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.
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.