In this video, Marine Biologist Maria Fraser explains what is Sargassum as well as the use, importance and disadvantages of Saragussum.
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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.
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 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.
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.
Today, 6th of January, 2023, I did a third video of the Trans Guyana Plane landing at the Lethem Airport. Hope I didn’t scare anyone or cause any problems by the way. I stood on the road just in front of the airstrip. When the plane approached, it was a scary feeling, as though the plane with its frightening propeller blades were coming straight at me. I tried to hold my ground but I found myself side stepping a bit.
I visited an agricultural enterprise called Stock Farm in St. Ignatius Village, Region 9 and came across this wonderful invention: a wind powered water pump. As you can see from the video, the wind mill harnesses the power of the wind converting it into mechanical energy to pump water from an unground well into overhead tanks.
Today, 4th of January, 2023, I shot a second video of a Trans Guyana Airways plane touching down at Lethem Airport in Region 9. This video, like the first one, illustrates how close to the roadway the plane glides as it prepares to hit the runway.
The hassar fish is a delicacy in Guyana, South America. It is a sweet water fish which is known for its sweet flesh. Hassar is often curried together with potatoes and moringa pods, producing a delicious meal when served with boiled rice.
The Ireng River forms part of the border between Guyana and Brazil at Region 8. In this video, Guyanese citizen Kevon Lorrimer takes us on a virtual tour of the Ireng River which separates Guyana from Brazil.
Christmas celebrations are generally uniform across the country of Guyana, South America: partying, church, music, lots of food, ginger beer, pepperpot, family gatherings, and the likes. However, a recent video which surfaced on the 23rd of December, 2022, shows an indigenous community in the Deep South Rupununi Savannahs doing their own thing: a uniquely indigenous way of celebrating Christmas.
A tornado is a funnel of rapidly spinning air, or, in other words, we can say that a tornado is a violently rotating column of air. Tornadoes form during thunderstorms when warm, humid air collides with cold, dry air. Sometimes, a tornado may not reach the ground, and form instead a funnel cloud. If you see a funnel cloud, know that you run potentially near to the way of an impending tornado.
A heartwarming video showing President Ali’s son interacting with another kid at a Quick Serv location in Georgetown has gone viral and touched the hearts of countless people. The video, posted below, shows President Ali’s son feeding ice cream to a little girl, who is complete stranger to him, in the presence of her parents. Many people have lauded the anecdote as promoting love and unity amongst Guyanese people.
On September, 17th, 2022, ice rained down from the skies of Guyana over Kamarang Village in Region 7, Guyana, South America. The phenomenon is known as a hailstorm, and while it is indeed a rare one, it is not the only time this happened. There have been several reports of hailstorms in Guyana over the years, most of which came from Regions 7 and 9.
A man allegedly made an attempt at President Ali’s life this morning, Thursday, 15th of December, 2022. He reportedly fired several shots towards the President’s House after stabbing a security detail and retrieving his gun. In this video, the shooter is being arrested. Apparently, he was hit by police fire.
Contestant number 5, Miss Natoya Foo, who won the title of second runner up, delivered a stunning, breathtaking performance of a folksong and dance, entitled, “They Say Rupununi is Bush.”
For the indigenous peoples of Guyana, cassava is a staple, and they use it in various ways. Using a matapee, the liquid is squeezed from the grated cassava. This is used to make cassareep – a preservative that is both nutritious, delicious, and keeps food edible over long periods of time. The solid byproduct is then processed into farine – a food product that is popular in Region 9 and neighboring Brazil. Farine, a high-energy food product, is often eaten with meat, rice, fish etc, and it carries a very long shelf life.
Take a short drive down the Hiowa to Nappi Trail with us and enjoy the beautiful scenery. This video was filmed by Mr. Franklin Greaves in August 2021.
The Takutu River Bridge, a remarkable showcase of quality engineering, connects Brazil to Guyana in Lethem, Region 9. Since its completion in the year 2009, the Takutu River Bridge has facilitated trade, tourism, and social activities between Guyana and Brazil.
Attabrau Falls is located in Paruima Village, Region 7, Guyana, South America. Paruima Village is one of the world’s most preserved indigenous settlements, home to the Arecuna tribe of Indigenous peoples.
The Kumu Falls is a refreshing waterfall about 15 miles from the town of Lethem in Region 9. Its moderate flow and shallow waters allow for a very interactive and refreshing experience. In this video, filmed around January, 2018, a Colombian and Brazilian tourist enjoy the magnificence of the Kumu Falls.
The Takutu Hotel is one of the oldest, yet most modernized, hotels in Lethem, Region 9. Its rich history dates back to the early 1960s when traders pushed commerce between Guyana and Brazil. Even with all the amenities of a 5-star hotel, the Takutu Hotel still reflects a rustic Rupununi setting.
Sakaika Falls is located on the Ekereku River in Region 7 of Guyana, South America. You’ll be amazed at the beauty and sheer power of this falls. And even more, you’ll be amazed at how close these two men are jumping about on the slippery rocks with high winds blowing around them. Many people have called them crazy. Are they crazy or adventurous, stupid or brave? Tell us in the comments.
You’ll be amazed at how close to the road the plane passes when it lands at the Lethem airstrip in Region 9! And this happens everyday, several times per day! This video was shot by Patrick Carpen sometime around the year 2019.
Tornadoes may have been happening in Guyana since time immorial, but this is the first time it was recorded due to the proliferation of mobile devices. On the 13th of October, 2021, the first tornado ever was recorded, literally, over Guyanese soil. Near the villages of Hiowa and Nappi in the Central Rupununi Savannahs, a relatively small tornado swept by – accompanied by lots of lightning and thunder. Luckily, someone pulled out their mobile device and started recording the phenomenon which they later posted to social media, specifically, Facebook.
Guyana recorded its first funnel cloud in the year 2019 over the skies of Georgetown, Region 4. To be exact, the funnel cloud was recorded in the afternoon of August 16, 2019. This is not to say that funnel clouds never happened over Guyana before, but this is possibly the first time it was recorded due to readily available mobile phone recording technology.
Enjoy this beautiful video showing the placid waters of the Mahaica River and its beautiful surroundings. A tour up the Mahaica river will expose you to the wonders and amazing biodiversity of the area. This beautiful video was filmed by British High Commissioner to Guyana, Jane Miller, during one of her tours up Mahaica River.
President Irfaan Ali visited Tucville, a community located in South Georgetown. There, the President was warmly welcomed by residents in what was once an APNU/AFC stronghold. Further, the residents heaped praises in Ali for his performance in government so far, and thanked him for the landmark visit.
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.
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!