Tag Archives: E.R. Braithwaite

Hope: Guyana’s history and the names of some “Great Guyanese”

 By Geoff Burrowes

When I was growing up I knew a mild mannered boy named Malcolm Rodrigues. His nickname was “Milky”. I later heard that he had become a Jesuit priest.

When many of us, decided that life under the heel of the Forbes Burnham regime was not supportable and emigrated to other countries to enjoy their freedoms, Malcolm continued to minister in Guyana. I recently read an article written by him about the martyrdom of Father Darke and realized that Malcolm had grown into a courageous priest who had stood up against the excesses of the politicians of the time. I guess that his Jesuit training and expectations were partially responsible for that growth.          Continue reading

Guyana: One Hundred Years since the end of World War l – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Remembrance Day 2018 – by Francis Quamina Farrier

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, many countries around the world, including Guyana, observed Remembrance Day as their citizens paid tributes to those who served in the First and Second World Wars and especially to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice with their very lives.

There were clouds over the city of Georgetown as veterans, government and other officials and civilian citizens made their way to the Cenotaph at the junction of Main and Church Streets for the traditional 8.00 a.m. Wreath-Laying ceremony. Also present were members of the Foreign Diplomatic Corps. Many Laid wreaths, including Prime Minister Hon. Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Carl Greenidge, Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green as well as the heads of the Disciplined Services and others.  (see video below)    Continue reading

Guyana’s gifts to the world – By Alex Murray – BBC News

Guyana’s gifts to the world

Guyana Map 2015It’s 50 years since the British colony of British Guiana became Guyana.

Covering 214,969 sq km (83,000 sq miles), it is the only English-speaking country on mainland South America.

In popular culture, the country is sadly best known for the tragic events of Jonestown, where more than 900 people died in a mass suicide.

To mark the 50th anniversary of independence, BBC News highlights some of the positive contributions from “the land of a thousand rivers”.

The Lost World         Continue reading

E.R. Braithwaite – articles, radio, and movies of “To Sir With Love”

Here is a collection of articles, radio programs, and videos on E. R.  Braithwaite.  it also contains the two movies: “To Sir With Love” (1967) and “To Sir With Love 2″(1996).

E.R. Braithwaite

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 05:08 AM PDT


http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2005/jul/23/featuresreviews.guardianreview20                Continue reading

Famous People of Guyanese Heritage

Famous People of Guyanese Heritage

Here is a list of  some famous people of Guyanese heritage that has been compiled by Kelvin Mahadeo, aka “Crazy Kelvin”, a Toronto-based artist and web designer, of Guyanese parentage.  Check out his bio at his website at www.crazykelvin.com

Of course this is just a partial list.  If you know of other famous Guyanese, you could contact him at:   ck@crazykelvin.com

Music Artists (8)     Leona Lewis *UPDATED*    Rihanna *UPDATED*   Eddy Grant   Deborah Cox

Dave Baksh   Sol RayeKen “Snakehips” Johnson Melanie Fiona *NEW*  Actors (6)Sean Patrick  ThomasDerek Luke *NEW*Marc Gomes *NEW*  Ram John Holder *NEW*  Norman Beaton *NEW*  Guy Wellman *NEW*Actresses (7)Maureen Bunyan *NEW* Dawnn Lewis *NEW*  Flora Cheong-Leen *NEW*  CCH Pounder  Jessica Caesar  Carmen Munroe *NEW*Rhona Fox *NEW*Politicians (2)Valerie Amos Bernie Grant *NEW*Athletes (12)Priscilla Lopes-Schliep *NEW*Corinne Van Ryck de Groot *NEW*Nicolette Fernandes *NEW*Dwayne De Rosario *NEW*Phil Edwards *NEW*Marcus McKoy *NEW*Troy Ross *NEW*Dennis Andries *NEW*Sean Foley *NEW*Howard Eastman *NEW*Martiza Correia *UPDATED*Ezekiel Jackson *NEW*Models (3)Shakira Baksh Nicole Narain Janice E. Moorgen *NEW*Writers (3)Dr. Mike Philips E.R. Braithwaite John Agard *NEW*



Also look at this extensive list of Guyanese in an earlier time – in 1971 …… that was contained in a publication of Caribbean Personalities …..  Go to: