Monthly Archives: July 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 30 July 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 30 July 2013

  • APNU will not participate in Local Gov’t Elections until Local Gov’t Laws are amended
  • Working People’s Alliance Party concerned about the estimated cost of the Amaila Hydro Project
  • MP Cathy Hughes disturbed by Attorney General’s assertions about her
  • Economic slowdown of the world’s economy in 2008 still being felt in the Caribbean Region
  • Caribbean Youth Ambassadors hold Environment Awareness and Advocacy one-day workshop
  • Limacol Caribbean Premier League T20 Tournament begins this evening

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APNU will not participate in Local Gov’t Elections until Local Gov’t Laws are amendedPosted: 30 Jul 2013 05:34 PM PDT

Opposition Leader David Granger says what is of grave concern  for the APNU is that under the present law ‘extreme powers’ are given to the Local Government Minister. The four Local Government Bills that have to be passed by the National Assembly are the Municipal and District Councils (Amendment) Bill, Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2012; […]  Continue reading

The great betrayal: W. Rodney and R. Ramkarran – Freddie Kissoon

The great betrayal: W. Rodney and R. Ramkarran


During the days of the Forbes Burnham regime when the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) bore the brunt of Burnham’s anger, the consensus among academics and political observers was that there was a mindset inside the Burnham Government that felt Walter Rodney was extremely impertinent to attack an African-led Government, therefore more attention should be paid to undermining the WPA than the overtly Indian adversary, the PPP.

Political activists and analysts argued that Burnham was implacably opposed to Rodney, Clive Thomas, Eusi Kwayana, Andaiye, Bonita Bone, Dr. Omawale, Tacuma Ogunseye and David Hinds, among others in the WPA, because he felt that they were betraying their race in trying to weaken a government whose fulcrum rested upon the embrace of African Guyanese.   Continue reading

Emancipation – commentary



On August 1, 2013, it will be 179 years since slavery was abolished in this country – and in the rest of the British Empire, for that matter. As a national Public Holiday, we should be reminded that it is a day that should be commemorated by all Guyanese. Not only because we are citizens of this country but because we are the inheritors of the legacy of those who fought and died fighting that epitome of man’s inhumanity to man.

It was an institution of which the world had never seen before – and hopefully will never see again. There are those that like to mention that there was slavery before our “New World” slavery that dragged millions of Africans across the Atlantic and plunged them into a world in which even their humanity was denied.    Continue reading

Caribbean Premier League, Barbados Tridents v St Lucia Zouks at Bridgetown, Jul 30, 2013

ESPN Cricinfo Live Scores

Caribbean Premier League,

Barbados Tridents v St Lucia Zouks at Bridgetown, Jul 30, 2013 

Barbados Tridents 169/5 (20/20 ov)  St Lucia Zouks 152 (19.4/20 ov)

Barbados Tridents won by 17 runs

Full Match results at this link <


Capitol News – TV News videos – 29 July 2013

Capitol News – TV News videos – July 29, 2013

  • Election win far from the reach of the ruling party – PPP/C executive
  • IPI says it received no explicit commitment on the part of Gov’t to repeal country’s defamation laws
  • Boodhoo breaks silence about issues which caused the Elections Commission not to renew his contract
  • Prisoner found hanging in Camp Street Jail cell
  • Anxiety for users of Shell gasoline as the company awaits its supplies
  • Venue for Guyana Geology and Mines Commission anniversary celebrations upset employees
  • Heartbreak for Waramadong as Wismar/Christianburg crowned Digicel Schools Tourney champions

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Election win far from the reach of the ruling party – PPP/C executivePosted: 29 Jul 2013 05:19 PM PDT

Speaking ahead of Friday’s party congress, Chairman of the Congress Committee, Clement Rohee said, while he remains confident that the PPP/C can regain a Parliamentary majority in the future, he said if the elections are to be called NOW; the party stands no chance of taking control of the National Assembly. The party is heading […]   Continue reading

A scandal at Piarco Airport in Trinidad – Stella Ramsaroop

A scandal at Piarco

Stabroek News – July 27, 2013 · By Stella Ramsaroop · Comments

That is exactly how many Guyanese feel when going through the T&T airport—sub-human, degraded and embarrassed. How much longer will this be allowed?’

