Tag Archives: Guyanese Online

Guyanese Red Ladies in the Spotlight — by Francis Quamina Farrier

Commentary: By Francis Quamina Farrier

Some months ago, I wrote an article in which I ‘shook hands’ with the ‘redmen’ of Guyana, so to speak. In that article I paid tribute to the late Dr. Michael Gilkes, who had just passed on due to health complications brought on by the coronavirus.

The article was extremely well received not only by ‘redmen’, but by a wide cross-section of Guyanese both at home and abroad. One level of observation which I received, was that I should consider it necessary to write another article – this time about the ‘red ladies’ which I am now embarking on.    Continue reading

OPINION: Black Hair Care — Corona Virus Fear – By Yvonne Sam

It is no secret that hair plays a major role within Black culture.

By Yvonne Sam

As the rapid spread of COVID-19 — the novel virus that has affected hundreds of thousands globally — continues to upend lives and livelihoods, it seems hair care would be the least of any person’s concern. While the world is reeling from the ever–increasing death toll, the black hair care industry is feeling the effects of the virus in a different way—the importers cannot meet the orders due to restrictions meant to contain the virus. https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-haircare-vendors-say-they-their-business-is-being-affected-by-the-coronavirus-outbreak/

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GUYANA SPEAKS – Berbice Rebellion; Buxton Spice & Reparations -Via Zoom -Sunday 25th October 2020


Berbice Rebellion, Buxton Spice & Reparations
Via Zoom
Sunday, 25th October 2020
(2pm – 4pm GMT / 10am – 11am GYT)
This Month’s Speakers
Nigel Westmaas, Oonya Kempadoo & Eric Phillips

MORE INFO: Guyana Speaks October 25 – Rebellion, Spice, Reparations

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GCC- Guyana Christian Charities (Canada) Inc – October 2020 Newsletter

WHAT’S INSIDE – Our Special Edition During The Pandemic

President’s Message
Packing & Shipping Update
Berbice National Psychiatric Hospital – Congratulations 75th Year Of Service
Mercy Resident Care
Guyana First Skull Replacement Surgery
Ambulance Service
GCC Helps Distressed Person            Continue reading

VIDEO: GUYANA : Various video clips of Guyana taken from Above – 2020 – Guyana Uncut


This is a video of various parts of Guyana shot from above.

Released on October 15, 2019 by Guyana Uncut

CARICOM: Who will deliver the structural changes the pandemic has highlighted?

The View From Europe:  By David Jessop –

A timely and comprehensive policy paper produced by the Ramphal Centre has set out the structural changes required to deliver Caribbean post-COVID economic recovery. Welcoming the study, David Jessop, questions however whether the region still has the unity of purpose to deliver what it recommends.

A little earlier this month, the University of the West Indies’ Shridath Ramphal Centre, published    a policy paper that called for a new, integrated regional approach to post-COVID Caribbean economic recovery.  It asked in effect whether the region should seek to re-embrace the ‘old normal’ or seek solutions to the existing and new economic challenges that the pandemic has highlighted.    Continue reading

CITIES: Toronto Canada: “Our Pleasant City” – By Geoff Burrowes

Beautiful downtown Toronto Skyline at night taken from Center Island in Ontario Canada. Clear view of the Roger Centre and CN Tower along the Harbourfront.

Pleasant city

     Toronto in Northern North America (Canada) is truly a very pleasant city – to live in, to enjoy the diverse population and the wonderful variety of customs and foods we have brought with us: curries and other spicy treats, Chinese delicacies, Thai food, many European dishes: Italian, Greek, and others. Flavours from Africa: Morroco, Algeria, Syria,  and India, Pakistan, Albania, Turkey, Russia, the Balkans and of course, scrumptious dishes from the Caribbean: Jamaican Jerk, Goat Belly soup, Trinidadian  Roti and Guyanese Pepperpot, Metagee, Pattees and Pine Tarts!          Continue reading

GUYANA: OIL: Small companies often farm-out acreage to raise capital – By OilNOW

Exxon Drillship in Stabroek Block Guyana

GUYANA: OIL: – By OilNOW – October 18, 2018

As interest mounts about the nature of farm-in agreements in South America’s newest oil and gas hotspot – Guyana – OilNOW takes a look this week at what the term means, why it is used and to what extent do companies enter such deals in the petroleum industry.

A farm-out agreement operates as a type of sale and purchase agreement under which a seller (the “farmor”) agrees to transfer part (but not all) of its interest in an upstream asset to the buyer (the “farmee”), in exchange for that buyer agreeing to undertake (or fund) work obligations such as acquiring seismic data or drilling wells in respect of that asset.              Continue reading

GUYANA: OIL BLOCKS: Harmon says Coalition dependent on KN’s information to take action

— on Kaieteur/Canje oil blocks giveaway

Despite such shocking revelations being put into the public domain, leader of the APNU+AFC Opposition, Joseph Harmon, yesterday declared that the coalition is “awaiting more information” before any action is taken in the National Assembly to hold those responsible parties accountable.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Opening of Pegasus expansion delayed to May due to COVID-19

 – Badal confident of full occupancy by December next year

A view of the works on the two buildings
A view of the works on the two buildings

The  COVID-19 pandemic has deferred the opening of the US$100M Pegasus Hotel expansion projects from December of this year to May of 2021 but hotelier  Robert Badal is confident that the entity “will hold its own” and be the inspiration needed for local investors.

“I would say it has been delayed by about six months. Now we are scheduled to complete by May 2021 and I am optimistic that we will have full occupancy by December of next year,” he added.      Continue reading