Category Archives: Birds and animals

GUYANA In the Land of Many Waters – 30 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock + video

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Happy New Year 2019 – 12 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock + Music Video

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Guyanese arrested for live birds in hair rollers at JFK Airport in New York

The type of birds seized in hair rollers

According to an ABC11.com report, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stopped the arriving passenger on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana.

During the course of the inspection, they discovered 70 live finches in hair rollers inside a black duffel bag.      Continue reading

Eco-Tourism: The allure of Essequibo’s ‘Rising of the moon’

Lake Capoey. Essequibo Coast. Guyana

There are many ‘paradises’ on Earth. A few are in Guyana. Some are spectacular while others display nature’s simplicity. On the Essequibo Coast, between the villages of Queenstown and Little Affiance, south-west of the coastal highway, a rustic road takes you to a vista of spectacular simplicity and beauty – Lake Capoey!

The name, according to Ralph Hendricks, the village toshao, means ‘rising of the moon’ –and curiously, is said to be a Wapisiana word, for a decidedly Arawak community with a population of about 500 people. Although I’ve never seen the lake by night, an image grabs my fancy.

It’s that of a full moon rising from behind the lake’s encircling vegetation, appearing to settle there, its beams dancing on the dark, rippling surface as fiery sunset fades to night, and it is easy to see how the name might have originated. But even in the daytime, Capoey can both soothe and excite the senses.    Continue reading

Guyana- A Simple Thank You – 20 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock + Video

HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY

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CANGO – Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission to Guyana – Report for October 24. 2018

This Report has been prepared by CANGO

Solar Panels being installed at Warakaba “Longhouse”

This has been a very busy week for the admin and support team. After leaving Moruca last Sunday we headed straight up to Warakaba (Longhouse) in the Upper Pomeroon. Sharir Chan, from Guyana Medical Relief, along with the electricians to install the wiring and solar panels accompanied us on the trip. Going up the Pomeroon River was certainly an adventure as the skies opened up and we had to huddle under the tarps for most of the journey.

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Guyana Tourism: JEWEL IN THE MOUNTAINS by Dave Martins – Credits Stabroek News

JEWEL IN THE MOUNTAINS

  • by Dave Martins – Credits Stabroek News

    Dave Martins

Partly from her conservation interest and partly from her access to Air Services Limited aircraft, my wife Annette has pretty much been all over Guyana, so when she came home last week raving from a trip to Karasabai, describing it as a standout in our country, I had to pay attention.

Essentially, this is her story, I’m only doing conduit work today, so when I report that the community’s name is derived from the Macushi word ‘krasa” referring to a canister found in one of the lakes in the area, you know that she’s the source of that footnote.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Let’s go south of the Kanuku Mountains – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Let’s go south of the Kanuku Mountains – by Francis Quamina Farrier 

Here in Guyana, September is observed as “Amerindian Heritage Month”, or to be politically correct, “Indigenous Heritage Month“. And September is also a special month for Native Americans – the North American cousins of Guyana’s Indigenous Peoples. That was told to me by a Native American Elder when I interviewed him, while on one of my visits to the awesome Museum of the American Indian, located in Washington, DC, in the United States of America.

At this time in September 2018, I invite you to come with me south of the Kanuku Mountain range, which divides the North and South Rupununi Savannahs in Region 9 of the country. I know this area of our beautiful country reasonably well, having gone there on many occasions over a fifty year period and has decided to share a few of my own experiences with you.          Continue reading

Short Story: The Alligator – Adapted from an ancient Amerindian myth – By Peter Halder

Short Story: The Alligator – Adapted from an ancient Amerindian myth

By Peter Halder

Sun owned a giant lake in the forest.

In it was a wide variety of fishes which it prized.

From day to day, however, Sun observed that fishes were disappearing from the lake. It did not believe that they were eating each other or that some left the lake and migrated on land. Fishes are excellent swimmers but they cannot walk or survive on land. They are water creatures.

Sun arrived at the conclusion that someone or something was stealing fishes from the lake on a daily basis, most probably at night when it had set and was not around.                 Continue reading

Guyana: Indigenous Heritage Month for 2018 begins

Indigenous Heritage Month 2018 begins with religious ceremony

Photo: Minister within the Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe greets some group members

A religious ceremony, led by the Jawalla Hallelujah Group, was held on Saturday to usher in Indigenous Heritage Month activities for 2018, at the Heritage Village, Sophia Exhibition Centre, Georgetown.     Continue reading

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