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AFC Fine Tunes Election Strategy

Alliance for Change

The Alliance For Change (AFC) today held a high-energy meeting to finalise its strategy as the Party prepares for General Elections early next year.
 
Representatives from all ten Administrative Regions of Guyana gathered at the Georgetown Club in the city with representatives from the Diaspora joining by Skype to put details to the AFC strategy that will guide the AFC at the 2015 Polls. There were a number of youth and women members of the AFC represented at the meeting.

Should rackling be an Olympic sport?

Rackling Competitor

Should rackling be an Olympic sport? if it was, Guyana would carry off all the golds.

For outsiders, this is one of the most mysterious aspects of the country. The sport is simple; you put a tiny bird in a cage and coax it to sing. And this is serious business too.

U.S. Food and Drug Administrators Food Facility Registration Renewal Impacts Guyanese Exporters

U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administraton)

The U.S. FDA has issued registration renewal information for facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human or animal consumption in the U.S.

Title: FDA Food Facility Registration Renewal
Date: 9/29/2014 12:50:31 PM

The men who betrayed Guyana's greatest revolt

Boat (Miss Sonia) on the Berbice River

Today, the Berbice River is calm and peaceful (see photo). But exactly 250 years ago, the Dutch were beginning to take control of the revolt along its banks. As they did so, they discovered that some of the most important rebels were changing sides ....

Customs and Border Protection Intercepts World’s Most Destructive Insect in Rice from Saudi Arabia

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists recently intercepted Khapra Beetle, one of the world’s most destructive insect pets, in a passenger’s baggage at Philadelphia International Airport.

Guyana's great uprising comes to an end

Berbice River

This year sees the 250th anniversary of the end of the Berbice Revolt. By October 1763, much of this river (see photo) was under the control of the slaves. The Dutch garrison was overwhelmed with disease, and - just for a moment - it had looked as if one of the greatest revolts in slavery's history might just succeed.

The Secret Service and their difficult but important role protecting the President of the United States of America

United States Secret Service

The recent security breaches at the White House in Washington DC have many questioning the Secret Service and in particular the reaction of the Service to the person who jumped the fence.

The Secret Service has a very difficult and complex job to do, but let us isolate their role at the White House which among many others is to protect the President and the infrastructure.

Is there an otherization of African Guyanese protests in Guyana? - Dr. David Hinds

Many of us have been concerned about the criminalization of protest in Guyana, in particular African Guyanese protest. We have pointed to the difference in the responses of the government and some sections of Civil Society to protest in the two ethnic communities.

Chikungunya Hits Mainland USA - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host. Photo: James GathanyThe first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, was reported July 17 in Florida. This newly reported case represents the first time that mosquitoes in the continental United States are thought to have spread the virus to a non-traveler. Although CDC does not expect widespread cases of chikungunya in the United States this summer, American travelers infected overseas may continue to return and bring the virus with them.

The Rust Fungi (Uredinales) of Guyana

United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Peer Review Journal Published December 30, 2005

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