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Guyana – Suriname Backtrack – an open border!

A Cop, a bottle of ‘Ganja Wine’ and my backtrack experience

March 12, 2012 | By KNews |   By Gary Eleazar

A few years ago former President Bharat Jagdeo gave me what I have since liked to call a crash course in economics 101 when it comes to external factors affecting the local economy, and had drawn reference to the Guyana/Suriname Backtrack route.
This past weekend I had a practical example of how the backtracking route really operates and it struck me as quite ridiculous calling it backtrack when perhaps the only missing item is a stamp for exit and entry into either country.
Let me start at the beginning, first, to say how I learnt of the backtrack route and, further, was compelled to use it.
I am not one to miss a return plane flight to Guyana.
Guyana is not the easiest of places in the world to live but as long as I am guaranteed a return airfare I am not one to be keen on missing it for I love my homeland. Continue reading

Guyana, Suriname seek IDB funding to bridge Corentyne River

Guyana, Suriname seek IDB funding to bridge Corentyne River

FEBRUARY 18, 2012 | BY KNEWS |

– special committee to tackle cross-border crime

– Suriname offers help in oil search

Guyana and Suriname may move to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to seek joint financing for a bridge that will join the two countries via the Corentyne River.
The announcement was made in a joint statement by the two neighbours following a one day visit by President Donald Ramotar yesterday  (February 17), to Suriname.

A special border security committee is also to be established to facilitate the easy sharing of information. It will be the first overseas trip for the Head of State since his election to the Presidency in early December.  [More]

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Guyanese Online Newsletter – September 2010

Newsletter – September 2010

Guyanese Online – September 2010 <click

Please click the title above to download the September edition of the Guyanese Online Newsletter.  This  issue is 16 pages.

The September Newsletter e is packed with Guyana News, as well as the news from various Guyanese associations.  It also has three pages featuring  Guyanese Arts and Culture  with reviews of books by various Guyanese.

In our Historical section we have a number of articles on Indentureship, with the focus on Indian Immigration to British Guiana after slavery was abolished and a two-page feature article ” The Indian Presence in Guyana”.

We hope that you enjoy this edition of our newsletter.

Please forward it to your family, friends and anyone interested in Guyanese news and culture.


Cyril Bryan,  Publisher and Editor.

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