Daily Archives: November 30, 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

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