Daily Archives: 02/23/2015

Cricket History Profile: Roy Fredericks of Guyana – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine + video

Cricket History Profile: Roy Fredericks of Guyana  [see video below]

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Roy Fredericks

Roy Fredericks

Who hits Dennis Lillee for a six and steps on his wicket in the process? The batsman is the incomparable Roy Clinton Fredericks and this happened in the finals of the World Cup in 1975 at Lords.

Fredericks was fearless, and his repertoire comprised a full range of strokes, including the famous hooks that put Australia to the sword in 1976. In the annals of West Indian cricket there was hardly an opening batsman that was more attacking and the partnership with Gordon Greenidge set the standard for stability in the top of the order. How did this son of Guyana rise to the top to open the batting for the West Indies, chosen as Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1974), played for Glamorgan and also become a Sports Minister in his native Guyana?

Roy Fredericks was born at Blairmont on the West Coast of Berbice in Guyana. He learned his cricket at primary school where he became a spin bowler and batted left-handed.   Continue reading

The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in the USA – Book by Ai-jen Poo

The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

February 6, 2015 – by Ai-jen Poo

The following is an excerpt from Ai-jen Poo’s new book,The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America.


My father’s father, Liang Shao Pu, lived to the age of 93. A lifelong student and then teacher of tai chi and a die-hard Wheel of Fortune fan, he had a slow, deep‑throated laugh that never failed to infect my sister and me, sending us into spasms of giggles. After moving from Taiwan to the United States to be close to his children and grandchildren, my grandfather often picked us up from school, the silhouette of his baseball cap visible from down the block. He was never late.

My grandfather quietly sustained the heartbreaks of my parents’ divorce, the passing of most of his friends and then the loss of his wife of more than 40 years.  Continue reading

“Cummingsburg Accord”: APNU-AFC Coalition agreement and program

Georgetown, Guyana

Friday 20th February 2015


 A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) have presented a ten-point programme for democracy, development and national unity. This follows their decision to contest the forthcoming General and Regional elections as a single coalition. That decision was embodied in the Cummingsburg Accord signed by Leader of APNU, Brigadier David Granger and Leader of the AFC, Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan on the 14th February 2015. Continue reading

US looks forward to peaceful elections in Guyana – US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

US looks forward to peaceful elections in Guyana

Sunday, 22 February 2015 -Written by   – CMD

US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

The United States (US) on Sunday- the eve of Guyana’s 45th Republic anniversary said it was looking forward to peaceful general and regional elections scheduled for May 11, 2015.

“Your nation will hold national elections this year. I am confident that it will serve as an example of the peaceful exercise of the right to vote.  Your actions will strengthen the entire region’s commitment to democratic institutions,” said American Secretary of State, John Kerry on behalf of US President Barack Obama.  
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