Category Archives: Guyana

AIRLINES: Proceed cautiously with any new airline application for Guyana – By GHK Lall

Rigorous tests and guarantees before approval

I learn that an entity that once plied the skies between Guyana and points north has applied for approval to start over doing business with Guyanese travelers under a new configuration. I recommend that Guyanese authorities proceed cautiously, conduct really robust and stringent due diligence; and after only the most rigorous tests should such approvals be forthcoming to anyone.

I think that any new entrant into the commercial aviation field in Guyana ought to be welcomed. This is necessary and would be a boost to presently tight travel options with the right partners. Take a look around as either prospective traveler, or accompanying family member, or just casual observer, and it becomes clear that the field of airline participants is too thin.     Continue reading

Spend some oil revenues on tourism development- THAG

Tourism Authority says tourism plans being developed

Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) 2018 Awardees and top officials of the GTA and Tourism Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG). The awardees include Tour Guide of the Year, Adrian Shiwram; Rewa Eco-Lodge, represented by Mr. Dickie Alvin, for most outstanding community-led and owned tourism enterprise; Canadian Executive Services Organisation for outstanding contribution to tourism by a non-governmental organisation or volunteer group, represented by Ann Persaud; King’s Hotel and Residences for outstanding service for tourism accommodation establishment; Back Yard Cafe, for service quality in tourism, represented by Delvin Adams; Guyana Carnival by Hits and Jams tourism entrepreneurial development received by Kerwyn Bollers; recognition for tourism investment by the Wyking Ranch, and Surama Eco Lodge for the people’s choice award for sustainable tourism.

The Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) wants government to invest some of the oil boom revenues and at the same time protect the country’s biodiversity by banning the wildlife trade.           Continue reading

HOW  I  REMEMBER  CHRISTMAS …. IN GUYANA – By Royden V. Chan – 1980

HOW  I  REMEMBER  CHRISTMAS …. IN GUYANA

—– By Royden V. Chan – 1980

I remember Christmas was

The season when Santa came

But somehow today it’s different

The spirit is not the same.

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As soon as school was closed

There was excitement in the air

You heard the carols playing

And knew the time was near.

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Buxton- Friendship Museum Archives & Cultural Center – Donations Request

Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc.

(Supporting the Buxton/Friendship Museum Archives & Cultural Center)

P.O. Box 352, Lanham, Maryland USA 20768-0352

Email – friendsofvmainc.gmail.com

501(c)(3) Organization – Tax ID# 82-1835070

On Saturday August 4th 2018, we culminated the end of one journey to open the  “Buxton /Friendship Museum, Archives & Cultural Center”

 at 35 Edmund Ford Street – Middle Street(Lower Level) in Buxton Village, East Coast Guyana, S.A.

The work is now beginning, as we look towards acquiring more artifacts  and archival materials.    

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US Ambassador Holloway’s ‘doom and gloom’ comment regarding Guyana’s oil wealth

Mr. Holloway: ’Stop the doom and gloom” … appreciate the benefits of Guyana’s oil wealth

Stabroek News – Editorial – 11 December 2018

Perry Holloway

There are times when it takes an opinion that is detached from what, all too often, is our rumbustious political culture to voice truths about important national issues, we ourselves being too immersed in our prejudices to muster the honesty to speak objectively.

Outgoing United States Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway is harnessed  by  no such prejudices so that the last week’s ‘doom and gloom’ remark in his assessment of the chatter on the subject of what is now assumed to be Guyana’s imminent ‘oil fortune’ comes as no surprise.               Continue reading

Canadian court to rule on extradition to Guyana of wanted ex-GRDB Accountant

Canadian court to rule on extradition says Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU)

The Guyana Institute of Historical Research – call for papers for June 2019 Conference

The Guyana Institute of Historical Research – call for papers  

12th Research Conference, on Saturday 29 June, 2019

The Guyana Institute of Historical Research, based in Montrose, East Coast Demerara Guyana. will host its 12th Research Conference, on Saturday 29 June, 2019, and is inviting submission of abstracts and papers.

The conference theme is “Labour, military history and, migration.”   The early registration fee is

G$5,000 for those who register on/offline between December 2018 and 28 June 2019. The late registration fee: G$10,000.

Abstracts must be submitted by 14 June 2019, and early submission of abstracts will ensure that they are included in the Book of Abstracts.    Continue reading

Nostalgia: Wray High School – Georgetown Guyana – By Geoff Burrowes

Wray High School – Georgetown Guyana

– By Geoff Burrowes 

In my day Wray High School was at the corner of Croal St and Brummel Place in Georgetown Guyana..

I think that it later moved and became Tutorial High School.

It was a three story building. The top floor was where the principal, Reverend Pollard, lived with his wife and two sons, John and Paul. We lived in the same neighbourhood so they were my friends.

The middle floor held the principal’s office and I assume the staff room and the ground floor held the classrooms.
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Can Guyana’s youth bridge the racial divide? – an Afro-Guyanese Perspective

Can Guyana’s youth bridge the racial divide? Part One: Race Relations from an Afro-Guyanese Perspective

Guyana: No increase in deportations or reductions in visas- US Ambassador

No increase in deportations or reductions in visas- US Ambassador

US Ambassador, Perry Holloway

The diplomat left on December 8, 2018 after overseeing a key period of transition in which one of the US’ biggest companies, ExxonMobil, is set to start oil production offshore Guyana in 2020.

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