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.
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What is Tasso and Why You Should Learn About it
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.
Cuban National Flies Under the Radar After Swindling Guyanese Billions
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.
Lethem to Enjoy Non-Stop, Cheap Electricity Supply by 2025
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.
Talented Region 9 Artist Seeks Opportunities, Jobs, and Sponsorship
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.
German Sports Fishing Tourist Describes Experience in Guyana
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.
Cuban National Killed on Lethem-Linden Trail
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.
Guyana’s First Ever Farine Bakery Opens in the Rupununi
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.
Guyana’s “Somewhat Legal” Suriname Backtrack Crossing
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.
Farine – a Gift from Guyana’s Indigenous Peoples
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.
The Real Reason Hundreds of Brazilians Drive Over to Lethem Every Day
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: A Rupununi Pioneer
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.
John Edmund Lee, AKA Jungle Dan, is a Rising Star in the Local Music Industry
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.
Poll: Most Brazilians Believe the Election Was Rigged
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.
Video: Plane Landing at Lethem Airport (4)
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.
Businessman Wishes Daughter a Happy Birthday
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.
Turning My Passion into Profits by Tromain David
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.
Direct Cash Transfers to Citizens Would Contribute Greatly to Economic Growth
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.
Jaggernauth – a Poem by Frank Satnarine
After the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire around 1838, European plantation owners in Guyana, as well as throughout the Caribbean, looked to India for cheap labor. The myriads of stories passed down from generation to generation about the East Indians’ journey from India to Guyana help us fit pieces of a puzzle together and get a clear picture of the chain of events that made Guyana what it is today.
The Three-Fingered Sloth
According to the Sloth Conservation Society, there are 4 living species of three-fingered sloths, all of which live within the forests of Central and South America where the tropical climate maintains relatively warm temperatures all year round.
As I Gaze Upon the River – A Poem by Kapohn
The indigenous lifestyle is a simple, natural one. While many indigenous persons leave their natural communities and venture into more industrialized zones, taking up jobs and even owning businesses, indigenous peoples in their natural environment only consume what they need to survive and live comfortably. Unlike other ethnic groups in Guyana, the indigenous peoples value the preservation of the natural environment above the creation of wealth or the promise of money.
Corona Falls in North Rupununi
Corona Falls is one of the lesser known and explored, yet magnificent, beautiful and splendid, waterfalls of Guyana. It is located at the headwaters of the Rewa River in North Rupununi. With its refreshing waters and magnificent scenery, the Corona Falls is definitely a place to visit.
Music Video: Our Land, Our Life by Galina Edmund
Our Land, Our Life is a beautiful song astoundingly performed by Guyanese singer/performer Galina Edmund. The song, presented in the native language of the Arecuna tribe of Indigenous peoples of Guyana, expresses appreciation for the land and all it provides for the people that inhabit it. At the same time, it showcases the simple, beautiful, and sustainable lifestyle of the Arecuna Tribe of Indigenous peoples. The Arecuna Tribe of Indigenous are found in Paruima Village in Region 7 which is the village from which Galina Edmund hails.
The Meeting of the Waters in Region 7
Did you know…that there is a place in Guyana where the Cuyuni and Mazuruni Rivers run side by side without mixing? This is a remarkable natural phenomenon with various scientific explanations. According to science, the waters do not mix because they are of different temperatures and densities, and they run at different speeds. However, the phenomenon is so remarkable that it is considered a natural and scientific marvel.
Meet Veteran Tour Guide and Nature Enthusiast, Wayne Augusto Mann
Wayne Augusto Mann was born in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. His mother is of indigenous/European descent and his father, Afro-Guyanese. As a boy, Wayne’s mother traveled frequently between Georgetown and Region 9. As a result, the lad started his formal education at St. Ignatius Nursery in Region 9 but completed Primary School in Georgetown.
Dutch Account of the 1763 Berbice Slave Revolt
The varying dcoumentations of the 1763 Berbice Slave Revolt in Guyana, South America can be conflicting. This detailed account was translated from the Dutch Archives and gives a great insight into what exactly played out.
