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Why are donkeys facing their ‘biggest ever crisis’ – By Alastair Leithead – BBC News

Why are donkeys facing their ‘biggest ever crisis’?

7 October 2017 – By Alastair Leithead  – BBC News, Africa correspondent 

The world’s donkeys are facing a population crisis because of the huge demand for their skins in China, where they are used to make health foods and traditional medicine.

Donkey meat is also a popular food, but a huge drop in the number of Chinese donkeys and the fact they are slow to reproduce, has forced suppliers to look elsewhere.

Africa has been badly hit because the animals are such an important part of life for transport and farming – particularly in poorer communities.

 Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41524710

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THE TRADEWINDS – Cricket In The Jungle    Continue reading

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REV. OSCAR AGARD PASSES ON IN OTTAWA CANADA

Rev. William Oscar Agard

 Obituary for Rev. William Oscar Agard

D.O.B. 6th March 1924 – D.O.D 27th September 2017. Age 93 years. He was the husband of the late Waveney Enid Agard, father of Brenda Saul (Desmond), William Jnr. (Valerie), Dr. E. Joy Mighty, Keith (Nolma) and Dr. Carolanne Aaron. Predeceased by brothers Eric, Eldon, Basil, Ewalt and Trenton. He was also grandfather of eleven and great grand father of fourteen.

Formerly Permanent Secretary at the Ministries of Education and Works & Hydraulics in Guyana. He was a priest in the Anglican diocese where he rose to level of Archdeacon in Guyana. He also served as a priest at St. Helen’s in Ottawa, St. Michael’s and All Angels, St. Stephens and padre of several veterans associations in Toronto as well as honorary assistant priest at Christ Church Cataraqui in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. 

A memorial service will be held for him at the St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church at 2345 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7M6 on Saturday October 7, 2017 at 2 pm.

STEPHANIE MILLS  – REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEBODYS HAND

ANDRE CROUCH –  THRU IT ALL MEDLEY

ADIOS SENOR HUTTON ELLIOT AUBREY DECEMBER

KENNY G DUO WITH MICHAEL BOLTON – HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU

ADIOS SENOR HUTTON ELLIOT AUBREY DECEMBER

Hutton Elliot Aubrey December

By Waltie Ainsworth

It was the 3rd of September in the year of our lord 2017 shortly after lunch that the wife, Pamela and children said adios to Hutton Elliot Aubrey December after a brief illness.

The family has since shuttered his Facebook account, and they have planned a special funeral for him in his adopted hometown of Baltimore on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September. The first viewing will be between 3 and 5.00pm and then again at 7.00pm at the RUCK FUNERAL HOME on 5303 Hartford Rd in Baltimore.

And on Saturday a private and exclusive service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah on 5801 Hartford Rd also in Baltimore. The Reverend Tim Gryson will be joined by Huttons younger sister Deacon Elizabeth Ann December-Lovell to perform the last funeral rites and mass. He will be interred promptly at noon in neighborhood burial ground.  Continue reading

Family stunned with billboard announcing birth of family’s first girl in 137 years

Family stunned with billboard announcing birth of family’s first girl in 137 years
BY ELIZA MURPHY – ABC NEWS – Jul 6, 2017,

One South Carolina family was elated when a baby girl was born into the family for the first time in 137 years. But that surprise paled in comparison to seeing the baby’s birth posted on a 12-foot-tall and 24-foot-wide billboard along the side of a South Carolina highway.

The billboard was the handiwork of Will Settle’s coworkers, who put it up to surprise Will and his wife, Kelen Settle, much to their astonishment.     Continue reading

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

AIR GUYANA AIRLINE LAUNCH SLATED FOR MASHRAMANI

AIR GUYANA AIRLINE LAUNCH SLATED FOR MASHRAMANI

By Waltie Ainsworth

Any day now the new and improved reconstituted Guyana Airways will take to the friendly skies covering international ports such as Havana Cuba, Toronto Canada, Miami Florida, Kingston Jamaica and the traditional JFK in New York.

This new airline will bear the insignia of Air Guyana under a special arrangement with FLY JAMAICA.

Mashramani is our indigenous word which means celebration after a cooperative effort, and is observed annually on February 23rd, which is also the date that Guyana celebrates its Republican status. Air Guyana will take to the air during this special season promising low fares, comfortable accommodation, on-time arrivals and departures, good food and superb ambiance.   Continue reading

Nigerian officials row over ‘plastic rice’ – BBC News

Nigerian officials row over ‘plastic rice’

 Nigeria’s food safety agency has denied claims by the health minister that it has cleared the reported “plastic” rice.

A senior official at the National Agency For Food and Drugs (Nafdac) said the minister’s Twitter statement “is not their position”.

Health Minister Isaac Adewole had tweeted that tests by the agency found “no evidence” of plastic material.

About 2.5 tonnes of the “plastic” rice has been confiscated.

Rice is Nigeria’s staple food and it is a tradition for people to give bags of rice as a gift during the Christmas period.

Africa Live: More on this and other stories

Lagos customs chief Haruna Mamudu said on Wednesday the fake rice was intended to be sold during the festive season but has not commented on the health minister’s statement.

The official at Nafdac told the BBC’s Stephanie Hegarty that the tests were still ongoing:

“We are not done with comprehensive tests. We are still in the laboratory. We haven’t concluded analysis and it is not something we can conclude in two days.”

“We are yet to conclude the chemical and biological analysis,” he added.

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