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Born and grew up in Kingston, a suburb of Georgetown, Guyana. Currently residing in Canada
Born and grew up in Kingston, a suburb of Georgetown, Guyana. Currently residing in Canada

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WAKENAAM(Dutch Verb)

Literal English meaning: Waiting for a Name

From Wikipedia:

Geography
Location Essequibo River
Archipelago Essequibo Islands
Area 17.5 km2 (6.8 sq mi)
Administration
Guyana
Essequibo Islands-West Demerara
Demographics
Population 10,000
Wakanaam is an island of about 17.5 square miles (45 km2) at the mouth of the Essequibo River of Guyana. One of the largest islands (the others being Leguan and Hog Island) in the Essequibo Islands group, it was settled at one time by the Dutch in the 18th Century; the name Wakanaam is Dutch meaning "waiting for a name" and still contains old Dutch graves at various locations on the island. The island, like most other islands in the Essequibo River in Guyana, is characterized by green vegetation, blue skies and cool breeze from the Atlantic. Wakanaam has multiple villages which include Maria's Pleasure, Good Success, Sans Souci, Melville, Belle Plaine, Sarah, Zeelandia, Friendship, Bank Hall, Meer Zorg, Caledonia, Free and Easy, Arthurville, Palmyra, Maria Johanna, Domburg, Fredericksburg, Noitgedacht, Rush Brook, and Ridge.

Population
The island has a population of approximately 10,000 people. Island population consists mainly of people of Indian and African descent, with smaller percentages of the descendants of other races

Economy
The economy of Wakanaam is based on agriculture. Farming is the main occupation. Farmers grow rice, coconut and various vegetables and roots. Its inhabitants also raise cattle both for milk and for meat and engage in fishing, though this is done on a small, private scale.

Famous people
West Indies cricket batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan was born on Wakanaam.
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LA BONNE INTENTION (French Noun)

Relevance: LBI Village, Guyana

English meaning: Good Intention / Good Purpose

Synonyms: Kindness, Affection, Benevolence, Graciousness

Usage: The man entered politics with good intentions, but greed and ambition derailed his purpose
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PEDAL (Noun)

Definition:

1. Each of a pair of foot-operated levers used for powering a bicycle or other vehicle propelled by the legs.

2. A foot-operated throttle, brake, or clutch control in a motor vehicle.

USAGE: He pressed the brake pedal and swerved to avoid hitting the pedestrian.

PEDAL (Verb)

Move by working the pedals of a bicycle.

USAGE: "They pedaled along the canal's bike path"
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VEXATION (Noun)

Meaning:
the state of being annoyed, frustrated, or worried.

Synonyms: annoyance, irritation, exasperation, indignation, anger, crossness, displeasure, pique, bile, disgruntlement, bad mood; informal aggravation

Example: "she stamped her foot in vexation"
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