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Young Doctor Publishes Book Detailing the 2020 Elections Five-Month Drama

This book captures most poignantly a time in Guyana’s history when most Guyanese, and even people around the world, viewed the country’s future with trepidation. Many persons were anxious about what lay ahead after the 2020 General Elections and the subsequent prolonged process to determine which political party would govern the country. “Five Months of Agony,” is a gripping story of love, loss, financial struggles, then ultimate triumph set in a beautiful oil-rich country that veered precariously close to self-destruction.

MV Ma Lisha Makes Maiden Voyage from Region 4 to Region 1

The recently unveiled MV Ma Lisha, which was constructed in India to the tune of 12.77 million US dollars, has arrived in Guyanese waters and has set sail on its inaugural trip from Georgetown to the North West (Region 1) of Guyana, South America. The ship departed Georgetown today, August 3rd at 4:00 PM for its inaugural trip during which it will ply the waters of several rivers across Guyana to its destination in Region 1.

Poetry: The Last Day the Black Man is Oppressed by Ronald J. Daniels

Mr. Ronald J. Daniels is a Guyanese born Attorney of Law and poet, among other things. He is generally very vocal on the historical oppression of the African race. European slavery of Africans in Guyana ended in 1838. On the 1st of August each year, the abolition of slavery, a national holiday, is celebrated in the form of Emancipation Day. In this poem, Mr. Daniels expresses his sentiments on slavery and subsequent emancipation.

Energy Drinks and You

The question of whether or not energy drinks are good for you is highly debatable. Doubtless however, they do contain niacin which, when taken in excess, can cause liver damage and liver cancer. The question is, “how much is too much.” Many people reported drinking one energy drink per day for years and remain healthy. A lot of people overdo it however, and get sick. The amount of energy drinks a person’s body can tolerate depends on many factors, such as how healthy the person is, how quickly their body repairs, genetics and hereditary factors, and the kind of diet and exercise program they are currently on.

Guyana Desperately Needs This System!

The video posted above was filmed since January 2020 by Pastor Wendell Jeffery of Region 4, Guyana, South America. At that time, Pastor Jeffery was on holiday in Suriname. But upon seeing law and order in the bus parks in Suriname, which starkly contrasted with the mayhem at the bus parks in his own country, Pastor Jeffery’s patriotic spirit was ignited and he decided to do some work.

Residents of Mon Repos Appeal for Help After Fumes from Pig Pen in Residential Area Become Unbearable

Residents of Mon Repos on the East Coast of Demerara, Guyana, South America has reached out to this publication to air their distress after the fumes from an improperly placed pig pen has become unbearable. The residents say they have complaint to several relevant authorities, including the EPA, but their cries fell on deaf ears. Consequently, the residents have reached out to this publication for help in highlighting their story in the hopes that it will move someone to remedy the matter.

Making Spanish Compulsory for Students at Primary Level is a Great Move by President Ali

President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali, announced today, Wednesday 12th of July, 2023, that Spanish will be made compulsory for students at the Primary Level. While it is not clear at what Grade of the Primary Department the language will be taught, the President expressed that his aim is to make students proficient in the language by the end of their formal education at high school, and hinted at starting off with Grades 4 or 5 of Primary School. The Ministry of Education will then expand and improve from there.

The Bark of this Tree is Used to Treat Diabetes

It’s called the “Rose of the Mountain Tree” because of the red rose that it bears. This tree grows in the interior regions of Guyana. The bark of the Rose of the Mountain Tree is boiled to make a tea that is drunk to treat diabetes, stroke, and wide range of other diseases. Although these claims are not based on scientific findings, herbal medicine advocates swear by it.

Meet Mr. Eustace Abraham, AKA Robocop, Founder and CEO of Cyborg Protection Services

Robocop recently came into the spotlight after he stepped in and saved a police officer who was being brutally beaten by two persons (video posted at the end of this article). In an exclusive interview with the Guyana, South America publication, founder and CEO of Cyborg Protection Services, Eustace Abraham, shares deep insights into his personal life, career, and business goals.

House and Ten-Acre Land for Sale in Aranaputa Valley, North Rupununi

Became the legal owner of this amazing plot of land, with a house on it, in Aranaputa Valley, North Rupununi, Guyana, South America and watch your wealth increase! Aranaputa Valley is located about two hours’ drive when heading to Georgetown from Lethem. Aranaputa Valley is the village right next to Annai Village when traveling towards Georgetown from Lethem, Region 9. Or, we can say that Aranaputa Valley is the village right after Annai Village when coming to Lethem from Georgetown.

Beautiful Frogs?

The idea of a beautiful frog might seem paradoxical. Frogs aren’t exactly known for being beautiful, cuddly, and loveable. But needless to say, life and nature never ceases to amaze us. These photos of beautiful, exquisite frogs were taken in the interior region of Guyana near to Venezuela by Guyanese citizen Stephen Dunbar Amsterdam.

