Daily Archives: 06/26/2011


Editor’s Note:

Ewalt Ainsworth

This article has been written by Guyana-born Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth.  He left Guyana in the early 1980’s and now lives in New Jersey. He is now almost totally blind but this impediment has not stopped his academic studies or his ability to craft his interesting and sometimes amusing stories about Guyana, the USA, and life.

Ewalt has written three books, which he intends to offer as e-books to readers.  E-books are inexpensive and could be read on various types of equipment.  He has also written a number of short articles like the one published here.  Guyanese Online will also be helping him to set up his own Weblog  to present his work and ideas in greater detail  ….. Cyril Bryan…  Editor. Guyanese Online


BY EWALT (Waltie) AINSWORTH –   E-mail:  jenewalt@aol.com

Somebody will have to start telling the populace that money is money and taking care of the small change is just as important as or even more important than taking care of the big notes or towels, as the GT lingo goes.  Shopkeepers, taxi drivers, traders, cambio-hustlers, pork knockers, farmers and candle stick makers, must start giving back customers their change.  Customers too must demand their change.

Things have gotten so bad that when Guyanese go overseas, they do not worry to pick up their change.   They suffer from a local hangover that is catapulting them into poverty and hastening their demise.  Continue reading

New York celebrates Guyana’s 45th Anniversary

A Joyful time in Unity and Brotherhood at The 45th Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence in New York

 Distinguished Guyanese were honored for their achievements and contributions at the Anniversary of Guyana’s 45th independence that was celebrated at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street on June 22, 2011 in its usual grand style. Among the audience were members of the consular core, elected officials, Judges, and array of VIPs.   Master of ceremonies was performed by radio personalities Bobby Vieira and Rozanna Beaumont who kept the program moving.

 Wowing the audience were Carol Grahame with her powerful voice singing the National Anthem of the United States of America, and Jerry Elcock, Guyanese recording artiste sung his rendition of the Guyana National Anthem.  Pat Jordon-Langford, President of the Guyana Tri-State Alliance, Inc in her welcome speech urged the audience to be mindful that their legacy should be unity, brotherhood, prosperity, and pride in our Country. The Hon. George Talbot, Charge’d’affaires  to the Guyana Permanent Mission of The Republic of Guyana to the United Nations delivered the Keynote Address, and The Hon Brentnold Evans, Guyana’s Consul General officiated at the presentation of awards           Continue reading