Daily Archives: 05/02/2014

Guyana Action Committee – Dance – Brooklyn NY – June 21, 2014

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Controversial democracy project… Govt. revokes work permit of US contractor – with updates

Controversial democracy project… Govt. revokes work permit of US contractor

Glenn Bradbury

Glenn Bradbury

The Government of Guyana has revoked the work permit and extension of stay of the Head of the United States of America’s democratization project Glenn Bradbury, which is being implemented in Guyana to the dismay of the Administration.

This was disclosed by Dr. Roger Luncheon, Cabinet Secretary during his weekly post-Cabinet meeting at the Office of the President, yesterday. Bradbury is the Principal Official of the International Republican Institute which is contracted by USAID to implement the Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) Project. Continue reading

Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry – News Reports

Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry  –

 News Reports Latest reports are at the top


Robert Corbin supplied guns to the House of Israel – former member

JUNE 3, 2014 | KNEWS –  By Latoya Giles
In 1978, it was Robert Corbin (Former Opposition Leader for the People’s National Congress) who allegedly supplied six 9mm pistols to the House of Israel religious body to protect themselves against the Working People’s Alliance.
This is the claim of former member of the House of Israel and the Peoples’ National Congress Joe Hamilton. Hamilton who is now a Member of Parliament for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) took to the witness box yesterday as the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry continued. [Read more]


Kwayana says evidence suggests that Gregory Smith was responsible

MAY 30, 2014 | BY KNEWS | By Latoya Giles 

– admits act could have been committed by either of mass-based parties

Veteran Political Activist and Member of the Working People’s Alliance Eusi Kwayana said yesterday that all evidence surrounding the death of Dr. Walter Rodney suggests that Guyana Defence Force Marine Sergeant Gregory Smith was responsible.
According to Kwayana, the way the State acted after Rodney’s death and the “protection” which was given to Smith also showed that they had some involvement.
Kwayana continued giving evidence for the second day as the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry progressed.   Continue reading

Guyanese Online – Most popular entries for April 2014

Guyanese Online Blog – https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/

Most Popular for April 2014 – Monthly views = 66,002   Total = 2,100,165

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  2. Home page / Archives
  3. Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards
  4. Guyana: Old Georgetown, British Guiana – pictures
  5. Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
  6. Botlahle: Age 11 – Winner Of South Africa’s Talent 2012 – 3 videos
  7. Easter: Kite Flying in Guyana – with pictures by Nigel Durant
  8. Andre Rieu – I Will Follow Him – music video
  9. TORONTO TOO COLD – By Bill “Crooner” Newman – music video
  10. Pharrell Williams – ‘Happy’ Version featuring GUYANA – 2 videos
  11. Guyanese Online – Introduction
  12. MovieTowne – Streets of the World – in Trinidad – video
  13. Guyana: British Guiana 1959 to 1961- with 2009 updates – photos
  14. The El Dorado Complex in the Shaping of Indo-Guyanese – Clem Seecharan Continue reading

The Top 20 Female Jazz singers – featuring Billy Holliday – 2 videos


Published on Sep 29, 2013

This video features songs by the top 20 female jazz vocalists of all time as chosen by DigitalDreamDoor.com. Thanks to Gabriela for her idea for the video. The video background is from the 2006 BBC documentary Planet Earth. Hope you enjoy it.

1) 0:00 Amapola – Natalie Cole
2) 3:18 A Sunday Kind Of Love – Etta James
3) 6:34 When Lights Are Low – June Christy
4) 9:26 The Boy From Ipanema – Peggy Lee
5) 11:48 Aqua De Beber – Astrud Gilbert   Continue reading

Steamers of British Guiana – by Dmitri Allicock

Sprostons Dry Dock of October 26, 1867

Sprostons Dry Dock of October 26, 1867

Steamers of British Guiana

And so have disappeared over the horizon that regal age of the Steamers of Guyana, what some of us might have experienced and also what our fore-parents spoke so fondly of.

By Dmitri Allicock

The cautious introduction of steam propulsion to vessels in British Guiana brought the golden age of sailing ships and the reliance on the currents of the wind to an end in the 1800s and launched an era of both commercial and passenger steamships in early Guyana.

The steamer service in Guyana dates back to the early 19th century when the colonial government contracted a few privately-owned steamers to provide transportation for commuters and for shipping of produce.
The first official documentation of a steamer service can be traced to the establishment of a Local Steamer Navigation Company, which appears to have been founded in 1825. This company commenced operations in 1826 with the Cambria, an immigrant ship, which was purchased for the sum of $50,000.

[Read more – Go to the Dmitri Allicock Website]