The idea of a beautiful frog might seem paradoxical. Frogs aren’t exactly known for being beautiful, cuddly, and loveable. But needless to say, life and nature never ceases to amaze us. These photos of beautiful, exquisite frogs were taken in the interior region of Guyana near to Venezuela by Guyanese citizen Stephen Dunbar Amsterdam.
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Men’s Health: What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Why You Need to Learn About It
As men age, typically upwards of 40 years old, the prostate develops a tendency to enlarge. This is a natural aging process similar to greying hair, but it is far more dangerous. In strict medical terminology, the enlargement of the prostate gland as men age is called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
Guyanese Woman Trapped in Syria Makes Yet Another Desperate Plea for Repatriation
A Guyanese woman who has been trapped in Syria for several years has made yet another desperate plea to the Government of Guyana for repatriation. Although the circumstances of her migration to the war-torn Middle Eastern country is shrouded in controversary, the woman maintains that she went there not to fight for ISIS but to render humanitarian assistance. Back in Guyana, Rafena Kumar underwent training in nursing.
Latrodectus, also called the Black Widow Spider
They say “size doesn’t matter.” And the black widow spider is living proof of that. The size of a paperclip, the black widow is more feared than the rattlesnake since it does not have a rattle to warn you off and injects venom15 times stronger than the bite of a rattlesnake.
Factcheck: No Sweden Did Not Declare Sex a Sport and Will Not Host Sex Competition
Reports circulating online and perhaps also on printed media that the country of Sweden has officially recognized sex as a sport and will hold sex competitions starting June 8, 2023 are false. The stories were unfortunately replicated online by some very influential media houses, some with a followers base of millions, including World is One (WION) and MSN.com.
The Coconut Tree Has Been Called “The Tree of Life” – Here’s Why
The coconut tree is a part of Guyana’s rich flora and also a part of the country’s rich cultural heritage. The two major ethnic groups, East Indians and Africans, have made very good use of the coconut tree. Other ethnic groups might have also utilized the coconut tree, but to a lesser extent. Historical records show very little affiliation of the Europeans, Chinese, Portuguese, and Amerindians with the coconut tree. In addition to the hectares up hectares of coconut farms across the country of Guyana, almost every Guyanese have several coconut trees growing within their yards.
Young Woman Relates Negative Experience with Miss Jamzone 2023 Beauty Pageant
A young Guyanese woman of Berbice, Region 6, Guyana, South America has described a negative experience running for the Ms. Jamzone 2023 Crown. Clendolita Lashley was the most popular contestant according to the Instagram voting mechanism set up by the Jamzone Administrative Team. Despite garnering the most votes, she was not crowned the winner. The rules, which were initially that the photo with the most Instagram votes wins, changed midway through the selection process, and new rules were appended. Ms. Lashley feels cheated and discriminated against. She said, “I’m never doing anything for Jamzone again.”
Tacoma Worms Are a Delicacy for Some Groups of Indigenous Peoples
Tacoma worms are a delicacy for some groups of indigenous peoples in Guyana. It is prepared in a variety of ways. It is often it is roasted on an open fire. One of the simplest ways the indigenous peoples use to cook the tacoma worms are roasting them in a pan with some salt and pepper…yummy! The tacoma worms are also used as bait for fish.
Past Student Reflects on Life at St. Ignatius Secondary School Dorm
Dormitories, called “dorms” for short, in Guyana, and perhaps also in other parts of the world, are constructed in the same compound of a school for the purpose of housing students who have to travel from far flung areas to a centrally located school.
One More Mahdia Student Passes Away
The death toll of the deadly Mahdia Secondary School dorms fire has now increased to 20 as another beautiful soul who was hospitalized for severe burns transitions into the great beyond. Today, 13 year old Sherana Daniels was freed of her earthly sufferings following the Mahdia Dorms fire. She had been hospitalized and receiving intensive care since the night of the fire.
Businessman Said He Kicked Daughter After She Asked Him for Money and Wished Death Upon Him
On Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, Devanand Singh was found guilty of assaulting his daughter. On March 23, 2023, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison by Principal Magistrate Leron Daly.
Teenager Who Allegedly Set Mahdia Dorm on Fire to be Charged as Adult
The teenaged female student of Mahdia Secondary School who is accused of maliciously and intently starting the deadly Mahdia Female Dorms Fire will be charged with murder, according to a Press Release by the Guyana Police Force. The accused, who is over 14 years old, will be charged as an adult for 19 counts of murder.
