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President: Independence moulded our national identity- speech on Guyana’s Jubilee

President David Granger takes the Presidential salute at the Golden Jubilee ceremony

President David Granger takes the Presidential salute at the Golden Jubilee ceremony

President: Independence moulded our national identity
 – says economy must be reshaped to meet future goals

WITH six distinct identities fused within one geographic space, Guyana’s ardent aspiration and arduous struggle for political Independence in 1966 moulded a national identity which has been preserved 50 years later.

Thousands watched, their eyes fixed on the enormous screen which projected an audio/visual recording of President David Granger’s speech at D’Urban Park, the newly created stadium behind the iconic statue of slave rebel Cuffy at the Square of the Revolution.    Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2015: APNU+AFC promises to set up Special Fund for natural resources

Opposition coalition promises to set up Special Fund for natural resources

Sunday, 10 May 2015 01:01 – Written by  Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

A section of the APNU+AFC's attendees at the coalition's rally.

A section of the APNU+AFC’s attendees at the coalition’s rally.. … Click to Enlarge

Just days after authorities announced that Exxon-Mobil, an American oil giant has found hydrocarbons offshore Guyana but was yet to determine if it was in commercial quantities, the leader of the opposition coalition, David Granger announced that if he wins next Monday’s General Elections government would stash away some of the earnings from the natural resources sector for future generations.

“I am talking about putting the profits coming out of gold and diamonds, coming out of timber and coming out of petroleum and any other mineral discovered in this country but the profits will go into a Sovereign Wealth Fund to benefit future generations,” Granger told a mammoth gathering at a rally held  at the Square of the Revolution by A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+ AFC)Continue reading

Big turnout at Square for viewing of slain Lindeners

Big turnout at Square for viewing of slain Lindeners

Posted By Stabroek editor On August 1, 2012 @ 12:51 pm |  Comments

A moving funeral service and viewing took place at the Square of the Revolution today for Shemroy Bouyea, Allan Lewis and Ron Somerset – the three shooting victims of the Linden electricity uprising as about 2,000 persons paid their respects and called for justice.

Amid African drumming and music befitting Freedom Day, and overlooked by the Cuffy monument, three hearses bearing the bodies of the slain men who were shot and killed by Police departed the Square of the Revolution after lunch for Linden where a service will be held at the Wismar-Mackenzie bridge – the location where they died on July 18 when they were part of a protest demanding that Government withdraw a proposal for higher electricity tariffs.

Read more :  Big turnout at Square for viewing of slain Lindeners

Three slain Linden protesters for Emancipation Day burial

Three slain Linden protesters for Emancipation Day burial

August 30, 2012 – Demerara Waves

The three Linden men killed in clashes with Guyana Police Force ranks while protesting an increase in electricity rates are to be buried on Emancipation Day, August 1.

This was relayed to the media on Sunday by Region 10 Chairman Sharma Solomon who said they are looking to have a public viewing of the men at the Square of the Revolution, Georgetown.

“We have discussed with the families some broad issues for example the location; it has been agreed by the families to have the Square of the Revolution to be the first resting place and we’ve also agreed that there will also be  a public viewing at the Bayrock Community Centre ground in Linden.    Read more :  Three slain Linden protesters for Emancipation Day burial

A Tribute to Philip Moore by Leonard Dabydeen

A Tribute to Philip Moore by Leonard Dabydeen

The passing of Philip Moore brings deep memory of our 1763 Berbice African Slave Rebellion. He was heart and soul as an artist and sculptor. Guyanese will remember him over time.

Guyana: Cuffy’s 1763 Rebellion Monument by Philip Moore

Cuffy -1763 Berbice African Slave Rebellion

 PHILIP MOORE

[Tribute]

By Leonard Dabydeen

Close your eyes
go to sleep;
we shall not weep
but lift our heads
up high
to watch this monument
that you built upon
rocks of African slaves;

embellishment –
rising to emancipation glory,
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APNU youth rally calls for non-violent revolution

APNU youth rally calls for non-violent revolution

DECEMBER 3, 2011 | BY  | FILED UNDER NEWS

Hundreds of A Partnership for National Unity supporters particularly the youths last evening re-converged at Square of the Revolution where the recurring theme for the night was that of a non-violent revolution in Guyana to achieve the change that they are demanding.

Among the speakers at the event were Attorney-at-Law James Bond, APNU Candidate Annette Ferguson, APNU Diaspora supporter Ovid Morrison, Guyana Peoples Partnership member Vaughn Phillips, Akeem Peters and Wayne Mason among others. Continue reading

APNU Last Lap Rally – November 26 – reports

Guyana going green for Granger – Dr. Roopnaraine

Demerara Waves – November 27, 2011

Opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) believes that Guyanese have caught on to the ‘green’ craze created by its presidential candidate retd. Brigadier David Granger and will conform to it when they go to the polls on Monday.

This conclusion was made by prime ministerial candidate Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine as he addressed thousands of supporters who gathered at the Square of the Revolution Saturday night for APNU’s final rally.

“The river of green has come to the Square of the Revolution and look how it is overflowing the banks … Granger planted green in every region and it is flowing through the entire country,” he declared.   Read more

APNU’s Final Rally (Photos with captions)     Stabroek News – November 27, 2011  A section of the crowd at the final rally before elections at the Square of the Revolution last night (Photo by Anjuli Persaud)

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