Daily Archives: 09/11/2013

We will Never Forget – 25 Guyanese who died on Sept 11,2001

Guyanese Online


In Memory of the 25 Guyanese who perished on Sept. 11, 2001
WTC burning towers
• Patrick Adams:
Patrick Adams, born December 20, 1939)
Security Officer, World Trade Center – Worked on 80th Floor, Tower 2
Wife (for 47 years): Allison Adams. Left a message on the answering machine
at home informing his wife that he was trapped.  Started Army life as a volunteer. Joined the Guyana Defence Force, where he became personal bodyguard and driver to Brigadier Price. Retired at age 40 as Staff Sargeant. Later recalled and placed in charge of the Maritime Post in Kingston, Georgetown.  Daughters: Belinda, Michelle, Grace, Sandra, Carol and June  Brothers: Kenrick and Dennis   Sister: Jean; 32 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Attended St Cyril’s Anglican School and the Government Technical Institute. Father:…

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A twist on wine tours for pot lovers – Jamaica ganja tours

A twist on wine tours for pot lovers – Jamaica ganja tours

By David McFadden.  (AP) –  September 10, 2013 – CaribbeanLifeNews.com

jamaica-ganga-toursIn this Aug. 29, 2013 photo, farmer nicknamed Breezy shows his illegal patch of budding marijuana plants during a tour of his land in Jamaica’s central mountain town of Nine Mile. Breezy says Americans, Germans and increasingly Russian tourists have toured his small farm and sampled his crop.  AP Photo/David McFadden

NINE MILE, Jamaica (AP) — Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the a fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur.

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Money Laundering: Guyana will definitely be blacklisted – Nandlall

Guyana will definitely be blacklisted – Nandlall

SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 | BY  |

 –    Says government is working on non legislative components of the Anti money Laundering bills

 Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

Taking into consideration that Guyana has missed the August 26 deadline stipulated by Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) for the amendment of the amended Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act, Attorney General, Anil Nandlall has noted that “we will surely be blacklisted.”

The AG said that Guyana will be assessed by that very report come November 13.
He emphasized that when CFATF continues its assessment of Guyana, the country will be placed on a list of delinquent nations.
Nandlall said that the Bill remains set for continuing consideration when Parliament resumes but noted that by then it will be too late.

He also noted that once placed on the blacklist it takes time before a country can be removed. He pointed out that Trinidad and Tobago was blacklisted since 2005 and it was only removed from that list in 2011.   Continue reading

Losing the joys of the printed word – commentary

Losing the joys of the printed word


bookwormsYesterday (September 9, 2013), the entire country should have halted whatever it was doing, grabbed a book and read. Of course the exercise allowed for people to read their e-mail, web chats and just about anything that contained the written word.  The occasion was World Literacy Day and it meant a lot to the administrators in the Education Ministry.

For one, English is supposed to be the mother language of the Guyanese people but from recent results less than forty per cent of the students writing the examinations in school exhibit a grasp of the language. Many cannot spell basic English words and the vast majority do not have a vocabulary.

This did not happen overnight. Perhaps the decline in understanding the language coincided with the rise in inflation that priced books out of the reach of the ordinary man. Having to choose between a book and food on the table, it goes without saying what the choice would have been.            Continue reading

Chinese supremacy – A scary reality

Chinese supremacy –  A scary reality 
Meet Your New Boss: Buying Large Employers Will Enable China To Dominate 1000s Of U.S. Communities

June 8, 2013  – Source: Michael Snyder, Guest Post

Flags: USA-China

Flags: USA-China

Are you ready for a future where China will employ millions of American workers and dominate thousands of small communities all over the United States?  Such a future would be unimaginable to many Americans, but the truth is that it is already starting to happen.  Chinese acquisition of U.S. businesses set a new all-time record last year, and it is on pace to absolutely shatter that record this year.

Meanwhile, China is voraciously gobbling up real estate and is establishing economic beachheads all over America. If China continues to build economic power inside the United States, it will eventually become the dominant economic force in thousands of small communities all over the nation.   Continue reading