Monthly Archives: April 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – April 30, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 30 April 2016 – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Guyana – Five shot as gunmen storm Casino at Ramada Princess Hotel

Five shot as gunmen storm Casino at Ramada Princess Hotel

Ramada Princess Hotel - Guyana

Ramada Princess Hotel – Guyana

– One captured, cops  hunt three others 
A policeman and four casino staffers were shot after masked gunmen stormed the Ramada Princess Hotel casino at Providence, East Bank Demerara at around 03.30 hrs yesterday.
Three of the bandits escaped with an undisclosed sum of local and foreign currency they took from the casino as well as money and valuables they took from patrons during the half-hour ordeal.
But police captured a fourth bandit as he was trying to escape through a back door when the ranks arrived. They also impounded a car that the attackers left behind.   Continue reading

Grey is great: why hair is the last bastion of vanity – by Anne Perkins

Grey is great: why hair is the last bastion of vanity

As Hillary Clinton said, hair signifies your hopes and dreams to the world. But now the grey gene has been identified, can we reclaim greyness as part of growing old(er) gracefully?

What dismal news that scientists (scientists!) have found the gene responsible for turning hair grey – or rather, the one that switches off so that hair loses its natural pigment. Of all the areas where those hard and expensively won skills might have been deployed, who cannot see it as a kind of betrayal that they have been devoted to the quest for a cure for greyness?

But then, hair matters, as Hillary Clinton sagely remarked back in 2001. “This is a life lesson my family did not teach me,” she told Yale students back when she was a mere senator. “Wellesley and Yale Law School failed to instil: your hair will send significant messages to those around you. What hopes and dreams you have for the world, but more, what hopes and dreams you have for your hair. Pay attention to your hair, because everyone else will.’’   Continue reading

In our 2016 World, “SECURITY IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS” – by Francis Quamina Farrier


by Francis Quamina Farrier


Security Camera System

Over the past two decades, almost all around the world, countries have been stepping up their National Security. Because of the many bad experiences, security has been stepped up on the ground, in the air, and under the seas. Security at International and Domestic airports, for example, has been intensified over the past decades to an unprecedented level. Underwater surveillance as well as up-in-the air, has now gone to the deepest of the deep and the highest of the high. In most countries, Private Companies; small, medium and large, are also increasing their security measures. And might I add, that even private homes – the wealthy and the not-so-wealthy – are now paying more attention to their security.

Some, like most Private and Public entities, are even installing security cameras. Even some places of worship have installed Security measures; the Vatican in Rome, for example, has security measures in place for tourists and others going into the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. We know of cases locally where bandits have entered places of worship and robbed the worshipers. Not so long ago, St. Phillip’s Anglican Church in Georgetown was over-run by bandits one Sunday morning, and the congregation was relieved of their money and other valuables.

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If It Is Indeed Clinton vs. Trump: Hillary’s Win Would Reshape the USA…. – by Darth Anakin

If It Is Indeed Clinton vs. Trump: Hillary’s Win Would Reshape the USA for a Generation

by Darth Anakin – Daily Kos

trumpA sweeping statement, perhaps! But, if anything, I feel like I am understating the case. While most of the political class and the media is engaged with dissecting Trump’s chances in the General Election and our side covers the full spectrum from unabashed jubilation (she has this!), to full-blown alarm (we are in for a surprise because everyone has underestimated Trump at their peril), it would seem to me, not enough is being said about the underlying significance of this election.

I will make the case briefly.    Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – April 28, 2016 GINA video

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – April 28, 2016 GINA video

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – April 29, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 29 April 2016 – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Guyana Teen Gets Into 21 Universities in the USA, Including All 8 Ivy Leagues

High School Senior From Immigrant Family Got Into Every Ivy League

Kimberly Yam Associate Editor, Good News, The Huffington Post – 04/26/2016

All those years of hitting the books paid off for one accomplished high school senior. 

Kelly Hyles

Kelly Hyles

Kelly Hyles, a senior at the selective High School for Math, Science and Engineering at the City College of New York, was recently accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. The student, who came to the US from Guyana when she was 11 years old, told she’s been in shock since receiving the good news.

“I was really happy. I’m still in disbelief. I am so grateful,” she said.

In addition to all the Ivies, Hyles also received acceptance letters to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University, reported. In total, she was accepted to a staggering 21 schools. What’s more, she told Pix11 that, for the most part, she’ll get a free ride to any college she chooses to attend.  Continue reading

GEMS OF GUYANA – Thirty Poems – By Dmitri Allicock + video “Waltz of the Flowers”


Thirty Poems

By Dmitri Allicock

Gems of Guyana


The tangle of the crowded passageways and stalls
Guyana’s creoles in its uninhibited fluency calls
The haggling voices of the bright cloths so sweet
The fresh aroma of Guyanese pastries and treats

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Sign painter beautifies Georgetown – By Tangerine Clarke

Sign painter beautifies Georgetown

ARTS & THEATER: Sign painter, Andrew Allen was born in Georgetown 50 years ago, the exact year Guyana attained independence from Great Britain in 1966. So in a fitting tribute to the land of his birth and the Golden Jubilee, the painter said he wants to make a contribution and is calling on the Guyana government to commission him to paint murals for the upcoming week of celebration.
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