Daily Archives: 12/18/2013

The Wonderful Demerara River By Maj. Gen. (retd) Joseph G Singh

The Wonderful Demerara River

By Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh MSS, MSc, FRGS

Borsselen Island in the Demerara River

Borsselen Island in the Demerara River

The Demerara River – origin of its name, its profile and its significance

The early Spanish explorers referred to this river as ‘Rio de Mirar’, the wonderful river, but it was the Dutch who christened the river, the Demerara, from the word ‘Demirar’, the wonderful.[1]

The wonderful Demerara River originates from the rugged, rain-fed, forested northern slopes of the Makari Mountains, located slightly right of centre of the narrow waist of Guyana.  Continue reading

Tessanne Chin of Jamaica wins on The Voice

Chin, l, performing with legendary singer, Celine Dion on Dec. 17, 2013. (NBC TV image)

Chin, l, performing with legendary singer, Celine Dion on Dec. 17, 2013. (NBC TV image)

News Americas, Los Angeles, CA, Weds. Dec. 18, 2013: 

It was one for the Caribbean history books Tuesday night as for the first time in the history of NBC reality music show, The Voice, a Caribbean national took home the win and with it claimed a recording contract with Universal Music Group, a KIA car and US$100,000.

Tessanne Chin may be Jamaican but the entire Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora were crying with pride, much as she was Tuesday night, when she was announced as the winner of Season Five of the competition, after three months of grueling competition.     Continue reading

Guyana-Suriname territorial dispute flares up

 Guyana-Suriname territorial dispute flares up

Published on December 18, 2013 –caribbeannewsnow.comsuriname_tigri.jpg

CIA map of Suriname, with the Tigri/New River Triangle area bottom left shaded light green

By Ray Chickrie
Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — There has been no official word yet from the Suriname government in response to the revelation that Guyana has granted permission for a geological and geographical survey (PGGS) that includes a clause guaranteeing a Brazilian company, Muri Ventures, up to 18 prospecting licences to survey more than two million hectares of land for rare earth elements in a disputed area claimed by both Guyana and Suriname.  Continue reading

The Seawall, Tales of the Guyana Coast – film

Have another look at this entry that was made on September 24, 2012.

Guyanese Online

The Seawall, Tales of the Guyana Coast – film

This is a film about the ongoing battle to build and maintain the sea defences of Guyana.  It gives a historical perspective as the earlier Dutch and English planters and Governors had to battle the sea and the flood from rainfall as well.  The rising sea levels, if they occur, will make the sea defences  even more difficult to control flooding during high tides.
Director and Camera: Ray Kril Script and Co Director: Rupert Roopnaraine Sound and editing: Theo Raben Producer: Gloria Lowe Original Music: Richie Maxwell Featuring Mark Matthews as the Old man recounting the history of the seawall …  Total time =00:52:11 mins.
— Guyanese Online Post #1890

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