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A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT LEGUAN General Report of the Emigration Commissioner (1845) (Archival Record) February 5, 2017

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In Leguan 11 estates have received Coolies, from 20 to 30 each; on two, in isolated. parts of the island, there was not the discipline or attention paid to them that existed on the other; determined drunkenness seemed to reign there. I have directed the stipendiary magistrate to remove the people to other estates, if he finds that they still continue unruly and ill behaved.
The long-continued drought has so arrested the labour of the estates, that in general there is little employment for hands On estates whose means are not embarrassed, labour is created in various ways; but where means are limited, the object of the attorneys and managers is to save useless expenditure; labour is there reduced to its minimum; amongst other causes of complaint, that of not being allowed to earn a double task was expressed.
In general where the Coolies are sober, they are remarkably free from sores; when the Coolies were mustered for my inspection, there always appeared with them an old negress, who seemed as anxious about their appearance as the manager; the care of keeping the feet clear of the infesting chigo, is made by both of first necessity.

Of the 11 estates supplied with emigrants, 1O received them in February, one on the ‘25tl1 instant. The attorney of two or three estates of the earlier location has already been entrusted with money earned by these people, to transmit to their friends in India.
Leguan lost more of its labouring population after emancipation in 1838 than many other districts, and its productiveness has therefore diminished greatly; parties now lament their want of foresight in not selling from the beginning, what is now general, lots of land on the estates, which would have prevented the constant withdrawal of the labourers, who purchased land in common either on the river Demerara or on the east coast
The whole island, as well as Wakenhaam, is now covered with hamlets, villages, and free settlements, and many of its former population are now returning; the location of the Coolies, added to a supply of Africans formerly distributed amongst the estates, would have increased the crops this year considerably but for the drought.

(Credit for this article and picture  goes to my friend Hans who lives on the Island)


Guyana’s Jubilee celebrations in Winnipeg November 18, 2016


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

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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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