Daily Archives: 01/19/2013

Good to be Alive – by Ron Persaud

Good to be Alive

By Ron Persaud

 Four years ago I confided to a friend that I wanted to live to see how President Obama’s first term would play out.

I had some misgivings at the time; and apprehension too!

Would he be President of the whole USA; or just for black people?  Let me hasten to explain that I come from a culture where the term “apaan jhaat” (for your own race)  was a campaign exhortation ever since I was a teenager. One of my sisters-in-law was seriously intent on returning to Guyana “if Obama wins”  He did but she did not.          Continue reading

Cricket: Guyana defeats Windwards off final delivery

JANUARY 18, 2013 · BY ews
Derwin ChristianGROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Guyana held off Windward Islands to win a nerve-jangling encounter off the last ball and force their way into Saturday’s playoff final of the Caribbean Twenty20.

In pursuit of what should have been a simple target of 118, Guyana started well but lost their way despite a top score of 39 from opener Derwin Christian, and were left needing 12 runs from the last over at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium here late Friday night.  [read more]

Derwin Christian, pictured here, made 39 to top score for Guyana.

Remembering the great Guyanese Godfrey Chin who passed on Jan 16 2012

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Godfrey Chin passed a year ago on January 16, 2012.

This picture tribute was submitted by Dmitri Allicock.

Here is one of his Nostalgias, carried in Guyanese Online on September 27, 2011

Nostalgia 566 – Saga and Romance of BRICKDAM  …. 

By: Godfrey Chin 

Brickdam – the oldest street in the Capital City of Georgetown was formerly a muddy quagmire, difficult to traverse by horse and carriage even though it was built up with debris and cinders, from the too frequent fires of the nineteenth   [ read more]

AFC wants Police Probe into procurements awarded to the New GPC

Alliance For Change wants Police Probe into procurements contract awarded to the New GPC

Capitol News – 17 January 2013-   The blatant delay in the appointment of Commissioners to the Procurement Commission by the Donald Ramotar Administration, is not sitting well with opposition party, the Alliance For Change (AFC).  The AFC holds seven seats in the National Assembly.

Chairman of the AFC, Khemraj Ramjattan says, in the absence of such a body to have oversight of the Government contracts, it’s the perfect recipe for fraudulent activities.   Continue reading