Daily Archives: April 17, 2019

Guyana Police Questions Bharrat Jagdeo Over Statements Made At Babu Jaan

Jagdeo at Babu John 2019

The police indicated they are investigating a report that, on March 10 — at the Cheddi Jagan commemorative ceremony at Babu Jaan, Port Mourant — the Opposition Leader had said that “after the 21st of March, the government would be illegal and that if the President, David Granger, (Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo), if they come here, to chase them…because they are illegal”.          Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal – Food and Bake Sale – April 28, 2019

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Georgetown: Mayor not interested in confrontation with business community

April 16, 2019  – Letter from the Mayor of Georgetown. Guyana.

City Hall – Georgetown

Dear Editor,
IT IS with great surprise that I read an article published by I News, via social media, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, captioned: “Mayor’s attack on city businesses that owe taxes “displeasing”

I wish to avoid the tedium of a verbose response except to say briefly, the following: As the Chief Citizen, I did not attack anyone. I simply made an appeal at a press conference for businesses to honour their civic obligations to the Council. No organisation that is committed to providing critical services can do so without the 3 Ms, money, manpower and machinery. It is the synergetic interactions of the 3Ms that translates into the provision of services to the citizenry.

Our records at Council reveal that both residential and commercial rate payers owe the Council rates in excess of $8B. This has affected the timely provision of services to the citizens of Georgetown.      Continue reading

CRICKET: USA Sports History: The USA National Championship MAQ T10 – April 26-28, 2019

Dear Friend,

Cricket Council USA, is pleased to invite you to be a part of our USA National Championship MAQ T10 from April 26th to 28th, 2019. The tournament will be held at the ICC approved Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, located at 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311.        Continue reading

Guyana: Passengers start paying additional $4,000 for CJIA renovations

Apr 16, 2019  News

Effective April 1, CJIA has been collecting an extra $4,000 from every passenger for using the renovated airport.

Effective April 1st, 2019, passengers using the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA)- Timehri, were expected to pay an additional $4,000 in fees, thanks to the US$150M renovations.

The fees include an airport security fee for $4,300, up $1,800 from $2,500 and the passenger facility charge which moved from $1,100 to $3,300, an increase of $2,200.

The airlines operating have reportedly informed travel agents and other stakeholders.

The taxes are being collected from the point of sale and are shown on passengers’ tickets separately.

Guyana learnt of the increases via a circular dated January 25, 2019 by the CJIA to airlines.      Continue reading

Guyana History: How Scotland Erased Guyana From Its Past – Yvonne Singh | Guardian UK

How Scotland Erased Guyana From Its Past

The portrayal of Scots as abolitionists and liberal champions has hidden a long history of profiting from slavery in the Caribbean.

Yvonne Singh | Guardian UK

Scotland’s role in empire does not belong in the margins or footnotes: Highland Scots had a huge role to play in the large-scale trafficking of human beings for profit. I believe that however unpalatable this history is, it is a shared one, and contributes to our understanding of race and how the movements of people from long ago fits with our story now. To obscure these facts is to rob individuals of their stories all over again, and to deny them any sense of belonging or place in the world.

The mangrove-fringed coast of Guyana, at the north-eastern tip of South America, does not immediately bring to mind the Highlands of Scotland, in the northernmost part of Great Britain. Guyana’s mudflats and silty brown coastal water have little in common with the lush green mountains and glens of the Highlands. If these landscapes share anything, it is their remoteness – one on the edge of a former empire burnished by the relentless equatorial sun and one on the edge of Europe whipped mercilessly by the Atlantic winds.              Continue reading

Launch of the Guyana Solar Challenge – By SHOS and CYEN – July 1, 2019

By Solar Head of State (SHOS) and the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN)

Solar Head of State (SHOS) and the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) are pleased to announce the launch of the Guyana Solar Challenge – a national competition to engage and educate youth nationwide about the benefits of renewable energy.

Following the success of last year’s Jamaica Solar Challenge, SHOS is again partnering with a local chapter of CYEN to manage publicity and engagement related to the Solar Challenge.    Continue reading

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