Archive for November, 2012




By: Ewalt Ainsworth                     11 28 2012

All over the Diaspora and wherever there are nice somber and sober party party-people the discussion.. the topic as distinct from the gossip is about the lifting-up of Miss Pam.  Pamela Maynard songstress, fashioniesta, mother, student’s companion,  song bird and soul sister has moved on up.  There are no replacements in the reserve box and Guyanese are tearing up; too soon too soon.   Continue reading

Condoms ‘too big’ for Indian men – large condoms for S Africans


Condoms ‘too big’ for Indian men

By Damian Grammaticus
BBC News, Delhi   –

Condom factory

There is a “lack of awareness” over condom sizes

A survey of more than 1,000 men in India has concluded that condoms made according to international sizes are too large for a majority of Indian men.

The study found that more than half of the men measured had penises that were shorter than international standards for condoms.

It has led to a call for condoms of mixed sizes to be made more widely available in India.

The two-year study was carried out by the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Over 1,200 volunteers from the length and breadth of the country had their penises measured precisely, down to the last millimetre.    Continue reading

A British survival guide for Mark Carney

Pamela Maynard and Pablo G  – HEAL OUR WORLD

A British survival guide for Mark Carney

By Philip Stephens

Financial Times – November 27, 2012

I am already feeling sorry for Mark Carney. His appointment as Bank of England governor has brought universal applause. A story that starts like this can only end in tears.

Politicians of all shades have lauded Mr Carney for intelligent judgment and proven management skills. Economists have attested that he can tell his algorithms from his algebra. Bankers say that, as a Goldman Sachs alumnus, he “understands” them. Put this another way: the three sets of people who got us all into this wretched mess are sure that Bank of Canada governor is the man to get us out of it.           Continue reading

Guyanese singer Pamela Maynard loses battle to cancer


Guyanese singer Pamela Maynard loses battle to cancer

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Written by Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves
Sunday, 25 November 2012 12:57
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Canada-based Guyanese singer, Pamela Maynard died on Sunday after a long battle with breast cancer, her daughters announced on her Facebook Page.

Locally, relatives began receiving the sad news about the passing of the former member of the Guyana Defence Force.

Her daughters, Sonja and Samantha, stated that “At approximately 8:15 on Sunday, November 25, 2012, Pamela Maynard passed away. She has been battling breast cancer for a number of years and has finally succumbed to the disease.  Continue reading

Guyanese lawyer jailed for contempt of court in St.Kitts


Guyanese lawyer jailed for contempt of court in St.Kitts

Written by Demerara Waves   – Saturday, 24 November 2012

ST.KITTS NEVIS VIBES.-BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A lawyer was Friday (Nov. 23) sent to serve time at Her Majesty’s Prison for being guilty of contempt of court, following the utterance of a certain phrase after the case he was defending was declared a mistrial.

Attorney-at-Law Denzil Hinds was sentenced by Justice Paul Dennis to serve 10 days in prison following a contempt hearing this afternoon at the Nevis High Court.

Hinds was defending a Nevisian and another young man who are facing charges of rape and robbery that was allegedly committed on November 23, 2010.  Continue reading

Kwe Kwe traditons in Guyana

Guyanese Association of Barbados Inc

Excerpt from STABROEK NEWS article Waning traditions

By Al Creighton  | FEATURES, SUNDAY| Sunday, August 9, 2009


One of the strongest and most amazing of these traditions is also one of the most misunderstood, trivialised and disparaged.  This is the kwe-kwe (queh-queh) tradition performed in song and dance.  Despite the depth and range of this as well as its extended social contribution to the Guyanese psyche, it is often given superficial treatment.  The songs and the dance are popular, but it is less known as a social institution.  Furthermore, it is viewed as vulgar because of sexual content in some lyrics and gesture.

The kwe-kwe is a wedding custom; a pre-nuptial rite indigenous to Guyana.  Although of African derivation, there is no known equivalent in African society and it is a practice that evolved in Guyana.  But as a tradition and a social institution it is a good example of…

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Atheists and Islam – No God, not even Allah


Atheists and Islam – No God, not even Allah

Ex-Muslim atheists are becoming more outspoken, but tolerance is still rare

Nov 24th 2012 | BEIRUT | from the Economist

A MOB attacked Alexander Aan even before an Indonesian court in June jailed him for two and a half years for “inciting religious hatred”. His crime was to write “God does not exist” on a Facebook group he had founded for atheists in Minang, a province of the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Like most non-believers in Islamic regions, he was brought up as a Muslim. And like many who profess godlessness openly, he has been punished.   Continue reading