Category Archives: Geography

What Can Be Made from One Barrel of Oil? – Infographic

VIEW: What can we make from a barrel of OIL


22nd June 1948: MV Empire Windrush arrives at Tilbury Docks in London

Interesting documentary…...

……….. relating to means of survival in a strange Country……..
……     by some of the Wind Rush London arrivals.

Guyana Tourism: Sloth Island Nature Resort – one of Guyana’s best kept secrets

 Guyana Tourism:  Apr 29, 2019  News

Earliest inhabitants of Sloth Island

Nestled on 160 acres of pristine rainforest in the Essequibo River, Sloth Island is the ideal place for visitors who want a glimpse at nature uninhibited. The spot which provides a wide array of birds and wildlife is one of nature‘s best kept secrets. According to its developer, Raphael Ades, the island was once a neglected, uninhabited paradise.          Continue reading

VIDEO: Barbados: The World’s First Slave Society: Featuring “The Barbados Slave Code” 1661

VIDEO: Barbados: The World’s First Slave Society: Featuring “The Barbados Slave Code” 1661

With Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles – University of the West Indies

Maduro defying Trump, just like Assad did Obama and Castro did Kennedy – By Anthony L Hall

By Anthony L Hall  –

President Trump is notoriously thin-skinned. And nothing gets under it quite like observations that he’s behaving just like his predecessor, Barack Obama. Yet there’s no denying that he’s behaving towards Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro just as Obama did towards Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.

No doubt you recall Obama declaring that Assad must go:

The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way. For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside.

(The Washington Post, August 18, 2011)            Continue reading

Guyana Tourism: British national finds his oasis in Guyana’s Rupununi Savannah – By Tangerine Clarke

Founder, Managing Director, Englishman, Colin Edwards welcomes First Lady of Guyana, H.E. Sandra Granger to Rock View Lodge, Annai, Rupununi Savannahs.
Fifty years ago when Colin Edwards left his homeland of England and arrived in Guyana to work as a Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), at the Ministry of Agriculture, he never imagined in his wildest dreams that he would become the founder and managing director of Rock View Lodge, one of the country’s most beautiful eco-tourism destinations, in Annai, Rupununi Savannahs, Region 9.

Rock View Lodge celebrates 27 years of pristine beauty, a hidden gem between the Amerindian villages of Annai and Rupertee where the Pakaraima foothills meet the tropical rainforest.          Continue reading

Guyana’s gifts to the world – A 2016 Review – by BBC News

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Guyana’s gifts to the world

This articles features a number of Guyanese who have been very successful worldwide
It was written in 2016 on the 50th anniversary of Guyana’s Independence from Britain,

Covering 214,969 sq km (83,000 sq miles), it is the only English-speaking country on mainland South America.

In popular culture, the country is sadly best known for the tragic events of Jonestown, where more than 900 people died in a mass suicide.

To mark the 50th anniversary of independence, BBC News highlights some of the positive contributions from “the land of a thousand rivers”.

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The Protectors of the Rights of the Indians under Indentureship in British Guiana

By Harry Hergash  –  May 6, 2019 – In In The Diaspora

Harry Hergash, a graduate of the University of Guyana, taught at the Annandale Government Secondary from 1964 to 1969. He immigrated to Canada in 1974.

Between 1838 and 1917, Indians were recruited and brought to Guyana, then a British colony called British Guiana, under the Indentureship system to provide manual labour on the sugar plantations, almost all in the hands of British and Scottish owners. Under this system, an overseas worker was hired under contract which bound the worker to a specific plantation for a fixed period of time under stated terms and conditions, including a fixed wage rate and paid return passage.

Indians were not the first or only group of labourers recruited under this arrangement. However, most of the non-Indian immigrants withdrew from the plantations soon after their introduction, and by the early 1850s, India became the primary source. According to one report from the 1924 British Empire Wembley Exhibition, of the 343,019 immigrants recruited between 1835 and 1921, India provided 239,979.          Continue reading

China praises Jamaica for signing on to Belt And Road Initiative + Video

Plus Video: Ocho Rios To Kingston Edward Seaga Highway

Chinese Ambassador Tian Qi

(Jamaica Gleaner) Chinese Ambassador Tian Qi has praised Jamaica’s decision to sign on to the mammoth Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), saying that it has opened a new era of mutual development and cooperation between the two nations.

Tian said Jamaica was right to join other countries and international organisations in positioning itself to reap rewards from the initiative.

“Looking into the future, I envisage high-quality Belt and Road cooperation in enhancing connectivity by promoting policy synergy, infrastructure development, unimpeded trade, financial cooperation and people-to-people bond, thereby enhancing practical cooperation for the well-being of our peoples,” the ambassador said.    Continue reading

A Lukewarm World Heritage Day 2019 in Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

World Heritage Day 2019 in Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

April 18 is the day when countries around the world observe International Day of Monuments and Sites, which is also known as “WORLD HERITAGE DAY. Again this year, that special day which was established by UNESCO, slipped by virtually unheralded here in Guyana.

It is a special day when citizens and tourists alike, visit Monuments and Heritage Sites in droves, hold a number of Conferences and Round Tables related to Monuments and Sites, and journalists write about the Monuments and Heritage Sites in their communities, towns and cities. I have only now come around to write this feature article regards World Heritage Day, 2019, and as such I’m one of those individuals who are, “Guilty by Omission”.

However, as the saying goes, “Better late than never”, and so here I am with this feature article which throws the spotlight on some of Guyana’s Monuments and Sights in our Beautiful “Land of Many Waters” and Lofty Hills and Mountains.          Continue reading

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