Monthly Archives: April 2018

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – April 28-30. 2018

News – 30 April 2018

Sedition clause was inserted by Govt. – Former AG Anil Nandlall

Special officers being trained to monitor metered oil production by Exxon Mobil – GRA Boss

New policy in place…Police stations not allowed to keep more than $25,000 in bail money

The National Payment System…Bank of Guyana to implement robust Legal and regulatory framework

Association wants full financial assessment of all municipalities

AG touts dispute resolution training as key to address oil and gas issues

Sol repositions itself for oil and gas  

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Airlines: JetBlue Guyana decision imminent

JetBlue Guyana decision imminent

April 30, 2018 – By Ray Chickrie
Caribbean News Now contributor


GEORGETOWN, Guyana — US low cost carrier, JetBlue, which has indicated its interest in expanding into the Guyana market, is closer to making a decision, according to local media reports. The Guyana ministry of foreign affairs, without naming the airline, has also indicated that talks are still ongoing and that JetBlue will soon send a delegation to Guyana on a fact finding mission.    Continue reading

Toronto restaurant ordered to pay black man $10K after asking him to prepay for meal

Emile Wickham was celebrating his birthday with friends when the incident happened in 2014

Nick Boisvert · CBC News · Posted: Apr 30, 2018

Emile Wickham

A black man from Toronto has been awarded $10,000 in damages from a downtown Chinese restaurant that asked him and a group of friends to prepay for their meals.

The payment was ordered by Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal, which determined the man faced racial discrimination in the incident, infringing on his human rights.     Continue reading

Guyanese Entertainment Showcase – Featuring The Ramblers, Winston Duggin – Toronto – June 24. 2018

Download: 2018 Guyanese Entertainment Showcase Flyer

Guyanese Entertainment Showcase – The Ramblers, Winston Duggin and others – Nugget Banquet Hall – Toronto – June 24. 2018

Special Guest Appearance: Jimmy Ray (Bullet)


Here is the iTunes link to:  The Golden Years by Bing Serrão & The Ramblers on Apple Music

 Bing Serrao & The Ramblers Pictures June 6th. 2014

Profile: Jayanta Bhagawati: An Indian Treasure in Guyana! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Jayanta Bhagawati

Jayanta Bhagawati has made an indelible contribution to the culture of Guyana. He was sent in 2015 by the Government of India to teach classical dance to Guyanese. Jayanta was based at the Indian Cultural Center (ICC) in Georgetown but he traveled around Guyana to meet with the people and to get them interested in dance.

The ICC is India’s oldest outpost in any of its Mission abroad. It is more than forty years old and it has produced wonderful talents during its many years. The classes are open to all Guyanese and Jayanta is proud of its achievements.

Read More: Profile- Jayanti Bhagawati– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

‘Their Country Is Being Invaded’: Exodus of Venezuelans Overwhelms Northern Brazil – NY Times

‘Their Country Is Being Invaded’:

Exodus of Venezuelans Overwhelms Northern Brazil

Aerial Views of St. Stanislaus College. Georgetown. Guyana


Cheddi Jagan, Communism and the African-Guyanese – By Clem Seecharan

Cheddi Jagan, Communism and the African-Guyanese

March 22, 2018 – Stabroek News

By Clem Seecharan

Clem Seecharan is Emeritus Professor of History at London Metropolitan University. His latest book, Hand-in-Hand History of Cricket in Guyana: Vol. II, A Stubborn Mediocrity will be published in the UK this summer by Hansib. He is working on a book on Cheddi Jagan and the Cold War to be published by Ian Randle Publishers.

Cheddi Jagan

One hundred years ago today Cheddi Jagan (1918-97) was born at Plantation Port Mourant on the lower Corentyne Coast. This sugar estate, its resident population virtually all Indians, was the seminal source of his radicalism. A narrative of ‘bitter sugar’, and the arrogance of the white ‘sugar gods’ inhabiting a different universe, encapsulated the plantation culture of deprivation.

Read More: Cheddi Jagan, Communism and the African-Guyanese

USA: Confederate Monuments are Going Down. Lynching Memorials are Going Up

Confederate Monuments are Going Down. Lynching Memorials are Going Up.

Southern Poverty Law Center

The markers are about the size of a man. The color of bricks made from Alabama’s red clay, they hang from the roof, one for every county in America where a person was lynched.

Appearing first at eye level, the markers read like headstones. But as the floor descends, they hang ever more ominously overhead, until visitors are forced to crane their necks — like the spectators who once gawked at the mutilated bodies of the black men and women who had been hung.        Continue reading

The Van Carnage:–Misogny is not all there is to see – By Yvonne Sam

The Van Carnage:–Misogny is not all there is to see

…. It’s Implicit — Mental Health we must Revisit..

By Yvonne Sam

The Attack is a Shame but is the perpetrator the only one to Blame? The writing was clearly on the wall. But then again it was whose call?

Like most other Canadians I was horrified on hearing about the van attack in Toronto, and sprung into action by posing my overworked question” Who!? Why?  However, while the nation and the world over join in sympathy with Toronto following the senseless loss of human lives in the recent van ramming carnage, one cannot help but remark with great concern at the familiar pattern that plays out without fail after incidents of such a nature.    Continue reading

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