Tag Archives: Guyanese Online

OPINION: Dying to reach America – from Bimini. Bahamas – By Indranie Deolall

They had left land secretly that night, watching the little light along the Bimini shoreline fade away fast, and with it any final choice of changing their minds, thinking of the short voyage ahead and the dangerous chances they were about to take, like countless others searching for the elusive better life, so far from home.      Continue reading

VIDEO: “Wild Guyana” – By Mike Charles – DVD released in 2008

  • This video was released in 2008, by helicopter Pilot Mike Charles.
  • It is one hour and eight minutes long so relax and enjoy the wonderful photography of this production , which features the wild life of Guyana. View in full screen for best results.

Also view an interview with Mike Charles Published in Guyanese Online – published Feb 05. 2011.           Continue reading

Short Stories: Immigrants – Chapter 7 –  By Geoff Burrowes

 By Geoff Burrowes

Just when we figured we had made it as New Canadians fate threw us a curve!

I n my previous life I didn’t know what a curve was!  For all of you, who like me, come from a Cricket playing nation I’ll explain. In Baseball, like in cricket the pitcher (bowler) tries to get the ball past the batter (batsman) prevent him from making good contact. To do this the pitcher throws different pitches, fastball, straight and fast, changeup, same action as fastball but approximately 10 miles per hour slower, causing the batter to swing before the pitch arrives.      Continue reading

U.S.A. — Migrant crackdown by Western nations is rooted in centuries of racist science – By Mohamed Hamaludin

  Immigration policy is usually regarded as a political matter but a much more sinister motive has existed for centuries due to studies by scientists and others who, starting in the 1700s, have strived mightily to prove that foreigners are less than human and, if allowed to immigrate, would pollute the nation.

Journalist and author Sonia Shah,in her book “The Next Great Migration,” traced the work of scientists who pursued such research, including French naturalist George Luis Leclerc Comte de Buffon: “As people and species migrated from the Garden of Eden, Buffon theorized, new diets and climates ‘degenerated’ them.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Significant year ahead for local oil exploration activities – Westmount Energy

The Stena DrillMAX, one of the six drill ships offshore Guyana
The Stena DrillMAX, one of the six drill ships offshore Guyana

– Westmount Energy predicts
– says Guyana one of the few areas for ‘blue-chip’ interest in high-impact exploration

THE year 2021 is shaping up to be significant for exploration and appraisal operations in the Guyana-Suriname basin, with more than 12 exploration and appraisal wells scheduled for Guyana alone, Westmount Energy has said.

Westmount Energy, a holding company for a group of subsidiaries, which operate in the oil and gas-related industries, owns an indirect interest in the Canje block via a 7.7 per cent shareholding in JHI Associates, which in turn, owns a 17.5 per cent stake in the exploration project.      Continue reading

Guyana: Rupununi Music and Arts Festival – Streaming Event – April 18, 2021 – 4pm EST

Guyana: Moray House Trust: Astronomy in the Caribbean – April 17. 2021 – 5.00 pm EST

Guyana: Moray House Trust:  Virtual Event

Moray House Trust warmly invites you to attend our ninth virtual event: a series of short illustrated talks about astronomy in the region by Dr Shirin Haque (astronomer), David Marshall (amateur astronomer) and Mahendra Mahadeo and Ferlin Pedro (astrophotographers).

Please see the PDF attached below for their profiles.
PDF FILE: Astronomy in the caribbean (1) 
This is a collaborative effort with the Amateur Astronomers Association of Guyana.

Guyana: Emergency supplies for St. Vincent left on Tuesday April 13. 2021

Supplies being loaded onto the vessel to be dispatched to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

April 13, 2021. DPI Guyana Govt.

Guyana will be dispatching some 300 tonnes of emergency supplies, as its first response shipment to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, following the eruption of La Soufrière volcano last Friday and ongoing explosions and eruptions since.

The items were loaded onto a vessel docked at Muneshwers Wharf, and departed Guyana’s shores on Tuesday. The vessel should reach its destination by Friday April 16, 2021. Continue reading

CULTURE: 18 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Grew Up In A Caribbean Household

Some people hoard books, Caribbean people hoard plastic bags. 

Ivy Richardson | BuzzFeed —-  A view from Jamaicans in the U.K. 

  1. Ginger and Lemon Tea Solves Everything. 

I can’t explain it but this beverage really is a cure for all. Sore throat? Ginger and lemon tea. Indigestion? Ginger and lemon tea. Broken ankle? You guessed – ginger and lemon tea. God knows the science behind it but the proof is in the pudding.

  1. No Party Is Ever Complete Without Wray And Nephew Rum. 

What do all Caribbean parties have in common? Good people, good music, good food, and Jamaica’s Wray and Nephew rum. There aren’t many things you can guarantee in this life, by Wray and Nephew making an appearance at a Caribbean get together is certainly one of them. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.            Continue reading

GUYANA Politics: That “Bloated” Electoral List – by Ralph Ramkarran 

  – Conversation Tree Blog 

In 2010 I wrote an article on the overseas vote in which I argued that the Constitution of Guyana permitted all Guyanese citizens over the age of 18 to vote. Since there was no residence stipulation, Guyanese residing overseas have a right to vote. As readers would imagine, it elicited some controversy. I was a member of the leadership of the PPP at that time.

Mr. Robert Corbin, then leader of the PNCR, in a masterful display of irony, accused the PPP of seeking to re-introduce the overseas vote which, incidentally, the PNC had facilitated and grossly manipulated in the 1968 elections so much so that voters were registered as residing at the address of a horse pasture in the UK.        Continue reading