Archive for September, 2012

GREENE: AMAZING GRATITUDE

KIRK WHALUM AND KEVIN WHALUM….TA TA YOU JESUS 

GREENE:  AMAZING GRATITUDE

By  EWALT AINSWORTH                                                                09 16 2012

And on the ninth day according to Hindu rites and rituals …..

Former Police Commissioner Henry Greene was funeralised and taken back to his ancestral home of Nabaclis, a suburb of Enmore on the East Coast for burial.  Surprisingly, former President  Bharrat Jagdeo aborted all his sojourns and activities and appeared stone-faced and stoic.  The ducts in his eyes did not bleed and or reproduce anything but when the other half…Donald Ramotar appeared, late like hell, the casket had to be reopened and he uttered a few words of amazing gratitude.

The former commissioner was involved in a multi-vehicle accident less than six months after he vacated office on his own terms but his death was not an accident.  In Guyanese parlance…WHO KNOW KNOW; WHO DON’T KNOW FOUGHT FUH KNOW.    Continue reading

Litter wardens to enforce litter laws

THE TRADEWINDS – Boyhood Days

Litter wardens to enforce litter laws

Demerara Waves – Saturday, 15 September 2012

The coastal cleanup exercise in full swing at the Georgetown Seawall.

Poor in-land waste disposal and collection, mainly in Georgetown, continues to spill over on to Guyana’s Atlantic seashore, partly due to no one policing the anti-litter laws- something authorities hope to soon correct by deploying litter wardens.

Enforcement of the litter laws was made known by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Joslyn Mc Kenzie told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) during a clean-up exercise on the Georgetown seawall as part of Guyana’s participation in International Coastal Clean Up.                 Continue reading

WEEKEND FUNERAL FOR GREENE

Natalie Cole w Kirk Whalum – Falling in love with Jesus

 

Weekend Funeral for Greene          09 12 2012

By  EWALT AINSWORTH

Sunday may be Greene’s funeral but Wednesday saw the people of Agricola burn tyres…blocking the highway as they look for genuine answers for the execution-style  death of a little black boy in and from the neighborhood.  Police in helicopter and riot gear had to be deployed.  Thursday morning was relatively quiet and  Deputy Commissioner Seelall Persaud said that 6 officers who felt threatened by the two youths will be grilled shortly to ascertain culpability.  AFC’s Chairman Nigel Hughes is planning to bring private charges against the officers, who placed the guys on the ground and pumped bullets into their bodies.

The neighborhood tyre shop was shuttered and may never reopen again as a preventative tribal war measure.

Official reports suggest that two youths…deceased age 17 and the critically injured age 20, were shot without provocation.  The police are claiming that they received incoming fire on Tuesday afternoon.  So far there are no bullets or damage to the vehicle; the community is vehemently denying these claims; and they are crying criminal disrespect for ethnically challenged communities.   Continue reading

GNBA is another political circus

Lady/Water No Get Enemy by. Fela Kuti

The new Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) is another political circus

Written by realTalk – Tuesday, 11 September 2012

The recent establishment of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) will not inspire much confidence among many Guyanese, who see this new entity as nothing but a PPP-led broadcast overlord. With the exception of the token PNCR member Sherwood Lowe, the rest of the authority reads like a who’s who of the PPP. Can Guyanese expect this new entity to objectively administer the broadcast spectrum in Guyana? Will perceived potential ‘opposition’ media owners be treated fairly with regard to their applications for broadcast licenses?

Upon observation, one would find that there is nothing national about the GNBA. At least the composition of its members ought not to have been heavily comprised PPP lackeys and supporters led by a former minister who has absolutely no clue about broadcast administration. It appears as if the government has set up this circus with its friends and a token opposition member to ensure that institutionalized broadcast marginalization continues unabated in Guyana.              Continue reading

EUSI KWAYANA – Toronto visit – Sept 27 – Oct 6

Swamp Dogg – A Synthetic world

EUSI KWAYANA – Toronto visit – Sept 27 – Oct 6

Eusi Kwayana – notable Political Activist, Writer, and Educator – is scheduled to be in Toronto for Sept 27 – Oct 6.

 The Community to Assist Buxton/Friendship (COTAB), the Caribbean Studies Program of the University of Toronto, and the Canada – Guyana Forum are requesting your attendance at the events that are listed in the attached “Flyer – Kwayana Visit to Toronto – Events”.

Briefly, the events are:

Sponsored by COTAB

Friday Sept. 28, 6 – 9 PM:       Book signing at the Different Booklist

Sunday Sept. 30th, 5 – 8 PM:  Lecture & Mix’N Mingle session

Sponsored by the Caribbean Studies Program of U of T & the Canada-Guyana Forum

Friday, Oct. 5th, 6 – 9:30 PM – Lecture at University of Toronto

Bro Eusi’s Books and publications will be on sale at each event; only the new “Walter Rodney: His Last Days and Campaigns” will be on sale at the Book Signing event at The Different Booklist bookstore.

The event details are in their respective flyers listed below:  for DOWNLOAD.   Continue reading

‘He might be a criminal, but he’s our criminal’

Remember I said tomorrow” by Swamp Dogg

‘He might be a criminal, but he’s our criminal’ Why do political parties in Guyana turn a blind eye to mediocrity and criminality?

Making the rounds on social media today is a blog written by some person(s) calling themselves “peoplepowerguyana” [http://peoplepowerguyana.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/hello-world/]. The blog looks relatively new, but the story today reinforced the already compelling case for constitutional reform in Guyana. The author(s) pointed to alleged exploits by James Bond MP, and made the case that Bond’s alleged activities and associations compromise him, therefore rendering him unable to be trusted with the responsibility of carrying out the people’s business.
Without the benefit of all the facts surrounding Bond’s alleged exploits, BrutalFacts still unequivocally supports the call for constitutional reform, local government elections, changes of abusive laws and a general return of power to the people of Guyana. We definitely support the assertion that Bond’s behaviours and activities [if true] certainly warrant the attention of his party leader who, under the current system of party politics, is the chief disciplinarian of his party.    Continue reading

GREENE DEATH BY DESIGN

DEAN FRASER…REDEMPTION SONG 

GREENE  DEATH  BY DESIGN      09 09 2012

BY  EWALT AINSWORTH

BRAM-BRAM was the code name Gt merry-mices had for Commish Henry Greene; he died the way he lived…always seeking to mutilate his conquests and cause the most harm.  Today all those voices are  combined asking to see the sex tapes and the videos and score cards he kept of all the exploits and excursions and incursions and activities and positions and venues  and facilitators  and enablers he worked for, by, with and without.  Some also feel that the community of Harlem let down the basic tenets of communal living.  The Indian folks, without reservation or remorse, did not come to Bram-Bram’s rescue after they heard the bram-bram during rush hour traffic last Friday morning at about 8.00 am.

West Demerara is a PPP stronghold and race informs camaraderie, communication, co-operation, collaboration and conscience.  One can understand an accident in the middle of the night or 4-day morning but with school children on the road, farmers heading to the fields, taxis going both ways and travelers from Essequibo and all the islands going back and forth no one stopped to give Mr. Greene any assistance.                  Continue reading