Daily Archives: April 7, 2012

Federation of Guyanese Nationals (UK) – Independence Ball – London – May 19, 2012

FEDERATION of GUYANESE  NATIONALS (UK)

Guyanas 46thIndependence Anniversary BALL

Under the Patronage of the  High Commissioner His Excellency  Mr Laleshwar Singh  CCH

    Saturday 19th May 2012

from 8pm till  2am  Admission £15

St Mary’s Banqueting  Suite  305 Camberwell  New Rd  London SE5 0TF

Music by GT PROMOTIONS featuring TAFAWA  

Licenced bar               Food on sale                RAFFLE                 

 Tickets and Information from:

Sheila   020 8764 2955              Hermeine 020 8678 6495

Carmen 020 7652 1359                Desiree     020 8342 8178

Morris 020 8888 3355                    Augusta    020 7277 8698

Mark    020 3242 0033                 George      020 8690 0516 

 Lloyd 020 8675 0607  Louis 020 8926 7034   Faiyaz  020 7387 2513

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GEORGETOWN – Celebrating 200 years on 29 April 2012

We thank Dmitri Allicock  for the following article which he submitted by as a comment to the following video entry on old British Guiana.  We post it here on Guyanese Online as a new entr.  Also read the following story from Kaieteur News that was  published on April 29, 2012.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGETOWN- CELEBRATING TWO HUNDRED YEARS!

The capital city of Georgetown will celebrate two hundred years this year. The city of Stabroek was renamed Georgetown on 29 April 1812 in honor of England’s King George III. On 5 May 1812 an ordinance was passed to the effect that the town formerly called Stabroek, with districts extending from La Penitence to the bridges in Kingston and entering upon the road to the military camps, shall be called Georgetown.

The city of Georgetown began as a small town in the 18th century. Originally, the capital of the Demerara-Essequibo colony was located on Borselen Island in the Demerara River under the administration of the Dutch. When the colony was captured by the British in 1781, Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Kingston chose the mouth of the Demerara River for the establishment of a town which was situated between Plantations Werk-en-rust and Vlissingen. Continue reading

Some scenes from the old British Guiana – now Guyana

Here are some pictures from the old pre-1960 British Guiana that may highlight life in those times.  Today,some of the great architecture is still intact but has to be refurbished and preserved for posterity. This will be the challenge of today’s generations who crave “modernity” at the expense of history and beauty.

— Post #1272

British Guiana 1953 – Tension in British Guiana – video

British Guiana 1953 – Tension in British Guiana

In 1953 the Constitution was suspended after 133 days and British troops were sent in to “prevent the Communist takeover of British Guiana”, according to historical documents.

This silent news film shows selected originals from the news reports – “Tension in British Guiana” – by British Pathe Films.  It shows different footage from the newsreel story filmed in Georgetown, British Guiana in 1953. Here is a list of the shots:

British troops patrol streets (3 shots). –  native boy. –  school kids in street. – Dr Cheddie Jagan and wife being interviewed (5 shots). – small boy fishing. – Royal Navy Frigate at anchor in harbour (2 shots). Various views of Georgetown (3 shots). – Governor Alfred Savage and wife walking in garden. (4 shots). – various scenes of Georgetown (10 shots). Note: This video has no sound.  Play video…

— Post #1271

Queenstown Essequibo New York Association – Dance – April 28, 2012

QUEENSTOWN ESSEQUIBO
NEW YORK ASSOCIATION

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21st ANNUAL DANCE
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012
10.00 P.M.-4.00 A.M.
AFRIKA HOUSE
2265 Bedford Ave (Lower Level)
Music: DJ Supreme & DJ Perry Supermix

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TICKETS:
A.B. Drakes – 347 374 3553

New York Tutorial Support Group Inc. – Easter Breakfast – April 14, 2012

NEW YORK TUTORIAL SUPPORT GROUP, INC.

EASTER BREAKFAST ENTERTAINMENT
SAT. APRIL 14, 2012 @ 9.00 a.m.

ST. JUDE COMMUNITY CENTER
409 Maple Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225
(Bet. New York-Brooklyn)
ADULTS – $20. KIDS – $10 under 12 yrs

For Tickets:
Lear Matthews- 718 216 4505
John Callender – 347 564 0678
Dale Edinboro – 347 563 0847

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New York Associations – OSHAG – April 15, 2012

OSHAG
THE ORGANIZATION FOR SOCIAL
& HEALTH ADVANCEMENT
FOR GUYANA and the CARIBBEAN
TEA: featuring a Hat Show
EXTRAVAGANZA
SUN. APRIL 15, 2012
ROSE GARDEN
4224 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY
(corner of East 43rd St.)
3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
$20.00 .ADULTS $10.00 . CHILDREN
For tickets call:

Lorna @ 646-522-8005   Barbara @ 718-288-2060
Cleveland @ 646-872-607     Harold @ 917-496-8247
Mavis @ 347-742-6568 Carol @ 678-327-3077

We’re looking forward to seeing you in your beautiful bonnets and fashions….