DESMOND SAUL GROUNDED IN FAMILY CELEBRATES 70th BIRTHDAY

DESMOND SAUL GROUNDED IN FAMILY CELEBRATES 70th BIRTHDAY

By Waltie Ainsworth

Family and friends from every ethic enclave in North America and the Caribbean showed up to celebrate the 70th birthday of beloved Desmond Fitzpatrick Saul….a native of the People’s Republic of Victoria.

The gala was held at the Georgetown Club and the Buxton Pride Steel Orchestra and Brass Circle set the mood and pace for the large family gathering that embraced Desmond. Desmond was born January 23rd and is the 8th of 9 children of the late Paul and Mildred Saul.  Desmond has one other sibling under 70… Edgar Mortimer, who is just as eager to join the geriatric club.  Continue reading

HOLLY AINSWORTH TUDOR SERENADED BY HUSBAND AT 60TH BIRTHDAY

HOLLY AINSWORTH TUDOR SERENADED BY HUSBAND AT 60TH BIRTHDAY

By Waltie Ainsworth

The weekend of January reproduced the softer and melodic side of Linden Tudor as he gave credence to his wife Holly, attaining the noble and significant age of 60.

Each attendee had to follow the strict dress code of denim and white as mischievous and prolific drummer and classmate of Holly, Jeggae, made the momentous affair a rant-am poosh- am something.

Holly changed her outfit about three times and it was the slits on each that signalled to Jeggae how fast or how slow and how intense the infectious music must sound.  Continue reading

BUXTON’S PREMIER RESIDENT IN LONDON, FELIX LONDON DIES

BUXTON’S PREMIER RESIDENT IN LONDON, FELIX LONDON DIES

By Waltie Ainsworth

The younger brother of Coolie London, Mr. Claude Felix London, has died.

Felix, 91, migrated to London since Adam days but has always kept and maintained a healthy relationship with the 6 generations of his family in Buxton and East Orange and Baltimore and Connecticut.

Over the weekend, scores of relatives will take advantage of group rates from several air lines as they abort America’s frigid zone for London’s….. All in the name of good family relations.   [Details in link below] Continue reading

CLASSIC CASE OF TLBD FOR THE NEW YEAR – By Waltie Ainsworth

CLASSIC CASE OF TLBD FOR THE NEW YEAR

By Waltie Ainsworth

TLBD (too long between drinks)…………. The airlines to the Caribbean will have to do a better job in providing on board meals and beverages especially at this time when fuel prices are below two dollars a gallon. Here is a classic case of lack of passenger loyalty to a person who travels every year at this time to GT to celebrate her birthday.

Ingrid is a career medical practitioner and lives and works out in Colorado. Come Christmas she would work all available shifts but when the New Year rolls around she takes off and heads for the sunshine to soak up all the sun and fun year after year after year in January. But this year was different Ingrid fell into the stereotype of not making sufficient and timely arrangement to travel. Normally she uses Caribbean Airlines but after a series of bad experiences including TLBD, she has upgraded to flight Jamaica and enjoys the nonstop drinks for nine hours.  Continue reading

Black magic – Toil and trouble – Superstition and secrecy – The Economist

Black magic – Toil and trouble

Superstition and secrecy have created a problem police are struggling to tackle

IT WAS during a rehearsal in the Arc Pentecostal church in Stratford, east London, that Samuel Taveres first noticed one of his choristers was possessed by a demon. Approaching cautiously, the young preacher asked the demon’s name. It had an answer ready, using familiar words from an exorcism scene in the New Testament: “I am legion”. “This meant,” says Mr Tavares, “that a lot of different demons were in there.” The choir spent the rest of the day praying and commanding the spirits to leave the woman, who was also schizophrenic. It was a struggle, says Mr Tavares, “and I’m not sure she is fully delivered even now.”

Such dramas are not unusual in Pentecostal churches: many offer weekly exorcisms. The faith, popular among Britain’s African and Brazilian populations, as well as many white Britons, was the country’s fastest-growing Christian denomination in 2005-15. But a connection to child abuse in some startup African Pentecostal churches is troubling the police.

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Nothing to fear… …but four itself

Nothing to fear… …but four itself

THE lift at 1009 Expo Blvd in Vancouver goes directly from the 12th floor to the 15th. The omission of the 13th caters to Western superstitions. The absent 14th acknowledges an Eastern anxiety. The numeral four sounds in Mandarin and Cantonese like the word for death. Fourteen sounds like “certain death”; 24 is “easy death”. 1009 Expo is missing the fourth, 24th and 34th floors as well.  Continue reading

Nelson Mandela’s stepdaughter beaten – Global image for domestic abuse

Nelson Mandela’s stepdaughter beaten, blinded by boyfriend

MEG WAGNERNEW YORK DAILY NEWS 11/17/2015 1:39 PM ET

ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Josina Machel, the daughter of Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel, said a brutal domestic attack left her blind in one eye.

Nelson Mandela’s stepdaughter said her boyfriend viciously beat her on her mom’s birthday — a ruthless attack that left her blind in one eye.

Josina Machel — the daughter of the late South African revolutionary’s widow, Graça Machel — said her beau was furious that she wanted to sleep over with her mother on the matriarch’s 70th birthday.

“I’m still going through myriad feelings. To be honest, I have not been able to grieve. I have not been able to cry. I have not been angry. I have not been able to feel all those emotions that happened because I’ve been concentrating on my eye,” she told South Africa’s City Press.

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