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GUYANA: Illusions of Freedom — By Mosa Telford

There is controversy surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations in Guyana. While many people are getting vaccinated, others who are vaccine hesitant are being told by their employers that they must be vaccinated or submit to weekly testing. Minister of Health Frank Anthony during a press conference on Wednesday said that the free PCR tests should be utilized by those who have been exposed to the virus.
The reality is that most Guyanese cannot afford to pay for weekly COVID-19 tests. Most people will probably comply, and some may quit their jobs.  Of course, people are split on this issue. Some are saying that employers can do what they believe will protect their employees, while others are saying that it is the violation of people’s rights to force them to become vaccinated.

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OLYMPICS 2021: Women’s 100M and 200M Finals | Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson makes history

Tokyo Olympics: Elaine Thompson-Herah completes unprecedented ‘double-double’

Elaine Thompson BREAKS HISTORIC 100 METER RECORD Of Florence Griffith Joyner!

In the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Elaine Thompson from Jamaica ran one of the all-time greatest 100 meter races in history, and en route to her 2nd Olympic Gold Medal in this event, she took down one of the most untouchable records in track and field.

Elaine Thompson MAKES HISTORY! | Women’s 200 Meter Finals – Tokyo 2021

Elaine Thompson-Herah confirmed her place among the pantheon of sprint greats as she secured an unprecedented women’s 100m-200m double-double with a sensational victory over the longer distance in Tokyo.            Continue reading

GUYANA HISTORY: FUH ALL AHWEE! – By Ted Eric Matthews 

(Was Before Emancipation, Was Before Haiti)

FUH ALL AHWEE! – By Ted Eric Matthews 

Remember 1762? Remember Plantations Goedland and Goed Fortuin up dee Berbice River. What a brave and heroic thirty -six they were! They struck a blow for Liberty, for us—–the audacity!—–Then pursued, hunted, killed, severely punished! Remember 1763? (was before Haiti).

Remember Magdalenburg, Providence, Hollandia, Lillianburg up dee Canjie River. Break the chains! Break out! Burn! Chop! Free ourselves! Free yourselves! Run Massa run! Run missy run! Massa day done!      Continue reading

🔴CRICKET: LIVE RADIO | West Indies v Pakistan | 4th – T20 – Played in Guyana

LIVE RADIO | West Indies v Pakistan | 4th Osaka Presents PSO Carient T20 Cup Match

Listen to West Indies v Pakistan in the 4th T20I. The last in their 4-match series.

The first and third matches were abandoned due to rain. Pakistan won the second match by 7 runs.

Covid-19 – the political virus – EDITORIAL By Stabroek News

Stabroek News

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Covid-19, the little virus from Wuhan, China has arguably had more of an impact on the modern world than World Wars I and II, the Great Depression and 9/11. It has resulted in the deaths of at a very minimum 4 million people and has brought political and economic systems to breaking point.

Diseases tend to do that: The Black Death, a bubonic plague, which swept through Eurasia between 1346 and 1353 killed an estimated 45% to 50% of the population. It scythed down so many rural labourers in England it caused severe labour and crop shortages. Tensions between landowners and the newly powerful workers (due to their scarcity) would eventually result in the Peasants Revolt of 1381 and the decline of the feudal system.          Continue reading

Guyana’s 60-year struggle for cheap, adequate and reliable – By Ralph Ramkarran

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The economy Guyana inherited at Independence in 1966 has remained largely unchanged. Throughout the period Guyana was a primary producer of bauxite, sugar, rice, timber and gold. The fortunes of some industries have improved while those of others have declined, and a few added, like fisheries.

The absence of cheap, adequate and reliable electricity was recognized as one important reason for the failure to industrialize.   In this new era, as in the past, Guyana can never attain its full economic potential unless the production and delivery of electricity is vastly improved.          Continue reading

CRICKET — Highlights | West Indies v Pakistan | 2nd – T20 Match – July 31. 2021 – Guyana

Watch “Highlights | West Indies v Pakistan | 2nd Osaka Presents PSO Carient T20 Cup Match” 

FULL MATCH SCHEDULE – WINDIES CRICKET

  • Wednesday, July 28: 1st Osaka Batteries Presents PSO Carient T20 Cup match at Kensington Oval https://bit.ly/3kh3lLP
  • Saturday, July 31: 2nd Osaka Batteries Presents PSO Carient T20 Cup match at Guyana National Stadium – 11am local (10am Jamaica)
  • Sunday, August 1: 3rd Osaka Batteries Presents PSO Carient T20 Cup match at Guyana National Stadium – 11am local (10am Jamaica)  (RAIN -ABANDONED
  • Tuesday, August 3: 4th Osaka Batteries Presents PSO Carient T20 Cup match at Guyana National Stadium – 11am local (10am Jamaica)

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SWEET DRINK: Wieting & Richter Ltd.: Cold Storage and Ice Depot – By Dr. Vibert Cambridge

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In the previous installment, we noted that, as was the case with Josė Gomes d’Aguiar, Carl Wieting and Gustav Henri Richter, the founders of Wieting & Richter Ltd., were in British Guiana to try their luck. They did not come from Portugal. They came from Prussia.

Carl Wieting [Sr.]

At the time of writing, there were few details on Carl Wieting’s early years. There is evidence to conclude that he was born in Prussia in 1843. He died in British Guiana in October 1919 at the age of 76. In his obituary in the Louisiana Planter and Sugar Manufacturers, he was described as “a distinguished citizen, a man of ability and enterprise, [who was admired for] the energy with which he carried out his ideas and successfully developed them during his long career in British Guiana.” His first wife, Christina, had predeceased him. She was 34 when she died in 1888.  A plaque in the crypt in St. George’s Cathedral memorializes Wieting for his “many years as Warden of [the] Cathedral.” Also memorialized on the plaque is Martha, his second wife, who predeceased him in 1918.          Continue reading

Emancipation Day 2021 -President Ali hails contribution of Afro-Guyanese

President Infaan Ali

— recommits to establishment of ‘One Guyana Commission’

ALMOST two centuries after the abolition of the most heinous crime against humanity, slavery, Afro-Guyanese continue to catalyse growth and development, making strides in every sphere of life.

“While we take the time to pay homage to our African-Guyanese brothers and sisters on the occasion of Emancipation, we must seize this opportunity to acknowledge, to value, and to celebrate their tremendous achievements and contributions to national development,” President, Dr. Irfaan Ali, said in his message to commemorate Emancipation Day, 2021.      Continue reading

CANADA: CBC offers special programming in honour of Emancipation Day- August 1. 2021

In recognition of Emancipation Day, CBC has special programming to celebrate, educate and reflect on what freedom means.

Emancipation Day commemorates the abolition of slavery across the British Empire on Aug. 1. On that historic day in 1834, the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect, freeing more than 800,000 people of African descent in Canada and throughout the British Empire.

This year, the House of Commons voted unanimously to designate Aug. 1 as Emancipation Day across Canada.

To mark the day, Being Black in Canada, CBC Gem and CBC Arts will provide the following programming:

READ MORE: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/cbc-programming-emancipation-day-aug-1-1.6120915