Daily Archives: 02/23/2012

There is no reason to apologize for the “Burnham Era” – Commentary

THERE IS NO REASON TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE “BURNHAM ERA”;

IF YOU DON’T TELL YOUR OWN STORY, OTHERS WILL DEFINE IT FOR YOU

FEBRUARY 23, 2012   By Brutal Facts http://brutalfactsgt.com/

A Republic day message:

Today as the nation celebrates the 42nd anniversary of the Republic, it is a good time to for us to revisit the Burnham legacy. Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham was the First Executive President of Guyana, and a visionary, who along with Dr. Cheddie Jagan, are undeniably the fathers of the nation. Over the years, Burnham’s political enemies and revisionist historians have succeeded in tarnishing his image and accomplishments to such an extent that today he has become their “Bogey man”, and whipping boy.

Burnham has become so unpopular that even those within his own political party the Peoples National Congress (PNC) rarely tout his accomplishments and are seemingly afraid to mount a battle to salvage his image. Continue reading

2012 – GUYANA REPUBLIC DAY MESSAGES

2012 REPUBLIC DAY MESSAGES

February 23, 2012 | By KNews |

GOVT. HAS GREAT PLANS TO TAKE GUYANA TO NEW HEIGHTS

Message from His Excellency President Donald Ramotar on the Occasion of Republic Day

I extend warm greetings to all Guyanese at home and abroad on this the forty-second anniversary of our republic. This is a very special time for all Guyanese, and is marked by great festivities celebrating our national culture.

This national culture has been weaved from the strands of the various ethnic groups which constitute our people. Let us celebrate this diversity by being part of the many events that are being held to commemorate this year’s anniversary of our status as a republic.   Continue reading

Spencer Wells — “Human family tree” and “Journey of man”

Anthropology, Genetics, Paleoanthropology —

Spencer Wells — “Human family tree”

— These two videos show how recently science, and especially GENETICS (our DNA),  has re-written the history of mankind.  We are all AFRICANS as all mankind migrated from East Africa some 60,000 years ago after the great ice age. Continue reading

MASH 2012 – Mashramani Pan-o-rama Steel Band Competition

Sweet Steelpan music rocks CASH in pre-mash jump up

MASH-2012 - Steel Bands at CASH

Sweet, sweet steelpan music echoed through the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) last Sunday evening (February 19),  as the 2012 Republic Bank Mashramani Pan-o-rama Steel Band Competition delivered in full throttle, another evening of splendid metallic symphony under its “Power to make a difference” banner.

The night’s events which were hosted by Master of Ceremonies, Russell Lancaster, and begun with the subtle sounds of the Belladrum Community Band and the Shemroy Anthony Programme which performed the classic Bob Marley tune, ‘By the rivers of Babylon’ in memory of a youth who had lost his life to violence in his community and whose name was the band’s title.    [more]

— Post#1132

MASH 2012 – Mashramani Children’s Parade…

Mashramani Children’s Parade…

 Happy Hearts, North Georgetown, Diamond Secondary emerge winners

February 22, 2012 | By KNews

The Diamond Secondary School’s “Golden Queen of Eldorado” which copped first place

Glittering, dazzling floats and dancing revelers decked out in a galore of colours created quite a stunning attraction this year at the annual Children’s Costume Parade.

The thousands of spectators who lined the streets of Georgetown and turned up at the National Park, on Saturday January 18, were treated to impressive performances by excited students who enjoyed gyrating to the loud music in their breathtakingly, beautiful costumes. [more]

— Post # 1131

MASH 2012 – Jumo “Rubber Waist” Primo is Soca King

MASH 2012 – Jumo “Rubber Waist” Primo is Soca King

(DemereraWaves) February 210, 2012

Jumo Primo

In what can be termed a surprise to some patrons of the 2012 Carib Soca Monarch Finals, Jumo”Rubber Waist” Primo Sunday morning walked away with the coveted Carib Soca Monarch prize of $1.5M for his spectacular performance at the National Park.

The runners up are Linden’s George Anthony Abrams; who came in second and who also copped the prize for highest scoring newcomer; followed in third position by Adrian Dutchin.  [more]

— Post #1130

MASH 2012 – ‘Soup drinker’ gives Young Bill Rogers Calypso crown

‘Soup drinker’ gives Young Bill Rogers Calypso crown

FEBRUARY 19, 2012 | (KNEWS)

Young Bill Rogers

Roger “Young Bill Rogers” Hinds yesterday copped the 2012 Calypso monarchy, chalking up his second win in this year’s Mashramani singing competitions. The second place winner of the Calypso competition was The Mighty Believer, while Lord Canary placed third. Young Bill Rogers had copped the 2012 National Health Song Competition.

Young Bill Rogers had copped the 2012 National Health Song Competition a month ago in Linden.  It was the second time in three years that he copped the National AIDS Programme Secretariat competition.  His composition this year was a song titled “Health is important.”. [more]

— Post #1129

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