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Opinion: CCJ Likely to Rule in the Favor of the PPP/C on No-Confident Motion Appeal
As the case of the Guyana Government Versus the Opposition PPP/C unfolds, there are strong indicators that the Caribbean Court of Justice will rule in favor of the Opposition and declare that the No-Confident Motion was validly passed.
Opinion: Guyana Needs to Support US Action in Venezuela
As the United States increases pressure on Maduro to step down from government, the world becomes more and more critical of US Sanctions and the role it is playing in Venezuela. In fact, a recent Washington based report suggests that US Sanctions are responsible for the deaths of thousands of Venezuelans. But while no one is a fan of US Sanctions or the use of force in effecting regime change, the reality hits home that Guyana needs to support US action in Venezuela.
Mashramani 2019 in Georgetown
Mashramani is an annual event which takes place in Guyana. It is similar to the Trinidadian and Brazilian “carnival.” The word Mashramani is an indigenous word which means “celebration after hard work.” In 2019, Guyana is celebrating its 49th Anniversary as a Cooperative Republic, and Mashramani events are part of the mix. Happy Republic Day to one and all. – Feb 23rd 2019. Have fun with these beautiful photos.
Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel in Providence, Region 4
Ramada Hotel, also called Princess Hotel, is located in Providence on the East Bank of the Demerara River. Sporting an extensive parking lot, a gym, kids fun park, bar and swimming pool, it is doubtless one of Guyana’s finest and most luxurious hotels. Rooms start at 140 US dollars or 28000 Guyana dollars per night.
Lethem’s Children’s Mash Parade 2019
On the 25th of January, 2019, students of various schools including Aishalton Secondary, St. Ignatius Secondary and St. Ignatius Primary took to the streets of Lethem to celebrate Mashramani. Decked out in floats and dressed in colorful costumes, they proceeded north along Lethem’s Commercial Road heading to the Tabatinga Sports Complex.
Peaceful Resolution of Guyana’s Border Dispute Likely
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Video: Negotiating the Kitty Roundabout – Georgetown
On Wednesday, the 30th of May, 2018, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure released an animation video teaching motorists how to negotiate the newly constructed Kitty Roundabout in Georgetown, Guyana.
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Easter – A Christian Tradition
Easter is a holiday which is observed at varying dates in the month of April each year. Along the coasts of Guyana, and in some hinterland communities, the “Easter Season” is marked by widespread kite flying, cross buns, and church services. Kite flying in Guyana is sport, especially among children, that is reserved especially for the Easter holiday. However, in Region 9, the Easter Weekend sees the performance of the world famous Rupununi Rancher’s Rodeo – a two day event which takes place on the Saturday before Easter and Easter Sunday. Kites are hardly, if ever, flown in the Rupununi Savannahs during the Easter Holidays.
What Christmas Means to Guyanese
In some countries, Christmas has a predominantly religious significance. Those are countries which have a predominantly Christian population. In other countries, Christmas has only a cultural significance – a time to make merry and spread goodwill in solidarity with Christians around the world. And in some countries, it is a mix of both religious and cultural significance. Guyana is one such country where Christmas is celebrated by the entire population for either cultural or religious reasons.
Flag Raising in Guyana, a Biannual Ceremony
The first Flag Raising Ceremony took place on Midnight of May 25th 1966 – or just at the dawn of Guyana’s first Independence Day – the break of May 26th 1966. On the first ever Flag Raising Ceremony, the Union Jack, the flag of British Guiana during colonial rule, was lowered, and the Golden Arrow Head, the current flag of Guyana as an independent nation, was ceremoniously hoisted.
Amazonas Restaurant and Sports Bar in Lethem, Region 9
The Amazonas Restaurant and Bar is a part of the Amazonas hotel and is located on the third floor of the building. It is a great nightspot with a great panoramic view of Lethem.
Skeldon Village in Region 6, Corentyne, Berbice
Skeldon Village is located in the county of Berbice in Region #6 in the country of Guyana, South America. It is bordered by Springlands to the east, No. 79 Village to the west, the sugar cane fields to the south and the Corentyne River to the north. It is close to the neighboring country of Suriname.
No Laughing Matter
I was extremely disappointed to hear our president referring to sugar as a “curse.” The same sugar that put food on the table for so many Guyanese families for centuries. The same sugar which enriched and sweetened the lives of so many people. The same sugar that laid the foundation for so many other industries, and created so many millionaires out of all races, classes, and conditions.
A Trip to Sand Creek Secondary School
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Video: 15 Minutes Down the Lethem – Linden Trail
I shot this video on the 21st of November, 2017, as I traveled with Carly Bus Service down the Lethem-Georgetown trail. The video is not the best of quality, but it gives you an idea of what the trail looked like at that time. Who knows what the trail will be like in the future, whether better or worse! It is good to preserve a piece of history!
Hotel Glow in Georgetown – Right Next to the Kitty Seawall
Glow Hotel is located right next to the Atlantic Ocean and right along the Kitty Public Road in Georgetown. The refreshing sea breeze adds to the calm atmosphere and soothing hospitality.
Lethem’s First Ever Town Week – October, 2017
On 15th of October, 2017, the town of Lethem celebrated its first even town week. A LOT of work went into preparations for this much anticipated and celebrated event. The Mayor and Town Council, backed by the Government, various Lethem Businessmen as well as community members poured a lot of time, money, and energy into upgrading the newly declared town of Lethem for this landmark event: the first ever Annual Lethem Town Week Celebrations.
