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Guyana’s Waterways – By Dave Martins

Guyana’s Waterways – By Dave Martins

Dave Martins

Stabroek News – Sunday 27 Jan 2019

Growing up in Guyana, or coming here to live, our waterways are part of your life. For me, growing up in West Demerara at Hague, in a house by the seaside, it was the rowdy Atlantic, a hundred yards away, and the long straight canal running from the village road, straight as an arrow, about a mile, past the train line, all the way to Hague Backdam where farmers planted rice and kept cattle.

Later, as we moved to live at Vreed-en-Hoop, travelling daily to school in town, it was the Demerara River, with the government ferry boats – Querriman; Lady Northcote; and the small, appropriately named, Hassar – where we would watch the few small cars on deck, with wooden chocks holding them in place. Surely they would be pitched into the sea when the Hassar rolled – and roll it did, but the chocks held.      Continue reading

Memories, Memorials and Monuments – By Ron Persaud

Memories, Memorials and Monuments – By Ron Persaud

 Years and years ago, I was drawn to some of the framed photographs that adorned the walls of the homes of family. There was one of my maternal grandfather – debonair in his “Wilson” hat, complete with feather in the hat band; and the white handkerchief in the breast pocket of his jacket.

How very different from the stern, lined, weather beaten face of the man whom I called “Pa”. In passing, I have to confess that I tried very hard, but never succeeded in replicating the geometric precision of those three triangles of white. I settled for a narrow white strip across the top of the breast pocket of my coat.     Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News Articles – 23 September 2015

GUYANA – Latest News Articles – 23 September 2015

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Bheri Ramsaran cuts lonely figure in court

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Berbice Water Taxi service a success after first day

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DisGUSS – by Ewalt “Waltie” Ainsworth

Ewalt Ainsworth

This article/story is one of many on this site that has been written by Guyana-born Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth.  He left Guyana in the early 1980’s and now lives in New Jersey. He is now almost totally blind but this impediment has not stopped his academic studies or his ability to craft his interesting and sometimes amusing stories about Guyana, the USA, and life.  E-mail: jenewalt@aol.com



The world is a very small place and some of the childhood experiences, people,  places and things have a habit of coming back to haunt you in your declining years.  disGUSS is one such personality. 

I bumped in to him after 30-plus years of trauma and loud drama.  The only thing glorious about this North American meeting unlike all the others is that he has grown old but not cold; many are cold but few are frozen.  The coming together was mutual, penitent, glorious and not fropuscatious.  (Fropuscatious is a rum shop word to underline elegance, tolerance and style).  Continue reading