Daily Archives: 11/29/2014

Eileen Cox: Consumer Advocate, passes on at the age of 96

 Eileen Cox: Consumer Advocate, passes on at the age of 96

Ms Eileen Rosaline Cox passed away today, Saturday. November 28, 2014 at 12.18 p.m. at age 96.She died peacefully at her home on First Avenue, Subryanville, Georgetown, Guyana. Her only child, international author Sharon Westmaas who lives in Germany, and grandson Miro Westmaas were present. The late Eileen Cox was the daughter of Walter Cox and Mirriam Ruth Cox (nee Wight) and sister of the late Leila Marie Hale, Elma Freda Small and  Percy Cox. She was the aunt of Mirri Halder. Eileen had been married to David Westmaas.

Here is an article on Eileen Cox written in March 2010.

Matchless consumer advocate Eileen Cox is a ‘Special Person’

March 14, 2010 | By | Filed Under News

“I am fearless. I have no relatives who would be victimised because of what I say or do. I criticise whomever, whenever it is prudent to do so. I have criticised the police for excesses; I have stuck my neck out for defenceless consumers and I nurture no fear.”
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Guyana: Capitol TV News Reports – 28 November 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News Reports – 28 November 2014

  • Ombudsman officially reports on NBS trio report confirms men no way connected to fraud
  • West Demerara family wants justice after man dies following Police beating
  • Woman wrestled by male Police rank in arrest bid
  • Gov’t to impose public servants wage increase again
  • Sports

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Ombudsman officially reports on NBS trio report confirms men no way connected to fraud    

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It is Christmastime … Time for Soca Parang music from Trinidad & Tobago

It is Christmastime  … Time for Parang music from Trinidad & Tobago

Soca Parang 2014 Mix

MIKE GUERRA Published on Nov 14, 2014

Scrunter – Backyard Jam
Scrunter – Eat Something Before You Go
Scrunter – The Toy
Scrunter – Leroy
Kenny J – How Long It is
Baron – El Caminante
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Private jet, private money, private space in a drug country – commentary

Private jet, private money, private space in a drug country

November 29, 2014 | By |  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon

The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is a strange outfit. Only God can actually tell a Guyanese how the DEA operates with regard to its surveillance in Guyana. There are times you want to believe that Guyana is not on the DEA radar at all, or that the DEA has little interest in extirpating drug trafficking and money laundering in this country. It could be that the DEA is not the formidable and competent organization that the world thinks it is.

In Guyana, the average limer across a “110th Street” (a term in local lingo, taken from the famous Anthony Quinn movie on police racism and drug trafficking in the ghetto titled, across 110th Street), the inner core of Georgetown, knows who the drug traffickers and money launderers are. Continue reading

“Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd – music videos

David Gilmour – Wish you were here- live unplugged

“Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage? Continue reading

Update from Moray House Trust- November 2014- for Guyanese Online

Update from Moray House Trust- November 2014 for Guyanese Online

Figure 1- Waldyke Prince

Waldyke Prince

In October 2014, two presentations at Moray House Trust highlighted the raw and unspoilt beauty of much of Guyana. First, veteran local bird-guide and wildlife biologist, Waldyke (Wally) Prince outlined the possibilities for birding tourism in Guyana. With close to 900 species of birds in Guyana, including 284 in Georgetown, this is more of a realistic prospect than some might imagine. Prince has led expeditions of professional birders, documentary teams and scientific research for many years.

Coastal birding hot spots

Shell Beach, Lake Mainstay, Hope Beach and the Abary River are just some of the coastal birding hot spots identified.

You Tube Clip:http://youtu.be/-ye8JIfz_J0

You Tube Clip:

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