Category Archives: Birds and animals

VIDEO: “Wild Guyana” – By Mike Charles – DVD released in 2008

  • This video was released in 2008, by helicopter Pilot Mike Charles.
  • It is one hour and eight minutes long so relax and enjoy the wonderful photography of this production , which features the wild life of Guyana. View in full screen for best results.

Also view an interview with Mike Charles Published in Guyanese Online – published Feb 05. 2011.           Continue reading

This is Guyana – Georgetown | UltraHD Drone RAW Footage | Video

This is Guyana – Georgetown | UltraHD Drone RAW Footage | Video

Raw footage from GUYANA at the Capital City Georgetown | 2020 |
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Guyana Drone Flight: Guyana, a country on South Americas North Atlantic coast, is defined by its dense rainforest. English-speaking, with cricket and calypso music, its culturally connected to the Caribbean region. Its capital, Georgetown, is known for British colonial architecture, including tall, painted-timber St. Georges Anglican Cathedral. A large clock marks the facade of Stabroek Market, a source of local produce. In the countrys heartland is Kaieteur Falls, with a straight 226m plunge.  Continue reading

TRIBUTE TO ROBERT JOHN (BOBBY) FERNANDES (1947-2021) – By Major General Joseph G Singh

TRIBUTE TO ROBERT JOHN (BOBBY) FERNANDES (1947-2021) – A LIFE WELL SPENT

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Monday, March 1st, 2021 – By Major General Joseph G Singh

Monsignor Terrence Montrose, CCH, Mrs Luana Fernandes, beloved wife of Bobby, and children Christina, Robert, Dominic, Damian, Shad, Nicolette and Chantelle, Chairman Chris the Elder, other siblings, in-laws and grandchildren of Bobby and Luana, extended family members, friends of the Fernandes family here and those overseas, good morning.

I extend on behalf of myself and my family and all those from the hinterland, the rural areas of Guyana and those from overseas – scientists and explorers, who knew and interacted with Bobby, sincere condolences to your family on his transitioning and pray that you be comforted in his physical absence by the happy and treasured memories of the love and the personal and private experiences you shared with him.      Continue reading

Short Stories: Rex’s Waterloo! – By Geoff Burrowes

– By Geoff Burrowes

Her name had to be Chunkie. She was too scrawny to be anything else! She was grey with stripes of black running through her sparse fur. The other kittens in the litter were furry and their fur was glossy black or shiny white. They loved to be picked up and stroked and purred contentedly when they sat in someone’s arms.  Chunkie was not so obliging and was likely to claw and spit at whoever was trying to pick her up!

Eventually she was the only one of the litter that was not taken in by another family and so she became ours. Chunkie never put on weight and grew to be a lean unlovely animal with the same sour personality. Some tomcat must have found her attractive however as after she was grown she produced her own litter of kittens.    Continue reading

Guyana Memories: Pomeroon Times – By Dave Martins

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Guyana is such a vast and multi-dimensional kind of country that one could a write a column about the different aspects of the place, every week for a year, and still not cover it all.  One such slant for me would definitely be the Pomeroon River, where I spent many August holidays when I was a student at Saint Stanislaus College on a scholarship, while the Martins family was living at Vreed-en-Hoop.

My father, Joseph Francis Martins, son of an immigrant family from Madeira, had two farms in the Pomeroon: one at Martindale, about 2 miles from Charity, and one, directly across the river from it, at Cozier.  JFM, a hard-working gentleman, also had a Government contract to clear vegetation from several of the small creeks draining into the big river, and I went with him as a teenager on some of those trips, including one, way upriver, near where the Pickersgill sawmill was located – I have written about that previously.      Continue reading

GUYANA: The Barima-Mora Passage – Region One – “Most intact mangrove ecosystems”

REEL GUYANA Video: Premiered on November 15, 2020

Guyana’s most intact mangrove ecosystems are found within a very special place in Region One, known as the Barima-Mora Passage. Beyond its rich mangrove population, this area is home to a number of IUCN red listed species, rich biodiversity, and incredible indigenous culture.     Continue reading

Guyanese Words and Names – By Geoff Burrowes + Video “Song of Guyana’s Children”

 By Geoff Burrowes

If you or your parents are Guyanese you have probably heard some or all of these words: (phonetical spellings)

        Kiskadee, Blue Saki, Carrion Crow, Crapaud, Mypuri, Fowl cock, Buxton Spice mango, Starapple, Mami apple, Golden Apple, Sugar Apple, Awara, Genip, Jamoon, Breadfruit, Mauger like a Yow, Hungish, Bruk Foot, Nharra, Fresh Cold, Banga Mary, Hassah, Patwa, Mauby, Ginger Beer, Man Piaba, Woman Piaba, Granny Backbone, Lemon Grass, Conga Pump, Wirry wirry pepper, Karilla.      Continue reading

COMMENTARY: Colourful Tales from Kiskadee Village – by Francis Quamina Farrier

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COMMENTARY- by Francis Quamina Farrier

Reality is that we are living in some extremely challenging and uncertain times in this year 2020. Some of us are resolute in ensuring that we stay on top of the COVID-19 pandemic situation which is testing us to the very core. While most of us in Guyana obey the COVID-19 protocols, sadly there are those who do not, resulting in the constant increases in cases and deaths.

Recently, I interviewed a few residents of Kiskadee Village on a few burning issues of the day. But first let me alert you that Kiskadee Village is a mythical community. However, the people who I have interviewed for this article, are real people. Kiskadee Village is the creation of celebrated Guyanese-born, Holland-based, authoress, Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra. By invitation of the Mayor, I visited and have this special report from Kiskadee Village.        Continue reading

Guyana: Protected Area Profile: The Kanuku Mountains Protected Area (KMPA) – ‘Mountains of Life’

  October 7, 2020

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THE Kanuku Mountains, one of the stunning mountain ranges of the Rupununi Savannahs, has, for centuries, played an invaluable role in the conservation of the region’s biodiversity; and remains the ‘Mountains of Life’ to traditional Macushi and Wapishan communities that inhabit its surrounding environs.

This week we will take a closer look at the Kanuku Mountains Protected Area (KMPA), focusing on its history and, natural and human wellbeing values which were reasons for it being protected for present and future generations.      Continue reading

Discover Guyana – Why I Love Guyana – by Barbadian Davina Layne – Video

#DiscoverGuyana – Why I Love Guyana – Davina Layne

Meet Barbadian national Davina Layne who called Guyana home for two years. Learn what she thought, how Guyana opened her eyes, and why she loves Guyana.