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GUYANA: Place Names Along Guyana’s Roads – All Regions

GUYANA:  PLACE NAMES ALONG GUYANA’S ROADS

Here is a list of place names along Guyana’s roads’

(Source: Adapted from Gazetteer of Guyana, published by Lands and Surveys Department and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation, Georgetown, 2001)

This list covers the roads of all of the Regions of Guyana at the time it was compiled some 20 years ago.

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USA: Gun makers exploit vulnerable youths to market their deadly wares – By Mohamed Hamaludin

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Only two of 30 mass shootings recorded between 1949 to 2017 were committed by killers younger than 21 — in Columbine, Colorado, in 1999 and Sandy Hook in Connecticut in 2012. Prior to 2000, most of the killers were men in their mid-20s, 30s and 40s but since then they have been between 15 and 25. And the nine deadliest mass shootings since 2018 were committed by mass killers 21 years old or younger, including an 18-year-old who killed 10 African Americans and wounded three other people at the Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, New York, on May 14.

They are in the age range which “law enforcement officials, researchers and policy experts consider a hazardous crossroads for young men, a period when they are in the throes of developmental changes and societal pressures that can turn them toward violence in general, and, in the rarest cases, mass shootings,” The New York Times reported.      Continue reading

GUYANA: ‘Nothing new from Vice News’ …says Glenn Lall

 …Glenn Lall says Opposition was silent when K/News was exposing corruption

Glenn Lall

Jun 22, 2022 – Kaieteur News – Kaieteur News Publisher, Glenn Lall has criticised opposition and other operatives who have opportunistically latched on to disclosures in a recent Vice News documentary on Guyana, saying that for years his newspaper has shone light on the shadowy deals with the PPP/C Guyana Government and Chinese companies, but the same people who are now speaking up were silent.

The Vice News documentary titled: “Guyana for Sale” which premiered on Sunday has as its main character, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo. His Chinese tenant and “friend” businessman, Su Zhi Rong is heard in the interview accusing Jagdeo of allegedly accepting bribes for large developmental projects undertaken in the country. Jagdeo has denied the allegations and has since signalled that he will take legal action against the Chinese businessman and also promised to evict him from his property.      Continue reading

BARBADOS: Guyana-born Ingrid Griffith presents Shirley Chisholm – Barbados – June 25th and 26th, 2022

AFRICA: Why France faces so much anger in West Africa – “Neo-colonial arrogance” – BBC News

By Paul Melly – Africa analyst – Published

It all started so positively. Where have things gone wrong? Why does France now appear so unpopular in Africa?

French President Emmanuel Macron has increased aid to the continent, begun the return of cultural artefacts stolen during the colonial wars and reached out beyond the usual inter-government ties to engage younger generations and civil society.

He has kept French troops in the Sahel to fight the jihadist militants that kill so many local civilians, police and soldiers and supported the regional bloc Ecowas as it tries to defend electoral politics against military takeovers.

Yet his country is now the target of embittered African complaints and criticism on a scale that is probably unprecedented.     

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REFUGEES: No room for today’s ‘tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free’ — By Mohamed Hamaludin

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

The number of free African Americans increased from around 60,000 in 1790 following the Revolutionary War to about 300,000 in 1830 and European Americans feared they would help the still enslaved to escape or revolt and believed anyhow that they were an inferior race who would be better off elsewhere. The American Colonization Society and others came up with this solution: send them to Africa.

African Americans, in general, objected strongly, with some pointing out that they had lived in the United States for generations and were “no more African than white Americans were European,” as Wikipedia puts it. Shame upon the guilty wretches that dare propose and all that countenance such a proposition,” abolitionist and scholar Frederick Douglass declared. “We live here—have lived here—have a right to live here and mean to live here,”

Still, 4,571 African Americans were relocated between 1820 and 1843 to West Africa, in a collection of settlements with names such as Mississippi in Africa, Kentucky in Africa and Republic of Maryland that formed the nation of Liberia by 1857. Because of diseases, only 1,819 survived. Continue reading

GUYANA: Recalibration Required between Central Government and Georgetown

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By Stabroek News Editorial – June 10, 2022     

The PPP has never reconciled itself to the fact that Georgetown, the capital city, is under the control of the PNC now APNU with the AFC in tow. It is not a reality which is going to change in a hurry; the demographics are what they are and this is a universe where ethnicity largely dictates voting patterns. The southern wards of George-town are the APNU heartland, and while far more Indians and members of other groups live in the city than ever used to be the case, they will not outnumber the African population for the foreseeable future.

Twenty-three years in office saw the PPP/C starving the capital of funds so the rubbish mounted up on street corners and one Minister of Local Government infamously declared that he would be happy if there was a health crisis as a consequence because it would supply a justification for removing the City Council. It was the most open acknowledgement from the ruling party of what they were trying to achieve in Georgetown. Miraculously, however, there was no health crisis, and so the central government continued to operate in what the citizenry regarded as punishment mode.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Selected Readings: from Dr. Walter Rodney (23 March 1942-13 June 1980) – Moray House Trust

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Moray House Trust has collated a short sequence of readings from the work of Dr Walter Rodney (23 March 1942 – 13 June 1980) to mark the anniversary of his death. The readings include extracts from Groundings with My BrothersA History of the Guyanese Working People 1881-1905 and The Russian Revolution. Readers include Konyo Addo, Stephanie Bowry, Petamber Persaud and Shaka Rodney.
You are warmly invited to view the recording at your leisure. It will be available from:
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Event:          Readings (pre-recorded)
Title:            Walter Rodney: selected readings
Date:           Monday 13th June 2022
Time:          11.00 AM Guyana

GUYANA: Baramita: Region 1: Golf For Guyana – Port Perry. ON. Canada – September 10th 2022

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GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR BARAMITA. GUYANA

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Sunnybrae Golf Club: 1430 King Street, Port Perry, ON

Join us for a round of golf to raise funds for Baramita, an indigenous community in northern Guyana.

This community is living in extreme poverty with 95% of the population living in makeshift tents with little access to a reliable food source or safe drinking water. In 2021, together we completed a Community Library. The new library is bright and cheerful and is stocked with books and supplies that the children in the community now have access to.

Our golfers and sponsors also purchased backpacks and shoes for 400 children and helped fund school garden that will be breaking ground in May 2022.

This year, we will focus our attention on agriculture and education in the community and finding opportunities for families to earn sustainable incomes.

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Guyana Golf Sept 10 2022 – Details on the golf Tournament

Guyana 2022 Community Needs –  Baramita Community Information and needs

GUYANA: Alliance For Change (AFC) re-elects Ramjattan as Leader

Khemraj Ramjattan

Jun 12, 2022 – Kaieteur News – The third largest political force in Guyana – the Alliance For Change (AFC) – has re-elected its incumbent Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan.

Ramjattan was elected on Saturday at the party’s seventh National Conference, which also named Sherod Duncan as the new General Secretary (GS). Duncan will be replacing former Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson who received no nominations for the other executive positions that were open.

Notably, former Minister of Telecommunications Catherine Hughes has been elected to serve as the Party’s Chair, replacing Raphael Trotman. She defeated Ramjattan, Sherod Duncan and Shadow Finance Minister, Juretha Fernandes.          Continue reading

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