Daily Archives: October 7, 2020

GUYANA: Gov’t agrees to negotiations; GPSU agrees to suspend nurses’ industrial unrest

—- COVID-19 Update:  Three more deaths announced today – Total now 98

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Wednesday agreed to suspend industrial unrest by nurses to pave the way for negotiations between the GPSU and  the Guyana government over the next two weeks, according to well-placed sources.

The agreement was inked by GPSU Vice President Dawn Gardener and government representative, Dr. Jennifer Westford.

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Guyana: Protected Area Profile: The Kanuku Mountains Protected Area (KMPA) – ‘Mountains of Life’

  October 7, 2020

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Giant Anteater

THE Kanuku Mountains, one of the stunning mountain ranges of the Rupununi Savannahs, has, for centuries, played an invaluable role in the conservation of the region’s biodiversity; and remains the ‘Mountains of Life’ to traditional Macushi and Wapishan communities that inhabit its surrounding environs.

This week we will take a closer look at the Kanuku Mountains Protected Area (KMPA), focusing on its history and, natural and human wellbeing values which were reasons for it being protected for present and future generations.      Continue reading

Commentary: The Eighty Plus Club and the Legendary Ken Corsbie – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Ken Corsbie. AA.

This Feature Article is dedicated to veteran theatre icon, ‘Sir’ Ken Corsbie, AA, who celebrated his 90th. birthday a few weeks ago. Ken Corsbie, is among the all time theatre greats of Guyana and the Caribbean. Although he migrated to the USA some years ago, he is still fairly well-known in Guyana and around the Caribbean.

The International Day of Older Persons was observed on Thursday October 1. In this year, 2020, please join me in saluting Ken Corsbie, as well as elders such as Barrister-at-Law and former Minister of government Hon. Ashton Chase and Hon. Eusi Kwayana, also a former minister of government, both in their 90s, who have been giving sterling service to Guyana for over 65 years, and continue to give, even as they approach their century.    Continue reading

GUYANA: COVID-19 deaths now 95; Time for the people to take action – Commentary