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Football Report

in 1968 - 1969

  Congratulations to the senior football team who were successfull in winning the Dr. Ramdeholl Trophy by defeating the Berbice Educational Institute and Victoria High School teams.  For a team which has not been practising regularly they performed very well together.  Captain Sandford played a captain's post in both games.  Goal-keeper Poonai also did well in the second game against Victoria, as did Humphrey our centre forward.  Special mention also to the full backs Fraser and Johnson.   The team is as follows: J. Poonai (Goal-keeper), C. Fraser, B. Batson, R. Mc Laren, J. Blair (Full Backs), S. Johnson, A. Sandford (Captain) Link, (Centre Field), M. Hart, L Humphrey, M. Cadore A. Fsaser. J. PoonaiAthletic Captain...

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The Problems of the 20th Century

in 1966 - Golden Jubilee

  The Twentieth Century we may probably characterise as the most prodigal in the history of the World.  In every avenue and in every sphere, the earth's resources are being used up at a rate never before equalled.  Land is being artihcially fertilized and remade so as to provide adequate food supply for the world's increasing population.  Industries are using up resources so speedily that a natural change is brought about.   A new environment is naturally being created for us, an environment which though for the time is satisfying our demands; will in the future create hardships or will be helpful to our successors; will create habitable conditions or will prove deterrent. Human life is not a simple thing like stepping from one condition into another automatically.  Life, before becoming so complicated, had its origin in a simple and uncompllcated form in the single cell by a process of evolutionary changes into higher and higher forms.  Changes are still taking place as evident from one ice age to another. Since mankind has successfully planted his foot on the earth and has trodden its pathways, there has been remarkable changes brought because of necessity and demand on his part in satisfying his needs.  But at the same time there has been no significant change in the earth's 24,902 miles circumference, its 145 million square miles of ocean, its 58 million square miles of land surface.   If the 14,710 million acres of cultivable land and about 2 acres per person living today. It is obvious since we live within limited bounds, every change we make in our environment would have a significant effect on mankind.  We must realise that as we alter things we will have to adjust to existing conditions.  Darwin's theory of survival of the fittest does not mean survival of the best, but the survival of those that are best fitted to cope with existing circumstances.  Evolution not only propounds what we came from, but the hope of changing to the logical conclusion. {mospagebreak}To what extent then shall the change we bring about to our environment have and effect the change we will undergo? One existing and pressing problem to be faced is the world's increasing population. ...

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Inter School Sports

in 1966 - Golden Jubilee

  Despite excellent performances by most of its athletes Berbice High was outscored by Victoria High in the Inter-High School athletic meeting at the Mental Hospital grounds on November 18.  The final score of 230 for V.H.S. to 215 for B.H.S. exemplifies the close and exciting competition between the two rivals.  Berbice Educational Institute finished a distant third with 115 points.   The defeat was in large part due to the lack of second and third place points.  B.H.S. actually gained the most first places, 19 compared to 14 for V.H.S. and 12 for B.E.I.  Berbice High had most of the stars, winning five and tying for one of the eight individual age group chaxnpionships, but as the results show, this was not enough to win the team titles. Residents of New Amsterdam were out in force to watch the exciting races and jumps, and the athletes gave them plenty to cheer about.  Besides the close team battle between B.H.S. and V.H.S. the spectators saw some outstanding individual performances.  Many of the "star" athletes were Berbice High Students. Together with two other athletes A. Elgin tied for the girls under 13 athletic championship.  She won the high jump at 3 feet 8 inches and placed second in the 80 yard sprint.  In addition she ran on the 440 relay team which only narrowly lost to B.E.I. Swift R. Anderson was the champion athlete for boys under 13. His feats included victory in the 100 in the time of 12.7 and running the anchor leg on the 440 relay.  When Anderson received the baton he was even with the Victoria runner, but coming round the last turn the Berbice High speedster made the other runner look like he was standing still.  In the girls 13-15 group R. Sinclair remained unbeatable. She gained impressive wins in the 100 and 150 yard sprints, and helped the relay team to victory.  This easily earned her the athletic championship for her age group.  L. Beharry won that honour in the boys 13-15 group.  He broke the tape in the 100 and 220 yard sprints with times of 11.9 and 28.5, then came back to anchor the 440 relay team to sizable victory with a...

