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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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,
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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.
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.
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, 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 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 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 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer Lawrence, a US citizen, travelled to Guyana on a Study Abroad Program. She visited Yupukari Village – a place she would later call home.
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 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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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”.
Panasima Falls is one of Guyana’s lesser known waterfalls. It is located in Region 7, also called the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region, of Guyana, South America.
Brian and Patricia Cameron, two Canadian visitors to Guyana, traveled to the Rupununi in January 2023 to do some research for an upcoming book. While there, they met many interesting people and visited many beautiful places. In this story, Brian describes their trip from Lethem to Iwokrama.
Watch as it comes into view, sweeps over the roadway and glides down to the Lethem Airstrip. This video shows an Air Services Limited Plane which departed from Ogle landing at the Lethem Airstrip in January, 2023.
The Tapir is a vehicle named after the Tapir animal perhaps due to its appearance and sturdiness. The Tapir was forged through the late president Burnham’s push for greater self sufficiency. Although some components were imported, the Tapir was Guyana’s first attempt to produce its own automobile in the 70s and 80s.
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The jaguar is Guyana’s national animal. Guyana’s Coat of Arms features two of these strong and courageous big cats which are found in the jungles of Guyana. This amazing video was filmed in January, 2023 by Guyanese citizen, Melly Allicock, in the South Central Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana. Ms. Allicock relates that she was traveling to the Marudi Mountains from Lethem when she came face to face with the cross jaguar. Instead of panicking, the brave citizen pulled out her mobile phone and filmed this amazing, close up encounter with the fierce, roaring, big cat.
Ten years ago, she made her country proud. In 2012, Sarah Hakh was the Caribbean’s best overall CXC student copping a record breaking 16 Grade Ones with all As on the profile grades. Sarah Hakh won the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate Overall in the Caribbean. As a result of her performance, her school, Abram Zuil Secondary on the Essequibo Coast, received the CSEC School of the Year Award for 2012.
While the reason given for the advisory is “risk of wrongful detention and harassment,” the possibility of a full scale attack on Moscow aimed at taking out Putin is always looming. Since the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine in January, 2023, nearly 500,000 persons have been killed on both sides including thousands of civilians. The war has caused extensive and debilitating damage to Ukrainian infrastructure and had sparked a mass exodus of millions of Ukrainians fleeing the country and seeking refuge on foreign shores.
Bush cook is a Guyanese tradition where a group of persons, usually friends, family, neighbors or any combination of such, get together to cook a nice pot of cook up rice, also called “all in one,” at somebody’s backyard or another “bushy” area of choice. It is sort of like a picnic, but somewhat different.
Denesha Thomas, an Indigenous girl of the Arawak Tribe, was born and raised in Wakapoa village, Lower Pomeroon River, Region 2, Guyana, South America. She is the eldest of four sibblings: 1 boy and 3 girls. Now just twenty years old, Denesha is pursuing a career in teaching while doing art in her spare time.
Tasso is a high protein food product which is made by slicing beef into thin layers, salting it thoroughly and drying it in the sun for four to five days. After five days of drying the salted beef, the tasso is said to be “cured” and then carries a long shelf life. While the precise shelf life of tasso has never been scientifically determined, most people whom I’ve interviewed in the Rupununi say that tasso can last for up to six months without refrigeration.
A Cuban national who operated a Ponzi Scheme Scam in Guyana for several years, swindling Guyanese “investors” billions of dollars, has fled the country under the nose of the Guyana Police Force. Wanted in connection with a series of fraud, Yuri Garcia Dominquez is nowhere to be found – prompting the police to issue a wanted person bulletin for him.
The once desolate and isolated border town of Lethem to Guyana’s south is taking yet another step towards turning into modern city. While the 300-mile stretch of trail to Georgetown is taking form slowly but surely, renewable energy projects in Central Rupununi area promises clean, non-stop, and cheap energy to people living in the town of Lethem as well as some nearby villages.
A talented Guyanese artist who hails from the village of Karasabai in Region 9 has reached out to this publication to showcase his talent in the hopes of securing work, opportunities, and possibly a scholarship to further his art studies abroad.
