Daily Archives: 12/24/2017

Buxton- Friendship Express News Magazine – December 2017

Fellow Buxtonian/Friend,

It’s the season of joy, hope and goodwill, and the Buxton – Friendship Express team would like to wish you and your whole family a Merry Christmas and a Bright New Year.

We thank you very much for your support over the years. You’ve been most important to our success. May God continue to shower His blessings upon you and your family in the New Year!

Please enjoy a copy of our December Buxton-Friendship news magazine by clicking on the following link to access it:


Happy Holidays,

Lorna Campbell-  Contributing Editor,

Buxton-Friendship Express –buxtonexpress@aol.com

New York: Christmas Comes Early For This Guyanese Immigrant

Christmas Comes Early For This Caribbean Immigrant

December 20, 2017. News Americas.

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Dec. 21, 2017:  Christmas has come early for a Caribbean immigrant who spent 30 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit.

Guyana-born, Mark Denny, now 46, walked out a free man on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, after he was exonerated by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office for a brutal rape and robbery rap from three decades ago.    READ MORE

The Berbice River: The River that Bears Witness – By: Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh MSS, MSc, FRGS

The Berbice River: The River that Bears Witness

By: Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh MSS, MSc, FRGS

“I’ve known rivers:

ancient as the world and older than the

flow of human blood in human veins.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

I have known rivers:

ancient dusky rivers

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.”

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)


Guyana has 14 major drainage basins and four principal rivers –the Corentyne River bordering Suriname, the Berbice River, the Demerara River, and the Essequibo River.      Continue reading

Venezuela’s oil industry is falling apart – opinion

Venezuela’s oil industry is falling apart

 By Humberto Márquez –  Inter Press Service (IPS)

CARACAS, Venezuela (IPS) — Corruption in the Venezuelan state oil industry, denounced by the government itself, and with former ministers and senior managers behind bars, is the latest evidence that, in the country with the largest oil reserves on the planet, the industry on which the economy depends is falling apart.

There was a drop “in the production of crude oil, of a million barrels per day,” economist Luis Oliveros, who teaches at the Metropolitan University, told IPS. In December 2013 output stood at 2,894,000 barrels per day compared to 1,837,000 in November 2017, according to the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).      Continue reading

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