Archive for February, 2012

BANKS-THANKS

BANKS-THANKS                                           02 29 2012

By EWALT AINSWORTH

Whether you live here or you live there, there should not be a deficiency of money but because we have been experiencing a need for things material, we think emotionally and are exploited financially at the end of the day.   There is a felt need to bring back banks to rural communities and have bank mobiles servicing interior locations and farm markets…thanks.  Too many of the farmers and pensioners are held up, shook up and robbed up and losing faith in the system.

Extension-banks go a long way in bringing about increased production and productivity and give micro credit to their customers.  Over time, these folks remain in their comfort zones and do not have to feel less than who or what they really are in the big cities.  Banking must be a community activity and that way localized exposure and excursions will serve as an elixir to growth and development. The absence of these banks is promoting the regions as slaughter houses and people should be able to resign to their domains without fear of being joked, robbed and upset.   More banks…thanks.  Continue reading

ONE-HOP AND NON-STOP FLIGHTS TO DIASPORA

ONE-HOP AND NON-STOP FLIGHTS TO DIASPORA

BY Ewalt Ainsworth                                                    02 28 2012

A consortium of former employees of Guyana Airways Corporation (GAC), are re-reuniting but this time as employee/ owners of a new airline. Jamaica will be the regional and operating headquarters of the new airline that will come on stream shortly to ferry Guyanese between and among major hubs like New York, Toronto, Miami, Bridgetown, Kingston and St, Johns, initially.

Flights to North America will be one-hop and non-stop and will be scheduled in such a way that it will not conflict with cultural and industry bottlenecks.  The consortium is working out of Jamaica because they want to have a handle on the tourist industry.  They will also do special charters to Europe and other Caribbean territories on an ‘as-needed’ basis without affecting their core group…the friendly Guyanese and Caribbean peeps.  All fares will be market-driven. Continue reading

NOISE ANNOYS

NOISE ANNOYS

By EWALT AINSWORTH                                        02 25 2012

Very recently a friend from the Ottawa diaspora engaged me in a long tribal noise making exercise bringing to the fore the plight of condemned married men leaving their families and returning to GT to reattach themselves to new families; upon arriving back these folks  are discovering that they were deceived and can’t believe it is not butter.  They cannot disentangle and establish their perceived leadership role. Politicians are like that.  You cannot tell them that the noise they re making is only noise and no aspirin can cure the headaches.

The real message my friend was trying to convey is that humanity has gotten to the stage where you can literally prophesy and see them heading into danger but no noise can make them change their minds.   Their ‘own fought got to wake them up.’  Advice is like perfume…the smell withers away don’t matter the brand may be eternity, fraternity, immorality, bribery or bigamy.  Some tags are simply undeniable. Continue reading

SOME GT MASHRAMANI KUNDOOKS

SOME GT MASHRAMANI KUNDOOKS    

BY Ewalt Ainsworth                                        02 21 2012

Kundooks is a long time Creole word meaning jokes, gifts or presents Of your own presence can be a metric for a kundooks.  It is not the physical thing but the spirit in which it is given has the collateral effect of a kundooks.  And if you love the country bad, bad, bad, that good. The vile thoughts of GT are discounted and the hope for a farm of content is  counted as  kundooks.

I know a man leave the clutches of his wife in Brooklyn and hop on a flight straight to GT under the pretext he going to see his mother…that is kundooks.  If he did the same action and go and see a second mortgage, that is puddooks.  As long as the means justify the end and the outcome is noble kundooks is both the text and the context.  Sometimes you are visiting with loved ones even though the wife would say no!… and bring out the mountain of bills and show you how the pantry empty, when you got to go you got to go.  That is kundooks.   Ducking in to GT and ducking out during Mashramani is kundooks.  Just being there can be a token of appreciation and a symbol of camaraderie….all ahwee a one family.

All GT peeps we does cuss you today and love you tomorrow; we does walk and wine and show we behind and then another next  time we does kill a curass and dash way way it (oops) and don’t look back.  That is kundooks. Continue reading

Oscar Harris and The Twinkle Stars – Try a Little Love

Oscar Harris and The Twinkle Stars – Try a Little Love

HEAVY HITTERS

HEAVY HITTERS                                                       02 23 2012

By EWALT AINSWORTH

Mashramani done, money done, the liquor done and so too is the fun; like the food and the imported water that done too in the land of many waters.  We not working again till next week and like the army and police the people need a new arsenal of weapons to counter the feelings of deceit, despair and delusion and the hot psycho-illogical struggles.

Guyanese have been branded material-mushkunkus when in fact we are heavy hitters; we hitting we self below the belt, in the belly, in the butt on the head and in the face.    Neither brand is polite 42 years after gaining republican status.  The promises have been too many and rather than falling up we falling down and we falling back and hitting we self hard and nobody there to pick we up.  We have to lick our wounds and move on; we have to stop copulating in alleys, sea walls, Lexwees and behind closed doors and become inner dependent as distinct from independent and create graceful and virtuous life styles. Continue reading

GERTRUDE A SYNONYM FOR ANGER

GERTRUDE A SYNONYM FOR ANGER

By EWALT AINSWORTH                                          02 19 2012

A former magistrate, according to the spit press, was the first known person to be assigned the name  GERTRUDE after being caught in a compromising position with another man and ever since then any suspect, any ‘walk-and-wine’ candidate is appropriately labelled a GERTRUDE in the land of cheap liquor, angry black men and Mashramani.

GERTRUDE is the most common name given to ambitious GT-men before they come down with the dreaded illnesses related to depression and suppression of emotions.  Depression is really anger turned in on one’s self and too often men of prestige and prominence, lawyers, doctors, accountants, engineers, military men and entertainers are deliberately set upon by the powers, and ease the pain by kneeling down on their necks.  If all the Gertrudes were to line up two abreast from the Cultural Center to Cuffy a third line would become necessary to accommodate the school age population.  That day would also have to be declared a national holiday because all the mini buses would be taken out of service. ASOMELYKAM.

Too many men of high office and caliber are trading in their masculinity and righteous selves to becoming favorites, boy toys and  acolytes of the PPP…set up for the wet up.  A few short days down the line, they are rejected, evicted, suspected, indicted and dejected from the high offices and or put out to dry. Continue reading