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Guyana’s gifts to the world – By Alex Murray BBC News

Guyana’s gifts to the world

It’s 50 years since the British colony of Guiana became Guyana.

Covering 214,969 sq km (83,000 sq miles), it is the only English-speaking country on mainland South America.

In popular culture, the country is sadly best known for the tragic events of Jonestown, where more than 900 people died in a mass suicide.

To mark the 50th anniversary of independence, BBC News highlights some of the positive contributions from “the land of a thousand rivers”.

Read more – Guyana’s gifts to the world – BBC News

Valerie Amos: Syria and a woman from Wakenaam

Valerie Amos: Syria and a woman from Wakenaam

DECEMBER 24, 2013 · BY CSPRINGER – EDITOR · Stabroek News — Editorial

Valerie Amos

Valerie Amos

Valerie Amos would probably have dismissed the suggestion had it been made four or five years ago that the end of 2013 would find her engrossed in performing one of the least enviable tasks in international diplomacy, and yet that is precisely the position in which the 59-year-old international civil servant from Wakenaam  finds herself.

Since 2010, having distinguished herself in public and political life in Britain, Baroness Amos has served as United Nations Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. Her appointment coincides with the persistence of some of the more enduring global humanitarian crises and the emergence of new, equally challenging ones.   Continue reading

Famous People of Guyanese Heritage

Famous People of Guyanese Heritage

Here is a list of  some famous people of Guyanese heritage that has been compiled by Kelvin Mahadeo, aka “Crazy Kelvin”, a Toronto-based artist and web designer, of Guyanese parentage.  Check out his bio at his website at www.crazykelvin.com

Of course this is just a partial list.  If you know of other famous Guyanese, you could contact him at:   ck@crazykelvin.com

Music Artists (8)     Leona Lewis *UPDATED*    Rihanna *UPDATED*   Eddy Grant   Deborah Cox

Dave Baksh   Sol RayeKen “Snakehips” Johnson Melanie Fiona *NEW*  Actors (6)Sean Patrick  ThomasDerek Luke *NEW*Marc Gomes *NEW*  Ram John Holder *NEW*  Norman Beaton *NEW*  Guy Wellman *NEW*Actresses (7)Maureen Bunyan *NEW* Dawnn Lewis *NEW*  Flora Cheong-Leen *NEW*  CCH Pounder  Jessica Caesar  Carmen Munroe *NEW*Rhona Fox *NEW*Politicians (2)Valerie Amos Bernie Grant *NEW*Athletes (12)Priscilla Lopes-Schliep *NEW*Corinne Van Ryck de Groot *NEW*Nicolette Fernandes *NEW*Dwayne De Rosario *NEW*Phil Edwards *NEW*Marcus McKoy *NEW*Troy Ross *NEW*Dennis Andries *NEW*Sean Foley *NEW*Howard Eastman *NEW*Martiza Correia *UPDATED*Ezekiel Jackson *NEW*Models (3)Shakira Baksh Nicole Narain Janice E. Moorgen *NEW*Writers (3)Dr. Mike Philips E.R. Braithwaite John Agard *NEW*

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GUYANA PERSONALITIES – 1970-1971

Also look at this extensive list of Guyanese in an earlier time – in 1971 …… that was contained in a publication of Caribbean Personalities …..  Go to:

https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/guyana-personalities-1970-1971/