Daily Archives: 02/08/2013

Cricket: Pollard catch a YouTube hit!

Pollard catch a YouTube hit!

YOUTUBE: Published on Feb 6, 2013 – 

Kieron Pollard takes a fantastic catch in the deep to dismiss Glenn Maxwell. One Day International Australia vs West Indies at Manuka Oval, Canberra on the 6th of February 2013.

Pollard catch a YouTube hit!
Published on February 8, 2013 – Caribbean News Now

SYDNEY, Australia — Kieron Pollard is regarded as one of the most devastating hitters in world cricket. But it was in the field where the athletic West Indian pulled out a play that will go down as one of the all-time greats seen in the history of the game.   Continue reading

February is African American History Month

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora <see list here. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in October. (Wikipedia)

 February is African American History Month

http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/about.html  <click for more info

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.  Continue reading

Skeldon Sugar Factory needs to be efficient, says APNU MP

Skeldon Sugar Factory needs to be efficient, says APNU MP Carl Greenidge

4 February 2013 – Capitol News:  Guyana’s future in the sugar manufacturing sector can only be secured if we improve our efficiency and stamp out corruption. That is the position of Former Finance Minister, APNU MP Carl Greenidge. Greenidge was commenting on Guyana’s prospects in the sector in light of the European Union’s extension on the sugar quota for ACP countries which includes Guyana.

At the moment, the ACP grouping enjoys access to the EU market which is one of the largest importers of the sweet commodity and since the price cuts several years ago, the EU has committed some 1 and a quarter billion Euros to help countries adjust to the lost revenues as a result of the price cuts. The Skeldon Sugar Factory which is one of the most modern in the Caribbean, was supposed to have cushioned the effects of the price cuts but Greenidge says, it has not lived up to expectations.   Continue reading

Central Chinese Channel on the Air in Guyana – Linden waiting

Central Chinese Channel on the Air in Guyana; Linden still waiting 

 04 Feb 2013  – Capitol News – It is now clear that Channel 27/ Cable 78 has been operating in Guyana, bringing “China Central TV (CCTV) English language programming” to Guyana, under the auspices of the Government of Guyana. Guyanese can watch 24/7 Chinese programming from CCTV, that is using a frequency under Guyana’s state owned and controlled broadcaster the

National Communications Network (NCN) to operate the service. So far it is a local commercial free operation and there is no clear indication how the channel is being funded.     Continue reading

The Black Curassow or Powis

The Black Curassow (Powis)

Stabroek News – January 27, 2013 –In the Rainforest,

The Black Curassow or Powis

The Black Curassow or Powis

The Black Curassow (Crax alector), or Powis, as they are locally called in Guyana, are found in humid forested areas in the Guianas, northern Amazon, southern Venezuela and parts of Colombia, and are part of the family of game birds known as Cracidae. This glossy, black, chicken-like bird is easily identified by its curly upswept ‘hairdo’ and bright yellow beak.

Powis are shy but are often seen foraging on the ground for fruits, seeds and young leaves on the edges of forest roads. They are important for dispersing seeds and tend to be found in pairs, or in small groups with young chicks.   Continue reading