Archive for March, 2016

THURSDAY FUNERAL FOR 104 YEAR OLD WW 11 VET

THURSDAY FUNERAL FOR 104 YEAR OLD WW 11 VET

By Waltie Ainsworth

In his native community of Seafield he is known as Bassy……baptismal name ‘Arnold Bascom.  And at time of death he was 104 years of age and would have served gallantly in World War two.

Last November President David Granger awarded special commendations to Bassy for his contributions to Global Peace and Economic Development.  Bassy for a number of significant years worked as a private contractor with the bauxite company of Demba in Linden.  Later in life, he became a shepherd of sheep in his hometown.

This writer remembers him fondly when he lived in the house alongside the cross trench in Seafieled before he resettled later in Bengal…..a neighbouring village.  Continue reading

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Former PNC Minister, Haslyn Parris, dies

Former PNC Minister, Haslyn Parris, dies

MARCH 29, 2016 | BY  | FILED UNDER NEWS

A former Government Minister of the People’s National Congress (PNC) has died ending a career that

Died: Haslyn Parris

Haslyn Parris

spanned Teaching, Public Service, the Bauxite Industry and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).
Seventy-five year-old William Haslyn Parris, CCH, was reportedly rushed from his Friendship, East Coast Demerara home Sunday night after falling ill. He died at a private city hospital.
Parris was Deputy Prime Minister for PNC until 1991.
He was also Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Commission and a commissioner on the Guyana Elections Commission, as well as a member of the Constitution Reform Commission. Continue reading

Former Miss Jamaica runner-up arrested on US federal drug charges

Former Miss Jamaica runner-up arrested on US federal drug charges

Published on March 26, 2016 – By Caribbean News Now contributor

LOS ANGELES, USA — A JetBlue flight attendant and former Jamaican beauty queen, who allegedly attempted to use her credentials to bring nearly 70 pounds of cocaine through a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) last Friday has been charged with a federal narcotics trafficking offence.

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Marsha Reynolds

Marsha Reynolds, 31, Jamaican-born US citizen, was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon at John F. Kennedy International Airport after she surrendered to agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Field Division. Reynolds allegedly abandoned 68.49 pounds of cocaine after being directed to a secondary screening area at LAX last Friday.   Continue reading

AFFLUENZA SUSPECTED IN DEATH OF JAGDEO’S SISTER

AFFLUENZA SUSPECTED IN DEATH OF JAGDEO’S SISTER

Oma at time of death did not have a resume and or a living will.  She was able to secure a job with pay and perks equivalent to a Vice President in the current government.  President Granger has since sent his condolences as a practising Christian because when good people die, you have to say good things about them. Oma is dead and affluenza seems to be the cause or death.

The autopsy report overseered by Dr Bharrat Rosemund Jagdeo is not conclusive. He established from the moment he got the news while on a field trip in Wakenaam, there was no foul play and the medical and investigative community had to work along with him.  Continue reading

Fish processing plant for Guyana’s historic Afro-Guyanese village

Fish processing plant for Guyana’s historic Afro-Guyanese village

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Demerara Waves –  March 13, 2016

VictoriaPhoto: Proprietor of Global Seafood Distributors and Chairman of the African Cultural and Development Association’s (ACDA) fishing committee, Allison Butters-Grant.

Plans are underway to build a multi-million dollar fish-processing plant at Victoria, East Coast Demerara where at least 200 direct jobs could be generated.

“We won’t be able to hire everybody out of Victoria but there will be a need for employment of people from the area,” Proprietor of Global Seafood Distributors and Chairman of the African Cultural and Development Association’s (ACDA) fishing committee, Allison Butters-Grant told Demerara Waves Online News.   Continue reading