Category Archives: Local Government

Buxton/Friendship Museum Archives & Culture Center – Thank You and Greetings for 2020

Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc.

(Supporting the Buxton/Friendship Museum Archives & Culture Center)

P.O. Box 352, Lanham, Maryland USA 20768-0352

Email – friendsofvmainc.gmail.com

501(c) (3) Organization – Tax ID# 82-1835070

 The Museum is located at 35 Edmund Ford Street-Middle Street (Lower Level) in Buxton Village, East Coast Guyana.

Dear Supporters & Friends,

On behalf of the Board of Directors we wish you Happy New Year.

Also, Happy Kwanza on this last day of its celebration. IMANI- Faith, as we reflect and honor our African Ancestors.            Continue reading

Canada: The bold new plan for an Indigenous-led development in Vancouver

A rendering of how the new First Nations district Senakw could look from the Burrard Street Bridge. Photograph: Revery Architecture

The scrubby, vacant patch beneath the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver looks at first glance like a typical example of the type of derelict nook common to all cities: 11.7 acres of former railway lands, over which tens of thousands of people drive every day.

This is not any old swath of underused space, however. It’s one of Canada’s smallest First Nations reserves, where dozens of Squamish families once lived. The village was destroyed by provincial authorities more than a century ago.

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Guyana-born Dimple Willabus launches campaign for NYC Council District 46

Dimple Willabus, center, is pictured with her family, from left, daughter, Anaya, youngest known author in New York, husband, NYPD Lieutenant Winston Willabus, daughter, Chantelle, and son, Brandon. Photo by Tangerine Clarke
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In a passionate call to action, R. Dimple Willabus, Democratic candidate for the City New York Council District 46, called on women to step forward from the backseat, become leaders and join the movement to make the change that “our community really needs.”            Continue reading

UK Elections: Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland ‘cannot be imprisoned’ in UK

  • 15 December 2019 – SCOTLAND SET TO BECOME THE NEW CATALONIA

Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that Scotland ‘cannot be imprisoned’ in UK

Scotland “cannot be imprisoned in the union against its will” by the UK government, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

The Scottish first minister says the SNP’s success in the general election gives her a mandate to hold a new referendum on independence.

However, UK ministers are opposed to such a move with Michael Gove saying the vote in 2014 should be “respected”.

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Georgetown City Council accuses Houston Estates of multi-million-dollar tax fraud

 Dec 10, 2019  News

Mayor Ubraj Narine

According to the Mayor, Houston Estates, whose principal is prominent Guyanese businessman, Michael Vieira, has been selling lands in Houston, East Bank Demerara area for billions of dollars without remitting to the Council its rightful taxes.

Narine said that an article published in the daily newspapers about sale of lands earlier this year by Houston Estates caught his attention.

The article outlined that Houston Estates was selling to Redstart Investments, an international firm which has established a presence in Guyana, over 52 acres of land in the Houston/Rome area.    Continue reading

Linden Fund USA (LFU) launches computer hub in Linden + video

LFU Launches Computer Hub in Linden Guyana – video

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Dear LFU members and friends,
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On Nov. 28,  Linden Fund USA officially launched its newest initiative in Linden, Region 10, with the opening of a computer hub at its headquarters in South Industrial Area, Linden.    

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UK Election debate: Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit – BBC News

Photo: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn locked horns over the NHS, Brexit and the Royal Family
  • Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed over Brexit in the first TV election debate of the campaign.
  • Mr Johnson promised to “end this national misery” and said Labour offered “only division and deadlock”.
  • Mr Corbyn said Labour would “get Brexit sorted by giving you, the people, the final say”.
  • The two leaders also locked horns over the NHS, trust and leadership, the future of Scotland – and the Royal Family.

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Guyana’s Villages: Pray Tell- What has happened to our Village? – By Yvonne Sam

  – By Yvonne Sam

Way back then during my growing up years, there were many things that Black folks did not have.  Nevertheless, there was one thing that we did have, which replaced and made up for those things we lacked. 

The Black village of yesteryear was not restricted to just family members; essentially any face you saw that looked like yours was most likely a part of the village. Basically everybody looked out for everybody. Although we did not have cell phones, like many people today, we were more connected to the latest updates and happenings in each other lives, than we are now.                  Continue reading

President Granger joins 180th Victoria Village celebrations

… Victoria Village … Guyana’s First Village

President Granger addresses residents

“The Guyanese nation will be forever grateful to Victoria.”
President David Granger made this statement on Saturday evening, as he addressed thousands of East Coast of Demerara residents, at the Victoria Community Centre Ground.

Headlining the village’s commemoration ceremony in honour of the 180th anniversary of its purchase, the Head of State said that long before he became president, he selected the historic day as the National Day of Villages due to the date of its purchase. This was done by way of a parliamentary motion on November 7, 2013, but never assented to or implemented by the then PPP government.            Continue reading

PROFILE: Mayor, City of Georgetown, Guyana – Pandit Ubraj Narine – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Mayor Ubraj Narine

He is a Hindu priest, twenty-seven years old, and is the Mayor of Georgetown in Guyana. Pandit Ubraj Narine was recently in New York where he met with Guyanese in the diaspora and brought them up to date with his plans for Georgetown.

In another twenty years, Georgetown will become unrecognizable as oil and gas will transform the city into a bustling international center. One of the highlights of Pandit Narine’s visit was his meeting with the Mayor of New York City, Mr. Bill de Blasio. The meeting was to explore ways and means in which  the two cities can benefi t from each other’s resources.

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