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Inter-Schools Christian Fellowship

in 1966 - Golden Jubilee

  The I.S.C.F group takes pride in giving this report of its progress during the last year.  The group was revived during the early part of 1965 with the visit of staff workers Messrs R. T. Bell and N. Cowan from Jamaica.  The committee, which has now been increased to sixteen, comprises Mr. H. C. Buchan, sponsor, and Messrs P. Blunt and M. Rambali.   Student leaders are Mas. R.Ramdeholl, president; Mas. A. Rambali, vice-president; Mrs. R. Sunthgoolam secretary; Miss B. Kendall, treasurer and Miss L. Glasgow, librarian.  Besides these there are other "livewires" such as, Miss G. Leach and L. Beharry (V A II), M. Joseph (V), Miss M. Sanford and M. Henry (V B II), A. Sanford (V) and J. Munroe (IV B). A typical programme of activities for each term consists of at least two addresses by Ministers of Religion, Bible study, discussions and debates, bible quiz, presentation of short papers and one sack-lunch on a mid-day.  Our society is also proud of having served as the focal point from which I.S.C.F. groups have been successfully launched at V.H.S. and B.E.I., the two other secondary schools in our community. So far our group had the privilege of being visited three times by Staff worker Mr. N. Cowan, now stationed in Trinidad.  Mr. Cowan who gave us much encouragement on his second visit, by the request of our sponsor Mr. H. Buchan and through the auspices of the Gideons, five hundred New Testaments were distributed to the students. Our library was started as a result of the donation of a number of books by Mr. Cowan and Mr. Buchanan, President of the Goorgetown Committee.   Mr. Cowan was treated to a social by the three groups of I.S.C.F'ers at a joint meeting held in the upper flat of the Science building.  The members of the Berbice Committee including Rev. Soloman, president, and Miss Benons, secretary, were also present. Our hope and prospects for further increase are great.  Our influence is steadily spreading and God has blessed us greatly.  We look to the future in confident anticipation of greater and higher achievements for our Lord. Ronaid...

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Congratulations

in 1966 - Golden Jubilee

Congratulations to the following:   Mr. S. S. Ramphal on his appointment as Minister of State and Attorny General of Guyana Mr. A. P. Alleyne, Speaker of the National Assembly. Mr. G. Kennard – General Manager of the Guyana Development Coporation Mr. W. Stuart-Young, President of the Berbice Chamber of Commerc. Mr. D. A. Dow on being honourod with the Member of the British Empire Mr. M. Poonai who has been elected a member of the National Assembly Mr. C. J. E. Fung-A-Fat, on his appointment as Acting Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court Mr. D. Jhappan on his appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Guyana Mr. Winston Haynes on his appointment as an Accountant with the Guyana Electric Corporation Mr. Norman Semple on his appointment as Labour Officer Mr. Willet Floris on his appointment as District Commissioner (Actg.) Mr. Leslie Johnson, Administrative Assistant at the Financial Secretariat Mr. Haroon Samad on his appointment as Deputy-Principal, Corentyne High School Rev. Neville Lalljee being made a Canon of the Anglican Church in Guyana Mr. Neville Bissember on being made Minister of Information   Congratulations to the following who are engaged:   Greta Beharry to David Turley (V.S.O.) Chandrawattie Mangru to Cecil Kennard Joan Lachman to Cyril Dabydin Noreen Khan to Neil Dow Joan Jones to William Choo-son...

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Cricket Activities

in 1968 - 1969

Cricket Activities of the school year beginning in 1968 and continuing into 1969.   The year began with the House Competition being run off.  Mackay House emerged winners after narrowly beating Pugsley House in the final. The School Competition began in the Christmas Term and continued into the Easter Term.  In the first match Berbice High School edged out Berbice Educational Institute to start off the season in fine style.  The pattern soon changed for the better, for Smythstown Secondary and National High were both overwhelmed, suffering innings defeats.  Berbice High School thus emerged winners of Zone 1.  A combined side containing six members from Berbice High School went to Skeldon to play Zone 3.  After winning the first innings, we were defeated in the second, thereby losing the match. It can therefore be seen that Berbice High School had a successful school year on the cricket field.   Back Row: M. Ramdass, R. Arjune, N. Madray, J. Blair, Mr. Hoyle (Coach), S. Thomas, R. Persaud, S. Johnson Front Row: I. Poonai, H. Prashad, L. Rohoman (Captain), E. Bhagwandin, J. Harris Pen Portraits R. Arjune An opening bowler who can move the ball into the batsman very well. His main weakness is that he does not make the batsman play enough early in his innings. His batting leaves much to be desired. A slow fieldsman. J. Blair A promising young opening batsman. with a very sound defence. A fair fielder but a poor catcher of the ball. Too impulsive. E. Bhagwandin An energetic and at times brilliant all rounder. Bowls a clever off break and possesses some thrilling scoring strokes. A good fielder with a safe pair of hands. A Guyana Youth Team trialist. C. Beharry A very good left arm spinner who can bowl on an immaculate length all day long. A batsman who does collect runs, but tends to hit accross the flight of the ball too often. A fair fielder. S. Johnson He finally decided to take cricket seriously and has had a successful year. Moves the ball both ways and throws in the odd banner for good measure. Very slow fielder, but a safe catch. N. Madray A hard hitting opening batsman who can at...

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