Archive for April, 2015


Cro Cro – Racial Integration


The thingification of Guyanese by the Jagdeo-Ramotar administration is forcing some thingsifsied recipients to make some hard and awkward choices. Word on the street is that May 5th is Indian Arrival Day and May 12th, has been designated Indian Departure Day as a new government and party takes control and re-align the people to values and virtues.

Cabinet Secretary and principal henchman of the PPP, Dr Roger Luncheon cannot believe it is not butter Luncheon feels betrayed by Commodore Gary Best after having been the recipient of several things and gifts from the PPP: an enhanced pension, promotion, housing adjoining the compound of former President Jagdeo et al.

Best has been welcomed with open arms within the fold of APNU/AFC and this new development seems to have sent shock waves in several quarters locally and overseas.  Continue reading

Cornel West: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr – video


Cornel West: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Streamed live on Jan 15, 2015

Cornel West, Ph.D.; Professor, Union Theological Seminary; Author, Black Prophetic Fire.
In conversation with Van Jones, President and Founder, Dream Corps Unlimited

Praised by The New York Times for his “ferocious moral vision” and hailed by Newsweek as “an elegant prophet with attitude,” Dr. Cornel West bridges the gap between black and white opinion about the country’s problems. As a leading voice in societal commentary, Dr. West marched in civil rights demonstrations, taught at Yale, Harvard, and Princeton and is currently a professor at Union Theological Seminary.

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By Waltie Ainsworth

Recently, April 4, 2015 Eusi Kwayana celebrated his 90th birthday and fielded electronic communications and greetings from friends, family, compatriots and former students alike in the comfort of his home in California.

CLICK HERE FOR:  Eusi Kwayana turns 90 – By Dr David Hinds

Mr. Kwayana, formerly known as Sydney King, is originally from Buxton and has been a staple in the political arena. He was a founder member of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), and a member of the PNC.  Two decades ago when the PPP ascended to power, Kwayana brushed up his passport and literally walked away from the love of all his associates, students and friends. Continue reading

Son-Son Huntley succumbs to snake bite…

Donnie Mc Clurkin- We fall down but we get up


Son-Son Huntley succumbs to snake bite..

Funeral arrangements for Victoria born and raised teacher and finance guru, Leighton Son-Son Huntley, is billed for Saturday April 18th, in Linden.

Son-Son age 67, now retired, was pursuing the activity he loved best…farming in his household plot in Wismar, He treated farming as an encore profession after having worked in the mining community for more than 40 years. Son Son, like his seven other siblings, was a graduate of Hindu College, Cove and John. We grew up together and even though he was a few years my senior, he was the perfect example and mentor for the village.  Continue reading

“The Golden Age of Georgetown Characters: 1930-1960″ – By Bernard Heydorn

Crazy – He mad

“The Golden Age of Georgetown Characters: 1930-1960″
By Bernard Heydorn

The Caribbean is known not only for its sunny climate, but also its street people: Colourful characters who paraded daily through town and country, providing spontaneous street theatre.

Whether driven to the streets by mental, emotional or social derailment, or “dropping out and turning on” by free choice, they remain indelible in memory, symbolic of the life and times. Like the politicians of the day, street characters had the ability to attract attention.

In Georgetown, Guyana, names like Bertie Vaughn, Law And Order, Cato, Pussy In The Moonlight, Pele, Mad John, Saul, Walker The British, Cow Manure, Oscar The Paper Man, Tunus, Daddy Ben, Mary Bruk Iron, Bicycle Jack, and others, were standouts during that golden age of theatre of the absurd (1930 – -1960), providing year round side shows, a character for every reason and season.
It is interesting to note that many of these characters found a place to rest at night, be it the Palms, Dharm Shala, a Mental Home, a back room, or underneath a shop bridge. However, back then, as now, their illnesses, be they mental or physical, their idiosyncrasies and eccentricities, were crying out for healing hands.

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REO Eddy Johnson dies suddenly – By Waltie Ainsworth

Through it All – Andre Crouch

REO Eddy Johnson dies suddenly

By Waltie Ainsworth

Former Regional Executive Officer(REO), Region Three, Eddy Johnson, age 78, died early Easter Sunday morning in a City hospital Georgetown, Guyana after complaining the day before of discomfort in his stomach. Eddy was retired for more than 20 years but still maintained a fiduciary position with the PSU credit union. He was the principal signatory for all loans and letters of credit disbursed over the last 30 years.

Eddy was a cultural icon with original roots in Hopetown, WCB. In the early days he was a school teacher before elevating himself as a community development officer assigned to Linden, Suddie, Buxton and later Fort Wellington. He later served as a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Housing during the Burnham Era.

This writer over the years was introduced to all his siblings and family even though he sometimes gave the impression of being single but not singular.  Continue reading

Buhari secures historic election victory in Nigeria

Eddy Grant – Hello Africa


Buhari secures historic election victory in Nigeria

Election commission declares victory for former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.
01 Apr 2015 04:03 GMT | Politics, Africa


The 72-year-old Buhari built an early lead in northern state [AP]

Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first Nigerian to defeat a sitting president through the ballot box, putting him in charge of Africa’s most populous nation and its biggest economy.
Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege, reporting from the capital Abuja, said Buhari was declared the winner after he gained 2.7 million more votes than his rival, incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.

Our correspondent said that Buhari managed to secure more than 25 percent of votes in 24 states, ruling out a run-off vote.  Continue reading

Ramotar stink fingers Jagdeo as born again economist

Black Stalin – Better Days

Ramotar stink fingers Jagdeo as born again economist

Approximately 40 days and 40 nights to go before elections on May 11th the joint opposition leader David Granger and Moses Nagamootoo, have just completed a campaign swing thru Miami, New York and New Jersey. And this weekend, the duo and other party executives will adorn their A and P suits (Advent and Passover) and meet with the Christian communities in Anna Regina.

President Ramotar in an attempt to boost the relevance and appointment of Jagdeo as an economic advisor has instead stink fingered him as a born again economist. Jagdeo has no advanced degrees or academic profile or international exposure to justify his appointment. Here again he is biting off more than he can chew. Continue reading