Daily Archives: May 22, 2018

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – May 20-22. 2018

News – 22 May 2018

SOCU arrests former Finance Minister Saisnarine Kowlessar

GuyOil confirms probe into $$M wire transfer fraud

Local contractors accuse Aurora Gold Mine of violating obligations – “we are being shafted all around”

High Court halts criminal proceedings against Singh, Brassington

Auditors dig deeper into controversial D’Urban Park project

US$18M ExxonMobil signing bonus… There is no paper trail of negotiations – Trotman tells Parliamentary Committee

Court erupts after poultry farmer gets 3 years for 8 grams of ganja

President, First Lady clarify need for Trini medical checkup trip     Continue reading

GuySuCo: massive procurement fraud – Billions wasted and stolen

GuySuCo has over $3B in outdated Fiat tractor spares in stock

– growing evidence of massive procurement fraud over time

The suspicions were there all along. But the evidence was missing. Until now.
In recent years, the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has been asking for and receiving billions of dollars annually in bailouts to pay workers and creditors.

The fortunes of the company have been steadily declining, with production plunging and poor maintenance, theft and the quality of agriculture at its lowest. Despite that, consecutive administrations facing watchful unions and a 16,000-plus strong workforce were unwilling to resist GuySuCo’s demands for cash.    Continue reading

IAD and Emancipation – Dinner Dance – Ottawa. Canada – May 26. 2018

Download Flyer: IAD and Emancipation – Dinner Dance – Ottawa. Canada – May 26. 2018

Caribbean Hummingbirds Cultural Association

 cordially invites you to the

Annual Dinner & Dance to celebrate

“INDIAN ARRIVAL DAY and

EMANCIPATION 2018”

Saturday, May 26, 2018 –  6:00 p.m.

St. John the Apostle Church Hall

2340 Baseline Road, Ottawa

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Cyril Dabydeen

Beyond Sangre Grande: Indian Arrival and Emancipation 2018 – A Writer’s Perspective”

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“THE LOTTERY TICKETS” – Short story by Royden V. Chan 1995

“THE LOTTERY TICKETS”

Short story by Royden V. Chan 1995

Tumereng Landing 1960 Mazaruni River Guyana

According to the Buddha, man himself is the maker of his own destiny. He has none to blame for his lot since he alone is responsible for his own life. He makes his own life for better or for worse.

When you read this tale of Aubrey and Elsie Robinson, you can decide if this is true or if we are powerless pawns manipulated by conditions and circumstances beyond our control.

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England’s First Black Queen, Sophie Charlotte Born 1744

England’s First Black Queen, Sophie Charlotte Born 1744
by GDN Shared Post May 21, 2018

Queen Charlotte – Portrait by Sir Allan Ramsay. 1769.

Princess Sophie Charlotte was born in 1744. She was the first black queen of England and the last queen of America. She reigned during the American revolution and was our queen before we became independent. Charlotte NC is named after her.

Queen Charlotte, the actual first bi-racial member of royalty, also happens to be Prince Harry’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother. That’s right. She’s Queen Victoria’s grandmother. 

Many of the portraits portray her as very fair skinned, which was the fashion of the time. She most likely was highly powdered to appear more “fashionable”.  18th century skin lightening was lead based. Although this era was known as the Age of Enlightenment, most fashionable men and women poisoned themselves with red and white lead make-up and powder.

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