Daily Archives: May 11, 2016

Guyana Family Fun Day – Orlando Festival Park – June 5, 2016

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Guyana– Latest News from various sources – May 11, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 11 May 2016 – Kaieteur News

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

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 09 May 2016

Capitol TV logoGuyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 09 May 2016

Fire destroys millions of dollars worth of appliances and equipment at Gafoor’s Houston location

Posted: 09 May 2016 07:23 PM PDT

11 homeless after mid-morning fire in Kitty

Posted: 09 May 2016 07:12 PM PDT

Stabroek market vendors get relocated

Posted: 09 May 2016 07:04 PM PDT

GTT launches 4g service

Posted: 09 May 2016 07:00 PM PDT

Sports Roundup

Posted: 09 May 2016 06:48 PM PDT

Marking of School Based Assessment should no longer be free

Posted: 09 May 2016 06:45 PM PDT

Guyana’s Golden Jubilee – Oh How Happy can Guyana be! – music video by Chris Prashad

Guyana Golden Jubilee – Oh How Happy can Guyana be! – music video by Chris Prashad

Published on Apr 29, 2016  – By Chris Prashad

This song was written at a time when external political forces pitted the two major ethnic groups in Guyana against each other, when true democracy was sabotaged, and conflicts against each group were deliberately instigated. It is my hope that through this song, commemorating our Independence from the British colonial masters the healing process would begin.   Continue reading

UPDATES: Gafoors fire resulted in hundreds of millions in losses – some workers relocated

UPDATE: Gafoors fire resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses

Pandemonium broke out yesterday afternoon when a massive fire engulfed several bonds located at the Gafoors Houston Complex on the East Bank of Demerara resulting in losses amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars.
The Gafoors Complex at Houston under fire yesterday afternoon

The Gafoors Complex at Houston under fire

Hundreds of workers rushed out of their offices and departments for safety when an alarm was raised that a fire had started in “Bond Three” at that location and was spreading quickly throughout other storage bonds.

Reports are that the blaze begun around 15:45hrs and the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) was immediately notified of the incident. Fire fighters arrived promptly at the scene in at least five fire tenders and started their battle with the blaze which continued to spread throughout the various bonds.
After hours of struggling to contain and extinguish the fire, the firemen managed to gain some control over the situation.

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Broadcasting propelled British Guiana into the 20th Century – By Hubert Williams

BROADCASTING PROPELLED BG  INTO  THE  20TH CENTURY

By  Hubert  Williams

Hugh Cholmondelry and Hubert Williams

Hugh Cholmondeley and Hubert Williams

It was like magic transformed in Georgetown (the then rustic seaside colonial capital of overwhelmingly white-painted wooden buildings on stilts) that citizens could be in their homes or walking on the streets and hearing their own people talking to them, telling familiar stories and presenting general information along with the British music they adored.

Broadcasting had at last come to British Guiana, the lone English colony on the northeast coast of the South American continent, presenting citizens with an open window to the world and widespread relief from the trauma of the recently ended First World War (1914-1918) which took an estimated 17 million lives (20 million wounded), including some of their own countrymen.     Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – May 10, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – May 10, 2016

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