Daily Archives: 12/08/2013

Pres. Ramotar departs to attend Nelson Madela’s funeral

President departs Guyana- to attend funeral of late Nelson Mandela

DECEMBER 7, 2013 – BY GINA

President departs Guyana- to attend funeral of late Nelson Mandela

Head of State Donald Ramotar today departed Guyana for South Africa to attend the funeral of the late Former President of that country Nelson Mandela, but not before signing the Book of Condolence.

The gathering at State House observes a minute of silence for the late Former South African President Nelson Mandela

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Guyana expo in Barbados

Guyana expo in Barbados

DECEMBER 9, 2013 | BY  |

A two-day exposition of Guyanese goods and services that began Saturday December 7, at the Guyana Consulate in Barbados promises well for further development of trade ties between the two CARICOM states.

Officials at the launching So says Permanent Secretary in the Barbados Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Charles Burnett. He referred to a joint agreement on a number of areas of cooperation signed between the two countries in October when Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Maxine McLean, visited Guyana.

Officials at the launching

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Nelson Mandela: A Light in the Darkness

Guyana-born Rosaliene Bacchus comments on the life of Nelson Mandela, Thanks Rosaliene!

Three Worlds One Vision

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Photo Credit: Nelson Mandela Foundation: Living the Legacy

 

During his struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was no stranger to the Guyanese people. I shared the pain and anger of the oppressed Blacks in South Africa. In the early 1980s, at a time when there was no Internet and online petitions, I joined thousands of my fellow Guyanese in signing the Free Mandela! petition circulating at my workplace in Georgetown, Guyana.

In Guyana, we faced our own form of separateness. The two major racial groups, Blacks and East Indians, had allowed racist politics to divide our young nation. A divide that exists to this day.

When Mandela was finally released from prison in 1990, after twenty-seven years of incarceration, I had already left Guyana with my husband and sons for Brazil. Racial violence and political oppression had culminated in the assassination of Walter…

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Mandela – documentary, interviews and speeches -8 videos

An inspirational story of one man’s resistance to white domination.
Nelson Mandela – interviews and speeches – 8 videos
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