Why are donkeys facing their ‘biggest ever crisis’ – By Alastair Leithead – BBC News

Why are donkeys facing their ‘biggest ever crisis’?

7 October 2017 – By Alastair Leithead  – BBC News, Africa correspondent 

The world’s donkeys are facing a population crisis because of the huge demand for their skins in China, where they are used to make health foods and traditional medicine.

Donkey meat is also a popular food, but a huge drop in the number of Chinese donkeys and the fact they are slow to reproduce, has forced suppliers to look elsewhere.

Africa has been badly hit because the animals are such an important part of life for transport and farming – particularly in poorer communities.

 Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41524710

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REV. OSCAR AGARD PASSES ON IN OTTAWA CANADA

Rev. William Oscar Agard

 Obituary for Rev. William Oscar Agard

D.O.B. 6th March 1924 – D.O.D 27th September 2017. Age 93 years. He was the husband of the late Waveney Enid Agard, father of Brenda Saul (Desmond), William Jnr. (Valerie), Dr. E. Joy Mighty, Keith (Nolma) and Dr. Carolanne Aaron. Predeceased by brothers Eric, Eldon, Basil, Ewalt and Trenton. He was also grandfather of eleven and great grand father of fourteen.

Formerly Permanent Secretary at the Ministries of Education and Works & Hydraulics in Guyana. He was a priest in the Anglican diocese where he rose to level of Archdeacon in Guyana. He also served as a priest at St. Helen’s in Ottawa, St. Michael’s and All Angels, St. Stephens and padre of several veterans associations in Toronto as well as honorary assistant priest at Christ Church Cataraqui in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. 

A memorial service will be held for him at the St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church at 2345 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7M6 on Saturday October 7, 2017 at 2 pm.

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ADIOS SENOR HUTTON ELLIOT AUBREY DECEMBER

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ADIOS SENOR HUTTON ELLIOT AUBREY DECEMBER

Hutton Elliot Aubrey December

By Waltie Ainsworth

It was the 3rd of September in the year of our lord 2017 shortly after lunch that the wife, Pamela and children said adios to Hutton Elliot Aubrey December after a brief illness.

The family has since shuttered his Facebook account, and they have planned a special funeral for him in his adopted hometown of Baltimore on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September. The first viewing will be between 3 and 5.00pm and then again at 7.00pm at the RUCK FUNERAL HOME on 5303 Hartford Rd in Baltimore.

And on Saturday a private and exclusive service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah on 5801 Hartford Rd also in Baltimore. The Reverend Tim Gryson will be joined by Huttons younger sister Deacon Elizabeth Ann December-Lovell to perform the last funeral rites and mass. He will be interred promptly at noon in neighborhood burial ground.  Continue reading

Education: 2017 CSEC Results released – QC shines in top performers

Education: 2017 CSEC results…QC shines in top performers’ row

Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations are usually taken by students after five years of secondary school, and mark the end of standard secondary education.

Michael Bhopaul of Queen’s College [QC] was yesterday recognised as the student with the highest number of grade one passes, when Minister of Education, Ms. Nicolette Henry, officially announced the results of the 2017 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate [CSEC] examination.     

Bhopaul, according to the Minister of Education, secured a total of 24 grade ones [with 21 distinctions] and one grade two.  

But he wasn’t the only QC student in the spotlight yesterday. Among the others recognised for their outstanding performances were: Rawleeta Barrow (19 Ones), Roshawn Cummings (16 Ones), Jelena Arjune (14 Ones, 4 twos), Sydney Fraser (13 Ones, 3 twos), Cheri Frank (13 Ones, 2 twos), Jeevan Dalip (13 Ones, 1 two), Stephen Lewis (13 Ones, 1 two), Alyssa Nurse (13 Ones), Vishal Jack (12 Ones, 4 twos), Amisha Mohanlall (12 Ones, 3 twos), Diego Barnett (12 Ones, 2 twos), Leonardo Gobin (12 Ones,2 twos).  Continue reading

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WINNIE LANGHORNE TO BE FUNERALISED AT WILBERFORCE IN PRV

WINNIE LANGHORNE TO BE FUNERALISED AT WILBERFORCE IN PRV

Winnie Langhorne

By Waltie Ainsworth

One   month after her passing in her hometown of Yorkshire, London, Ms Winifred langhorne- Anderson, will be funeralised on Saturday August 12th at the Wilberforce Congregational Church in the peoples Republic of Victoria.

Winnie was 75 at the time of death and left Guyana in her teens to pursue a career in nursing. She missed all the  independence and Burnham and Jagdeo era to return to Guyana a few short months ago to set up an encore residence at Melanie where she constructed a mac mansion befitting an émigré.    Continue reading

FANTABULOUS SYBIL SAUL JAMES CELEBRATES 80TH BIRTHDAY – By Waltie Ainsworth

FANTABULOUS SYBIL SAUL JAMES CELEBRATES 80TH BIRTHDAY
By Waltie Ainsworth

 

Come September 12th, 2017 Ms Sybil Veronica Saul- James will be celebrating her 48th year of living in North America and from all indications, this date is just as significant as her 80th birthday celebrated last June.

The birthday celebrations were fantabulous from all accounts. It was held at an exquisite ballroom in Atlantic City where her husband former policeman and retired Psychologist Oscar James presided over the gathering of siblings, offspring, family, friends and other cohort groups.

Auntie Sybil is originally from Victoria and attended St Andrews Primary at Cove and John. In her formative 32 years in Guyana, she was a teacher at Cane Grove and Mahaicony before leaving St Sidwell’s Primary School in Lodge, Georgetown on an academic scholarship overseas.  Continue reading