Monthly Archives: March 2013

Highly indebted Caribbean Airlines shedding staff

Highly indebted Caribbean Airlines shedding staff

Caribbean_Airlines_logo-600x270Demerara Waves Sunday, 31 March 2013

Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is reportedly facing what amounts to a more than $500 million debt, and the airline has already refused to renew the contracts of several persons in Jamaica to save money.

The Trinidad Express newspaper on Saturday quoted the airline’s spokesman, Clint Williams as saying that he could not address reports of bankruptcy and the carrier was trying to borrow $100 million from the Trinidad and Tobago government to pay its staff and suppliers.

“We prefer not to discuss any specific aspect of the report that we have seen in the media at this time.     Continue reading

Sacred Heart Church to be reopened in December 2013

Sacred Heart Church to be reopened in December 2013

sacred_heartconstr(Demerara Waves March 30, 2013) – Parishioners of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church are eagerly looking forward to the reopening of the newly constructed building after it was completely destroyed by fire eight years ago.

 Chairman of the Sacred Heart Rebuilding Committee, Ramsay Ali, said from all indications, the church will be reopened in December of this year. “We are looking at December for the reopening. As things stand now, we need $20M more for the completion of construction works and an additional $25M for furnishing of the building.”           Continue reading

Miss Israel meets President Obama…. picture

Obama-Miss Israel

Miss Israel meets President Obama….

· Miss Israel 2013 Yityish Aynaw – the first Ethiopian black -Israeli lady to win the coveted pageant crown.  Miss Aynaw, after crowned, met US President Barack Obama at a gala dinner.

President Obama Meets with First-Ever Ethiopian Crowned Miss Israel
Israel is putting its best face forward for President Obama, and what better face to put forward for America’s first black president than Israel’s first black beauty queen?
The newly crowned Miss Israelis an Ethiopian Jewish immigrant to Israel.
She joined President Obama recently for the official state dinner in Jerusalem. Ethiopian immigrants have struggled to integrate into Israeli society, but Obama will be getting a taste of some of their recent success stories.   Continue reading

Reflections on Easter Sunday – Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Kite Flying at Eater in GuyanaKite Flying at Easter – Interior of Guyana

Photo by James Broscombe 2010 (


Easter Sunday. Christians across the United States and around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, three days after his death by crucifixion. In Guyana, the sky above the coastline vibrates with colorful kites of all shapes and sizes.

Growing up in a working class family in a British colony, I connected with Jesus’ life and world. He, too, came from the working class and lived in a country ruled by the foreign power of his day: the Roman Empire.

Accounts of Jesus’ teachings and work in the gospels of the New Testament reveal a man fearless in criticizing the excesses, self-righteousness, vanity, and hypocrisy of religious leaders in his community. They chided Jesus for mixing with bad-johns, women of ill-repute, people of other religions; and for disregarding their religious dictates. Through his actions…

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US$200M Skeldon Sugar Factory seen as a letdown – Luncheon

US$200M Skeldon Sugar Factory seen as a letdown – Dr Roger Luncheon

MARCH 29, 2013 | BY KNEWS |

Skeldon Factory

Skeldon Factory

The beleaguered Skeldon factory “hasn’t realised its promise within the expected time” – Dr. Roger Luncheon

The US$200M Skeldon Sugar Factory built as part of Government’s plan to reverse the sorrowful state of the country’s sugar industry is a letdown, says Dr. Roger Luncheon, Head of the Presidential Secretariat.

Financing for the factory is derived from a mixture of state funds, grants from the European Union (EU) and loans from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and World Bank. Dr. Luncheon is doubtful whether Guyana has begun repaying the loans to the International Financial Institutions.    Continue reading

Guyana Medical Relief Association in Los Angeles – Independence Dance – May 25, 2013

Guyana flag

 Family & Friends of Guyana  bring your flags and celebrate Guyana’s

Independence Day with us (in Los Angeles)

 on Saturday May 25th, 2013

Caribbean Show & Dance

 Sponsored by GB Entertainment & Big J Promotions

Portion of your tickets to benefit Northern California

  Guyanese American Association & Guyana Medical Relief Association in Los Angeles

Local Contact: DJ Miller 209-627-8128 / Monty Archer 408-417-0144

See attached flyer for further information……

Recommended Hotel:  Crowne Plaza, Los Angeles

 985 W. Century Blvd, LA….877-320-8454… 

CGX releases new estimate for gas, oil in Corentyne licence

CGX releases new estimate for gas, oil in Corentyne licence

Stabroek News – March 30, 2013 

CGX Energy Inc. reported on March 21, 2013 that an independent resources evaluation has been completed by DeGolyer and MacNaughton of Dallas, Texas, USA (D&M) for six prospects on CGX’s Corentyne Petroleum Prospecting Licence (PPL) located offshore Guyana.
A release from CGX said that using probabilistic analysis, D&M has estimated a total best estimate Prospective Resources, as of December 31, 2012, for six oil and gas prospects of 779 million barrels of oil, 743 million barrels of condensate, and 6,943 billion cubic feet of sales gas plus 696 billion cubic feet of associated solution gas.   Continue reading

COFONA – Friends of New Amsterdam – Sunday Brunch – May 5, 2013 – Brooklyn NY


School Answering Machine in Australia – video – funny!

School Answering Machine in Australia – funny!

This is the message that the Maroochydore High School, Queensland, Australia staff voted unanimously to record on their school’s telephone answering machine.  This is an actual telephone message for the school. Surprising but true …

This came about because they implemented a policy requiring students as well as their parents to be responsible for their absences and missing homework.   The school and teachers were being sued by parents who wanted their children’s failing grades changed to passing grades, even though their children were absent 15-30 times during the semester and did not complete enough school work to pass their classes.

Nascar Driver Jeff Gordon drives car salesman berserk – Funny!

Pepsi MAX & Jeff Gordon Present: “Test Drive”

Published on Mar 12, 2013

NASCAR Driver Jeff Gordon, gets made up to look like an average car shopper, then proceeds to take a V8 Camaro on a test drive that immediately turns into a donut turning, full bore display of his driving talents….and the unsuspecting used-car salesman goes totally berserk. This video is hysterically funny.

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