Guyanese Woman Trapped in Syria Makes Yet Another Desperate Plea for Repatriation

A Guyanese woman who has been trapped in Syria for several years has made yet another desperate plea to the Government of Guyana for repatriation. Although the circumstances of her migration to the war-torn Middle Eastern country is shrouded in controversary, the woman maintains that she went there not to fight for ISIS but to render humanitarian assistance. Back in Guyana, Rafena Kumar underwent training in nursing.

The Coconut Tree Has Been Called “The Tree of Life” – Here’s Why

The coconut tree is a part of Guyana’s rich flora and also a part of the country’s rich cultural heritage. The two major ethnic groups, East Indians and Africans, have made very good use of the coconut tree. Other ethnic groups might have also utilized the coconut tree, but to a lesser extent. Historical records show very little affiliation of the Europeans, Chinese, Portuguese, and Amerindians with the coconut tree. In addition to the hectares up hectares of coconut farms across the country of Guyana, almost every Guyanese have several coconut trees growing within their yards.

Young Woman Relates Negative Experience with Miss Jamzone 2023 Beauty Pageant

A young Guyanese woman of Berbice, Region 6, Guyana, South America has described a negative experience running for the Ms. Jamzone 2023 Crown. Clendolita Lashley was the most popular contestant according to the Instagram voting mechanism set up by the Jamzone Administrative Team. Despite garnering the most votes, she was not crowned the winner. The rules, which were initially that the photo with the most Instagram votes wins, changed midway through the selection process, and new rules were appended. Ms. Lashley feels cheated and discriminated against. She said, “I’m never doing anything for Jamzone again.”

One More Mahdia Student Passes Away

The death toll of the deadly Mahdia Secondary School dorms fire has now increased to 20 as another beautiful soul who was hospitalized for severe burns transitions into the great beyond. Today, 13 year old Sherana Daniels was freed of her earthly sufferings following the Mahdia Dorms fire. She had been hospitalized and receiving intensive care since the night of the fire.

Guyana Celebrates Independence Shrouded in Grief

Friday, May 26th, 2023, was supposed to have been a glorious day for all Guyanese…a day of remembrance of the struggle for Independence and the subsequent victory. A day when the colonial power, Britain, like a parent who had nurtured a child, said to the nation, “you are now ready and capable to take care of your self.” Despite the fact that Independence in Guyana was viewed by many as premature and regressive, and the fact that it didn’t do much for Guyana in the past 57 years, Guyanese, engulfed in national pride, and fueled by hope for the future, still have much to celebrate.

Boa Vista, Brazil 3-Day Tour

The Boa Vista 3 Day tour leaves Lethem at around 5: PM on the afternoon of Day 1 and drops you back at around 5:30 PM on the afternoon of Day 3. During this tour, you will get a good glimpse of the magnificent city of Boa Vista in the border state of Roraima, Brazil. You will visit the city’s most beautiful spots. And you will also have a chance to shop your favorite Brazilian Products.

National Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Mahdia School Fire Victims Sees Enormous Turnout

A national candlelight vigil carried last evening, Tuesday, 23rd of May, 2023, at the Umana Yana in Georgetown, Region 4, Guyana, South America, in honor of the victims of the Mahdia Secondary School Dorm Fire which killed 19 students, saw an enormous turnout of emotionally laden people from all walks of life standing in solidarity with the friends, teachers, and families of those who lost their lives in the fire.

Moco Moco 999 Steps No Longer Open to Public

The well known Moco Moco 999 steps which became a sort of tourist attraction in Moco Moco Village, Region 9 is no longer open to the public for tourism purposes. The 999 steps is part of the earlier construction of the Moco Moco hydropower plant. After the failure of the hydropower plant, the steps became a popular tourists’ adventure partly for the view from the top and partly to test one’s physical abilities.

Team Mohameds Assists Man with Amputed Leg

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.

Plans Afoot to Restore Berbice 100-Window House

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.

The No. 63 Beach: A Popular Recreation Spot in Berbice

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,

Climbing Schomburgk’s Peak on the Kanuku Mountain Range in Region 9

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.

Uchii Falls in Region 7

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.

Video: Brave Woman Continues Filming Even After Hit by Bullet

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.

Orinduik Falls in Region 8

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 Falls in Region 9

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 in Region 7

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.

Amalia Falls is Located on the Kuribrong River, Region 8

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).

Tumatumarie Falls in Region 8

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.

Labor Day is Observed on May 1st Each Year

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.

President Ali Promises Free University Education by 2025

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.

Debunked: The 100-Window House is Not Haunted

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 in Kato Village, Region 8

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.

Teacher Recounts Horrible Experience of Having Her Car Slammed at Starbucks

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.

Swimmer Daniel Claxton Aspires to Take Guyana to the 2024 Olympics!

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.

The Opposition Needs to “Re-Engineer” Itself with New Leaders of All Races- Rickford Burke

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.

The Dangers of Hookah by Dr. Telford Layne

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.