Monthly Archives: March 2016

Clash of the Titans! Kohli v Gayle in World Twenty20 semi

Clash of the Titans! Kohli v Gayle in World Twenty20 semi

Chris Gayle - Man of the Match

Chris Gayle

MUMBAI, India (AFP) – Chris Gayle is determined to grab the World Twenty20 limelight back from in-form Virat Kohli when the West Indies and India clash in a mouthwatering semi-final in Mumbai today.The destructive opener smashed an unbeaten century, which included 11 sixes, in the West Indies’ opening win against England but has only batted once since, making just four.

Kohli has been the star of the tournament so far, expertly guiding India through the group stages with a half-century against Pakistan and 82 not out in a crunch win over Australia.   Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – March 31, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 31 March 2016 – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry

Cricket – World T20 2016- England beats New Zealand in semi-final

England v New Zealand, World T20 2016, Semi-final, Delhi – March 30, 2016

Roy’s 78 sets up England charge to final

West Indies play India in other semi-final on Thursday March 31.

England 159 for 3 (Roy 78) beat New Zealand 153 for 8 (Munro 46, Stokes 3-26) by seven wickets
Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details          View video: ‘Un-English’ England reach final

English cricket’s makeover has delivered a place in the World Twenty20 final in Kolkata on Sunday. New Zealand’s first defeat of the tournament, by seven wickets with 17 balls to spare, ended their involvement. Instead, it is England, an adventurous England freed of old baggage, who lie in wait for the winners of Thursday’s semi-final between India and West Indies in Mumbai.   Continue reading

Democracy Awakening 2016 – by Rosaliene Bacchus

 Democracy Awakening 2016 – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Reblogged from Aware & Fair:

Mark the weekend of April 16-18 on your calendar. Democracy is awakening!

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We are in a crucial time for political change, but this can only happen if we work together. This April, we plan to make our voices heard once and for all. Join us for multiple rallies across the nation and help bring true democracy back to America!

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Wake up, America, before you are smothered in your sleep.
Rosaliene Bacchus | March 30, 2016 at 9:55 am |  | URL: http://wp.me/p1G4zq-yc

Georgetown: Chase-Greene tipped to be Mayor, Duncan to be deputy Mayor

Chase-Greene tipped to be Mayor, Duncan to be deputy Mayor

Patricia Chase-Greene

Patricia Chase-Greene

With ongoing talks between the APNU and AFC over the allocation of seats at the Georgetown City Council, two names have been presented from both sides to fill the top spots at the municipality.

APNU’s Patricia Chase Green, former Deputy Mayor has been tipped to occupy the post at the top beating out Oscar Clarke a former councilor and People’s National Congress General Secretary.

AFC’s Sherod Duncan, who has Mayoral ambitions, has been named as the person who will be named Deputy Mayor when the council meets on Friday (April 1, 2016).   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – March 30, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – March 30, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – March 30, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 30 March 2016 – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry

Opinion: The Race to Mayorship and Party Politics – By Jomo Paul

Opinion: The Race to Mayorship and Party Politics 

Jomo Paul

Jomo Paul

by Jomo Paul (Reproduced from his blog located at https://jomowrotethis.wordpress.com with permission)

After the just concluded Local Government Elections, it should be clear to all and sundry that the Guyanese electorate still looks at the Ballot with those antiquated eyes and consider elections via that traditional mindset- a mindset that has divided this nation for more than 50 years, a mindset that saw persons voting for a political Party as opposed to a particular person/ candidate.

I would not be unfair if I were to surmise that the persons who voted at the elections voted for the APNU+AFC and the PPP as opposed to the actual candidate who would represent their concerns at the respective councils.

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The Unsung Black Women of America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Unsung Black Women of America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Ella Baker says, “You didn’t see me on television; you didn’t see news stories about me, The kind of role I play was to pick up pieces or put together pieces out of which I hoped organization  might come.’

While her most illustrious colleagues were in limelight Baker had fashioned a well-oiled machine as part of the civil rights movement. Baker was the granddaughter of a slave. Her grandmother was whipped for refusing to marry a man that was chosen for her by the slave owner.

Baker’s sense for social justice was sharpened by the stories of her grand-mother about the perils of slavery. She realized that in order to break the chains of dependence she would have to take education seriously.  Continue reading

PM Nagamootoo, Business Minister knew nothing about BK Tiwari’s appointment

PM Nagamootoo, Business Minister knew nothing about BK Tiwari’s appointment

gaskin_nagamootooPhoto:Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo speaking with the media aboard the United Kingdom’s naval vessel, HMS Mersey.

Guyana’s Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin Tuesday night distanced themselves from the now rescinded appointment of Brian Tiwari as ministerial advisor on business development.

“I only know what I read in the papers,” Gaskin said, adding “that’s telling you a lot.” He said he only knew that the appointment was revoked during an interview with a reporter.

Instead, Nagamootoo suggested that the prominent businessman had been handed the job by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon who was up to recently on an overseas visit to China.   Continue reading