Daily Archives: 04/13/2021

CRIME: The growing gun culture in Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier 

The recent extrajudicial killing of a young man on Main Street in the vicinity of the Palm Court establishment in Georgetown, poses the question as to whether extrajudicial killings are about to return to Guyana. “Perish the thought” someone said in my hearing. That recent killing also poses the question as to whether there is a growing gun culture in our Beautiful Guyana.
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Responding to that street killing, Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn, has stated that, “The Government is working to eradicate lawlessness and gun crimes.” The minister further stated that “Billions of dollars are being spent to bolster the country’s crime fighting capability.” Supportive of that over-due project, is the rehabilitation of quite a number of Police stations around the country. They include the stations at Albion, Providence, Ruimveldt, Whim and Wismar, among others.

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OPINION: Colin Ming – “A Shining Light” – By Dave Martins

A SHINING LIFE – By Dave Martins

Two days ago, out of the blue, I had an awful experience with the sudden death of a friend here, Colin Ming, in a traffic accident (he was on a motorbike) that just shattered me.  Why I’m not really sure. We were not boyhood companions, but perhaps because our friendship goes back to those times, many years ago, when the Tradewinds trips to Guyana began, and my career as a musician was building, and Colin’s love for the songs was a kind of glue, always there between us as is our love for Guyana.            Continue reading

RELIGION: ISLAM: The History of Ramadan – by HISTORY.COM EDITORS

ISLAM is the second largest religion in the World

Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims, the followers of Islam. It is celebrated as the month during which Muhammad received the initial revelations of the Quran, the holy book for Muslims. Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam. Each day during Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset.  Continue reading

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