In 1914 Royal Bank of Canada purchased the British Guiana Bank that had opened in 1836. Royal Bank of Canada became the second foreign-owned commercial bank in the history of the country. The bank was located at 38-40 Water Street, Georgetown at the corner of Robb and Water Streets
C. A. Nigel Hughes
February 19, 2014
The recent publications in the media about the sale of the property located at lot 29 Third Avenue, Subryanville to Ms. Mayfield French, proprietress of Mae’s School, have been a source of much comment since the first publication in the Guyana Chronicle.
Committee for the Improvement of Buxton, Inc. (CIMBUX) celebrated its Fourteenth Biennial Reunion themed Revival for Excellence Through Education.
The event was held on November 9, 2013 at the Bowie Village Hall in Bowie, Maryland, USA.
Elton Felix Dharry was born on December 1, 1985 on the Essequibo island of Leguan, Guyana. He moved to Brooklyn, NY, and has a record of 21 fights with 15 wins, 9 by knockouts, 5 losses (decisions) and 1 draw.
This is the Wales Sugar Estate factory, near Georgetown, Guyana. The smell of boiling sugar cane is overwhelming, and - in the short term - delicious. One of the by-products, bubbling away, is molasses.
In these posts I have often written about written about the horrors of slavery in the Guianas. What is less well-known is the form of slavery that existed at the same time among white people up in Labrador. Some may be unhappy with the comparison, and, it's true, the Labradorians didn't arrive in chains, were notionally free to leave whenever they wanted.
PARIS, Feb. 17, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) have successfully completed the Mid-Life Upgrade modification on the first of four E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft for the French Air Force.
What is the connection between chilly Labrador (in Canada), and the steamy tropical world of Guyana? Well, more than you'd imagine. I'll be exploring their shared history over the next few posts.
Guyana Graphic reported on January 29, 2014 about Queens College alumnae Walt Knupp and his wife Nancy who suffered a fire at their home in West Virginia, USA.
The fire resulted in the loss of all their possessions and both Walt and his wife Nancy were injured. It was announced on February 11 that Nancy had succumbed to her injuries.
Three times in its long history, the 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America has broken the auction record for a single stamp. Now, it's poised to become the world's most valuable stamp again.