Birdwatching in the Botanical Gardens by Jane Miller
The Botanical Gardens is located next to the Guyana Zoo and Castellani House in Georgetown, Region 4, Guyana, South America. Established since 1878, the tropical botanical gardens serves as a recreational park which showcases one of the most extensive collections of tropical flora in the Caribbean laid out with ponds, canals, kissing bridges, and a bandstand. The botanical gardens also offers a unique place for birdwatching.
Video: Teachers of Huis’t Dieren Primary Condemn Attack on Teachers
On Wednesday, 11th of January, 2023, a male teacher was reportedly assaulted by a parent at Graham’s Hall Primary School on the East Coast of Demerara, Guyana, South America. Although the Ministry of Education released a statement condemning the attack on the teacher, it stopped short of explaining what might have provoked the attack. The next day, teachers across the country wore black to protest against violence against teachers.
Local Gospel Singer, Righteous Kid, Presents “Never Leave Me”
Guyanese gospel singer/evangelist, Emmanuel Dasrat, who goes by the stage name “Righteous Kid,” delivers a heartwarming rendition of his creation, “Never Leave Me” – a gospel song presented in Guyanese Creolese.
National Landmark: The Mabaruma Rubber Walk in Region 1
There is a street in Mabaruma, Region 1, Guyana, which is dubbed “Rubber Walk” by the locals because of the beautiful, enormous, and historical rubber trees which adorn both sides of it.
Music: Local Gospel Singer Launches New Song in Local Creolese Dialect
A Guyanese gospel singer/evangelist who goes by the stage name “Righteous Kid” has launched a new single called “Brand New Style.” The lyrics of the song are set in local Creolese Dialect that will be easily understood by native Guyanese. For foreigners, we will attempt to translate the lyrics into standard English.
The Ivan Johnson Sr Floor of the Takutu Hotel
The Ivan Johnson Sr Floor is constructed on the Eastern, Upper wing of the Takutu Hotel in Lethem, Region 9, Guyana, South America. It consists of seventeen rooms ranging from GY$13,000 to GY$20,000. All the rooms of the Ivan Johnson Sr. Floor of the Takutu Hotel contain television, air conditioning, refrigerator, and hot and cold shower.
Strange Object Appears in Skies Over Guyana
A strange, unidentified flying object was observed over the skies of Region 9, Guyana, South America on the evening of January 8th, 2023. Although the object was first reported by residents of Region 9, it may have been visible from other Regions across Guyana and other countries as well.
Photos: The Annual Rupununi Rodeo Events
The Rupununi Rodeo Performances is an annual concert of live entertainment filled with heat, excitement, and adrenaline-pumping action. The rodeo performances showcase the skill, art, bravery, and raw power of Rupununi-born-and-bred cowboys and cowgirls. It is a phenomenon that explodes across the Rupununi Savannahs and ripples its way across almost every economic sector of Guyana.
What is Guyanese Creolese?
The Creolese Language is a form of substandard English spoken by people across the Caribbean in countries that were once colonized by the British Empire. Guyanese Creolese is a Creolese dialect unique to Guyana and different from other variations of Creolese that are spoken in other Caribbean countries such as Trinidad and Jamaica.
Video: Traffic Stalled as Crater Forms on Lethem Trail
A massive crater has formed along the Lethem-Linden Trail today, 6th of January, 2023 near to Mabura. Truckers reported to this publication that the traffic has stalled as they await help in repairing the road.
Meet Aurelia Ibrahim – Guyana’s 14-Year-Old Published Author
The success of Aurelia Ibrahim at such a young age in one of the world’s most competitive and challenging fields is yet another beautiful example of a parent’s ability to recognize a child’s latent talents and abilities and help them to harness it. This key concept is the backbone of the success story of young Guyanese author, Aurelia Ibrahim, who is the published author of two books: “A Little Poet’s World,” and “A Picturesque Journey” – both poetry collections.
Video: Plane Lands at Lethem (Part 3)
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.
Can Guyana’s Major Races Unite or Just Get Along? – by Dr. John Sumner
At a very young age, no more than a wee 12 years old, I learned a valuable lesson that would sustain me for the rest of my life, so far. Almost at every station in the journey of life, you will meet some bad people.
Internet Awash with Memes About Girl Who Made “Colorish” Comment
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Another Trip to the Kumu Falls in Central Rupununi
On the 18th of October, 2018, I made another trip to the Kumu Waterfall in the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America. I say “another” trip because I can’t remember exactly how many trips I had made to this falls before – whether it was 5, 6, 7….
