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HENRY PIG … A NEW YEAR LABEL – By Waltie Ainsworth

HENRY PIG … A NEW YEAR LABEL

By Waltie Ainsworth

In the People’s Republic of Victoria every native son had a false name. Henry came from a very prominent family and it was tantamount to a criminal offense to desecrate the family image and prestige by calling the children and offspring nick names until a certain incident on New Year’s Day, 1960.

Like clockwork every New Year’s Day Tom Charles and the Syncopators had a permanent annual arrangement with the adult men in Victoria to play and perform at their two-tier New Year’s Day picnic and ball. The picnic would normally start at 2.00pm and end around 7.00pm and the ball would start at 9.00pm until the wee hours of the morning.           Continue reading

CBS NEWS: 26-pound cat in need of a home becomes viral sensation

BeeJay – The 26 lb cat

BY SOPHIE LEWIS – AUGUST 24, 2019 / 11:34 AM / CBS NEWS

A giant cat has taken the internet by storm and he’s up for adoption. The 26-pound cat has struggled to find his forever home, but now people all over the country have fallen in love.

The 2-year-old tabby cat named BeeJay, or Mr. B, went viral after Philadelphia’s Morris Animal Refuge shared his story on social media.               Continue reading

Heavy school bags a real pain in the back for students – The New India Express

Published: 06th February 2019 – The New India Express

Children going to school with heavy school bags.

By Express News Service
BENGALURU: For six-year-old Sulekha (name changed), the burden of a heavy school bag led to severe back pains, forcing her parents to take her to a neurologist for consultations. Her bones were found to be normal, but the pain never reduced.

She would get only temporary relief after using pain killers. It was later found that the pain was due to walking till her school with a heavy school bag on her shoulders. The pain eventually ceased once the load was reduced.

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Woman humiliated: American Airlines made her wrap a blanket over her summer outfit

Updated 5:58 PM ET, Thu July 11, 2019

(CNN)American Airlines has apologized to a woman who says she was humiliated after being told she couldn’t fly unless she covered up her romper.

Latisha “Tisha” Rowe said she and her son were boarding a flight from Kingston, Jamaica, to Miami on June 30 when flight attendants asked them to step off the plane to talk, she told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Thursday.
Rowe said a female flight attendant asked her several times whether she had a jacket, and when she asked why, the woman told her that “you are not getting on the plane dressed like that.”
Rowe was wearing a strapless romper, so her legs, shoulders and arms were visible, but she said that nothing inappropriate was exposed.           Continue reading

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
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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