Category Archives: Guyana

Guyana: Indigenous Orealla Village now has six internet hotspots

The vllage of Orealla in the Courantyne River in the easternmost part of Berbice is now online. Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes, and head of the National Data Management Authority, Floyd Levi, on April 19, 2019 officially commissioned six Internet Hotspots spread across the community.

These hotspots are located in the Community Benab, the Community ICT hub, the Police Station, the Health Centre and the school building.

Now the residents of Orealla have free, unimpeded access to the Worldwide Web via the government donated laptop computers and any other computerized device. The benefits for every single residents are many, Minister Hughes said, as she urged the residents to make full use of their connectivity.                  Continue reading

Guyana asks World Court for swift Venezuela border case hearing

 – Venezuela refuses to participate

The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands.

Guyana wants the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to go ahead with oral hearings into the border controversy with Venezuela because Caracas has refused to submit counter arguments, the Foreign Ministry here said.

“In consequence, Guyana has decided to ask the Court to proceed directly to the holding of oral hearings, at the earliest possible date, to determine its jurisdiction over the case,” the ministry said.        Continue reading

Guyana: Exxon announces 13th crude oil discovery in Stabroek Block

The Noble Madden Drillship

A recent discovery of high quality sandstone reservoir has taken Guyana’s estimated number of recoverable barrels of crude oil well over 5.5 billion. The discovery, in the Yellowtail-1 well, is the fifth and largest discovery in the Turbot area of the block.

Mike Cousins, senior vice president of ExxonMobil Exploration and New Ventures, said that the shared value of the Turbot area has grown, as successive discoveries in the area have been made. Exxon expects Turbot to become a major development hub.            Continue reading

South Georgetown Alumnae Assoc: 10th Anniversary Gala- NY – August 30, 2019

South Georgetown Alumnae Association Breakfast Morning- Brooklyn NY – May 18, 2019

The crisis of public education in Guyana – By Diana Abraham

The crisis of public education in Guyana

– By Diana Abraham

Diana Abraham is a member of the Guyanese diaspora with publications in fields relating to transnational migration, identity and belonging

An earlier diaspora column by Deborah Hamilton (January 24th) prompted me to reflect on the similarities between her teaching experiences and those of the teachers who participated in doctoral research I undertook in Guyana eight years ago. My investigation was designed to identify the social and economic circumstances contributing to the migration of qualified teachers, both out of the country and inter-sectorally from public to private schools, and the impact of this loss on the public education system in Guyana.

Research included 22 teachers, 2 Head Teachers, 2 Chairs of the Boards of Governors of Sixth Form secondary schools; 2 Directors of a private school, 2 civil society participants, one former minister of education (2001–2006) and the then chief planning officer of Guyana’s ministry of education (attempts to interview the Chief Education Officer and the Secretary of the Guyana Teachers Union were futile).    Continue reading

American Airlines for daily non-stop NY flights to Guyana from December

– also expanding Miami to daily service

American Airlines is to begin non-stop daily flights from Guyana to New York from December this year or earlier.

This would be a major development on the New York route. American began flying non-stop between Guyana and Miami on November 15 last year and will be expanding this service.

Sources say that because of the success of the Miami operations, from next month, American will increase the Miami-Guyana run to daily Airbus 319 service.      Continue reading

Guyana Tourism: A Weekend at Splashmins Hotel and Resort – Pride News

An Enjoyable And Unexpectedly-Memorable Experience In One Of Guyana’s Tropical Forests

By Michael Van Cooten – Publisher/Editor

In these times of companies apparently maximising profits at the expense of customer satisfaction, when was the last time — if ever — you were completely bowled-over, by receiving much more value than was advertised?

My answer: two weekends ago.

From the afternoon of Friday, April 5 until Sunday, April 7, my beautiful, intelligent — and sexy — wife, Donna, and I, partook in the “Weekend Getaway” package, offered by Splashmins Hotel and Resort, in Guyana.

We had a pleasantly-fulfilling, enjoyable and memorable experience that far outstripped the benefits advertised by the hotel/resort — which was unexpected and surprising for me, even though we were foretold.

A few weeks ago, my wife’s lifelong best friend, Caesarine, had suggested — based on the fantastic time her son had told her he had, on his honeymoon, at the hotel/resort’s “Weekend Getaway” — that we should check it out.

Honestly, I trust Caesarine’s judgement, but remember, this was a second-hand recommendation she gave us, so I was a bit sceptical, since I normally set the bar high, when it comes to customer service and satisfaction.

Oh boy, did Splashmins blow my skepticism out of the water (pun intended).

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Visa refusal and American intelligence on Guyana – By Freddie Kissoon

Visa refusal and American intelligence on Guyana

Guyana Nostalgia: Yu tink it easy? – By Geoff Burrowes

Guyana Nostalgia: Yu tink it easy?

 – By Geoff Burrowes

  The hilarious chronicler of all things Guyanese, Godfrey Chin, frequently asked this question. If I may borrow it, with acknowledgement to the author, I would like to apply it to the difficulties of emigration to another country. You may say with good reason “Who told you to go?”.

        My aunt Doreen had invited us to stay with her and her son Mike  if we ever moved to Canada. My mother and father-in-law had recently moved to Canada and Norma’s cousins the Ramphals and Kawalls had lived there for a while. I had a family of three fine boys, Brian, David and Ian and one of the things I hoped for them was that they would one day experience the joys of scouting, as I had!      Continue reading

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