Category Archives: Local Government

GUYANA: The Sage of Buxton—a special tribute to Baba Eusi Kwayana 

A long way from the block

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In this episode I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia  for a celebration,  It was Baba Eusi’s  98th birthday.  Friends, family, former students and many others who walked with him in the struggle gathered to pay homage to one of Guyana’s greatest treasures.  These are their testimonies.

Eusi Kwayana, formerly Sydney King (born April 4 1925) in Lusignan, Guyana. A cabinet minister in the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government of 1953. Later he left the PPP to form ASCRIA (African Society for Cultural Relations with Independent Africa), a Pan-Africanist grassroots political group that, after a brief time with the People’s National Congress (PNC) of Forbes Burnham, fused into the Working People’s Alliance (WPA).              Continue reading

GUYANA: Amerindian Association unfazed by Jagdeo’s attacks


…says will continue to monitor policies, decisions that affect the lives of indigenous peoples

Feb 22, 2023 – Kaieteur News – Against the background of recent attacks on the organisation, by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo, the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) said it is unfazed by the action of the government official, reminding that it has a responsibility to monitor the policies and decisions that particularly affect the lives of indigenous peoples in Guyana and will continue to do so.

Last week during a meeting with Amerindian leaders, Jagdeo lashed out at the organisation for its criticisms of government’s handling of the carbon credit sale initiative it has embarked on.  The APA is not the only organisation that has criticised the initiative. In responding to Jagdeo the APA said the VPs vilification of the organisation is a continuation of the attacks by Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall. “However, the APA remains resolute in its objective of ensuring that indigenous peoples’ rights are protected and respected by all. The APA also wonders why the organisation is being used as a scapegoat and distraction, and why the real issues are not being addressed.”  Continue reading

GUYANA: Buxton: Anti-government protesters vent concerns, ministers offer promises on same day

Buxton: Ministers offer promises on same day

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Demerara Waves – Monday, 4 July 2022

Picketers voicing concerns regarding neglect of Buxton and other Afro- Guyanese villages at Buxton Public Road, East Coast Demerara

As an estimated 100 anti-government protesters on Buxton Public Road on Monday vented their frustration with police killings and alleged discrimination against African Guyanese in the delivery of benefits, a high-level government delegation was meeting with hundreds other villagers and promising to resolve concerns.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Buxton, East Coast villages assured of improved village roads, better healthcare and housing

July 4, 2022- News Room. Guyana

A section of the gathering at the government outreach in Buxton.

Residents of Buxton and neighbouring villages on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) were Monday assured of equitable development with other villages across the country as several government Ministers visited the area.

The engagement with residents in effect foiled a planned protest by opposition activists. A small crowd gathered for that placard-bearing demonstration. However, hundreds attended the meeting at the Buxton Community Center ground.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Gov’t to host massive outreach to Buxton/Friendship on Monday July 4, 2022

Photo: Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips engaging residents of Buxton

Buxtonians and residents of other neighboring villages will have the opportunity to meet with several government ministers on Monday, July 4, to discuss developmental issues and other concerns, when government takes a major outreach to the East Coast Demerara community.

The exercise will be led by Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips, and fulfills a commitment made by His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, when he visited the village last Tuesday.      Continue reading

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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GUYANA: Recalibration Required between Central Government and Georgetown

Stabroek News

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

CANADA: Why Doug Ford Will Once Again Win Ontario Election – on June 2, 2022

– Pride News – By Robert Danisch -Guest Contributor
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On June 2, Ontario residents head to the polls to elect a provincial government. The most likely outcome is that Doug Ford will be re-elected premier of the province and his Progressive Conservative party will win the most seats.

Some people in the province will be frustrated, or puzzled, by such an outcome, especially in light of the hardships so many Ontarians have endured over the last few years during the COVID-19 pandemic.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Rupununi Music and Arts Festival Village 2022 – A Presentation Video

GUYANA: Rupununi Music and Arts Festival Village 2022 – A Presentation Video

Rupununi Music & Arts Festival: A vison for the future in Region 9, Guyana: https://youtu.be/9zuqcFxxiXc

(Get involved and support this exciting arts initiative: bob.ramdhanie@gmail.com)

GUYANA: A LOOK AT INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY – May 18, 2022 – By Keith Easton – For BFMACC

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BUXTON/ FRIENDSHIP MUSEUM, ARCHIVES & CULTURE CENTER (BFMACC)
(Supported by The Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc., a 501 C 3 non-profit organization in the USA )
LOT 35 BUXTON MIDDLE STREET (Lower Level)
BUXTON VILLAGE, EAST COAST, DEMERARA, GUYANA,

EMAIL: BUXFSHIPMACC@GMAIL.com
Tel: 502-1970 Cell:659-967 – The Museum is currently open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 1 pm- 5pm.

By Keith Easton– For BFMACC

As we acknowledge “International Museum Day “Wednesday May 18th 2022, the BUXTON / FRIENDSHIP MUSEUM, ARCHIVES & CULTURE CENTER (BFMACC) joins all museums around the world in celebrating another milestone of such an important day which theme is “ The Power of Museums” reflecting on (a), “The power of community building through education.” (b) “The power of innovating on digitalization and accessibility.” (c).”The power of achieving sustainability.”              Continue reading

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