Monthly Archives: November 2019

Guyana SPEAKS: Bourda Bazaar – London UK – 8th December 2019 (11am-4pm)

Dear Friends,

The Guyana SPEAKS year comes to a close with our third Bourda Bazaar.  This event offers a unique opportunity to shop Guyanese-style, and nostalgically draws its inspiration from Bourda Market in Georgetown, Guyana.  Traditional Guyanese foods and drinks, hot and cold, will be on sale along with adult and children’s books (many heavily discounted), arts and crafts, creams and oils, jewellery and clothes and much, much, more.          Continue reading

Short Story: Roses on the Atlantic for a Flower from Guyana – By Bertrand Ramcharan

ROSES ON THE ATLANTIC FOR A FLOWER FROM GUYANA – Short Story

By Bertrand Ramcharan

They had traversed the Atlantic half a century earlier, from Guyana to London, in pursuit of higher education. They had both obtained doctorates from British universities, and their only son had also received a doctorate in Switzerland. They had been a happy family, and she was the inspiration: beautiful in mind and body, beautiful in honour, and gracious in personality. Such a lovely person.

And now, half a century later, she had been called to heaven. And he was again on the Atlantic, but this time alone. And he thought of her; much. What a gem of a person she had been. She had been his strength, his anchor, his solace.  Continue reading

Business Minister switches on the 60-foot Rahaman Christmas Tree to start the season

Christmas Tree at the Rahaman’s Park Triangle

Rahaman’s 60ft Christmas Tree stands bright!

DPI, Guyana, Friday, November 29, 2019

Joyfully ushering in the season of Christmas on Friday evening was Minister of Business, Hon. Haimraj Rajkumar, who happily switch on the lights to the 60-foot Rahaman Christmas Tree.

The amazing scene was witnessed by scores of commuters and children gathered at the Rahaman’s Park Triangle, on the East Bank of Demerara.

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Guyana Christian Charities Canada (GCC): Valentine Dinner/ Dance – Toronto – February 15. 2020

Guyana Politics: PPP’s Irfan Ali appeals to PNCR-led coalition supporters for a hearing

PPP Presidential candidate, Irfan Ali speaking at a press launch of its mini manifesto for the 2020 general elections.

Presidential candidate for the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Irfaan Ali on Friday appealed to non-traditional supporters to give him and his party a hearing and eventually cast their ballots for the PPP/C. that last ruled Guyana for 23 unbroken years.              Continue reading

Suriname court convicts President Bouterse of murder for 1982 executions

President Desi Bouterse on his present trip to China.Photo: President Desi Bouterse on his present trip to China.

Reuters) – A court in Suriname today convicted President Desi Bouterse of murder for the execution of 15 opponents in 1982 during an earlier term as military ruler of the South American country after he and other soldiers led a violent coup to seize power.

The court sentenced Bouterse, who is currently in China on an official visit, to 20 years in prison.   

Bouterse has dominated much of the history of Suriname since its 1975 independence from the Netherlands. He led the country of 560,000 people through the 1980s, assumed office again in 2010 and secured re-election five years later.          Continue reading

Profile: Thanksgiving, Unity and Gratitude! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to show gratitude. It costs nothing to be nice and to show appreciation. The power of nice has been recognized from time immemorial and in today’s society it is needed more than ever. As we sit and stare blankly at a screen or text or surf for endless hours how about doing something nice to others?

Councilman Eric Ulrich decided to do something to bring cheer to others. Last year, he organized a free Thanksgiving Day dinner for the less privileged. It was held at the Arabella Castle in Ozone Park NY. It turned out to be a great success. Councilman Ulrich said at the time, ‘The holidays can be stressful or sad or lonely for some people. There are some people that have nowhere to go. I wanted them to spend Thanksgiving with me.’

READ MORE: PROFILE – Thanksgiving, Unity and Gratitude!

World AIDS Day: The Christmas songs of Little Mario – by Francis Quamina Farrier

World AIDS Day – December 01:  – by Francis Quamina Farrier
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December 1 is observed internationally as World AIDS Day, and in this Feature Article, I share with you The Story of Little Mario who was born with AIDS and how he sang some Christmas songs on TV for thousands of viewers. 

The story began when, in my capacity as a Journalist attached to the VCT Evening News, I was on a tour of Linden in Region 10, with a Team from the Public Relations Department of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) headed by then head of the Department, Ms Deborah Carter, to the Bauxite town.    Continue reading

Global Trade: The End of the World Trade Organisation As We Know It – The Economist

Who Shot The Sheriff?

The End of the World Trade Organisation As We Know It

The Economist

“Winter is coming,” warned a Norwegian representative on November 22nd, at a meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The multilateral trading system that the WTO has overseen since 1995 is about to freeze up. On December 10th two of the judges on its appellate body, which hears appeals in trade disputes and authorises sanctions against rule-breakers, will retire — and an American block on new appointments means they will not be replaced. With just one judge remaining, it will no longer be able to hear new cases.        Continue reading

Guyana Tourism Authority: Holidays in Guyana

Holidays in Guyana <- Click here to view

Dear Fellow Traveller,

Can it be that the holidays are almost upon us once again? I don’t know about you, but some years I find myself behind in my holiday planning and am scrambling for ways to make the season special. Well, should you find yourself in a similar situation, might I suggest a holiday visit to Guyana?

The Christmas season in this South American country is always fun and festive—not to mention warm! Read on, learn more about how the holidays are celebrated in Guyana, and picture yourself here.

Warmly,

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Brian T. Mullis.  Director

Guyana Tourism Authority

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