Daily Archives: 07/02/2011

GTLime selects its Charity of Choice in Guyana

As we celebrate GT LIME REUNION’S 10th Anniversary, we have selected The Ruimveldt Children’s Home and Care Centre as our Charity of Choice. 
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For the past 10 years the GT Lime community has supported several worthy and needy Charities in Guyana at our Annual Reunion and this year the Ruimveldt Children’s Home and Care Centre is most deserving of our support.
And so we are asking that all attending our Reunion donate any of the items seen in their newsletter link below or clothing, toys  and books. We will have a “drop off bin” at the event which will be shipped to Guyana by Laparkan at the earliest opportunity. These children are referred to as the “Forgotten Children” of Guyana and so let us show that we remember them as we “ Lime” again this year and bring some smiles, hope and love to these children of Guyana.
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Information and details about The Ruimveldt Children’s Home and Care Centre below from Marva Williams Director and please visit their website, http://www.rchcc.org/ , click on Newsletter link ,
http://www.rchcc.org/newsletters/RCHCC_News_0209.pdf and scroll down to view article “A Peek Into Our Monthly Life” to view list of items needed by the facility .
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Please post any questions and suggestions and thank you again GT LIMERS !
Mark Bannister
Website updated daily
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Letter below from Director Marva William
Dear GT Lime Members,
Thank you for selecting the Ruimveldt Children home and Care center for assistance .We operate a 24 hr care facility for children who have been impacted by HIV/AIDS .Of the 20 children currently in our care 12 are infected while the others have parents who have died .
We have been in operation over the past four years but have kept a low profile only because we wanted to protect the children from stigma.Some insensitive journalism has caused  the information  to be in the papers recently but may be it will bring the necessary funds we need to continue to provide quality care for our wonderful family.
As part of our staff we have a professional counselor,Trained nutritionist , 5 care givers,a cleaner and a home manager.
A previous funding provided a nurse for the home but that came to an end 2010. Our children however receive medical attention from St Joseph Mercy Hospital and we are doing every thing to maintain our counselor who is especially good to the older girls who are in the challenging period of adolescence.
So, there are 20 children, 13 girls between the ages 13  and 5 years 7 boys between and  the ages of 10 and 1year.
All the children are at school except for the toddlers both 1+ years.
Should you need any other information we will be ready to provide.
Thank you so much.
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Marva William.  (Director)  

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Remember to attend the ……..

GTLIME-10th Anniversary Dinner Dance –Toronto – July 30,2011  < click link for the flyer and ticket information

USA Politicians – by Charlie Reese

545 vs. 300,000,000 People
-By Charlie Reese
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.                              Continue reading

Cricket: Gayle breaks silence on WICB treatment

Editor’s note: This is a statement by Chris Gayle, the former captain of the West Indian cricket team, in relation to his ongoing conflict with the Wast Indian Cricket Board of Control (WICB).  Chris Gayle was not selected for the recent Pakistan tour or the present Indian tour to the West Indies.  Please go to www.cricinfo.com for information on the  present matches between the West Indies and India. 

Gayle , now 31, recently top-scored in the Indian Cricket League IPL,  playing for the Bangalore Royal Challengers.  It was announced on June 1 that Gayle will play for the Sydney Thunder in the upcoming 8-team Australian Twenty-20 Tournament.  Read the announcement regarding the Australian T20 here. 

Here is Chris Gayle’s statement regarding the WICB:

(WIPA) I, Christopher Henry Gayle, am making this statement so that all my friends, fans and followers who continue to wonder why I am not being picked for the West Indies team despite being fit, available and in form will know the truth considering the many rumours and statements that have been made as it relates to this issue. Until now, I have kept my silence, but I believe that the time has come for you to all know what I plan to do about this extremely frustrating and humiliating situation.

Ever since I was a little boy growing upin Rollington Town, and living in the shadow of Sabina Park I had two dreams.  The first was to play for Jamaica and the second to play for the West Indies.  Fortunately, and thanks to the Almighty, I have been able to achieve both of them.  I have been Captain of both Jamaica and of the West Indies, and have worn both uniforms with pride and served with distinction.

I find it really painful now to hear that I did not give my best or that I lost my commitment to the cause of West Indies Cricket.  This is not true.  I have always given my all.  I have always played with my heart and soul.  I am not a boastful person.  I normally don’t speak until I have to.  I try not to show in my face what is in my heart but now my heart is heavy.  I have played with injuries.  I have played with pain.  But nothing in my life has been more painful and more injurious to my spirit than what has been done to me in the past few months.  Nothing.   more

Read whole statement here:  Gayle breaks silence on WICB treatment