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HUTTON DECEMBER CELEBRATES 75TH BIRTHDAY AND 49 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

HUTTON DECEMBER CELEBRATES 75TH BIRTHDAY AND 49 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

By Waltie Ainsworth

The highlights of the surprise birthday bash of Mr. Hutton Elliot Aubrey December were many and varied. First he announced the celebration of his 49th wedding anniversary with his wife MS Pamela December nee Robinson a distinguished teacher and life coach from Guyana.

Hutton also announced that his mom Ms Gladys Elaine December recently celebrated her 95th birthday and she gave a veral commitment to return to Hutton’s hometown of Baltimore in five years to celebrate his 80th.

The celebration was held at the Church of the Messiah on Harford Road in Baltimore and Hutton for the first time met with at least nine of his children and 20- odd grands and three great-grands. As a matter of fact one of the great-grands has as her first name December.   Continue reading

Attorney ‘Mortie’ Coddett passes away at 80

Attorney ‘Mortie’ Coddett passes away at 80

Attorney-at-law Mortimer Coddett

The local legal fraternity has lost another longstanding member. Popular Attorney Jonas Mortimer Fitzgerald Coddett passed away Tuesday night in Brooklyn, New York. He was 80.

Coddett, more familiarly known as ‘Mortie’, was born in New Amsterdam, Berbice to Sarah Joyce Coddett and Randolph Coddett. He was the eldest of six children.

He attended the local primary school and Berbice High School. On leaving Berbice High, he worked as a customs officer before emigrating to England to study law. After being called to the bar at Holborn College of Law, University of London, Barrister-at-law Coddett and his family emigrated to Canada to be closer to his extended family.     Continue reading

MARTI….NIS FORMER GM TO BE FUNERALISED THURSDAY 25 AUGUST, 2016

MARTI….NIS FORMER GM TO BE FUNERALISED THURSDAY 25 AUGUST, 2016

By Waltie Ainsworth

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Patrick Martinborough

Approximately a fortnight ago the children of the late Patrick Martinborough discovered him motionless in bed.  In closer examination they discovered he was dead and sounded the alarm which rebounded all over Guyana and every other community where staff, clients and beneficiaries of Guyana’s Experiment into social security.

Marti as he was familiarly called was 72, retired and became an authentic author on matters of socio economic value in the local community. He will be funeralised on Thursday August 25th, 2pm at the Central Assembly Seven Day Adventist Church, at Church and Oronoque street in Georgetown Guyana.   Continue reading

Congratulations to Zwade J. Marshall

Congratulations to Zwade J. Marshall

Congratulations to Zwade J. Marshall, M.D., M.B.A. Harvard University • Fellowship- Interventional Pain Management • Residency- Anaesthesiology (Distinction in Research) • Chief Resident Emory University • Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics (with Distinction) • Medical Doctorate (M.D.) – Humanitarian • Master’s of Business Administra1on (M.B.A.) – Organiza1onal Management and Operations – Robeson Outstanding Achievement Prize.

Zwade was born and raised in Lamaha Gardens, Georgetown and he immigrated to the United States at the age of 16 after attending St. Jude’s pre-kindergarten, St. Margaret’s Primary School followed by Queen’s College Secondary School. In 2001, he matriculated into Emory College to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a pre-medicine course of study. As an undergraduate, he served as the President of the Emory College Chapter of the NAACP leading that organization to win many intercollegiate accolades for advocacy during his tenure.

Read more: Zwade Marshall – Congratulations

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Boyhood friend Joe Douglas -Hoppie dies on eve of 62nd birthday

BOYHOOD FRIEND JOE DOUGLAS- HOPPIE DIES ON EVE OF 62ND BIRTHDAY

By Waltie Ainsworth

HoppieJoe Douglas Hoppie in the good old days was a measured quantity.  He had a basic verbal philosophy in which he used to repeat…..when cuma cuma fish deh a trench, alligator got to tek dam.

Joe was a self made businessman.  The aunt he grew up with….Merle Douglas and his own mom, Dame Lynette Hoppie, were both shopkeepers and he learned from both of them.

Joe’s dad migrated to Germany when he was a toddler and as a youth, he always aspired to join him.  But he never did. On Tuesday May 24 on the eve of his 62nd birthday, he suffered a massive heart attack and never recovered.  Continue reading

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

THURSDAY FUNERAL FOR 104 YEAR OLD WW 11 VET

THURSDAY FUNERAL FOR 104 YEAR OLD WW 11 VET

By Waltie Ainsworth

In his native community of Seafield he is known as Bassy……baptismal name ‘Arnold Bascom.  And at time of death he was 104 years of age and would have served gallantly in World War two.

Last November President David Granger awarded special commendations to Bassy for his contributions to Global Peace and Economic Development.  Bassy for a number of significant years worked as a private contractor with the bauxite company of Demba in Linden.  Later in life, he became a shepherd of sheep in his hometown.

This writer remembers him fondly when he lived in the house alongside the cross trench in Seafieled before he resettled later in Bengal…..a neighbouring village.  Continue reading