Category Archives: Associations

Guyana SPEAKS ZOOM Event: New book ‘Year of Plagues: Memoir of 2020’ – By Fred D’Aguiar – Sunday, 24th October @ 3.00 UK Time

Guyana SPEAKS ZOOM Event: New book ‘Year of Plagues: Memoir of 2020’ – By Fred D’Aguiar
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You are invited to attend two Guyana SPEAKS events: one on Sunday, 24th October (Fred D’Aguiar) and the other on Sunday, 31st October (Black History Month) – Both at 3pm UK time.  Here is the first event:
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1. FRED D’AGUIAR talks with Juanita Cox about his new book Year of Plagues: Memoir of 2020.The Audience will be invited to ask questions – please send these to guyanaspeaks@gmail.com prior to the start of the event.  This Guyana SPEAKS event is being hosted in collaboration with Renaissance One.
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Guyana: Rupununi Music and Arts Festival – Sunday 17th October 2021

Sunday 17th October 2021. – 4.00PM GY/NY time – 9.00PM UK Time

Streaming on Facebook and YouTube @rupununifestival

Cambridge Academy Alumni Association- Sip and Chat – Virtual Event- November 7. 2021

PROFILE: First Year of Rotary Club of Garden City Georgetown – by Francis Quamina Farrier

– by Francis Quamina Farrier

Founded a year ago in September 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic raged around Guyana and the rest of the world, a group of 33 patriotic Guyanese banded themselves together and founded the Rotary Club of Garden City – Georgetown.  Each individual member felt that their involvement could make a positive difference to the quality of life of their fellow Guyanese. As most citizens would agree, there is the need for many more individuals and groups who are focused on giving more of themselves to work for the genuine development of the Guyana society at large.

The important discipline of not littering or dumping garbage illegally, here, there and anywhere, is needed so much in Guyana at this time. While there are exemplary citizens who do the right things most of the time, there are just too many who lack the urge to extract the line from the country’s National Pledge which states in part, “To Love My fellow citizen.”      Continue reading

UN General Assembly 76: General Debate: Prime Minister of Barbados – Video

UNGA76 General Debate: Prime Minister of Barbados

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados addressed the UN General Assembly on September 24, 2021.

In her address she touched on some controversial issues relating to Barbados and other Caribbean countries, as well as the present world we live in.

It has been considered one of the best speeches made recently by any leader addressing the UN, and was reported widely in the worldwide media. In it she mentioned the song “Get Up Stand Up” By Bob Marley,  the famous Jamaican Reggae singer

GUYANA: Moray House Trust Presents: Shifting power: Guyana’s Energy Mix – ZOOM – October 2. 2021

Moray House Trust warmly invites to you to attend a panel discussion on Zoom: Saturday 2nd October. Time: 5PM Guyana/NY, 10PM UK

YouTube Clip: https://youtu.be/NGBP6IKGcCQ

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Title:      Shifting power: Guyana’s energy mix
Panel:    Alfred Bhulai, Simone Mangal-Joly and the Hon. David Patterson (MP)
Date:      Saturday 2nd October
Time:     5PM Guyana/NY, 10PM UK

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GUYANA: The Sweet Drink Wars Prestige Competitions: Tie-ins – By Vibert Cambridge

September 12, 2021 – By

Tie-in marketing is an approach in which a company purposefully creates an association between the company, its products or services, and whatever is trending or hot in the collective consciousness at that moment. Since 1956, the hot beverage in British Guiana has been Banks Beer. In 1955, under the slogan “people’s capitalism,” Peter D’Aguiar launched the public company Banks Breweries Ltd, the first brewery in British Guiana. It made good sense as an import substitution. Beer and other malted beverages had previously been imported. Substantial amounts of beer, ale, and stout were consumed in the hot and humid colony.

The term “people’s capitalism,” although seemingly oxymoronic, was brilliant in the context of the political jargon of the time. Share price was BG$1. This allowed working-class people to invest in the company.        Continue reading

Guyana Association of Georgia – GAOG: 2021 Scholarship Awards Banquet – VIRTUAL – October 2, 2021

Guyana SPEAKS Event – Chinese in Guyana – ZOOM Meeting – September 26. 2021

Our Chinese Heritage: From Indenture to Present-Day Guyana

EVENT TIME: Sunday, 26th September at 3pm BST / 10am GYT & EDT / 11am ADT.

Please join us for a Guyana SPEAKS event reflecting on the Chinese in Guyana.  It takes place on Sunday, 26th September at 3pm BST / 10am GYT & EDT / 11am ADT.  Our distinguished speakers are: Trev Sue-A-Quan, Dr Laura Hall and Stanley Ming.  They will be covering the period of Chinese indentureship, the fascinating story of Jacob Fung-A-Pan and Abigail Yung She, and talking about the last 30 years of in-migration from China. 

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Guyana Medical Relief (GMR) – Twilight Dinner Fundraiser- October 2, 2021 – Pasadena CA

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