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Woo hoo – good road for Leguan November 2, 2016

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Leguan gets asphalt roads for first time

GINA, GUYANA, Monday, October 31, 2016

Leguan, Region Three residents, for the first time, are benefitting from asphaltic roads.

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said the road works are about 60 percent completed.

Ongoing road works in Leguan

“I have my mobile asphalt plant up there, and a full team of workers, and we should be completed within a week or two. We’re doing as much as possible hopefully, the entire Leguan…” the Minister explained.

Meanwhile, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that despite the many challenges experienced, work is moving apace on the roads. Minister Ferguson said that during the execution of works, the mobile asphalt plant had stopped generating asphalt for a few days, disrupting the pace of work.

“… we were able to have that rectified, so it’s currently up and running and the team from the Special Projects Unit within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, is continuing all the necessary works,” Minister Ferguson said.

Minister Patterson expressed pleasure that his ministry is bringing relief to the residents of the agricultural community.

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has been constructing, rehabilitating, and maintaining roads and bridges in Regions 1 to 6 and 10.

In the 2015 budget, $509M and $570M were awarded under the miscellaneous and urban roads programmes, respectively.  All works are expected to be completed in the second half of 2016.

For 2016, $1.4B was allocated for miscellaneous roads and $1.1B for urban roads.


By: Ranetta La Fleur


Humour October 15, 2016

Filed under: Guyanese-humour,Uncategorized — Leguanite @ 4:29 am
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Guyanese can’t find a job in Barbados so he opens a clinic and puts a sign outside ” GET TREATMENT FOR $20 – IF NOT CURED, GET BACK $100″
A Bajan lawyer thinks this is a great opportunity to earn $100 and goes to the clinic…
Lawyer: “I have lost my sense of taste”
GT: “Nurse, bring medicine from box no. 22 and put 3 drops in patient’s mouth”
Lawyer: “Ugh..this is kerosene”
GT: “Congrats, your sense of taste is restored. Give me $20”
The annoyed lawyer goes back after a few days to recover his money…
Lawyer: “I have lost my memory. I cannot remember anything”
GT: “Nurse, bring medicine from box no. 22 and put 3 drops in his mouth”
Lawyer (annoyed): “This is kerosene. You gave this to me last time for restoring my taste”
GT: “Congrats. You got your memory back. Give me $20”
The fuming lawyer pays him, and then comes back a week later determined to get back $100.
Lawyer: “My eyesight has become very weak”
GT “Well, I don’t have any medicine for that, so take this $100”
Lawyer (staring at the note): “But this is $20, not $100”
GT: “Congrats, your eyesight is restored. Give me $20”

You can’t beat a Guyanese….!

Source – Facebook


Million dollar 12 year old Guyanese

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A 12 year old Guyanese from Linden in Upper Demerara-Berbice has created a very simple mathematical theory that associate a person’s phone number with his/her age.

Louis Reyes who is in his sixth grade is a mathematics genius has been nicknamed after the Ancient Greek Mathematician Archimedes of Syracus.

It is an incredible and unbelievable formula which could take less than one minute to solve. American Multinational and Technology giant has offered the boy a lifetime scholarship and a signing fee of 30 million dollars to work with the company after graduation.

Steps of the formula has been listed below. Try it out.

1. Take the last digit of your phone number.
2. Multiply it by 2
3. Add 5 to it
4. Multiply the answer by 50
5. Add 1766
6. Subtract your year of birth

The answer you get must be 3 digits with the last two digits as your age.

 (Source: USAToday

Small scale farming picking up in Guyana October 13, 2016


Kingston Blues sung by Guyanese singer October 3, 2016

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Whereva Guyanese goh dey carry de culcha September 29, 2016

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Indo Guyanese have carved out their niche in New York and blazing the trail with tasty Guyanese foods and treats.  Other Guyanese do not have to feel homesick for their special foods and visitors get a chance to see how good Guyanese foods tastes.  Check it out when you visit Brooklyn.  Se article below


Wakenaam – a nice article September 10, 2016

I spent a lot of my August holidays at San Souci where my aunt Becca Sturge lived with her 8 children.  I had so much fun. Each school holidays either we went there or they came to Leguan. My mom – Sarah Schwartz Archer, are from Mara Johanna.  So Wakenaam is like a second home to me.  My aunt Becca lived for a few years in the States but has since returned to  MJ Wakenaam for a quiet retirement.  Hope you enjoy this story

The quiet farming island of Wakenaam