Archive for April, 2016

VICTORIA’S COUNT RAWNA DIES IN LONDON

VICTORIA’S COUNT RAWNA DIES IN LONDON

By Waltie Ainsworth

last Sunday in Brooklyn Victorians aborted their winter garb to bid farewell to one of their very own, Mr. Carlton Kingston 83 who died after a prolonged illness.  In Guyana he spent his productive years working in the bauxite industry in Linden.  It was at this ceremony, it was announced that his cousin, Ovid Count Rawna Hoppie-Beaton  had also died.

Count Rawna had migrated to London since in the 60s and was known in the community for his magical footworks and dancing style.  He was also a jazz enthusiast. Continue reading

West Indian cricket – Why The Economist failed to predict a stunning victory

West Indian cricket – Why The Economist failed to predict a stunning victory

Apr 9th 2016 | KOLKATA | The Economist Magazine

West Indian cricket logoWRITING about West Indian cricket last year, The Economist tried to explain “why a dazzling team has faded”. On April 3rd in Kolkata, the West Indian men’s and women’s teams both dazzled by winning the Twenty20 (T20) championships. We feel nearly as sheepish as the bookmakers who put the odds of that happening at 150 to one.

Caribbean players excel at T20 cricket, a three-hour version of the game in which each side bowls 20 overs (six ball-tosses towards the batsman). When they come together every few years for international T20 tournaments they do well; the men won a world championship in 2012. Where they fall short is in one-day international (ODI) and five-day Test matches. In fact, those failures are one reason for the West Indies’ T20 success. Continue reading

WEEKEND KUDOS FOR GUYANESE SPOUSES IN BROOKLYN

WEEKEND KUDOS FOR GUYANESE SPOUSES IN BROOKLYN

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The atmosphere was electric and the presentations terrific as the spouses in the Guyanese Diaspora paid strict attention to the The International Women’s Movement and their can do attitude in New York over the weekend.

Both Ms Sandra Granger, wife of President David Granger and Ms Sita Nagamootoo, wife of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo were on hand for the annual event held this year at the Glen Terrace in Brooklyn.

This year several Spouses were given awards.  Here are some of the names: Beryl James; Samantha Dow- Hankerson; Kevin Smith; Trevlyn Headley; Kaeli Ferguson; Oswald Bobb; Ewrin Edwards (Flantis).    Continue reading