Monthly Archives: July 2019

Guyana: My memories of Queen’s College (“Cue See”) – By Geoff Burrowes

  By Geoff Burrowes: 

Those who know her and love her refer to Queen’s College as “Cue see”,(QC) our Alma Mater! I expected from an early age to go there as it was my father’s school. But the road there was not going to be so easy!

I went to Wray High School to prepare for the entrance exam but my time at Wray did not end well so I did extra lessons with an excellent educator, Miss Bobb. In spite of her excellence when I took the entrance exam I failed.

QC at the time was a brooding three story cream wooden building on Brickdam and Vlissingen Road and I was thoroughly intimidated by its stately grandeur and the years of history in its hallowed halls! I was beaten before I ever took the exam and was not surprised when the result was a fail.          Continue reading

Guyana: Modern Diamond to Ogle road designed to include future rail system

“So, you don’t have to dig up back the road, dig up the cable and everything else.    Continue reading

US Politics: Actually, Robert Mueller Was Awesome – Renato Mariotti | Politico

History will show that he had one big goal, and nailed it.

Renato Mariotti | Politico

Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony has been described as “excruciatingly awkward”, “confused”, “struggling” and “a stammering, stuttering mess.”

I saw something completely different. From my perspective, after six hours of testimony, it was the 74-year-old career prosecutor and law enforcement officer who won the day. IT WASN’T THAT CLOSE.     Continue reading

Guyana: Roger Khan expected back in Guyana in two to three weeks

Roger Khan, who was released from a US prison almost one month ago after serving near to ten years of a 15-year sentence for drug trafficking is expected to be back in Guyana within the next two to three weeks once the request for the issuance of his emergency travel documents is approved.

Contacted today, his local attorney Glenn Hanoman told Stabroek News that he has been in contact with Khan who recently indicated to him his expectations of being back in Guyana soon.

“…..I spoke to him (Khan), I think two days ago and he said to me that he believes that he will be back within two to three weeks,” Hanoman noted.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: 50,000 registered during house-to-house registration

  • CEO says dogs set on some GECOM staffers

Lowenfield told reporters yesterday that there have been instances where persons have let loose dogs on enumerators and told GECOM staff that they will not be paid.  “We continue to have challenges in operationalising the event.      Continue reading

Rise of Modi’s Hindutva isn’t good for Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad – Commentary

By Ray Chickrie

The respect for one’s natural rights like religious freedom and freedom of association in the Caribbean are protected. There is no written or unwritten law that stratify us into permanent ranks in society. We are free to choose our names and our religion; who we associate with and marry. In some places this is not possible. But in Modi’s India a skewed understanding of the caste system has led to growing intolerance of minorities.

This is no secret. In 2002, the world watched the Gujrat genocide of Muslims under the former chief minister of that state and now Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

Hence, the communal relations in India have had repercussions in the Hindu and Muslim Caribbean communitiesContinue reading

New York: Queens Literary Festival 2019: A Celebration of the Imagination!

Download: Queens Literary Festival 2019

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273) said, ‘You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop.’ This profound, and mystical expression led many to drink deeply from the well of poets and sages.

The Queens Literary Festival and Book Fair was founded over a year ago to bring to the public the works of writers and artists. In June last year, over 40 authors from around the world gathered in Queens to read from their writings. In the ensuing months, programs were held on women as change-makers and trailblazers and a tribute was dedicated to V.S Naipaul. The June 2019 program saw students and their parents participating in poetry, the arts and the spoken word.      Continue reading

Guyana: Let’s have a ‘One Guyana Peace Concert’ and a ‘Day of Prayer’ Before the Elections!

By. Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Three Worlds One Vision

COMMENTARY By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine
The West Indian Magazine, July 27, 2019
Reprinted with permission of the author


Some may think that the idea is outrageous or even downright crazy. But we need to allay the fears of Guy­anese, to ease the tension, and show that we can work, sing and pray to­gether. We need a ‘One Guyana Peace Concert and a Day of Prayer’ and we need it before the elections. Both events should be non-political and aim to celebrate Guyana as a peaceful nation.

The daily vitriol on social media, from peo­ple that live thousands of miles away from Guy­ana, is bereft of peace or harmony. The online posts stir up hate and call on people to go to war. But Guyanese know bet­ter. They know that at the end of the day the races depend on each other for their survival. They know that we are…

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Mercator Misconceptions: Clever Map Shows the True Size of Countries

mercator projection true size of countries


Mercator Misconceptions: Clever Map Shows the True Size of Countries

Maps are hugely important tools in our everyday life, whether it’s guiding our journeys from point A to B, or shaping our big picture perceptions about geopolitics and the environment.

For many people, the Earth as they know it is heavily informed by the Mercator projection – a tool used for nautical navigation that eventually became the world’s most widely recognized map.

Mercator’s Rise to the Top            Continue reading

Guyana Politics: No walkouts, only law-based decisions for elections – new GECOM Chairman

No walkouts, only law-based decisions for free, fair and transparent elections- new GECOM Chairman

Newly-appointed Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh on Monday vowed to make decisions based on Guyana’s laws and the constitution, while signaling that she would not tolerate any walkouts from meetings of the seven-member commission.      Continue reading

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