After outlining some of the historical hardships that confronted African Guyanese, the dire condition in which Africans still find themselves and some of the more recent international and nations responses to this condition, President David Granger, in his presentation to the Fourth Annual State of the African Guyanese Forum organized by the Cuffy 250 Committee, concluded that “This is the time to organize and mobilise so that at the end of the decade, the Government and the Guyanese people can report confidently they have achieved the objectives of the United Nations International Decade for people of African Descent.
Now that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro seems to be closing all avenues for a peaceful resolution of his country’s crisis, the international community should put some serious pressure on him to allow a constitutional referendum this year.
Interviews and photos by Dreylan Johnson and David Papannah
Given Guyana’s recent oil find and preparations to begin exploiting it in five years the man and woman in the street were asked to say what areas should be focused on and what projects should be embarked on by the government once Guyana begins receiving revenue from oil.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj
This village is the third of the same name that the World Beyond Georgetown has visited. Features have already been done on Good Hope, Essequibo Coast and Good Hope, East Bank Essequibo.
Questioning of the Minister of Health by opposition members last Monday on an item seeking approval for $31,080,000, revealed that the sum was intended as expenses for renting a bond for the storage of pharmaceuticals.
Almost four decades ago, a then 17-year-old Charmaine Stuart fell in love with the Guyana Police Force’s ‘Band Complex,’ as she not only got to be involved in music—her heart’s desire—but “the discipline” involved in it.
One of my earliest awareness moments upon my return to live in Guyana (I have mentioned it before) took place in a visit to a major hardware store in Georgetown in search of some half-inch bolts to secure the posts of a wood fence.