise.    Continue reading

Georgetown Guyana: Brickdam Tour, Stabroek Square and Parliament Building


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.

CSJAD Newsletter – November 2017

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The AFC at 12: The journey has ended – by Freddie Kissoon  

The AFC at 12: The journey has ended31

 Yesterday marked one dozen years since the Alliance for Change came into being at the Ocean View Hotel, Liliendaal on October 29, 2005. I thought of doing this article yesterday, the actual birthday, but I considered the topic on the insensitivity of our leaders to poverty in Guyana more pressing and relevant for a Sunday column.

Has the AFC become a fading superstar? I think the final performance on stage will be 2020. It is definitely outside the scope of one newspaper column to analyse the twelve-year journey of the AFC. The AFC has not had an attractive birth or continuation of its life. It was essentially a middle class formation that followed Raphael Trotman out of the PNC, and Sheila Holder brought a few middle class admirers with her.   Continue reading

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