Category Archives: Guyana

Music: Guyana- born Eddy Grant for Medgar Evers Jazzy Jazz Festival

August 13, 2019 /  Caribbean Life News NYC

Musical guest Eddy Grant performs with The Roots on July 31, 2019.

The rocker got the audience on its feet as he belted out “Jimmy, we are gonna rock-down to electric Avenue and then we’ll take it higher” singing the lyrics at the top of his lungs during a pulsating five-minute performance.            Continue reading

Guyana: Our people are not seeing the jobs – By Adam Harris

It would be interesting to know how many foreigners have secured jobs in Guyana at a time when Guyanese themselves say there are no jobs. For some time now, people have been saying that they cannot get jobs. So persistent have been these statements that they actually became believable.

There were those who claimed that they spent years pursuing an education and having completed their studies, simply cannot find jobs. Eventually this chant about no jobs became a political statement. The political opposition, with no evidence, chanted that the government is neglecting young people.    Continue reading

Linden Fund USA: Family Fun Day 2019 – Thank You Note

Download: 2019 Family Fun Day thank you note

Dear Family, Friends, & Supporters,
Our 19th annual Family Fun Day on Sunday, July 19 was a wonderful day because of you. Your support, by attending with your family, offering donations, or volunteering your time, is truly appreciated. 
Regards, 
Paula Walcott-Quintin,
Chair, LFU

 

Mr. Jagdeo’s unwillingness to come to the table is not progressive politics – By Lincoln Lewis

It is now time to call on the PPP/C to return to parliament and give a fair day’s job for the pay they are earning every month. It is unacceptable for this nation to be continuously held to ransom by misleading statements related to election being held by 18th September, for which Mr. Jagdeo is on record stating if election is not held, the PPP/C will not return to parliament to grant an extension for election, consistent with Article 106(7) of the Guyana Constitution.

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Guyana Elections: GECOM commences training for polling day staff

– over 2,200 undergoing training in Georgetown 
– a total of 11,500 to be trained ahead of elections

IN preparation of the imminent General and Regional Elections, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), on Saturday August 17, 2019, commenced the process of training polling day staff. This includes the training of presiding officers, assistant presiding officers, ballot clerks, poll clerks and information clerks among others.

The training exercise was rolled out in 20 locations across Georgetown, and over the next six to eight weeks will be conducted in other communities across Guyana.  Continue reading

Guyana and Britain deny Russia claim of military base construction in Essequibo

  • Russia says Essequibo island base is aimed to destabilise Venezuela

Several Essequibo Islands

Guyana and Britain on Friday rubbished Russia’s claim that a British military base was being constructed on one of the Essequibo islands to train Venezuelan refugees to destabilise the Nicolás Maduro-led government.

The Foreign Ministry here called on Russia to withdraw the statement by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Vladimirovna Zakharova, during a briefing on Thursday on the sidelines of the international youth educational forum “Eurasia Global” in the Russian city of Orenburg.        Continue reading

Book Launch and Signing: Memoirs of Dr Frank L. Douglas: Toronto: September 21, 2019

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Investment in Guyana: Trinidad private sector group “discussing” comments by Jagdeo

Bharrat Jagdeo

(Antigua News) – The Trinidad and Tobago private sector remained silent on Wednesday August 14, 2019 after Guyana’s Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo criticised Trinidadian investors seeking to do business in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

A spokesman for the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that “the matter is currently being discussed.”.

Jagdeo, speaking at a news conference last Thursday August 8, 2019 referred to the foreign investors as “carpet baggers” adding “there are quite a few coming in from Trinidad and Tobago”.    Continue reading

Guyana Education: Anna Regina Secondary and St Roses’High students are top CSEC performers

Riana Toney, a student of Anna Regina Secondary in Region Two, has emerged as the top performer at this year’s overall Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate, (CSEC) with 19 Grade one passes.


Riana Toney of Anna Regina Secondary is the overall top performer with 19 Grade ones

Alex Abraham of St Rose’s High School secured 18 Grade ones and two Grade two

Toney emerged as the top performing student from among a total of 11,467 candidates who were registered to write the exams. The Region Two native is followed by Alex Abraham of St Rose’s High School who came in second with 18 Grade ones and two Grade two passes.
Charrandatt Narine of Anna Regina Secondary secured third place with 18 Grade ones .      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: GECOM awaits written High Court decision; 230,000 registered so far

Photo: GECOM Chairman Claudette Singh flanked by (left to right) PPP-aligned election commissioners Robeson Benn, Bibi Shadick, and Sase Gunraj and pro-coalition commissioners Charles Corbin, Vincent Alexander and Desmond Trotman.
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The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Thursday (August 15, 2019) did not discuss the implications of the High Court judgement on house-to-house registration and related matters because commissioners were yet to obtain a copy of the written decision by Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire, an elections commissioner said.Government-appointed elections commissioner, Vincent Alexander expected the seven-member body to meet again by Monday before GECOM Chairperson, Retired Justice Claudette Singh informs President David Granger on the way forward.      Continue reading
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