Category Archives: Personalities

SPORTS: Harris puts Aguilera to sleep with Anaconda choke in UFC debut

May 9, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Guyanese-born Carlston Harris beat American Christian Aguilera in vicious fashion via the anaconda choke route less than halfway through the opening round of their three-round fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in Las Vegas last night.

Fighting on the undercard of the event Harris made his debut in the UFC a most memorable one.

PHOTO: Carlston Harris is proudly draped in the Guyana and Brazilian flags during his post fight interview     Continue reading

TORONTO: TTC worries work-from-home trend will keep ridership way down… for good

BLOGTO – 09 May 2021

It’s not all that surprising that TTC ridership has been abysmally low as a result of ongoing pandemic lockdowns, but the transit agency is noting that numbers are down even more than expected by this point, and that they may be down permanently.

Working from home has gone from something temporary amid stay-at-home orders to something permanent for the foreseeable future as companies forfeit their office spaces, residents move out of the city and we all get used to the comfort (and safety from viruses) that home can offer.        Continue reading

MOTHER’S DAY GREETINGS + Randall Butisingh’s Mother’s Day Speech

This was published in Guyanese Online on May 12, 2014

     

                   MOTHER’S DAY GREETINGS

               Also .. click link below to view: 

Mother’s Day Speech – by Randall Butisingh – 1912-2012

POLITICS: Former President Granger sues Nascimento and newspapers for $2.6b over letters

-says has suffered `financial injury, constant distress, humiliation’

Former Pres. David Granger

Former President David Granger has filed a $2.6 billion lawsuit against dailies—Stabroek News, Kaieteur News and Guyana Times, which he says have all besmirched his character through letters published by communications specialist Christopher ‘Kit’ Nascimento.

In his action Granger said that Nascimento, accuses him of attempting to defy the will of the people in the March 2nd, 2020 Elections.          Continue reading

ENVIRONMENT: Time for Laws to Protect the Giant Ant Hills in the Rupununi- by Francis Quamina Farrier

Rupununi Ant Hill

This is a return to an issue which was addressed some years ago; the legal protection of those iconic giant ant hills in the Central Rupununi, Region 9. With the on-going development of the Guyana/Brazil border town of Lethem, including neighbouring St. Ignatius, Campbelltown and other surrounding areas where many of the ant hills are located, some nature-lovers are of the view that legal protection of those giant ant hills has become necessary..

Many feel that their future is in jeopardy. The recent issue with those trees which line the Mabaruma Public Road in Region 1, is a very similar example. It shows that Guyanese are becoming more environmentally conscious and would make their objections known, whenever aspects of the environment are endangered. In this article, I pre-empt any reckless act by anyone who may have little or no interest in the future of those Giant Ant Hills.

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PROFILE: Dr. Lilith Haynes: From Bishop’s High School to UWI, Stanford, and Harvard – By: Dhanpaul Narine 

By: Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Lilith Haynes has a resume that is a mile long, and when you to get to the end of it, you realize that it does not do her justice. She has excelled in academia, taught as a distinguished professor, traveled and lectured, consulted, attended numerous conferences, published widely, and has received countless awards and honors. But throughout it all, this remarkable scholar has retained the common touch, because the thankful and humble will see the gates of heaven!

    In a wonderful career, Dr. Haynes has always put the welfare of her students first, and the relationships have endured. She is guided by the lessons from her early life. Her parents cared and inspired, and instilled in her a work ethic that she carried to places far and wide.    Continue reading

Moray House Trust: Early Colonial Georgetown – By Wayne Mc Watt- May 8, 2021 @ 5PM EST

 A bit of history, a little architecture and a dose of urban planning. 
Title:              Early Colonial Georgetown
Speaker:        Wayne Mc Watt
Date:             Saturday 8th May 2021
Time:            5PM Guyana, New York, Toronto, 10PM UK

BUSINESS: Ramnaresh ‘Ronnie’ Sarwan opens restaurant in Guyana

Photo: Former West Indies Cricket Captain Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan poses in front of an international drinks bar in his Providence, Guyana RS53 RestoBar & Grill. – Photo by Tangerine Clarke
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Three months ago, during a time of pressing uncertainty, retired West Indies Cricketer Ramnaresh ‘Ronnie’ Sarwan opened his ultramodern restaurant, RS 53 ‘RestoBar & Lounge’ — just a stones-throw away from the Providence Stadium where he had thrilled fans for many years.     

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U.S.A: The truly aggrieved are the descendants of slaves not of slave owners– By Mohamed Hamaludin

In this time of coronavirus/COVID-19, “herd immunity” has become a familiar phase but there are two versions. One says that nobody should be vaccinated, allowing everybody to be infected and the virus simply disappears. The scientific version is that everybody – or at least a sufficient number of people –should be vaccinated, making the population immune.

It is an absorbing intellectual exercise trying to determine which version applies to European Americans – the so-called white people – that has caused them to become immune to the reality of their original sin and the continuing agony of the descendants of the four million enslaved African Americans – the so-called black people.      Continue reading

VIDEO: Postage Stamps: British Guiana (now Guyana) – 1850-2020 – By Lal Balkaran

CLICK LINK: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-UoTjPk4k4D-sB87BtvKqkjgLkgPdZAV/view?usp=drivesdk

Postage Stamps: British Guiana (now Guyana) – 1850-2020 

A picture profile of over 500 stamps compiled and presented by Lal Balkaran