Daily Archives: 11/27/2018

History of AVIATION IN GUYANA – video

VIDEO: Guyana Civil Aviation Authority.

MEDICAL: Making GPHC a better, safer and more welcoming hospital – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam- commentary on the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)

Permit me in the capacity of a health professional to pen a few lines on an issue that desperately needs to be caught up or at minimum swept up in the present government’s tsunami of change. A recent newspaper article brought to the fore the undercurrents of a likely financial scandal involving changes/ renovations that were due to be carried out over 32 months at Cheddi Jagan International Airport located at Timehrihttps://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2018/11/20/us150m-and-countingis-guyana-getting-a-new-or-renovated-airport/.

It is a well –known and well-shown fact, that anything of a fiscal nature involving the Guyana Government has always been shrouded in mystery and deception and this case was no exception, even down to the surreptitious recipient of the tender- China Harbour Engineering Company. To coin a well-known Guyanese adage, “Whah gone wrong ah morning, can’t come good at night”. For what was originally decided on during the previous administration regarding the contractual terms have not materialized.       Continue reading

Glasgow University to make amends to UWI over slavery profits

— £200 million in reparation payments to the University of the West Indies.

The University of Glasgow has examined the historical slave-holding record of benefactors.

By Caribbean News Now contributor – 

GLASGOW, Scotland — In September, after a year-long study discovered that Glasgow University benefited from the equivalent of tens of millions of pounds donated from the profits of slavery, the university announced a programme of “reparative justice”, which will now include the University of the West Indies (UWI).

The report found that, although the university itself “adopted a clear anti-slavery position”, during the 18th and 19th centuries it received gifts and bequests from people connected to slavery.         Continue reading

Guyana: One Hundred Years since the end of World War l – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Remembrance Day 2018 – by Francis Quamina Farrier

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, many countries around the world, including Guyana, observed Remembrance Day as their citizens paid tributes to those who served in the First and Second World Wars and especially to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice with their very lives.

There were clouds over the city of Georgetown as veterans, government and other officials and civilian citizens made their way to the Cenotaph at the junction of Main and Church Streets for the traditional 8.00 a.m. Wreath-Laying ceremony. Also present were members of the Foreign Diplomatic Corps. Many Laid wreaths, including Prime Minister Hon. Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Carl Greenidge, Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green as well as the heads of the Disciplined Services and others.  (see video below)    Continue reading