Daily Archives: January 8, 2020

Guyana: Rugby in Cricket Country – By Geoff Burrowes

Rugby: Test match between Guyana and Barbados at the Garrison Savannah Barbados in the 1960s

Rugby in Cricket Country –– By Geoff Burrowes

Most West Indians will be surprised to hear that Rugby has been alive and well in the West Indies since the 1930s and maybe before!

Part of the reason is that Rugby and  football pitches in the West Indies are baked solid by the tropical sun and rugby players start the season knowing that their elbows, hips and knees are going to be bruised and covered in plaster for the next few months! Also rugby doesn’t have the same cachet as football and cricket – in fact if you make the Guyana or West Indies Cricket team little boys all over the West Indies will know your name and revere you wherever you go! Most little West Indian boys don’t even know what rugby is! Or that it’s played in all the major West Indian countries; Fiercely and with dedication.            Continue reading

Guyanese Canadian Young Professionals Association – Networking Social – Toronto – Jan 11, 2020

Dear members,

This is a friendly reminder that our organization’s New Year Networking Social is this coming Saturday, January 11th! Be sure to remind your colleagues, friends, and family, most especially those recent graduates and young professionals looking to make meaningful career connections.

Location: 80 Esther Lorrie Drive, Etobicoke, M9W 0B5 – Start Time: 2:30 PM

Unmetered street parking is available in the vicinity of the condominium, and in the nearby plaza as well.

This event is open to all, including friends and allies of the Guyanese Diaspora. We hope to see you there! 

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Guyana Elections: Western Diplomats Hold Talks With Government And Opposition Parties

Western Diplomats Hold Talks With Guyana Government And Opposition Parties

Western diplomats seen leaving the offices of the PPP/C on Monday January 6, 2020. Photo credit: CMC.

Pride News GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tuesday, January 7, 2019 (CMC) – Diplomats from several western countries held talks with officials from government and opposition political parties, yesterday, ahead of Friday’s Nomination Day for the March 2 regional and general election, here.

Britain’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn, told reporters that the meeting was in keeping with the practice the diplomats had adopted, over the last few elections in the country.        Continue reading

Guyana’s 2019 gold declarations at record-breaking 634,905 ounces

– Foreign revenue simultaneously increased US 11.81%

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is pleased to announce another record-breaking year of gold declarations for 2019, which has been declared at 634,905 ounces.

The actual declaration for the year totals 634,905 ounces and amount to 18,682 ounces above what was declared in 2018 (616,223). Of the declarations, Guyana Goldfields and Troy Resources stand as two large scale investors which, despite severe challenges and constraints, managed to have reasonably good production.      Continue reading

Caribbean Warned As 6.4 Magnitude Quake Hits Puerto Rico

— At Least One Killed… Triggering State of Emergency

One of the collapsed homes following this morning’s earthquake. (Credit: Reuters TV)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Tuesday January 7, 2020 – At least one person is said to have been killed when a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico this morning, following a 5.8 magnitude quake yesterday.

And the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the University of the West Indies’ St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago says the region must be prepared.

The 6.4 quake struck at 4:24 a.m., with its centre located about 8 km south of the southern town of Indios, and was followed by several aftershocks, including two of magnitude 5.6.          Continue reading

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