Daily Archives: 03/02/2022

GUYANA: OIL: Proper insurance coverage for oil spills – By GHK Lall

GHK Lall

Encouraging Events, Disturbing Developments… By GHK Lall

Feb 27, 2022 – Kaieteur News – It has to be disturbing to all Guyanese that both Exxon and Guyanese leaders continue to play footsie with prioritising full coverage insurance in the event of a disastrous oil spill. This was what one of the newer civic groups, well named as “A Fair Deal for Guyana; a Fair Deal for the Planet” made the centerpiece of their fight to get more protection and a better deal for Guyana.

I agree with the group and support its members in what I see as a necessary struggle to give the peace of mind of much-needed protections. I salute them for their courage and public outspokenness before a stubborn and vindictive PPP/C Government. They understand the risks, I know them firsthand.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Famous Upper Demerara and Guyanese swimmer: Walter Spence – By Dmitri Allicock

Walter Spence

By Dmitri Allicock

Walter Spence may be the first Guyanese to ever win an Olympic medal. He competed for Canada in the 1928 Olympics and won a bronze medal in the 4×200 m freestyle relay event.

Walter Percy Spence (March 3, 1901 – October 16, 1958) was a swimmer from British Guiana (who competed for Canada in the 1928 Summer Olympics and 1932 Summer Olympics. He immigrated to the United States and held several national swimming titles there.

Spence was born in Christianburg, British Guiana, the oldest of eight children—four brothers and four sisters. His father was Scottish and worked as a big game hunter and guide, while his mother was Indian.                Continue reading

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