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Mr. Wayne Forde, a Guyanese-American who is passionate about the socio-economic conditions in his homeland, produced this video to identify some of the challenges faced by the citizens living in Guyana.
There is major concern over police brutality against African Guyanese since the current Executive Government came to power. African Guyanese activists have pointed to over 400 African Guyanese, mostly young men, who have died at the hands of the police since 1992. There are strong claims that there was direct state involvement in some of these killings during the period 2002-2006.
I have been asked for a list of good source material. Sadly, some of the books below are long out of print (I found them in the British Library) but a few of them might be available on abe.com. Here's the list:
In the coverage of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 by the media and the resident “experts”, I am appalled at the insinuations and character assassinations of the cockpit crew.
Holi is well known as the festival of colors in which people sprinkle or apply colors on each other. It is celebrated by Hindus in the month of Phalgun, generally on February or March.
The popular legend associated with this festival is that on this day Holika was burnt and Bakht Prahlada was saved.
The region - which includes Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana - is one of the most pristine and unspoilt in the world. Small wonder that a few giants have survived, including:-
Here are a few things that not even the Guyanese know about Guyana:
1. Georgetown (see picture) sits at around the same latitude as Sri Lanka. Both places were former Dutch colonies, and both became British possessions after the Napoleonic War.
Meeting with Presidential Advisor Ms. Gail Teixeira on Governance - Embassy of Guyana Washington, DC Press Release
Dear Fellow Guyanese,
The Embassy of Guyana is pleased to extend the attached invitation to you to a Meeting with Ms. Gail Teixeira, Presidential Advisor on Governance. The meeting will be held at the Embassy from 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. on March 21, 2014.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Embassy.
With best regards,
Please find attached an announcement of the Memorial Service at the Preston Auditorium of the Main World Bank Complex, 1818 H Street, NW, DC 20433 on Sunday, March 16 for the late Dr. Laurence Clarke who passed away in Mozambique on February 12, 2014.
If you plan to attend, please have a government issued photo ID to gain entrance to the Bank.
Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc. Newsletter - Celebrating Guyana’s 44th Republic Anniversary
Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc. Newsletter - Celebrating Guyana’s 44th Republic Anniversary – February 28, 2014 - Vol 4. Issue 2
Mashramani 2014 “Cultural Folklore: Celebrating 44”