Posts Tagged ‘By Waltie Ainsworth’

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

JEGGAE…..A WEAPON OF MASS PERCUSSION CELEBRATES 60

JEGGAE…..A WEAPON OF MASS PERCUSSION CELEBRATES 60

By Waltie Ainsworth

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JEGGAE

Something’s are simply predictable about Jeggae…..you bound and blige to wine especially when he hit the conga drum and make the mouth organ talk. Last September 9, Jeggae turned 60 and it is only now he can find an opening to celebrate en masse in New York.

The Sunday nite mass falls on the eve of Columbus Day on Monday 9th …. a holiday in the Diaspora at an undisclosed place by invitation only.  Growing up in the village of Victoria Jeggae was known as Leroy Bacchus ….. his dad’s family name, but later in life to satisfy academic and immigration authorities he took his mother’s name  ….. Hoppie, leaving behind some of his great mentors and memories of Tom Charles, Titty Toy, Ken Barrington and Little Jones.  Ken especially was a great influence in Jeggae’s life as a percussionist.  Ken is still alive and resides with his family in Cayenne.  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

RICHARD HO LING PEARSON CELEBRATES 60TH

RICHARD HO LING PEARSON CELEBRATES 60TH

By Waltie Ainsworth

Science would be wrong if the wife and family of Richard Ho Ling Pearson, a native of Corriverton in Berbice now resident of Ajax, near Toronto Canada, did not have a bash of magnanimous proportions for his 60th birthday.

Richard was actually born May 23rd but most of the invitees that attended the delayed bash on the weekend of June 11th, had a splendiferous time….. lots to eat and drink and fine wine literally and metaphorically. Continue reading

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

It was a Monday Nite Anniversary and Initiation Mass in Ottawa

IT WAS A MONDAY NITE ANNIVERSARY AND INITIATION MASS IN OTTAWA

By Waltie Ainsworth

Guyana HC -Clarissa-Riehl

Guyana HC – Clarissa-Riehl

There are some 350,000 Guyanese families living in Canada and a representative amount of  them were hard pressed to recall and recount a joyful time compliments of their Government and  freshly minted Consul General, Ms. Clarissa Rehil.

Ms. Rehil took up the position in Ottawa about six weeks ago and has become an instant hit  among the Caribbean nationals in Canada. All the representative countries in Ottawa have  women as their Charge D’ Affaires and so as Guyana observes its 50th anniversary as an  independent nation, no investment was spared to showcase the growth and development of the  Guyanese community.

On the evening of  Monday May 16th at the legendary Chateau Laurier Hotel in downtown  Ottawa, scores of Guyanese and members of the host country and government participated in a  regal cocktail which showcased the flora and fauna, a photographic exhibition of the birds and  animals of Guyana and the places of interest and industries in Guyana.  Continue reading