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.
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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.
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.
Wonderful early morning boat trip today with Ramesh from Mahaica River Tours. This is the first time I have seen Guyana’s Giant Otters so clearly – and also a baby Howler Monkey. I’m feeling very privileged to be based in this beautiful country! Thanks Ramesh for such a super trip.
Weddings in Region 9 are often celebrated in scenic environments against the backdrop of a nature setting. This wedding at Manari Ranch is one such. On Friday, 23rd of December, 2022, Shavina Albert said, “I do” to Gabriel David at Manari Ranch in Region 9.
Lethem is always changing and evolving. What it was ten years ago, it’s not today. Development of infrastructure, new buildings, new businesses, and even lifestyle and cultural changes all contribute to the constantly evolving landscape of this beautiful border town which is the gateway to the Rupununi Savannahs and also neighboring Brazil.
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We went on a super trip this morning up the Mahaica River. In December, the UN Biodiversity Summit will happen in Montreal. Guyana has a load to show off… this amazing biodiversity is just one hour from our home in Georgetown.
It’s an approximate 30 minutes drive by car from Lethem. The new Guest House is quite impressive as well and is up and running with 2 rooms available with a capacity of 4 persons person room. The cost for locals is only $5500 a night! Where can you get a better deal??? There’s water, electricity and INTERNET 24/7!
Diwali is the festival of light, and on Diwali evening, diyas are lit and placed on lawns, verandahs, walkways etc. But Guyanese also use a different method to create a luminous effect, and that is the spinning of steelwool. Steelwool is the name given to a product that is used to clean pots. On Diwali night, the steelwool is set on fire and spun rapidly to give off sparks – usually using a thin metal wire called bird wire.
Lighting Diyas is one of the practices of the five-day long Diwali Festival in Guyana – which also includes motorcades and other religious activities. The day on which the lighting of diyas take place is given as a national holiday in Guyana. The exact date on which diyas are lit depends on the sighting of the moon and varies slightly from year to year. This year, 2022, the day of lighting diyas is October, 24th.
The Diwali Motorcade is an annual tradition that takes place in the days leading up to Diwali. In addition to lighting diyas and spinning steelwool, mandirs across Guyana take part in a motorcade activity which is considered a prelude to Diwali. Some mandirs execute their motorcade activity several days before Diwali, while others do it on the evening before Diwali in Guyana, South America.
As countries the world over observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month or “Pinktober,” scores of Guyanese came out in support of the Guyana Cancer Foundation’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk 2022 held earlier this morning in support and solidarity of breast cancer survivors.
Wichabai Ranch is a beautiful and relaxing nature resort located in the scenic South Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America. It is a must-see for all nature lovers, tourists, and adventurers who wish to experience the beauty of Guyana.
Karawab is a satellite of St. Monica Village located on the Eastern Bank of the Upper Pomeroon River, 40 miles from Charity on the Essequibo Coast in Region 2 of Guyana, South America. Karawab, an Amerindian community was formally recognized in 1970. It is one of the most populated villages in the Upper Pomeroon river with an estimated 800 Caribs. The Village is led by Senior Councillor who reports to the Toshao and his deputy based in St. Monica.
The Irfaan Ali Administration is blazing the trail of providing adequate and affordable housing for all Guyanese. It’s part of the PPP/C’s one-Guyana dream to see all Guyanese in beautiful homes. Indeed, adequate housing not only enhances the lives and adds to the net worth of residents, but also adds to the beautification of the Guyana. Through subsidies and financing via local banks, the Guyana Government will help Guyanese citizens to acquire these turnkey homes.
Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret’d) Hon. Mark Phillips earlier today (14th of October, 2022) declared the annual Heritage Games 2022 open. The games could not be held for two years owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Prime Minister reiterated the government’s commitment to investing in sports throughout the country. PM Phillips noted that sports play an integral role in the transformation that is underway.
Santa Fe Ranch is located in Region 9 of Guyana, South America. The farm is the brainchild of Barbados entrepreneur, Sir Kyffin Simpson who had a vision for the creation of an integrated farm in the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana. The farm presently occupies 29,000 acres of leased land for agriculture purposes, of which 8,000 acres have been prepared for rice cultivation. Other agriculture crops being cultivated are Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Cole, and Solanaceous and Leguminous Crops. Research is presently being done on other non-traditional crops.
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.