Archive for October, 2015

YEVETTE & GWENETH BLAIR CELEBRATE 60TH BIRTHDAY

YEVETTE & GWENETH BLAIR CELEBRATE 60TH BIRTHDAY

By Waltie Ainsworth

Party like first time in the Carolinas over the October 17th weekend when the Blair twin sisters Yevette and Gweneth celebrated their 60th birthday.

Some 200 of their greatest friends and family came from the four cardinal points and shores to celebrate with the fraternal twins.

The major joke recorded at the event is that only three of the invitees were invited by Yevette. All the other revelers were friends of Gweneth.  Continue reading

AFRODEZIAC PROFESSOR DR. BRADLEY BABA TUNDAE SOLOMON DIES

AFRODEZIAC PROFESSOR DR .BRADLEY BABA TUNDAE SOLOMON DIES

By Waltie Ainsworth

Guyana is in deep mourning with the untimely passing of Dr Cyril Bradley Baba Tundae Solomon 71, in Georgia a few short days ago.  Bradley as he was familiarly known in Guyana lectured in Economics at the Universities of the West indies and Guyana for several years.

Bradley migrated in the 90s and originally lived in the Philadelphia neighborhood and later remigrated  to Atlanta where he continued teaching as a life long professor in Black Colleges.

He first started teaching in the 60s at Golden Grove Secondary before moving on to County High School in Buxton where he gained tremendous notoriety as a conscientious professor and administrator…. With Eusi Kwayana as his mentor.  Continue reading

BAY STREET TO INVEST IN FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE OF HINTERLAND COMMUNITIES

 

BAY STREET TO INVEST IN FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE OF HINTERLAND COMMUNITIES

Solar Farm

A quartet of Guyanese touchaus have successfully completed 48 hours of intensive negotiations with Bay street financiers in Canada to change the financial architecture of the regions and indigenous communities.  The beg and borrow from your neighbour syndrome instituted and ingrained by the previous PPP administration is now in the rear view mirror.  The new emphasis is being placed on infrastructural development and regional expansion and extension services. One facet of the development strategy will be on solar farms in the regions to supply large quantities of inexpensive electricity.

Bay Street in Toronto Canada is the financial district which is the equivalent to Wall Street in the United States of America.  Continue reading

NAGAMOOTOO PLUS 3 CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING IN CANADA

NAGAMOOTOO PLUS 3 CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING IN CANADA

Monday the 12th of October Guyanese in both Canada and the USA, will have a holiday.  Both societies will respectively celebrate Thanksgiving and Columbus Day.

Prime Minister Mr. Moses Nagamootoo, will head up a four man delegation of Cabinet Ministers to   shore up and cement arrangements to get international investors to come do business in Guyana. The cabinet Ministers are Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and Business Development Minister Dominic Gaskin.

See summary of visit by PM Nagamootoo  and other Ministers at links below:- Continue reading

British Guiana 1856 One-Cent stamp sells for 9.5Million- most expensive ever

One-cent stamp belonging to famous du Pont murderer sells for $9.5 MILLION at New York auction – making it the most expensive ever

  • The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta sold on Tuesday for $9.5 million – although it was predicted to sell for as much as $20 million
  • It was the fourth time the stamp has broken the auction record for a single stamp in its long history
  • The stamp was found by a 12-year-old boy and went through numerous stamp collectors’ hands until it was bought by John du Pont in 1980  Continue reading

Jamaica calls for Britain to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery

Jamaica calls for Britain to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery

Downing Street says David Cameron does not believe compensation is the right approach ahead of his first official visit to Jamaica

Portia Simpson Miller, the Jamaican prime minister, called for non-confrontational discussions about reparations in 2013.
Portia Simpson Miller, the Jamaican prime minister, called for non-confrontational discussions about reparations in 2013. Photograph: Collin Reid/AP