Category Archives: History

Guyana: History: Introducing a Multiracial Appeal of 1938: The ‘Negro-Indian Combine’ – By Nigel Westmaas

By October 24, 2021.-– By Nigel Westmaas

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Ruhoman was widely known for his interventions in the press. Politically conservative (he was an open critic of communism), he was a major contributor and respondent to social and political issues. His brother, Peter Ruhoman, was the author of the influential book, The Centenary History of the East Indians of British Guiana.        Continue reading

Guyana Personalities in Personalities Caribbean 1970-1971 – 40 pages

GUYANA PERSONALITIES – 1970-1971

The list is from the 1971 Edition of PERSONALITIES Caribbean – 1970-1971

We have extracted the GUYANA section of this publication and inserted it on this Blog

This list was previously published on Guyanese Online on March 27, 2012

Here are the entries for the first five persons in this list – page 1:

ADAMS, Bertrand Oswald, Q.C., B.A. (Lond.), LL.B. (Lond.), B.C.L. (Oxon.), Barrister-at-Law. Born May 5, 1921, New Amsterdam, Berbice. Educated Queen’s College, Georgetown; St. Catherine’s Society, Oxford Univ.; Middle Temple, London, and external student, London Univ. Govt Junior Scholar (first place in Colony); twice placed at Guiana Scholarship; called to the Bar in England in April, 1947 and appointed Queen’s Counsel, June 1960. Acted Puisne Judge 1961 -1962; Chairman and Member Govt. Advisory C’ttees; Vice- Pres. Bar Association 1959, Pres. I960.Married; 2 sons and 1 daughter. Address: 215 South & King Streets, Georgetown, Guyana.        Continue reading

Guyana: Sweet Drink – The Puma Presence – By Vibert Cambridge

Stabroek News – By September 19, 2021

A Preliminary Exploration of the Social History of Nonalcoholic Carbonated Beverages in Guyana (1870–2020).

On February 23, 1970, Guyana adopted a Republican constitution and became the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. This signaled a substantial shift in governance and the adoption of a new economic paradigm. By 1970, Banks DIH had emerged as the dominant player in Guyana’s sweet drink marketplace. Its bottling plant was new, and the company had a robust national distribution system with storage bonds in New Amsterdam, Linden (formerly Mackenzie), and Bartica, as well as on the Essequibo Coast.

By the 1970s, cakeshops and cakeshop–salt goods shops, rather than soda fountains (as anticipated by the U.S. consul in 1924), were the primary outlets for nonalcoholic carbonated beverages. Cakeshop–salt goods shops were at almost every intersection in the urban areas. Cakeshops and grocery outlets were in every village and settlement in the rural areas. A variant was also evident in many hinterland settlements. Most of these businesses were connected to the Banks DIH distribution network. This distribution infrastructure was used to deliver a fortified food: Puma, a product that evoked fond memories for many Guyanese, even in 2020.

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Government: Why Oil Doesn’t Corrupt Norway – Video

Government: Why Oil Doesn’t Corrupt Norway – Video

This video gives a history of Norway’s oil industry and the operation of its Sovereign Trust Fund.

Guyana: Tutorial High School 82nd Anniversary Programme – ZOOM Event- October 17. 2021

Tutorial High School- Anniversary Programme – October  17, 2021 @ 2.00PM Guyana Time

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A THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION ON THE OCCASION OF THE 82ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TUTORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
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Virtual Event Oct 17, 2021 2:00 PM (GUYANA- TIME)
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Tutorial High School (1939-Current) ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS, HEADTEACHER, STAFF & THE PARENT TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
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Guyana: Education: History: The Houses of Queen’s College. – By David Granger

– By March 7, 2010

GUYANA: Steps now afoot to digitise Guyana Police Force records – Attorney General Anil Nandlall

— after fire destroys century old Brickdam Police Station

A.G. Anil Nandlall

Nandlall said, given that the fire destroyed all the paper records of firearm licences, court documents, files belonging to the CID, Narcotics, and Traffic Departments, it will take some time for the A Division Police Department to rebuild a database.

Cambridge Academy Alumni Association- Sip and Chat – Virtual Event- November 7. 2021

GUYANA: University of Guyana (UG) celebrated its 58th Anniversary – October 2, 2021

TAX EVASION: Pandora papers: what has been revealed so far? – The Guardian

Key revelations from leaked files exposing an alternative financial world where the super-rich can hide their assets and pay little or no tax

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What are the Pandora papers?

The Pandora papers are a leaked cache of 11.9m files from companies that specialise in creating offshore companies and trusts. They are the latest major data leak to expose an alternative financial world where the super-rich can hide their assets and pay little or no tax, following on from the Panama papers in 2016 and the Paradise papers in 2017.

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