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Guyana: Land Co-op formed to reclaim Bachelors Adventure backlands

Land Co-op formed to reclaim Bachelors Adventure backlands

March 20, 2018 – Kaieteur News –By Feona Morrison

Residents of Bachelors Adventure, East Coast Demerara, want to reclaim ancestral backlands which they say were stolen by Booker Sugar Estate in the 1950s. And to do this, the residents on Sunday formed the Bachelors Adventure Land Co-op Society. They had gathered for a meeting at the Paradise Primary School, East Coast Demerara.

In their first efforts at repossessing the lands, members of the Land Co-op disclosed that they will write to President David Granger, the Land Select Committee, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) and National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL).  Continue reading



Republican status February 23, 1970 and it was party, party, party here , there and everywhere except in Victoria. Victoria was suffering from PTSD after a period of some slight misfortunes.  Truth be told Victoria used to be 70 percent black and 25 percent Indians and another five percent were dominated by the Portuguese.

The Indians were violently up rooted and had to scant and disperse to neighboring towns and villages and the Portuguese left voluntarily for Canada and the Pomeroon an in some instances Brazil where from a distance, the grass looked greener but landukapaar.      Continue reading

NICIL Fraud investigation…Former Ministers among those to be charged  – Khemraj Ramjattan

NICIL Fraud investigation…Former Ministers among those to be charged  – Khemraj Ramjattan

Feb 25, 2017  Kaieteur News – By Brushell Blackman

Khemraj Ramjattan

Khemraj Ramjattan

Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan says that criminal charges will be brought against a number of officials including People’s Progressive Party (PPP/C) former Government Ministers.

In an interview with Kaieteur News, Ramjattan said that the Special Organised Crimes Unit (SOCU) has completed its investigation into the operations of the National Investment and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL).

He said that SOCU’s recommendations and that case file are now attracting the attention of the special prosecutors who are perusing the documents and will now recommend who is to be charged.     Continue reading

Can Oil Rescue Guyana from the Brink of Calamity?

Can Oil Rescue Guyana from the Brink of Calamity?

Scott B. MacDonald  – February 7, 2017 –

oil-rigNot if Venezuela has anything to say about it.

Guyana is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, with a small population of fewer than one million people. Most of its population hugs the Atlantic coast. Despite a wealth of natural resources, Guyana’s location on the relatively remote northeast shoulder of South America, political dysfunction until the 1990s, and a longstanding border dispute with neighboring Venezuela have left the country in challenged economic straits. The recent discovery of a large offshore track of oil could change this, but also opens the door to new tensions with Venezuela, and could make Guyana one of the Caribbean’s hot spots in 2017.

In early January two major oil companies, Exxon Mobil and Hess, announced that they had successfully drilled a deepwater exploration well that strongly suggests that the seafloor beneath Guyana’s coastal waters contains one of the largest oil and natural-gas discoveries in recent years. Continue reading

First-Village Indaba & Observance of Inaugural National Day of Villages

First-Village Indaba & Observance of Inaugural National Day of Villages

The Fourth First-Village Indaba will commence on Thursday, November 3rd under the theme of “Reconstruction” and conclude four days later on the evening of the inaugural observance ofa National Day of Villages. The Indaba Planning Committee shifted the event that is usually held during Emancipation Week as a way of acknowledgement of President David Granger’s foresight and the significant symbolic decision to designate November 7 – National Day of Villages.

The Indaba Committee is in harmony with the breadth of the Head of State’s designation of the observance as it honours and celebrates the pioneering contribution of all villages and acknowledges the continuing pivotal role of villages in the economic, social, and political life of Guyana. We also view the selection of the date of November 7 as a posthumous honorific bestowal on our Ancestors – the 83 Proprietors who daringly purchased Plantation Northbrook and emerged a code for the management of the village they named after Queen Victoria.   Continue reading

50th Independence Anniversary Message from Victoria’s Hugh A. Saul, Honorary Consul, Guyana Consulate Belize

Hugh Saul

Hugh A. Saul

Hugh Saul   May 26 2016

50th Independence Anniversary Message from Victoria’s Hugh A. Saul, Honorary Consul, Guyana Consulate Belize

Guyana 50th LogoMay 26th 2016, marks the 50th Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence, which took place on May 26, 1966. Fifty years, is but a short time in the life of a country, and today as we reflect on our Independence, we are mindful of the struggles of our forefathers who, over many centuries toiled, fought, resisted and in some cases died, in the cause of freedom and basic human rights. Our forefathers joined our Amerindian brothers and sisters in British Guyana by force of European arms, as they were transported from Africa, Portugal, China and India to create and develop what is now Guyana.

Guyana’s march to Political Independence was not an easy one. Our forefathers survived slavery, indentureship, colonial domination, physical and emotional hardships as they journeyed towards political independence.

Today, as we extend that struggle towards economic independence, we are mindful of the challenges that lie ahead of us as we march on this road, which hopefully, will bring prosperity to all of Guyana’s sons and daughters. Continue reading

Jagdeo staged walk out – DEM BOYS SEH Jagdeo playing dead fuh see ee funeral

Jagdeo playing dead fuh see ee funeral


Jagdeo and PPP invitees seated at Golden Jubilee Flag-raising ceremony – 25-26 May 2016. They walked out and said they did not have seats.. but we see them sitting here.

Giving money and power to a government is like giving whisky and car keys to teenage boys. Dem does get reckless and dangerous. Guyana give power to Jagdeo when he was a good li’l boy. Everybody – every race, every colour, every creed – believe that Guyana would a see a change.

Of course, Guyana did get a change, but de wrang kind. It change fuh de worse. It use to smell so bad that de smell reach overseas. He corrupt de whole place. De power get him so drunk that he mek Burnham look like an altar bai.
Burnham dead in office and Jagdeo think he coulda do de same thing, all because of power. That is why he had de nerve to fight for a third term. He tell dem boys that was he ticket to heaven.

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