Daily Archives: 03/20/2018

Guyana: The Theatre Guild Requires Historical Information – By Ricardo Smith

Theatre Guild. Guyana


Here I am in Guyana and have been asked by the THEATRE GUILD hierarchy to talk to them about the BRINK SHOWS which the THEATRE GUILD  did in the 1960’s, as they would like to resuscitate the concept

They would like to hear …..

  • How and why the idea started ….
  • How they were created/put together…..
  • Who directed and produced the shows
  • My mind is totally blank on these shows…. if any one out there can give me some information to pass on it would be great

ALSO.. info required about: GUYANA LEGEND 1966  Continue reading

Guyana: Three Bandits shot by Police: The aftermath of those deaths – By Adam Harris

The aftermath of those three deaths

Mar 18, 2018  Features / Columnists, – Adam Harris

Adam Harris

It has been a long time since so many men got killed in a single police action. This was the case on Thursday when three men got shot and killed on the Georgetown seawalls. There was a time when such action was almost par for the course.

Those were the days of the crime wave.
There were many young criminals who considered themselves gunmen. Indeed there was the core and these young men were the offshoot. Guyana was in their grip. The news media constantly reported clashes of the gangs and clashes with the police.      Continue reading

Guyana: Major gold mining companies ignite plans for underground mining

Guyana: Major gold mining companies ignite plans for underground mining

GGMC Commissioner, Newell Dennison

– Guyana still to set up necessary framework

Guyana is moving in a direction of underground mining at magnitudes never done in the country’s history. However, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) is still to put all the necessary measures in place to monitor this sort of mining that is considered “more hazardous than open pit mining.”

Recently, CANADA-based gold-mining company, Guyana Goldfields Inc. announced that it will be investing an initial sum of US$120M to develop an underground mine at its Aurora Gold Mine.  

Kaieteur News was also reliably informed that Troy Resources, another big player in the mining industry, is moving in the same direction.     Continue reading

Guyana: 1000 taxpayers under review for unexplained wealth – Tax Chief

March 19. 2018. – Kaieteur News By Kiana Wilburg

Godfrey Statia – GRA

Whether it is a politician or a businessman with the world of clout, nothing will stand in the way of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) in going ahead with its audits on taxpayers who appear to have unexplained wealth.

In fact, Commissioner General, Godfrey Statia was able to confirm that there are at least, 1000 taxpayers under review.   Continue reading

Impact of Twenty20 format on WI cricket, money – By George Alleyne

Impact of Twenty20 format on WI cricket, money

– By George Alleyne – Caribbean Life News – March 17, 2018

The need for money to ensure survival of the game was the common ground reached in a discussion among former Test greats and Barbados cricket administrators.

The legendary West Indies opening batting pair, Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, earlier this week departed from the cohesion for which they are known while plundering bowlers the world over, and disagreed publicly on whether Twenty20 cricket is destroying the game.    READ MORE

THE HACKIA STICK – By Dmitri Allicock

The making of a hackia stick above


By Dmitri Allicock

Trekking Through Guyana and History.

The word hackia comes from the Arawak language haküya and denotes trees of the genus Handroanthus, typically used for making tool handles.

The hackia stick is a part of Guyana’s history and is made with any kind of dense, heavy wood, specifically that of the forest tree Ixora ferrea (family Rubiaceae) or of trees of the genus Handroanthus (family Bignoniaceae); especially (in later use) in hackia stick.



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