Daily Archives: 06/01/2014

GCA New York – Online Magazine – May 2014


GCA - May 2014

Guyanese Online – Most Popular Entries – May 2014

Guyanese Online – Most Popular Entries – May 2014

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1. Home page / Archives
3. Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards – updated
4. “I will Follow Him” – by a Nun’s Choir – conductor Andre Rieu – video
5. Jeanette’s photo album: Guyana Trip 2014 – April 4 to 18
6. Guyanese saves Ghanaian from drowning – by Francis Quamina Farrier
7. Jamun or Jamoon – a very useful fruit
8. Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
9. UK ‘Voice Winner’ visits his parents’ homeland – with videos
10. 50 of the Best Uses for Coconut Oil    Continue reading

Will Guyana Survive the Great Flood?

Thanks Rosaliene…

Three Worlds One Vision

High Tide at the Seawall - East Coast Demerara - GuyanaHigh Tide at the Seawall – East Coast Demerara – Guyana
Photo Credit: Caribbean Development Bank

When I was a kid in Georgetown, capital of Guyana, flooding meant a day or more off from school. During the rainy season, it was quite normal for drainage canals to overflow into streets and neighboring yards. To drain the flood water, kokers or sluice-gates could not be opened until low tide.

Koker or Sluice Gate - Georgetown - GuyanaKoker or Sluice-Gate – Georgetown – Guyana

Over the years, flooding along Guyana’s 264-mile-long, low-lying coastal plain has intensified. This is due partly to failure in upgrading the sea defense system built in the 1740s under Dutch colonization. But the main culprit has been the rise in sea levels. In a country where over eighty percent of the population lives along the coast, ranging from 20 to 40 inches below sea level, this is cause for concern and an action plan.


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Cricket Management: WICB shifts New Zealand Test from Guyana

Update: West Indies- New Zealand Test shifted from Guyana to Barbados


WICB shifts New Zealand Test from Guyana

Demerara Waves – June 1, 2014

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Saturday May 31, announced that it has pulled the New Zealand test match from Guyana after the board and the Donald Ramotar administration failed to reach agreement on the independent governance of cricket in the country.

“As a consequence the WICB is left with no option but to relocate the Third Test between West Indies and New Zealand from Guyana,” the regional governing body said in a statement.

The WICB says it is currently considering alternative venues and the new venue of the Test will be announced on Monday June 2nd. The dates of the Test – June 26 to 30 – remain.

The WICB says it regrets having to take this course of action and seeks the understanding of cricket fans and stakeholders in Guyana.   Continue reading