What Causes Two Bodies of Water to Not Mix?
The cover photo of this article, taken by Guyanese citizen Quado Vancooten, shows a remarkable natural phenomenon: two bodies of water forming a boundary line between each other. This photo was taken in Region 1 where the Waini River pours into the Atlantic Ocean.
Guyana Celebrates Independence Shrouded in Grief
Friday, May 26th, 2023, was supposed to have been a glorious day for all Guyanese…a day of remembrance of the struggle for Independence and the subsequent victory. A day when the colonial power, Britain, like a parent who had nurtured a child, said to the nation, “you are now ready and capable to take care of your self.” Despite the fact that Independence in Guyana was viewed by many as premature and regressive, and the fact that it didn’t do much for Guyana in the past 57 years, Guyanese, engulfed in national pride, and fueled by hope for the future, still have much to celebrate.
Three Region 9 Residents Killed in Accident in Neighboring Brazil
Three Region 9 residents were tragically killed today, 26th of May, 2023 in an accident in neighboring Brazil. This publication understands that the group were on their way to the Brazilian city of Boa Vista, which is about 2 hours’ drive from Lethem. The accident took place on the BR-401 Highway about 80 kilometers from the municipality of Bonfim which borders Lethem.
Student of Mahdia Secondary School Attempts Suicide
Well placed sources have informed this publication that a male student of the Mahdia Secondary School has attempted suicide by consuming a poisonous substance. He was medevacked to Georgetown where doctors are wrestling to save his life.
Boa Vista, Brazil 3-Day Tour
The Boa Vista 3 Day tour leaves Lethem at around 5: PM on the afternoon of Day 1 and drops you back at around 5:30 PM on the afternoon of Day 3. During this tour, you will get a good glimpse of the magnificent city of Boa Vista in the border state of Roraima, Brazil. You will visit the city’s most beautiful spots. And you will also have a chance to shop your favorite Brazilian Products.
No, Elon Musk is Not Making Robot Wives
No. Elon Musk is not in the process of manufacturing “robot wives.” The photos were all CGI (computer generated imagery), and the post was meant to be a bit of humor.
National Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Mahdia School Fire Victims Sees Enormous Turnout
A national candlelight vigil carried last evening, Tuesday, 23rd of May, 2023, at the Umana Yana in Georgetown, Region 4, Guyana, South America, in honor of the victims of the Mahdia Secondary School Dorm Fire which killed 19 students, saw an enormous turnout of emotionally laden people from all walks of life standing in solidarity with the friends, teachers, and families of those who lost their lives in the fire.
Teenaged Girl Suspected of Maliciously Starting Deadly Dorm Fire Says Police
GPF | Police investigations so far into Sunday night’s deadly fire at Mahdia, which claimed the lives of 19 persons, reveal that a female student is suspected of having set the devastating fire because her cellular phone was taken away by the Dorm’s mother and a teacher.
Grills Might Have Hindered Students from Escaping Tragic Mahdia Dorm Fire
As the entire country of Guyana still struggles to cope with the reality of the Mahdia Secondary School Girls’ Dorm fire which claimed the lives of 19 students and left several severely injured, persons have been weighing in on what can be done better in the future to prevent such tragedies from ever happening again.
Fire at Girls’ Dorm at Mahdia Kills 19 Students
A deadly fire ravaged the girls’ dormitory at Mahdia Secondary School in the town of Mahdia, Region 8, Guyana, South America leaving 20 dead and many more injured. According to the Department of Public Information, the fire started around 11:40 PM on Sunday, 21st of May, 2023. It is not clear at this time what caused the fire.
Moco Moco 999 Steps No Longer Open to Public
The well known Moco Moco 999 steps which became a sort of tourist attraction in Moco Moco Village, Region 9 is no longer open to the public for tourism purposes. The 999 steps is part of the earlier construction of the Moco Moco hydropower plant. After the failure of the hydropower plant, the steps became a popular tourists’ adventure partly for the view from the top and partly to test one’s physical abilities.
Guyana Bids Farewell to USA Ambassador Sarah Ann Lynch
As the term of US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann Lynch, nears it end, a farewell reception was hosted for her at the US Embassy in Georgetown on the evening of Friday, May 19th, 2023. There, President Ali heaped high praises on Lynch and promised her that Guyana will remain united and committed to democracy and rule of law.
