Archive for October, 2012

ADDRESS BY JOSEPH HARMON MP, COMMEMORATING THE AFRICAN HOLOCAUST

 Maya Angelo  And Still I Rise

‘And still we rise’; ADDRESS BY JOSEPH HARMON MP, COMMEMORATING THE AFRICAN HOLOCAUST
October 27, 2012 – Georgetown, Guyana:
ADDRESS BY JOSEPH HARMON MPTO ACDA
COMMEMORATING AFRICAN HOLOCAUST 2012“AND STILL WE RISE”My brothers and sisters I am extremely pleased to have been given the honour of leading this conversation on the state of African Guyanese in 2012 under the Theme “AND STILL WE RISE”. I commend the organizers of this observance for their steadfastness in commemorating the African Holocaust every year. I am advised that this is the 15th Annual observance.There is deep symbolism in the meaning of the topic “Still We Rise, As the tide rises”. Today it brings with it the hope and aspirations of the African Guyanese to live a good life in their own country. It is this HOPE that tomorrow will be better than today that led our fore-parents after emancipation to create villages and to transform plantations into a vibrant Nation. Long before Mr. Barrack Obama wrote about the AUDACITY OF HOPE our African Guyanese fore-parents had adopted that Mantra in order to create the conditions for a modern society.   Continue reading

DISABILITY NOT AN INABILITY

Monty Alexander – Love & Happiness

DISABILITY NOT AN INABILITY

By  EWALT AINSWORTH                             10 20 2012

Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth

Gt communicologist and bloggist  Ewalt  (Waltie) Ainsworth has said that his disability  is not an in-ability;  it is his morality and plurality in a diverse society that has kept him going.

Waltie observed that “what man has done man can do.”  He only has light perception and uses a cane to ambulate.  He maintains his keen sense of humor and a knack for tantalize and remembering fropuscatious encounters in rural and rustic provinces.  Waltie is also a story teller of magnanimous proportions.  Last Friday night he spoke at an August gathering for UPPER LEVEL men in his Hampton hometown.     Continue reading

FRIGHTEN TO DEATH SYNDROME

PAUL KEENS-DOUGLAS ~ Jumbies, Duppies and Spirits

FRIGHTEN TO DEATH SYNDROME

By  EWALT  AINSWORTH                10 27 2012

These next few days is strictly Halloween.  Please tell me what you coming as?

I planning to come in an embroidered halall carcass suit.  A making sure is a fresh carcass and untainted by coolie-jumbie ‘cause I scared they frighten me to death.

These days people just dying; they dying in they sleep like Mr. Richards or they getting gun-down…lick-down or simply drop dead..  just so.  Ask Canadian Le Blanc. As a Guyanese in the Diaspora I will not be frightened to death…nobody-go-run-me.    [see link on LeBlanc in hospital] Continue reading

First Lady of Guyana – video interview

Marajhin – Mighty Sparrow

First Lady of Guyana  – video interview

TANUJA RAGHOO INTERVIEWS FIRST LADY OF GUYANA DEOLATCHMIE RAMOTAR

from Tanuja Raghoo – 9 months ago – Up Close and Personal with First Lady of Guyana,Mrs Deolatchmie Ramotar. Interview conducted by Tanuja Raghoo, Founder of Caribbean Spotlight Television, NYC.     Click on the link below and ENJOY

 http://vimeo.com/35070381

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Howdy everyone… here’s just a little something for you to watch when you have time.

Someone commented on this interview and said: – ” I am moving back to Guyana to help this  First Lady and the administration on how to be prepared and how to conduct an interview; this is part of her new job is it not?. Now that she is the First Lady of Guyana, our great and prestigious country, I think we can do a little better than that. Who l is this Tanuja Raghoo person, what was it she was seeing that I did not see when she was talking about the passion, the love that is exuberance from her eyes and compassion for her people. Was I looking at a different interview? .    Continue reading

EZ Jet flight to Toronto grounded; creditor owed millions USD

BLOUSE AND SKIRT VOL 4 FEATURING SPRANGALANG.

EZ Jet flight to Toronto grounded; creditor owed millions USD

 October 25, 2011: Georgetown, Guyana: An EZ Jet flight bound for Toronto with a paltry 11 passengers has been held at the airport because of a nonpayment of $10M – $15M for fuel. Reports from our contacts at the CJIA indicate that the EZ Jet company owes Chevron-Texaco rebranded Rubis West Indies millions. Creditors are becoming nervous because of the recent lawsuit against the former CEO Sonny Ramdeo and the EZ Jet company.Reports from WEST PALM BEACH (Court House News Service) indicate that a hospital chain claims in court that its payroll manager Sonny Ramdeo and his two companies embezzled US$5.4 million from it and creditors are beginning to get nervous that their bills will go unpaid. Continue reading

CHARACTER VS CHARACTERISTICS

CRO CRO.. JAIL THEM

CHARACTER VS CHARACTERISTICS

BY  EWALT AINSWORTH                 10 25 2012

Character is a by-product of brought-upsy but the current field and chapter of culprits do not lend easily to morality, virtues and valor.  The world with all its attributes of grace and gratitude,  despises Guyanese like mosquito and sand-fly on a wash-the-bush night.

