Archive for March, 2013

Intimacy and the Middle East – change is coming

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ZANDOLIE -DE IRON MAN

Intimacy and the Middle East -The times they will be a-changing

Mar 30th 2013 |Economist Magazine

Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World. By Shereen El Feki. Pantheon; 368 pages; $28.95. Chatto & Windus; £14.99. Buy from Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

SHEREEN EL FEKI is a brave woman. Spending five years quizzing Arabs about the intimate details of their sex lives is no easy task. But having done so Ms El Feki, a science writer (formerly of The Economist), broadcaster and vice-chair of the UN’s Global Commission on HIV and the Law, has produced in “Sex and the Citadel” a fascinating survey of sex that is rich in detail. Despite its comprehensive title, the book focuses for the most part on Egypt, though Ms El Feki (who is half-Egyptian and half-Welsh, and raised in Canada) does travel to and report on other parts of the region. Understanding the attitudes and practices of Egyptians when it comes to sex is intriguing in itself. But Ms El Feki also uses sex as a means to understand better a country and society that has been rocked by revolution.          Continue reading

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BUMBLE’S ATTITUDE WAS GRATITUDE

KEVIN  & KIRK WHALUM…TATA YOU JESUS

BUMBLE’S ATTITUDE WAS GRATITUDE

By  EWALT AINSWORTH       03 28 2013

Edwin "Bumble" Moses

Edwin “Bumble” Moses

And when Edwin Boyd Moses’ death was announced in the cradle hours of Sunday morning everything else paled.  Nothing became easy.  Edwin’s net-worth was his network…his attitude was always gratitude.  And it showed in his gait, his family, his professional associates, his countrymen and comrades of every ethic stripe and endeavor.

A mutual friend at 1.29 am that fateful Sunday morning re-engineered a familiar thought…When my father’s friends die…it’s a statistic but when my own friends die…put away the dark and lovely.”  His argument was…we know not the hour or the day but with good deeds and a great attitude navigating the territory is job one.      Continue reading

India: Sonia Gandhi remains a pre-eminent, troubling politician

DRUPATTIE WITH  MACHEL MONTANO…INDIAN GYAL

Tryst with dynasty

India: Sonia Gandhi remains a pre-eminent, troubling politician

“MADAM”, say sycophants in the ruling Congress party, “has taken politics in India to a new plane.” They gush over Sonia Gandhi, who is marking a record 15 years as party chief. Stern but motherly, she is India’s most powerful figure. Manmohan Singh may be prime minister, but she has more clout: overseeing the ruling coalition and the make-up of cabinets, and influencing policy. And she is preparing her son, Rahul Gandhi, for high office, though his only qualification is his name.

The most popular metaphor to describe her meaning for Indian politics is “glue”. Stickiness matters: India’s only truly national party risks crumbling into several regional ones. Divisions threaten the ruling coalition that it heads. Its largest partner, led by a Bengali, Mamata Banerjee, quit in September over a few modest and much-needed economic reforms. On March 19th the next biggest stormed out. The southern Tamil DMK called for protests against Sri Lanka’s abuse of its fellow ethnic Tamils.  [Read more]

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Diary Of A Newly Arrived Trini In Toronto

MARVELOUS MARVA  – COME BACK TO WHAT

Diary Of A Newly Arrived Trini In Toronto

Thought you will appreciate this if you have not seen it before. It is hilarious! Notice how the Trini spoke “proper English” when he first arrived.

October 8th

We have arrived in Canada!!!. Finally!! This marks a new chapter
in our lives. It’s very nice here. It’s a little cool, but who needs HOT weather? This is perfect: Not too hot; not too cold.
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CLAUDETTE MC KENZIE TAKES RECESS

MIRIAM MAKEBA &  NINA SIMONE –  I SHALL BE RELEASED

CLAUDETTE MC KENZIE TAKES RECESS

BY  EWALT AINSWORTH         03 16 2013

Darling of the National Insurance Scheme and former board member, Ms Claudette Mc Kenzie took a permanent recess from the challenges and rigors of life and has moved on to a place especially reserved for the precious and productive few.

Claudette, for a number of significant years, encountered and endangered herself to the NIS most vulnerable …the marginalized senior citizens.  She was the managing supervisor and made sure that the life certificates were up to date and the old people irrespective of their underlying circumstances got their money.        Continue reading

GDF officers who sued Chief of Staff sent off the job

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GDF officers who sued Chief of Staff sent off the job

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Written by Demerara Waves
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:42

gdflogoThe four Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officers, who have sued Chief of Staff, Commodore Gary Best for allegedly refusing to pay them a one-month bonus, have been “immediately” relieved of duties in their respective units, the army said in a statement.

The GDF said the Defence Board issued the instruction “given the serious nature of the matters, its implications, (and) the avoidance of any conflict of interest which may arise.”   Continue reading

PRV Mourns Mymoon

Swampp  Dogg  – Synthetic World

PRV Mourns  Mymoon                  03 13 2013

By Ewalt Ainsworth

The People’s Republic of Victoria…PRV is waiting in great expectation for a home coming ceremony for their kindred spirit and comrade Mymoon.  Going forward the local community may experience and endure moonshine, a full moon, a honey moon and or a baboon-skin but never again, Mymoon.   She died in her sleep at the vulnerable age 0f 73;

Gentle Jesus throw way the mould of that daughter from Enmore who with salt, coconut, pepper, garlic and geera,  thyme and  lime  used to make big men lick they finger.

Mymoon was a woman of industry and class that has grown both obese and obsolete.

The entire home was a marketplace and the children learnt early-o-clock to make change, live independently and be tolerant in diverse PRV.  Continue reading