Daily Archives: January 29, 2014

Dr. Doobay’s Annandale Renal Centre- by Eusi Kwayana

Dr. Doobay’s  Annandale Renal Centre- by Eusi Kwayana

Dear Editor,

The press report that the Dr. Doobay hospital  at Annandale, East Coast, Demerara was planning  to reduce fees for dialysis. Internet searches made me know that there was a hospital in Annandale with a Renal Centre. Such a centre cannot be active without the approval of the Ministry of Health and clearly the government did not withhold its approval.

I want to join the hundreds who have already publicly recognised the initiative and the humane concerns of this physician already known in and out of Guyana,

The Renal Unit is special, because it brings a specialist service to the rural areas in one part of Guyana. There have been the sugar estate hospitals and the Bauxite estate’s hospital in Mackenzie. There had been private hospitals associated with the names of Dr Bailey, Dr Frank Williams and Dr Balwant Singh, who founded a medical lab, and with the Roman Catholic and the Seventh Day Adventist denominations. There was Dr JE Ramdeholl’s  hospital building in Buxton- Friendship which  was never  activated, because of  world war two hostilities.  Continue reading

Black History Heritage Assn- Film on Mandela- Feb. 22, 2014 – Toronto

BHM Flyer

Wooden cultural iconic edifices of Georgetown – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Houses of culture: Wooden cultural iconic edifices of Georgetown

Stabroek News – August 19, 2008 – In Guyana Review

Francis Quamina Farrier reflects on three of Georgetown’s wooden buildings and their impact on the shaping of contemporary Guyanese culture.

Some buildings talk; at least they talk to me. If you want to hear their stories you have to listen carefully. Sometimes you  have to touch them in order to absorb their treasure troves of information.

Ken CorsbieThree of Georgetown’s wooden structures come  to mind. They have myriad stories to tell and they have told me some of those stories.  Each of these three buildings lay legitimate claim to being a catalyst for CARIFESTA.

First, there is the Taitt Family home on Quamina Street, now The Cara Lodge. Then there is the home of Dr. Singh on Lamaha Street.. The third building is the City Hall.  Continue reading

The danger of a single story – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. About Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie