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Donate to Roman Hall's Double Lung Transplant Fund

In-spite of Roman's successful double lung transplant he is still in need our of help to pay for the surgery and related expenses. There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis and therefore expensive ongoing medical care is is a necessity. Please continue to donate to the fund to ensure that he has a chance at life, his sister Rojeana Auriel was not so lucky and passed away at age 19 on October 14, 2012. Click Here to donate or on the link below

Roman Hall's double lung transplant has been a success.

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Deborah Jan Osman-Backer, April 14, 1959 - March 21, 2014, APNU Press Release

Deborah Jan Osman-Backer, April 14, 1959 -  March 21, 2014

Deborah Jan Osman-Backer Joined the People‟s National Congress in 1994 and became a candidate for the Party on its list of candidates to contest the Georgetown Municipality Elections of the Year. Following the election Ms. Backer was selected among ten candidates to represent the PNCR in the Georgetown Municipality.

Voice of the Guyanese Diaspora

Mr. Wayne Forde

Mr. Wayne Forde, a Guyanese-American who is passionate about the socio-economic conditions in his homeland, produced this video to identify some of the challenges faced by the citizens living in Guyana.

Race, Ethnic Politics and Police Violence in Guyana - Dr. David Hinds

There is major concern over police brutality against African Guyanese since the current Executive Government came to power. African Guyanese activists have pointed to over 400 African Guyanese, mostly young men, who have died at the hands of the police since 1992. There are strong claims that there was direct state involvement in some of these killings during the period 2002-2006.

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 Here's the list:

Media Pundits and “experts” on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370


In the coverage of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 by the media and the resident “experts”,  I am appalled at the insinuations and character assassinations of the cockpit crew.

Happy Holi to all

Happy Holi

Holi is well known as the festival of colors in which people sprinkle or apply colors on each other. It is celebrated by Hindus in the month of Phalgun, generally on February or March.

The popular legend associated with this festival is that on this day Holika was burnt and Bakht Prahlada was saved.

Giants of the Guianas

The giant otter of the Guianas

The region - which includes Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana - is one of the most pristine and unspoilt in the world. Small wonder that a few giants have survived, including:-

Little known facts about Guyana

Georgetown, from the verandah of the Law Courts

Here are a few things that not even the Guyanese know about Guyana:

1. Georgetown (see picture) sits at around the same latitude as Sri Lanka. Both places were former Dutch colonies, and both became British possessions after the Napoleonic War.

Meeting with Presidential Advisor Ms. Gail Teixeira on Governance - Embassy of Guyana Washington, DC Press Release

Meeting with Ms. Gail Teixeira, Presidential Advisor on Governance

Dear Fellow Guyanese,

The Embassy of Guyana is pleased to extend the attached invitation to you to a Meeting with Ms. Gail Teixeira, Presidential Advisor on Governance.  The meeting will be held at the Embassy from 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. on March 21, 2014.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Embassy.

With best regards,

Annette Harris

Memorial Service for the late Dr. Laurence Clarke - Emabssy of Guyana, Washington DC Press Release

Memorial Service  for the late Dr. Laurence Clarke

Please find attached an announcement of the Memorial Service at the Preston Auditorium of the Main World Bank Complex, 1818 H Street, NW, DC 20433 on Sunday, March 16 for the late Dr. Laurence Clarke who passed away in Mozambique on February 12, 2014.

If you plan to attend, please have a government issued  photo ID to gain entrance to the  Bank.

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