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December 27, 2006


Ken Lam

Both the Portuguese and the Chinese evaporated from Guyana once the politics became unmanageable - like rats from a sinking barge.

Burnham was ruthless and dictatorial and did everything to alienate the middle class, who he saw as his greatest

Cheddi and Janet may have adopted the banner of communism because it was in vogue among the third world countries at the time, however their political approach was more inclusive of all of the country’s population.

Were they to have succeeded before Burnham it would have been more likely that you would have had to visit Guyana to meet your true love.

Unfortunately it has been too long since the majority of Guyanese migrants left that country for safer havens for them to consider returning.

We meet in high school reunions annually in Toronto, London, and New York to try to recapture memories of our long lost youthful days in Guyana, but that is as far as it goes.

Yes - and a couple of us got stuck in the Bahamas on our way north.

You can use your nose at Christmas to trace the smell of garlic, but that is only one of the ethnic dishes Guyanese are noted for.

Davidson Hepburn

Thank you very much for the information. My wife’s most favourite dish is garlic pork. She prepares it whenever the spirit moves her.

All the best for 2007 and beyond

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