Archive for February, 2019

RURAL FEMINIST, COLLISION SPECIALIST AND TEACHER DOREEN BUTCHER DIES

RURAL FEMINIST, COLLISION SPECIALIST AND TEACHER DOREEN BUTCHER DIES

MICHAEL BOLTON    –   HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU

Doreen Butcher

Leo born  rural feminist,  collision specialist and teacher Ms. Doreen Alida Butcher’s death was announced on the eve of Mashramani 2019 in her hometown, The Peoples Republic of Victoria and will be funeralised on Friday March 1st, at the local Methodist Church in the  afternoon.

Doreen was a staunch advocate for women’s rights and used science, technology , electronics and math in the class rooms in rural Guyana to encourage young women especially to realise their full potential.

TEACH”  as she was familiarly called throughout her approximate 6 decades of teaching always walked in the communities in which she lived and worked.  She was a classic slim and trim resilient community minded  sojourner who collided deliberately with all sectors of the community without being judgemental.           Continue reading

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THE ORIGINAL JEGGAE 83, WILL BE FUNERALISED ON PRESIDENTS DAY IN BROOKLYN

UNCLE CHARLIE WILSON – I AM BLESSED

THE ORIGINAL JEGGAE 83, WILL BE FUNERALISED PRESIDENTS DAY IN BROOKLYN

The Original “Jeggae”

The bar has been raised for the hosting of wakes in the diaspora.  The original Jeggae ….given name Randolph Desmond Bacchus aka Winston has set the gold standard for wakes in Crooklyn.  Last Friday nite, six musical outfits and two dance troupes under the aegis of the Guyana Cultural Association performed at the gala wake and prelude to the funeral of native Victorian, the original Jeggae.

Jeggae, the son, and anta banta specialist also performed for the throw down group and invoked the spirits of content and gratitude for his Dad who passed away a week ago after a prolonged illness.
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A NOT SO HAPPY VALENTINE – By Waltie Ainsworth

BYRON LEE AND DRAGONAIRS – SOFT LEE

A NOT SO HAPPY VALENTINE

Valentine in 1970 was not such a happy one for a big man named Cuomo who was an employee of the Guyana Electricity Corporation and based in the Peoples Republic of Victoria on the East Coast of Demerara in Guyana.

Truth be told Cuomo was a condemned married man with a few extra dollars in his pocket and loud gold in his mouth, around his neck and a slave band on his left hand and lots and lots of sweet talk. Since mid- afternoon, he was drinking upstairs at the Penthouse Restaurant and Bar. Soon, he was introduced to a young lady who worked with the local government office in Naarstigheid.

Cuomo thought she was from Suriname not knowing that Naarstigheid was the village district that covered Hopetown, West Coast Berbice.  And so this burly, fit and trim big man in an attempt to impress the lady, decorated her table with Old Kaie whiskey and all the food and chicken-in-the-rough she can eat.     Continue reading

SPEEDY FUNERALISED IN BARBADOS AND MEMORIALISED IN SOUTH JERSEY

SPEEDY FUNERALISED IN BARBADOS AND MEMORIALISED IN SOUTH JERSEY

BB WINANS   –  LAUGHTER  THE BEST MEDICINE

 

Saturday February 2, 2019, was punctuated with tears and fears after the passing of SPEEDY. Beloved Speedy… age 69… given name  Henderson Leroy Dawson, collapsed and died in his native Barbados after complaining of feeling unwell on arriving the morning of January 9th.

Speedy was funeralised in his native Barbados a fortnight later and memorialized in South Jersey where he called home for more than two decades.  Cannon James E Wynn of Christ the king Episcopal Church in Willingboro, presided over his funeral and gave comfort to the mammoth mourners who attended the somber mid-morning service and celebration of Speedy’s life and times.    Continue reading