The movie "12 years a slave" is making quite an impact. In the next few posts, I shall be highlighting a few differences and similarities between the horrific experience of Solomon Northup and that of Guianese slaves.
A Trans Guyana Airways aircraft registration 8R-GHS, went missing on Saturday January 18, 2014 at around 10:56 am. The aircraft had taken off from Olive Creek airstrip located at the junction of the Kurupung and Mazaruni Rivers and was heading to Imbaimadai. Another aircraft in the vicinity reported to Air Traffic Control that they heard the distress transmission of the missing aircraft.
This is the old Dutch fort, built in the 17th century, guarding the river Essequibo (Guyana).
To survive, any fort had to be unobtrusive, well inland, heavily-armed and easy to defend. This one even had a vigilant name: Kijk-over-al, or ‘Watch over all’.
Guyana Graphic is creating a video about our “heroes” and we are soliciting nominations from the general public in celebration of the upcoming 44th anniversary of the Republic of Guyana.
The nominees are people who have made significant contributions to the greater good, putting the needs of others before themselves. They can come from a diverse spectrum, military, law enforcement, or civilian. They may be historical or current, and their contributions may be life saving physically or economically through job creation or resource providence. They may be heroes in the sports, entertainment, or in the classroom, but their contributions must have (had) a positive and inspirational impact on society. They must be worthy of special recognition for exemplary contributions.
This man has just killed a poisonous snake (a labaria) in the sugar cane, on the Wales Estate, near Georgetown (Guyana). He's lucky, hence the wide grin. About every twenty years, I was told, one of the workers is killed by a snake.
In September of 1961 I joined British Guiana Airways (known then as BG Airways) a department of the Ministry of Communication and Works. The Ministry had advertised to train persons who were interested in pursuing studies to become Licensed Aircraft Engineers at an institution in the United Kingdom (AIR WORKS Perth, Scotland).
Renowned Guyanese radio broadcaster, Terrence Ormonde Holder died earlier today at the age of 73 after an extended period of illness.
Holder began his broadcasting career at Guyana Broadcasting Service (GBS) in the 1960s. He became senior producer, then General Manager of the Guyana Broadcasting Corporation in the 1990s
A Ghanaian and his Guyanese accomplice have been handed prison terms of 15 and 20 years respectively for importing cocaine into Ghana.
The High Court in Accra which convicted Seth Grant, the Ghanaian and Miller Ronald O’Neil, his Guyanese accomplice and Captain of the Guyanese ship Atiyah, George-Town, aboard which the narcotic was seized, handed the sentences on the guilty pleas of the convicts.
A photograph of President Donald Ramotar has turned viral and there have been comments from all sides of the spectrum without drawing much concern from leaders in the government.
This is not the first time a President of Guyana has been caught on camera blackballing, we can only hope that the frequency does not denote a trend in “leadership” style.
Domestic abuse and domestic violence crosses all socioeconomic lines.
All ages, all income brackets, all races and all genders may be victims or perpetrators; it may occur in any sort of relationship, married or not, gay or straight, adolescent couples dating or elderly married couples.