Details of How Royden Williams Escaped from the Mazaruni Prison, Region 7
Williams was returning to the Sibley Hall prison after receiving a visit from a female who is currently in custody, when the escorting ranks came under gunfire. The ranks dismounted the ATV and returned fire at the assailants.
Breaking! Death Row Prisoner Escapes from Mazaruni Maximum Security Prison
Convicted mass murderer Mark Royden Durant also known as Royden Williams, and “Smallie’ escaped while being escorted back from a visit with the aid of heavily armed accomplices in a speedboat at Mazaruni Prison around 14:30 hrs. today (Friday, May 19, 2023).
Shopify Ecommerce Empire Officially Opens Office in Guyana
The International Ecommerce Giant, Shopify, will officially open its first office in Guyana at State House on the Essequibo Coast, Region 2, Guyana, South America on the 28th of May, 2023. Led by ambitious Canadian based Guyanese, Sheriza Mohamed, the company is encouraging Guyanese to rise with the growing trend of online shopping and ecommerce.
Team Mohameds Assists Man with Amputed Leg
Now here’s a heartwarming story. A few days ago, a man appeared in a viral video pleading and crying for someone to help him. He is married but has not children. He had lost one of his legs while operating a tractor in Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice. As such, he and his family fell on hard times. As a last resort, the man took to social media, foregoing all pride and dignity, to plead for help from anyone who cares.
Visit Ariwa Beach Resort at St. Ignatius Village, Region 9
Visit Ariwa Beach at St. Ignatius Village, Region 9, at the banks of the Takutu River which forms part of the border between Guyana and Brazil, and get to know the wonderful, receptive, and hospitable Jonathan Joseph and his wife, Jennifer. Together, Jonathan and Jennifer has cordoned off a small section of the Takutu River Beach and created what they call the Ariwa Beach Resort.
Meet Guyanese Novelist and Scriptwriter, Geeta Outar Sirjoo
Born the Garden City of Georgetown in the 1960s, novelist and scriptwriter, Geeta Outar Sirjoo migrated in her late teens to the twin Island country of Trinidad and Tobago. There, she fulfilled one of her childhood dreams in establishing herself as the CEO of “Geeta’s Creations” — a garment establishment which creates uniforms for companies and schools.
Guyana Listed by Yahoo! Finance Among 15 Richest Countries in South and Central Americas
Remember the days just prior to First Oil in Guyana when all Guyanese were overhyped about the prospects of oil wealth? International News Media, perhaps a little overenthusiastic to sell their papers, spun story after story about how Guyana could potentially become the richest country in the world.
Plans Afoot to Restore Berbice 100-Window House
The 100-window (or 99 window) house located at No. 19 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, has fascinated curious onlookers for decades. Many persons have ventured inside the compound where the house is located, called the Fraser Farm, to take pictures. Recently, we published an article where the owner, Maria Fraser, issued a statement advising persons to desist from entering the property without permission from the family.
Video: What is Sargassum and Why it’s Important
In this video, Marine Biologist Maria Fraser explains what is Sargassum as well as the use, importance and disadvantages of Saragussum.
The No. 63 Beach: A Popular Recreation Spot in Berbice
The No. 63 Beach is located along the Atlantic Ocean at No. 63 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, Region 6, Guyana, South America. Although the beach extends for miles along the Atlantic Ocean on the Corentyne Coast, for some reason, the No. 63 locality of the beach is most accessible, most suitable for human activities, cleanest, and clearest of all other known locations of the beach along the the Corentyne Coast. And consequently, it is the most frequented of shoreline localities in East Berbice, Corentyne,
Video: Venezuelan Refugees Sleeping on the Sidewalks of Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil
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Climbing Schomburgk’s Peak on the Kanuku Mountain Range in Region 9
Climbing Schomburgk’s Peak is definitely one the greatest adventures in the Rupununi geared towards the physically fit and those who want to test their athletic abilities while immersing in the beauty of nature. At an elevation of 3500 feet, Schomberg’s Peak is one of the highest points of the Kanuku Mountain Range which affords you an unmatchable vantage point for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Rupununi Savannahs and neighboring Brazil.
All Hotels in Lethem Are Fully Booked from 20th to 28th of May, 2023 for Independence Activities
Just last month, the Rupununi Rodeo celebrations saw thousands of persons pouring into Lethem from all corners of the country and even internationally. But as the dust of Rupununi Rodeo 2023 settles, a new stampede is taking form.
