Archive for July 13th, 2012

TA-TA to a great GT musician

TA-TA  to a great GT musician 

Winston Woolford-Drakes

A short few days ago, reputable and blind Guyanese spiritual organist Winston Woolford-Drakes suffered a massive heart attack and died shortly after.

Winston lived in New York for two decades playing almost daily in the diaspora.  He was both a session musician and an accomplished organist.  He did not have a citadel of his own but he performed wherever he was called; his calling was music ,  great music.

In Guyana, Winston played  for eons with legendary and rustic  SID & THE SLICKERS from  Zorg to Zeelandia to Zeeburg and Zeskendren and every dance hall between and betwixt.

Winston 71, was also an accomplished elecrtrcian and was blind since his formative years.  He is survived by his wife Maileen, and a tumuiltuous amount of faithful and spiritually motivated friends and family.  Ta-Ta my buddy and friend.

There will be a viewing of Winston’s body at 5.00 pm on Monday July 16 at the  GRACE TABERNACLE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH.  The church is located on 434 De Witt Ave in New York.
There will be a musical tribute to be performed by surviving members of the original  SID 7 THE SLIKERS.  Fellas like Pepe, Froggy, Cabbage and Fluff Miller will be in the line up. Hilton Hemerding, Jeggael,  Souflantis and Rudy Bishop among others, are also expected to team up and perk-up the celebrations of the life and times of Winston.

CLICK ON:   KIRK WHALUM  SINGING TA TA YOU JESUS.

BLESSED ASSURANCE  by Kevin Moore.

Guyanese must disentangle themselves from racial myths

GUYANESE MUST DISENTANGLE THEMSELVES FROM THE BURDEN OF MYTHS ABOUT AGGRESSIVE AND VIOLENT AFRICANS AND VICTIMIZED INDIANS.

As the identity of the author of the racist Guyana Chronicle editorial was revealed earlier yesterday [July 11th], the discussions mounted regarding the reprehensible and vile history of PPPC propaganda orchestrated by Deputy Editor Parvati Persuad.
Parvati, as it turns out is a woman of many contradictions; a woman who is the former mother-in-law of well known, local activist and online media man, Mark Benschop; a woman with an African grandson, whom she claims to love dearly; a woman who was once married to an African man and whose only daughter is ethnically mixed and a woman who often quotes the bible and spouts inspirational phrases. That out of the mind of this woman can such a destructively, deranged and illogical portrayal of an entire race of people be crafted is amazing.    Continue reading

CHAOTIC RELATIONS

Eddie Grant – Sugar Bum-Bum

CHAOTIC RELATIONS

By Ewalt Ainsworth                            07 10 2012

First let us start with a joke I just got in the mail:

A lady went to the US embassy for a visa. While filling out the form she put “Prostitute” as her occupation. A man sitting close to her said “U can’t put dat, cause if u put it u nah get di visa”. She changed it to “Lady of the night”. The man said “In case u nuh realize, a di same thing” She then changed it and put “Chicken Farmer”. The man asked, “So how u jump from Prostitute to Chicken Farmer now?”.   She answered, “U know how much cock mi raise”.

Now for my story:

It is a criminal offence to ask questions about investment opportunities/ portfolios in the Cayman Islands; it is also a criminal offence and operatives can be jailed for giving out information about countries, corporations, portfolios and people in the Cayman Islands.  GT recently established diplomatic arrangements in Dubai moving away and out of sight from the range of investigators like MI5, the CIA, FBI, RCMP and a whole string of other countries and their crack-units that are looking at notorious-Guyana.    Continue reading