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US Ambassador Holloway’s ‘doom and gloom’ comment regarding Guyana’s oil wealth

Mr. Holloway: ’Stop the doom and gloom” … appreciate the benefits of Guyana’s oil wealth

Stabroek News – Editorial – 11 December 2018

Perry Holloway

There are times when it takes an opinion that is detached from what, all too often, is our rumbustious political culture to voice truths about important national issues, we ourselves being too immersed in our prejudices to muster the honesty to speak objectively.

Outgoing United States Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway is harnessed  by  no such prejudices so that the last week’s ‘doom and gloom’ remark in his assessment of the chatter on the subject of what is now assumed to be Guyana’s imminent ‘oil fortune’ comes as no surprise.               Continue reading

The Guyana Institute of Historical Research – call for papers for June 2019 Conference

The Guyana Institute of Historical Research – call for papers  

12th Research Conference, on Saturday 29 June, 2019

The Guyana Institute of Historical Research, based in Montrose, East Coast Demerara Guyana. will host its 12th Research Conference, on Saturday 29 June, 2019, and is inviting submission of abstracts and papers.

The conference theme is “Labour, military history and, migration.”   The early registration fee is

G$5,000 for those who register on/offline between December 2018 and 28 June 2019. The late registration fee: G$10,000.

Abstracts must be submitted by 14 June 2019, and early submission of abstracts will ensure that they are included in the Book of Abstracts.    Continue reading

Pope Francis’ Say— On clergy who are actively gay – By Yvonne Sam

Pope Francis’ Say— On clergy who are actively gay.

By Yvonne Sam

His expressed sentiments are very clear; homosexuality among the clergy is a veritable fear.  

In his soon- to- be published book, “The Strength of the Vocation”  based on interviews with a Spanish born missionary priest, Fernando Prado, Pope Francis dissertation  on the demands of being a priest, and bemoans the presence of homosexuality in the Church, saying that it is a serious matters  that truly bothers him. The issue of homosexuality is a grave situation that must be adequately discerned from the beginning with the candidates,” He further asserted that admission to the Catholic clergy should be denied males with ingrained homosexual tendencies, and actively gay priests should be encouraged to leave rather than live a double life.          Continue reading

Nostalgia: Wray High School – Georgetown Guyana – By Geoff Burrowes

Wray High School – Georgetown Guyana

– By Geoff Burrowes 

In my day Wray High School was at the corner of Croal St and Brummel Place in Georgetown Guyana..

I think that it later moved and became Tutorial High School.

It was a three story building. The top floor was where the principal, Reverend Pollard, lived with his wife and two sons, John and Paul. We lived in the same neighbourhood so they were my friends.

The middle floor held the principal’s office and I assume the staff room and the ground floor held the classrooms.
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Dr. Samantha Tross – Britain’s First Black Female Orthopaedic Surgeon Speaks

Britain’s First Black Female Orthopaedic Surgeon Speaks

Dr. Samantha Tross

BLACK EXCELLENCE: Samantha Tross –

MAKING HISTORY can often come with a lot of pressure. But for Guyana-born  Samantha Tross – the first black female orthopaedic surgeon in the UK – she takes it all in her stride.

“While I’m proud of being the first black female orthopedic surgeon in the UK, I know it comes with a lot of responsibility because how I conduct myself will have an impact on those coming after me,” she says. “It’s my job to do my best so that those coming after to me have it easier.”                Continue reading

MUSIC: Jamaican Performer Dalton Lewis Wins X Factor UK

Jamaican Wins X Factor UK – 


LONDON, United Kingdom, Monday December 3, 2018 – Jamaican Dalton Harris has won British reality television music competition X Factor UK.

He emerged victorious last night after performing a duet, The Power of Love, with James Arthur in the finale at The Wembley Arena in London, walking away with a £1 million (US$1.3 million) recording contract with Sony-owned Syco Music.

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Defining generations: Where Millennials end and post-Millennials begin

Defining generations:

For decades, Pew Research Center has been committed to measuring public attitudes on key issues and documenting differences in those attitudes across demographic groups. One lens often employed by researchers at the Center to understand these differences is that of generation.

Generations provide the opportunity to look at Americans both by their place in the life cycle – whether a young adult, a middle-aged parent or a retiree – and by their membership in a cohort of individuals who were born at a similar time.


Wise Advice: Another List for Living as you Grow Older

Another List for Living as you Grow Older

  1. MONEY: It’s time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don’t just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your hard-earned capital. Warning: This is also a bad time for investments, even if it seems wonderful or fool-proof. They only bring problems and worries. This is a time for you to enjoy some peace and quiet.
  1. Stop worrying about the financial situation of your children and grandchildren, and don’t feel bad spending your money on yourself. You’ve taken care of them for many years, and you’ve taught them what you could. You gave them an education, food, shelter and support. The responsibility is now theirs to earn their own money.

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Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – November 2018

Here is our November 2018 issue of Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter. You may download it by clicking on the following link to access it:

Warm regards,

Lorna Campbell

Contributing Editor,

Buxton-Friendship Express

Down Liberty Avenue 7 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Down Liberty Avenue 7 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

They could talk all day about Jagan and Burnham, and Jagdeo and Granger. Don’t get them started about Kamla and Rowley. You will hear about corruption in Trinidad and how the man ‘thiefing’, and how Moonilal was right to cuss them out in Parliament. If you listen long enough you will learn about corruption in India and the pernicious influence of Bollywood.

There are the palm readers that connect you with the afterlife. The Korean shopkeepers make the extra dollar as they call you ‘Mamoo’ and seem to know the address of the next pooja. You buy the big pumpkin in the corner, or the watermelon that has seen better days, and shake your head in wonderment. As you leave, a small group of old timers say that the people from ICE have made another arrest, and someone else faces deportation.

READ MORE: Down Liberty Avenue 7- Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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