Compton Peters Responds to Allegations of Rape
Community Development Officer of Karasabai Village, Compton Peters, has reached out to this publication to refute allegations of rape made against him by a Social Media Personality who goes by the name Melly Facking Mel on Facebook.
Pancakes – Locally Called Dosay or Chota in Guyana, South America
In Guyana, pancakes are locally referred to as “dosay” or “chota.” The origin of pancakes to Guyana is not clear at this time. Based on the local names, it may have been imported from East Indian tradition. If you have any information on which ethnic group first introduced pancakes to Guyana’s rich cuisine mix, please tell us in the comments.
Video: Wind Powered Water Pump in St. Ignatius Village, Region 9
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.
Video: Plane Landing at Lethem Airport (2)
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.
High Level of Incompetence at Lethem’s Passport Office
At the risk of sounding unthankful and negative, I’m compelled to outline the high level of incompetence I’ve experienced and observed at the Lethem Passport Office in the hopes that my constructive criticism might compel change.
A Tour of Sloth Island by Jane Miller
Sloth Island is a privately owned island located in the Essequibo River of Guyana, South America. It is own by a Guyanese entrepreneur who created Sloth Island Nature Resort on the Island with the aim of promoting eco-tourism and also protecting the endangered species of sloth.
Bird Watching Cruise of the Demerara River – by Jane Miller
British High Commissioner to Guyana, Jane Miller, made a tour of the Demerara River on 2nd of February, 2023. She brought back some amazing photos of the beautiful birds spotted over the Demerara River.
Meet Caleb Benjamin – the University Student who is a Professional Photographer on the Side
Caleb Benjamin is presently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Guyana, but on the side, he has developed a profitable photography business that is quickly spiraling into a fulltime career – to the point that Caleb considered dropping out of the University to focus entirely on his photography career. However, after taking some sound advice from several well-meaning individuals, Caleb decided that he will do both – push through with his studies at the University of Guyana to obtain a B.A in Forestry and continue to develop his photography skills and business at the same time.
Guyanese Born Author Releases Inspiring Children’s Book
A young Guyanese woman living in the Bronx has published her first children’s book, which, aside from being beautifully illustrated and entertaining, incorporates a beautiful theme that inspires children to develop a healthy body and mind.
Meet 8-Year-Old Art Enthusiast, Deshonna London
Guyana is a breeding ground for talent, and in this article, we’re going to feature an eight year old who has an unnatural natural ability for painting and art in general. Meet Deshonna London – the young Guyanese girl who was born on the 15th of October, 2012 at the Linden Hospital Complex to parents Shion Peters and Deon London.
Guyanese Born Denise D’Aguiar Shares Her Experience as an English Teacher in Brazil
Born in Queenstown on the Essequibo Coast of Guyana, Denise completed her secondary education at the North Georgetown Secondary School. She later studied advanced English and completed Cambridge Certification along with teacher’s training in Brazil which qualified her to teach English in Brazil.
Practicing at Her Own Private Clinic in St. Lucia, Dr. Celia McConnel’s Story Truly Inspires
Following through with a childhood dream can be a challenge. We often get distracted. For many people, these fiery dreams simmer down to nothing more than amusing, sentimental, or entertaining stories of the past. Then there are the special few, who, through unmatched resolve and determination, work hard and make it happen. These are the ones who live their dreams and inspire others to do the same. Dr. Celia McConnel is one such story.
The Labor Intensive Task of Roasting and Shelling Cashew Nuts
The cashew nut is a high protein delicacy, but preparing it for consumption is no easy task. Through a labor-intensive process, the nut is detached from the cashew fruit which comes from the cashew tree. Cashew trees grow abundantly in the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, and also in similar environments in neighboring Brazil.
Emancipation Day is Celebrated on the 1st of August Each Year
Emancipation Day is a national holiday observed each year on the 1st of August in Guyana, South America. The holiday commemorates the abolition of slavery by the British Empire and the beginning of a new life and identity for those Guyanese of African descent.
Video: Catching Hassar in Guyana
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.
