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The Demerara Window – the Colonial Air Conditioner – By Murtland Haley

The Demerara Window – the Colonial Air Conditioner – By Murtland Haley

‘Red House”. High Street. Kingston. Georgetown

Before Independence in 1966, Guyana, then British Guiana was a colony of Britain. Berbice, Essequibo and Demerara were controlled and occupied by the Dutch, Spanish and French before being ceded to the British in 1814.

 

In 1831, Essequibo-Demerara and Berbice were combined as one colony, British Guiana. Based on the occupation and colonisation of Guiana by these European nations, much of the initial architectural designs would have been influenced by European style and culture. The buildings bearing these qualities which have survived until today can be described as historic.

Therefore, Guyana’s architectural legacy would be a combination of architectural styles from these colonisers. However, since Britain was the last to leave, Victorian architecture dominated. These styles would have been altered somewhat to accommodate the climatic conditions specific to Guyana.   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – 21st April 2017 – video

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Guyana Government News Brief – 21st April 2017 – video

Let’s use certain four letter words more often – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Let’s use certain four letter words more often – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

The term “Four letter word”, usually takes on a negative thought process in the minds of most people who speak the English language. But this missive is to point out that there are those four letter words which need to be used much more often, such as, “LOVE” and “SOME” – and even “HATE”.  Used in a positive context, the four-letter word, “Hate”, can be positive.

For example, if someone says, ” I hate to see people drink and drive!” Or “I hate it when I judge someone else, without first knowing them, or having the facts about what they are accused of doing wrong”. So, there are those times when “hate” can be good. “Good” – another four-letter word.   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – April 20, 2017 – video

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Guyana Government News Brief – April 20, 2017 – video

 

Guyana Government News Brief – April 19, 2017 – video

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Guyana Government News Brief – April 19, 2017 – video

The “Terrorism of Money” and the Global War On Cash: Target India – Part I

The “Terrorism of Money” and the Global War On Cash: Target India – Part I

The big bankers of the world, who practice the terrorism of money, are more powerful than kings and field marshals, even more than the Pope of Rome himself. They never dirty their hands. They kill no-one: they limit themselves to applauding the show. Their officials, international technocrats, rule our countries: they are neither presidents nor ministers, they have not been elected, but they decide the level of salaries and public expenditure, investments and divestments, prices, taxes, interest rates, subsidies, when the sun rises and how frequently it rains.     Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – April 18, 2017 – video

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Guyana Government News Brief – April 18, 2017 – video

Guyana Government News Brief – April 11, 2017

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Guyana Government News Brief – April 11, 2017

Guyana- The art of destabilisation – By Adam Harris

Guyana- The art of destabilisation

Adam Harris

Apr 09, 2017 – Kaieteur News – Features / Columnists– Adam Harris

In Guyana it has long been recognized that political parties are more about gaining power than ensuring development. That happens because the political leaders are firmly convinced that they are the ones who should sit at the top of the pile.

If there is any doubt about this, then how could you explain the response the Opposition Leader gave when a reporter asked him what he would do different. He said that his job is not to advise the government. That may be true, but if the country is important, then he can offer some advice. That is done in every country. And those countries prosper to the extent that they make money available to countries like Guyana.     Continue reading

World Bank: Caribbean Should Spend Better, Not More

World Bank: Caribbean Should Spend Better, Not More

CARIBBEAN360  APRIL 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, United States, Sunday April 9, 2017 – Amid concerns about high spending by some Caribbean governments, the World Bank says there’s nothing wrong with spending. But rather than spend more, they need to spend better.

It says Latin America and the Caribbean can dramatically improve its infrastructure by better assessing priorities and improving spending efficiency.

In an April 7 report titled “Rethinking Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean – Spending Better to Achieve More”, the World Bank argues that although the region trails others in infrastructure investment, it should focus on spending better before thinking of spending more.   Continue reading

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