Category Archives: History

GUYANA: Aubrey Williams (in his own words) -virtual event – 31 Jan 2023

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You are warmly invited to join us for our first virtual event in 2023:
Activity:   Illustrated reading
Title:        Aubrey Williams (in his own words)
Date:       Tuesday 31st January 2023
Time:      11.00 am Guyana / 3.00 pm UK

GUYANA: A dip in the Dark – Short Stories – By Geoff Burrowes

  By Geoff Burrowes

When I was growing up I had an older friend named Tony. He was a lawyer at the old, well established firm of Cameron and Shepherd. He loved to gyaff (the Trinidadians call it  “old talk” and it was an art form widely practiced and refined throughout the West Indies and as Tony was an interesting gyaffer I enjoyed gyaffing with him after rowing in the dark fresh Georgetown evenings.

A gyaffer is generally a story teller, full of interesting , often humourous facts that his listener will often reply to, keeping the conversation going, often in a quite different and often more interesting direction. A good gyaff could often last for hours to the mutual satisfaction of all parties.              Continue reading

COMEDY: Movie stars dancing to…’I’m So Excited!’ – Video

Movie stars dancing to…’I’m So Excited!’

COMEDY: Movie stars dancing to…’I’m So Excited!’ – Video

The person who created this video is an absolute master. With the use of over 80 movies, the editing genius of the dancing to the music is amazing.

GUYANA: Fire destroys Christ Church Secondary School in Georgetown

– second fire in 8 days, 502 students displaced

By Shervin Belgrave

The western end of the Christ Church Secondary School being burnt to the ground.

  • Jan 13, 2023– Kaieteur News – First time lucky, second time not, this is the story of the Christ Church Secondary School located on Middle and Camp Streets that was destroyed by a massive fire on Thursday afternoon.

It was only last Wednesday that “quick response and diligent work” by the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) reportedly saved the school from being burnt down but this week firefighters could not prevent it. Yesterday’s fire reportedly erupted close to 17:00 hrs. Eyewitnesses recalled seeing thick smoke emanating from the western end of the building. Some small explosions were reportedly heard before flames were seen.      Continue reading

COMEDY: Dave Chappelle Stand-Up Monologue – SNL

 

COMEDY: Dave Chappelle Stand-Up Monologue – SNL

SNL= Saturday Night Live

Comments on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m-gO0HSCYk

Dave Chappelle talks about Kanye West, the 2022 midterm elections and Donald Trump.

CANADA: Aerial Views of Toronto, Ontario, Canada – video

CANADA: Aerial Views of Toronto, Ontario, Canada – video

Comments:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq_IygQCtm8

AFRICA: Ghana grants citizenship to African Americans & Caribbeans as part of initiative

Ghana grants citizenship to African Americans & Caribbeans as part of beyond the return initiative

Ghana grants citizenship to African Americans & Caribbeans as part of beyond the return initiative. Ghana has granted citizenship to several African Americans and Afro Caribbeans as part of the country beyond the return initiative to attract resettlement of Africa descendants. In 2019, Ghana successfully hosted the Year of return with a raft of activities, at home and abroad, to encourage the descendants of those who were forcibly sent into slavery to return home to Africa.

COMMENTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNW0sIaBl2g

BUSINESS: How is Money Created? – Everything You Need to Know – Video

BUSINESS: How is Money Created? – Everything You Need to Know – Video

Comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzoX7zEZ6h4&t=3s

TECHNOLOGY: Mobile Phones: The Rise and Fall of Blackberry – video

TECHNOLOGY: Mobile Phones: The Rise and Fall of Blackberry – video

Comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYTos-1FfnM

GUYANA ECONOMY: Not one Guyanese should be without, not with so much – By GHK Lall

GHK Lall

Dec 30, 2022 Features / Columnists, News, The GHK Lall Column

Kaieteur News – Happy holidays to all Guyanese, no exceptions.  Happy holidays also to those who have made Guyana their home, some temporarily due to commerce, others because of the necessity of circumstances.  Having been there and lived with my own circumstances for an eternity, I know what it is like to be away from the land of one’s birth.

Every Guyanese should have plenty, enough to enjoy a hearty holiday season; enough leftover to share a little good cheer.  This is the size of the endowment that has been given, the inheritance that is ours.  The wish and prayer are that what is in mind is accurate.  All have something, none is without.  In a land as filled to overflowing as it is with riches, we are the ones that should be sharing joy to the world because we have such joy in our times, and also resonating in our hearts.  Look at our numbers and how they gleam. Listen to how we feature in the conversations of countless others.  When we were always on the move to elsewhere, others are tumbling over themselves to get here.      Continue reading

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