GUYANA: Celebrating Citizen Stanley Ming – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Farrier with Stanley Ming, June 2021.

 – by Francis Quamina Farrier 

A couple of weeks ago, Citizen Stanley Ming, a highly-respected Guyanese businessman, celebrated his 70th. Birthday. Thousands of his relatives, friends, colleagues and admirers in Guyana and around the world, also celebrated the special event, one way or another, and sent Best Wishes to “The Birthday Boy.” And rightly so. Citizen Stanley Ming who was the recipient of the National Award of the Golden Arrow of Achievement (AA), is a golden role model for anyone who desires to live an exemplary life.
Anyone who wants to live a life of positive service to his country, especially in business, can emulate Citizen Stanley Ming.    

On August 13, 2021, Citizen Stanley Ming wrote the following which was posted online in the public domain, which stated in part; “Waking up this morning to the dawn of my three score years and ten, (70th. birthday), gave me a special feeling of humility and invaluable peace of mind.” It is obvious that the former Queens College student is pleased with the contributions which he has made along his life’s journey so far to his family, staffers of his company Mings Products and Services Limited, (MPS), and many others across the land of his birth. “Looking back from where my journey started in our rented simple home on 61 Public Road, Kitty, I can unreservedly say that I am very blessed, extremely fortunate and most grateful to have arrived at this juncture.” he stated.
Along his life’s journey of 70 very productive years so far, Stanley Ming has also gone on many adventures as a dare-devil motor-cycle competitor on the South Dakota racing track at Timehri. Along with friend Joey King, he undertook an amazing thousand-plus mile motor-cycle adventure across Australia. His son Calvin has also been adventurous as a motor-cycle and Formula 4 champion in competitive racing in Guyana and abroad. Citizen Stanley Ming is married to his wonderful wife, Dr. Michelle Ming, AA who is an Optometrist with office located within the MPS complex in Georgetown and a branch at Parika in Region 3.
One of the dreams which Citizen Stanley Ming shares, especially with younger Guyanese, is his plans for dynamic structural developments around the country, such as bridges across the Demerara river, more super roadways, especially leading into and out of the city of Georgetown and beyond. Such projects he has not kept secret. His 2030 plan has been documented and shared with the media and others. It is a dream to transform a large section of Georgetown and beyond into a modern and progressive state. It is a dream which all far-thinking and progressive-minded Guyanese embrace and hope will become reality sooner rather than later. The income from the country’s Oil and Gas can propel such projects much faster.

Stanley Ming presents the Guyana 2030 plan – Video added by Guyanese Online (in Comments below)

An Overview of the Future – Presented on March 27, 2015
Options and Opportunities for Guyana’s National Development

Reflecting on the passing of his brother Colin who was killed in a traffic accident a few months ago, Ming said, “My dear brother Colin whose presence I miss dearly, but am comforted by the outpouring of all the love that was extended in celebrating his life.” The late Colin Ming was a member of staff of Mings Products and Services Limited, (MPS). He was also active in sports. Observing the staffers, one can conclude that Mings Products and Services Limited, (MPS) is one of the most racially diverse companies in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. The (free) service of the 30 plus year old private company goes to maintaining a block of the Main Street Avenue in Georgetown. The company was honoured with the National Award of The Medal of Service, (MS).
In a recent world-wide survey, it was discovered that so long as those in their 70s are in fairly good health, on average they are as happy as 20 year olds. That being so, please do not bet on Citizen Stanley Ming becoming a grumpy old man. As I conclude this article about Citizen Stanley Ming reaching his 70th. year of life, you have possibly noted that I consistently classified Stanley Ming as “Citizen” and never did I include the title, “Senior.” So may I strongly advise that such protocol be extended to Citizen Stanley Ming, for years to come as he continues his exciting and productive life journey.

Citizen Stanley Ming, AA, with son Calvin and wife Dr. Michelle Ming, AA. 

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  • guyaneseonline  On 08/24/2021 at 2:42 am

    Stanley Ming presents the Guyana 2030 plan

    An Overview of the Future – Presented on March 27, 2015
    Options and Opportunities for Guyana’s National Development


    Some Comments on this video:

    Paul Daly – 1 year ago
    It is with great delight to sit at my desk and listen to you Mr. Ming, a true Guyanese son, along with your colleagues in presenting such a significant and futuristic study on the need of this young nation to create and implement your foresight into what Guyana could be as it progresses in modernizing the country.

    Marlene Bart
    4 years ago
    This exploration into Guyana’s future has been very exciting and informative. I hope to see a number of Mr Ming’s recommendations implemented very soon.

    Mahalia M Wright
    6 years ago
    28:29mins wow, exactly what the plan should look like. I love this. This video should be viewed by all Guyanese people. Totally going to SHARE.

    • Chris  On 08/24/2021 at 10:34 am

      Is there coverage of the match at Sabina Park?

  • wally n  On 08/24/2021 at 11:22 am

    “I hope to see a number of Mr Ming’s recommendations implemented very soon”
    Everyone shares this view.

  • Dennis Albert  On 08/24/2021 at 12:36 pm

    Why is dem shut eye people always rich in any country of the world? What is their secret?

    • theonly  On 08/24/2021 at 4:16 pm

      Its not nice to call the comrades shut eye people D. A.

      • Chris  On 08/24/2021 at 5:14 pm

        There’s absolutely no place for racist comments anywhere! This person should be banned! No question!

    • guyaneseonline  On 08/25/2021 at 1:11 am


      You are being formally warned about using racist comments on this website.
      It will not be tolerated.

      • Dennis Albert  On 08/28/2021 at 5:45 pm

        That term is the vernacular used here in Guyana. It’s not used with ill-will. You are free to edit my comment if it’s viewed negatively abroad.

  • Ron Saywack.  On 08/25/2021 at 2:14 am

    I see the distinguished elder statesman, Mr. Francis Quamina Farrier, wearing his Wellington. It brings back memories.

    In my formative years at Vigilance, we used to wear rain boots regularly in the rainy season as the walkways and alleyways, from the main road to our home about 300 yards north, in the direction toward the seawall, were routinely flooded.

    I have not seen the Wellington in ages. It’s a vivid reminder of what life was like in Guyana a half-century ago, and still is in many regions.


  • Anthony G. Bollers  On 08/25/2021 at 9:25 am

    What a Wonderful Vision of a Great Plan for Guyana to Adopt and Implement!
    Provided it is done within a Government of National Unity!
    It is a plan that is well thought out and backed up by many Experts from around the world and assembled in a logical manner and is easily understood by every Citizen! Thanks Stanly for producing it!

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