Daily Archives: 01/20/2013

Threatened by a Neighbor with a Gun – Rosaliene Bacchus

Another interesting article from the blog of Guyana-born Rosaliene Bacchus, one of our contributors. Rosaliene lived in Fortaleza, Ceará Brazil for a number of years before moving to the USA.

Three Worlds One Vision

Brazil - National Disarmament Campaign

“My son found my gun. He was only 8 years.” – Protect your family. Disarm-yourself.

National Disarmament Campaign – Brazil

Source: Brazil’s Ministry of Justice Blog


I should have known better. On local and national TV and in the local newspapers, reports abound of people shot to death during arguments between motorists on the streets, in bars, and disputes between neighbors.

I was watching a popular eight o’clock novella (soap opera) when a neighbor arrived in the courtyard below our third-floor apartment. Music blasted from his car. Our TV appeared mute. After a stressful day at work, I could not handle such inconsiderate behavior and, in anger, stormed down the stairs to ask him to lower the volume. I should have exercised self-restraint.

There were two men standing behind the vehicle when I approached. Before I could say anything, one of the men went inside the ground-floor apartment and…

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Cricket: Guyana topples Jamaica despite Gayle onslaught

Cricket: Guyana topples Jamaica despite Gayle onslaught

Sensational win! Cricket- Caribbean Twenty/20

Christopher Barnwell

Christopher Barnwell

January 20, 2013 · BY Stabroek News · Comments

Guyana’s Christopher Barnwell played the innings of his life as Guyana overhauled a challenging score of 183-6 to defeat Jamaica by six wickets in the West Indies Cricket Board’s Regional T20 semi-final at Gros Islet, St Lucia last night. (January 19, 2013)

Barnwell smashed 88 from a mere 49 balls a knock that included seven fours and one six as Guyana reached 187-4 to win with eight balls to spare. He received support from Trevon Griffith whose 41 came from 36 balls with two sixes and one four.     Continue reading

Guyana: Architecture…Building under our sun

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Four-story timber traditional style

Four-story timber traditional style

Part I  – If there is a distinctiveness in contemporary Guyanese architecture, it is to be found in the radical departure from the good taste and from what the writer of this article,  Rory Westmaas, calls “the many examples of timber domestic buildings for the most part, in and around Georgetown.”.

Whereas, as Westmaas puts it, the “design and ornament” of our architectural heritage was influenced by “climatic and environmental conditions,” the structures of our contemporary capital are shaped by a rampant commercialism that focuses on huge, tasteless concrete warehouses that are concerned with little else but storage and display.    Continue reading

Technology: This is soooo very true!!! – funny

 Technology: This is soooo very true!!!

A good laugh for people in the over 50 group !!! 

When I bought my Blackberry some years ago, I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter.  I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grandkids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space.

That was before one of my grandkids hooked me up for Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon, Tweetie and Twittererific Tweetdeck, Twitpix and something that sends every message to my cell phone and every other program within the texting world.   Continue reading

Guyana’s 1905 Rebellion – Nigel Westmaas

 Guyana’s 1905 Rebellion

— Nigel Westmaas

“The people are doing nothing.  It is the Government who are rioting and shooting down the people.”
—Guyanese worker to British soldier: Guiana Chronicle, 5th December 1905 (1)

1905 WAS A landmark year in the history of Guyana, as it was for several places around the world.  In Russia, the Tsar and his troops shot workers delivering a petition in St. Petersburg.  In Bengal there were communal shootings; in South West Africa the German massacre of the Herero people was in full progress.

In the British Caribbean, just two years previously, the Trinidad Water Rebellion was characterized by violence and killings, culminating in the burning of the government Red House, symbol of the British colonial occupation.  British Guiana (Guyana)(2) in 1905 was no different.  The rebellion that year had a dramatic and forceful impact.   Continue reading

One of the Sweetest Prayers I’ve ever heard…

One of the Sweetest Prayers I’ve ever heard…


I’m sorry for keepin’ ya up late.
But, I wanna know
If’n you’re too busy, I can wait.

You see grandma’s been forgettin’
A lot of things. Mamma says so.
She forgot my name, today, Mr. God,
And she’s a walkin’ kinda slow.

Yesterday, she jest left
Without even sayin’ bye.
Daddy brought her back and
He had a tear in his eye.     Continue reading