Daily Archives: 09/20/2012

Our own tourists – commentary

Our own tourists

September 16, 2012 | By KNews | Editorial

At the recently concluded IMF/CDB forum to recalibrate the economic strategies of CariCom to deal with the global downturn, it was suggested that we focus more on inter-regional tourism. We agree but add the caveat that we consider our huge expatriate communities, as ‘intra-regional” – Region 11. With that in mind, we resubmit a recommendation previously offered.

After a decade or more of promoting the eco-tourism attractions of our interior, the fact remains that the majority of visitors to our shores remains the expatriate Guyanese and his generally foreign-born offspring. Not surprisingly, since the majority of them originated from the coastland, they rarely, if ever, think of going into our interior. The forest is not their destination as yet.              Continue reading

Cricket: WICB salutes Lara’s Hall of Fame induction

WICB salutes Lara’s Hall of Fame induction

Posted By Stabroek staff On September 17, 2012

ST.JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC- – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has saluted batting legend and world record holder Brian Lara on being inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

Brian Lara

The former West Indies captain joined 15 other West Indian legends in cricket’s elite Hall of Fame during the gala ICC Awards event at the Water’s Edge in Sri Lanka on Saturday evening.

WICB President Dr. Julian Hunte, praised Lara for his contribution to the game and for the role he played as an ambassador for West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago. Continue reading

OTIS REDDING – His Life and career

OTIS REDDING – his life and career

from  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_redding

Otis Ray Redding, Jr.(September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American soulsinger-songwriterrecord producer, arranger, and talent scout. He is considered one of the major figures in soul musicand rhythm and blues (R&B), and one of the greatest singers in popular music.

His open-throated singing was an influence on other soul singers of the 1960s, and he helped to craft the lean and powerful style of R&B that formed the basis of the Stax Sound. After appearing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, he wrote and recorded “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” with Steve Cropper, which became the first posthumous number-one record on both the Billboard Hot 100 and   R&B charts after his death in a plane crash. The Dock of the Bay reached number one on UK Albums Chart, becoming the first posthumous album to do so.       [Read more]

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