Archive for July, 2015

Caribana in the air – By Waltie Ainsworth

Caribana in the air

By Waltie Ainsworth

Caribana in Toronto does get the greatest and biggest fete of them all summer time. West Indians especially Guyanese does abort their homes, families, children jobs and even their commonsense just to make an appearance to give the appearance of success.

Take for instance BT…….a young East Indian lad from Washclothes Mahaicony, and former student of Mahaicony Government secondary. BT in school was attracted to black girls and after he got his first job in Mackenzie with the bauxite company, he ended up marrying a light-skinnied Boviander girl.

She migrated to New York in the early nineties and was able to get a job at the Teterboro airport as an aviation Mechanic. Carla enjoyed the job but fortunately or unfortunately she became extremely popular on the job and became a team leader and later a pilot.  Continue reading



By Waltie Ainsworth

Late last week notorious EZJET owner, Sonny Ramdeo, was jailed for 20 years in Miami for defrauding his employers more than 21 million US dollars. Official court reports suggest that Mr. Ramdeo wanted to rival Sir Richard Branson as an airline tycoon by plying international routes ferrying passengers at low and fares and substantial baggage. (Click here for detailed story in Kaieteur News)

Mr. Ramdeo is reported to be a personal friend and confidant of former President Bharrat Jagdeo, who at the moment has personal legal problems of his own.  Continue reading

Obama cites ‘justice and redemption’ in call for comprehensive prison reform

Obama cites ‘justice and redemption’ in call for comprehensive prison reform

Speaking at NAACP convention in Philadelphia, president urges shorter sentences for some drug crimes and says felons should have right to vote

Obama at NAACP 2015

Obama at NAACP 2015

Barack Obama called for comprehensive reform of the US criminal justice system on Tuesday, including shorter sentences for certain drug offenses and the right to vote for convicted felons.

“Justice and redemption go hand in hand,” Obama said in a speech to the NAACP’s annual convention in downtown Philadelphia.

“I see those young men on street corners and eventually in prisons, and I think to myself: ‘They could be me,’” he said. “The main difference between me and them is I had a more forgiving environment so that when I slipped up, when I made a mistake, I had a second chance.”  Continue reading

Wives of Caribbean leaders urged to address Teenage Pregnancy in the Region


By Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth

Last week when the Caribbean heads of Government…..all men … were meeting in Barbados for the annual 36th planning meeting, the wives were out in Belize strategizing and planning petticoat details to tweak and curb teenage pregnancy in the region.

A disturbing statistic was revealed that 70 per cent of women under 19 have a child or two. To aggravate this situation the traditional support system is no longer there. Parents and grandparents are oft times absent and the spouse is missing, unemployed, in jail or visible in the drug trade. As a result the health and socioeconomic conditions of the children is often affected. Continue reading

Jagdeo to be Opposition leader – says Rohee

Jagdeo to be Opposition leader – says Rohee

June 30, 2015 | By | PPP completes 32-member parliamentary list Rohee
Former President Bharrat Jagdeo

Bharrat Jagdeo

After weeks of suspense, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has finally selected its 32 members of Parliament. One of them will be Deputy Speaker for the eleventh parliament, at a time when there was much doubt over whether Guyana would even have an opposition presence in parliament.

The PPP/C has however maintained its silence over the future of former President Donald Ramotar, with former President Bharrat Jagdeo, who has been widely rumored to have been selected as Leader of the Opposition, being tipped by General Secretary of the PPP/C Clement Rohee as a front runner for the post of Opposition Leader.

During the PPP/C weekly press conference yesterday, Rohee was asked for an update on the party’s list of parliamentary members. However the General Secretary refused to divulge specifics, despite a recent Guyana article appearing in the media during which Rohee appeared as the interviewee; in the interview Rohee  appeared to lend credence to the rumors of Jagdeo’s return to parliament as Opposition Leader. Continue reading