Category Archives: History

AIRLINES: Proceed cautiously with any new airline application for Guyana – By GHK Lall

Rigorous tests and guarantees before approval

I learn that an entity that once plied the skies between Guyana and points north has applied for approval to start over doing business with Guyanese travelers under a new configuration. I recommend that Guyanese authorities proceed cautiously, conduct really robust and stringent due diligence; and after only the most rigorous tests should such approvals be forthcoming to anyone.

I think that any new entrant into the commercial aviation field in Guyana ought to be welcomed. This is necessary and would be a boost to presently tight travel options with the right partners. Take a look around as either prospective traveler, or accompanying family member, or just casual observer, and it becomes clear that the field of airline participants is too thin.     Continue reading

Christmas: Deck the Halls with Crowds of Folly – By Yvonne Sam

Oh Holy Night when would Christians get it right?

By Yvonne Sam

Clearing the hall of crowds of folly.

Historically the season called Xmas has been the recipient of a multiplicity of revisions, and I feel that the time has come for yet another modification.  Do not get me wrong, but my main problem with Christmas does not lie in the celebration of itself, but instead the folly and ignorance of those who celebrate this highly commercialized holiday.  Millions of December 25th celebrants feel compelled to participate in an expensive holiday, burdened by guilt and shame if they are unable to crowd the base of the Xmas tree.

As one can discern the origins of Christmas are neither biblical nor North American. Christmas in North America is a fusion of cultural folklore from Africa and Europe, brought to North America by Europeans who themselves were divided on their view of the practice of Christmas as pagan.           Continue reading

Can Guyana’s youth bridge the racial divide? – an Afro-Guyanese Perspective

Can Guyana’s youth bridge the racial divide? Part One: Race Relations from an Afro-Guyanese Perspective

Guyana Institute of Historical Research Newsletter – December 2018

              Download: GIHR Online Newsletter – December 2018

Eco-Tourism: The allure of Essequibo’s ‘Rising of the moon’

Lake Capoey. Essequibo Coast. Guyana

There are many ‘paradises’ on Earth. A few are in Guyana. Some are spectacular while others display nature’s simplicity. On the Essequibo Coast, between the villages of Queenstown and Little Affiance, south-west of the coastal highway, a rustic road takes you to a vista of spectacular simplicity and beauty – Lake Capoey!

The name, according to Ralph Hendricks, the village toshao, means ‘rising of the moon’ –and curiously, is said to be a Wapisiana word, for a decidedly Arawak community with a population of about 500 people. Although I’ve never seen the lake by night, an image grabs my fancy.

It’s that of a full moon rising from behind the lake’s encircling vegetation, appearing to settle there, its beams dancing on the dark, rippling surface as fiery sunset fades to night, and it is easy to see how the name might have originated. But even in the daytime, Capoey can both soothe and excite the senses.    Continue reading

OIL DORADO? – Featuring Dr. Mark Bynoe- In Conversation with John Mair and Sally Gibson – London UK – 24 January 2019

OIL DORADO?

GUYANA’S FUTURE IN OIL.

For Sir Walter Raleigh in 1595, it was yellow Today it is black  gold: oil. Guyana is the new Klondike. Five Billion barrels of oil ($300b US  worth) have been discovered offshore by Exxon and other international oil companies. This is Exxon’s biggest find in a decade…. More is being found all the time. Oil comes ashore in 2020 and should transform Guyana. Should?

Will it turn  El Dorado to Oil Dorado?

Find out the facts about OIL DORADO from the man who knows…the oil supremo

DR MARK BYNOE   Director, Department of Energy, Ministry of the Presidency Guyana,

Live by Skype from Georgetown.

In Conversation with John Mair and Sally Gibson

THURSDAY 24TH JANUARY 2019 @ 18.30 SHARP

£10 ENTRY ON THE DOOR TO INCLUDE FOOD AND DRINK.

LOCATION

  • Guyana High Commission
  • Bayswater Road
  • London
  • W2 4LP
  • United Kingdom          View Map

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Defining generations: Where Millennials end and post-Millennials begin

Defining generations:

For decades, Pew Research Center has been committed to measuring public attitudes on key issues and documenting differences in those attitudes across demographic groups. One lens often employed by researchers at the Center to understand these differences is that of generation.

Generations provide the opportunity to look at Americans both by their place in the life cycle – whether a young adult, a middle-aged parent or a retiree – and by their membership in a cohort of individuals who were born at a similar time.

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Wise Advice: Another List for Living as you Grow Older

Another List for Living as you Grow Older

  1. MONEY: It’s time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don’t just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your hard-earned capital. Warning: This is also a bad time for investments, even if it seems wonderful or fool-proof. They only bring problems and worries. This is a time for you to enjoy some peace and quiet.
  1. Stop worrying about the financial situation of your children and grandchildren, and don’t feel bad spending your money on yourself. You’ve taken care of them for many years, and you’ve taught them what you could. You gave them an education, food, shelter and support. The responsibility is now theirs to earn their own money.

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Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal– Black History Month- February 24, 2019

Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal– Black History Month 2019

UNESCO declares Jamaican Reggae a global cultural treasure + Music videos

Bob Marley

JAMAICAN REGGAE

Get Up, Stand Up! UNESCO declares reggae a global cultural treasure

PARIS,  (Reuters) – UNESCO has declared reggae, the Jamaican music that spread across the world with its calls for social justice, peace and love, to be a global treasure that must be safe-guarded.

Born in the poor neighbourhoods of Kingston in the 1960s, reggae reflected hard times and struggle but could also be joyous dance music with its distinctive off-beat.       Continue reading

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