Video: Guyanese Critic Calls Azruddin Mohamed on Facebook Live
Over the past few weeks, there have nationwide speculation that one of Guyana’s most famous social media personality and reporter, the Guyanese Critic, and popular city businessman, Azzrudin Mohamed, have “fallen out” and are no longer friends.
Uchii Falls in Region 7
Uchii Falls, also called Uchii Meru Falls, Oshi Falls, Utschi Falls, and King George VI Falls, is located close the Venezuelan border in Region 7 of Guyana, South America. The Falls cascades from a mountaintop 701 feet down to a spectacular crash at the foot of the mountain.
The Denham Suspension Bridge in Region 8
The Denham Suspension Bridge is located at Mahdia, Region 8, Guyana, South America. At the time of first publication of this article, the Denham Suspension Bridge, a British architectural marvel, is 90 years old and still standing strong. The Denham suspension bridge was constructed in the year 1933 during British colonial rule of then British Guiana.
The Town of Mahdia in Region 8
The town of Mahdia is located in the Potaro-Siparun Region, also called Region 8, of Guyana, South America. It serves as the capital and main commercial center of Region 8. Located at an altitude of 415 meters, Mahdia is geographically located near to the center of Guyana at latitude 5.2667 and longitude -59.1500.
Video: Brave Woman Continues Filming Even After Hit by Bullet
A Facebook Live video today, 10th of May, 2023, shows a woman filming an altercation between two groups of people during which she was shot by a yet to be identified gunman. It is not clear at the moment what is the root of the problem. However, one source suggested that it has to do with dispute over land. The incident took place on the Essequibo Coast in Region 2, Guyana, South America.
Orinduik Falls in Region 8
West of Paramakatoi in Region 8 is the magical Orinduik Falls, one of Guyana’s most beautiful waterfalls and a major tourist attraction. The Orinduik Falls is formed as the Ireng River cacades down a series of steps and terraces close to the border with Brazil. The Ireng River then merges with the Takutu River which further down joins the Amazon River.
Moco Moco Falls in Region 9
Moco Moco waterfall is located in Moco Moco Village, Central Rupununi, Region 9, Guyana, South America. The Moco Moco waterfall may be described as a sister falls of the Kumu falls since it is similar in size and appearance and is located a short distance away from the Kumu Falls. Both Kumu Village and Moco Moco Village are located about 30 minutes’ drive from the town of Lethem.
Kamarang Falls in Region 7
Kamarang Falls is located in Region 7, Guyana, South America close to the border with Venezuela. It plunges off the Pakaraima Mountains from a height of 145 meters. Kamarang Falls is one of the Guyana’s most powerful waterfalls by volume of water. It was reportedly discovered and first documented by American entomologist and physician, Paul A. Zahl.
Amalia Falls is Located on the Kuribrong River, Region 8
Amaila Falls is located on the Kuribrong River which is a tributary of the Potaro River in Region 8, Guyana, South America. The river drops from the escarpment over Amaila Falls vertically approximately 200 feet (60 m), and continues in a series of rapids and falls for almost two miles before reaching placid water at an elevation of 175 feet. The total drop is about 1,200 feet (365 m).
Tiperu Falls in Bartica, Region 7
Tiperu Falls in located in the town of Bartica in Region 7, Guyana, South America – about one minute’s drive from the Bartica Airstrip. To get there from Georgetown, you can either fly to Bartica Airstrip or take the bus to Parika and then the boat to Bartica.
Man Suspected to Have Burnt Daughter to Death in Neighboring Suriname
In neighboring Suriname…a man is suspected of burning his daughter to death after he learned that she had sent sexually suggestive photos to her boyfriend. The man has been arrested and is assisting with investigations. The victim, Nandita Gajadhar, was just 17 years old at the time of her death.
Retracted: Strange Creature Reportedly Photographed in the Rupununi
A fan of the Guyana, South America Facebook Page sent in the photo shown above to us. He claims that the strange, bizzarre looking creature was photographed someone in the Central Rupununi Savannahs between Parashara and Nappi Villages.
Young Man Jumps into River and Saves Drowning Woman
The young man in the cover photo, Cort Kipp, reportedly jumped into the Demerara River to save a young woman who had plunged in a suicide attempt. The exact date and time of these events, which was revealed today, 3rd of May, 2023, by the Ministry of Human Services, is not clear at time.
