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The Amazing Calabash of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock


By Dmitri Allicock


Calabash Tree

The calabash was one of the first cultivated plants in the world, grown not primarily for food, but for use as a water container. The bottle gourd may have been carried from Africa to Asia, Europe and the Americas in the course of human migration.

This tough prehistoric stubby looking tree belongs to the family Bignoniaceae and is rarely seen much taller than 15 feet with a leafy canopy that provide a natural shady cool playground for Guyanese children.

The light green calabash flower of five petals fuses into a funnel shape that give birth to large spherical fruits of more than one foot in diameter. The hard shell of the fruit encloses an acrid smelly whitish pulp and thin dark brown seeds. Continue reading

A Propose Metro Light Rail for Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

A Propose Metro Light Rail for Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

The close relationship between railways and the genera of development is distinctly defined by the prosperity and success that they brought throughout the globe.

GT transit sytemA group of young enterprising Guyanese based in both the USA and Guyana and associated with the University of Guyana has been trying to promote the idea of a Georgetown Light Rail Project that would ease the congestion of traffic, providing efficient, safe travel and the restoration of the garden city that Georgetown once was. A great idea for growth and development to accompany the rapidly growing capital and the modernization of Guyana was listed in the group’s proposal.

About the project:  The Georgetown, Guyana Light Rail Transit Project will create a light rail alignment that would travel an anticipated amount of miles, connecting  University of Guyana students, as well as the working class teens, children, adults and tourist of the city.   Continue reading