Archive for November, 2013

HAMID THANKSGIVECA PASTA

Swampp  Dogg  –  Sam Stone

HAMID THANKSGIVECA PASTA

By  EWALT AINSWORTH                 11 25 2013

Thanksgiveca this year has lost its patina.  Prices are insane and the traditional turkey dinner has been replaced by pasta.  Pasta in the days of slavery used to be reserved for royal families and slave masters alike but a few trusted kitchen hands adopted the recipes and transferred it to their kitchens.  Buddy Hamid, a good friend and countryman, put 365 packets in a  barrel and send to Gt for friends and family as a symbol of diversity.

And as far as history goes it will not be until another 70,000 years that the Jewish tradition of Hanukkah will be observed the same day like Thanksgiving.  Some7,000  planes every hour on the hour with a million people airborne will be challenging the bad weather in every clime, every region and every ethnic enclave in America. Continue reading

INDUSTRIAL UNREST VISIBLE IN REGIONS

JOHNATHAN BUTLER    WE NEED YOU LORD

INDUSTRIAL UNREST VISIBLE IN REGIONS

By  EWALT AINSWORTH                                                     “

Reports out of Georgetown on Monday suggest that the lines outside of the US embassy were longer than the picket lines outside the Office of the President off Vlissingen Road.  The Regions were brisk and stealthy as workers came out to protest the measly five per cent increase the jagabats are offering.

Low pay and sometimes no pay by edict of the President, seems to be upsetting all categories of workers in Guyana.  El-Paresidente Bharrat Jagdeo pays himself, cabinet, advisors and  other batahaas in excess of a thousand times more than what is offered to rank and file workers.

The industrial issues that emerge stink of a bloated and inflated administration that has an entrenched policy of hurt and rescue.  The PPP tempts their workers to misbehave and protest and brings out its arsenal of law enforcement to beat up and shoot up.  Apparently Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee has had enough of the awkward and brutish mentality and has been calling in sick from his citadel.

Click here for demwaves.com story on protests in Region Three

The TELECOMS union mobilized its workers Sunday nite for the wake at Victoria for one of its trophy employees, Mr. Oswald Blackett who died in his sleep ten days ago.  APNU joined the funeral cortege on Monday and hopefully as the weak this week will progressively see protests in more enclaves, offices, field and factories.

GPSU IS SLOW TO REACT.  One of the first things the PPP did 32 years ago was to degrade the leadership.  Subscriptions were also mandatory and there PPP chop off the head of the snake.

This bullying, this form of intimidation has left all the unions toothless and breathless not knowing how to stand up for the workers.

Meanwhile the police in GT have arrested a duo for stealing equipment from the US embassy warehouse at the airport.  Apparently over the years there is an ongoing visa racket and the bold face jagabats seem to be corralling the equipment so that they can control the flow of visas.  ASOMELYKAM.

EDDY  GRANT  THE STRUGGLE    LIVE IN CAPETOWN
EDDY GRANT  ELECTRIC AVENUE    LIVE IN  CAPETOWN

Forty years on, most of the splendour of the Garden City has gone

Janey Gal- The Yoruba Singers

Forty years on, most of the splendour of the Garden City has gone.

NOVEMBER 3, 2013 • BY STAFF WRITER •

Dear Editor

I have just been on my first visit to Guyana in 40 years. From 1968 to 1969, I was a VSO working for Broadcasts to Schools in Georgetown, and I came back in January 1970 to marry Wordsworth McAndrew and teach at St Joseph’s High School. Our daughter Shiri was born in 1972, I completed my Diploma in Education at UG the following summer, and only returned to England after our divorce in September 1973.

Since then, all through my exile, I have held fond memories of the beautiful Garden City that was Georgetown. I loved the elegant white wooden houses with their jalousies and delicate fretwork, in gardens overflowing with bougainvillea, hibiscus and oleander. I loved the wide avenues lined with sweeping flamboyant trees and canals sparkling in the sun. I loved the bridges over trenches to little wooden cottages on stilts, in yards brimming with palm trees and callaloo. I had an idyllic picture in my mind, and came back intent on taking actual photographs to preserve my memories in tangible form.   Continue reading

FATWAH AGAINST AFRO-CENTRIC GUYANESE

MACEO PARKER  – SOUL OF A BLACKMAN

 

FATWAH  AGAINST  AFRO-CENTRIC GUYANESE

By  EWALT AINSWORTH                             11 22 2013

A five per cent government wage increase in  Gt is not cutting.  A general strike on Monday morning seems imminent based on certain chatter and suskaskis (statistics).

The Telecoms union is willing to hit the road instant-immediately.  El-Presidente has issued a fatwah to pay all retirees  ……(83 per cent black), only 18,000 dollars ($90US) per month.  This meager freck will be good fuh the goose and gander; fuh the charwoman and manager alike.

El-Presidente Bharrat Jagdeo likes to give a calf and expect a heifer in return.  He hurts his people and then comes again and rescues them.  But this time if no other time…a blunt reminder of the 1960’s seems to be repeating itself.  History and fools make strange bedfellows. Continue reading

HUGH SAUL – NEW SULTAN OF BELIZE

Sultan- Yoruba Singers

HUGH SAUL  – NEW SULTAN OF BELIZE

By  EWALT AINSWORTH                            11 19 2013

Hugh Saul

Hugh Saul

Mr Hugh  Asquith Saul is new Consul General of Guyana to Belize.

An international public servant for more than 50 years; the retired CARICOM Executive Director is the biggest catch ever of the Guyana Government.  Mr Saul headed up the regional fisheries authority,  and lived and worked in  Grenada, Trinidad, Barbados  and more recently, Belize City;    This week he is in Georgetown to accept the instruments of Consul General in Belize.         Continue reading

TWO-TIER-PLUS FUNERALS IN PRV

AARON NEVILLE – LORD’S PRAYER

TWO-TIER-PLUS FUNERALS  IN PRV

BY  EWALT AINSWORTH                      11 16 2013

BLOOD FLO IN VEIN AND WATER FLO A DRAIN:

Friday the news was about the death of Warren Baird who died peacefully in his sleep.  Saturday…before bird wife wake, a distant cousin of the deceased, Ossie Blackett, was pronounced dead in his bed by the Regional Medical Officer.

Fast forward to Sunday morning around 5.39 am the phones of the extended families here there and everywhere were ringing off the hook.  Ossie’s younger sister…Ms Agnes Blackett-Gillis was discovered motionless in her bed.  She may have died in her sleep earlier.  Post mortem examinations will be performed respectively on this two tier families.   Continue reading

ANOTHER MASSIVE GOLD HEIST IN GUYANA

DEAN  FRASER  –  WAR

ANOTHER   MASSIVE GOLD HEIST IN GUYANA

BY EWALT  AINSWORTH                                        11 11 2013

BOAT GONE A FALLS…CANT TURN BACK:  This time is the police get arrested for stealing gold and cash in the North West District.  The police provided the cover and even help kick down the backdoor of the miningfacility,  ASOMELYKAM.

Guyana police authorities over the weekend detained three employees of a Port Kaituma mining company for a gold and cash heist estimated to be in the millions of EUROS.   Another three people of interest seem to be dissatisfied and turned turtle against their buddies   giving the impression that the police responded quickly and were on top of their game. Continue reading