Guyana Then And Now

Gallery Mackenzie Today – Keith Gordon



  1. I remember Demba Trade School. My father Manly Binning was a teacher there, especially when the exams were being held, they needed him the most at that time.

    Comment by Deanna Peterson — November 28, 2010 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

  2. I remember Dorny, or Mr. D’Ornellas who taught there while I was working up in the Mackenzie at the RBC Branch, peiod 63-66. He was an excellent teacher and a very avid drinker. Also a great prankster. When drinking proved your manhood thse were the days I lived and survived in Mackenzie.

    Great materail coverage. Brought back memories of life gone by.

    Chow for now,

    Greg DeCastro

    Comment by Gregory DeCastro — July 13, 2011 @ 9:16 pm | Reply

  3. I grew up in Mackenzie as a Demba brat. I left at age 11 in 67. Those were good times.

    Comment by John G — August 4, 2011 @ 4:09 am | Reply

  4. I was born a mud head as a mackenzie Demba brat in 1952, have many fond memories the best child hood fishing piria, catfish off the farm trough or the docks at Watooka club. It is a shame to see how the place has deteriorated. But congratiulations on whoever is looking after the club aund pool.
    Oh those lazy days around the pool with friends I still keep in touch with, now living in the 4 corners of the globe Japan, Brazil, Canada, Australia
    Oh those beautiful sand hills hours of fun. May Guyana live on peacefully as the slow current of the demerara

    Robert Castel

    Comment by Robert Castel — November 1, 2011 @ 2:55 am | Reply

    • I worked for Jack Castel in the Bauxite Mills,any connection? if so where is he now.I enjoyed working for him. Lennox Chapman

      Comment by Lennox Chapman — January 28, 2013 @ 4:50 pm | Reply

      • Robert is the son of Jack Castel. Jack passed away years ago, but his wife is still is still fine – I said hello to her via Skype a couple of years ago while visiting Robert.

        Comment by Doug Wong — March 4, 2013 @ 2:00 am

      • This is for Mr. Lennox Chapman ( Chappie) Did you attend St Aidan’s School in the time of The Kilkenney’s. Some classmates Francis Chapelle
        Stanley Jonas, (Brother) P Winslow Parris, Alwin Graham, Horace Alder, Irwin Stanley the works?

        Comment by Desmond Livingstone (Stonesie) — March 21, 2016 @ 2:51 pm

  5. Nice pictures but I don’t see any about the alumina plant if you have any could please send me some especially building 7A and 9A but as I say many as possible thank you an old worker from the pump crew from 70 to 76

    Comment by Ernest Stephens — October 9, 2017 @ 4:59 pm | Reply

  6. І coᥙld not resist commenting. Ⅴery ѡell written!

    Comment by Lashay — November 2, 2018 @ 3:20 am | Reply

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