Daily Archives: 11/21/2013

Guyana blacklisted as money laundering, terrorist financing conduit

This may affect money transfers to and from Guyana. More information on this in later Blog entries.

Media revelations force Govt. to abandon MoU with ‘Ghost Company’

Media revelations force Govt. to abandon MoU with ‘Ghost Company’

NOVEMBER 21, 2013 | BY KNEWS |

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Mohamed Osman, CEO of the ‘Ghost Company’ Natural Globe Inc (left) signing the MoU along with Permanent Secretary in the Local Government, Colin Croal

Following days of explosive revelations regarding Natural Globe Inc, a company that inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government to pursue the setting up of a US$30M recycling plant, Cabinet has decided to abandon the pact.

Head of the Presidential Secretariat and Cabinet Secretary, Dr Roger Luncheon, confirmed this yesterday during his weekly press engagement at Office of the President.

This latest development came days after Government would have stoutly defended the company and the MoU.            Continue reading

Hergash launches book on Indian-Guyanese Words, Phrases

Hergash launches book on
Indian-Guyanese Words, Phrases

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Harry Hergash  (left), presenting a copy of his publication to Dr. Frank Anthony, Guyana’s Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports in his office in Georgetown

In this year of the 175th Anniversary of the arrival of Indians in Guyana, Harry Hergash, president of the University of Guyana Guild of Graduates, Ontario, and a member of the Canada Guyana Forum, has just released in Guyana and in Toronto a publication titled “A Collection of Indian-Guyanese Words and Phrases and Their Meanings”.   Continue reading

The Street Vendor of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

Street vendor - Georgetown 1934Street vendor – Georgetown 1934

The Street Vendor of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

“The “Peanut man” grew his own peanuts downriver from Linden and carried his roasted peanuts in large burlap bags which were quickly sold out. Great conversation and enjoyable peanuts in a paper bag of lasting memories.”

Maze of crowded passageways between crude stalls, hawkers standing in the streets, goods laid out on the sidewalk, is a common sight of downtown Georgetown that extends all over the country. Here Guyanese Creole in all its uninhibited fluency is tossed back and forth between seller and potential customers as all prices are negotiable. Any item that can be carried in a bag is on sale here in the pure spirit entrepreneurship.   [Read more]