Daily Archives: 11/06/2018

Govt takes control of Berbice River Bridge….. in light of “threat to public safety”

Govt takes control of Berbice Bridge in light of “threat to public safety”

Berbice River Bridge. Guyana

The Government of Guyana decided to take control of the Berbice Bridge from yesterday. Thus, the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBCI) will no longer have jurisdiction to try to impose “unconscionable” increases on the people of Guyana.

This was made known by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) via a missive it released to the media early yesterday.
The Ministry noted that the government and the BBCI have been engaged in a public dispute regarding a unilateral announcement on October 16, 2018 by BBCI to impose “draconian” toll increases at the Berbice River Bridge.   Continue reading

Where High Quality Abides … The Oldsters Tend To Excel – By Hubert Williams +7 Music videos

Where High Quality Abides … The Oldsters Tend To Excel

  • By Hubert Williams

Bridgetown, Barbados. Oct. 21, 2018 – The new musical norm in the Caribbean tends to be men with little or no education, low moral standards producing too much of the music for local consumption… a surfeit of songs about women and sex clumsily presented; often making considerable sums of money out of it, and, regrettably, enjoying great popularity, prompting the question: Whereto is Caribbean culture headed?

A classic demonstration of where we were (in comparison with where we are) was provided last night in Barbados at the Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference Centre, a mile east of the Capital Bridgetown, with Dr. Anthony Carter (“The Mighty Gabby”), Stedson Wiltshire (“Red Plastic Bag”), both of Barbados, and David Martins of Guyana, leader of the renowned Tradewinds band, in glorious concert, to a full house.   Continue reading

Panel to analyze Guyanese migration to NYC – By Alexandra Simon

Panel to analyze Guyanese migration to NYC

The Brooklyn Historical Society is going to explore the city’s Guyanese community with a panel about the group’s history in Brooklyn on Nov. 20. At “Brooklyn’s Guyana,” three Guyanese women in literature will discuss the impact of Guyanese immigration to New York City, and more so the borough.

Organized by Grace Aneiza Ali, who will moderate, and Karen Wharton, the event will also bring forth some interesting facts about Guyanese that go largely ignored.