In August 2010, I was going through Customs in the Piarco International Airport in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago as I switched from an American Airlines flight to a Caribbean Airlines flight to continue on to Guyana. As I stood in line with my husband, I watched as a customs officer verbally insulted some young ladies from Guyana, yelling at them and treating them like they were animals.
He then worked his way over to the customs officer who was checking our documentation and, with a look of disgust, said, “Guyanese!” He spat it more than said it. I was furious.

From that point on, I have never flown through T&T again. The extremely poor customer service by Caribbean Airlines compounded this unpleasantness and made my decision all the easier. Since that time, I have always flown Delta direct from JKF Airport in New York into Guyana. Why would I fly through a country that treats Guyanese with such hostility?    Continue reading

Reflections: The Specter of Race – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Reflections from Rosaliene Bacchus’ Blog..

Three Worlds One Vision

Smiling FacesPhoto Credit:
Faces, faces, faces, faces
Everywhere you turn
The more you learn
There is no real difference among races.
Excerpt of Poem, “Faces” from if only the gods were awake
by Guyanese-American Poet Gary Girdhari


On 13 July 2013, the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin not only raised concerns about Stand Your Ground laws in America, but also reminded us that the election of a black president did not mark the end of racism.

As defined in the Encyclopedia Britannica, racism is any action, practice, or belief that reflects the racial worldview—the ideology that humans are divided into separate and exclusive biological entities called “races,” that there is a causal link between inherited physical traits and traits of personality, intellect, morality, and other cultural behavioral features, and that some races are innately superior to others.(The emphasis is mine.)

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Songs and Dances of the 40s and Early 50s – Peter Halder

Songs and Dances of the 40s and Early 50s

by Peter Halder

When Julius Caesar said the Ides of March are come, Artemidorus the soothsayer replied, yes Caesar but not gone. So the twenty-first century has come but my memories of songs and dances of the 40‘s and early 50′s of the twentieth century have not gone.

During the early to the mid 40′s, the only songs I was familiar with were Hymns sang in Church on Sunday nights and Good Fridays from a red cover Hymn Book. No one on Non Pareil Street, Albouystown had a radio much less, a pick-up or a radiogram. We were fortunate however because after 1945, our home had a Victrola Gramophone and three 33 size records. Two, both sides, could only be played during the Christmas Season because they were Carols : Oh Come All Ye Faithful; Silent Night Holy Night; Once In Royal David’s City and Hark The Herald Angels Sing. The other contained Indian songs on both sides. One I remember was Sohani Raat. The singer was Lata Mungeshkar I think.    Read More »

This is just one of many  historical articles on Guyana written by Peter Halder that will be published on Guyanese Online.  You can read them all at Peter Halder’s website:

Prince Randian of Guyana – by Peter Halder

Prince Randian of Guyana

by Peter Halder

Guyanese men and women have distinguished themselves in many fields of human endeavour, at home and overseas. The performing arts is no exception. Guyanese have been in films, on TV shows and on the stage. One has even been a feature attraction in the Barnum and Bailey Circus in the United States. And the amazing Guyanese had no arms or legs. He was known as Prince Randian.

The young man, born to Hindu parents in 1871 with neither arms nor legs, was 18 years old at the time. He was discovered by P.T. Barnum who transported him from the “Demerara district” and exhibited him as a human “oddity” or “freak” – a practice common in those days. Exactly how Barnum learned about the usual young man is unknown but he did. He arranged, in 1889 to bring the young man to New York. And hundreds of thousands of spectators paid to see him.     Read More »

This is just one of many  historical articles on Guyana written by Peter Halder that will be published on Guyanese Online.  You can read them all at Peter Halder’s website:

My take on Davis Casavis’s “Thomas Carroll Affair” – Ralph Seeram


JULY 28, 2013 | BY KNEWS | From the Diaspora…By Ralph Seeram

Sometime in the late nineties a friend of mine here in the United States asked me to loan him US$8,000. I had known him from boyhood days so if he was in a “jam” I would not have had any hesitation to loan him the money with just a “handshake”. I was agreeable to loan him the money, until he told me the reason.
He wanted to give the money to his sister in Guyana, who in turn will use it to buy a visa in Guyana to come to the USA.

The idea did not appeal to me. First I doubt anyone in the US Embassy in Georgetown will sell a visa. Secondly I did not like the repayment method. His sister will work when she comes here and repay me. I told my friend I had just made some other investments.   Continue reading

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