Daily Archives: 09/15/2012

Miss Universe is in Guyana for 2012 Miss Guyana pageant

Miss Universe is in Guyana                               

Thursday September 13, 2012 – Demerara Waves

Miss Universe Leila Lopes and President Donald Ramotar.

Miss Universe Leila Lopes paid a courtesy call on President Donald Ramotar in the company of a small entourage three days before she makes a special guest appearance at the 2012 Miss Guyana Universe pageant.

The 27-year-old native of Angola who made history as the first woman from that country to win the Miss Universe crown in Sao Paulo, Brazil had an enlightening conversation with the Head of State in the presence of Acting Minister of Tourism Irfaan Ali, Minister of Human Services and Social Security Jennifer Webster and Presidential Adviser on Community Development Odinga Lumumba.              Continue reading

National Census 2012 prepares for language barriers

National Census prepares for language barriers

Chief Statistician, Lennox Benjamin

Friday September 14, 2012 Demerara Waves

The Portuguese and Chinese language barriers are expected to be a key hurdle that enumerators for the National Population and Housing Census intend to cross.

Census Day is September 15 when 3,500 enumerators would begin fanning out across the 83,000 square mile country to interview all persons residing in Guyana during the next six weeks.

Chief Statistician of Guyana’s Statistical Bureau, Lennox Benjamin acknowledged that the larger number of Brazilians and Chinese will be a challenge for the 2012 census. That’s unlike the 2002 census when one of the bugbea Continue reading

Aubrey Gordon wins USA Masters Cycle Road Race

Aubrey Gordon wins USA Masters Cycle Road Race

September 11, 2012 | By KNews | Sports

Aubrey Gordon powers to the finish line in an exciting sprint.

USA based Guyanese rider Aubrey Gordon, who competes in the 55-59 Men’s Masters category, continues to blaze the trail in the big apple chalking up yet another major win in his cycling career.

Representing Liberty Cycle, Gordon won the USA Cycling Masters Road National Criterium which was held on September 8. The consistent high end performer now has his eyes set on the Masters Track Championships which will be held in Manchester England, next month.

Following are the results of the top ten finishers.
Place    Points        Name            City, State         Time
1st     145.73     Aubrey Gordon           Reading, PA        55:50:00
2nd     154.91     Mark Hoffenberg     Santa Rosa Ca     55:50:00
3rd     164.09     Robert Downs            Madison, WI         55:50:00   Continue reading

Amerindian Month 2012 – “COUVADE” by Michael Gilkes

Poet/playwright MICHAEL GILKES’ epic dream play “COUVADE” is unique Caribbean theatre, set in the cultural and landscape complexities of Guyana. It is a story of search and discovery and the price paid. Awards – best script, directing, designing and acting. Included in the star studded cash are members of the Amerindian communities of the Lokono, Makushi, Wapisiana and Carib – also Guyanese actors Ron Robinson, Andre Subryan, Richard Naraine, Marc Matthews, Ken Corsbie, Collette Jones and Caribbean super actor Errol Sitahal.
Director – Michael Gilkes. Designer – Ken Corsbie. Videographer – Marc Gilkes.  Continue reading

Amerindian Month – September 2012 – 4 videos

IWOKRAMA – FRED ALICOCK.. (1995 video)

The IWOKRAMA RAIN FOREST PROJECT in GUYANA is one of the world’s unique forest observation and research programs. It is a “gift to the world”.
The caretaker is a remarkable man of Amerindian heritage – FRED ALICOCK..

The Prince of Wales introduces – IWOKRAMA ”The UNTOLD STORY”

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Green Side of the Grass – video

Green Side of the Grass

This is a comical song about aging …. click and enjoy ! We will all be old eventually!


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