New Year’s Celebrations in Guyana
New Year’s Celebration in Guyana is pretty much the same as most other countries around the world. People have family gatherings, parties, fireworks, and other social activities. Romantic couples often try to spend the last few hours of the old year together in order to “break the new year” together. Guyanese, like other people around the world, place great emphasis on the start of the New Year. They see it as a new chapter in life, and hope that it will bring them good or better fortune.
Gymkhana, a Uniquely Guyanese Tradition
Gymkhana has different significance to different countries. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Gymkhana as “a meet featuring different sports contests or athletic skills,” and added that the word originated in 19th century India. If you google the term “gymkhana,” you might realize that this sport culture is not spread out across the world. It is unique to a few countries. In Guyana, the idea has morphed into something even more unique.
President Ali Attends Inauguration Ceremoney of Brazilian President Lula da Silva
Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali has started off the New Year with a bang by flying over to neighboring Brazil to attend the inauguration ceremony of his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who won Brazil’s 2022 elections by a narrow margin.
Stan Brock, Founder of Remote Area Medical, Was a Rupununi Pioneer
Although Stan Brock spent nearly two decades of his life managing a cattle ranch in the Rupununi, he had traveled to many countries around the world during his long and purpose-filled life, and Guyanese should feel especially honored that he had requested before his death to have his ashes scattered over Dadanawa Ranch in the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana.
Farouk “De Fyrishman” Aims to Promote Love and Unity through Chutney Music
Chutney music is a fusion of several genres of music including Indian Folk Music, Bollywood Music, soca music, and Caribbean calypso. It emerged against the backdrop of indentureship in several British colonies, including Guyana and Trinidad and is most popular amongst people of East Indian descent in Guyana, Trinidad, Suriname, and Jamaica.
Berlinda Tells Heartwarming Story of Pet Tapir, Duane
Berlinda Francis, of Katoonarib Village in the South Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America is a farmer, cook, and small scale rancher. She also has a strong and inherent love for animals. And in this context, she shares her story of adopting a pet tapir from the time it was only a few months old.
Riddle: What is the Only Thing that Separates the Old Year from the New?
New Year’s Celebrations in Guyana is pretty much the same as around the world: parties, dinners, socials, family gatherings, and couples try their best to “break into the New Year” with the one they love.
Remembrance Day or Remembrance Sunday – a Tradition Inherited from the British
Remembrance Day, an annual observance and ceremony in honor of all those who died in military service, either in or out of the line of duty, is observed on the second Sunday of November each year. Remembrance Day is interchangeably called Remembrance Sunday because the day always falls on a Sunday – that is, the second Sunday of November each year.
What is Kartik Purnima – by Anah Leung
Kartik Purnima is an Indian cultural festival which is celebrated on a full Moon day or the fifteenth lunar day of Kartik Purnima. This is celebrated not only in India but also around the world as well as Guyana.
Video: The Ireng River Separates Guyana from Brazil
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.
British High Commissioner Takes a Trip to Wichabai Ranch
British High Commissioner to Guyana, Jane Miller, in December 2022 made a trip to Wichabai Ranch in the Rupununi Savannahs. She says she was blown away by the beauty of the Rupununi and the hospitality of the people. She brought back some amazing photos, about 40 of which are posted below, and she made the following comment.
Citizen Complains About Irresponsible Persons Dumping Garbage in Georgetown
A Guyanese citizen from Georgetown has reached out to this publication to voice his concern about irresponsible persons dumping garbage in the city and making the city unclean in other ways.
Video: Christmas Celebrations in Gunns Village, Deep South Rupununi
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.
Rupununi Artist, Jerry Marco, is a Talented Guyanese
Jerry Marco is a talented youth from the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana. As you can see from his paintings below, he is an extremely gifted artist whose adopted slogan is, “art is my life.” Jerry believes that one should pursue his or her dreams even though the prospects might at first seem limited because it is important to do what you are passionate about – what drives you.
Indian Arrival Day is Celebrated on the 5th of May Each Year
The first people to have arrived in Guyana were the Amerindians who came from Asia via the Berring Straight supposedly in search of food. This ice passage later melted. After the Amerindians came the Europeans in search of the Golden City of Eldorado. The Europeans never found El Dorado. However, they set up sugar plantations in Guyana.
