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Psychological Type Part ll, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Psychological Type Part ll

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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Today has been another long and full day teaching and facilitating the second part of the Type workshop we began last Wednesday. Like last week, Kaoma led us in a time of worship. Again it was inspiring and just what I needed having just received news ...

Rally at The West Bank, Goed Intent, West Bank Demerara, Guyana travel blog

Rally at The West Bank

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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A warm morning saw us up early and ready to be picked up to be taken to McFarlane Church at Goed Intent (pronounced Good Intent) on the West Bank of the Demerara River. There are a lot of interesting names of areas here, like this one 'Goed Intent' or ...

GCU Orientation, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

GCU Orientation

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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Tuesday morning we woke having both had better sleeps. Maybe we are adjusting at last!!!  We headed into the office mid-morning to meet up with Paulette (the General Secretary of the GCU) Keith (the Chairman of the GCU) and Janette (one of the local ...

A Catch-Up Day, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

A Catch-Up Day

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

... one of the big issues they face is many having to go to other countries when they have completed their degree at the University of Guyana. Apparently 60% cannot get work here. It is a huge issue for Guyana. Keama is a trained teacher and has received high ...

Leadership Development Workshop # 1 MBTI Part One, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Leadership Development Workshop # 1 MBTI Part One

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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Today we have had the privilege of doing our first MBTI Workshop in Guyana. It was the beginning of a series of four Leadership Development Workshops beginning with Part One of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. I am reminded again of what a wonderful tool ...

Time with the Sage, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Time with the Sage

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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... elder-statesman here in the church.A man of 77, he came into full-time ministry after he retired as the Chief Magistrate here in Guyana. As a young man, he went to London where he trained in law and after 10 years came back to Guyana to practice, making ...

The Parable of the Mouse-Trap, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

The Parable of the Mouse-Trap

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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Today during the meeting at Operation Restoration, one of the Pastors told this story..... A farmer was having a terrible issue with mice in the house so decided to set a mouse trap. When the mouse saw this he was terribly distressed and wondered what he ...

The Bags are Packed; We are Ready to Go......, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

The Bags are Packed; We are Ready to Go......

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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... to go in in the morning. Throughout the day people have been popping into the office with more gifts for us. We received some genuine Guyana gold pins - a brooch for me and a tie pin for Barry - from one of the West Bank group of Churches and then some ...

More First Impressions, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

More First Impressions

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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After another night of broken sleep (but well utilised talking to Beth in Auckland and Remaliah in Switzerland!!) we woke late to get ready for Church. Keith picked us up to take us to his second service - that being Clarkson Congregational Church at ...

Celebrating at Clarkson, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Celebrating at Clarkson

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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... along with the words, 'Our Thank You Seems So Small to All You've Done But It Comes From Our Heart. From the Guyana Congregational Union'. What a special gift to treasure. We have been given so much.    We so enjoyed worshiping again with ...

Light in the Darkness...., Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Light in the Darkness....

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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... In effect it meant carrying over 20kg - not a light load. He was very pleased with me. I now have brownie points to waste!!!! Despite Guyana being known at 'the land of many waters' it seems that it is not safe in any of the towns or villages to drink the ...

Extreme Security....., Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Extreme Security.....

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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We have often mentioned the extreme security measures that are necessary here in Guyana. We have 6 locks to deal with plus a security alarm to leave the property. Also most windows and doors have iron grills which has often caused deaths in the case of ...

The West Bank Demerara, West Bank, Demerara, Guyana travel blog

The West Bank Demerara

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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This morning saw us entering new territory again as we headed west, with Keith, to meet with the group of Churches known as the West Bank Demerara. It is to the west of Georgetown over the Demerara River. Their pastor had a stroke recently and so is on ...

"Understanding Yourself; Understanding Others" ...

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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... Development Workshops over 2 days with the ministers, pastors and church leaders out in this eastern side of coastal Guyana. Today was a full day running the Understanding Yourself; Understanding Others workshop. We were really pleased with the turn-out. ...

