Daily Archives: January 24, 2014

Connecticut, US: Guyanese convicted swindler dies before sentencing

Guyanese convicted swindler dies before sentencing

JANUARY 24, 2014 | BY KNEWS

Deowraj Buddhu

Connecticut, US (courant.com) – A former Wethersfield man who swindled hundreds of thousands of dollars from people drowning in debt was to be sentenced Friday (today) to prison.

Instead, Deowraj “Deo” Buddhu will be buried.
The convicted felon died in prison January 16 and his funeral is today. He had been incarcerated since his arrest in June 2012. He was 71. The cause of his death was not available.

Buddhu was convicted in U.S. District Court in Hartford in June 2013 of six counts of mail fraud and seven counts of passing phony financial instruments. He faced spending the rest of his life in prison. A jury took less than an hour to convict him after hearing nine days of testimony.   Continue reading

Guyana: Local Government Minister resigns

Local Government Minister resigns

JANUARY 24, 2014 | BY  |    – “He did a lot of damage’ –  Granger 

Local Govt. Minister, Ganga Persaud

In a surprise development yesterday, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Ganga Persaud, announced his resignation from the position, effective January 31st.

The announcement came as the National Assembly sat for the second time for the year.  Persaud, as a Member of Parliament, was not present in the National Assembly.

Several of the Parliamentarians, especially on the Government’s side, were seemingly caught off-guard.

A statement from the Minister said his resignation was because of personal reasons.  Continue reading

An upbeat and Tearful Sparrow stirs Fans in Brooklyn – inc video

An upbeat and Tearful Sparrow stirs Fans in Brooklyn

Sparrow at Melanie's

Sparrow at Melanie’s

Brooklyn, NY, January 18, 2014
Reported by H. Hall – Everybody’s Magazine

What an evening!

Fans of the Mighty Sparrow and other diehard calypso lovers packed Melanie’s Sports Bar at Fulton Street to welcome the Mighty Sparrow. It was Sparrow’s first public appearance since his illness and worldwide rumors that he had died.

So believable were rumors of his passing last September that even the New York Times, Daily News, and media in Canada and England called EVERYBODY’S Magazine to confirm the sad news. The magazine continuously told them it was not true and asked them to urge fans to pray for the Mighty Sparrow.   At that time, the man named Slinger Francisco at birth in Gran Roi (Grand Roy), Grenada, remained in a diabetic coma in a Queens hospital in New York City.  Continue reading

Green Valley of Guyana – by Dmitri Allicock

Green Valley

GREEN VALLEY OF GUYANA

By Dmitri Allicock

Receding crags and misty foothill slopes O mighty Roraima

A thousand precipices transcends to the valley of the Kanima

Lapses into a sea of leafy harmonies and botanical luxuriant

Gushing rapids carves ancient strata with frothy braided torrent

Read more: Green Valley of Guyana by Dmitri Allicock

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