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A still relevant monarch – Queen Elizabeth II

  • Queen Elizabeth II presents a prize at the annual Braemar Highland Gathering in Braemar, Scotland, Sept. 5. She became Britain’s longest-ever serving monarch on Sept. 9.

Britain’s monarchy should have outlived its usefulness. Real political power long ago moved to the country’s elected Parliament.

Yet the monarchy, especially Queen Elizabeth II, seems to be in the midst of a renaissance.   Continue reading

HM The Queen Visits British Guiana, 1966 – video

HM The Queen Visits British Guiana, 1966 – video

Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (morph sequence)

Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (morph sequence)

Queen Elizabeth II – From Childhood to her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

This is a video tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on achieving 60 years as the constitutional monarch of the Commonwealth realms, and head of the Commonwealth of Nations, head of state of the Crown dependencies and British Overseas Territories, Supreme Governor of the Church of England and in many of her realms she carries the title Defender of the Faith.

Top 100 – Most Popular Posts for February 2012:

Here are the TOP 100 – most popular posts on Guyanese Online during the month of February 2012.

  1. “I am a Guyanese” – music video by Adrian Dutchin
  2. The Dubai Fountain – Tribute to Whitney Houston – 2012
  3. Famous People of Guyanese Heritage
  4. MASH 2012 – “Guyana Funtime” – Slingshot Drepaul – Video
  5. Guyana Floods – February 2012 – Updated articles
  6. The Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip to British Guiana in 1966
  7. Beautiful Guyana – video by German foundation
  8. Offshore drilling rig arrives in Guyana
  9. Whitney Houston’s Funeral – Kevin Costner’s Speech
  10. Come Visit Guyana – video music by The Tradewinds
  11. There is no reason to apologize for the “Burnham Era” – Commentary
  12. MASH 2012 – Mashramani Pan-o-rama Steel Band Competition
  13. Heart Surgeon Admits Huge Mistake! – By Dwight Lundell, MD
  14. Cruise liner docks in Georgetown
  15. MASH 2012 – Costume Parade – February 23, 2012
  16. Combined Opposition strikes another blow in Parliament
  17. Gospel-Calypso – New Age Christian religion!!! – music video
  18. Guyana – NCN TV Streaming video – LIVE
  19. Cecil Fitt, wife die within three hours in Barbados
  20. Carnival 2012 – Machel Montano – ‘PUMP YUH FLAG’ – video Continue reading

The British monarchy – Seen and thus believed

The British monarchy – Seen and thus believed

  — Britain falls back in love with its dutiful, tireless monarch

Jan 26th 2012, 21:59 by Bagehot – The Economist

TO his slight surprise Bagehot was recently asked to review all the new biographies of Queen Elizabeth II being published to mark 2012, her 60th year on the throne. It was a bit like asking an agnostic to be Vatican correspondent, but five books, 1500 pages and a lot of corgi anecdotes later, I finally surfaced.

read more  –  The British monarchy: Seen and thus believed: Britain falls back in love with its dutiful, tireless monarch

The Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip to British Guiana in 1966.

The Royal Visit of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip to British Guiana in 1966.

Queen Elizabeth II has just celebrated the 60th year as a monarch.  Here we show a short film of her visit to British Guiana in early 1966: 

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This item is shot in Technicolor.   British Guiana (Guyana).Various shots of the Orinduik Falls in British Guiana. Several shots of large sugar plantation with men working on it. Several long shots of a village, Dogs, chicken, monkeys etc.Several shots of Georgetown, the capital of British Guiana. Royal yacht Britannia in harbour.

Close up shot of Royal Standard. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, arriving on shore and are greeted by the Governor Sir Richard Luyt and wife. Press taking photographs. Several dignitaries presented to the Queen. Queen and Duke driving in the open car through crowded streets, people cheering loudly.

Queen and Prince Philip waving from the balcony of Parliament building. Mass crowd cheering.Queen and Prince Philip unveil portraits of themselves in legislative chamber, dignitaries looking on. Queen and Prince Philip driving in the open car to Promenade Gardens, large crowd cheering.

Various shots of the Queen meeting various dignitaries and their wives at the party at Promenade Gardens.

Train arriving to station in the village of Plaisance, large crowd cheering. Queen, Duke and Prime Minster leaving the train. Calypso band playing. Queen and Duke leaving on the train, they wave, crowd waving and cheering.

— Post #1089

Nostalgia 565- Saga of Regent Road and Street

Nostalgia 565 – Saga of Regent Road and Street

By Godfrey Chin

Website:    http://godfreychin.com/book.php  E-mail: godchin2@gmail.com

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Godfrey Chin - "Nostalgias"

Regent Road and Street, with pavements on either side of the causeway, running east to west, from Water St to the Botanic Garden’s entrance divides  the Capital City of Georgetown, into northern and southern halves. Camp St, running north to south diagonally across, divides the City in to four quarters. Together with Crown, Princess, King, and Charlotte, the names of these streets, reflect our subjugation to the English Monarchial system, as the City evolved from Stabroek, under the Dutch in 1812.  Wellington and Waterloo Sts, remind us that the victory over Napoleon Bonaparte, 1815, saved us from speaking ‘french’ today.

The City Hall which opened July 1, 1889, designed by Father Ignatius Scoles, a trained architect, is acclaimed to be the most handsome building in the City. Victorian exuberance in timber, it is resplendent Gothic Revival Architecture, reflecting the Gothic buildings of Great Britain, such as Westminster Hall, in London. The superior acoustics of the main Concert Hall was the venue of major Concerts and recitals before the National Cultural Centre opened 1973 for Carifesta. The Police Male Voice Choir held its debut Concert there, while many of the visiting International and Guyanese Artistes including Ray Luck, performed there.  Ironically, decorated with thousand of bulbs as a Disneylike fairy Castle for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953 – the City Council cash strapped today, is in serious arrears with their ‘electric bills’…Picture of Town hall illuminated June 1953.    Continue reading

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