Tumatumarie Falls in Region 8
Tumatumarie Falls is another splendid waterfalls located at Tumatumarie, Region 8, Guyana, South America. Tumatumarie at this point in time is uninhabited. To get to Tumatumarie from Georgetown, you can drive to Mahdia and then to Tumatumarie. The closest village with a population is El Paso.
Tumung Falls in Maikwak Village, North Pakaraimas, Region 8
Tumung Falls is doubtless one of Guyana’s most picturesque waterfalls….as you can see from the photos below. It is located in Maikwak Village, North Pakaraimas, Region 8, Guyana, South America.
Labor Day is Observed on May 1st Each Year
Guyana, like other countries around the world, dedicate the 1st of May each year to pay homage to the hard work of the citizens of the country. On May 1st, each year, all businesses, banks, schools, etc. are closed, and the President addresses the nation paying particular attention to the upbuilding of the working class and those who toil relentless to enrich this great land of ours.
President Ali Promises Free University Education by 2025
In his Labor Day message today, 1st of May, 2023, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali, promised the nation that University Education will be free by 2025. On the campaign trail leading up the March 2nd, 2020 elections, the then PPP/C opposition had promised to make the University of Guyana free for all Guyanese. However, after taking office in 2020, this promise was not fulfilled to date.
Debunked: The 100-Window House is Not Haunted
A recent Kaieteur News Article entitled, “Is the Berbice 100-Window House Haunted,” somehow managed to misinterpret Ms. Maria Fraser as saying during an interview that the house is haunted. Ms. Maria Fraser, heir to the famous 100-window house located at No. 19 village, Corentyne, Berbice, has reached out to this publication to debunk that myth, expressively stating that the house is not haunted and that they have never seen any ghosts or experienced anything of the supernatural in or around the premises.
Chiung Falls in Kato Village, Region 8
Chiung Falls is a magnificent, splendid, and beautiful waterfall located in Kato Village, Region 8, Guyana, South America. Like many other waterfalls across Guyana, it is poorly promoted, advertised, or reported upon. All of that is about to change, hopefully, as Guyana shifts into overdrive in developing its tourism industry.
Teacher Recounts Horrible Experience of Having Her Car Slammed at Starbucks
A Guyanese woman, who is a teacher by profession, has recounted via her Facebook page, a terrifying experience of having her car slammed into and being destroyed allegedly a reckless driver in the Starbucks parking lot. The woman recounts hitting her chest and vomiting as a much bigger vehicle slammed into her car as she was entering the Starbucks parking lot, only to have it brushed off by her alleged assailant who exchanged numbers with her but is now allegedly refusing to answer calls. What’s worse is that the distraught citizen has been abandoned by the Guyana Police Force who contend that since the accident happened on “private property,” she must hire a lawyer and go to the courts for justice on her own. This is her story.
Swimmer Daniel Claxton Aspires to Take Guyana to the 2024 Olympics!
Growing up in under-equipped Guyana, South America has presented quite a few challenges to ambitious swimmer Daniel Claxton, but in spite of this, he has managed to keep his head above water – until he got a call for Spire Academy – a call which helped him take his abilities to the next level. This is story of Guyanese born swimmer and student Daniel Claxton who hopes to take Guyana to the Olympics come 2024.
The Opposition Needs to “Re-Engineer” Itself with New Leaders of All Races- Rickford Burke
US Based Guyanese and political activist residing in New York, Rickford Burke, has issued a strong statement calling on the “incompetent” APNU/AFC opposition to “reengineer” itself with new leaders of all races and ethnicities. Burke also ventured to say that former President Granger during his term in office “did not understand politics or governance,” and suggested that this and other factors contributed to the demise of the coalition government.
The Dangers of Hookah by Dr. Telford Layne
Can you imagine, me giving you a cup of poison to drink? The police will be called in, it may be classified as attempted murder. Can you imagine the gossip and social fallout as I am labeled a danger to society? But here you are posting photos every week smoking Hookah which is just like taking a cup of poison every time.
Several Billion Dollar Investments Aimed at Turbo Charging Berbice Economy
The decision by the directors of the Sheriff Group of Companies to invest in the ancient county of Berbice is in support of President Dr. Irfaan Ali and Vice President Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo’s vision for Berbice with the creation of a stadium, deep water port, refinery and ongoing oil exploration in the Canje block.
