Archive for June 8th, 2012

Behind Belmont Long Shot, a Quirky and Bold Trainer

GUYANA COMING BACK – DAVE MARTINS & THE TRADEWINDS

Behind Belmont Long Shot, a Quirky and Bold Trainer

By COREY KILGANNON  – New York Times
Published: June 7, 2012

“Dood!” cried the former jockey , shaking the hand of Doodnauth Shivmangal.

“Dood!” yelled the reporters chasing down Mr. Shivmangal in the backstretch of Belmont Park on Thursday to ask him if he really thought his horse Guyana Star Dweej had a real shot in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

His colt has the longest odds in the field, but Mr. Shivmangal — whose nickname is not to be confused with the ubiquitous casual greeting “Dude,” but rather a shortening of his first name — vowed that his horse would “show you what a cheap horse can do.   [more]

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CREEPING APARTHEID IN GT RANKS

Cro Cro – Jail Them

CREEPING APARTHEID IN GT RANKS

By Ewalt Ainsworth 05 07 2012

The word ‘botha’ has crept into the lexicon of Guyanese especially within the Armed and Security forces to describe operatives of East Indian descent who have no experience, aptitude or attitude to perform certain skilled tasks. The word ‘botha’ is a synonym for creeping apartheid or the Indianisation of top positions even though Guyana is multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, plural and diverse.

At the beginning of June the botherisation process became most visible and prominent when the duo Presidents of Guyana appointed two Deputy Commissioners namely Leroy Brummel and Seelall Persaud whose substantive positions were Deputy Commissioners. Dem boy say that if Brummel really really wanted the position and promotion. It is not too late to marry an Indian like Watts, head of D-division. That is called global positioning syndrome or GPS fuh short.   Continue reading