Daily Archives: February 4, 2020

Events: Guyana High Comm: London UK – 50th Republic Anniversary – Feb 20, 21 and 23, 2020

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(1)   Thursday Feb 20th …..Free event at Commonwealth Secretariat.. …Admission by reservation  only….. Click and Register   at
(2)   Saturday Feb 22nd…Celebratory Dinner ..Admission by Ticket only……Click and .buy tickets at
 or by calling the Guyana High Commission  020 7229 7684
(3)   Sunday Feb 23rd.. Culture Open Day at Guyana High Commission 1-6pm…Admission Free.
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Please also see information for the election event on Sunday 9th February 2020 at the Classic Banqueting suite in Tooting.

Guyana Politics: Lenox Shuman told me GECOM has not removed him – By Freddie Kissoon

My meeting with Lenox Shuman, Leader of the Liberty and Justice Party

Lenox Shuman

My Reflections on Two Remarkable Men …. and Apartheid – By Guyana-born Steve Connolly

 Two Remarkable Men …. and Apartheid  —  Arthur Ashe and E.R. Braithwaite

  •  By Guyana-born, Steve Connolly

Two men, now both deceased, were known for feats of success far removed from the world of apartheid in South Africa.  Yet, in different ways, but almost at the same time, they each were drawn to the racial injustice of the South African government.  Both men were black, one Afro-American and the other Afro-Guyanese.

Both had university degrees and both had been in the military … one had fought spectacularly and dangerously in war.  Both had been frequent targets of racism.  Both had produced multiple books, one focusing on sport while touching on racism and the other taking direct aim on racism.  One smoked while the other never did.  One had married twice while the other never married but had had at least one long relationship with a female.            Continue reading

RUSAL suspends operations; informs Labour Ministry 326 workers sent home

RUSAL, the Russian-owned bauxite company, announced that they have sacked more than 300 Guyanese, bringing the total to a whopping 614 workers left without a job. The company has also pulled its expatriate employees and suspended local operations in the Berbice River.

RUSAL representative Vladimir Permyakov (left), Social Protection Minister Amna Ally (Centre), Minister Keith Scott (second right) and Chief Labour Officer Charles Ogle (Right) at the meeting

The company in a statement issued yesterday, cited “industrial unrest, including arson and other destruction of corporate property, and blocking of the river” as the main factors for the suspension.      Continue reading

Barbados PM Mia Mottley conferred with honorary Guyana national award

The Barbados PM was decorated with the insignia by President David Granger during a simple investiture ceremony held at the Ministry of Presidency, Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, Georgetown yesterday.

The presentation was made in presence of several dignitaries and State officials including Chancellor of the Judiciary and chairperson of the Advisory Council for the Orders, Justice Yonette Cummings- Edwards.        Continue reading

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