JUBILEE of REMEMBERANCE – FROM THE DESK OF LLOYD PIETERS, PHD

JUBILEE of REMEMBERANCE

Lloyd Pieters

Lloyd Pieters

FROM THE DESK OF LLOYD PIETERS, PHD

GREETINGS! TO ALL FELLOW GUYANESE

IT IS WITH GREAT JOY THAT I CONGRATULATE H.E. PRESIDENT DAVID A. GRANGER, HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER MR MOSES V. NAGAMOOTOO AND THE PEOPLE OF GUYANA ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THEIR 50TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERASRY.

THIS JUBILEE OR 50TH INDEPENDENCE WHICH GUYANA CURRENTLY CELEBRATES WITH DIGNITY AND UNDER ITS NEW COLATION GOVERNMENT THE A.P.N.U/A.F.C IS NOT A MISTAKE OR COINCIDENCE, RATHER IT IS AN IMMENSE DELIVERANCE GOD BROUGHT UPON THE GUYANESE NATION. THEREFORE IT IS CONSIDERED TO HISTORIC, REMARAKLE AND MEMORABLRE

WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE.   Continue reading

50th Independence Anniversary Arch is a symbol of nationhood…. President Granger

50th Independence Anniversary Arch is a symbol of nationhood…. President Granger

Georgetown, Guyana – (May 20, 2016) President David Granger, today, committed to ensuring that Georgetown is restored to its former glory and that the capital city will regain its reputation as one of the Caribbean’s most picturesque and pleasant places for residents and visitors, in his address at the unveiling of the 50th Independence Anniversary Arch.

The G$20M Arch was financed wholly by Banks DIH Limited as an Independence anniversary gift to the nation. It was designed by Mr. Vaniar Gutierrez of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and fabricated by VSH Steel with hot dipped galvanised and welded steel pipes.  Continue reading

It was a Monday Nite Anniversary and Initiation Mass in Ottawa

IT WAS A MONDAY NITE ANNIVERSARY AND INITIATION MASS IN OTTAWA

By Waltie Ainsworth

Guyana HC -Clarissa-Riehl

Guyana HC – Clarissa-Riehl

There are some 350,000 Guyanese families living in Canada and a representative amount of  them were hard pressed to recall and recount a joyful time compliments of their Government and  freshly minted Consul General, Ms. Clarissa Rehil.

Ms. Rehil took up the position in Ottawa about six weeks ago and has become an instant hit  among the Caribbean nationals in Canada. All the representative countries in Ottawa have  women as their Charge D’ Affaires and so as Guyana observes its 50th anniversary as an  independent nation, no investment was spared to showcase the growth and development of the  Guyanese community.

On the evening of  Monday May 16th at the legendary Chateau Laurier Hotel in downtown  Ottawa, scores of Guyanese and members of the host country and government participated in a  regal cocktail which showcased the flora and fauna, a photographic exhibition of the birds and  animals of Guyana and the places of interest and industries in Guyana.  Continue reading

Labour’s Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London after bitter campaign

Labour’s Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London after bitter campaign

LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) – Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London’s first Muslim mayor on Saturday, seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed win for his opposition Labour Party.

Khan’s victory, which also makes him the first Muslim to head a major Western capital, was confirmed shortly after midnight inside London’s futuristic glass and steel city hall following a day of mixed news for Labour in elections elsewhere in the country.   Continue reading

Burnham honoured by South Africa – the Oliver Tambo Award (Gold).

Burnham to be honoured by South Africa

Burnham to be honoured by South Africa
Twenty  seven years after his death, Guyana’s first Executive President, Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham was honoured by the Government of South Africa with one of the Nation’s Highest Awards, the Oliver Tambo Award (Gold).
The Order of the Companion of OR Tambo is a South African honour which was established on the 6th December 2002 and is granted by the President of South Africa to foreign citizens who have “promoted South African interests and aspirations through co-operation, solidarity, and support.”

According to a statement from the Burnham family, the late President’s daughter Ms. Roxanne Van West Charles  traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to accept the Award. Continue reading

Guyana welcomes another centenarian… Mrs Doris Agatha Kingston

Guyana welcomes another centenarian… Mrs Doris Agatha Kingston is today 100 not out!
Centenarian Mrs. Doris Kingston with her nieces Leila Ashby; Pansy Thomas (visiting from the USA); and Natasha Kingston, who assists in taking care of her and other relatives
Centenarian Mrs. Doris Kingston with her nieces Leila Ashby; Pansy Thomas (visiting from the USA); and Natasha Kingston, who assists in taking care of her and other relatives

Guyana welcomes another centenarian… Mrs Doris Agatha Kingston is today 100 not out!

 TODAY is a special day for Mrs. Doris Agatha Kingston of Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara. Today, she is privileged to be joining the ranks of Guyana’s few but celebrated centenarians. Born at Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara on April 21, 1915 to Martha David and Inniss, Doris is the longest surviving from her line, but recalls with pride that she had an aunt and godmother, Aunty Bacchus, fondly referred to as ‘Aunty Piggy’, who had also been a centenarian.  Continue reading

VICTORIA’S COUNT RAWNA DIES IN LONDON

VICTORIA’S COUNT RAWNA DIES IN LONDON

By Waltie Ainsworth

last Sunday in Brooklyn Victorians aborted their winter garb to bid farewell to one of their very own, Mr. Carlton Kingston 83 who died after a prolonged illness.  In Guyana he spent his productive years working in the bauxite industry in Linden.  It was at this ceremony, it was announced that his cousin, Ovid Count Rawna Hoppie-Beaton  had also died.

Count Rawna had migrated to London since in the 60s and was known in the community for his magical footworks and dancing style.  He was also a jazz enthusiast. Continue reading

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