Daily Archives: August 5, 2020

Guyana Politics: President Ali swears in 19 other Cabinet members

Parliament Building – Georgetown Guyana

Demerara Waves  – August 5, 2020

President Dr Irfaan Ali swore in 19 more members of his Cabinet today. The ceremony took place at 3 pm at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.

Dr Ali was sworn in as Guyana’s ninth Executive President on Sunday last. Immediately after, he appointed Brigadier retired Mark Phillips as the Prime Minister, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo as Vice President, Anil Nandlall as Attorney General and Gail Teixeira as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance.

President Ali’s cabinet has some new faces. Here are the appointments:              Continue reading

TRAVEL: BARBADOS: First interCaribbean flight lands – new COVID-19 testing rules outlined

Barbados: Inaugural interCaribbean flight 715- August 4. 2020

First interCaribbean flight lands
Nation News. Barbados  – 04 August 2020

The inaugural interCaribbean flight 715 touched down at Grantley Adams International Airport on Tuesday, minus the usual fanfare associated with such an event.

Regional customer service specialist of interCaribean Gilles Bussutil said Barbados would be the southern hub for the 29-year-old airline, which also operates flights to St Lucia, Dominica and Grenada.        Continue reading

Commentary: Different places, different traces – By Dave Martins + Music video

Stabroek News- By Dave Martins 

One of the benefits of my life as professional musician for over 65 years is that I’ve seen many different countries, some of which I have lived in, during my time – starting with Guyana, where I lived on the West Demerara, first at Hague, my birth place, then Vreed-en-Hoop, where the family moved when I was going to school in town – first at Sacred Heart High School on Main Street and then St. Stanislaus College on Brickdam.

After graduating from Saints and getting a job with B. G. Airways, I then lived at Atkinson Field with my eldest sister Theresa’s family (she was married to Joe Gonsalves) before migrating to Canada in 1955, where I joined my mother and three other sisters in Toronto (they had migrated earlier).        Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE for “BFMACC” 2nd ANNIVERSARY – AUGUST 4th, 2020

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BUXTON/ FRIENDSHIP MUSEUM, ARCHIVES & CULTURE CENTER (BFMACC)

On August 4th, 2018, we had a grand opening of “The Buxton / Friendship Museum Archives and Culture Center” located at Lot 35 Buxton Middle Street (Lower Level) Buxton Village, East Coast, Demerara, Guyana.

With the declared Emancipation of slavery in 1838, the Village Movement was spreading. The pioneers, both male and female, were still able to save enough money to buy Plantation Orange Nassau later renamed Buxton. Friendship Village was later purchased and the combined area became Buxton /Friendship. The purchase of Buxton / Friendship and other villages set the stage for the formation of the Cooperative movement in Guyana.          Continue reading

OPINION: Guyana elections 2020: The Long Good Bye for APNU-AFC

In the beginning was the word. The writing was on the wall.

Scribbled by the PPP after its downfall, the APNU-AFC followed the script of self-destruct; conceptualized and orchestrated its own demise. From the very day of its inauguration.

How stupid can that be? A collaboration that was forged to dismantle the crookish and kleptocratic practices of the PPP became the very monster it was supposed to demolish. A partnership that was meant to lift the working class out of the mayhem of poverty became an affliction on the backs of the ordinary man.      Continue reading