Category Archives: Local Government

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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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

Guyana’s development: 14 indigenous persons recognised

Vice President Allicock, Minister Garrido Lowe and Permanent Secretary Alfred King with the recipients of special awards

Indigenous Peoples’ Month – September:

The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, on Monday, honoured 14 outstanding indigenous persons who have made significant contributions to Guyana’s development.

The individuals who were drawn from all ten administrative regions were honoured during the annual Celebration of the Life and Work of Guyana’s first indigenous Parliamentarian, Stephen Campbell. The function was hosted at the Indigenous Village, Sophia.   Continue reading

Guyana: Amerindian Heritage activities … New website to showcase Wapichan people

Guyana: Amerindian Heritage activities … New website to showcase Wapichan people

SRDC Monitors and technicians setting up the community drone “Kowadad” for test flights in Shorinab Village

The South Rupununi District Council (SRDC) on Tuesday officially launched its official website, an initiative of the Wapichan (sometimes spelt, Wapishana) people in Guyana to inform the world about their culture, customs, livelihoods and challenges.

According to information released via Amerindian People’s Association (APA), the website contains a plethora of information which includes backgrounds on the 17 Villages which make up of the SRDC.

The initiative is as a result of over 15 years of work in several communities across the South Rupununi District.    Continue reading

Guyana: St. Cuthbert’s Mission to be renamed ‘Pakuri’

Guyana: St. Cuthbert’s Mission to be renamed ‘Pakuri’

President David Granger being welcomed by Lennox Shuman, Toshao of Pakuri village

Hundreds of locals and foreigners on Saturday, gathered at Pakuri, better known as St. Cuthberts Mission to celebrate the annual ‘Heritage Village Day’.

At the weekend celebration, Toshao Lennox Shuman in his opening remarks reflected on the history of the Indigenous people, and expressed gratitude to his ancestors.     Continue reading

Richard J. Berry, the mayor of Albuquerque – jobs and safety for homeless people – TED video

Richard J. Berry

Jobs and Safety for homeless people- By Richard J. Berry – TED video

When Richard J. Berry, the mayor of Albuquerque, saw a man on a street corner holding a cardboard sign that read “Want a job,” he decided to take him up on it. He and his staff started a citywide program to help homeless people by giving them day jobs and a place to sleep. Find out how your city can replicate Albuquerque’s success in this frank and optimistic talk.   Watch »

The Story within the Story… When the tail wags the dog – By Leonard Gildarie

The Story within the Story… When the tail wags the dog

Leonard Gildarie

Jul 30, 2017  – By Leonard Gildarie

The last few weeks have been highly stressful for Guyanese, especially with the Camp Street prison fire and escapes dominating the news.

There are a few things that glared blatantly at us. For years now, we have been hearing of rackets being run inside the prisons, with the guards overseeing schemes – profitable ones – to take contraband to prisoners.

As we speak, we learnt of a search on Thursday at the New Amsterdam prisons that unearthed improvised weapons, sharpened spoons and a quantity of cell phones.    Continue reading

London: Grenfell fire: Scenes in flats ‘apocalyptic’, says coroner – BBC news

Grenfell fire: Scenes in flats ‘apocalyptic’, says coroner

July 5, 2017 – BBC News

The scene inside Grenfell Tower is “apocalyptic”, a coroner told angry survivors calling for more details.

During a three-hour meeting with Dr Fiona Wilcox, survivors asked for information about the missing, but were told the “recovery phase” could last until the end of the year.

Police also faced questions as to why there had not as yet been any arrests.

It comes after officials said all survivors who want to be rehoused had been offered temporary accommodation.

The fire on 14 June killed at least 80 people, although police say the final toll will not be known for many months.

The meeting was held at the Olympia conference centre in West Kensington on Tuesday evening.  [Read more]

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Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – June 2017 issue

Here is the June 2017 issue of Buxton-Friendship Express. Please download the attached copy.

On Saturday, July 1st, we’re holding our annual fundraising Summer Soirée in Brooklyn, NY. If you’re in or close to the area, we would greatly appreciate your generous support. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Buxton Heritage Fund scholarship and youth empowerment programme in Buxton.  (See advertisement below)

Happy Summer!

Lorna Campbell . Editor, Buxton-Friendship Express  …  e-mail address:  buxtonexpress@aol.com

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‘We Want Justice’: Prime Minister Forced to Flee as Londoners Protest Deadly Fire

‘We Want Justice’: Prime Minister Forced to Flee as Londoners Protest Deadly Fire

“People should be held to account,” said Labour MP David Lammy

In the wake of the deadly fire that devastated residents of London’s Grenfell Tower—a fire believed to have been caused in part by government neglect and design flaws stemming from an effort to make the building look nicer to appease the wealthy—hundreds took to the streets on Friday to demand swift action from the British government.

Prime Minister Theresa May was close to the scene, but she soon had to be “rushed away under heavy police guard” as protesters chanted “May must go!” and “Shame on you!” Reuters reported.     Continue reading

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