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Guyanese singing icon, Mark Holder, dies

Guyanese singer of international acclaim, Mark Holder, died  Thursday morning in Canada after a period of illness, relatives confirmed. He was 74 years old. Holder was recognised as a pioneer of Caribbean music and was well-known for songs such as “Something of Value” and “Hold On To Your First Love”. He had over the decades toured several countries and performed ...

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Republic Arch recommissioned

As Guyana prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary on February 23 as a Republic, the Republic Arch in the capital city, Georgetown, was recommissioned. The Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion recently rehabilitated the landmark. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Friday noted that the arch – a symbol of national pride – was situated amidst historic architecture including ...

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Guyanese dominate Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition

Two Guyanese earn the top prizes for the Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition at the Turks & Caicos International Film Festival Sunday, 17 November 2019, Castries, St. Lucia – The Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition, as part of the inaugural Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, announced the winners of the competition. Open to amateur filmmakers across the Caribbean, ...

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Drug treatment court to be established; Twelve Tribes Rasta group opposes immediate marijuana legalisation

Even as the Twelve Tribes of Israel Rastafarian group urged government not to legalise marijuana, the Guyana government announced that a drug treatment court would be established and would work closely with three government ministries. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo in making the announcement at a government outreach at Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara, said government demonstrated political will to remove ...

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Women’s rights activist and former WPA executive member, Andaiye, dies

Veteran Guyanese women’s activist and former member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Andaiye Williams died Friday after a prolonged battle with cancer, her longtime friend Joceyln Dow confirmed. Andaiye was 77 years old. Dow said Andaiye, a cancer survivor for 30 years, passed away at about 6:30 pm at the Woodlands Hospital in Georgetown. Demerara Waves Online News was ...

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Afro-Guyanese must unite, learn about self-identity, lobby for oil money, land reform – renowned academic

Internationally renowned Guyanese historian, Professor Kimani Nehusi on Sunday called for African-Guyanese organisations to unite, and he singled out the need for that racial group to have a sense of identity if they are to lobby the State to redistribute lands and spend some of the oil revenues on addressing the horrendous impacts of slavery. Speaking at an interactive session ...

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US President praises Guyana’s respect for democratic institutions; cites role in Hemispheric peace

United States President, Donald Trump on Friday said his country recognizes Guyana’s systems of democracy and governance. “As your government and the people of Guyana assess the future direction of your country, know that the United States recognizes and honors Guyana’s respect for the principles and integrity of democratic governance and institutions,” Trump told President David Granger in a letter ...

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Valerie Rodway’s music fosters ‘Guyaneseness’ President says at birth centenary ceremony

Guyana’s President David Granger Tuesday morning, reiterated the importance of arts and culture in fostering social cohesion, during a building re-dedication ceremony to commemorate the birth centenary of Mrs. Valerie Rodway, CCH, LRSM. The building located at Lot 94 Carmichael Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown was renamed the Valerie Rodway House in honour of Rodway’s work as a musician and her contribution ...

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