Daily Archives: August 15, 2012

QC-Bishops Labour Day Sunday Jam- Brooklyn NY – Sept 2, 2012

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Guyana Christian Charities Canada – Fall Dance – Toronto- September 22, 2012

Guyana Medical Relief – 28 th Anniversary Souvenir Brochure

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Genes may help, but Caribbean Olympians were nurtured to success

Genes may help, but Caribbean Olympians were nurtured to success

Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake are the product of three generations of reformist politics and improved social conditions

guardian.co.uk, – Wednesday 15 August 2012

Where does great achievement come from? In the minutes before Bolt, Blake and Weir of Jamaica took 1-2-3 in the 200m, the BBC played a short film which suggested that black athletes won medals because of “west African genes” and the unnatural selection of the “fittest” by plantation slavery.

If either of these were sufficient explanation then such centres of new world slavery as Haiti and Brazil would also be athletic superpowers, as would Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, and the Congo from which most slaves came, and the United States itself would not be increasingly pushed into the shade. Genes may help, but only one part of the African diaspora has won disproportionately in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.

The Caribbean islands (including Cuba, which won more than any South American country), won 14 gold medals in London, placing it behind only the US, China, UK, and Russia (with other golds won for France, the UK and the US by Caribbean athletes). With a population of less than 20 million, and a combined GDP lower than Portugal’s, the Caribbean dominated both the 100m and 200m in London as in Beijing. Kirani James of Grenada (population 100,000) took the 400m, while the Bahamas defeated the United States, which had 1,000 times its population, in the men’s 4x400m metre relay.     [more]

Rihanna and Shontelle mix business with pleasure in Barbados

Rihanna and Shontelle mix business with pleasure in Barbados

Rihanna is dropped by Nivea, but signs with BTA to promote her homeland. (Photo: fanpop.com)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday August 10, 2012 – Barbadian international recording stars Rihanna and Shontelle mixed business with pleasure on their recent trips home to take in the climax of Crop Over, the country’s biggest annual festival.

On Kadooment day, August 6, Rihanna was seen partying on Spring Garden Highway, liming with friends and celebrating Crop Over’s last lap.

She traded the skimpy gear she sported last year, as one of the thousands of costumed revellers jumping on the road at Kadooment 2011, in favour of a polka-dotted bra under an open white shirt with black stripes and a matching Trapstar cap in what emerged as a New York Yankees masquerade.              Continue reading

Bolt considers Australian cricket offer — report

Bolt considers Australian cricket offer — report

Monday, August 13, 2012

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Olympic sprint star Usain Bolt has told Australian media he is considering an offer from former Test leg-spinner Shane Warne to play Twenty20 cricket in Australia’s Big Bash League next season.

The Melbourne Stars franchise, for which Warne is the marquee player, confirmed they have opened negotiations with Bolt through his management company.

BOLT… if I get the chance I will definitely try

Here is Usain Bolt winning for the Jamaican team in the Olympics 4×100 relay

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Miss Guyana Universe Pageant launched

11 of the delegates competing in this year’s Miss Guyana Universe Pageant

The tenth edition of the Miss Guyana Universe Pageant commenced Sunday at the Hotel Tower Poolside, where 11 of 13 beautiful and intelligent young ladies were introduced to potential sponsors.

The cocktail reception marks 10 years that the competition is being organised by local franchise holder McNeal Enterprise, the first being in 2002, when Mia Rahaman won from a strong field.

This year’s Franchise holder, Odinga Lumumba, who was present at the event, disclosed that if a young lady gains a position between first and tenth in the International Miss Universe they will receive US$25,000 which is quite an incentive for the young ladies to perform.   Continue reading

Olympics: IOC investigating suspicious items in rooms of Caribbean athletes

LONDON — The International Olympic Committee’s anti-doping chief acknowledged that they are investigating suspicious items found in the rooms of many Caribbean athletes.
The IOC had been tipped off that these items may be responsible for the disproportionately superior results of the athletes from this region.
An IOC spokesman said in a statement, “We have opened an inquiry and have asked the various Olympic Committees of those  island nations for an explanation.”
“Samples of the items found have been seized and will be retained for testing. Photo evidence of the items have been passed to the chairmen of those Olympic Committees for their review, and to evaluate any further steps to be taken” the spokesman also stated..
The Caribbean islands with their medal counts are listed below:
Country
Gold Medal
Silver Medal
Bronze Medal
Total
JAM
Jamaica
4
4
4
12
CUB
Cuba
4
3
5
12
TRI
Trinidad & Tobago
1
0
3
4
DOM
Dominican Republic
1
1
0
2
PUR
Puerto Rico
0
1
1
2
BAH
Bahamas
1
0
0
1
GRN
Grenada
1
0
0
1
It was also noted that athletes representing the Netherlands were also from this region.
Below is a copy of the photo evidence of the items found. This is a joke and not true
The IOC is not investigating the “evidence” shown below or any other “evidence”‘.
This is just a spoof on the reports that Usain Bolt and other Jamaican athletes eat lots of natural home grown foods and fruits; and especially the “ground provisions” as shown in picture.

Second Inter-Guiana Cultural Fest to be held in Georgetown, Guyana.

Second Inter-Guiana Cultural Fest to be held in Georgetown, Guyana.

Hugh Cholmondeley – his contribution to broadcasting – video

Hugh Cholmondeley – his contribution to broadcasting – video

The media fraternity and the wider society are continuing to mourn the loss of Guyanese broadcaster, and international public servant Hugh Cholmondeley, who died on Friday August 10 2012 at 73 after a prolonged battle with lung cancer. Cholmondeley was being treated in New York where he passed away. Family members say that a funeral service will be held in NY and then a memorial service will be held in Guyana.

The Guyana Press Association in paying tribute to the broadcasting pioneer recalled that Cholmondeley’s contribution to the world of broadcasting in the region has been legendary, and his indefatigable work in the United Nations System has been exemplary.   Continue reading

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