Monthly Archives: March 2013

How to make work-life balance work – 2 Videos

How to make work-life balance work – Nigel Marsh

Sell your crap. Pay your debt. Do what you love – Adam Baker

Cricket: Jamaican Dave Cameron elected WICB president

Audio: New WICB President & Vice-President speak to the Media

Dave Cameron elected WICB president, Emmanuel Nathan Vice President

March 28, 2013 – BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Jamaican businessman Dave Cameron was yesterday elected president of the West Indies Cricket Board, beating incumbent Dr Julian Hunte in a close vote at the Annual General Meeting here.

Cameron, who previously served as vice-president to Hunte, won 7-5 to ensure the change of guard in one of the Caribbean’s most prestigious bodies.

His running mate Emmanuel Nanthan, the Windward Islands Cricket Board chief, also took the post of vice-president after beating Barbados Cricket Association president Joel Garner, 8-4. Continue reading

Ramotar and Granger Celebrate Phagwah in Diverse Guyana – pictures

Phagwah Day pictures in a Diverse Guyana

27 March 2013 – (Demerara Waves)  – Guyanese of all walks of life joined their Hindu brothers and sisters in observing Phagwah-a festival of colours to usher in spring.

Below are several pictures from across Guyana sent by our readers.

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Ramotar and Granger celebrate Phagwah

[Also read the comments at the end of the article].

While many gathered at temples or stayed in their communities, showering each other with a liquified and powdered kaleidoscope of colours; others were busy catching up on kite sales for the Easter holiday to observe the resurrection of Christ.

At Parade Ground, a small group of Afro-Guyanese activists poured libation on a spot that they have identified as what they believe is the rightful location for the 1823 Slave Revolt monument. Government is pushing ahead with construction of its monument site near the Georgetown Seawall.   Continue reading

Brazilian Air show brings love to Guyana’s sky + video

Brazilian Air show brings love to Guyana’s sky

Demerara Waves – Sunday, 24 March 2013 18:11

Sunday afternoon, March 24, 2013, was a time of Love in the sky as friends, families, relatives and other loved ones flocked the Kitty Seawall for the Brazilian Squadron air-show.

That was one of the activities to observe the 100th anniversary of civil aviation in Guyana.                          Continue reading

Government unveils $208.8B (app US$1.04B) National Budget -video

Please note that G$1M = app $5,000US; G$1B = app $5M US.

Government unveils $208.8B (app US$1.04B)  National Budget for 2013.

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Note: We will be posting more entries on the Guyana Budget 2013 later

Martin Luther King Jr.- Quotes You Never Heard – with pictures

Martin Luther King  – On His Legacy   MLK-06
If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don’t want a long funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I want them to say…I’d like somebody to mention that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to give his life serving others. I’d like for somebody to say that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to love somebody. I want you to say that day, that I tried to be right on the war question. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try to feed the hungry. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try in my life to clothe those who were naked. I want you to say, on that day, that I did try, in my life, to visit those who were in prison. I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity.
“The Drum Major Instinct” (1968).
“Be the CHANGE you want to see in the WORLD” –  Mahatma Gandhi
Now view the  slides below with the MLK quotes – click arrows to see all slides:       Continue reading

Holi or Phagwah + Phagwah songs – 13 videos autoplay

HOLI or Phagwah – Festival of Colours


Holi
(Hindi: होली, Nepali: होली,Punjabi: ਹੋਲੀ Sindhi: هولي) is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours.

It is primarily observed in India and Nepal. It is also observed by the minority Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan as well in countries with large Indic diaspora populations following Hinduism, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, the United States, Mauritius, and Fiji.

Holi is also known as Phagwah (Assamese: ফাকুৱা), Festival of Colours, or Doḷajātra (Oriya: ଦୋଳଯାତ୍ରା) in Odisha, and as Dol Jatra (Bengali: দোলযাত্রা) or Basantotsav (“spring festival”) (Bengali: বসন্তোৎসব) in West Bengal and Assam.            Continue reading

U.S. soldier reflects on Guyana’s international airport during World War II

U.S. soldier reflects on Guyana’s international airport during World War II

Reproduced from Kokomo Perspective
By Joyce Alpay

Isaac Tharp

Isaac Tharp

Isaac “Ike” B. Tharp of Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, United States was with the 8th Pursuit Group, 36th Squadron as an airplane mechanic. Later he was part of the 309th Service Squadron stationed at the 2123 Army Air Force Base unit “Atkinson Field” in British Guiana (Guyana) doing reclamation and salvage of airplanes.

In Jan. 1940, he enlisted in the army at the age of 23 due to economic conditions from the “Great Depression.” His basic training and advanced training for airplane mechanics were both at Langley Field, Hampton, Va. He then went to Groton, Conn., for gunnery practice. Later he was transferred to Mitchell Field, N.Y., and worked as an airplane mechanic on P-40 aircraft and AT-6 transport planes.    Continue reading

The Spring Festival Phagwa, or Holi Caribbean Style – Latchman Kissoon

Celebrating The Spring Festival Phagwa, or Holi

Caribbean Style

By: Latchman Kissoon – Barbados

Latchman Kissoon

Latchman Kissoon

The reason for the season  of spring is the celebration of VICTORY OF GOOD OVER EVIL. We have witnessed several despotic leaders, around the world being deposed by their people because they ignored the wishes of their subjects while trying to impose their own tyrannical rule upon them. The Middle East is the best example of how leaders can tumble.

The festival of Phagwa or Holi will be celebrated around the world on Wednesday 27th of March 2013 and the Caribbean is no exception.

This festival which  is the most colourful in India observed  for more than 5,000 years  was brought  to the Caribbean , by Indentured Labourers, during the month of May 1838 .and spread throughout the region with new arrivals until the end of indenturship 1917. Phawga  was originally celebrated by East Indians. Now the festival is celebrated by all races, nationalities or religious background, similar to the festival of Jouvert in Trinidad and Tobago with mud, water, different colouring and music.   Continue reading

Guyana: Latest news for March 25, 2013 from Capitol News – videos

Guyana: Latest news for March 25, 2013 – Capitol News – videos

Budget Expectations for Budget Day on March 25, 2013.

Click link below for list of 29 other news videos

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