Daily Archives: October 7, 2014

Lance Gibbs joins the 80 club

Lance Gibbs joins the 80 club

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Lance Gibbs

Sep 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM ECT – Trinidad Express

Fancy Words of Historical Guyana – by Dmitri Allicock


By Dmitri Allicock

Almost gone from Guyana is an age old tradition and fashionable affection for the words and opportunity of public speaking, letter writing with prose, imperfect grammar of command, said with peculiar accentuation to words and sentences, without a trace of self-consciousness or amusement.

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In one letter asking for employment in the 1950s, opened like this:

“Even though none of my applications was successful, I still nevertheless have, beyond contemplative imagination, sincerely high hopes in securing a suitable post into your beneficial highly productive staff- especially so, where all such matters lie under your most competent, influential, and altogether applaudable versatile management. There is, therefore, no doubt to the fact that one’s ambiguous hopes brightens tremendously wherever there is a man of your overwhelming personality,…

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From the kitchen to stores it’s lip-smacking good- By Tangerine Clarke

From the kitchen to stores it’s lip-smacking good

By Tangerine Clarke  October 1, 2014 / Caribbean Life

Lorna Welshman-Neblett

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Lorna Welshman-Neblett showcasing her Lorna’s Lip Smacking Hot Sauce at the Guyana Folk Festival in Brooklyn. Photo by Tangerine Clarke

Lorna’s Lip Smacking Pepper Sauce — Guyanese style received rave reviews from customers who lined her kiosk at the recent Guyana Folk Festival in Brooklyn, to purchase the delicacy. “The relish is a must have, on cook-up rice, or any dish from back home,” said entrepreneur, Lorna Welshman-Neblett who is excited about her cottage industry.   Continue reading

Indian prime minister to visit Guyana and Suriname

Indian prime minister to visit Guyana and Suriname
By Ray Chickrie-  Caribbean News Now contributor – October 7, 2014

India's P.M. Narendra Modi

India’s P.M. Narendra Modi

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Guyana and Suriname early next year. Since Indira Gandhi’s visit to Guyana in 1968, to seek support against Pakistan, no other Indian prime minister has visited Guyana. And it will be the first ever visit to Suriname by an Indian leader.

Hindustanis make up large chunks of the populations in Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. They begin arriving as indentured workers in Guyana in 1838 and in Suriname in 1873, mainly from the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, and comprised about 80 percent Hindus and 20 percent Muslims.  Continue reading

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