Daily Archives: 06/04/2019

Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission (CanGO): Report on Surgeries – 2019

Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission (CanGO)


 While on the annual Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission (CanGO) to Guyana in 2018, the following patients were diagnosed by Dr. Clare Mitchell (Developmental Paediatrician and Medical Director of CanGO) and referred to Georgetown. When possible, children were treated by local (Guyanese) surgeons. The outcome of this collaboration was:

  • Two (2) children with cleft lip and/or palate for surgery to Dr. John Mitchell, President of the Health and Educational Relief Organization (H.E.R.O.), an American organization.
  • One (1) child to Dr. Shawn Legall, a Guyanese Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, for a tonsillectomy.
  • One (1) child to Dr. Marissa Seepersaud, a Guyanese Pediatric Surgeon for a hernia repair.

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Guyana Tourism: Watooka House in Linden – a bridge to the past

Many Guyanese came home for the 53rd Independence Anniversary. Many would have enjoyed revelry of the Carnival fetes and concerts but for those who wanted a taste of home to bring back the nostalgia of Linden in its heyday, then the newly rehabilitated Watooka House was the place to be for both Guyanese and foreigners.

Infused with history, charm and authenticity, Watooka House is the ultimate experience for those searching for something that goes above and beyond sunshine and relaxation.

Watooka House offers a unique glimpse of a bygone era combined with all the luxuries of the modern age.              Continue reading

Guyana: Oil Blocks awarded to four companies with no financial wherewithal

PPP Government: Canje, Kaieteur Blocks awarded to four companies with no financial wherewithal for exploration

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– Audited Finance statements and records of beneficial owners not submitted for EITI Report

When a government wants oil companies to explore the potential of a country’s resources, they court firms that have a track record of finding oil and gas.   But that has not been the case here.

Days before the 2015 General and Regional Elections, former President, Donald Ramotar acted in a manner that was contrary to this international best practice.

Ramotar signed away the Canje and Kaieteur Blocks, which total over 4.8 million acres, to four companies which have no track record of exploring for oil prior to 2015.        Continue reading

Guyana: Crime and police action: Violence begets violence – By Adam Harris

 Jun 02, 2019  Features / Columnists, – Adam Harris

I have been living in a cycle of crime and police action. Sometimes I wonder if this will ever end, especially since most of the crime is imported. It is not that deportees are the main perpetrators. Rather, it is the association with these deportees that is spawning this trend.

I remember when there were the kick-down-the door bandits. That was a time when homeowners began to place metal bars across their doors and windows.

Some men simply cased a location and pounced with such vengeance that terror reigned in the land. Most of these attacks occurred in the city and along the eastern corridor. Men would imitate people in the movies and dress in dark clothing.            Continue reading

UG: Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith not opposed to an evaluation of tenure

Letter from: Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith Principal and Vice-Chancellor

I have never been opposed to an evaluation of tenure at The University of Guyana (UG)

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

Dear Editor,

Several weeks ago, I found it necessary to address some tendentious claims carried in your newspaper (Stabroek News), and to lament the deficit in journalistic professionalism reflected in the fact that no effort was made to verify the assertions by checking with officials at the university or getting a comment from me.

I find it necessary again to clarify  the  record  in  relation  to  the  article  in  your May 28, 2019 edition that speaks to the unions at The University of Guyana being vindicated with an evaluation to be conducted before the June 7 Council meeting. This is not vindication; it is duplicitous spin and continuation of efforts at character assassination.                Continue reading

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