Celebrating the Creator and the Created, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Celebrating the Creator and the Created

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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This morning began with an amazing torrential downpour as the rainy season showed it hasn't finished with us yet. We managed to get some photos which shows the extent of it. Due to being 'summer' here now, along with these rains makes for very high ...

Matt and Jomine are Engaged!!!!, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Matt and Jomine are Engaged!!!!

A travel blog entry by barry.clare

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    As was arranged we woke early this morning - before sunrise - to join with Matt and Jomine as they celebrated their engagement. It has been exciting over the past few weeks since they told us that they were taking this next step in their ...

Home Again, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Home Again

A travel blog entry by tlvice

It's always good to return ...

Home Again, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Home Again

A travel blog entry by tlvice

It's always good to return ...

Arrived Safely, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Arrived Safely

A travel blog entry by guyanaproject

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... of our hostess, Rotarian Dorothy Poole with the Rotary Club of Napean-Kanata, who has offered us accommodations at her home here in Guyana.   It is a lovely old colonel home filled with many memories of an era gone by.  Dorothy is most ...

Donating to CCH & Introducing

Donating to CCH & Introducing "Max, the Cat"

A travel blog entry by guyanaproject

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Today we visited the Guyana Red Cross Children's Convalescent Home (CCH) to make our family and friends donations for the children. Ewin Trotman, the Administrator at CCH, was very grateful for the many items which included clothing, bibs, hats, socks, ...

St. Vincent's de Paul Care Centre, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

St. Vincent's de Paul Care Centre

A travel blog entry by guyanaproject

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... facility, opened in 2007, focused on patients with chronic illness, many whom are living or dying with AIDS.  Of note, in Guyana, over 30% of individuals that have HIV/AIDS are also co-infected with TB.    Sheridan Bacchus, the ...

Downriver to Parika, Parika, Guyana travel blog

Downriver to Parika

A travel blog entry by tlvice

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Arriving at the pier, I saw our captain from the O-BAMA.  I thought he was going to take us on his boat again.  He said he was not leaving until later in the day.  Instead, we were ushered onto the Sariah. As soon as we boarded I could see ...

Lethem, Lethem, Guyana travel blog

Lethem

A travel blog entry by dcoleman

Go to ...

Home Again, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Home Again

A travel blog entry by tlvice

It's always good to return ...

Move to Anna Regina, Anna Regina, Guyana travel blog

Move to Anna Regina

A travel blog entry by dcoleman

Move to Anna ...

Home After Only 37 Hours, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Home After Only 37 Hours

A travel blog entry by tlvice

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The one and one-half hour flight from Barbados to Georgetown seemed to be the longest of the entire trip.  We landed at Georgetown at 13:30, some 12 hours late and after nearly 37 hours of travel. As per usual, it took us just over an hour to ...

Workshop for Home-based Care, Ministry of Health, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Workshop for Home-based Care, Ministry of Health

A travel blog entry by guyanaproject

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... ; However, they recognize they have cleared a path for those to come and are the beginnings of Community Health Nursing (CHN) in Guyana (different from Public Health Nursing).  Although in Canada, there was an inaugural meeting in 1987, it was 2003 ...

oh my goodness, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

oh my goodness

A travel blog entry by benemills

We arrived in Georgetown! ...

And then the rains came, Lethem, Guyana travel blog

And then the rains came

A travel blog entry by eddiedoyle

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... (the authority) have sent my papers to my son in Sweden, completely ignoring the fact that I am officially a resident of Guyana, which is recognised by the Swedish tax authorities!!. As a friend said the Swedish authorities might do better chasing some ...

This Ain't Your Neighborhood Dominoes, Turkeyen, Guyana travel blog

This Ain't Your Neighborhood Dominoes

A travel blog entry by tlvice

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Last night was the long awaited Embassy domino tournament.  One of my maintenance crew members had approached me with the idea a couple of months ago.  He told me the last time there was a tournament the Facility Management crew won.  He ...

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