Daily Archives: 11/19/2013

Guyana: Rosie McAndrew visits after 40 years – commentary

November 3, 2013 • Stabroek News – Letter from Rosie McAndrew
Dear Editor

I have just been on my first visit to Guyana in 40 years. From 1968 to 1969, I was a VSO working for Broadcasts to Schools in Georgetown, and I came back in January 1970 to marry Wordsworth McAndrew and teach at St Joseph’s High School. Our daughter Shiri was born in 1972, I completed my Diploma in Education at UG the following summer, and only returned to England after our divorce in September 1973.

Since then, all through my exile, I have held fond memories of the beautiful Garden City that was Georgetown. I loved the elegant white wooden houses with their jalousies and delicate fretwork, in gardens overflowing with bougainvillea, hibiscus and oleander. I loved the wide avenues lined with sweeping flamboyant trees and canals sparkling in the sun. I loved the bridges over trenches to little wooden cottages on stilts, in yards brimming with palm trees and callaloo. I had an idyllic picture in my mind, and came back intent on taking actual photographs to preserve my memories in tangible form.    Continue reading

First Generation Problems – Why My Family Hates My Life

First Generation Problems – Why My Family Hates My Life ……

A Brief History of Guyana and Good Bye Toronto….

From: Felicia Moursalien — To Guyanese Online

 Saw your website and like what you’re trying to achieve. I don’t know much about Guyanese culture today, but I wrote a post about my family’s struggle to leave Guyana for Canada and how it’s a pain in the rear to be a first-gen Canadian

I’ve never been to Guyana, yet…. but I can imagine that the youth want to forget about the past and move on to a modern world.  It was the same in Indonesia when I was there….  There’s a major disconnect… between the generations.

Anyways, here is my blog where I talk about my family and their efforts to come to Canada from Guyana.. …maybe you want to check it out. Let me know what you think?  Continue reading

Addressing the Caribbean’s “grave economic crisis” – Sir Ronald Sanders

Addressing the Caribbean’s “grave economic crisis”

image One of the suggested actions is to revisit a paper entitled “Re-energising CARICOM” that leaders set aside at a special retreat in May 2011 in Guyana.

By Sir Ronald Sanders

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday November 14, 2013 – In a commentary on the statement by St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony that there is a grave economic crisis gnawing away at Caribbean countries and “governments are busy looking inward rather than pursuing a Caribbean solution”, I drew attention to several possible areas of practical action that governments of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) could take immediately.

One of the suggested actions is to revisit a paper entitled “Re-energising CARICOM” that leaders set aside at a special retreat in May 2011 in Guyana.    Continue reading

Guyana: Is the Opposition proactive or reactive? – commentary

Is the Opposition proactive or reactive? – commentary

NOVEMBER 18, 2013 | BY  | It seems like they are asleep – Ram
By Abena Rockcliffe 

APNU Leader, David Granger It is worrying that the opposition is made of 33 members and it seems like only one or two are working. The other 31 are almost like passengers, “I am really disappointed with the Opposition, too few of them are working.”

APNU Leader, David Granger  (Left)

AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan Those were the sentiments expressed by financial Analyst/Columnist, Christopher Ram as he responded to a question of whether he sees the Opposition—A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and Alliance for Change (AFC)—as being proactive or reactive.

AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan (Right)   

Is the Opposition Investigating Major Issues?   Continue reading

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