Daily Archives: 02/02/2013

Top Tracks for Byron Lee – 76 music videos – autoplay

Byron Lee and the Dragonaires

Byron Lee and the Dragonaires (known as Byron Lee’s Dragonaires since Lee’s death) are a Jamaican skacalypso and soca band. The band played a crucial pioneering role in bringing Caribbean music to the world. Byron Lee died on 4 November 2008, after a long battle with cancer.

The band was originally formed around 1950 by Byron Lee and his friend Carl Brady, taking its name from the St. George’s Collegefootball team that they played for.[1][2] The band originally played mento, and performed their first shows in the college common room to celebrate the team’s victories.[1]      Continue reading

Nostalgia 433 – Remembering Byron Lee … Godfrey Chin

Keith & Ken with Byron Lee & the Dragonaires – Jamaica Ska

1964 footage of Byron Lee & The Dragonaires with shared vocal duties by Keith Lyn & Ken Lazarus demonstrating the latest dance craze from Jamaica: the Ska!.

Nostalgia 433 – Remembering Byron Lee … Godfrey Chin

Byron Lee was and will forever be one of the great Musical Stars of the Caribbean – ranking with Bob Marley – Sparrow – Kitchener, and Arrow. As part of my Nostalgia Series, I record here my reminisces of this perennial ‘star.’

Before Byron had cut his first record 1960 – he played at the Astor Cinema, Georgetown, on his first tour locally, and requested a moon spot on the screen behind, on the stage for the right ambiance for the song played.                 Continue reading

Guyana and the USA sign anti-corruption and law enforcement agreement

Guyana and the United States sign anti-corruption and law enforcement agreement

New Mahaica Children’s Home being built … thanks to Digicel

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Better days ahead for Children at the Mahaica Children’s Home thanks to Digicel

Capitol News – January 31 –

Very soon the children housed at the Mahaica Children’s home will have new living quarters and improved facilities around them and its all thanks to DIGICEL. The Telephone Company is collaborating with the Ministry of Labour Human Services and Social Security on the project; which according to Minister Jennifer Webster, will improve the lives of some 60 Orphans and abused children.    Continue reading

Cricket: West Indies promise to ‘hit back hard’ after opening defeat

Australia Crcket Tour: West Indies promise to ‘hit back hard’ after opening defeat

Published on February 2, 2013 – Caribbean News Now
PERTH, Australia — West Indies got off to a bad start as they suffered a heavy defeat against Australia in the first encounter of their five-match One-Day International series at the WACA Ground.The Windies were bowled out for 70 on a lively pitch. Left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc took 5-20 to earn the Man-of-the-Match award. Australia then raced to victory by 9 wickets with Glenn Maxwell making an unbeaten half-century. For the Windies, debutant Jason Holder taking the only wicket to fall. The 6-foot-8-inch seamer was impressive in his 4.2 overs.West Indies captain Darren Sammy was disappointment with the result and promised that the team will have a thorough analysis of where they went wrong and look to get it right when the two sides clash again on Sunday in the second ODI at the same venue,     Continue reading

Barbados political parties nominate candidates for February 21 elections

In the 2008 election, the DLP, which had been in opposition since 1994, won 20 of the 30 seats, defeating the BLP under Arthur’s leadership.

In the 2008 election, the DLP, which had been in opposition since 1994, won 20 of the 30 seats, defeating the BLP under Arthur’s leadership.

Picture shows DLP leader Frundel Stuart (left) and BLP leader Owen Arthur (right)

Barbados political parties nominate candidates for February 21 elections

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday February 1, 2013 – The two main political parties here have nominated candidates to contest the 30 seats in the February 21 general elections ahead of the official Nomination day on February 6.             Continue reading

The World explained with 2 cows – funny

The World explained with 2 cows

SOCow2CIALISM
You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbour.

COMMUNISM
Cow2You have 2 cows
The State takes both and gives you some milk.

FASCISM

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk.   Continue reading

Essay (for Oscar)- Building a Nation – by Major General Joseph Singh

Essay (for Oscar)- Building a Nation

Retired Major General Joseph Singh

Retired Major General Joseph Singh

Dear Editor

A patriotic, urbane and distinguished Guyanese is now lying on a hospital bed  as a recovering victim of a callous, brutal and vicious attack on his person and on his family by four ‘youth men’, one of whom reportedly shouted “Police”, before their assault.

Mr Oscar Clarke, former Regional Chairman, Minister of Government and Diplomat and the current General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform, has been my colleague and friend for over four decades. Our paths have crossed frequently here in Guyana and on assignments in Cuba and East Africa. He is one of the most respected men I have known.   Continue reading

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