So much has been said about the life of my beloved father Terence Ormonde since January 8th, 2014 when on 73, the umpire gave him out. This time, unlike October 2011, when he asked for a review from the umpire’s decision to the third umpire and had that decision reversed, there was no appeal.
Sultanate of Oman - His Majesty Sultan Qaboos has sent a cable of greetings to President Donald Ramotar of Guyana on the occasion of 44th Anniversary of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
His Majesty the Sultan expressed his best greeting to President Ramotar and the friendly people of Guyana
Kuwaiti Crown Prince sends congratulatory cable to President of Guyana on Anniversary of the Republic
KUWAIT, Feb 23 (KUNA) - His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory cable on Sunday to Guyana President Donald Ramotar on the occasion of his country's National Day (44th Anniversary of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana).
February 22, 2014 - The Alliance For Change joins with all Guyanese in observing our 44th Republic Anniversary. It has been a year of hard work and in the true spirit of ‘Mashramani’ let us celebrate!
Negotiations are on foot for the translation of my book, 'Wild Coast', into German. As it happens, two of the country's greatest explorers happen to have been German.
Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham
February, a month to reflect on his legacy and Guyana’s republican status.
Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham (LFSB) was born on 20th February 1923. He rose through the rank of Queen’s College scholar, lawyer, Senior Council, Mayor of Georgetown, President General of the Guyana Labour Union, a founding leader of the PPP, Founder-Leader of the PNC, member of the National Assembly, Premier, Prime Minister and to Guyana’s first President with Executive responsibility. Much has been said and will continue to be said of this son of the soil. A complex figure and personality, simultaneously vilified and loved, he will continue to be a subject of intense debates, analyses and reviews throughout the ages. Whether it was fate, intent or accident his politics will to continue rivet this nation because he has laid a foundation that cannot be uprooted, don’t matter how hard some may try.
As far as I know, there was only one adventurer who visited both Guiana (as it was) and Newfoundland during the age of discovery.
Secretary of State
February 21, 2014
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to extend best wishes to the people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on your nation’s 44th anniversary.
A few hundred feet from the iconic Stabroek Market clock tower, at Water Street and Brickdam, Georgetown, Guyana, stands D’Aguiar Imperial House (DIH). Built in the late 1940s DIH sits prominently in the Stabroek Market square a central meeting point for people for all parts of Guyana. DIH was the famous “watering hole” for those who sought entertainment after and during business transactions in the city of Georgetown.
During the Second World War, both places became part of defence network designed to safeguard the USA. It all began on 2 September 1940, when Washington signed the ‘Destroyers for Bases Agreement’, under which it would provide Britain with fifty WWI-vintage destroyers in return for a foothold in her colonies.