Story and photos by Roger Wong
Hidden behind thick forest, about eleven miles off the Soesdyke-Linden Highway St Cuthbert’s Mission sits amid a vast display of flora and fauna and is home to more than 1,200 Indigenous Guyanese.
Guyanese under 30 years of age will likely have no knowledge of it, but there was a time in our country when there was a ritual, common in many of the middle class homes, that involved the process of bringing wood floors to a shine by buffing them by hand using wax.
This column is the last in a series of nine successive columns devoted to addressing the United Nations (UN) Post-2015 Development Agenda and its related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Allamanda commonly called Buttercup or Golden Trumpet originated in Brazil and comes from the Apocynaceae family.
Allamanda was named after Frédéric-Louis Allamand a Swiss Botanist who collected the seeds from South America and sent them to his countryman Carl Linnaeus in 1770.
Allergies associated with Rhinitis and Sinusitis
Last week we dealt with Sinusitis and Rhinitis (in Greek, Rhis means nose) as being the result of nose infections, or as an accompaniment to special viral diseases of Canine Distemper, Parainfluenza, etc.
The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), also known as the Stinkbird, or Canje Pheasant is the national bird of Guyana. The alternative name of “stinkbird” is derived from the bird’s manure-like odour, caused by its digestive system.
When the chess history of the year 2015 is written, the FIDE World Cup must be mentioned. The tournament was a gruelling 128-player elimination affair which was contested over 25 days and concluded on Monday at Baku, Azerbaijan.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj
In 1954, two-year-old Nebert Perch left her home in Buxton and travelled with her mother Una Bobb Samuels and four-year-old brother Rudolph to a tiny village called Supply, today known as Support.