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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

Funeral Service in Brooklyn for Philip ‘Meagre’ Hamilton of Nabaclis

FUNERAL IN BROOKLYN FOR PHILLIP ‘MEAGRE’ HAMILTON OF NABACLIS

By Waltie Ainsworth

The family of beloved Phillip Hamilton announced his passing a fortnight ago after a prolonged illness from diabetes complications. Phillip who lived for a quarter of a century in Long Island was a mere 65 years of age and was working in New York as a licensed Nurse Practitioner.  His funeral was on Sunday April 2nd at the Brooklyn Battalion Church on Linden Avenue and 40th streets.

Phillip is originally from Nabaclis on the East Coast and attended Sancho High School where his physical self earned him the call name of ‘Meagre’. He also attended the Guyana School of Agriculture where he graduated as a field assistant working for several years along the Soesdyke and Linden highway.  Continue reading

COLIN “DAPPER” BRYAN SUFFERS MASSIVE HEART ATTACK AT KURUPUNG LANDING

COLIN “DAPPER” BRYAN SUFFERS MASSIVE HEART ATTACK AT KURUPUNG LANDING

Colin Bryan

Some 30 years ago Colin Kwesi Holland Bryan donned a warashi and pick axe and headed for the steep and treacherous Kurupung mountain ranges to go dig for diamond and gold much to the consternation of his teaching and long held family traditions.

Two Saturdays ago, the news came thru by wire that “Dapper”, his call name in his hometown of Buxton, had suffered a massive heart attack a few miles from his mining base at Tankay.   Continue reading

NICIL Fraud investigation…Former Ministers among those to be charged  – Khemraj Ramjattan

NICIL Fraud investigation…Former Ministers among those to be charged  – Khemraj Ramjattan

Feb 25, 2017  Kaieteur News – By Brushell Blackman

Khemraj Ramjattan

Khemraj Ramjattan

Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan says that criminal charges will be brought against a number of officials including People’s Progressive Party (PPP/C) former Government Ministers.

In an interview with Kaieteur News, Ramjattan said that the Special Organised Crimes Unit (SOCU) has completed its investigation into the operations of the National Investment and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL).

He said that SOCU’s recommendations and that case file are now attracting the attention of the special prosecutors who are perusing the documents and will now recommend who is to be charged.     Continue reading

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2017 FUNERAL FOR CTK’S – RALPH ROACHFORD

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2017 FUNERAL FOR CTK’S – RALPH ROACHFORD
By Waltie Ainsworth

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Mr. Ralph Roachford

The dean of acolytes within the Willingboro Christ the King (CTK) Episcopal Church, Mr. Ralph Roachford has died. Ralph wielded tremendous influence within the church organization and was 82 at the time of his death.
Ralphs great grandparents were from Barbados but he was third generation Brooklynite. He never lost the Bajan accent or a taste for fine foods and liquor from the region. He was also somewhat of a techno geek. He loved technology because in his head, it was the only thing in the marketplace that was going down in prices as against food, fuel, furniture and funerals.

A special mass and tribute is planned for dearly beloved Ralph on Thursday February 23, 2017 at 10.00 am at his home church CTK on Charleston Road in Willingboro NJ, just off of Route 130.   Continue reading

Can Oil Rescue Guyana from the Brink of Calamity?

Can Oil Rescue Guyana from the Brink of Calamity?

Scott B. MacDonald  – February 7, 2017 – http://nationalinterest.org

oil-rigNot if Venezuela has anything to say about it.

Guyana is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, with a small population of fewer than one million people. Most of its population hugs the Atlantic coast. Despite a wealth of natural resources, Guyana’s location on the relatively remote northeast shoulder of South America, political dysfunction until the 1990s, and a longstanding border dispute with neighboring Venezuela have left the country in challenged economic straits. The recent discovery of a large offshore track of oil could change this, but also opens the door to new tensions with Venezuela, and could make Guyana one of the Caribbean’s hot spots in 2017.

In early January two major oil companies, Exxon Mobil and Hess, announced that they had successfully drilled a deepwater exploration well that strongly suggests that the seafloor beneath Guyana’s coastal waters contains one of the largest oil and natural-gas discoveries in recent years. 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