A Non-Conventional Arrival Day Message – by Dr. Josh Kanhai
The conventional Arrival Day message seeks to glorify the East Indians’ arrival in Guyana and to celebrate the achievements and contributions of the East Indians in and towards Guyana. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But under the peaceful waters of cultural pride rages a deadly current of racism that few like to acknowledge. It is this unseen aspect of racial pride – the disunity created by unity – that Dr. Josh Kanhai seeks to address in his non-conventional Arrival Day Message.
My Arrival Day Sentiments are Bitter/Sweet – by Romona Chanderballi
As mentioned in our previous article, Indian Arrival Day, the attitude of the descendants of colonized East Indians of British Guiana towards their colonial past are wide and varied. Some are thankful for the voyage that brought them a new life and new opportunities while others detest the compromising and sometimes harsh conditions to which their fore parents were subjected during their voyage to the new world.
As I Reflect: An Arrival Day Story by Mr. Frank Satnarine
My great, great grandparents were the first batch of Coolies who came from India and settled in Guyana in 1838. My great, great grandfather came willingly, aged 21: young and strong, and looking for adventure. He came with 2 brothers. One brother died on the way and was buried at sea.
Waterfalls in Guyana
There are more than 276 waterfalls across the country of Guyana, so this list by no means covers all of them. However, I’ll be updating this page from time to time with new waterfalls across Guyana, so be sure to bookmark it and check back often.
Photos: British High Commissioner Takes a Ride up the Mahaica River
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.
I personally have never seen a baccoo, nor have I seen evidence of it, nor do I want to. But I’ve heard so many stories about this strange demonic creature, all of them resounding with the same theme and description from people far removed in space and time, that I am tempted to believe that there must be some truth to the matter.
The Kanaima – Folklore or Reality?
During my travels throughout the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, I’ve heard stories of the Kanaima. In fact, I first read about this frightening creature in an online publication which claimed that the Kanaima is a spiritual being which comes to execute vengeance for some wrong committed. Apparently, the Kanaima is “invoked” by someone and sent to harm someone as an act of revenge for some wrong.
Photos: Young Couple Celebrates Wedding at Manari Ranch
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.
Meet Stephanie – the Economics Student Pursuing Her Passion for Singing
Stephanie relates fondly that although her parents never encouraged to sing, she is pursuing her dreams of becoming a professional singer at full pace. Fueled by her passion and a deep-rooted confidence in her own abilities, Stephanie believes that all she truly needs to succeed in the music industry is her unquenchable passion to do so.
The “Coolies” of Guyana, South America
If you lived for any amount of time in Guyana, South America, you might have heard the expression “coolie man,” “coolie boy,” “coolie woman,” “coolie people,” etc in local dialect. In Guyana, the expression “coolie” is used colloquially to refer to someone of East Indian ancestry. But what is the etymology of this word? And what exactly does it mean?
Meet Talented Singer, Performer, and Medical Student, Galina Edmund of Paruima Village, Region 7
Galina Susie Edmund was born on the 8th of April, 2003 in Paruima Village on the East Bank of the Kamarang River in Region 7, Guyana, South America. She attended the Paruima Nursery School, and then the Paruima Primary School where she wrote the Common Entrance Examinations and was awarded a place at one of Guyana’s top secondary schools – the Christ Church Secondary School in Georgetown, Region 4, Guyana, South America.
The Story of the Old Higue – Myth or Reality?
The story of the Old Higue is a Guyanese folklore passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation. It is not clear which ethnic group introduced this idea to the Guyanese culture, however, it is most widely circulated amongst the East Indian and African population of Guyana.
Professional Painter and Craftswoman, Sheliza Rampersaud, Is a Talented Guyanese
Sheliza Rampersaud describes herself as a 27-year-old “creative human” who grew up on the on the East Coast of Demerara, Guyana, South America. The youngest of three siblings, she has a passion for creating art, traveling, cooking, and reading.
Life in Linden by Anah Leung
Unlike Georgetown or the West Coast of Demerara that’s always hyped with entertainment, Linden is different. At times, they’ll have a few football activities at the sports club or a lime down at Bucktown along with the blue lakes that are found between the Sandhills which are popular on Saturdays & Sundays.
St. Ignatius Village, Region 9
St Ignatius Village is a Titled Indigenous Village in Region 9 of Guyana, South America. The village, which borders the town of Lethem, is replete with breathtaking scenery, beautiful landscapes, and natural vegetation. The bridge which crosses over the Moco Moco Creek marks the entry point into St Ignatius Village from Lethem. This bridge is located only about 120 m southwest of the Lethem airport.
