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Address by President David Granger at Commemorative Ceremony for the Demerara Revolt 1823

Address by President David Granger at Commemorative Ceremony for the Demerara Revolt 1823

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The full text of the address by President David Granger at the Commemorative Ceremony for the Demerara Revolt 1823

Brazil: Boa Vista: The Metropolis of the Savannahs

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Brazil: Boa Vista: The Metropolis of the Savannahs

Aug 21, 2016 Kaieteur News – By Nicholas Peters

Under the cloudless midday sky, the green shrubs and red loam of the savannah

The skyline of Boa Vista city

The skyline of Boa Vista city

sped past the vehicle, every metre leaving the Kanuku Mountains further and further behind, a ghostly blue in the distance.
This was my view on the first leg of my journey from Guyana’s border to Brazil’s northernmost metropolitan centre. And for most Guyanese, this is what it is like going to the city of Boa Vista.

Boa Vista is the capital and largest city of the State of Roraima – the northernmost state in Brazil. It is no more than an hour and a half away from the Guyanese border town of Lethem to the Brazilian city on the BR-401 Highway.    Continue reading

Rio2016: Usain Bolt caps Olympic career with perfect ninth gold medal

Usain Bolt caps Olympic career with perfect ninth gold medal

Bolt crossing the finish line as he manages to secure the ninth Olympic gold medal of his stunning career on Friday. (Reuters)Photo: Bolt crossing the finish line as he manages to secure the ninth Olympic gold medal of his stunning career on Friday. (Reuters)

(Yahoo) RIO DE JANEIRO — It ended like it was supposed to, with another gold medal, another breathtaking run, another reminder that Usain Bolt isn’t just the fastest man ever but one capable of summoning his otherworldly skill at the most appropriate time. There are great athletes, and there are great competitors, and there are the rarest breeds, of which Bolt is one, who manages to marry the two. They’re the ones that make history.   Continue reading

The 1823 Monument for martyrs of the 1823 Insurrection

POMEROON CLOSENESS – by Dave Martins + 2 videos

POMEROON CLOSENESS – by Dave Martins – Credits Stabroek news.

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Dave Martins

It’s the middle of the day on Alexander Street in Kitty; as I’m walking across the road a voice calls out from one of the parked cards I’ve just passed; “Dave.” I turn trying to identify which car it came from. The driver’s door opens on one of them: “Dave, hey. How you doin’? (Big wave) Pomeroon Man.” I shout a hello at him and continue on my mission, but I was reflecting later how that short episode is emblematic of a unique attitude that exists in Pomeroon people connected to the place they inhabit.

People all over Guyana have strong feelings about their home turf or their village, but to spend even a short while in the Pomeroon area is to see that the affiliation there is more pronounced, and it is striking that while the linkage is to the place it is even more strongly seen in the bond that has grown up among those people on the banks of the river. That shout from the man on Alexander Street yelling “Pomeroon man” at me is an expression of that view of themselves as a particular people.   Continue reading

Book Launch: Post Emancipation Villages of Guyana – By Eusi Kwayana – August 21, 2016

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Guyana 411 – Peoples, History, Present, Future – GINA Video

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GIHR News Emancipation 2016 edition

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Download – GIHR News Emancipation 2016 edition

The Power of Nyet – The USA’s loss of power – by Dmitry Orlov

The Power of Nyet – by Dmitry Orlov – Club Orlov Blog

The way things are supposed to work on this planet is like this: in the United States, the power structures (public and private) decide what they want the rest of the world to do. They communicate their wishes through official and unofficial channels, expecting automatic cooperation. If cooperation is not immediately forthcoming, they apply political, financial and economic pressure. If that still doesn’t produce the intended effect, they attempt regime change through a colour revolution or a military coup, or organize and finance an insurgency leading to terrorist attacks and civil war in the recalcitrant nation. If that still doesn’t work, they bomb the country back to the Stone Age. This is the way it worked in the 1990s and the 2000s, but as of late a new dynamic has emerged. Continue reading

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

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