Daily Archives: June 8, 2015

Cricket: Shivnarine Chanderpaul – The “Tiger” Will Be Back

Shivnarine Chanderpaul – The “Tiger” Will Be Back

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Forbes Burnham was right. He said in 1973 that the Caribbean should devise a policy to honor its heroes. The problem, according to Burnham, ‘is that we don’t know how to do it.’

When Clive Lloyd was omitted from the West Indies team to play against Australia in 1973 the Burnham government brought Lloyd to the Caribbean and as they say the rest is history. Lloyd went on to become one of the greatest players in world cricket. Burnham looked beyond the boundary and saw a future in which Lloyd would play a prominent role. The present controversy surrounding Shivnarine Chanderpaul brings Burnham’s adage into focus. We don’t know how to honor a player that has given his heart and soul to West Indies cricket.  Continue reading

GEORGETOWN GUYANA – Flooding Woes – commentary

Stabroek NewsGEORGETOWN GUYANA – Flooding Woes – commentary

[June 7, 2015 – Stabroek News Editorial]

The municipality has 50 miles of canals, 12 outfalls, 13 kokers and 8 [?] pumps under its control. Many of the kokers are in some state of disrepair and a few are dysfunctional, while maintenance practices are open to question. Furthermore, it has been known for years that more infrastructure is required for the city, although even with respect to the system which exists already the records of the various elements are incomplete. There is, in addition, no disaster preparedness plan in existence for Georgetown.

No, this information was not obtained from a report produced last week, but from one which was submitted in May 2005, by a Canadian technical team that came here to undertake a rapid assessment of disaster preparedness, public health and municipal infrastructure following the Great Flood. Never mind, with the exception of the number of pumps servicing the capital, it might as well have been written yesterday.    Continue reading

An end to tribal politics must be more than phraseology…. by GHK Lall

An end to tribal politics must be more than phraseology, must be ideology and spirituality

  • Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:03 – Written by 
  • by GHK Lall

    GHK Lall

    GHK Lall

The calls are for an end to tribal politics.  This has been the mantra of an intrepid few on the sidelines for the longest time here in Guyana.  It is neither sound bite nor phraseology; it is ideology.  Most important, it is part of a deeper, wider spirituality: of being brother’s keeper; of loving neighbor; and of a sweeping individual ethos.

After 50 years and counting of outward and internal strife, and sharp, unsparing memories is an end to tribal politics possible?  Or is it the soothing convenience of another quickly forgotten moment?  Continue reading

GUYANA: LATEST NEWS – 07 JUNE 2015

Demerara WavesGUYANA: LATEST NEWS – 07 JUNE 2015 – Demerara Waves

Guyana Cultural Association of New York – Online Magazine – May 2015

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LAND OF THE FREE CELEBRATING THE 49TH ANNIVERSARY OF GUYANA’S INDEPENDENCE

Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc. on-line Magazine May 30 2015 Vol. 5 Issue 5 Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc. on-line Magazine Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc. on-line Magazine.  

 IN THIS ISSUE –  PAGE 3: Inauguration of President David Granger.    PAGE 4 – 6: Congratulations to Wordsworth McAndrew. Continue reading

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