Daily Archives: July 6, 2013

Nostalgia: Upper Demerara River Many Years Ago – updated

Nostalgia: Upper Demerara River Many Years Ago – updated
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by Peter Halder

Economic activities in the Upper Demerara River were mainly timber grants. The first grant, I believe, was at Kumaparo, about 60 miles south of Mallali but below Great Falls. The grant was owned and operated by Willems Timber and Trading Company. Jack Willems was the owner of the Company at that time. His Manager in Georgetown was a Mr McIntyre who flew to the site regularly on an Art Williams seaplane.

Another timber grant pioneer was Harry Lorrimer. His grant was at Kumaro about 18 miles south of Mallali. He travelled by speedboat and used tugs to transport his logs to Georgetown. He was among the first to use trucks to haul timber from the forest to the bank of the river for shipping.     [Read more]

Nostalgia: Henry Street Werk-en-Rust – updated

NOSTALGIA: HENRY STREET, WERK-EN-RUST – updated

by Peter Halder

Henry Street in Werk-en-Rust is a short street. It is only one block long. It extends from Princess Street on the south to Durban Street on the north. It is sandwiched between George Street on the east and Smyth Street on the west.

A denizen of Non Pareil Street, Albouystown (vide my Nostalgia: The Street Where I lived: Non Pareil Street, Albouystown), I became familiar with Henry Street in the late 1940s when I met and became a close and lasting friend of Carl Agard. I joined him in Scholarship Class at St. Stephen’s Church of Scotland School at the junction of St.Stephen, Princess and Adelaide Streets, Charlestown. We would go swimming often at clay, the parloff or other parts of the Punt Trench or explore the mangrove area on the bank of Demerara River at Ruimveldt, next to Art Williams Transport offices.   Read More »

A Human Spring by Uri Avnery

VIEW FROM ISRAEL – by Uri Avnery – July 5, 2013

A Human Spring

The democratic revolutionaries have yet to prove that they are able to lead a country – in Egypt or anywhere else.

LET ME come back to the story about Zhou Enlai, the Chinese communist leader. When asked what he thought about the French Revolution, he famously answered: “It’s too early to say.”

This was considered a typical piece of ancient Chinese wisdom – until somebody pointed out that Zhou did not mean the revolution of 1789, but the events of May 1968, which happened not long before the interview in question.

Even now it may be too early to judge that upheaval, when students tore up the cobblestones of Paris, confronted the brutal police and proclaimed a new era. It was an early forerunner of what is happening today all over the world.

QUESTIONS ABOUND. Why? Why now? Why in so many totally different countries? Why in Brazil, Turkey and Egypt at the same time?      Continue reading

BARONIANS & FRIENDS – Fundraising Dance – August 24, 2013- NYC

BARONIANS & FRIENDS

22nd Annual Fund Raising Dance

To Benefit the BV /Triumph
Community Development Project

Saturday August 24, 2013

10.00P.M. to 4.00A.M
Admission $25.00

Woodbine Ballroom
2281 Church Avenues at Bedford Avenue. Brooklyn NY
Music
Buster One man Band /
Supreme Sounds – DJ Hannah

FOR TICKETS & INFO:
Caribbean Vision Center  – 718 4698131

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