Daily Archives: March 14, 2016

Sister of Opposition Leader Jagdeo found dead at his home

Sister of Opposition Leader Jagdeo found dead at his home

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Demerara Waves-  March 13, 2016

A sister of Guyana’s Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo was found dead at their Goedverwagting (Prado Ville 2), East Coast Demerara home.  Jagdeo confirmed that the body of his 57-year old sister, Oma, was found by his niece and nephew in the house. “She was the one living with me.”

“It”s with deep sadness, I announce the death of my sister Shanta. She was the epitome of a sister, she was a mother, my confidant and friend. She took care of me all my life and I will miss her dearly,” Jagdeo later said in a Facebook post.   Continue reading

Where is reason? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Trump Rally - Alabama - 2015 - Mark Wallheiser Getty Images

Trump Rally – Alabama – 2015
Photo Credit: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images

Quest for dominance
calcifies the soul of man
& perverts reason.

Haiku by Rosaliene Bacchus

Of late, I’m having difficulty in focusing my thoughts about life in these United States of America. In addition to following the news on our 2016 presidential campaign, I’m also in tune with the chaos and human misery resulting from our unending wars in the Middle East and North Africa.

The rants from the front-runners of our Republican presidential candidates are disturbing and dangerous. Where is reason in the face of bigotry?

The living conditions of unwanted Syrian and other refugees, fleeing from our bombs and those of our allies in their homelands, wound the heart and soul. Where is reason to resolve this humanitarian crisis of our times?

While our elected representatives pursue a foreign policy of world domination – they call it…

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Guyana– Latest News from various sources – March 14, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 14 March 2016 – Kaieteur News

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With restoration… Georgetown’s true beauty emerges

With restoration… Georgetown’s true beauty emerges

March 14, 2016 | By | Filed Under News

While most young citizens have heard stories of Georgetown in its glory days, few have beheld the true uniqueness of the place once touted as the ‘Garden City.’
For decades, the city‘s development was held hostage by a culture of littering and an administration too financially weak to manage its affairs.

But like a woman whose beauty was hidden by grime and rags, the Georgetown that older folk once boasted of slowly emerging, thanks to a massive restoration exercise, that began almost immediately after the new administration took office.
Almost gone are the garbage heaps which once lay at almost every juncture of the city. The sight of clogged drains, trenches and alleyways overgrown with bush are also a thing of the past.   Continue reading

Profile: Sunny Basdeo – Cricket in the Old Days – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Sunny Basdeo  – Cricket in the Old Days

By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

It was 1947 and he could well have been Guyana’s answer to Sonny Ramadhin if things were different. But Sunny Basdeo lived in an age when the opportunities were limited and when the talent was so rich that several outstanding players had to compete for a single spot. Nevertheless, Sunny managed to represent Guyana as a spin bowler and to make a name for himself in the country. His memory is sharp and he could recall with accuracy the beginnings of some of the greats in cricket including Rohan Kanhai, Lance Gibbs, Joe Solomon, Basil Butcher and others.

Sunny Basdeo was born at Plantation Leonora on the West Coast of Demerara. He is the youngest of three children. His father is Dhupan Maraj and his mom is Somaria. Sunny attended Anna Catherina Primary School that was opposite the cricket ground. He liked reading but cricket got hold of him and he went to work in the factory ‘ pushing wheelbarrow and throwing turn wood in the boiler.’ He would throw wood in the night and this would free him up to play cricket in the day.    Continue reading

Guyana 411 – March 11, 2016 – Focus on Education – GINA Video

Guyana 411 – March 11, 2016 – Focus on Education – GINA Video

 

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