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GUYANA: Top 10 most common surnames in Guyana | Loop Caribbean News

Top 10 most common surnames in Guyana | Loop Caribbean News

Reposted here in Guyanese Online – September 24, 2021

Have you ever wondered what is the most common surname in Guyana? How about how many other people in the world share the same last name with you and in what countries?  

According to Forebears.io, a genealogy portal that is geographically indexed and cross-references a directory of sources for family research history, Guyana has 28,594 unique surnames.   

We have compiled a list of the top 10 most common surnames found in Guyana:

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GUYANA: Tribute To Michael Gilkes: YouTube Recording Available – Sunday 26th September 2021

Paying tribute to Michael Gilkes: So Many Skins


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Paying tribute to the late Michael Gilkes, Ken Corsbie hailed ‘the volume and range of his work [and] his accumulated productivity over a lifetime as a poet, scholar, playwright, theatre practitioner and actor.’ To meet Michael was to sense immediately that he was a man of ‘many skins’, able to shed light effortlessly on Guyanese poetry, literature, art, plays and music and to add a regional and/or an international perspective. Other scholars might acquire a similar depth of knowledge about Wilson Harris or Edgar Mittelholzer or Denis Williams or some other local luminary. Few could corral them into a cast to populate the canvas of our complex culture with Michael’s facility.

VIDEO: Living Off-Grid for 17 Years on a Self-Built Island Homestead – Built with Salvaged Materials

Living Off-Grid for 17 Years on a Self-Built Island Homestead – Built with Salvaged Materials

Shadow built this incredible floating island with salvaged and reclaimed materials. The island comprises a 2-story float home, a floating chicken coop, floating gardens, and even a floating compost shed! He’s been living on the water for 17 years and working hard to protect the Widgeon Slough area in BC, Canada.

He gathers wood from the river to use as firewood, he grows some of his own fresh food in barrel gardens, and he collects fresh water from a nearby spring. He filters his greywater on a floating raft with multiple plant and husk filtration layers, and he composts his food and human waste to ensure that nothing goes overboard.          Continue reading

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