Archive for June, 2012

Nadeer “I’m Coming Home” Guyana Tribute

Nadeer “I’m Coming Home” Guyana Tribute

Bird-brained Guyanese caught at JFK Airport with birds

THE TRADEWINDS – Civilization

Bird-brained Guyanese caught at JFK Airport with birds

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 – (Demerara Waves)

(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS).-A GUYANESE man was nabbed at Kennedy Airport with something singing up his sleeve — nine live finches bound for their shot at stardom.

Marlon Hariram is the latest bird-brained smuggler trying to evade Guyana’s laws prohibiting the exportation of the little songbirds. Authorities said the finches were likely going to be used in singing contests held in public parks in Queens.

“Two finches sing, and a judge selects the bird determined to have the best voice,” U.S. Fish and Wildlife Special Agent Ryan Bessey explained in court papers released Monday.           Continue reading

Africa’s richest man – Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote

Eddie Grant – Hello Africa

Africa’s richest man – Cementing a fortune

The king of concrete has ambitions beyond Nigeria

Jun 23rd 2012 | LAGOS | The Economist

Aliko Dangote

IN A grey building on a busy roundabout in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, Aliko Dangote deals in everything from cement and sugar to pasta and prayer mats. His ascent did not follow the usual path of the Nigerian mega-rich who feed at the oil trough. A decade ago he took over several failing state enterprises and made them profitable. His critics say he is too cosy with politicians, and that his dominance of certain sectors harms the economy. But his record of building factories and reducing Africa’s dependence on imports is undeniable. “I want to be the most successful businessman in the world,” he says.

At 55, he is ranked 76th on the latest Forbes list of billionaires as Africa’s richest man. He was born into a well-to-do Muslim family in the northern city of Kano. A forebear traded in kola nuts, paid for young Aliko’s business studies in Cairo, and in 1977 funded his first firm, a commodities-trading company that became a continental conglomerate.           Continue reading


Buddy Miles – Down By The River.


By EWALT AINSWORTH            06 15 2012

Word has begun to filter out in the diaspora that both Presidents Jagdeo and Ramotar have been staging and fully engaged in communicating with Party operatives in hinterland communities in which they have been using the portraits of the Opposition executives as bulls eye for bow and arrow terrorists.  The target practice operatives have also been taking aim at a select group of Lindeners who allegedly have been “obstinate” and not cooperating with the government in charging increased tariffs for electricity.

The portraits of local touchaus and captains who also allegedly supported the opposition APNU/AFC groups have also been placed on tree trunks and home-made screens as part of a deliberate plot to ferment hatred and distrust among the indigenous peoples in the Rupununi and other communities in regions nine and eight.    Continue reading

Caribbean politicians acting like monarchy – ACM’s Gibbings

Caribbean politicians acting like monarchy – ACM’s Gibbings

Demerara Waves 25 June 2912.

President of the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) Wesley Gibbings says politicians have replaced the monarchy in the region with the use of criminal defamation laws to punish journalists.

He was speaking on Monday during a session on the colonial legacy of criminal defamation laws in the Caribbean on day two of the three-day International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress in Trinidad and Tobago.

Gibbings said the law was introduced in the colonial days to protect the status quo of the monarchy and is now a tool of the governments.

‘Unfortunately we have had generations of leadership in the Caribbean which consider themselves to be the new monarchs. If you look at the application of criminal defamation in the Caribbean, even up to the 20th century and into the 21st century, in every single circumstance in recent memory in the English-speaking Caribbean the actions have been taken by politicians and or their agents.”  [more]




By EWALT AINSWORTH          06 22 2012

The word is out that the duo leadership of the PPP led Guyana Government is running scared with the questionable accident of prominent Guyanese lawyer Gregory Gaskin on Wednesday.  Some government offices permitted employees to leave early while in the commercial district merchants shuttered up and the perennial question of “how and why” is on everybody’s lips.

APNU leader David Granger, who is also a former commissioned and decorated soldier like Gaskin, is currently in the Diaspora for a series of meetings with the State Department.  Originally Granger should have been doing some meetings too with supporters and fund raising events in the Diaspora. Gaskin’s death has put everything on a slow fire.   Continue reading

AFC warns President against ignoring opposition motions on Linden electricity hike

Sweet Sweet Guyana (Natural Black– Reality Check)Linden

AFC warns President against ignoring opposition motions on Linden electricity hike 

Demerara Waves – June 21, 2012

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Thursday warned the President Donald Ramotar administration that ignoring an opposition motion to block an increase in electricity tariffs in Linden could lead to unrest.

AFC Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan could not immediately say whether his party would support a motion by the opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) that aims to stop government from charging Lindeners more for electricity from July 1.    Continue reading

Umbayao – Eddy Grant

Umbayao – Eddy Grant

Eddy Grant.  Arranged by Eddy Grant
Soca Baptism.  Ice Records Ltd.
Barbados 1993



By EWALT AINSWORTH                              06 21 2012

The People’s Republic of Victoria (PRV) will have its annual breakfast morning on June 30th and preparations are in high gear for this momentous event.  And in traditional village style it is not the patwah-stew, cassava bread, roti, salt-fish mixed up with Burma-beads served in a chilled calabash but the maubies, the niceties, calories and the ubiquities that will count.  Also  the  ole-talk and the ganga and much anticipated announcement that one of Victoria’s own if present as predicted, may announce her intention to contest the next general elections in Guyana.

Ulele Burnham

This writer is telling it exactly the way he buy it.  Speculation is rife in London, in North America and in some sectors of Guyana that Ulele Burnham, who has adopted Victoria as her home turf, may very well be a contestant for the leadership of the party her father LFS Burnham molded and crafted with his own hands.   Continue reading



By  EWALT AINSWORTH             06 21 2012

Gregory Gaskin

Practising Attorneys from the Caribbean and Private Crime sleuths in Guyana today are returning to the identified crime scene where prominent Guyanese lawyer and former Lieutenant Colonel of the GDF Gregory Gaskin died after a low-speed motor cycle accident.  Mr. Gaskin recently acquired the motor cycle and has been engaged in an encore hobby at his delicate age.

According to an informed source close to the Gaskin family, Gregory 64, left home on Wednesday morning by motorcycle.  His wife Noreen, questioned his actions and his dress in black leather jacket, matching gloves, boots and helmet as if he was going on the race track at South Dakota aback of Timehri.  He brushed her off and tried re-assuring her that he will stop at the office to sign some checks before proceeding on a mid-morning ride.  Continue reading