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Guyana National Awards: President congratulates awardees at 2019 Investiture Ceremony

By Navendra Seoraj – Guyana Chronicle – 25 May 2019

President David Granger addressing the 2019 Investiture Ceremony at the National Cultural Centre

NATIONAL Awards have been restored to their proper place of prominence in Guyana’s order of business, President David Granger asserted during the 2019 Investiture ceremony at the National Cultural Centre on Friday May 25, 2019.

“You are being conferred annually since 2015 and you will continue to be in years to come,” said the President, adding that National Awards are an institution of the state and it is Government’s obligation to preserve that institution by conferring these awards annually.President Granger in his remarks to the 77 awardees said that the National Awards should never be disregarded or disparaged through arbitrary or capricious conferment or through regret. On Friday, 53 males and 24 females were conferred with awards.

The constitution and orders of Guyana established the national honour system which recognises and respects citizens whose selfless service had a measurable impact on the country.     

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HAPPY 53RD INDEPENDENCE TO ALL OF GUYANA – Message from President Granger

 — Guyana poised for transformative moment

President David Granger

– young people to benefit from window of opportunity

WITH the production of oil and gas on the horizon, Guyana is poised for another transformative moment, President David Granger said in his Independence Day address, as he placed the country’s future in the hands of young people.

“The commencement of petroleum production next year, and the transition towards becoming a ‘green’ state, will increase economic growth and provide greater resources for development. The future belongs to young people,” President Granger told the nation as it celebrates its 53rd Independence Anniversary.  Continue reading

Guyana Folk Festival- Guyana SPEAKS – London UK – Sunday, 26th May 2019

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Dear All,
This is a reminder that there will be no Guyana SPEAKS on Sunday, 26th May as we will be joining GUSDA’s Guyana Folk Festival for the Bank Holiday on Monday, 27th May. Please come and join us for fun, interactive family workshops featuring folk songs, proverbs and storytelling.  The folk festival will be taking place at the Oasis Academy, Shirley Road, Croydon CR9 7AL.  GUSDA’s flyer, including door admission information, is attached for your reference.

Over 42,000 Caribbean nationals overstayed their non-immigrant US visas

US citizenship and immigration services

Washington, USA – Acting Homeland Secretary, Kevin Mc Aleenan revealed that over 42,000 Caribbean nationals from across the region overstayed their non-immigrant visas and stayed in the US between October 2017 and September 2018. This figure is contained in the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DSH) fiscal year 2018 entry/exit overstay report.

The US government has provided figures to show that overall, in the wider Caribbean Community (CARICOM countries, Trinidad and Tobago has the lowest over-stay rate with the United States at 0.40 percent, followed by The Bahamas (0.475), Barbados (1.11 percent), St Kitts and Nevis (1.73 percent), Saint Lucia (1.86 percent) and Belize (1.93 percent).               Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Balancing Ethnic fear and Civic Responsibility – By Dr. David Hinds

To our peril, we have not managed to balance Ethnic fear and Civic Responsibility

 May 19, 2019  Features / ColumnistsHinds’ Sight with Dr. David Hinds 

There has understandably been some commentary on the achievements and non-achievements of the current government. The government itself set the tone with a lengthy statement which has become the subject of discussion by a few columnists and beyond.

Predictably, the PPP has given the government a failing grade. Government supporters, on the other hand, have been full of praise for the administration and have been very hostile to any criticism. Their constant refrain has been two-fold. First, they speak feelingly about the bad days of the PPP. Second, they argue that four years is too little time for the government to create the miracles the critics wanted.            Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Whither Independence – commentary

Whither Independence

May 21, 2019 –Columnists,– Kaieteur News Peeping Tom 

Sunday May 26, 2019 is Independence Day. It has been fifty-three years since Guyana attained its instruments of independence from Great Britain.

During the fight for Independence, the British were reviled. They were accused of all manner of things. Yet in the early days after Independence, Guyana found comfort operating with a Westminster political system.

Then suddenly there was an aborted uprising in Trinidad which sent shivers down the spine of Forbes Burnham 

It was only then that he realized that the system of foreign ownership of the commanding heights of the economy was not bringing benefits to the average man.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Time for another National “HUG” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

– by Francis Quamina Farrier

Do you recall when Guyana did a “HUG” so big that it almost stretched all around our 83,000 square miles? That was back in May 1996, as Guyana was celebrating our Thirtieth Anniversary of Independence.

By-the-Way, for those who do not know what this “HUG” I’m referring to is all about, let me explain. Some Patriotic Guyanese got this great idea, that for Guyana’s thirtieth Independence anniversary, we should all hold hands while standing along our Public roads, stretching from town to town, village to village, community to community – a sort of human chain called “HUG” – an acronym for “Hands Uniting Guyana”.

So let me pose this question; “Is it time for Guyana to have another National “HUG”? Let’s say either during Republic 2020 or Independence 2020?          Continue reading

NYC: Interfaith Service to celebrate 53rd Anniversary of Independence

Interfaith Service brings Guyanese together to celebrate 53rd Anniversary of Independence

Flag bearer, Guyanese American NYPD Officer, Kyhume Khan, Rev. Carl Stuart, pastor of Ebenzer AME of Charlestown, Guyana, and Ministerial Staff at St. Matthew AME, New Jersey, Rudoph Ten-Pow, permanent representative of Guyana to the UN, Barbara Atherly, consul general of Guyana to NY, Imam Abdul Aziz Khan, and ex-Guyana Defense Force soldier, Kenneth Arthur, honoring flags of the two countries.

U.S. — Implications of abortion debate range far beyond a woman’s control of her body – By Mohamed Hamaludin


Amid the noise surrounding tough anti-abortion laws enacted around the South, in particular, a few comments are especially worthy of attention.

Emma Brockes’ commentary in The Guardian on May 16 carried the headline, “Alabama’s abortion ban is about keeping poor women down.” The sub-head read, “For the 25 white, male senators voting for it, this is not about the fetus but about maintaining the social order.”

The Huffington Post reported on May 17: “A recent CDC study found that black women are 3.3 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women.”

The Associated Press, reporting on the May 16 execution of a man in Alabama, quoted his attorney Steven Sears as saying he had hoped for clemency from Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, who signed a tough anti-abortion bill into law. Ivey had said the measure “stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God,” The Washington Post reported on May 15, 2019.        Continue reading

The University of Guyana Magazine – “Renaissance” – Vol. 4 No. 1, January – March 2019

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presents ………     Click here to read Renaissance

Magazine: “Renaissance” – Vol. 4 No. 1, January – March 2019

The VC Speaks ……………… 3
Editor’s Note …………………. 5
Renaissance Scorecard I, II & III ………….7
Let’s preserve Mother Languages ……… 9
Visit by Dr Gillian Smith, new FAO Representative in Guyana …….. 10
UG team in Aishalton for the Guyana launch of the International Year Of Indigenous Languages in January 2019 …….12
Quality Assurance workshop for academic and administrative staff held in January 2019……13
Assessment critical to teaching & learning outcomes ………. 14
Visit by Dr Awil Mohamoud, Director of the African Diaspora Policy Centre in The Netherlands ……… 15
Second Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference ………………….. 15
Periodic meeting with UGSS student leaders to clarify issues and resolve problems ……. 16

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