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Conservation of Forests: The Green Heart Of Guyana – Video

Conservation of Forests: The Green Heart Of Guyana – Video

A look into the conservation research that Operation Wallacea carries out in the Iwokrama reserve of Guyana.

Guyana holds one of the largest intact tropical rain-forests in the world and with Operation Wallacea, students like myself, can go to this remarkable place, to work with world renown scientists, indigenous people of the region and like minded people to try and protect this wonder.

Find out more at: https://opwall.com

GCA: Guyana Cultural Association of New York: Folk Festival – Events: Aug 25- Sep 01, 2019

European Airlines eye Guyana Ogle Airport amidst oil and gas surge – By Ray Chickrie

By Ray Chickrie

I flew from Eugene Correia International Ogle, to Suriname’s Zorg-en-Hoop city airport some weeks ago, and I was reminded that two years ago, I wrote that the hub potential is at Eugene Correia International Airport, previously called Ogle, and not at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Guyana. Now since the 13th oil and gas discoveries off the Guyana coast and an estimated recoverable resource of over six billion oil-equivalent barrels, we are witnessing the rise of Guyana.

ExxonMobil is building its Guyana headquarters on ten acres of land that it leased from Ogle. In January 2018, the media in Guyana reported that “ExxonMobil also wants to build a training center and a helipad.            Continue reading

The All Saints Anglican Church celebrated 180 Years – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 The All Saints Anglican Church celebrated 180 Years – by Francis Quamina Farrier 

The All Saints Anglican Church in New Amsterdam, Berbice, has been celebrating its 180th Anniversary this past week with a series of activities.

They included a Public Parade around New Amsterdam, the ordination by Bishop Charles Davidson of Mr. Ezra Minty and Mr. Theodore De Monick as deacons of the church, at the St. George’s Cathedral in Georgetown.  There was also the distribution of Food hampers to a number of Shut-in elders in New Amsterdam.

The celebration concluded on Sunday afternoon with a High Mass at 3.00 o’clock at the church on Main Street, New Amsterdam.  A few weeks ago, the building was given some needed repairs. It was not quite of the scope as that still being under-taken at the iconic St. George’s Cathedral in Georgetown.    Continue reading

Commentary: A Caribbean Ghana Air-Agreement can now take off

By Ray Chickrie

For decades Caribbean leaders have talked about an air-link between the Caribbean and Accra, Ghana, but now the idea is picking up pace after the visit of Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo to the Caribbean in June 2019. The issue was discussed between president Akufo-Addo and his Caribbean counterparts in Guyana, Barbados and Trinidad.

Prime minister Rowley and president Nana Akufo-Addo during bilateral talks expressed optimism of reaching a possible “Air Services Agreement” that would include Caribbean Airlines (CAL) and Ethiopian Airlines (ET) because it was chosen by the Ghanaian government to resurrect a national airline.          Continue reading

Tourism must deliver greater benefit to all – By David Jessop

The view from Europe: By David Jessop

David Jessop

June 26, 2019

Tourism now dominates most Caribbean economies, drawing huge numbers of visitors and wealth into the region. Despite this, many of those who work in or with the sector have yet to benefit fully from its success.

A few days ago, in the less than likely location of Baku in Azerbaijan, Jamaica’s tourism minister, asked a question that few Caribbean governments seem to want to address. That is whether an industry worth US$62bn to the region in 2018 is delivering benefits in an equitable manner and if its workers and dependent enterprises are receiving a fair share of the wealth it generates?        Continue reading

Guyana Police Corruption: Seniors reportedly hunting for whistle-blowers

Corruption in the police force Seniors reportedly hunting for whistle-blowing ranks …Alleged corrupt cop “reverted” to uniform, transferred

Photo: Tough times for Berbice police: President David Granger with Deputy Commander, Paul Williams; top cop, Leslie James (2nd l), Deputy Commissioner, Nigel Hoppie, and Crime Chief, Lyndon Alves (right).

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DEMERARA GOLD: Ingrid Griffith goes to Washington, DC – June 29- 30, 2019

Guyana Christian Charities (GCC): Fall Dance – Toronto- September 21. 2019

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Guyana Tourism: Watooka House in Linden – a bridge to the past

Many Guyanese came home for the 53rd Independence Anniversary. Many would have enjoyed revelry of the Carnival fetes and concerts but for those who wanted a taste of home to bring back the nostalgia of Linden in its heyday, then the newly rehabilitated Watooka House was the place to be for both Guyanese and foreigners.

Infused with history, charm and authenticity, Watooka House is the ultimate experience for those searching for something that goes above and beyond sunshine and relaxation.

Watooka House offers a unique glimpse of a bygone era combined with all the luxuries of the modern age.              Continue reading

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