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Guyana’s 50th Republic Anniversary – National Awards announced


On the occasion of the 50th Republic Anniversary of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger, MSS, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Chancellor of the Orders of Guyana is pleased to make the following appointments under the Order of Roraima and the Order of Service of Guyana.

Order of Roraima

  1. Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados

Order of Service

Cacique’s Crown of Honour

  1. The Right Reverend Charles Alexander Davidson
  2. Dr. Abraham Agustus Clemwood Fung-A-Fat
  3. Dr. Neville Bhagwandeen Gobin
  4. Edmond Montague Grant
  5. Professor John Edward Greene
  6. Dr. Cecil Edward Harricharran            Continue reading

Guyana: Republic Arch recommissioned for 50th anniversary

As Guyana prepares to celebrate its 50th Republic anniversary on February 23 as a Republic, the Republic Arch in the capital city, Georgetown, was recommissioned.  The Republic Arch is on Church Street and Avenue of the Republic.

The Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion recently rehabilitated the landmark.

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Friday February 21, 2020, noted that the arch – a symbol of national pride – was situated amidst historic architecture including the Georgetown City Hall and the St. George’s Cathedral.      Continue reading

Trinidad Carnival 2020: Women Sweep Calypso Monarch Prizes

Performing artiste, Terri Lyons (in yellow), celebrates her Calypso Monarch victory with members of her
cast. Photo credit: Sterling Henderson.

GUSDA: Guyana Social Development Association Events: London UK – Feb 22 &23, 2020

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Twenty in 2020 and expecting The Good Life – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 50 Republic Jubilee Anniversary, 2020

Twenty in 2020 and expecting The Good Life – by Francis Quamina Farrier

During the past few  weeks I have been wondering what would be the topic for my Guyana 50 Republic Jubilee Feature Article. Just a few days ago I concluded my wondering thoughts and decided to focus on the bright faces and minds of those Guyanese who are now age 20, and who will be voting for the very first time in a National General Elections. I have also decided to respectfully pass on some elderly advice to first time voters; the kind of advice which I received when I was a first time voter.

To the first time voters, I would let them know that back in Colonial British Guiana, one could not have voted at General Elections unless one was a property owner. One had to own house and land. In other words, ordinary poor people did not have a franchise and were not entitled to vote. So, many of our ancestors were really not full citizens as we are today. Then came what was known as “Adult Suffrage” which gave Voting rights to all adults 21 years and older. That was subsequently reduced to 18 years and older.      Continue reading

Linden Fund USA: 2020 Calendars available for Republic Day celebrations!

Dear friends and supporters,

Have you had the opportunity to purchase one of our 2020 LFU Calendars?  We have several copies still available for sale at $5 each.  Our annual fundraising calendars would be wonderful item as we approach Guyana’s Republic Day celebrations. The theme of this calendar is “Images of Guyana,” showcasing a few familiar places in Guyana photographed by some of our members during their recent visits.

We would gladly mail calendars, with your payment of postage, to your destination or multiple destinations to relatives far away.

As always, we’re grateful for your strong support of our fundraising initiatives over the years, which are all in service of our beloved hometown and Region 10. If you have any follow up questions, including postage to your locations, kindly contact Shona Wright-Halley, our Board Secretary, at


Paula Walcott-Quintin  – Chair, LFU

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“Certainty” by Brazilian Poet Carlos Machado – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision – ~ Guyana – Brazil – USA

“Certainty” by Brazilian Poet Carlos Machado – by Rosaliene Bacchus

My Poetry Corner February 2020 features the poem “Certainty” (Certo) from the poetry collection Glass Bird (Pássaro de Vidro) by Carlos Machado, a Brazilian poet and journalist. Born in 1951 in Muritiba, Bahia, Northeast Brazil, Machado earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the Federal University of Bahia. He studied journalism at the Faculty of Cásper Libero in São Paulo, where he lives since 1980.

He is the creator and editor of the fortnightly bulletin,, dedicated mainly to the promotion of contemporary Brazilian poets.


EDUCATION: How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education – Infographic

The Growing Role of Tech in Classrooms

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Technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, and now it seems that education systems around the world are due for an update.

Educators are tapping into the digital revolution and adopting new technologies to help students reach their full potential, but can they adapt quickly enough to prepare children for the changing future of work?


Today’s infographic from Best Education Degrees explores the different ways technology is transforming classrooms, and disrupting education as we know it.                  Continue reading

PHILOSOPHY: Five Lessons To Live By – Dr. Wayne Dyer – A Truly Inspiring Video

FIVE Lessons To Live By – Dr. Wayne Dyer (Truly Inspiring)

Wayne Walter Dyer (May 10, 1940 – August 29, 2015) was an American self-help author and a motivational speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones (1976), is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 100 million copies sold to date.[1]


TRAVEL: There’s a huge fight over reclining your airline seat. Is capitalism to blame?

Recline or don’t recline – it’s your call, but the greed of airlines in shrinking space to reap profits makes them the true villains

Recline or not to recline? In the face of such cramped conditions, it’s no wonder people are nipping at each other’s throats.
 Recline or not to recline? In the face of such cramped conditions.

Ariveting piece of cinema has captured the world’s attention, sparking endless debate about the perils of life under capitalism. No, not Parasite, but a 30-second video of an altercation on an airplane posted to Twitter. Like the Oscar-winning film, it reminds us how the baked-in incentives of greed and competition pit us needlessly against one another, robbing us of our humanity in turn.

The video, which has swiftly marshalled partisans on either side of a longstanding and heated debate about the relative merits of ethical reclining, was shared widely after being posted by a reporter from a Fox news station in Washington on Wednesday.


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