Daily Archives: 07/10/2018

Queens Book Fair – The Story of a Great Festival – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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US$4.3M needed to restore City Hall – EU will fund project

City Hall – Georgetown-Guyana

…EU urges buy-in from all stakeholders as it delivers restoration plan

IT would take some US$4.3M to restore the iconic City Hall Building from its ruins, and while a Comprehensive Restoration and Sustainable Conservation Management Plan has been completed with funding from the European Union, the financing is now needed to execute the ambitious plan to save the building.

Located at the corner of Regent Street and Avenue of the Republic, stands City Hall – one of the Caribbean’s finest timber buildings erected in 1889 but with every passing day, the three –storey rectangular building that imitates the Classical (Gothic) Revival architectural style, continues to deteriorate. On Monday at the Pegasus Hotel, Ambassador of the European Union Delegation, Jernej Videti? formally handed over copies of the Comprehensive Restoration and Sustainable Conservation Management Plan to the Government of Guyana and the Georgetown Mayor and City Council.   READ MORE

Ramson most likely interrupted a “carefully orchestrated selection process” for PPP presidential candidate – Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Ramkarran, a former long-standing member of the PPP, made his view known in his most recent column.

There, he acknowledged that Ramson recently announced publicly that he would seek the PPP’s nomination to be its presidential candidate for the 2020 general elections. But, Jagdeo chided Ramson and said that he deviated from party principles.            Continue reading

Royalty and Nuptiality — By Yvonne Sam

Royalty and Nuptiality — By Yvonne Sam

Hold on to your fascinator a while longer—the Royal family remain in the news even with different marital views. Is the season just getting started?

The Royal family has been in the spotlight recently – what with the marriage of the uncommon commoner Meghan Markle to Prince Henry of Wales – better known as Prince Harry, and the scheduled marriage on Friday, October 12 of the Queen’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie, seventh in line to the throne.  The latter union will be solemnized at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor and will likely be more low-keyed and not likely to be televised as that of Harry and Meghan.

Before Eugenie officially walks down the aisle, another member of the Royal family announced that he will be tying the knot, albeit different but keeping the family in the spotlight. Lord Ivar Mountbatten, the third cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth, will marry his longtime partner James Coyle this summer. Such a union will mark the extended royal family’s first same sex marriage.  In 2016 Lord Mountbatten made headlines when he became the first openly homosexual member of the family.       Continue reading

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