Daily Archives: 03/11/2018

Brickdam – The Oldest Street in Georgetown Guyana – By Godfrey Chin

Nostalgia 566 – Saga and Romance of BRICKDAM

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Godfrey Chin – “Nostalgias”

–  By: Godfrey Chin (1937-2012) ..  Written in 2011.

Brickdam – the oldest street in the Capital City of Georgetown was formerly a muddy quagmire, difficult to traverse by horse and carriage even though it was built up with debris and cinders, from the too frequent fires of the nineteenth century. It was later covered with ‘bricks’ to make it serviceable during the rainy season – hence its name.

In 1920, it was macadamised for the Royal visit of Edward, Prince of Wales, who attended the Horse Race  Meeting, at Durban Park, and planted a ‘sapodilla tree’ in the Taitt’s Yard  (Murray St) – now Cara Lodge, Quamina.            Continue reading

Barbadian Media Houses Must Go to Venezuela and See for Themselves

Barbados Underground

Submitted by David Comissiong, President of the Clement Payne Movement

From the left – Kaymar Jordan, Barbados Today, Anthony Bryan, Barbados Advocate, Anthony Shaw, Nation Publishing and David Ellis, Starcom Network

I have just returned to Barbados from a four day visit of Venezuela. My elder daughter — noted Barbadian dancer and choreographer Aisha Comissiong — accompanied me and we stayed at the Melia hotel in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela.

This last trip to Venezuela was my fourth visit over the past 13 months. And even though our stay was relatively short, we were still able  to get a general picture of the political and social condition of the country and to make a comparison with the image of Venezuela that the powerful Western news media is so determinedly and comprehensively foisting upon the people of the world.

It is against this background that I would like…

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ExxonMobil’s contract will yield more royalties than gold – Business Minister Dominic Gaskin

ExxonMobil’s contract will yield more royalties than gold annually

Dominic Gaskin Business Minister

Demerara Waves– March 6, 2018 – In the face of persistent criticisms of the Guyana-ExxonMobil agreement, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin on Tuesday railed against critics who see the deal as “chicken feed”, instead saying that it would yearly earn the country more than gold.

Addressing the opening of a Private Sector Commission- organised seminar under the theme “Oil and Gas in Guyana: Perspectives in Guyana”, Gaskin said he had no problem with criticisms of the contract but contended that comparisons with Ghana and Uganda amounted to “incomplete and misleading” information.    Continue reading

Easily Regrow These 10 Veggies With Just WATER


Vegetables have all sorts of benefits, including their nutritional value and low price. But did you know that you get even more value out of your greens by replanting them? Most of the veggies you buy, such as lettuce and green onions, can actually be regrown using just water and some simple steps.

Follow our tips and instructions to learn more about how you can have a constant supply of your favorite greens, without paying an extra penny.   Continue reading

TOURISM: An uptick in violence, what if the planes stop landing

Commentary: An uptick in violence, what if the planes stop landing on these shores?

March 6, 2018 – By Derrick Miller – Caribbean News Now

Tourism is largest of modern industries, and a multi-billion-dollar business for many countries according to the World Tourism Organization.

It is major turning point of these economies and one of the top five sources of income, and a driver of major development.             Continue reading

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