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Busy Lives, Work Lead Couples to Honeymoon Solo After the Wedding

For some newly married couples, “till death do us part” does not apply to vacation time.

Why are newly married couples taking separate honeymoons?
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Dave Martins & the Tradewinds – Honeymooning Couple
Stitchie one man band Guyana 2017 Squeaky Rucatux
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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

Jamaican-American US Senator Kamala Harris, to Run for President

Jamaican-American US Senator to Run for President

Photo: Senator Kamala Harris speaks to members of the media at her alma mater, Howard University in Washington, following her announcement that she will run for president. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

CALIFORNIA, United States, Wednesday January 23, 2019 – California Senator Kamala Harris, born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother, will seek be seeking to run on a Democratic ticket for president in 2020.

The 54-year-old Harris announced her bid for the Democratic nomination on Monday, Martin Luther King Day, on ABC’s Good Morning America television programme.

“I am running for President of the United States and I’m very excited about it,” she said.

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Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake

Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake
20 December 2018


Vintage Scotch whiskies found to be fake

More than a third of vintage Scotch whiskies tested at a specialist laboratory have been found to be fake, BBC Scotland has learned.

Twenty-one out of 55 bottles of rare Scotch were deemed to be outright fakes or whiskies not distilled in the year declared.

The tests were conducted at the East Kilbride-based Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC).   It used advanced radiocarbon dating techniques to reach its conclusions.

SUERC measured residual concentrations of a radioactive isotope of carbon present in the alcohol contained in each bottle in order to establish the ages of the whiskies.             Continue reading

Mighty Shadow Dead At 77; Will Receive Honorary Degree From UWI Posthumously

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago October 23, 2018 (CMC) – The University of the West Indies (UWI) said, today, the honourary Doctor of Letters degree that would have been conferred on Winston Bailey, the legendary Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian, this weekend, will be presented at Saturday’s ceremony, in special tribute.

Bailey, also known as “the Mighty Shadow”, died at hospital, early today, following a stroke. He was 77 years old.

He was among five people, including former West Indian international cricketer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who were to receive honorary degrees from the University at the graduation ceremonies on Saturday.

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Ugandan Woman marries herself after pressure from Her Parents – BBC News

Marriage has been the last thing on the mind of Lulu Jemimah, a 32-year-old Ugandan woman pursuing a masters in creative writing at Oxford University.

But her parents would have none of than that and for years now have been pestering her to get married.

Sick and tired of being asked when she would settle down, Jemimah finally gave in and decided to marry herself at a mock wedding ceremony that cost only ($2.6).     Continue reading

California just took a crucial step toward increasing the number of women on corporate boards.

by Julia Carpenter   @juliaccarpenterAugust 30, 2018: 5:00 PM ET

State legislators passed a bill Wednesday that would require publicly-traded companies headquartered in California to place at least one woman on their board by the end of next year — or face a penalty. 

Research shows that female representation on boards is key for women’s advancement in corporate America. Women on boards are more likely to consider female leaders for the C-suite and choose more diverse candidates for the board itself.

Read more: https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/30/pf/california-women-company-boards/index.html

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Roberto Delgardo – Woman in Love

Singing Sandra – West Indian Woman