A German tourist who traveled to Guyana to engage in catch and release sports fishing in the waters of Guyana’s vast rivers has described his experience. In a Facebook Post titled “Rumble in the Jungle,” the sports fishing enthusiast described his travels and adventures to Guyana. The article posted below was translated from the original German text extracted from the Facebook Page of Global Fishing Adventures.
The Lethem-Linden Trail is a jewel in Guyana’s tourism crown – replete with beautiful sceneries of flora, fauna, mountains, and landscapes. But not today – a sad day for all Guyanese and especially those who were in the two vehicles which collided head-on near to Mabura Village along the trail.
In December, 2022, a group of Guyana’s indigenous population of the Rupununi took cassava farine to a new level by launching Guyana’s first ever farine bakery. This is truly a landmark achievement and an evolutionary process. This publication contacted the bakery for more details on their operations. The following writeup was furnished by the management of the North Rupununi Farine Bakery in Masara Village – the first ever such in the country of Guyana.
If we say that a backtrack crossing is “legal,” we find ourselves in a conflict of expressions. After all, a backtrack route to another country is a route that seeks to bypass immigration authorities and the necessary legal procedures for cross border travel. However, Guyana is one of those countries where these kinds of somewhat weird and unexplainable things happen. Guyana does have a “somewhat legal” backtrack route to neighboring Suriname.
If it’s one thing our indigenous counterparts can teach us, it’s how to survive without modern conveniences. They have mastered the art of preservation and creating food products with long shelf life. Farine is one such food.
Every day, hundreds, sometimes thousands, of Brazilians drive over the Takutu River Bridge into the remote border town of Lethem to Guyana’s south. On any given day, you can easily spot about 50 Brazilian cars along Lethem’s Commercial center. Most of them would be parked in front of Chinese stores, some in front of restaurants, and others at hotels.
Mr. Ivan Alexander Johnson (Sr), who completed his long and fruitful earthly journey in December 2017, was doubtless one of the the first pioneers of the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana. He was one of many Rupununi trailblazers, who, in their own simple ways, unique personalities, and vision for making a successful living in what is still considered a remote region of Guyana, have facilitated the opening up of the Rupununi to the rest of the country and the world at large, and contributed to the economic and social wellbeing of the Region.
Now just 23 years old, John Edmund Lee, AKA Jungle Dan, was born in the town of Lethem in Region 9 in February, 1999. He is the first of four siblings. From the time he was six months old, Lee’s parents left him in the care of his grandparents who raised him.
In a recent poll conducted by this publication across neighboring Brazil, 90.7 percent of the respondents say they believe that the 2022 general elections that put Lula Da Silva in power were rigged in favor of Lula. When asked how this might have happened, they responded that Lula has strong ties with Russia, who are masters at the game of hacking, and they believe that Russian hackers might have played a role in infiltrating the computer system.
Here is another awesome video of the Trans Guyana Airways Plane landing at the Lethem Airport in Region 9. This is the fourth video I’ve shot on the subject, and, like the others, this video demonstrates how close to the road the plane passes as it prepares to hit the runway.
Everyday, men across Guyana and the world wish their children happy birthday as they reach another milestone in their journey through time. So what’s so special about this one and why does it deserve a feature here? It’s the words spoken and the circumstances under which they were spoken. Azruddin Mohamed, a member of the Team Mohameds family, is a well known and much-loved businessman and philanthropist who has touched the lives of countless people across Guyana.
There is a saying that goes, “find a job you love, and you will never have to work another day in your life.” The same applies for business. Doing something that you are passionate about accelerates your performance. This concept is the key element within the success story of young Guyanese businesswoman, Tromain David, who harnessed her love for fashion and turned it into a profitable business.
Guyana started pumping oil in late 2019, and to date (January 2023) has earned more than US$2 billion from oil revenues and royalties. That translates to roughly GY$420,000,000,000.00. This breaks down to roughly GY$525,000 per person using the generous population estimate of 800,000. Production data produced by the Ministry of Natural Resources show that Guyana recorded its highest output level in November 2022, reaching 389,000 barrels of oil per day. But production rate is climbing and Guyana is projected to produce more than 600,000 barrels of oil in 2023.