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

GUYANA: Extraordinary Places – The Essequibo River – By Ian McDonald

 Stabroek News- By

As a companion volume to my planned book Portraits of Extraordinary people, I intend to add Portraits of Extraordinary Places. One such portrait follows.

Someimes my wife and I go up the great Essequibo to stay at the beautiful river-home of my brother-in-law and his wife. Not far away we share with friends a river-home of our own. In these lovely places we  have spent many of the most contented hours of our lives. We also can say we have lived in Arcady.

It is a long way from the island-scattered mouth yet the river here is like a sea miles across and the waves wild as an ocean’s when storms come and you cannot see the other shore so far away. This is one of the things I love about the Essequibo. It is a mighty force of nature.          Continue reading

GUYANA: The Sweet Drink Wars – The 1950s, 60s, and 70s – By Vibert Cambridge 

The Prestige Competitions: Beauty Contests, and Crown Cork Competitions

Stabroek News – By – September 5, 2021

By the early late 1950s, the Cola brands in British Guiana began to introduce innovations such as image advertising. Image advertising involves associating the product with the attractive attributes of something not related to the product. For example, the Coca-Cola bottle is evocative of the female shape. So, it was not a stretch for these cola brands to associate their products with women. In 1958, Pepsi-Cola and Coca-Cola sponsored entrants in the Miss British Guiana Beauty Contest.

The Beauty Queens

The first beauty contest in British Guiana was organized in 1931 as part of the program of events to celebrate the centenary of the union of the colonies of Demerara, Berbice, and Essequibo to form British Guiana. The prize for the “most beautiful girl in the colony” was BG$30 and a gold medal. There were hints that the winner might go on to Hollywood and become a film star. The judges for the inaugural contest all came from the colony’s primarily British ruling class, and included “Colonel W.E. H. Bradburn, Inspector General of Police and Commandant of the Local [Military] Force; Capt. E. Burnett, M.C.; and Mesdames L. Clavier, A.G. King, and J.B. Smith.”        Continue reading

COMEDY: The Best of Trevor’s Accents – Between The Scenes | The Daily Show – video

COMEDY: The Best of Trevor’s Accents – Between The Scenes | The Daily Show

Comments:

Trevor Noah is a comedic genius and I love his intelligence and humor!!!

John Stewart certainly made the right choice in picking Trevor as his replacement. Trevor has definitely proved he is more than up to the task.

PROFILE: Non-Guyanese who contribute to Guyana’s Development – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 by Francis Quamina Farrier

Dr. Fenton Sands

Individuals who were born in Guyana are full citizens by birth. There are many individuals who were not born in Guyana, but their hearts are for Guyana. They desire the genuine development of our Land of Many Waters. And they prove it by the sterling contributions which they make while here in Guyana, and sometimes even after they leave the country. There are thousands of examples, and in this article, we feature one of them.

The spotlight is on an individual who spent two years working in and contributing to Guyana’s continuing growth. He has a background which is very interesting and impressive. I was introduced to him a few weeks before his arrival in the country, while I was at a function in Washington DC, in the United States. “I’d like you to meet Dr. Fenton Sands. He’ll be going to Guyana soon.” a mutual friend instructed me. Dr. Fenton Sands and I went aside and spoke of his upcoming arrival in Guyana.        Continue reading

USA Population Life Spans: Why Americans Die So Much – Opinion

U.S. life spans, which have fallen behind those in Europe, are telling us something important about American society. 

By Derek Thompson | The Atlantic  

AMERICA HAS A DEATH PROBLEM. 

NO, I’m not just talking about the past year and a half, during which COVID-19 deaths per capita in the United States outpaced those in similarly rich countries, such as Canada, Japan, and France.

I’m NOT just talking about the past decade, during which drug overdoses skyrocketed in the U.S., creating a social epidemic of what are often called “deaths of despair”.      Continue reading

VIDEO: George Orwell and 1984: How Freedom Dies – By: Academy of Ideas

George Orwell and 1984: How Freedom Dies – Watch on YouTube for COMMENTS

Academy of Ideas – 2,353,213 views – Dec 30, 2017 – 3 years ago — Comment by the Creator of this video

I have noticed in the comments that some people are suggesting I misinterpreted Orwell’s view of socialism – specifically that he didn’t advocate a centrally planned economy. But as David Ramsay Steele explains in his book Orwell Your Orwell, in the 1930s and 1940s to be a democratic socialist meant something quite different than it does today.

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Firstly, here is Orwell defining socialism:
   

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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: COVID-19 Vaccine Divide: Better options – By Mosa Telford

By August 28, 2021

Being alive in 2021 is a test of strength and courage, but it is also a time of awakening. It is a time when people have risen from isolation and torment and have chosen to be lights in this world. They have chosen to not be victims of fear.

The conflicts between the vaccinated and unvaccinated continue and many have not chosen sides. They have not chosen to mock the choices either side have made. They realize that divide and conquer continues to cause nations to collapse and they have chosen to be the voices of reason and stand in support of free will, truth, justice, and righteousness.

Throughout the pandemic, healthcare workers have worked tirelessly. Months ago, there were reports that in some instances they did not have enough personal protective equipment, but they persevered because they were committed, and we were and are still facing a health crisis. For many, when death was imminent, it was doctors and nurses who stood by them in their last moments when their relatives and friends could not be there.              Continue reading

GUYANA: Teachers Union (GTU) Calls For Strike Action After Teachers Locked Out – Video

GTU CALLS FOR STRIKE ACTION, AFTER TEACHERS ALLEGEDLY LOCKED OUT ON MONDAY

HGPTV (Channel16 Cable67)          Re Covid-19 Vaccination Mandatory Requirement 

After teachers were allegedly locked out of schools on Monday due to their vaccination status, the Guyana Teacher’s Union, in making good on its promise, called on all teachers regardless of their vaccination status to abstain from work.

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GTU spearheads protest against vaccination mandate

Despite MoE’s no work, no pay policy…        

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