Category Archives: Guyana

Guyana: The Diaspora Times – August 2018 Issue

Dear Friend

The Diaspora Times – August, 2018 Issue is attached.  Kindly circulate to friends and well wishers and all who might benefit from reading our Diaspora Times magazine.


In addition, you can click on to view an on-line copy of the current issue. Under the Archives/PDF Magazines link on the Website you will see several past PDF issues of the Newsletter.  In the future, this site will contain more pertinent and informative content.

Our highest regards.

Desmond Roberts
Editorial Board
Diaspora Times

Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc- Buxton/Friendship Museum launched

Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc.

  • (Supporting the Buxton/Friendship Museum, Archives & Cultural Center)
  • P.O. Box 352, Lanham, Maryland USA 20768-0352
  • Email –
  • 501(c)(3) Organization – Tax ID# 82-1835070

On Saturday, August 4, 2018 we culminated the end of one journey to open the  “Buxton/Friendship Museum, Archives & Cultural Center” The work is now beginning, as we look towards acquiring more artifacts  and archival material. For such a project , sustainability is paramount and we look towards your continued support in preserving our history.                        Continue reading

Guyana: Will its oil boom benefit the people? | The Stream – Video

Guyana: Will its oil boom benefit the people? | The Stream – Video

Al Jazeera English

Streamed live on Jul 30, 2018
Oil companies have identified massive offshore reserves

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 11 August 2018

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 11 August 2018  – 

Young black business owners are ready to tap into resources that can develop their businesses

Posted: 11 Aug 2018 10:29 AM PDT

Police Service Commission was sworn in

Posted: 11 Aug 2018 10:27 AM PDT

The oil industry is new to Guyana and as such Guyanese should try to get educated on it

Posted: 11 Aug 2018 10:26 AM PDT

Taxi driver remanded to prison on gun and ammunition charges

Posted: 11 Aug 2018 10:24 AM PDT

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – August 10, 2018

Posted: 11 Aug 2018 09:54 AM PDT

Popular Transgender “Otisha” to stand trial in the high court for the rape of underage boy

Posted: 11 Aug 2018 09:52 AM PDT

Hotel owner released on $1.5 million bail after being charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of his neighbour

Posted: 11 Aug 2018 09:23 AM PDT

A young woman seeks answers after she delivers a stillborn baby at a private hospital, this was the woman’s first pregnancy

Posted: 11 Aug 2018 09:21 AM PDT

Members of the Public Service Commission Sworn in

Posted: 11 Aug 2018 09:09 AM PDT

GPSU throws support behind Dr Mark Bynoe , as head of the energy department

Posted: 11 Aug 2018 09:07 AM PDT

Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal – 51st Anniversary Gala- September 8, 2018

Download Flyer: Guyana Cultural Assoc of Montreal – Gala- 2018

One Love Media: 1838 Gala: Brown Sugar-  A Fundraiser for Children of Guyana- Toronto – Aug 17, 2018


 One Love Media presents 1838 Gala: Brown Sugar-  A Fundraiser for Children of Guyana

Friday Aug 17th 2018   at 7:00 pm at Elite Banquet Hall 1850 Albion Rd Toronto

Celebrate the Presence of the East Indian arrival to Guyana as Indentured labourers on the sugar plantations of British Guiana in 1838. Slavery of Africans ended in 1834. A historic year for sugar when new labourers arrived from India. A new history in the making of Guyana and the contributions of both Muslims and Hindus will be highlighted!          Continue reading

President Forbes Burnham: a Legacy with “Food For Thought” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

President Forbes Burnham: a Legacy with “Food For Thought” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Burnham 33 Death Anniversary Feature of August 6, 2018

Forbes Burnham

Some say “Burnham”. Some say “Forbes Burnham”. Others say “Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham”, while there are those who say “The Founder Leader”. Of course, there are some who say, “The Dictator”.

Last Monday, August 6, 2018, dozens of individuals and groups converged at sunrise, at The Place of the Seven Ponds in the Botanical Gardens in Georgetown, where they payed homage to the memory of a man who, along with others, including Dr. Cheddi Jagan and Stephen Campbell, laid the foundations for an Independent Guyana. It was the occasion of the thirty third anniversary of the sudden passing, on August 6, 1985, of President Forbes Burnham; Guyana’s first executive President.

The Decline of Honesty – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Decline of Honesty – Covering Up One Lie With Another

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Lies are commonplace. But we don’t admit to telling tell them.
We use euphemisms instead. We misspeak, stretch the facts, become economical with it, present nuanced truth, or in the case of Donald Trump, we offer alternative facts.

In the latest Trump-Cohen tape the truth is twisted and the spinning machines of the alt-right, left, center, and a myriad of others, have their own interpretations. There are times when you don’t know
what or who to believe.

Download article: The Decline of Honesty – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Caribbean North Fundraising Concert – Richmond Hill Ontario – 24 August 2018

                 Download Flyer: Caribbean North Concert

Central High School Alumni – 3rd International Reunion – Guest Speaker Yvonne Sam


Alumni Association (Toronto Chapter)  – 3rd International Reunion

Saturday August 4, 2018. The Rembrandt Banquet Hall.  Toronto, Ontario. Canada.

Guest Speaker: Yvonne Sam. R. N. S.C.M., M.Ed. B.SN, Dip. Adult Ed.

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guest, president and fellow alumnae. No one can image how great an honour it is for me to speak to you this evening, and that is not a cliché or a hyperbole but the plain truth. However, I stand before you not only in the capacity of guest speaker but also a senior prodigy of Guyana, and a proud alumna of Central High School.

Here we are all ready to celebrate our common history, seated among some of the individuals with whom we spent so many years in the early learning part of our lives, being fully cognizant of the fact that during those early years, our talents, beliefs and personalities were shaped colored and impacted by our experiences and interactions with teachers and fellow classmates.      Continue reading

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