Category Archives: Guyana infrastructure

Guyana: Work to begin on new Demerara River Bridge in 2019

Work to begin on new Demerara Harbour Bridge next year

Demerara Harbour Bridge

In a recent interview with the Department of Public Information, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, assured that work on the crossing between Houston and Versailles which is pivotal for linking Regions Three and Four and further afield will begin next year.          Continue reading

Pegasus Suites and Corporate Centre US$100M expansion project commences

Pegasus Hotel Expansion

Works on the Pegasus Suites and Corporate Centre have now commenced next to the current Pegasus Hotel.

Privately-owned Pegasus Hotel, looking to capitalize on the emerging oil and gas sector, has unveiled an ambitious US$100M expansion project, including a 15-storey tower and state-of-the-art convention centre.
On March 8, 2018, the sod was turned in the hotel’s adjoining property near the tennis court with Chairman, Robert Badal, hailing the investment as the city’s largest investment.
The contract has been awarded to China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), the same company that is in charge of the US$150M airport expansion at Timehri and the MovieTowne project at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara. Continue reading

GESAC – Xmas Dinner- Dance – Toronto – December 1. 2018

Guyana Ex-Soldiers Association (GESAC) 

Download -GESAC – Xmas Dinner- Dance – Toronto – December 1. 2018     

Ring in 2019: New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance – Markham, Ontario, Canada

Download: New Years Eve – December 31 2018 – Toronto. Canada

News Americas : TOP HEADLINES FOR September 27, 2018

TOP HEADLINES FOR Sept. 27, 2018


The Guyana Medical Relief organisation is committed to giving back

By Mercilin M Burke –  

Photo: Sharir Chan handing over boxes of TOMS shoes to an official for Regions Seven and Eight

CHIEF Operating Officer (COO) of the Guyana Medical Relief (GMR), Sharir Chan, in an exclusive interview with the Pepperpot Magazine said that the major aim for establishing the GMR was to focus on the health and wellness of Guyanese, doing everything possible to improve their lives in every possible area.        Continue reading

News Americas – TOP HEADLINES FOR Sept. 21 2018

Newark New Jersey USA: Linden Fund USA discusses twinning of Cities

Newark New Jersey USA: Linden Fund USA discusses twinning of Cities

LFU hosted a “Meet & Greet Reception” on Sunday, Sept. 16 in New Jersey in honor of visiting Mayor of Linden, Her Worship Waneka Arrindell. This official visit was to continue the dialogue with the City of Newark on twinning the two municipalities, as first proposed by former Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland in a 2017 meeting in Newark to explore the possibilities for cooperation between the two cities.          Continue reading

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – August 2018

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – August 2018

We’re Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – August 2018 pleased to share with you the August 2018 issue of our monthly newsmagazine,You may download the attached copy, or click on the following link to access it:

OCTOBER EVENT  –  AUTUMN SIZZLE     Continue reading

OIL: Change in Guyana and the Role of Diaspora Hometown Associations – By Lear Matthews

We Got Oil! Realizing Change in Guyana and the Role of Diaspora Hometown Associations

Lear Matthews

By Lear Matthews

The nation of Guyana has been in the news lately for good reasons. Stained  by the horrific tragedy of Jonestown in the late 1980’s and recently maligned by a New York  Times writer, according to Exxon-Mobil, oil discovery off Guyana’s northern coast will top 4 billion barrels, becoming a leading oil producing nation in the region. However, owing to the large number of Guyanese who emigrate, much of the nation’s skills and expertise, including those that could contribute significantly to the oil industry’s success, reportedly reside in the Diaspora. There has not been an effective strategy to engage expatriates – perhaps until now.

Despite the almost euphoric optimism expressed by Guyanese at home and abroad there are challenges only marginally discussed, but are beginning to emerge. One observer noted, “with major oil set to flow as soon as 2020, authorities are bracing both for the shock of wealth and its attendant woes”. This article focuses on the potential role of Hometown Associations (HTA) in helping to understand the socio-cultural ramifications, identifying the risks and harnessing required skills, attitude and cultural adaptation needed to ensure reaping the benefits of this unprecedented, historic natural resource discovery.    Continue reading

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