Daily Archives: February 16, 2015

Chucky retains Trinidad and Tobago Calypso Monarch title – music videos

Chucky retains Trinidad and Tobago Calypso Monarch title

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RODERICK “CHUCKY” GORDON

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday February 16, 2015, CMCRoderick “Chucky” Gordon retained his Calypso Monarch title here on Sunday night joining a list of prominent calypsonians, able to win consecutive titles in Trinidad and Tobago’s premier calypso competition.

His tune “The Rose” took a pot shot at Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissesar and her People’s Partnership government for being able to survive various incidents and a drop in the opinion polls. Continue reading

Cricket: Who would win the World Cup? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket: Who would win the World Cup?

2015_Cricket_World_Cup_Logo.svgBy Dr. Dhanpaul Narine –  10-February-2015

Beyond the ball destiny lies. Stars and legends are made. Cricket’s extravaganza begins and New Zealand will be the team to beat. They are playing well and have the game to take on the best teams in the world.  Besides, New Zealand is peaking at the right moment and they are playing at home.

Valentine’s Day 2015 a love affair of a different sort will take place. It involves the cricket nations from fourteen countries and they will compete for cricket’s World Cup. This will be the eleventh such meeting; the first was in 1975 in England. Cricket fans will recall that West Indies won the 1975 and 1979 tournaments and lost in the 1983 finals to India at Lords.  Continue reading

The Seekers – what manner of seeker are you? – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

The Seekers

By: Dhanpaul Narine

There are four kinds that seek

Each with its own station and path

The first does nothing

And are resigned to whatever happens

Schools for them are factories

Where learning is done by rote

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Prominent Guyanese of the 20th century- from Guyana Review

 FEB 15, 2015  – St. Stanislaus College Blog
Prominent Guyanese

How will Guyanese remember the first decade of the 21st Century? Several citizens who played prominent roles in the second half of the 20th Century and contributed significantly to the country’s economic, educational, cultural, commercial and political development, are dead. Many of them belonged to that gifted generation born in the 1920s.Guyana Review respectfully remembers their lives and work.

Dr Stanley Reginald Richard Allsopp, CHB, 23rd January 1923 – 3rd June 2009, Honorary Professor of Caribbean Lexicography at the University of the West Indies, will be remembered for his magnum opus – the Dictionary of Caribbean English – possibly, “the most important book ever to come out of the Anglophone Caribbean.”

New details emerge on lynchings in USA’s south

New details emerge on lynchings in Jim Crow South

New report documents 3,959 lynchings from 1877 to 1950 – more than earlier estimates

A new report from the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) said its researchers have documented nearly 4,000 lynchings of African-Americans in 12 states during the Jim Crow era — about 700 more than previous comprehensive studies have found.

Titled “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror,” the EJI report said 3,959 lynchings of African-Americans took place from 1877 to 1950 in states across the South: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.  Continue reading

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