Archive for February, 2013

‘PILOT’ NEEDED INSTANTIMMEDIATELY

BLACK STALIN –  WE CAN MAKE IT IF WE TRY

‘PILOT’  NEEDED INSTANTIMMEDIATELY

BY  EWALT AINSWORTH                02 26 2013

The PPP in the two decades it has misruled Gt   has been episodic;  the PPP has been  exacting taxes on the backs of visible minorities and public service employees. Instantimmediately the PPP should OPEN  a narrow window to get all categories of home owners  as a one shot, to make payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT)  to a central authority to take care of the environment and keep the city clean.

It is standard fare in the mental health stream that once clients lose their marbles the first thing that does go is the hygiene.   Continue reading

Three Guyanese nabbed for allegedly stealing New York City’s lunch-money

NATURAL BLACK –  BAD MIND

Three Guyanese nabbed for allegedly stealing New York City’s lunch-money

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Written by Demerara Waves
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 06:02
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NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman joined New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn on Monday in announcing the arrest of three individuals accused of stealing more than $50,000 from a lunch program for senior citizens run by the nonprofit United Hindu Cultural Council of USA North America Inc. (UHCC).

The 14 counts included in a felony indictment accuse two former UHCC executive directors of stealing over $50,000 from programs for New York seniors by receiving kickbacks from another defendant, the owner of a Roti shop in Queens.

“By stealing from the senior center lunch program, the defendants put personal greed ahead of the basic needs of New York seniors,” Attorney General Schneiderman said. “When it comes to services vital for our seniors, we cannot accept fraud as a cost of doing business. My office will prosecute fraud in critical New York programs to the fullest extent of the law.”   [read more]

BLACK STALIN  – BURN DEM

PASTOR KWESI RECOGNISES GAPS AND INEQUALITY IN GT

PAMELA  MAYNARD  ONE DAY AT A TIM E

PASTOR KWESI RECOGNISES GAPS AND INEQUALITY IN GT

Pastor_Kwesi_Oginga_(1)Gaps in our journey
© Pastor Kwesi Oginga
Many may think we dissipated our freedom after 1966. Once freed from the womb, a child must be strengthened physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and all faculties coordinated before the confidence comes for a first step. Though we may arguably be long past our first step, signs of our struggle for coordination, as one nation seem to be even more glaring, today than when we started out in 1966. We still measure accomplishments with a biased social compass. We still erase history with an untrustworthy political brush. We still fall victim to lethargy in militancy, in the wake of social and economic challenges.  Continue reading

Outcry against state radio, TV calypso ban; gov’t enquiring

CRAZY –   GOVERNMENT

Outcry against state radio, TV calypso ban; gov’t enquiring

February22, 2013 – Demerara Waves

At least two prominent Guyanese singers on Friday expressed disappointment and fear at a decision to ban the 2013 calypsos from the airwaves of the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN).

Calypso Monarch, Lester ‘De Professor’ Charles told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) that he was “hurt” by the state broadcaster’s decision, particularly since an audition had been conducted under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture.

Charles assured that he had not set out to offend anyone with his song, ‘God Don’t Sleep’, that sought to reflect the ordinary Guyanese expressions of issues and events in the news. “I respect all of our politicians as to whether they are not my favourite,” said. [more]

Drug prohibition is being challenged by fresh thinking

LEGALIZE IT – PETER TOSH

The great experiment

At last, drug prohibition is being challenged by fresh thinking

UNTIL recently it seemed that nothing would disturb the international consensus that the best way to deal with narcotic and psychotropic drugs is to ban them. Codified in a United Nations convention, this policy has proved impervious to decades of failure. Drug consumption has not, in most parts of the world, fallen. Prohibition inflicts appalling damage, through the spread of organised crime, the needless deaths of addicts exposed to adulterated drugs and the mass incarceration of young men.  [more]

NATURAL BLACK  – TOP TRACKS

PAY TO PLAY OR GUH LONG YUH WAY

EDDIE  GRANT   REPARATION

PAY-TO-PLAY  ANTHEM          02 20 2013

BY  EWALT AINSWORTH

HAPPY MASHRAMANI COMRADE.

And if the language is to be taken literally the consortium of Guyanese former employees of GAC may never, never ever get to haul passengers from Timehri to Toronto; Timehri to New York and or Timehri to Jamaica.  The PPP has reached a dangerous ben(n)d…pay up or be disconnected.

Pay to play or guh-long-yuh way is the new national anthem..   Uncle Benjie…a computer and Gizmo specialist with deep roots in Hopetown was one of the first afro-centric business men who had shifted millions in investments to Gt and had to scamper off after losing cutlass and ‘guana.  Uncle Benjie can’t believe up to now is not butter as he cultivates a new business plan in Miami and grows fresh locks as a bald head Rasta.      Continue reading

Level playing field needed for radio, TV licenses- private sector org.

EDDY GRANT      VILLAGE LIFE

Level playing field needed for radio, TV licenses- private sector org.

February 16, 2012 – The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Saturday flayed government for apparently creating an unlevel playing field by allowing China Central Television (CCTV) to broadcast on a local frequency by violating the law.

“The government has to guarantee that equitable, fair and transparent procedures are applicable to all applying for statutory licenses. Our private sector companies are all expected to follow such statutory guidelines,” said the business organisation in a statement.  [more]

EDDY GRANT   GEORGETOWN GIRLS

THE OTHER WHITE MEAT

BARBADOS – A BETTER TOMORROW

THE OTHER WHITE MEAT           02 14 2013

By  EWALT AINSWORTH

Guyana meet where it going; is Chinese hammering and cross-threading and reproducing the other white meat in the ‘iq-592’ cooperative republic.  Linden cannot get a licence for TV but the recent influx of East Asians underlined by the all-inclusive menu of Chinese workers on development projects.  There is a marked absence of local workers and protests by the unions and politicians seems not to be making an impact on the reversal of this trend.

Chinese proliferate and dominate in the plural society of GT as  President Bharrat Jagdeo in combination with President Donald Ramotar isolate themselves behind bamboo curtains and  stack the races as classes as a sandwich with trailer-loads of East Asians as the other white meat.  Continue reading

10 through to Banks Senior Calypso Final

SLING SHOT  –  GUYANA   FUNTIME

10 through to Banks Senior Calypso Final

Written by Demerara Waves
Sunday, 10 February 2013 15:34

Following is the result of the 2013 Banks Senior Calypso Semi-final Competition that was held Saturday night at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground.

The turnout was poor, largely due to the inclement.weather.

The 10 finalists will be vying for the crown to unseat the reigning Calypso Monarch, Young Bill Rogers,  next Friday at Demerara Park opposite Thirst Park, East Bank Demerara.

The finalists by name, stage name and song are:  Continue reading

BRIGADIER JOE SINGH CHALLENGES CRIMINAL NEGLECT IN GT

CHALDUST   WE HAVE NO CHOICE

Visionary on mega-projects, shortsighted on societal ills- Retired Army Chief Joe Singh

Friday, 01 February 2013

A patriotic, urbane and distinguished Guyanese is now lying on a hospital bed  as a recovering victim of a callous, brutal and vicious attack on his person and on his family by four ‘youth men’, one of whom reportedly shouted “Police”, before launching their assault.

Mr. Oscar Clarke, former Regional Chairman, Minister of Government and Diplomat and the current General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform, has been my colleague and friend for over four decades. Our paths have crossed frequently here in Guyana and on assignments in Cuba and East Africa. He is one of the most respected men I have known.  Continue reading