U.S. Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana Brent D. Hardt and Guyana’s Minister of Public Works Robeson Benn signed an Open Skies air services agreement on March 25 in Georgetown, Guyana, formalizing the liberalization of the bilateral aviation relationship between both nations. The Open Skies agreement entered into force upon signature.
Edward Theophilus Nelson: October 22, 1874 – August 03, 1940 (Guyanese) first West Indian to be called to the Bar in England
Edward Theophilus Nelson was born 22 October 1874 in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana) where his father Philip was a builder. He was educated at St. Philips School, Demerara and came to Oxford in 1898 to read law at St. John’s College (the wealthiest college in Oxford, with estates stretching to Cambridge).
Guyanese were treated to a spectacular airshow by a Brazilian aerobatic squadron on Sunday March 24, 2013.
The Brazilian Air force Aerial Demonstration Squadron (Portuguese: Esquadrão de Demonstração Aérea), popularly known as Smoke Squadron (Portuguese: Esquadrilha da Fumaça) was a 20 man team with 7 performing Embraer EMB-312 Tucano turboprop trainer and one C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
While several other cities were embroiled in bitter racial conflagrations, Miami Beach, Florida, host city for the 15th Miss Universe beauty pageant, made the 1966 contest a model for good relations among the 59 white contestants. For the first time, all the girls were housed without regard to race or country. Neither did all nonwhite contestants get a special hostess as before.
A message to all Secondary School Entrance Examination (SSEE) Students - Alliance For Change (AFC) Press Release
The Alliance For Change wishes all pupils writing the Secondary School Entrance Examination (SSEE), the very best and great success!
Your teachers and parents or guardians would have been working hard with you to help you prepare for the exams. Those of you with older brothers and sisters would have also received help and coaching from them. All of this was to ensure you are ready and fully prepared.
Every year I give my analysis of how our sugar Industry performed in the previous year, here is my report for 2012.
All estates are showing signs of poor labour turnout. In the year 2012 the industry showed the factories standing idle, out of cane and not grinding, during the first and second crops a total of 10,527 hours. The actual time the factories worked during the year was 21,623 hours this means that due to an acute shortage of labour to cut the cane the factories were standing idle 50% of the time during the crops waiting for the cane to be delivered, needless to say that during a substantial part of this time the factory’s workers had to be paid for standing by doing nothing.
After the sudden demise by “hanging” of a suspect in the murder of a United States Army doctor on a visit to Guyana, we implore the President and the Government of the United States of America to intervene in the justice system in Guyana.
During the last 20 years there have been hundreds (possibly thousands) of unsolved murders and deaths in Guyana.
Department of State, Washington, DC - March 05, 2015
Guyana is a transit country for cocaine destined for the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and West Africa. Cocaine originating in Colombia is smuggled to Venezuela and onward to Guyana by sea or air. Smugglers also transit land borders with Brazil, Venezuela, and Suriname. Cocaine is often concealed in legitimate commodities and smuggled via commercial maritime vessels, air transport, human couriers, or the postal services.