Photos: Boundary Markers Between Guyana and Venezuela at Region 1
While Venezuela continues to harass Guyana for the Essequibo territory, recently photographed boundary markers serve as clear evidence that the Essequibo belongs to Guyana. The photos below, taken by Guyanese citizen Thorne Arthur in April 2023, show the boundary markers between Guyana and Venezuela at Korosima Region 1.
Should Guyana Fear a Venezuela Incursion?
The likelihood of a Venezuelan incursion into the disputed Essequibo territory is relatively low at the moment, but it is still dreadfully present. And to answer the question: no, Guyana should not fear a Venezuelan incursion, but it should nevertheless be prepared it.
Security Guard Charged After Firing at 10-Year-Old Child
Ted Edwards, a 23-year-old Security Guard from Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara, Guyana, South America, who was arrested on 15/04/2023 by a rank from the Golden Grove Police Station, was charged today (19/04/2023) for ‘Discharge of a Loaded Firearm with Intent’, Contrary to Section 55(a) of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act Chapter 8:01.
Construction of Lethem to Lethem Road Underway
The Government of Guyana has ramped up efforts to fast track the completion of the paving of the Lethem to Linden trail into a modern highway. When this happens, it might be possible to whisk from Lethem to Georgetown in less than 6 hours.
Ravi’s Chinese Restaurant in Lethem, Region 9
Have you ever heard of an East Indian family selling Chinese Food in an Indigenous community? Welcome to Ravi’s Chinese Restaurant in Lethem, Region 9
Update: No Ghost at Leonaro Kids’ Park, Region 3
Around the 14th of April, 2023, an eerie Tiktok video purporting to show paranormal activity at a kids park in Leonora Village, Region 3, Guyana, South America went viral. The video, which played an eerie sound and showed swings and see-saws moving by themselves as though ghosts were on them, was also posted on the Guyana, South America Facebook Page where we asked fans to speculate on whether the video was fake or real.
Presidential Guard Killed in Early Morning Accident
Avandel Kevin Narine, a 24-year-old Police Corporal stationed at President Guard (PG) and attached to Castellani House, who resided at 41-42 New Market Street, Georgetown, was killed in an accident which occurred at about 06:20 hrs this morning, Sunday, 16th of April, 2023.
Chris Toons & Graphic Design Services
Do you need some stunning design/photo manipulation work done but don’t know where to turn? Chris Toons & Graphic Design Services is the one for you. For a reasonable fee, Chris, a passionate graphic design specialist, will deliver the perfect product and put a smile on your face.
Fabie’s Farine Supplies
Fabie Anita of St. Ignatius Vilage, Region 9, can supply any amount of farine to anywhere in Guyana at unbeatable prices. For more information, contact Fabie on (592) 611 1882.
Caiman at National Park Unlikely to Attack Says Guyana Wildlife Commission
A Facebook Post made by this publication about a caiman spotted at the National Park has attracted the attention of the Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission.
The Silk Cotton Tree of Which Many Guyanese are Afraid
There is a silk cotton tree standing in the middle of two lanes of road at Perseverance Village, Mahaicony, Region 5, which people are reportedly afraid to cut down, take a picture of, or even touch. This publication understands that the tree which is presently existing grew from a seed dropped by the parent tree before it died, and carries the same legacy. However, some skeptics have remarked that someone planted the new cotton tree there after the death of the original parent tree.
International Court of Justice to Rule on April 6 on Guyana/Venezuela Border Dispute
The International Court of Justice has issued a Press Release today, 3rd of April, 2023 that it will rule on the 6th of April, 2023 on the Guyana/Venezuela Border Controversary. The ruling, which is likely to be in favor of Guyana, who is the rightly owner of the territory, will test Caracas’ resolve to bully this territory from Guyana.
Cindy’s Herbal Supplies
Cindy’s Herbal Supplies stocks a wide range of herbal products ready to be delivered to your home or business in both wholesale and retail quantities. From treating the common cold to arthritis, these herbal products incorporate the knowledge of the healing power of nature’s products passed down through centuries upon centuries of oral and written tradition.
