Daily Archives: 08/15/2021

SWEET DRINK: THE LEMONADE PEOPLE and other Community-based bottlers – By Vibert Cambridge

Stabroek News – By August 1, 2021

One is not certain about the first flavors of “sweet drink” to be bottled in British Guiana.  There is high probability that among the first was lemonade.  According to recipes available from the late 19th century, lemonade may have been the dominant early flavor as the syrup could be concocted locally.

According to Hamid Mohamed of the Verdun Soda Water Factory, “the lemonade formula was straight forward—lemon oil extract, white sugar, carbonated water, citric acid, and sodium benzoate.”  This may explain the proliferation of lemonade bottlers in British Guiana from the early 20th century until their virtual extinction during the 1970s.  Collectively, they are referred to as the “Lemonade People.”    Continue reading

OPINION: COVID-19: Illusions of powerlessness – By Mosa Telford

Prayers, visualizations and meditation are mechanisms to access the power we possess. But, unfortunately, we have been conditioned to live in fear, to wait for salvation and not question what we are taught.          Continue reading

Advancing Canadian innovation and sustainable solutions in the Caribbean – Virtual Event – August 23-24. 2021

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CANADA-CARIBBEAN VIRTUAL TRADE EVENT

Spurring a Green Economic Recovery

Canada • Barbados • Guyana • Jamaica • Trinidad and Tobago

Advancing Canadian innovation and sustainable solutions in the Caribbean

Virtual events – August 23-24, 2021

Join the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade for a virtual trade event that will explore sustainable business opportunities in clean technology and green infrastructure in the Caribbean.

This event is targeted towards Canadian small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the clean technology and green infrastructure sectors, and will focus on four Caribbean markets: Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago.  Companies outside of these sectors, but interested in exploring these markets, are encouraged to join.        Continue reading

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