Posts Tagged ‘gold miners’

ROLL ON ROLLER

Dean Fraser ~ No Woman No Cry

ROLL ON ROLLER   

By  Ewalt Ainsworth                              07 22 2012

ALUTA CONTINUA.  On Sunday shortly after noon a massive tanker with enough fuel supplies to re-start the Linden power station arrived without incident.  The able-bodied women and seasoned men controlling the make shift road blocks gave the verbal thumbs up ROLL ON ROLLER.  But the struggle continues for the fourth consecutive day; not even the “Babylon” can get thru without chanting their intentions and sanctioned by the community based road-runners.  ASOMELYKAM.

Sunday there was no Episcopalian church in places like St Francis and St Cuthbert Missions.  The visiting priests normally access the communities via Linden.  And food shortages are reported in places like Ituni and Kwakwani…as side effects of the Linden protests.    Continue reading

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BERIL AND A SWEETMAN

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BERIL AND A SWEETMAN

By Ewalt Ainsworth            05 15 2012

CARICOM nationals particularly Jamaicans are setting their GPS systems to the gold mining fields of Guyana after a 20 year hiatus.  These folks from the region who for more than 30 years were encouraged by a previous administration to settle and work panning for gold and planting yams and eddoes by the mountain sides are coming back.

Brazilians are coming too in twice as large numbers and are bringing with them sophisticated equipment and facilities and easy access to food.  These are things the government should be doing but rather the GT pork knockers had to go out there and solicit help.  The government to save face, is handing out and processing at a faster clip licences and work permits.     Continue reading