Daily Archives: September 3, 2018

Guyana: Indigenous Heritage Month for 2018 begins

Indigenous Heritage Month 2018 begins with religious ceremony

Photo: Minister within the Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe greets some group members

A religious ceremony, led by the Jawalla Hallelujah Group, was held on Saturday to usher in Indigenous Heritage Month activities for 2018, at the Heritage Village, Sophia Exhibition Centre, Georgetown.     Continue reading

High end vehicles entering Guyana without records at GRA – Statia

High end vehicles entering Guyana without records at GRA – Statia

Godfrey Statia

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Colonization: Deciding It’s OK to Steal Someone Else’s Land (and/or Body) – video

The Most Revolutionary Act

In the following presentation, Native American activist Ward Churchill offers ones of the most fascinating explorations of colonization I have ever encountered.

He maintains that indigenous people have an inherent right both to self-determination and to fulfill their duty to manage land and habitat to guarantee the survival of their descendants for seven generations into the future.

With colonization, colonists dispossess a native population of their land for some alternative use.

He explains the concept of “settler colonialism” – giving the Nazi occupation of Europe as the prime example (along with the Israeli colonization of Palestine, the European colonization of North and South America and the English colonization of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand).

He also introduces the concept of “false colonization,” which occurs when settlers continue to deprive native peoples of  their land and rights despite breaking away from the mother country.

He blames the plight of African…

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Buxton & Friendship (UK) Association – Food Fayre – London England – October 14. 2018

East Coast Guyana Reunion Dance – London, England. UK – October 19, 2018

 THE GREAT ESCAPE – WW II History Revisited 

THE GREAT ESCAPE, WW II History Revisited

The Great Escape Untouched for almost seven decades, the tunnel used in the Great Escape has finally been unearthed.

The 111-yard passage nicknamed ‘Harry’ by Allied prisoners was sealed by the Germans after the audacious break-out from the POW camp Stalag Luft III in western Poland.

Despite huge interest in the subject, encouraged by the film starring Steve McQueen, the tunnel remained  undisturbed over the decades because it was behind the Iron Curtain  and the Soviet authorities had no interest in its  significance..     

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‘Black gold’ gives Guyana chance to break free of poverty – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Discovery of ‘black gold’ gives Guyana chance to break free of poverty

By Mohamed Hamaludin –The South Florida Times

The 750,000 or so people of Guyana – about a quarter of the population of Miami-Dade or Broward counties in Florida, and among the poorest in the Western Hemisphere – are facing a very happy dilemma: how to spend a windfall of billions of dollars.

Should the money be distributed to the people or should it go towards infrastructure and other capital expenditure to make the English-speaking former British colony economically self-sufficient? Or should it be a combination of both?    Continue reading

US interest in the Guianas growing amidst Exxon-Mobil mega oil find

US delegation in Paramaribo, Suriname

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — In an unprecedented visit of its kind to Guyana and Suriname, two relatively obscure South American countries, a large congressional delegation from the United States visited Georgetown and Paramaribo last week.

Following US ExxonMobil’s announcements of its discovery of substantial oil reserves offshore Guyana, these two countries are drawing diplomatic attention from all corners of the world and more countries are set to open diplomatic missions there.           Continue reading

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