Education: 2017 CSEC Results released – QC shines in top performers

Education: 2017 CSEC results…QC shines in top performers’ row

Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations are usually taken by students after five years of secondary school, and mark the end of standard secondary education.

Michael Bhopaul of Queen’s College [QC] was yesterday recognised as the student with the highest number of grade one passes, when Minister of Education, Ms. Nicolette Henry, officially announced the results of the 2017 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate [CSEC] examination.     

Bhopaul, according to the Minister of Education, secured a total of 24 grade ones [with 21 distinctions] and one grade two.  

But he wasn’t the only QC student in the spotlight yesterday. Among the others recognised for their outstanding performances were: Rawleeta Barrow (19 Ones), Roshawn Cummings (16 Ones), Jelena Arjune (14 Ones, 4 twos), Sydney Fraser (13 Ones, 3 twos), Cheri Frank (13 Ones, 2 twos), Jeevan Dalip (13 Ones, 1 two), Stephen Lewis (13 Ones, 1 two), Alyssa Nurse (13 Ones), Vishal Jack (12 Ones, 4 twos), Amisha Mohanlall (12 Ones, 3 twos), Diego Barnett (12 Ones, 2 twos), Leonardo Gobin (12 Ones,2 twos).  Continue reading

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WINNIE LANGHORNE TO BE FUNERALISED AT WILBERFORCE IN PRV

WINNIE LANGHORNE TO BE FUNERALISED AT WILBERFORCE IN PRV

Winnie Langhorne

By Waltie Ainsworth

One   month after her passing in her hometown of Yorkshire, London, Ms Winifred langhorne- Anderson, will be funeralised on Saturday August 12th at the Wilberforce Congregational Church in the peoples Republic of Victoria.

Winnie was 75 at the time of death and left Guyana in her teens to pursue a career in nursing. She missed all the  independence and Burnham and Jagdeo era to return to Guyana a few short months ago to set up an encore residence at Melanie where she constructed a mac mansion befitting an émigré.    Continue reading

FANTABULOUS SYBIL SAUL JAMES CELEBRATES 80TH BIRTHDAY – By Waltie Ainsworth

FANTABULOUS SYBIL SAUL JAMES CELEBRATES 80TH BIRTHDAY
By Waltie Ainsworth

 

Come September 12th, 2017 Ms Sybil Veronica Saul- James will be celebrating her 48th year of living in North America and from all indications, this date is just as significant as her 80th birthday celebrated last June.

The birthday celebrations were fantabulous from all accounts. It was held at an exquisite ballroom in Atlantic City where her husband former policeman and retired Psychologist Oscar James presided over the gathering of siblings, offspring, family, friends and other cohort groups.

Auntie Sybil is originally from Victoria and attended St Andrews Primary at Cove and John. In her formative 32 years in Guyana, she was a teacher at Cane Grove and Mahaicony before leaving St Sidwell’s Primary School in Lodge, Georgetown on an academic scholarship overseas.  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

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