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Men who have played over a quarter of the Tests for their teams

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the latest addition in this elite list © Getty ImagesAs West Indies play their 500th Test, Shivnarine Chanderpaul won his 158th Test cap. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the men with most frequent Test appearances for their respective sides.

Parliament Not Helping Local Democracy

The National Assembly has failed to comply with constitutional provisions for local democracy. The 1980 constitution provides for a countrywide system of local democracy and the establishment of local democratic organs. The democratic organs were created to exercise power by constitutional order to govern their respective local government authority areas.

What's the greatest waterfall in the world?

John Gimlette at Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

It may not be the biggest or the highest, or the most watery, but - for my money - it has to be the Kaieteur Falls (Guyana).

I flew up there once, on a day tour from Georgetown. After a while, you get to the upper reaches of the Potaro. This river itself would have been worth the trip, like a gorgeous seam of folded jet. But then suddenly it just ended. It poured over a lip, and vaporised as it fluttered away into a deep abyss. The Falls. 

Word for Today is Consolidation

Consolidation

Word for today is Consolidation.
Unification, solidification, strengthening, union of two or more.
Consolidation of principals, efforts and/or beliefs.

E.g. United States, European Union, CARICOM, UNSAR, NATO.

To succeed we must consolidate the resources of the family(s), group(s), organization(s), countries. IGH

Make us Proud

Make us proud

Do not share videos, images or any information that propagates a stereotype, you will only be messenger for the enemy of progress.

Only share the images or information you are proud of. IGH

Shakespeare and Guyana

Flag Island, Essequibo, Guyana

Today is the bard's 450th birthday. Had he ever heard of South America's 'Wild Coast'?

Undoubtedly, yes. In 1595, when Shakespeare was aged 31, and at the height of his creative powers, Sir Walter Raleigh published his great prospectus, "The Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Bewtiful Empire of Guiana".

The old New Amsterdam Hospital

The old New Amsterdam Hospital

Here is one of my favourite buildings in Guyana; the old hospital in New Amsterdam. Sadly, it was pulled down a few months after I took this photograph, but here is what I wrote about it in 'Wild Coast':-

What the famous have said about Georgetown (Guyana)

Parliment Buildings on the corner of Avenue of the Republic

Here are a few quotes from well-known writers, not all of them flattering (Meanwhile my photo shows The 'Avenue of the Republic'):

Disappearing aeroplanes and Guyana

Port Kaituma airstrip

The mystery over the missing Malaysian jet has everyone thinking about air travel. Here are a few facts from Guyana's aviation story:

Books on Guyana and the Berbice Revolt

Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, Georgetown, Guyana

I have been asked for a list of good source material. Sadly, some of the books below are long out of print (I found them in the British Library) but a few of them might be available on abe.com. Here's the list:

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