Monthly Archives: April 2012

Chanderpaul is world number one again – updated

Good to be number one again, says Chanderpaul

Caribbean News Now – May 1, 2012  – update

Chanderpaul is world number one again

Published on April 30, 2012 –

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has regained the number one ranking in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen after hitting two half-centuries in the Dominica Test which Australia won by 75 runs to claim the series 2-0.

The series victory put Michael Clarke’s side ahead of India in third position on the Reliance ICC Test Championship table.

Chanderpaul, who won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in Dubai in 2008, scored 68 and 69 which earned him 19 ratings points and helped him to leapfrog South Africa’s duo of AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis into the No.1 position.  Continue reading

Guyana Christian Charities – Spring Dance – May 5, 2012 Pickering ON. Canada


Guyana Christian Charities (Canada) Inc

Spring Dance

Saturday, May 05, 2012 -7:30 p.m. to 1.00 a.m.

Pickering Recreation Complex

1867 Valley Farm Road — (Between Liverpool & Brock Rd. South)

Dance to the Rythmns of

Fuh Fun and

D.J.: Raymond “Bake” Pereira

Admission:   $25.00/person      Food Available on sale

For tickets contact:

  • Joe Castanheiro — 416-286-1956
  • Mike Gonsalves — 416-420-0565
  • Dexter Gonsalves — 905/428-3883
  • Karen Heifa — 416-287-2526
  • Dennis Choy — 905-839-0434
  • or any GCC member

or email:

A not-for-profit organization assisting many charities in Guyana.  Proceeds help the sick and needy.

Download Flyer:  GCC -springdance_2012

AFC Statement Regarding the Budget Cuts

AFC Statement regarding the Budget Cuts

The following attainment contains a detailed explanation from the Alliance For Change (AFC), regarding the cuts made to the 2012 Budget in Parliament.

The statement is titled:”Understanding the Budget Cuts

Here is the attachment: Re- budget-cuts-AFC statement

Opposition hopes for Supplementary Budget

Opposition hopes for Supplementary Budget


April 28, 2012 (Demerara Waves)

Opposition Leader, David Granger on Saturday extended the olive branch to the government to hold further talks with a view to tabling a supplementary national budget.

“It is now up to the PPPC (Peoples Progressive Party Civic) administration to introduce the reasonable reforms have been demanded, to return to the negotiating table and to collaborate with the Opposition to introduce an agreed supplementary Budget which gives the Guyanese people the “good life” that they deserve,” he said.

Granger’s hope came one day after President Donald Ramotar called the almost GUY$21 billion dollar cut “poisonous” and tainted with political motives to secure power by creating social and economic stability.

At the same time, the Guyanese leader said he remained open to talks with political parties, among others. He has cautioned, though, that his government would not tolerate iron-fisted positions.  Continue reading

Budget cuts “poisonous”, “national interest” – Ramotar

Budget cuts “poisonous”, “national interest”  to guide future decisions – Ramotar

President Ramotar’s address to the nation follows

Friday April 27, 2012

President Donald Ramotar Friday night labelled the opposition’s budgetary cut of almost GUY$21 billion “poisonous” and aimed at stealing power by creating economic and social instability.

“Using the dictatorship of one which they have in Parliament they want to stymie further progress obviously in the hope that if they can stop the development of our country they would advance their political mission which is to take power, even if is at the expense of ordinary Guyanese well-being,” he said.

He also accused A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) of back peddling on an agreement with government to hike electricity rates in Linden after the Alliance For Change (AFC) sought to capitalize on the impending increase. Continue reading

Usain Bolt: Running Man – BBC Sports videos

2012 Olympics Special Feature – BBC Sports

Usain Bolt: Running Man

Usain Bolt is just one of many world-beating sprinters that have come out of the Caribbean.

Andy Akinwolere heads to Jamaica to meet Usain Bolt and find out what it is about the island that produces such fast runners.

Andy Akinwolere did an excellent job.

Continue reading

Guyanese Online Newsletter: April 2012

Georgetown celebrates 200 years – renamed in April 1812

 Guyanese Online Newsletter: April 2012

Download:  #25 – Guyanese Online Newsletter – April 2012

The Guyanese Online monthly newsletters and this Blog are created by Cyril Bryan, as his contribution to the Guyana Diaspora who want to be informed about news from Guyana, as well as the historical and cultural articles that keep us all connected to the “Guyanese cultural experience”.

Most (about 70%) of our readers live in the USA, Canada, and the UK, but recent 30-day Blog statistics show that our blog was visited by persons in 146 countries.

This 25th issue has 23 pages and 117 items.   Here are the major news categories: Budget Debate 2012; Guyana’s Parliament and Governance; City of Georgetown News; Agriculture and Mining;  Business; Education ; Medical News; Guyanese Associations; Tourism; Caribbean and Regional News; Arts and Cultural News; Blog Entries and statistics and advertising  of events for various Guyanese Associations.

Download:  #25 – Guyanese Online Newsletter – April 2012

List of Contents – 117 entries     April 2012 Newsletter – List of Articles – download list  or view below:- Continue reading

The Savage Land – feature-length film of a Guyana expedition

The Savage Land – feature-length film on Guyana..

This is the first feature-length documentary ever produced by the CFZ. It was originally posted on GoogleVideo, but we are happy to – at last – be able to post it here.  (Length 1 hr. 40mins).
It tells the story of an expedition to Guyana in November 2007, when five explorers from the CFZ went in search of giant anacondas, the bigfoot-like di-di, the terrifying water tiger, and the grotesque red-faced pygmys.
Facing deprivation and near death on their travels, the CFZ went in search of monsters, and found more than they had bargained for..   Continue reading

Those cuts in subvention – commentary

Those cuts in subvention

April 26, 2012 | By Editorial

Guyana must be the most interesting place on earth. It is interesting to say the least because at the slightest agitation people mount protests. Sometimes these protests turn ugly because there are always people who are more incensed than others. The latter are the people who at the drop of a hat would become hostile to the point of confronting anyone who challenges.
These past few days during the budget debate there have been a series of protests directed at the parliamentary opposition. For the first time there is a situation in the National Assembly where whatever the government tenders as a national budget is not necessarily going to be passed. In the past, because of its majority the government would present its budget and irrespective of arguments would pass what it presents. Continue reading

TATA for Now – India’s Industrial Outpost in Britain

India’s industrial outpost  – Tata for now

The country’s biggest manufacturer is Indian. What does it seek from and give to Britain?

Sep 10th 2011 | STOCKSBRIDGE | The Economist

THE steelworks at Stocksbridge in South Yorkshire are strangely quiet. Its furnaces are not of the roaring blast variety; they are small, purring vacuum-arc furnaces that use electrical current to re-melt steel. Beer-barrel-sized ingots made from scrap at a sister steelworks in nearby Rotherham are cleaned, welded to a stub and lowered into the furnace. The drop-by-drop melting takes 12-14 hours, removes impurities and strengthens the steel. Once cooled and tested, the blocks of steel are ready for use in aerospace and oil-drilling, where high-strength steel is prized.

The steelworks were once part of Corus, an Anglo-Dutch firm, and before that of British Steel. They are now owned by Tata Steel, which belongs to an Indian conglomerate that also makes Continue reading

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