We not only stealing but we also dealing, and squealing when we get ketch wid we pants down and we hands in the cookie jar.  The PPP, as a deliberate move to counteract the ‘lo-cal’ (low-calorie) addiction suspend printing of the DAILY CHRONICLE so that nobody can read about it.  One of the characteristics of a modern society is social media and the dino-saric PPP has a lot of catching up to do, media-wise.  The PPP also wants to shoot its way out of the problem of character and characteristics it is having.  We wish them well.   Continue reading

Obama, Romney Debates # 2&3 Clinton explains Romney’s Tax Cut

Cocoa Tea – Barack Obama Song

Obama, Romney – Presidential Debate – Round 3

Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/obama-romney-debate-full-video-watch-complete-youtube-video-of-third-presidential-debate#ixzz2A6ih2dzH

Romney, Obama Debate – Round 2:

President Clinton Explains Mitt Romney’s $5 Trillion Tax Cut

The genetics of politics

The Obama Song 2012

http://www.youtube.com/embed/c_d9mntKvGM   << click to play

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Oct 6th 2012 | from the print edition – The Economist magazine

The genetics of politics

Body politic

Slowly, and in some quarters grudgingly, the influence of genes in shaping political outlook and behaviour is being recognised

IN 1882 W.S. Gilbert wrote, to a tune by Sir Arthur Sullivan, a ditty that went “I often think it’s comical how Nature always does contrive/that every boy and every gal that’s born into the world alive/is either a little Liberal or else a little Conservative.”

In the 19th century, that view, though humorously intended, would not have been out of place among respectable thinkers. The detail of a man’s opinion might be changed by circumstances. But the idea that much of his character was ingrained at birth held no terrors. It is not, however, a view that cut much ice in 20th-century social-scientific thinking, particularly after the Second World War. Those who allowed that it might have some value were generally shouted down and sometimes abused, along with all others vehemently suspected of the heresy of believing that genetic differences between individuals could have a role in shaping their behavioural differences.  [Read more   The genetics of politics]

NENNEN…AUNT RUTH…90-NOT-OUT

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – She’s Royal

NENNEN…AUNT RUTH…90-NOT-OUT

By  EWALT AINSWORTH                             10 21 2012

Five generations of teeny-weeny ones and a sumptuous dash of all other ages in-betweeners, survivors and parallel marathoners made it to the 90th birthday celebrations in Toronto for Nennen.

She is also familiarly called Aunt Ruth…maiden name Alexander, and now wed to bingy-man  Sir  Charles Jackman (Jacko).

Aunt Ruth – “Nennen” at 90 not out

“Aunt Ruth”, a native of Springlands in East Berbice, resident of Greenheart Street in South Ruimveldt Gardens and prominent, Nennen in Toronto looked sharp and spicy.  She did all the line dances with her husband Jacko…Uncle Charles and sang word for word, line for line…Sparrow’s version of  ITS MY PARTY (and I cry if I want to;  you may cry too if it happen to you).

Normally at the first sight of frost/snow, for the last 20 years or so, both Aunt Ruth and Jacko would fold their tents and abort baby-sitting activities and head for Gt.    During summer the duo would pack their barrels and get their prescriptions filled and as soon as the Last Lap at Caribana is over …like clockwork…they gone.. they take off by  Caribbean Airlines and soak up the sun.  And when the tulips and magnolias start budding they come right back to be with daughter, grand-children and be Nennen to the West Indian community.  Aunt Ruth will also fulfill her moral obligation to her church while she is away without fail.              Continue reading

BULLET POINTS REVIEWED

HUGH MASEKELA…MARKETPLACE

BULLET POINTS REVIEWED

BY EWALT AINSWORTH             10 19 2012

The ‘use-by’ date has expired…Bullet points on the computer to remind President Donald Ramotar during his 62nd birthday celebrations this weekend  seem to be misconstrued, misinterpreted and miscellaneous in the eyes of the Big-man.
The man get bassady…frighten somebody go do he something… Ramotar should surprise himself and take a walk into the marketplace…Charity, Parika, Lusignan, Rose Hall or Skeldon…anywhere that Creole people gather to exchange ideas and cuss mattie about the declining standards.  Water more than corn flour; boat gone-a-falls; he can’t turn-back-now.

Killing people for their thoughts is another way of killing yourself.  Enough of running and hiding; get with the program and show them how you could wine-back, wine-down, go-round and come-round…just like your nemesis.  Shepherds may come and go but sheep remain sheep;  get out in the pasture and graze;  feel somebody bubby or pinch they batty…that can be cathartic for your birthday…after-all eh?        Continue reading