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Stunning Photos: Winners of the acclaimed Sienna International Photo Awards

The stunning winners of the acclaimed Sienna International Photo Awards

If your photograph is commended or a winner in the Siena International Photo Awards it’s certainly significant – because it’s enormously popular.  This year a staggering 48,000 people entered.  And the standard is very high – the competition attracts entries from photographers who are at the peak of their powers.

Petro-dollars can fuel Guyana’s escape from coming global warming catastrophe – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Petro-dollars can fuel Guyana’s escape from coming global warming catastrophe

– By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

  • The title of Thomas Wolfe’s posthumous 1940 novel says, “You Can’t Go Home Again.”
  • But you can try.
  • I did.
  •  Wolfe was right.

I visited my native Guyana recently for my dearest friend’s funeral. The trip took me to the capital Georgetown, where I had worked for about a decade and a half as a journalist, then to my friend’s house several miles away and to Essequibo County, where I was born and spent much of my life, eight years as a schoolteacher.

This was my second visit back since immigrating to the United States in 1984, the first in about  20 years later. It was an eye-opener.      Continue reading

UG #PPL – The Magazine of the University of Guyana’s Alumni Magazine 2nd Edition

UG #PPL – The Magazine of the University of Guyana’s Alumni Magazine 2nd Edition

PACE is delighted to share with you its second edition of the University of Guyana’s Alumni Magazine “UG#PPL” (UG People). UG#PPL . Please receive your personal copy. We would be delighted if you would share UG#PPL  with your own networks.

Please also feel free to send your contributions for inclusion in future publications.

Please find Link below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G3NGsOvzfwXPE2WD-x6YtEuDFfDWBeMi/view

Do read and enjoy!

 

Philanthropy, Alumni & Civic Engagement (PACE)

Turkeyen Campus, Georgetown.

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VIDEO: Photos That Prove Japan Is Different From The Rest Of The World

Photos That Prove Japan Is Different From The Rest Of The World

Japanese culture is absolutely incomparable to any in our Western world. Their deeply rooted politeness, precision, and dedication to work are rarely seen anywhere else.

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The All Saints Anglican Church celebrated 180 Years – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 The All Saints Anglican Church celebrated 180 Years – by Francis Quamina Farrier 

The All Saints Anglican Church in New Amsterdam, Berbice, has been celebrating its 180th Anniversary this past week with a series of activities.

They included a Public Parade around New Amsterdam, the ordination by Bishop Charles Davidson of Mr. Ezra Minty and Mr. Theodore De Monick as deacons of the church, at the St. George’s Cathedral in Georgetown.  There was also the distribution of Food hampers to a number of Shut-in elders in New Amsterdam.

The celebration concluded on Sunday afternoon with a High Mass at 3.00 o’clock at the church on Main Street, New Amsterdam.  A few weeks ago, the building was given some needed repairs. It was not quite of the scope as that still being under-taken at the iconic St. George’s Cathedral in Georgetown.    Continue reading

VIDEO: GEORGETOWN GUYANA FROM ABOVE – PT.1 || CAMP STREET

VIDEO: GEORGETOWN FROM ABOVE PT.1 || CAMP STREET

Published on May 16, 2019 – #Drone #Georgetown #Guyana #Aerial

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Guyana History: The house with ninety-nine windows

The house with 99 windows

The house with 99 windows

Guyana Times Sunday Magazine – June 14, 2013

Though crumbling, the house of 99 windows stood as a symbol of status more than 100 years ago. In the 1800s and early 1900s, to construct a house with 100 windows and furnish it with a more than 14-foot dining table were ways of showing to society one’s high status.

This was true of the Hicken family of Berbice. They built a massive house with 100 windows and furnished it with a dining table stretching over 14 feet in length.

David Fraser, 76, and heir of the house, said in an interview that he had read a bit on the building from some aged records that are totally destroyed now. He was unable to learn all the details about the history of the house, but remembered some details. Continue reading

Guyana: Pegasus Hotel has announced a September 2020 completion date

Locally-owned Pegasus Hotel has announced a September 2020 completion of its 12-storey suites and a seven-storey corporate offices expansion.

Robert Badal

The construction of the estimated US$100M project started in October last year.
It comprises a 12-storey tower providing long-term accommodation and a seven-storey office complex providing first world corporate offices.

According to Pegasus’s managing director, Robert Badal, all corporate offices would over time be converted to accommodation when it is viable to do so. The objective is to expand the services offered by Pegasus Hotel, a premier tourism company.

Giving an update last week, the executive disclosed that regarding the economic benefits, taxes from suppliers and bank interest during construction is estimated at US$2.8M per annum and close to US$4M per annum after full operation.          Continue reading

A Lukewarm World Heritage Day 2019 in Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

World Heritage Day 2019 in Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

April 18 is the day when countries around the world observe International Day of Monuments and Sites, which is also known as “WORLD HERITAGE DAY. Again this year, that special day which was established by UNESCO, slipped by virtually unheralded here in Guyana.

It is a special day when citizens and tourists alike, visit Monuments and Heritage Sites in droves, hold a number of Conferences and Round Tables related to Monuments and Sites, and journalists write about the Monuments and Heritage Sites in their communities, towns and cities. I have only now come around to write this feature article regards World Heritage Day, 2019, and as such I’m one of those individuals who are, “Guilty by Omission”.

However, as the saying goes, “Better late than never”, and so here I am with this feature article which throws the spotlight on some of Guyana’s Monuments and Sights in our Beautiful “Land of Many Waters” and Lofty Hills and Mountains.          Continue reading

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