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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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The objective of this page is to connect potential buyers both in and out of the Rupununi with the producers of Rupununi products. This page will be updated from time to time. So check back if you don’t see what you are looking.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.