Peter Halder – Curriculum Vitae

Peter Halder – Curriculum Vitae

Pen Name: Peter Halder


Address: Virginia, USA

Place of Birth: Georgetown, Guyana

Education: Primary and Secondary education- Guyana;

Tertiary Education- United Kingdom and Trinidad and



Career: Journalist, Guyana Government Service,

Diplomatic Service, Commonwealth Expert, Fiji

Government Service


Awards: NLP Editor’s Awards, Order of Merit- Egypt,

Lifetime Achievement Award- Guyana Cultural Association

Writer: Published Novel- The Cat of Muritaro,

Nostalgias, Short Stories, Poems on the Internet.





  • Vickram Singh  On August 13, 2013 at 2:03 am

    good evening Mr Peter Halder
    Allow me this opportunity to say how delighted reading your excellent article on the Wai-Wai Tribe of Guyana
    I am the publisher /editor of a new publication originating in Guyana called INCREDIBLE GUYANA This will be a qarterly magazine.
    Both Dmitri Alicock and Tangerine Clarke have written for me before
    when i was the editor and publisher for the in-flight magazine of the now defunct EZJET airlines
    I would appreciate if you can be kind enough to contribute to our magazine and whether we can have your permission to reprint some of your excellent work
    Vickram Singh

  • Peter Halder  On August 13, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I’ll have to think about it.

  • Vickram Singh  On August 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    above is the link to the last magazine
    pls review

  • Peter Halder  On August 15, 2013 at 5:25 pm


  • de castro  On September 12, 2013 at 6:09 am

    friends guyanese countrymen and women
    lend me your ears….
    may your writings remain in the minds and hearts of guyanese all over our planet….

    The GOOD that we do should live after us
    The BAD buried with our bones

    so let it be

    we are all re-writing history as survivors of our past generation
    history was written by the victors
    it is re-written by the victims
    we are but victims of our society
    uncorruptably so !

    kamptan “write-on”

  • Joyti Sharma  On February 11, 2014 at 5:30 am

    Hi Peter,

    I never imagined reading your blog/reviews but thanks to modern day technology its great to hear from your again.
    You may not remember me, but I remember you very well from Fiji days. My dad was Rajeshwar Sharma and I have some great memories of our get together’s in Fiji.

    Regards to you & your family

    • Peter Halder  On February 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      Hello Joyti,
      It was both a surprise and a pleasure to hear from you. The last time I saw you was at your wedding. I understand you migrated to Australia and your entire family to New Zealand. We left Fiji in 1994 and have lived here in Virginia ever since. Our daughter and eldest child Chemaine died 10 years ago. She was a broadcaster in Radio Fiji. The boys are all married and doing well. With best wishes to you and your entire family.

  • de castro  On February 11, 2014 at 7:33 am

    August 13 to February 14
    6 entries……! I enjoy Guyanese on line …reading and writing contributing
    in a positive way “gratis” for the enlightenment of our future generations
    understanding of matters Guyanese both past present and future readings.
    I belong to a lost generation of Guyanese who have lived in “exile” not
    entirely by choice but by circumstances….left “Guiana” in 1962 to do military service RAF UK …returning to Guyana 1968 working and living in Essequibo
    Bartica New Amsterdam Mackenzie and finally Georgetown before returning to UK
    to follow a trade union career in Royal Mail UK PLC.
    Now retired 10 years transgressing the globe with base camp in Europe
    Latin America my two favourite destinations….
    My dreams and visions are for a “freer and fairer” world
    One people one nation one destiny
    A legacy in words not action of one of our famous Guyanese
    leaders that helped to destroy a nation “un-united” by its politics
    and its religion.
    A neither political or religious in my beliefs only “realistic”

    In polite respect for the opinions of all who contribute to Guyanese
    on line “today tomorrow yesterday”
    My thanks to both Cyril and the internet for making this possible.
    In Gatwick on way to Malpensa and then Malaya.


  • Joyti Sharma  On February 12, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Dear Peter,

    Lovely to hear from you, I am really saddened to hear about Chemaine. I remember her very well as she was a few years younger then me and we went to the same school. I am at a loss of words, and can only say that time is great healer.
    I am still in Australia and so are both my brothers, mum and my sisters are still in New Zealand.
    Arveen and I are on our own, both my sisters are married and have 2 boys each and Praveen has 2 grown up girls.
    If ever you pass by Australia, do drop by and say hi, I am in Sydney, Praveen my eldest brother is in Perth and Arveen is in Canberra.
    If you ever you pass by Australia, do drop by and say hi, I am in Sydney, Praveen my eldest brother is in Perth and Arveen is in Canberra.


  • John Weir  On March 31, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Dear Peter, I was particularly interested to find and read your article on Alexander Alexander.
    I didn’t know him personally but he was the father of my Uncle Das (Full name Alexander Das Howell Alexander). I also knew his daughters Girlie and Motie.

    I was wondering if you could point me towards any more photographs related to this man and his work?

    In the past I had come across entries about him in the Who’s Who of Guyana and also an entry in the History of the Salvation Army. Given the prominence in that organisation that he eventually gained, it is interesting to note that they initially failed to take him seriously and his work for the Indians started very much off his own bat.

  • Ivan Whippy  On August 31, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Hi Mr Halder,

    I have finally found you… I don’t know if you remember me… but Chemaine and I were friends in our final year in high school at Suva Grammar School.

    Though it has been some 20 years since I last saw you and the family, and 10 years since the passing of Chemaine, I still think you guys guys quite a bit. .. especially Chemaine… my chest stil tightens when I think of her… I still can hear her laughter… I still listen to Michael Jackson because of her…

    She was especially fond of Shane… how is he doing….

    How is Mrs Halder doing…

    How are the other 2 boys…

    Please give them all my love…

    My email address is… pls contact me when you can…

    I am so excited to have finally found you… I sincerely hope that you are faring well my friend…

    Kind regards and loloma

  • de Castro compton  On September 1, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Small world ! Thanks to internet ……Google et al

  • R. Harry Betancourt  On October 23, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Dear Mr. Halder,

    On Amazon, several of your books are available only on Kindle. Can I get them in Paperback?

    Thank you.

    R. Betancourt
    Washington, DC

  • Maurice Halder  On April 3, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Dear Mr Halder,
    I happened upon your website and blog while trying to find a cousin from New Zealand who shares the same name. I was very surprised to find someone with our family surname from Guyana and wonder if you know the history of where your family came from originally? I have done considerable research into our family history but am not aware of a connection with Guyana.

    If you wish to contact me I would love to hear from you.

    Kind Regards

    Maurice Halder

  • Peer Halder  On April 3, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    For the information you requested, scroll down to previous posts to “On The Street Where I Lived – Updated”
    Peter Halder

  • Geeta Hardath  On April 15, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Dear Mr Halder
    Thanks for the information on Buck or Blue crab. Would you happen to know why the crab might be called Buck crab? Could it be that the natives who came out to catch the crabs were known to the local people as Buck people?. I might be so wrong here
    Geeta Hardath- London UK

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