Daily Archives: 07/12/2013

Incorrect Postings: Peter Halder s/b Norman Datt

Please note that there were three incorrect postings in the name of Peter Halder namely:

1  Children of the Jahajis

2. I am a Coolie

3. Have we lost the Good Times Forever

These postings should have been under the name NARAINE DATT  [aka NORMAN DATT ]

These errors will be corrected and the re-postings made under Mr. Datt’s name.

My apologies to Mr Halder and Mr Datt for this error which was mine.

Cyril Bryan  – Editor

West Indies name squad to face Pakistan in Guyana

West Indies name squad to face Pakistan in Guyana
Published on July 12, 2013  
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — The West Indies Board’s Selection Panel has named the 13-man squad for the upcoming One-Day Internationals against Pakistan in Guyana. The matches will be played at the Guyana National Stadium on Sunday, July 14 and Tuesday July 16.The series will also mark the return of international cricket to Guyana after a one year absence and will include five One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.Guyana will host the first two ODIs, followed by three ODIs at the Beausejour Cricket Grounds in St Lucia. The Arnos Vale Cricket Ground in St Vincent will host the two Twenty20 Internationals on July 27th and 28th to conclude the tour.   Continue reading

I AM A COOLIE – by Naraine Datt

I AM A COOLIE  – By Naraine Datt (aka Norman Datt)

(Part 1/3)

My great grandfather came

Across the Kalla Pani

On the SS Hesperus

Riding the coffee-tinted Atlantic

That makes me a Coolie

I have no qualms about that

It’s time we rethink this word[i]

It all started with our forefathers

Toilers for the bakrah

After the Slave emancipation     Continue reading

Have we lost the Good Times forever by Naraine Datt


 By Naraine Datt  (aka Norman Datt)


A foreigner would have no clue

Looking at me and yes you too

For our very beautiful land would mesmerize them

But reaching Georgetown they would see a problem

Should they not ever go to Georgetown

And think we still worship the Crown

Guyana would be in their good books

Still steeped in hospitality and good looks   Continue reading



By Naraine Datt  (aka Norman Datt)

On the stormy night of 13th of January

In 1838 the Whitby sailed into Demaray

The 249 Indian jahajis piled out faltering

After 112 days of gut wrenching sailing

Staggering on greenheart planks in woes

Greeted by filth, flies and rotten potatoes

They’re the first batch of immigrants

Trying to fulfill their needs and wants

In galvanized barracks they were herded

For documentation only to be parceled

And shared out to the various plantations    Continue reading

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