Daughter of Berbician Farmer Finds Her Passion in Painting
The young daughter of a Berbician couple who earn their living through farming has stumbled upon a new passion: painting. And she’s taking it to a whole new level. Before discovering her love for painting, Azeena Tahsir worked with her parents, who are cash crop farmers, at their farm in Black Bush Polder, Region 6. But one day while at the farm, something happened that caused Azeena to “accidentally” awaken a latent talent which she didn’t even know she had.
Lent, Navratri, and Ramadan Coincide – by Anah Leung
Three religious fasting periods: lent, navratri, and ramadan coincide this year. It marks fasting for the three major religious groups Guyana: Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam.
Caiman Attacks Rupununi Youth
An unfortunate and frightening encounter with a caiman has left a Rupununi youth badly injured. This publication was informed that Russel Allicock was attacked by a caiman during a fishing trip in the Rupununi sometime around Sunday, 26th of March, 2023.
What to Do When You’re in Lethem
Between April 7th to 10th, 2023, hundreds, if not thousands, of people from all around the world will travel to Lethem, Region 9, Guyana, South America to enjoy the Annual Rupununi Rancher’s Rodeo. At the end of the three-day period, some will be ready to return home, but others may be wondering what else is there to do in Region 9. Whether you’re coming for the Rodeo or you’re coming at any other time of the year, here are some suggestions for what you can indulge in while you are in the capital of Region 9.
Video: Galina Edmund Sings “La Isla Bonita”
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Explainer: Why There is Little to No Security Checks When Crossing Between Guyana and Brazil
The purpose of the video was to give a glimpse of what it looks like to cross over from Brazil into Guyana. But it did a little more than raise a few eyebrows: it raised a very serious question: are there security checks for persons traveling between Guyana and Brazil at Region 9? The answer is both yes and no. And I’ll explain.
All Hotels in Region 9 Are Fully Booked for the Easter “Rodeo” Weekend
Since the start of March, 2023, or perhaps even earlier, hundreds of persons from around Guyana and the world have been contacting hotels in Region 9 for a place to stay during the Easter Weekend, only to be greeted by a disheartening, “fully booked” notice.
The Story of Jim Fouler and the Harpy Eagle
In photo we have Jim Fouler who visited the Rupununi in the year 1959. While here, he climbed some of the biggest and tallest Ceiba trees to trap some harpy eagles. Mr Manoel Hendricks recalls seeing him walking on branches without fear or support.
Tutu Waterfall in the South Rupununi Savannahs
Tutu Falls is located close to Meriwau Village in the South Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America. It can be reached by driving a 4-wheel drive vehicle, ATV, or motorcycle down the rugged trail about 2 hours’ drive away from Lethem. The refreshing waters of the Tutu Falls forms a pool on a mountaintop before cascading down the mountain.
The Purupuruni Waterfall in the Pakarimas
The Purupuruni Falls is one of Guyana’s hundreds of waterfalls. It is located in the Pakarimas about 26 miles from the majestic Kaieteur Falls and 15 miles from Amaila Falls.
Marshall Falls in the Mazaruni River, Region 7
Marshall Falls is located in the Mazaruni River in Region 7 of Guyana, South America. To get to Marshall Falls, you travel from Bartica by speedboat 25 minutes up the Mazaruni River, stop at a landing, and them hike for 25 minutes through the forest. The Marshall Rapids are located right next to the Marshall Falls.
The Mexican Flannel Moth Caterpillar, Colloquially Called “Hairy Worm”
The Mexican Flannel Moth Caterpillar, also called the Stinging Flannel Moth Caterpillar, is known in Guyana as “hairy worm.” It is found on trees, especially the guava and mango trees. Loaded with poison, it inflicts excruciating pain on anyone who mistakenly touches it. It soon forms a cocoon and transforms into a beautiful moth.
Disturbing Video Shows Persons Abusing Giant Anteater
A disturbing video (posted below) has surfaced which shows reckless persons abusing a giant anteater somewhere in Guyana. Very likely the incident occurred in the Rupununi Savannahs where anteaters are most prolific.
Video: Miners Have Fun with Pet Tapir
The South American tapir, also called Bush Cow, is native to Guyana and several other South American countries. The South American tapir can be friendly, but it is known to attack humans, especially children, not for food, but perhaps out of anxiety.
