Archive for June, 2014

Guyanese is Purcellville’s (Virginia) first Black Mayor

Eddie Grant – Village Life

Guyanese is Purcellville’s (Virginia) first Black Mayor

Kwasi Fraser is the newest Mayor of Purcellville. With his 868 votes in the May 6 town elections, Fraser, a
Kwasi Fraser

Kwasi Fraser
Guyanese, defeated Vice-Mayor J. Keith Melton to become the town’s first black Mayor. Fraser campaigned on the motto “Putting citizens first.”
He obtained a resounding 62 per cent of the votes cast in a 94 per cent white community.
Fraser migrated to the US in 1982 with his mother, Monica Philander-Fraser, a Buxtonian, and four siblings. He later became a US Citizen. He has a wife and three children who helped him in his campaign. Continue reading

Wedding Bell(e)s Ring Out for PRV T(r)ycoons

Elvis Presley — She wears my ring


Wedding Bell(e)s Ring Out for PRV T(r)ycoons

By Ewalt Ainsworth    5/11/2014

There is an age old maxim that says that after a storm comes a calm. The People’s Republic of Victoria (PRV), have been averaging four funerals per week in as many years. This harvest of weddings seems to an antidote to dispel the fears and tears of the populist.

Over the last four weeks, four of Victoria’s families exchanged wedding vows in just as many separate ceremonies across the diaspora.

Saul WeddingFirst in line, was the eldest son of Victoria’s premier social trycoon Wia Horace Craigwell at a simple ceremony in Stone Mountain Georgia. Randy is an ex military officer and last year about this time his dad expired after a traumatic experience trying a ting in an ethnic enclave in New York. His mother Pam Smith and several of their aunts from Guyana attended the ceremony where Jeggae prevailed. Randy’s wife Nneka McKenzie looked radiant in a signature series wedding gown.  Continue reading