Category Archives: Politics

OPINION: Chapter 2: The Departure from Guyana (continued from The Decision) – By Geoff Burrowes

 By GEoff Burrowes

You know the argument about tearing a plaster (my beloved wife Norma still chastises me for not saying Band-Aid) off bit by bit , or one fast rip. I favour the fast rip but emigration is not like that – it takes time and you have to wait while the Canadian bureaucracy takes its time making each decision.

I know there were lots of parties – we born in Guyana love parties, don’t we? We had to say goodbye to friends and family and what better way!.    Continue reading

SURINAME: Tensions rise due to statements by Former Suriname President, Desi Bouterse

Photo: Former Suriname President, Desi Bouterse – AP/Edward Troon, file
Political tensions rose in the Caribbean Community nation of Suriname this week after authorities accused a former president and two-time ex coup maker of threatening the security of the state by calling for the use of ‘weapons’ to combat ills in the society.

Desi Bouterse was this week accused of making irresponsible and inflammatory remarks when he told a National Democratic Party (NDP) forum that there may be the need to again use weapons to deal with a growing list of problems in society that includes increased poverty levels.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: A neighbourly old tale of race relations – By Dennis Nichols

In Guyana, ‘old time story’ is a phrase that can be interpreted a couple of different ways. One relates to an argument or feud between families or friends that could date back several generations. Another is the recall of an amusing or striking event that happened in the past and left an indelible impression on your mind.

The following can be described as a mixture of both, with a bearing on Guyana’s political and social history. It relates to a time when, in Charlestown, Georgetown, I first became aware of the amalgam of races in our capital city, and a few memorable encounters.    Continue reading

LIFESTYLE: Why Finland And Denmark Are Happier Than The U.S. – Video

LIFESTYLE: Why Finland And Denmark Are Happier Than The U.S. – Video

CNBC – 2,737,599 views – Jan 9, 2020

What does it take to be happy? The Nordic countries seem to have it all figured out. Finland and Denmark have consistently topped the United Nations’ most prestigious index, The World Happiness Report, in all six areas of life satisfaction: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity.

Each year, a group of happiness experts from around the globe rank 156 countries based on how “happy” citizens are, and they publish their findings in the World Happiness Report. Happiness might seem like an elusive concept to quantify, but there is a science to it.     Continue reading

Guyana History: Royal Visit: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip to British Guiana- February1966

Featured earlier in the Guyanese Online entry of February 7, 2012  LINK 1:03

The Royal Visit of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip to British Guiana in February 1966, a few month before Independence on 26 May 1966

A short film by British Pathe of the Royal Visit to British Guiana in February 1966: 

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A royal visit to welcome Guyana’s independence  

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GUYANA: Oil monitoring (we cannot compete); domestic violence (we cannot condone) – GHK Lall Column

  Nov 29, 2020  NewsThe GHK Lall Column 

>>>Encouraging Events, Disturbing Developments<<<

Kaieteur News – Vincent Adams, former Head of the EPA, highlighted the need for training and compensating our people for monitoring and effective compliance with our laws and regulations. I am encouraged that Dr. Adams pinpointed this policing of our ballooning oil industry, which has relevance in other resource areas. To be ahead of the multi-nationals, we must be better than them.    Continue reading

Guyana History: Lord Bishop William Piercy Austin (1807 – 1892) of British Guiana – By Dmitri Allicock

Bishop William Piercy Austin

— By Dmitri Allicock

Honoring our heritage must be as natural as breathing for it is indeed the foundation on which you stand. Many great individuals of early British Guiana have been lost to the fog of history but the legacy of Anglican Bishop Dr. William Piercy Austin lives on in Guyana. Bishop William Piercy Austin’s ideas and diligent contributions gave rise to the academic pursuits in Guyana for which he is recognized as one of the most outstanding individuals in the history of the Colony of    British Guiana.      Continue reading

VIDEO: US Politics: From Friend to Fired – according to Donald Trump

VIDEO: US Politics: From Friend to Fired – according to Donald Trump

An interesting take on USA 4 years of Trumpism 
Isn’t this schizophrenia?

VIDEO: 60 Minutes Mike Wallace Exposes the 1976 Swine Flu Pandemic Vaccine Injuries

VIDEO: 60 Minutes Mike Wallace Exposes the 1976 Swine Flu Pandemic Vaccine Injuries

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Thank you for posting this. This was back when Mike Wallace actually took an interest in digging to find out the truth. It was after the 1976 Swine Flu vaccine debacle that they passed legislation that protected vaccine makers from liability if their vaccine injured someone.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Stop miners from causing irreparable damage to environment – Former EPA Head

Photo showing the damage done to the environment, which is caused by mining.

  • Half of the population is below the age of 25, so what are we gonna give them? They are the ones who are gonna have to survive this,” – Dr. Vincent Adams

Kaieteur NewsNov 30, 2020 – The Government of Guyana must take the necessary steps to put a stop to those miners and mining companies that are causing irreparable damage to the environment. This is the well-intended advice offered by former Head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams.              Continue reading