Daily Archives: May 29, 2014

On cricketers and politicians – by Lakshman Kadirgamar

On cricketers and politicians
By  Lakshman Kadirgamar – August 25, 2005


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Dilmah Cricket Network today publishes a memorable after-dinner speech made by the late Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar during a function held with the Sri Lanka cricketers after their knockout from the Champions Trophy in September 2004. 

Captain Atapattu and members of the Sri Lankan team;
Members of the Sri Lankan community;
Friends of Sri Lanka;
Ladies and Gentlemen.

Some historians say, I think un cha ritably, that cricket is really a diabolical political strategy, disguised as a game, in fact a substitute for war, invented by the ingenious British to confuse the natives by encouraging them to fight each other instead of their imperial rulers.

The world is divided into two camps – those who revel in the intricacies of cricket and those who are totally baffled by it, who cannot figure out why a group of energetic young men should spend days, often in the hot sun or bitter cold, cha sing a round object across an open field, hitting it from time to time with a stick – all to the rapturous applause of thousands, now millions, of ecstatic spectators across the world. Continue reading

History of the Postal Service in Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

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History of the Postal Service in Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

The French during their occupation in 1782 established the first postal service in historical Guyana. ‘They announced that a ship will sail for France eight or ten times every year by which anyone can send a letter to other countries.

With the dawn of this age of instant internet communication and gadgetry it is easy to forget centuries of the Postal Service of Guyana which was once regarded as an essential instrument of nation building that adapted very well to serve alongside radio, telegraph, telephone and changing technology.    Continue reading

Maya Angelou – The ‘Phenomenal Woman’ With Trinidadian Roots

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Dr. Maya Angelou

By News Americas Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. May 29, 2014: Many knew her as the poet extraordinaire who gave the world the classic ‘Phenomenal Woman.’ But few knew the roots that had nurtured that voice stretched to the West Indian island of Trinidad & Tobago.

Yesterday that voice was lost to the world forever, as renown author and poet Dr. Maya Angely67ou, joined the ancestors at the age of 86.

Angelou had been suffering from heart problems in recent years. She passed away at her North Carolina home in Winston-Salem, Angelou’s family said in a statement on Wednesday.

Angelou, then Marguerite Johnson, was the second child born to Vivian (Baxter) Johnson, a Trinidadian American nurse, whose father and grandfather had both migrated to the U.S. from Trinidad & Tobago on a banana boat and jumped off in Tampa, Florida. Continue reading

Rafieya Husain crowned Miss World Guyana 2014

MAY 28, 2014 | BY KNEWS | By Kiana Wilburg 

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The top five finalists in their evening wear. (From left) Cherese James, Denicia Williams, Ayana Whitehead, Atisha Gaskill and Rafieya Husain

Rafieya Husain crowned Miss World Guyana 2014

The Miss World Guyana Pageant which was held on Independence Day at the National Cultural Centre was one of the stiffest and most controversial beauty contests that Guyanese had witnessed in awhile. Nonetheless, the stunning Miss Rafieya Husain stole the crown with her charm. Her main competitors, Atisha Gaskill and Denicia Williams copped the first runner up and second place positions respectively. Husain will be representing Guyana later this year at the International leg of the Miss World Pageant in London.  Continue reading

Aretha Franklin – The greatest hits of the Queen Of Soul – music

Aretha Franklin – Greatest hits – music

The greatest hits of the Queen Of Soul. What more needs to be said?

Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014

Rest In Peace, MAYA.

THE EDITOR'S JOURNAL

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