Daily Archives: 03/25/2016

Cricket: World T20 2016 – West Indies in semi-finals, South Africa face exit

South Africa v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1, Nagpur March 25, 2016

West Indies in semi-finals, South Africa face exit

West Indies 123 for 7 (Samuels 44, Charles 32, Tahir 2-13) beat South Africa 122 for 8 (De Kock 47, Bravo 2-20, Gayle 2-17) by three wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

A composed knock of 44 from Marlon Samuels saw West Indies through to their third win on the trot © AFP

West Indies secured their spot in the World T20 2016 semi-finals with a third successive win but made hard work of chasing a small target of 123. With just a shave over a run-a-ball needed, West Indies were routinely dragged back, to a point where they needed 20 off the last two overs. However, a solid start from Johnson Charles, a composed innings from Marlon Samuels and a six from Carlos Brathwaite in the final over saw them sneak over the line.    Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – March 25, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 25 March 2016 – Kaieteur News

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Local Government Elections – No room for complacency by Government – editorial

Local Government Elections – No room for complacency 


If anyone is reading the signs correctly, the government has resigned itself to the fact that it did not do as well as it would have wanted in the Neighborhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) but it outdid the PPP in Georgetown and four other towns. Its intention appears to be not to dwell on the negative but the positive.

According to one of its ministers, the government is “quite satisfied” with the outcome. The administration opined that the elections and results confirm that its strategy has worked,”
This indeed is not the right time for the government to look back; it has to look forward and engage the people in the decision-making process. The LGE is over and it is no use crying over spilt milk.

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MERUNDOI – a Guyana NGO – radio series dramas


JUBILEE HOMECOMING – a Merundoi production

The village of Merundoi is very excited about Guyana’s 50th Independence Celebrations.  If you are in Guyana or part of the Diaspora, join the Merundoi villagers in their activities and get updates on Jubilee events.

Sister Patsy, the village gossip, is always boasting about her daughter who lives “in foreign” and according to Dinah Boston, the bush lady, is “ always coming and could nevah meet” . She will be pleasantly  surprised early one morning.   Continue reading

Where were black Brazilians during the protests calling for the president’s removal? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Where were black Brazilians during the protests calling for the president’s removal? They came out in force in a separate rally in her support!

Os negros nos protestos democráticos (2)

“The other side of the demonstrations to oust Brazil’s President Rousseff.”

Note from BW of Brazil: Featured in a previous post, the protests throughout Brazil calling for the end of the Dilma Rousseff presidency captured international headlines last week but several facets of the demonstrations revealed several things about Brazil. They showed that 1) Brazilians are fed up with political corruption, 2) The protests were mostly led by the middle to upper classes and 3) These classes are still mostly white.  

Read more …on the Rosaliene Bacchus blog

Guyana’s Golden Jubilee: Celebration or Commemoration? – By Nigel Westmaas

Celebration or Commemoration?: History, Public Education and Guyana’s Golden Jubilee

In the Diaspora logoBy  Nigel Westmaas – February 29, 2016 – Stabroek News

The Guyana Chronicle headline screamed “Patriotism Returns” after the flag raising ceremony at the new Jubilee Stadium on D’urban Park on Republic Day, February 23. It was a great moment to see the Golden Arrowhead unfurl with grace in the wind. And after Republic comes the Golden Jubilee. Excitement is in the air. A huge budget has been allocated for May and the hordes, both local and overseas, are set to descend on Georgetown.

But to suggest “patriotism” has returned in that fleeting moment is a gross exaggeration. Guyana is a country a long way from national healing and a sense of collective memory. Other words have been thrown around widely and energetically for the 50th anniversary, none more so than “celebrate.” What about “commemoration” in place of “celebrate”?   Continue reading

Hungarian PM denounces political correctness, mass Muslim migration

Hungarian PM denounces political correctness, mass Muslim migration

Victor Orban

Victor Orban

In this historic speech, the Prime Minister of Hungary cries for Europe to unite and fight the political correctness that is destroying the freedom of Western nations. March 15 – 2016.

Here the Truth, according to Victor Orban – Hungary PM – about the future of Europe ….and West. The transcript of his speech is just below the video.

Viktor Orbán: “The Time Has Come for Opposition and Resistance” 

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Guyana Government News Brief – March 24, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – March 24, 2016

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