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Umana Yana (Benab) Gutted by Fire of Unknown Origin

Umana Yana on Fire

Earlier today the Benab (officially called the Umana Yana) one of Guyana’s historic buildings was destroyed by a fire of unknown origin.  

The Umana Yana whose name is derived from a Wai-Wai word meaning Meeting Place of the People, was built August 1972 as one of the venues for the Non-Aligned Foreign Ministers Conference held in Georgetown, Guyana that same year. It is located at the northernmost end of Main Street just south of The Pegasus Hotel and is used as a conference and exhibition center.

Flies 6000 Miles for Ceremony - From the Eugene Register-Guard, Thursday June 07, 1956

Sylvia V. Collins of Georgetown, British Guiana

Eugene Register-Guard, Thursday June 07, 1956, Eugene, Oregon - Mrs. Sylvia V. Collins of Georgetown, British Guiana may have set a record among parents coming for graduation ceremonies at the University of Oregon.

Guyanese Curtural Network of Tampa Bay 12th "Taste of Guyana"

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:00 - 23:00
Guyanese Curtural Network of Tampa Bay 12th "Taste of Guyana"

Guyanese Curtural Network of Tampa Bay presents the 12th "Taste of Guyana

Date: September 27, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Place: University Area Community Center
Address: 14013 N 22nd Street, Tampa, FL 33613 USA

U.S. Department of Transportation Aviation Consumer Complaints

U.S. Department of Transportation

Safety and Security Complaints

Consumers with concerns about airline safety should call the Federal Aviation Administration toll-free at 1-866-TELL-FAA (1-866-835-5322). For additional information, go to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to report a safety-related travel problem.

WFC (Women For Change) condemns attack on female reporters - AFC Press Release

Alliance for Change

Women For Change (WFC) the women's arm of the Alliance For Change is calling on the head of  the Guyana Forestry Commission to distance himself and the Commission from threatening statements made by Philip Bynoe at the GFC press conference on August 18th.

WFC finds the comments made by Mr. Bynoe and his aggressive manner sinister.

Demerara Gold, A One-woman Show Written by and Featuring Ingrid Griffith

Ingrid Griffith - Demerara Gold

Demerara Gold, a one-woman show written by and featuring Ingrid Griffith, is the story of a 7-year old girl in Guyana whose parents get visas to America and must leave her in the care of her two grandmothers.

Barbara Yvonne Hutt (September 13, 1956 - August 18, 2014)

Barbara Yvonne Hutt (nee VanLange): September 13, 1956 - August 18, 2014

Barbara Yvonne Hutt, age 57, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away on August 18, 2014.

Barbara was born in Guyana on September 13, 1956. She was predeceased by her father, Albert VanLange.

Five High Sschool students of Guyanese heritage develop Mobile App that rates encounters with Law Enforcemment

Founders and Developers at PineTart Inc.

Decatur, GA, August 15, 2014 - 14 year old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  So, together with his two older sisters: P

Submarine Used for Drug Running Found in Guyana

Drug Submarine - CANU Photo

Associated Press - Authorities in the South American country of Guyana have discovered a rudimentary submarine they believe was going to be used to ferry drugs across the Atlantic, police said Friday.

Will Netanyahu Seize The Moment?

Dr. Alon Ben-Meir

There is a growing consensus among Israelis and Arabs that the Israel-Hamas war will end just like the 2009 and 2012 encounters. Hamas will declare victory by pointing out the casualties and pain inflicted on the Israelis and the likely limited relief it will obtain from the crippling blockade.

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