Daily Archives: 07/25/2013

St George’s Cathedral Of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

St George’s Cathedral Of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock    

The St George's Cathedral

The St George’s Cathedral – Georgetown Guyana

Arguably the tallest wooden structure in the world and serves as a magnificent example of architectural heritage and one of the best preserved in Guyana 

Guyana’s most popular religion is Christianity and one of its most enduring symbols is the 1894 St. George’s Anglican Cathedral.

The history of the Anglican Church in Guyana can be traced as far back as 1781, when the Reverend William Baggs, Chaplain to Sir George Rodney, came to British Guiana.

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BARTICA – A Missed Opportunity of History By Dmitri Allicock

BARTICA – A Missed Opportunity of History

By Dmitri Allicock

Bartica Grove 1910

Bartica Grove 1910

Some of the greatest cities of old and modern times owe their rise and grandeur to their positions in the fork between great rivers, which gave them unrivaled advantages for defense and commerce. Lyons of France, St Louis in the U.S and Belgrade of Serbia are three striking examples. Bartica occupies such a unique natural location in north-central Guyana where the mighty Essequibo, Mazaruni, and Cuyuni rivers meet.

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Capitol News – TV news videos – 24 July 2013

Capitol News – TV news videos – 24 July 2013

  • OP claims inclusion of the “terrorist” tagline in President Ramotar’s transcript was a mistake
  • Ram, Gaskin call for Amaila Falls Hydro Project negotiations to restart from scratch
  • Regional Research Organization survey shows that Guyanese are either tolerant or accepting of homosexuals
  • Amazon Warriors prepare for Limacol Caribbean Premier League 20/20 tournament

Links to TV News stories below:

OP claims inclusion of the “terrorist” tagline in President Ramotar’s transcript was a mistake
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 04:37 PM PDT   It is true that the President’s televised address to the nation does not contain the word terrorist or terrorism; however, what the President said on TV is different from the transcript released by the Government Information Agency, GINA, which the President has authority over. Now GINA headlined the President’s address with the words “An act […]

Cricket: Pakistan wins West Indies series 3-1

West Indies v Pakistan, 5th ODI, St Lucia

Steady Misbah steers 3-1 triumph

Pakistan 243 for 6 (Shehzad 64, Misbah 63, Best 3-48) beat West Indies 242 for 7 (Dwayne Bravo 48, Samuels 45, Charles 43, Junaid 3-48) by four wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

With his fourth half-century in five games this series, the world’s. leading ODI run-getter of 2013 shepherded his volatile band of batsmen home in another tricky chase. Misbah-ul-Haq battled falling wickets at the other end, a charged up Tino Best, and a rain interruption as late as the 98th over of the game to take Pakistan to their third successive away bilateral series win over West Indies. Yet again this series, Umar Akmal was called upon to overcome the asking-rate towards the end, and once more, he did not disappoint, delivering the series to Pakistan with a 3-1 margin.

Read full report from  http://www.espncricinfo.com/west-indies-v-pakistan-2013/content/current/story/654779.html

The Report by Abhishek Purohit  –  July 24, 2013

Amaila Project over priced by 40% – says Ram and Gaskin

Amaila Project over priced by 40%

JULY 25, 2013 | BY  |Govt. guaranteeing 82% of monies for 40% stakes

“…no self-respecting executive would take a deal structured similar to the hydro to its Board of Directors for approval”- Gaskin, Ram

Two financial experts have expressed alarm over the structure of the current Amaila Falls hydro electric deal, yesterday warning that there is no guarantee tariffs will not raise once the facility is in operation.
Both Christopher Ram and Ramon Gaskin also questioned the rationale behind the decision to allow the developer, Sithe Global, a 60 per cent stake in the company managing the hydro facility despite Guyana putting up or guaranteeing almost 82 per cent of the funding for the project.   Continue reading

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