Category Archives: Personalities

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

HOW  I  REMEMBER  CHRISTMAS …. IN GUYANA – By Royden V. Chan – 1980

HOW  I  REMEMBER  CHRISTMAS …. IN GUYANA

—– By Royden V. Chan – 1980

I remember Christmas was

The season when Santa came

But somehow today it’s different

The spirit is not the same.

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As soon as school was closed

There was excitement in the air

You heard the carols playing

And knew the time was near.

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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

Buxton- Friendship Museum Archives & Cultural Center – Donations Request

Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc.

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

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

Email – friendsofvmainc.gmail.com

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

On Saturday August 4th 2018, we culminated the end of one journey to open the  “Buxton /Friendship Museum, Archives & Cultural Center”

 at 35 Edmund Ford Street – Middle Street(Lower Level) in Buxton Village, East Coast Guyana, S.A.

The work is now beginning, as we look towards acquiring more artifacts  and archival materials.    

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US Ambassador Holloway’s ‘doom and gloom’ comment regarding Guyana’s oil wealth

Mr. Holloway: ’Stop the doom and gloom” … appreciate the benefits of Guyana’s oil wealth

Stabroek News – Editorial – 11 December 2018

Perry Holloway

There are times when it takes an opinion that is detached from what, all too often, is our rumbustious political culture to voice truths about important national issues, we ourselves being too immersed in our prejudices to muster the honesty to speak objectively.

Outgoing United States Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway is harnessed  by  no such prejudices so that the last week’s ‘doom and gloom’ remark in his assessment of the chatter on the subject of what is now assumed to be Guyana’s imminent ‘oil fortune’ comes as no surprise.               Continue reading

Canadian court to rule on extradition to Guyana of wanted ex-GRDB Accountant

Canadian court to rule on extradition says Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU)

The Guyana Institute of Historical Research – call for papers for June 2019 Conference

The Guyana Institute of Historical Research – call for papers  

12th Research Conference, on Saturday 29 June, 2019

The Guyana Institute of Historical Research, based in Montrose, East Coast Demerara Guyana. will host its 12th Research Conference, on Saturday 29 June, 2019, and is inviting submission of abstracts and papers.

The conference theme is “Labour, military history and, migration.”   The early registration fee is

G$5,000 for those who register on/offline between December 2018 and 28 June 2019. The late registration fee: G$10,000.

Abstracts must be submitted by 14 June 2019, and early submission of abstracts will ensure that they are included in the Book of Abstracts.    Continue reading

Pope Francis’ Say— On clergy who are actively gay – By Yvonne Sam

Pope Francis’ Say— On clergy who are actively gay.

By Yvonne Sam

His expressed sentiments are very clear; homosexuality among the clergy is a veritable fear.  

In his soon- to- be published book, “The Strength of the Vocation”  based on interviews with a Spanish born missionary priest, Fernando Prado, Pope Francis dissertation  on the demands of being a priest, and bemoans the presence of homosexuality in the Church, saying that it is a serious matters  that truly bothers him. The issue of homosexuality is a grave situation that must be adequately discerned from the beginning with the candidates,” He further asserted that admission to the Catholic clergy should be denied males with ingrained homosexual tendencies, and actively gay priests should be encouraged to leave rather than live a double life.          Continue reading

Medical Marijuana Framework Coming for Barbados – P.M. Mia Mottley

Medical Marijuana Framework Coming for Barbados, But Referendum to be Held on Recreational Use of the Drug

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday December 10, 2018 – Before Christmas, Barbados should have a framework for medical cannabis in place. However, freeing up the recreational use of the drug will have to be decided by referendum.

Word of this has come from Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who pointed out that Barbados could no longer afford to miss out on the emerging cannabis industry.

“There is no doubt that we will put a framework in place for medical cannabis within the next week or so. In fact, we have more or less taken a decision, we just need some refining and training with practitioners,” Mottley told the business community gathered at the CIBC FirstCaribbean Barbados Client Economic Forum last Friday (December 7. 2018).    Continue reading

Nostalgia: Wray High School – Georgetown Guyana – By Geoff Burrowes

Wray High School – Georgetown Guyana

– By Geoff Burrowes 

In my day Wray High School was at the corner of Croal St and Brummel Place in Georgetown Guyana..

I think that it later moved and became Tutorial High School.

It was a three story building. The top floor was where the principal, Reverend Pollard, lived with his wife and two sons, John and Paul. We lived in the same neighbourhood so they were my friends.

The middle floor held the principal’s office and I assume the staff room and the ground floor held the classrooms.
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