Daily Archives: August 10, 2015

Visit Guyana – Timeline Photos – Guyana

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Promenade Gardens - Georgetoen Guyana

Promenade Gardens – Georgetown Guyana –  Click to enlarge

Granger vows probe into ‘Sash’ Shaw’ murder and other crime wave killings

Granger vows probe into ‘Sash’ Shaw’ murder and other crime wave killings

Killed: Former Minister of Agriculture, Satyadeo SawhAUGUST 10, 2015 | BY |  President David Granger yesterday (August 9, 2015), promised that thorough inquiries will be held into the killings of former Minister of Agriculture, Satyadeow ‘Sash’ Sawh and all who were slain during the 2000 and 2008 period.

Photo: Killed: Former Minister of Agriculture, Satyadeo Sawh

The President made the announcement at a one-day symposium organized by the Cuffy 250 Committee in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Berbice Slave Rebellion. The event was held at the Critchlow Labour College.  Continue reading

NO MUSICAL ENGINE HERE – by Dave Martins.

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

NO MUSICAL ENGINE HERE – by Dave Martins.

Following recent musical explorations in the country, including Dr. Vibert Cambridge’s excellent book, “Musical Life in Guyana”, the current depressed state of our music industry is once again a topic of discussion. We are hearing renewed calls for more music education in the schools, and for ways to make instruments more affordable.

A well-known music teacher stressed the need to identify and foster singular musical talent. Some have called for the creation of a Guyanese “national sound”, and there has been the inevitable shout for government funding for music studios and facilities. It is fair to say that, particularly following Dr. Cambridge’s book, serious concerns have been raised about the state of our music industry today.  Continue reading

Guyana Christian Charities (GCC) Fall Dance – Toronto – September 19, 2015

GCC Fall Dance- Sept 19

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Guyana Christian Charities Fall Dance – Toronto – September 19, 2015

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  • provide aid and assistance to the poor and needy, sometimes through organisations/ hospitals
  • raise funds in our community through our Annual Food and Bake Sale, our Dances, cash and memorial donations
  • collect and ship donated articles such as books, computers, toys etc to various organisations in Guyana  
  • provide long term support to the orphanages, the Burn Care Unit of the Georgetown Hospital
Groups, communties and individuals throughout Guyana – from the coastlands to the Rupununi. To date, the list of organisations supported totals over 60. These include:

  • Hospitals –  Missions –  Schools -Orphanages

PAY INCREASES – commentary

PAY INCREASES – August 9, 2015 | BY  – Editorial

There has been much talk about pay increases for Ministers and Members of Parliament. The most noise came from the political opposition. Rohee said that the Granger-led administration (and he no longer calls it a de facto government) is seeking to feast on caviar while the ordinary man must eat little or nothing.

When the People’s Progressive Party came into office a senior Minister was earning $28,000 per month. The Attorney General was earning $76,000 a month. That was 23 years ago. When it left office a senior Minister was earning $579,000 a month as a basic salary. The Attorney General was earning $1.6 million a month.   (G$1M = app $5,000US) Continue reading

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