Archive for May, 2012

MOTHER’S DAY; MOTHER’S WAY

MOTHER’S DAY; MOTHER’S WAY      

BY: EWALT AINSWORTH                          05 05 2012

Normally when siblings get together this time of year with the roses in the left hand and the envelope in the right, beware and be aware mom may have something gentle on her mind to share with you, son.  Mothers like to have their own way and are operating under tremendous stress and duress in their daughter’s home.  They may look good, feel good, smell good and have all their medications but you give them a glass of BRANDY along with the  ENSURE, you sure to hear all that is on their minds.      Continue reading

MAY 8: OCCUPY MAIN STREET

MAY 8:  OCCUPY MAIN STREET

BY EWALT AINSWORTH                 05 05 2012

Had he lived, 8th of May this year Guyana’s altruistic and rustic former Prime Minister, Dr Ptolemy Reid would have been 100 years of age (May 1912 to September 2003). The ‘grand old-man’  Dr Reid died about nine years ago after retiring voluntarily as Prime Minister but  made his mark as  an opponent of poverty and a proponent and exponent for self sufficiency,  fair-play, justice, honesty, transparency and genuine people’s development.  Perhaps we should all tweet something sweet on May 8th and send a message (140 characters or less) to the characters who occupy MAIN STREET to get with it or get out.       Continue reading

Granger rejects criticism of GECOM appointment

Granger defends the appointment of female commissioner, rejects criticism of GECOM appointment

Georgetown, Guyana: May 5th, 2012 — In an invited response to the AFC’s Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan, M.P., Leader of the Parliamentary Majority, Brig. David Granger pointed out that APNU’s nomination of Ms. Sandra Jones to be a GECOM commissioner was made on the basIs of “pure merit.” APNU’s partners jointly concluded that of the competing candidates, Ms. Jones was by far the best qualified candidate, with over 25 years experience in both the private and public sectors. Continue reading

HOMELESSNESS: FACING LIFE WITH GRACE RATHER THAN GAUL

Shadow – I Wish

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HOMELESSNESS: FACING LIFE WITH GRACE RATHER THAN GAUL

BY Ewalt Ainsworth                                 04 24 2012

While the Guyanese politicians are squabbling over an appropriate package and approval of a ten towels (US 50.00) pension for senior citizens; administrators for a homeless shelter in New York are looking to seek an amicable way of providing for a cat belonging to a Guyanese woman who is a “recurring decimal” and pays out US 250.00 or fifty towels a month to keep her cat in another shelter designated for cats only.  The GT binnie is also hopeful that the 30 per cent increase as argued by the APNU becomes retroactive to January so that she can make a quick dash and bring up her payout to take care of business in North America.

There was a time when folks migrated so that they can take care of their families back home.  Migrants are returning now at genip season, mango season, guava season, breadfruit season and when the back-pay becomes available and convert it to US so that they can take care of themselves.    Continue reading

Bank regulations – Balancing the books

Bank regulations – Balancing the books

Rules are hurting profits; but banks still have a lot of fat to cut

May 5th 2012 | from the Economist Magazine

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 THE activists from Occupy Wall Street and Occupy London, having braved the winter cold in their huddled tents, re-emerged to march on banks in protest on May 1st. Instead, they might ask themselves a question: is it good that the big bad banks that rile them so are barely profitable?

In America banks are earning an average return on equity of about 8%, which is less than their cost of capital. The only consolation for American banks is that they are doing better than Europe’s, which have earned meagre returns of about 4-6% in most big countries. Given the riskiness of investing in banks, shareholders would have done better to deposit their cash in banks rather than buy their shares.   [more ]

WANTED INSTANTIMMEDIATELY: AN AGREE-CULTURE MINISTER

WANTED INSTANTIMMEDIATELY: AN AGREE-CULTURE MINISTER          

By EWALT AINSWORTH

Whenever something is shared, it does be sweeter and tastier and does last longer.  Try sharing a Buxton-spice or  sapodilla the next time you go to Parika, Lusignan, Charity  or Mahaica market cause in Georgetown, 200 years later, there is no fresh food; you might faster get a fresh cold in Georgetown because nothing is shared and nothing is gained in the capital city.  GT is getting worse than it may seem and unless there is compromise, is mo’ worries; catshit more than dog-piss.

Georgetown 200 years later needs an Agree-culture Minister.  Georgetown needs a he-de-she who can live in the city, dwell in the city, lime in the city and still look and feel pretty.  Every night after a certain hour, the people who can make things happen, do run from the dump and the street walkers, hustlers, men with two uzis strapped across their shoulders, does tek over.  This has nothing to do with race.  Next morning, Merriman passes by to pick up dead bodies and later they bill the Mayor’s office.    Continue reading

PPP LABOR DAY MESSAGE: AFRAID CARL

Mighty Chalkdust – Ah Fraid Karl

PPP LABOR DAY MESSAGE:  AFRAID CARL

By Ewalt Ainsworth                                 04 30 2012

The PPP government and administration may not be wearing red T-shirts at the traditional Labour Day parade and perhaps may withhold sandwiches, roti and grenades from the workers because of the new and improved pruned budget.  It is the contract workers who will be the first on site and first to go home empty-handed potentially because of the budget cuts.  The PPP, as a disease and distress creating entity, is blaming everything on Carl.

Shop shut; is Carl.  Bus flat; is Carl.  Cock ent stand up; is Carl.  The PPP afraid of Carl Greenidge and the Joint Opposition budget team more than they afraid massacouraman.  Carl help them create a working budget that will put people back to work and give them a life certificate.  But they want to punish and see folks gravel in the ark and come crawling and begging while they wear khaki bow-ties.     Continue reading