Category Archives: Guyana

GUYANA: Education: Guyanese students top Caribbean at CSEC and CAPE Exams

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At the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) level, Samuel Haynes from Queen’s College has been awarded for ‘Overall Outstanding Achievement’.  Haynes scored nine Grade One passes at the 2021 CAPE sitting

Additionally, at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level, Guyana also scored the top spot with Zaynab Shaffie from Queen’s College awarded ‘Overall Outstanding Achievement’. She scored 18 Grade Ones and two Grade Twos.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Laparkan fire reportedly started where dangerous oil chemicals were stored

By Wayne Lyttle – Jan 18, 2021 – Kaieteur News 

The popular Laparkan Shipping Company storage bond and the storage bond of another shipping company identified as Tropical Shipping Company were destroyed by a massive inferno, which started just before midnight on Sunday.

The bonds are located on the premises of the Guyana National Shipping Corporation (GNIC) Wharf at Lombard and Broad Streets, Charlestown, Georgetown.

According to reports, hundreds of millions of dollars worth in vehicles and other imported items which were stored in containers, barrels and boxes were completely destroyed by the blaze.      Continue reading

BOOK: ‘White Debt: The Demerara Uprising and Britain’s Legacy of Slavery’

White Debt: Time for Britain to pay up for its legacy of slavery

Thomas Harding is author of ‘White Debt: The Demerara Uprising and Britain’s Legacy of Slavery’ published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson . You can order the book from One Tree Books in the UK, email sally@onetreebooks.com . You can follow Thomas on Twitter @thomasharding

It was a warm dry day in October when I visited Bachelors Adventure on the East Coast of Demerara. With me, just a few steps from the public road, was the poet and social worker Ras Blackman, who grew up in the village and was kindly giving me a tour.

On 20 August 1823, more than 4,000 enslaved women and men had gathered here, Ras told me, in what had been a cotton field. On the other side of the public road were assembled 200 members of the British militia, each carrying a rifle. I was suddenly overtaken by a sense of awe. Awe at the courage of the enslaved people. Awe at their remarkable organisational skills. Awe at the profound legacy of freedom they had left behind, including for me, a White person.  Continue reading

GUYANA: Georgetown: First phase of Vlissengen Road Project completed

─ design for phase two being finalised

Phase one of the geometric improvement project along Vlissengen Road has been completed. The G$42.6 million project is aimed at improving access for pedestrians.

The first phase of the project runs from the roundabout to Barr Street and was executed by Vieira 66 Logistics. The area has been paved, has adequate drainage, is painted and outfitted with street lights.

The second phase of the project which will continue from Barr Street and end at Lamaha Street is still in the design phase. This phase will also see the installation of seats from the roundabout to Lamaha Street.        Continue reading

GUYANA: President Ali to hold discussions with Presidents Bolsonaro and Santokhi

His Excellency President of Guyana Dr. Irfaan Ali is scheduled to make a working visit to Paramaribo on Thursday January 20, 2022 to meet with the President of the Republic of Suriname, H.E Chandrikapersad Santokhi, and the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, H.E Jair Bolsonaro.

The leaders are expected to discuss the formation of an energy corridor, oil and gas and other natural resources opportunities, among areas of common interest.

On Friday January 21, President Bolsonaro and a team of officials are expected to travel to Georgetown for a one-day official visit with President Ali and his team of Ministers.          Continue reading

Central High Alumni Association Toronto Chapter- CHAAG: New Year 2022 Message + Video

Fellow Alumni:
 
A Happy New Year from the CHAAG Executive and again, wishes for a safe and healthy year to you and your families.
 
Here we are at the start of another year and a look back at 2021, reveals that it was a year of uncertainty caused by the still present pandemic and filled with lows as we marked the passing of the following Central High Alumni:          Continue reading

GUYANA: Moray House Trust: Virtual Event- “Chapter & Verse: One” – January 20, 2022

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Title:          Chapter & Verse: One
Readers:    Konyo Addo, Michella Alli, Jennifer Branche, Francis Quamina Farrier, Keon Heywood and others.

Date:         Thursday 20th January 2022

Time:         5PM Guyana, 4PM New York, 9PM London

GUYANA: Fire At Laparkan Trading Company and Tropical Shipping Company in Georgetown

— GNIC fire-ravaged property had no fire prevention equipment

The Guyana Fire Service on Monday said the Guyana National Industrial Company  (GNIC) building that housed the Laparkan and Tropical Shipping bonds had no fire fighting equipment.

“In this particular instance the facility did not have any means of fire prevention.

There were no smoke detectors, fire extinguishers or fire hoses installed in the building,” the Fire Service said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known but the fire service said both Shipping companies incurred huge losses.            Continue reading

CRICKET: Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd of Guyana, receives knighthood

Cricket legend Clive Lloyd has received his knighthood at a ceremony that was delayed since Jan 1, 2020, due to Covid.

Legendary West Indies captain Clive Lloyd was knighted by the British Royal Federation, on Wednesday January  12 2022, after the ceremony was previously postponed due to Covid-19.

Clive Lloyd, the former two-time World Cup-winning captain was honoured with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to the sport of cricket.                Continue reading

GUYANA: Feeling Blessed – By Dave Martins + Music Video

 Stabroek News – By Dave Martins – January 1, 2022

It’s one of the features of daily living that we often look back at our lives and feel fortunate for some of the things that have come our way.

I have several friends in this category who will from time to time make this point about their own situation, and it occurred to me very recently, after a very touching email from my friend and fellow musician George Jardim, who spoke about his own satisfaction with things on his plate, triggering me into reflecting on what he said as it related to my life. I have noted this before, but it bears repeating.            Continue reading

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