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Guyana Politics: APNU+AFC countrywide protests point fingers at Caribbean Court ahead of key ruling

APNU+AFC supporters protesting on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.

There are countrywide protests organised by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) to press home its position that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) does not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal in the “valid votes” case by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

Ahead of Wednesday’s decision by the  Trinidad-headquartered regional court, APNU+AFC supporters on Monday staged several peaceful protests on the Buxton-Friendship-Vigilance public road, East Coast Demerara; Plaisance, East Coast Demerara ; Mandela Avenue, Georgetown; Agricola, Greater Georgetown and Linden in Region 10.

Buxton and Agricola are known to be coalition pressure points.          Continue reading

UK ‘Voice Winner’ visits his parents’ homeland – with videos

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Eddy Grant’s idyllic island home in the Essequibo River + videos

Eddy Grant's home - Essequibo river

Eddy’s home: International singing star Eddy Grant’s idyllic island home in the Essequibo River

Plaisance-born Eddy Grant of Guyana has made his mark as an entertainer around the world.  Now that he has reached 65 he can enjoy his life on his idyllic island in the Essequibo River. However, we know he will not forsake his Ringbang recording studios and plantation house in Barbados.  Enjoy!!!

Electric Avenue was a major hit for Eddy Grant early in is career.  Here is a playlist of some of his recordings.


Eddy Grant – the Ringbang man and a national icon is a ‘Special Person’

Eddy Grant – the Ringbang man and a national icon is a ‘Special Person’

 MARCH 3, 2013 | BY KNEWS |  By Adam Harris

Eddy Grant

Eddy Grant

“All of us have thought that to be inclusive is best. One needs to be oneself. It is only when you are these things that you become truly valuable to yourself and to the world.”

He is undoubtedly Guyana’s most famous artiste. He has soared to the heights of the music world and today he is an icon. He may not appear as active in the music world, simply because he works at his own pace and engages in other music business endeavours rather than churning out albums as others do, but he is nevertheless as influential as at any time in his very long and distinguished career.

He was the hottest thing in London after the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the dazzling performer on South African stage and the only Guyanese whose music was to form a question on the American television programme, Jeopardy. He is also the father of the Barbadian music industry and today his company controls a significant part of Trinidad and Tobago’s musical output.

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