Dmitri Allicock – Oh Beautiful Guyana Blog – sponsored by Guyanese Online

Oh Beautiful Guyana – by Dmitri Allicock

Dmitri Allicock has contributed many items to the Guyanese Online Blog.

We have now established a separate Blog in his name. Most  of the items on his blog will be published on Guyanese Online,  Check out his blog at:


  • Ann  On 05/14/2015 at 10:42 pm

    Well done APNU +AFC. A day to be proud of. Looking forward to returning to the good old days when education, health care, sanitation, jobs and trade was something to admire for all. Continue the hard work. I would love to return and contribute to the advancement of my people. Love to all.

  • CJ  On 05/16/2015 at 9:35 am

    We waited for this day to arrive!! Now our healthcare professionals can receive the appropriate training to care for our population.

  • TEAJAE  On 02/25/2016 at 5:28 pm

    Time for the country to move forward.

  • Gillian Daly  On 03/29/2016 at 9:12 am

    Gillian – March 29, 2016
    Wow. You left Guyana when it was still British Guiana. I left many, many years later, on Sept 11, 1987. Our son turned 5 years old on Sept 15 of that year. We were only allowed C$33 per person so for the 3 of us that was C$99. I had a skill in demand and sponsored myself, husband and son and we travelled and stayed with my inlaws for a while because apartments were difficult to obtain. We got jobs within the first week of arriving and our son was enrolled in school. My husband thought the alcohol was free on the plane so when we got to Trinidad, stopped for a while, he ended up spending money so we actually landed with just C$80. We left Guyana because life was getting more challenging. We lived in the East Coast so water was hard, food shortage, although due to my job I found a way to obtain those items in short supply for myself, family and friends. I remember on the plane BWIA when I got the food I thought if this is the food in Canada, I need the plane to turn back to Guyana. I miss our fruits from home, spice managos, ginnip, guava, star apple, sappadilla, sugar cane, water coconut, you name it. I miss it. I wish I had travelled more within Guyana and enjoy the beauty and richness. I wish so many things were different. The Guyanese people are the best in the world. I must say some people change when they come to North America especially those in the USA. For most part, we have a great connection of Guyanese friends and we keep it real and have a good time whenever we get together, so grateful for that. My husband’s child hood friends made him joined their cricket club, Pegasus and we enjoyed all kinds of events. Had it not been for the cricket club life would have been a bore. We had our church community and so we were blessed with a strong loving support system. Thanks to all. Home is home, Guyana will always be home. Miss so much especially now that Easter just passed. Have great memories to live by, thankful for that. We celebrated everything and I love the fact we were many races, religion and we lived with love.

    • Kman  On 08/27/2020 at 1:20 pm

      Five years later, worse sh .,

  • Charles hamilton  On 06/28/2021 at 12:08 pm

    Rice is cheaper than bullets. It appears as if some folks are rattling sabers at their neighbors
    . Could be that others are using you to oppose maduro and could lead to war. We really back to 1960 fighting proxy wars on others soil even encouraging your men to fight a fight which could easily be avoided and should be avoided at all cost food would buy greater relations
    Have you forgotten the taste of rice flower if not for Venezuelan assistance during those hardiest.they would have been even harder who refused to sell you wheat flour
    Now the tables have turned aND the same antagonist whom refused you aid for 38 years is now wanting you to help them punish your neighbor
    I now see millions of children facing starvation to appease us policy
    Any policy which requires small children to suffer starvation cannot fail fast enough to suit. Me and I care not whom is offended by that. I was there in Venezuela when the world Bank and. Imf devalued the ven bolivar some. 300 percent in three years. Chaves was in prison
    Those devaluation caused Chaves to be elected and if not for that we d never heard of maduro
    So whose fight is it.
    When it’s all over you ll still be here living with these neighbors whom are gonna be pissed that you took sides against them
    After your Washington friends have gone home
    You should remain neutral and deny access to Americans seeking to cause those people harm
    One must ask oneself this question who started it
    The world Bank and imf are guilty of starting an economic war which is killing MA NY would you be a party to mass starvation in this hemisphere
    God is watching

  • Hylton Fernandes  On 11/21/2021 at 12:32 pm

    Mr. Hamilton, I totally agree with your summation about neighbourly relations with Venezuela. The U.S. is not a trusting partner and will only look after her hegemonic interests and when the guns roar Guyana will be the causality. The advice of neutrality is the best course to follow. Hopefully,, the P.PP. Government will stick to their past principles and remain neutral after-all, this is America’s war.

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