Attorney General Condemns Ogunseye’s Attempt to Incite a Military Uprising
Working People’s Alliance (WPA) held a Public Meeting at the Buxton Line Top, East Coast Demerara on Thursday 9th March 2023 on the current political and economic situation in Guyana. The Guest Speaker was the Leader of the PNCR Mr. Aubrey C. Norton with the Main Speaker being Dr. David Hinds. Other Speakers included Tacuma Ogunseye, Deon Abrams, Kidakie Amsterdam, among others.
Is the Linden “Blue Lake” a Death Trap?
The Kara Kara Blue Lake in Linden is doubtless beautiful. But is it a “Death Trap” as some have called it? Rising up from the depths of poorly covered mining pits, the lake has an uneven and unstable foundation plagued with quicksand and sinkholes that precipitate strong underwater currents. The possibility of landslips occurring underfoot and swallowing a person up is relatively high. Several persons have already drowned in the lake, and many have reported a near death experience.
Photos: Holi (Also Called Phagwah) Celebrations in Guyana
While the Hindu community in Guyana perhaps observe and celebrate all sixteen days of Holi, the vast majority of Guyanese only celebrate Day 2 – the splashing of water and dabbing of colored power. In Guyana and neighboring Suriname, this is referred to as Phagwah.
American Born, Jennifer Lawrence, Falls in Love with Guyana
Jennifer Lawrence, a US citizen, travelled to Guyana on a Study Abroad Program. She visited Yupukari Village – a place she would later call home.
Guyana Became a Republic on February 23rd, 1970
About 4 years after declaring Independence from the British Empire, Guyana was declared a Republic on the 23rd of February, 1970. A Republic is a system of government in which the people elect their government through periodical elections, and is closely tied to a democracy. Nevertheless, some countries around the world have used the term too loosely, calling themselves a Republic while in fact practicing Autocracy, Dictatorship, or Tyranny.
The South American Tapir, Also Called Bush Cow
The South American Tapir is one of the four recognized species of tapir. The species can be found in Guyana, Brazil, Venezuela, Suriname, French Guiana, Colombia, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador. In Guyana, the tapir is colloquially referred to as “bush cow.”
Young Woman Murdered While Attempting to Leave Abusive Relationship
Another precious life senselessly destroyed by yet another coward! A young Guyanese woman was brutally murdered by her common-law partner today, 6th of March, 2023 at around 10:00 A.M while she was attempting to walk away from their abusive relationship.
The Jaguar, Guyana’s National Animal
It is not clear why the jaguar was nominated Guyana’s national animal, but it might have something to do with its strength and courage. Nevertheless, the jaguar is a vicious predator which bites through the neck of its prey. The jaguar is bold and fearless and an encounter with one can easily turn deadly. Nevertheless, a brave Guyanese citizen, Melly Allicock, met one on the forest trails in early 2023 and didn’t run away in fear. Instead, she took out her phone and started videoing. This citizen is certainly bolder than the jaguar itself. And she gives us the luxury of watching a jaguar roar up close and personal. Looking at the video, you can get a feel of the jaguar’s enormous strength and unshakeable courage.
There is Something About Guyana that Leaves me Wanting More – by Chanel Stoby
American-born Channel Stoby first visited Guyana in 2021 with her Guyanese born husband. After returning, she shared stories of her experiences here with this publication. She came back again in 2023. And guess what! She’s shared yet another inspiring story. Thank you Chanel Stoby, for helping to promote the Guyana Tourism Industry to people abroad. We really appreciate it!
48 Turnkey Homes Under Construction in Region 9
Construction of the first forty-eight (48) homes is progressing under the Lethem Housing Support Programme, as the government pushes sustainable housing development in hinterland communities and aims to satisfy the demand for move-in ready homes.
How to Make Ghee Parsad, also Called Mahamboug
Parsad (not sure I spelt that correctly) is a Guyanese dessert of East Indian origin. It is especially popular during the Phagwah Holidays. Although parsad is often used in Hindu Religious Functions, and is offered to “hindu gods” during Hindu rituals, parsad or mahamboug can be made and eaten by anyone at any time and for any occasion. There are many variations of Parsad. In this video, a Guyanese citizen, Miss Naressa, teaches us how to make Ghee Parsad, also called Mahamboug.
Breaking: Suriname Accuses Guyana of Encroaching on its Territory
A recent anti-mining operation in Guyana’s interior has captured the attention of the Surinamese authorities. Suriname, like Venezuela, has a bitter border dispute with Guyana. Suriname is requesting clarification on the authority by which the Guyana government acted on “their territory”.