Daily Archives: 09/24/2011

The ‘Youth Vote’ should decide these Elections

Guyana‘s Elections

The ‘Youth Vote’ should decide these Elections

By: Cyril Bryan — (Editorial in the September Newsletter- published September 20, 2011)

Everyone is asking ―when are the Elections?

It is now the third week of September and the date has still not been announced, although outgoing President Bharrat Jagdeo bid farewell at the Providence Stadium on September 16th, 2011.

GECOM, the Elections entity, says they are ready. The Government said that the Election date will be after November 14, so the date will be between that date and December 28, the constitutional end-date for elections.   Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association of New York – September 2011 Newsletter

Guyana Cultural Association of New York – September 2011 Newsletter

Download Newsletter: GCA_SEPTEMBER-2011_NEWSLETTER

Letter from the Editor –Tangerine Clarke

It is with deep gratitude that we say thanks, to you our supporters, sponsors and performers.

The board of the Guyana Cultural Association successfully planned, and accomplished an impressive 10th Anniversary Celebration of our cultural heritage.

Our journey began with many firsts. In June 2011, during Caribbean Heritage Month, literary lovers had an opportunity to bond with authors during a relaxed, one on one interview format.    Continue reading

It’s all in the name – the story of Linden

It’s all in the name – the story of Linden

An Article by Sherene Noble

Nestled in the heart of Guyana, amidst lolling white, grey and red sand hills, brown water creeks, blue water lakes and clear water springs; in the lush green of Guyana’s Amazonian vegetation, is the sleepy little bauxite town called Linden.

The story of how the town came into being is by no means a mystery. Three communities, Christianburg, Wismar and McKenzie merged into Macmarburg, then Markenburg;  and eventually became a township on April 29th, 1970. We have been told how George Bain McKenzie, that adventurous American discovered bauxite in the area in 1913 and commenced mining operations, paving the way for the development of McKenzie, after him. We know of how the Germans inhabited the land on the opposite bank of the Demerara River, 65 miles from the capital Georgetown, and named it Wismar, after a town and seaport in the northern regions of their native land. We have also heard stories of how the Dutch occupied the area immediately north of the boundaries of Wismar and combined the names of its then Governor, Christian Fenet, and his wife’s family name, Burg, to give Christianburg its moniker. Continue reading

Should I really join Facebook? – funny !

Should I really join Facebook? – funny !

When I bought my Blackberry, I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter. I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grand kids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space.

That was before one of my grandkids hooked me up for Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon, Tweetie and Twittererific Tweetdeck, Twitpix and something that sends every message to my cell phone and every other program within the texting world.  Continue reading

Jagdeo – Kissoon Libel Trial Reports

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Jagdeo-Kissoon libel case hits election campaign trail   (Saturday September 24, 2011)

The Bharrat Jagdeo-Freddie Kissoon libel case is hitting the 2011 campaign trail of the Alliance For Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU).

The AFC is accusing the incumbent Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) of using the trial to preserve ethnic votes and APNU is blaming the government for putting the Foreign Service in tatters during the past 19 years.    more

Afro-Guyanese are mostly public servants but no Appellate Tribunal– Luncheon   (Friday September 23, 2011)

Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Friday acknowledged that the majority of public servants are African Guyanese but at the same time he said the Public Service Appellate Tribunal has not been appointed for several years now.  more

Kissoon’s article doesn’t change Luncheon’s view on Jagdeo     (Thursday September 22, 2011)

Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon, the chief witness in the GUY$10 million libel case brought by President Bharrat Jagdeo against Kaieteur News newspaper on Thursday said the article in question did