COLIN “DAPPER” BRYAN SUFFERS MASSIVE HEART ATTACK AT KURUPUNG LANDING
Some 30 years ago Colin Kwesi Holland Bryan donned a warashi and pick axe and headed for the steep and treacherous Kurupung mountain ranges to go dig for diamond and gold much to the consternation of his teaching and long held family traditions.
Two Saturdays ago, the news came thru by wire that “Dapper”, his call name in his hometown of Buxton, had suffered a massive heart attack a few miles from his mining base at Tankay. Continue reading
NICIL Fraud investigation…Former Ministers among those to be charged – Khemraj Ramjattan
Feb 25, 2017 Kaieteur News – By Brushell Blackman
Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan says that criminal charges will be brought against a number of officials including People’s Progressive Party (PPP/C) former Government Ministers.
In an interview with Kaieteur News, Ramjattan said that the Special Organised Crimes Unit (SOCU) has completed its investigation into the operations of the National Investment and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL).
He said that SOCU’s recommendations and that case file are now attracting the attention of the special prosecutors who are perusing the documents and will now recommend who is to be charged. Continue reading
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2017 FUNERAL FOR CTK’S – RALPH ROACHFORD
By Waltie Ainsworth
Mr. Ralph Roachford
The dean of acolytes within the Willingboro Christ the King (CTK) Episcopal Church, Mr. Ralph Roachford has died. Ralph wielded tremendous influence within the church organization and was 82 at the time of his death.
Ralphs great grandparents were from Barbados but he was third generation Brooklynite. He never lost the Bajan accent or a taste for fine foods and liquor from the region. He was also somewhat of a techno geek. He loved technology because in his head, it was the only thing in the marketplace that was going down in prices as against food, fuel, furniture and funerals.
A special mass and tribute is planned for dearly beloved Ralph on Thursday February 23, 2017 at 10.00 am at his home church CTK on Charleston Road in Willingboro NJ, just off of Route 130. Continue reading
Can Oil Rescue Guyana from the Brink of Calamity?
Scott B. MacDonald – February 7, 2017 – http://nationalinterest.org
Not if Venezuela has anything to say about it.
Guyana is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, with a small population of fewer than one million people. Most of its population hugs the Atlantic coast. Despite a wealth of natural resources, Guyana’s location on the relatively remote northeast shoulder of South America, political dysfunction until the 1990s, and a longstanding border dispute with neighboring Venezuela have left the country in challenged economic straits. The recent discovery of a large offshore track of oil could change this, but also opens the door to new tensions with Venezuela, and could make Guyana one of the Caribbean’s hot spots in 2017.
In early January two major oil companies, Exxon Mobil and Hess, announced that they had successfully drilled a deepwater exploration well that strongly suggests that the seafloor beneath Guyana’s coastal waters contains one of the largest oil and natural-gas discoveries in recent years. Continue reading
AIR GUYANA AIRLINE LAUNCH SLATED FOR MASHRAMANI
By Waltie Ainsworth
Any day now the new and improved reconstituted Guyana Airways will take to the friendly skies covering international ports such as Havana Cuba, Toronto Canada, Miami Florida, Kingston Jamaica and the traditional JFK in New York.
This new airline will bear the insignia of Air Guyana under a special arrangement with FLY JAMAICA.
Mashramani is our indigenous word which means celebration after a cooperative effort, and is observed annually on February 23rd, which is also the date that Guyana celebrates its Republican status. Air Guyana will take to the air during this special season promising low fares, comfortable accommodation, on-time arrivals and departures, good food and superb ambiance. Continue reading
Three elderly Guyanese pass on
By Waltie Ainsworth
Norman “Star” Armstrong
On Friday January 20th, the family of Norman “Star” Armstrong, will funeralise him in Brooklyn New York.
Star as he was familiarly called was 98 and lived with his eldest son James, in East Orange new Jersey. Star last known address in Guyana was north East la Penitence and he retired in 1973 from the Fire Service.
This writer for more than four decades was a family friend of the Armstrongs and on the eve of the American elections last November, Star called to remind my family to get out and vote for the Democratic ticket. Word on the street is that after the Republican ticket emerged victorious, Star lost hope and threw in the towel. His health rapidly declined and he was hospitalized never to recover from a bout of pneumonia. Continue reading