Category Archives: Guyana

SECURITY: Crime Rate by Country -2020 statistics – World Population Review

Editor’s Note: This report shows that Guyana is ranked 8th; Trinidad & Tobago 6th; and Jamaica 11th. Crime Index for Country 2020

Crime Rate by Country 2021 from 2020 statistics – World Population Review (Link here)

Crime rate is calculated by dividing the number of reported crimes by the total population, and then the result is multiplied by 100,000

The crime rates in each country. While there is no exact reason why crimes are committed, there are several factors attributed to high crime rates. High crime rates are seen in countries or areas with high poverty levels and low job availability. Strict police enforcement and severe sentences tend to reduce crime rates. There is a strong correlation between age and crime, with most crimes, especially violent crimes, being committed by those ages 20-30 years old.          Continue reading

In memory of: Sydney Norman Abdool – 1927-2021 – By: Geoff Burrowes

– By: Geoff Burrowes

My brother in law Norman died on March 1. 2021, and in his passing we lost a great Guyanese Canadian.

I was blessed to marry into my boss’ family, the Sydney Abdools.

Norman was the eldest, then Marjorie Fredericks, Freddy, Beryl Fredericks and  many years after that, Barbara Magalee and my wife, Norma the baby of the family. When I got to know Norman he was tall and slim and elegant, a handsome man with a dry sense of humour which salted his view of life, often.    Continue reading

Guyana condemns overflight of Eteringbang by Venezuelan fighter jets

A Russian-made Venezuelan air force Sukhoi fighter jet. (en.mercopress.com)
A Russian-made Venezuelan air force Sukhoi fighter jet. (en.mercopress.com)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today said that two Venezuelan fighter jets overflew Eteringbang in Region Seven, the latest act of aggression aimed at Guyana.

A statement from the ministry said that yesterday at approximately 13:20 hrs., two Russian-made Venezuelan army Sukhoi SU 30 fighter jets, overflew the community of Eteringbang and the airstrip at a very low altitude of 1500 feet.

The fighter jets circled the location once before proceeding in an easterly direction, the statement said.          Continue reading

Short Stories: Tacuba – By Geoff Burrowes

 – By Geoff Burrowes

There is a word in the Guyanese lexicon: Tacuba

     I’m not sure where the word originates but my understanding is that it refers to a tree or branch that has fallen into a creek or river and over a period of time the bark and the softwood have been worn away by the action of the water, leaving a piece of almost indestructible hardwood.

In our camping days when we came cross a tacuba we would burn it in the fire overnight and it would burn right into the early hours of the morning.      Continue reading

Black History Month: The enduring grace of Dr. Phil Edwards of British Guiana (Guyana)

SPORTSNET.CA – By Stephen Loung   

Dr. Phil Edwards was a Guyanese immigrant who represented Canada in three Olympic Games between 1928 and ’36.

A middle-distance runner, Edwards earned the nickname “Man of Bronze” by winning five bronze medals across those three Games. He was Canada’s most decorated Olympian until short-track speed-skater Marc Gagnon tied his mark in 2002. Cindy Klassen later surpassed it with her sixth medal during the 2006 Winter Games.             Continue reading

OPINION: Losing way; Monday’s parliament and intensifying depravities – The GHK Lall Column

   Feb 28, 2021- Kaieteur News –  The GHK Lall Column

It was a dark and dirty week.
A fifth member of the AFC resigned from party membership, because the thinking was the group has “lost its way.” No member has said the same thing publicly, as yet, about the PNC, but I have heard the same thing also uttered quietly that the PNC has lost its way, too.

From my perspective, the new PPP government, given its leadership deceptions and membership corruptions, is yet another example of a major group that has also lost its way.        Continue reading

GUYANA: A Cultural Melting Pot – Guyana Tourism News

GUYANA:  A CULTURAL MELTING POT

You can sense it as you walk the streets of Georgetown. There’s a whirl of colours, architecture, sounds and scents. Guyana is a vibrant, energetic cultural melting pot which can more easily be along the coast and especially in the capital city of Georgetown. Over the centuries, a variety of ethnicities and populations have woven their influences into what is today a unique tapestry of Guyanese culture.

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OPINION: Why Venezuela Wants a Piece of Guyana – Reybert Carrillo | Caracas Chronicles 

Map of Guyana – Disputed Area being claimed by Venezuela

Maduro can try to resurrect an old claim to distract Venezuelans, but what’s the geographical reason to want the Essequibo? How would we benefit from it? 

Reybert Carrillo | Caracas Chronicles 

Since the 19th century, Venezuela has claimed a good part of what is now the Republic of Guyana. Venezuelan kids were used to seeing that “zona en reclamación” as a striped area attached to our country’s Eastern border, and imagine it like the hind legs of a cow, a rhinoceros, or even an angry elephant, whose head lies between the Guajira and the Paraguana peninsula.            Continue reading

CCJ urges Guyana Government to consider reform of Deed’s Registry Act

— Ruling in property dispute…

Feb 26, 2021 – Kaieteur News – In a judgment delivered yesterday, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) allowed the appeal of Merlene Todd, a Guyanese embroiled in a battle over a city property, which was sold to her on the basis of a fake power of attorney. In confirming Todd’s ownership to the land, the CCJ urged the Government of Guyana to urgently consider reform of the Deed’s Registry Act.

According to a summary of its judgment, the CCJ outlined that Allan Price (now deceased) owned the West Half of Lot 153 Queenstown, Georgetown.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Georgetown: City vending – One of the most pressing issues – Commentary

City Hall – Georgetown

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The announcement last Thursday (February 18, 2021), that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) was moving to implement a policy to regularise vending in Georgetown should have come as no surprise to anyone.

In fact, if anything, some might have questioned what took Mayor Ubraj Narine so long. One of the just four mayors Georgetown has had over the past three-plus decades, it was almost a given. He had to step up to address what is one of the city’s most pressing issues: vending.

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