The Amerindians – Guyana’s Indigenous People
Historical evidence suggests that the Amerindians came from the continent of Asia “thousands of years ago.” And there are artefacts across Guyana which corroborate the theory of indigenous presence in Guyana thousands of years before the arrival of Christopher Columbus.
The Guyanese People
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Guyana’s History, People, Culture and Government
Guyana’s history is a complicated story. It was colonized by the French, Dutch, and British at different points in history. However, the country had been existing for thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans to Guyana’s shores.
Hotels in Guyana
Here I will list all the finest hotels across Guyana by Region, rating, etc, with links to more information, details, reviews and contact information, so that you will have no problem finding a place to stay when visiting or traveling across Guyana.
Car Culture With Neilon A. Dias
Car Culture in Guyana has taken a new turn with television personality Neilon Dias. Tune in to E-Networks Channel 1 Every Saturday at 7: 30 PM for the latest in…well “Car Culture” in Guyana. Tune on Wednesday, 9pm to E-Networks Channel 1 for the rebroadcast every week!
I Support the Parking Meters – Georgetown
I support the Parking Meters Project in the capital city of Guyana, and here’s why. I remember a time when I used to drive through Regent Street, Charlotte Street, Camp Street, Waterloo Street, Middle Street, South Road, Quamina Street, Brickdam Street, Hadfield Street…and the list goes on…for hours trying to find parking space, and when I finally found it, it would be in a compromised position a good distance away form my intended destination.
L. A. Construction Services
Whether you need a small office or a multi-complex shopping center…whether you need a small house or a giant castle…we’ve got the tools, resources, and manpower to get the job done at a speed that will amaze you, a cost that will a smile on your face, and a quality that will inspire you.
Essequibo – The Cinderella County
The county of Essequibo encompasses approximately 290,000 people in 700 villages and communities, the majestic Kaieteur Falls – the world’s highest single-drop waterfall – and most of Guyana’s precious mineral resources to boot. This includes the Rupununi Savannahs which span thousands of acres of virtually untouched plains, rain-forested mountains, Amerindian villages and rare wildlife–one of the brightest jewels in Guyana’s tourism crown. The Essequibo is everything west of the mighty Essequibo River towards the border with Venezuela.
National Songs of Guyana
Here is a compilation of national songs of Guyana, as well as other patriotic songs or songs by famous Guyanese which are not necessarily classified as a national song. These include the National Anthem, Guyana the Free, on the banks of the Kako River, My Native Land, and A Poet’s Prayer.
Surama Village in the North Rupununi – a Sustainable, Ecotourism Destination
Surama Village is as close as you will come to experiencing human civilization and the rainforest environment all in one. It is home to the Macushi Amerindian Tribe. The Surama Eco Lodge can be found in Surama Village. It was listed as one of the best hotels in Guyana, Venezuela, and Colombia in the year 2011 by National Geographic. In the same year, it was the joint winner of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award, along with Harrison’s Cave in Barbados.
R9 Furniture – St. Ignatius Village, Region 9
R9 Furniture in St. Ignatius Village, Rupununi is owned and operated by Mr. Daniel James. They can produce just the furniture you need at a price that suits your pocket.
Communities, Villages, Towns, Districts, Regions, Counties
On this page, I’ll attempt to create an organized list of places across Guyana. However, it is still at the developmental phase. Please check back later.
The Digicel Mobile Phone Services
The Digicel Mobile Communications Services is one of the two main mobile phone services presently operating in Guyana. Although Digicel is not a Guyanese company, it has recently expanded its operations into Guyana. Digicel offers mobile phones and communications services to customers in Guyana, rivaling the services offered by the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company.
The Town of Rose Hall – Corentyne – Berbice
The town of Rose Hall is located in the county of Berbice, along the Corentyne Coast of Guyana, and is one of Guyana’s ten towns. Located in Region No. 6, Rose Hall Town covers an estimated 14 square kilometers. It was declared a town in the year 1891 – during British Colonial rule.
Mashramani in Guyana – Celebrating the Republic
The Mashramani festival takes place every year on the 23rd of February in Guyana and is intended to celebrate Guyana’s becoming a Republic. Guyana was declared a Republic on the 23rd of February, 1970.
Breathtaking, Handpicked Photos of the Rupununi
he Rupununi Savannas of Guyana is a vast territory of natural grasslands and pristine rainforests, crowned by majestic mountains, inhabited by beautiful and friendly people, crisscrossed by magnificent rivers, washed by refreshing streams, enlivened by rare and beautiful animals, decorated with captivating waterfalls and replete with beautiful sceneries, landscapes and natural wonders.
Tour Operators In Guyana
This list of tour operators, tour guides, and other tour companies in Guyana is by no means complete. However, we will strive to keep this page updated and add to it often with the aim of making it as complete a resource as possible. Do you own or operate a tour company in Guyana, South America? Contact us to have your company listed on this page for free.
A Brief Overview of the Country of Guyana
Guyana is a beautiful country located in the continent of South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the south, Suriname to the East, Venezuela to the west, and the Atlantic ocean to the north. It is the only country in South America with English as its official language. However, although English is the official language of Guyana, the Creolese dialect is more widely spoken than English in everyday conversations.