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50th Independence Anniversary Message from Victoria’s Hugh A. Saul, Honorary Consul, Guyana Consulate Belize

Hugh Saul

Hugh A. Saul

Hugh Saul   May 26 2016

50th Independence Anniversary Message from Victoria’s Hugh A. Saul, Honorary Consul, Guyana Consulate Belize

Guyana 50th LogoMay 26th 2016, marks the 50th Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence, which took place on May 26, 1966. Fifty years, is but a short time in the life of a country, and today as we reflect on our Independence, we are mindful of the struggles of our forefathers who, over many centuries toiled, fought, resisted and in some cases died, in the cause of freedom and basic human rights. Our forefathers joined our Amerindian brothers and sisters in British Guyana by force of European arms, as they were transported from Africa, Portugal, China and India to create and develop what is now Guyana.

Guyana’s march to Political Independence was not an easy one. Our forefathers survived slavery, indentureship, colonial domination, physical and emotional hardships as they journeyed towards political independence.

Today, as we extend that struggle towards economic independence, we are mindful of the challenges that lie ahead of us as we march on this road, which hopefully, will bring prosperity to all of Guyana’s sons and daughters. Continue reading

RICHARD HO LING PEARSON CELEBRATES 60TH

RICHARD HO LING PEARSON CELEBRATES 60TH

By Waltie Ainsworth

Science would be wrong if the wife and family of Richard Ho Ling Pearson, a native of Corriverton in Berbice now resident of Ajax, near Toronto Canada, did not have a bash of magnanimous proportions for his 60th birthday.

Richard was actually born May 23rd but most of the invitees that attended the delayed bash on the weekend of June 11th, had a splendiferous time….. lots to eat and drink and fine wine literally and metaphorically. Continue reading

Islamic council proposes allowing men to ‘lightly beat’ their wives

Islamic council proposes allowing men to ‘lightly beat’ their wives

Islamic council proposes allowing men to ‘lightly beat’ their wives if they do not ‘dress as he desires’, refuse to have sex, or fail to take a bath after their period 

  • 20-member Council of Islamic Ideology advises Pakistani government 
  • It proposes in a new bill that women can be beaten for various reasons
  • Those include women talking to strangers or failing to wear a hijab

The Council of Islamic Ideology has proposed allowing a man to ‘lightly beat’ his wife if she does not ‘dress as he desires’, refuses to have sex, or fails to take a bath after her period.

The 20-member council is a constitutional body of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, but can only advise the government rather than make laws.

Its latest proposals come as part of its own women protection bill, after it rejected Punjab province’s controversial Protection of Women against Violence Act, branding it un-Islamic.  Continue reading

Boyhood friend Joe Douglas -Hoppie dies on eve of 62nd birthday

BOYHOOD FRIEND JOE DOUGLAS- HOPPIE DIES ON EVE OF 62ND BIRTHDAY

By Waltie Ainsworth

HoppieJoe Douglas Hoppie in the good old days was a measured quantity.  He had a basic verbal philosophy in which he used to repeat…..when cuma cuma fish deh a trench, alligator got to tek dam.

Joe was a self made businessman.  The aunt he grew up with….Merle Douglas and his own mom, Dame Lynette Hoppie, were both shopkeepers and he learned from both of them.

Joe’s dad migrated to Germany when he was a toddler and as a youth, he always aspired to join him.  But he never did. On Tuesday May 24 on the eve of his 62nd birthday, he suffered a massive heart attack and never recovered.  Continue reading

Jagdeo staged walk out – DEM BOYS SEH Jagdeo playing dead fuh see ee funeral

Jagdeo playing dead fuh see ee funeral

MAY 27, 2016 | BY  | FILED UNDER DEM BOYS SEH, FEATURES / COLUMNISTS
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Jagdeo and PPP invitees seated at Golden Jubilee Flag-raising ceremony – 25-26 May 2016. They walked out and said they did not have seats.. but we see them sitting here.

Giving money and power to a government is like giving whisky and car keys to teenage boys. Dem does get reckless and dangerous. Guyana give power to Jagdeo when he was a good li’l boy. Everybody – every race, every colour, every creed – believe that Guyana would a see a change.

Of course, Guyana did get a change, but de wrang kind. It change fuh de worse. It use to smell so bad that de smell reach overseas. He corrupt de whole place. De power get him so drunk that he mek Burnham look like an altar bai.
Burnham dead in office and Jagdeo think he coulda do de same thing, all because of power. That is why he had de nerve to fight for a third term. He tell dem boys that was he ticket to heaven.

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JUBILEE of REMEMBERANCE – FROM THE DESK OF LLOYD PIETERS, PHD

JUBILEE of REMEMBERANCE

Lloyd Pieters

Lloyd Pieters

FROM THE DESK OF LLOYD PIETERS, PHD

GREETINGS! TO ALL FELLOW GUYANESE

IT IS WITH GREAT JOY THAT I CONGRATULATE H.E. PRESIDENT DAVID A. GRANGER, HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER MR MOSES V. NAGAMOOTOO AND THE PEOPLE OF GUYANA ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THEIR 50TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERASRY.

THIS JUBILEE OR 50TH INDEPENDENCE WHICH GUYANA CURRENTLY CELEBRATES WITH DIGNITY AND UNDER ITS NEW COLATION GOVERNMENT THE A.P.N.U/A.F.C IS NOT A MISTAKE OR COINCIDENCE, RATHER IT IS AN IMMENSE DELIVERANCE GOD BROUGHT UPON THE GUYANESE NATION. THEREFORE IT IS CONSIDERED TO HISTORIC, REMARAKLE AND MEMORABLRE

WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE.   Continue reading

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