Category Archives: Guyana

SPORTS: Harris puts Aguilera to sleep with Anaconda choke in UFC debut

May 9, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Guyanese-born Carlston Harris beat American Christian Aguilera in vicious fashion via the anaconda choke route less than halfway through the opening round of their three-round fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in Las Vegas last night.

Fighting on the undercard of the event Harris made his debut in the UFC a most memorable one.

PHOTO: Carlston Harris is proudly draped in the Guyana and Brazilian flags during his post fight interview     Continue reading

GUSDA, Guyana SPEAKS & CHCS (UK) presents: GUYANA’S INDIAN ARRIVAL DAY – 9th MAY at 3pm (BST)

GUSDA, Guyana SPEAKS & CHCS (UK) presents:
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*🇬🇾A COMMEMORATION OF GUYANA’S INDIAN ARRIVAL DAY 🇬🇾*
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*SUNDAY 9th MAY at 3pm (BST)*
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This cultural event will feature an exciting and informative programme with reflections on the significance of Indian Arrival Day with contributions from:
▪︎ *Maria del Pilar Kaladeen*
▪︎ *Petamber Persaud*
▪︎ *Lainy Malkani*
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The programme will also feature live and pre-recorded performances from a variety of talented Guyanese including: 

TRAVEL: Discovering the Three Guianas: French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana

FEATURED ITINERARY: DISCOVERING THE HIDDEN GUIANAS

Imagine three sisters. All have similar features and a common history, but one speaks French, one Dutch, and the third English.

That, in a nutshell, is the story of The Three Guianas: French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana. The three countries are located side by side in the northeast corner of South America, all have the Caribbean Sea as a border, and all are part of the Guiana Shield, one of the only four pristine tropical forests remaining in the world. The Guiana Shield covers an area of 1.2 million square miles and also includes parts of Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil.            Continue reading

POLITICS: Former President Granger sues Nascimento and newspapers for $2.6b over letters

-says has suffered `financial injury, constant distress, humiliation’

Former Pres. David Granger

Former President David Granger has filed a $2.6 billion lawsuit against dailies—Stabroek News, Kaieteur News and Guyana Times, which he says have all besmirched his character through letters published by communications specialist Christopher ‘Kit’ Nascimento.

In his action Granger said that Nascimento, accuses him of attempting to defy the will of the people in the March 2nd, 2020 Elections.          Continue reading

PROFILE: Dr. Lilith Haynes: From Bishop’s High School to UWI, Stanford, and Harvard – By: Dhanpaul Narine 

By: Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Lilith Haynes has a resume that is a mile long, and when you to get to the end of it, you realize that it does not do her justice. She has excelled in academia, taught as a distinguished professor, traveled and lectured, consulted, attended numerous conferences, published widely, and has received countless awards and honors. But throughout it all, this remarkable scholar has retained the common touch, because the thankful and humble will see the gates of heaven!

    In a wonderful career, Dr. Haynes has always put the welfare of her students first, and the relationships have endured. She is guided by the lessons from her early life. Her parents cared and inspired, and instilled in her a work ethic that she carried to places far and wide.    Continue reading

Moray House Trust: Early Colonial Georgetown – By Wayne Mc Watt- May 8, 2021 @ 5PM EST

 A bit of history, a little architecture and a dose of urban planning. 
Title:              Early Colonial Georgetown
Speaker:        Wayne Mc Watt
Date:             Saturday 8th May 2021
Time:            5PM Guyana, New York, Toronto, 10PM UK

TRAVEL: Fly Jamaica still owes Guyanese millions in refunds since 2019

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However, the discussion quickly evolved into one that saw the travel agents lodging complaints with the minister and the Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field, about the failure of airlines to process cash refunds.

The meeting took place at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC).      Continue reading

BUSINESS: Ramnaresh ‘Ronnie’ Sarwan opens restaurant in Guyana

Photo: Former West Indies Cricket Captain Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan poses in front of an international drinks bar in his Providence, Guyana RS53 RestoBar & Grill. – Photo by Tangerine Clarke
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Three months ago, during a time of pressing uncertainty, retired West Indies Cricketer Ramnaresh ‘Ronnie’ Sarwan opened his ultramodern restaurant, RS 53 ‘RestoBar & Lounge’ — just a stones-throw away from the Providence Stadium where he had thrilled fans for many years.     

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Moray House Trust: Kala Pani: migration to and indenture in British Guiana – May 5, 2021

Title:               Kala Pani: migration to and indenture in British Guiana
Date:              Wednesday 5th May 2021
Time:              5PM Guyana, New York, Toronto, 10PM UK
YouTube:      https://youtu.be/U17dAhiGLu0
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In order to commemorate Arrival Day on 5th May 2021, Moray House Trust has curated and produced a video recording of readings, poems and illustrations about migration to and indenture in British Guiana. The readings are drawn from three sources; a historian of indenture and two that are effectively eye-witness accounts from about 1870.
Here is the link to our short film (45 minutes).
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It will be available for viewing from 5PM on Wednesday 5th May 2021.
Please share and enjoy: https://youtu.be/U17dAhiGLu0
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TRAVEL: Govt grants approval for InterCaribbean Airways, FlyAllways to ply Guyana route

Minister of Public Works, Hon. Bishop Juan Edghill has said the Government has granted approval for the Turks and Caicos Islands’ InterCaribbean Airways and Suriname-based FlyAllways to operate the Georgetown route.

“We are engaging new airlines to come to Guyana. We have just approved at the level of Cabinet, two new airlines FlyAllways and InterCaribbean Airways. There are applications of other airlines that we are considering,” the Minister said.      Continue reading