Daily Archives: 07/15/2013

West Indies crumble as Afridi leads the way for Pakistan

West Indies crumble as Afridi leads the way for Pakistan
Published on July 15, 2013 – Caribbean News Now  
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — West Indies bid to open their One-day International series against Pakistan strongly was undermined, when a brilliant, all-round performance from Shahid Afridi saw them suffer a 126-run defeat on Sunday here.Marlon Samuels led the way with 25 and Darren Sammy was not out on 21, but West Indies were bowled out for 98 before a full house at the Guyana National Stadium with Afridi claiming 7-12 from nine overs with his flat, fast leg-spin, making him a shoo-in for the Man-of-the-Match award.It West Indies’ lowest ODI total against the Pakistanis and their worst against any team on home soil, as Afridi claimed the second-best figures ever in this form of the game.

Coincidentally, Jason Holder, whose fast bowling had given West Indies early control, was Afridi’s final victim, lbw for a four-ball duck to hand Pakistan victory with 54 balls remaining. Continue reading

We seem to have lost out again with the Brazilians – Tony Vieira

We seem to have lost out again with the Brazilians

JULY 11, 2013 | BY  |  LETTERS

Dear Editor,

We seem to have lost out again with the Brazilians. Since it’s July and we have not been told anything about the ultimatum given to us by them, to decide if we will partner with them in building a Hydroelectric dam, a deep water harbour and a proper highway to Brazil, by the end of June.

Numerous Brazilian delegations from all levels have approached this government in desperation to allow this development of both Guyana and Brazil to move forward, but they have gotten tired of asking this corrupt government to be their partners to do these projects which will benefit both countries, so they had given them an ultimatum, if by the end of June the PPP didn’t agree to the projects they would go to Suriname.   Continue reading

St. Stanislaus Alumni – Labor Day Saturday Jam – August 31- NYC

St Stan Laborday Comp

The Gated Community – By Ron Persaud

The Gated Community

 By Ron Persaud

It was September 1954; and it was my first day at St. Stanislaus College. Mr. Marques (Marko!) was conducting our introduction to a college career.

During a break I got talking with John (Michael, Lawrence and Eastman  were his other names) Forte and we got off on a friendship that would last some 20 years directly – and indirectly through his dad (Laurie Forte) and his cousin Gordon Forte. Sylvia, Gordon’s wife, turned out to be a long time friend of my own wife, Rita.

But on that memorable September day, the most important feature of our conversation was that John lived at Uitvlugt Estate.

I knew Uitvlugt Estate! My auntie, Prab, lived at Uitvlugt Estate and I often spent time with them during school holidays. Naturally I asked John where exactly did he live. Even when he diagrammed the location I was still puzzled.            Continue reading

CARICOM: Forty Years of Integration – by Rosaliene Bacchus

By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

CARICOM - Signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas - Trinidad & Tobago - 4 July 1973Signing the CARICOM Treaty of Chaguaramas – Trinidad & Tobago – 4 July 1973
Seated from Left to Right: Prime Ministers Errol Barrow for Barbados; Forbes Burnham for Guyana; Eric Williams for Trinidad and Tobago; and Michael Manley for Jamaica
Source: Chaguaramas Development Authority (www.chagdev.com)


On 4 July 2013, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) celebrated its fortieth anniversary. The Treaty of Chaguaramas establishing the Community was the vision of the leaders of Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. As leaders of newly independent nations, the majority small islands, they perceived a need for cooperation for development. At the time, their focus was on economic integration, foreign policy coordination, and cooperation in areas affecting human and social development.

The Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, signed on 5 July 2001, went beyond with the inclusion of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), established in 1989. Globalization had changed the world…

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