My First Trip to the Kumu Falls in Region 9
Kumu Falls is located in Kumu Village in the Central Rupuuni Savannahs of Guyana –about 30 miles away from the border town of Lethem. The town of Lethem is bordered by the Brazilian municipality of Bomfim to the south.
Baganara Island Resort in the Essequibo River, Region 7
Baganara Island Resort is located in the Essequibo River about 5 miles from the town of Bartica in Region 7, Guyana, South America. The Baganara Island Resort features 17 rooms, 14 of which have an en-suite bathroom, with hot and cold water available. the rooms can be arranged to accommodate up to 40 people.
Chinese National Allegedly Calls Mr. Hilbert Foster a “Nigga Bitch”
Well known Rose Hall Town businessman, philanthropist, and public figure, Mr. Hibert Foster, related through a Facebook Post yesterday, 20th of December, 2022, that a Chinese businessman uttered a racial slur to him that left him in total shock and horror.
Kumu Falls + Bonfim, Brazil: 3-Day Tour…Let’s Roll!
Pack your traveling bag and buckle up your shoes for three days’ of fun and adventure at Guyana’s southern border – Region 9, Guyana, South America.
Sky Valley Waterfall and Adventure Tours in Moco Moco Village, Region 9
Moco Moco Village is an indigenous community located approximately 24 kilometers (14 miles) southeast of Lethem at the foothills of the Kanuku Mountain range in the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America. Moco Moco provides excellent relaxation and tranquility for visitors.
My Trip to Paruima Village, Region 7 by Devi Mangal
In April, 2021, I made a 5-day tour of Paruima Village, Region 7, Guyana, South America. It was one of the most memorable and exhilarating experiences of my life. For the past several months leading up to this outstanding tour, my friend from Paruima, Maunisa Percy, had been inviting me to go there. She had sent me pictures, and I was amazed at the peaceful, natural scenery, and beauty of the place.
Three Adventurous Guyanese Women Brave 80 Miles of Rough Terrain to Brazil
Jillyne, along with her two friends, who sat at the back of the ATV, claim to be the first three women to have braved 80 miles of rugged terrain through the Pakaraimas in Region 8, Guyana, South America to neighboring Brazil. They share their adventures on this journey.
The Kumu Falls in Central Rupununi, Region 9
The Kumu Falls is a small but splendid waterfall located in Kumu Village, Central Rupununi Savannhas, Guyana, South America. The magnificent tree-shaded waterfall descends from the mountaintops of the majestic Kanuku Mountains and flows down a gradient of about 3 miles into the Kumu River.
The Kaieteur Falls in Region 8 – One of the World’s Most Powerful Waterfalls
The Kaieteur Falls is one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls. It is renowned as being the the world’s “widest” one-drop waterfall. The Kaieteur Falls is a one-drop waterfall with a height of 741 feet from the top to the first break. It flows over a series of steep cascades that, when included in the measurement, brings the height of the falls up to 822 feet.
Sakaika Falls in Region 7
Sakaika Falls is located on the Ekereku River in Region 7 of Guyana, South America. Sakaika Falls, at the time of this article, is a relatively undiscovered and unexplored waterfall hidden deep in the jungles of Guyana in Region 7. The falls can be reached by traveling about 15 miles from the airstrip in Region 7. Motorcycle or ATV would be the preferred choice of vehicle to reach Sakaika Falls because of the rough terrain.
Baracara Falls, Also Called White Water Falls, in Region 7
Baracara Falls, also called Whitewater Falls, is located in the Mazaruni River in Region 7 of Guyana, South America. The small, unique, and refreshing waterfall cascades down a series of steps and slopes and attracts scores of visitors every week who want to bathe under its flowing white water.
The Caiman House Eco Lodge in Yupukari Village, Central Rupununi
The Caiman House Eco Lodge is located in Yupukari Village, Central Rupununi Savannahs, Guyana, South America. It was founded in the year 2005 by an American couple who had come to the Rupununi to do a long-term study of the black caiman.
My Trip to Rewa Village, North Rupununi Savannahs
I just wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about my first visit to Rewa which is a small village down the Rupununi River in the North Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America.