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Guyana.. Drums of Rastafar-I in Georgetown City- video

Photo from Dmitri Allicock’s post in – Anything Guyanese First

Drums of the Botanical Gardens - Dmitri Allicock

Drums of the Botanical Gardens – Dmitri Allicock

Guyana.. Drums of Rastafar-I in Georgetown City – Video

Video Uploaded on Feb 24, 2008

Video: Rastafarians Beat drums and sing songs in the City while displaying their other talents in art and crafts.

Benefits and uses of some Fruits and Vegetables of Guyana – Dmitri Allicock

BENEFITS AND USES OF SOME FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OF GUYANA

By Dmitri Allicock

LemonsALL IT IS… IS A FROZEN LEMON!

Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon, even the seeds, nothing is wasted. How can you use the whole lemon without waste?

Simple place the washed lemon in the freezer section of your refrigerator.

Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater, and shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on top of your foods.

Sprinkle it to your vegetable salad, ice cream, melons, soup, cereals, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, fish dishes, whisky…. the list is endless.

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Eddo Callaloo and other poems – By Dmitri Allicock

Calaloo

 EDDO CALLALOO

By Dmitri Allicock

Oh delicate leaves cooked by the bundle

Noble nourishment not only for the humble

Market or garden fresh for the pickings

 Guyanese callaloo called one foot chicken

Poi, carila, bhagi, and spinach of the land of green

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LAND OF THE FREE – by Dmitri Allicock

Land of the Free

LAND OF THE FREE

By Dmitri Allicock

Onward to new world we’re bound
Renewal of life and hopes found
Dreams of pristine realities at sunrise
Rugged journey of clear azure skies
Those who sought afar from this earth
To find meaning of life within its girth
Food, shelter and liberty that we seek

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Historical Guyana in Pictures – Dmitri Allicock and Christopher Jeffrey

Historical Pictures of Guyana

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THE 1923 WAR MEMORIAL OF GUYANA – by Dmitri Allicock

War memorial

THE 1923 WAR MEMORIAL OF GUYANA

-Devotion, Humanity, Fortitude, and Sacrifice-

The Georgetown Cenotaph is a war memorial in Georgetown, Guyana, located at the junction of Main and Church Streets. The Cenotaph was unveiled on August 14, 1923, by the then Governor, Graeme Thomson, and the first Armistice Day observance took place at the Church Street Monument on 11 November 1923.

In 1917 the Mayor of Georgetown started a campaign for the erection in the city of a monument to Lord Kitchener to be a memorial to those who died in the war. A Kitchener Memorial Fund was started on February 3, in 1917 and was advertised in the newspapers.

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Historical Hotel Ads of Early Guyana – by Dmitri Allicock

High Street

HISTORICAL HOTEL ADS OF EARLY GUYANA

By: Dmitri Allicock

A picture may paint a thousand words but ads written from over a century ago lend a kind of majesty to that vintage age of early Guyana and capture so well the essence and that flavor of passing time.

For the travelers of British Guiana in the late 1800s and early 1900s these historical hotel’s advertisements served the practical purposes for lodging and comfort away from home. Hotels would have provided basic accommodation, a room with bed, a cupboard, a small table, Continue reading

The 1909 National Library of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

THE 1909 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF GUYANA

Library

 By Dmitri Allicock

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.”  Albert Einstein

The National Library of Guyana formerly known as the Carnegie Free Library, the Georgetown Free Public Library and the Free Public Library, is the legal deposit and copyright library for Guyana.

Unlike many national libraries, it is also a public lending library and the headquarters of Guyana’s public library service, with branches extending throughout the country. Founded in 1909, the National Library of Guyana is situated on the corner of Church Street and Main Street in central Georgetown.

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Steamers of British Guiana – by Dmitri Allicock

Sprostons Dry Dock of October 26, 1867

Sprostons Dry Dock of October 26, 1867

Steamers of British Guiana

And so have disappeared over the horizon that regal age of the Steamers of Guyana, what some of us might have experienced and also what our fore-parents spoke so fondly of.

By Dmitri Allicock

The cautious introduction of steam propulsion to vessels in British Guiana brought the golden age of sailing ships and the reliance on the currents of the wind to an end in the 1800s and launched an era of both commercial and passenger steamships in early Guyana.

The steamer service in Guyana dates back to the early 19th century when the colonial government contracted a few privately-owned steamers to provide transportation for commuters and for shipping of produce.
The first official documentation of a steamer service can be traced to the establishment of a Local Steamer Navigation Company, which appears to have been founded in 1825. This company commenced operations in 1826 with the Cambria, an immigrant ship, which was purchased for the sum of $50,000.

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DEAR LAND OF GUYANA-Poems – by Dmitri Allicock

 DEAR LAND OF GUYANA- POEMS

By Dmitri Allicock

Dmitri Allicock

RIVER OF MINE

Walk along the rivershore of dreams
Reflection of memories drifting upstream
Voyager of time travel to your heart be true
Pleasant smiles paddling gently in canoe
Woodpecker echoes where clumsy Toucan flies
Fluffy clouds sailing across blue Demerara sky
Green world of dancing sun and wild fruitfulness
Laughing children swimming in fresh waters bless
Distant hums of bauxite mines and passing train  Continue reading