Daily Archives: December 21, 2011

MASCOBEE… A BOXING DAY SAGA – by Waltie Ainsworth

MASCOBEE…A BOXING DAY SAGA

By: Ewalt ‘Waltie’ Ainsworth                   12 19 2011

Mascobee was a visible minority, and “witless Putagee bastard,” according to his father.  He was a constant annoyance, practiced bestiality, lied on patacake, connoisseur, vagabond and a dam scamp; separately and sometimes all together.

One Christmas holiday season, he was caught on the seawall penetrating a crab hole.  Word spread quickly in the community about Putagee Joe (alias Mascobee), pursuing happiness in the mud and that did not stop him.  Mascobee almost lost a vital part of his anatomy as a blue crab disregarded his chants for help making multiple incisions below his waist. Continue reading

A.P.N.U Submits Extracted List of Candidates for Councils

A PARTNERSHIP FOR NATIONAL UNITY

Press Release :  Tuesday DECEMBER 20, 2011

 A.P.N.U SUBMITS EXTRACTED LISTS OF CANDIDATES FOR THE GENERAL AND REGIONAL ELECTIONS

A.P.N.U has submitted the extracted names of candidates to fill the various places won for the National Assembly and the Regional Democratic Councils following the official declaration of results for the General and Regional Elections held on Monday 28th November.

A.P.N.U submitted Lists of Candidates to contest all of the ten Regional Democratic Councils, all ten Geographic Constituencies and the National Top-Up List for the National Assembly on Nomination Day. The total number of candidates approved by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was four hundred and fifty-nine (459) as follows: Regional Elections: three hundred and twenty seven (327) of whom one hundred and thirty-eight (138) were women; Geographical Constituency Elections: forty-five (45), of whom nineteen were women; National Top-Up List: eighty-seven (87), of whom twenty-nine were women. Continue reading

APNU names its MPs, no place for Norton

APNU names its MPs, no place for Norton

20 December 2011 – Demerara Waves

The opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has released its extracted list of candidates for the 2011 elections, naming those individuals set to represent it in the National Assembly.

The coalition, which won 26 seats in the 65-seat National Assembly, issued the names of 25 individuals with no place on the list for Aubrey Norton whose supporters have been protesting his exclusion.

“The 26th name will be submitted after discussions and consultation are concluded for the Speaker of the National Assembly,” the APNU said.  Continue reading