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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