Daily Archives: 04/02/2016

Cricket: World T20 2016 final – ‘Short of brains’ description angers Sammy

England v West Indies, World T20 2016 final, Kolkata April 2, 2016

Sunday Apr 3, 2016 (19:00 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)

‘Short of brains’ description angers Sammy

Darren Sammy

Darren Sammy, the West Indies captain, described commentator Mark Nicholas’ pre-tournament characterisation of his team as “short of brains” as an emotional flashpoint for his side during the World T20. Nicholas had made the comment in a column for ESPNcricinfo on March 3, writing: “West Indies are short of brains but have IPL history in their ranks.”

On the eve of the final against England, Sammy said that comment and many other depictions of his team as mercenary cricketers have rankled, especially because West Indies have been a leading T20 international side for several years. They won the 2012 World T20, and progressed to the semi-final of the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh, where they lost to eventual champions Sri Lanka.   Continue reading

Patricia Chase-Green elected Mayor of Georgetown — Sherod Duncan her deputy

Patricia Chase-Green elected Mayor of Georgetown — Sherod Duncan her deputy

Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan waves as Mayor Patricia Chase-Green, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan and other councillors of the Georgetown Municipality look on

Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan waves as Mayor Patricia Chase-Green, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan and other councillors of the Georgetown Municipality look on

MRS PATRICIA Chase-Green was on Friday elected Mayor of Georgetown when the new councillors of the Georgetown Municipality met for the first time following last month’s Local Government Elections (LGE).Sherod Duncan, former University of Guyana Student Society President, was elected Deputy Mayor by the council, whose members were sworn in at City Hall in a packed Council Room.

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Guyana– Latest News from various sources – April 2, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 02 April 2016 – Kaieteur News

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The Spirit of Kofi – By Colin Bob-Semple

The Spirit of Kofi – By Colin Bob-Semple

Posted: 01 Apr 2016 04:29 AM PDT – St Stanislaus College blog

Dear Friends,

This YouTube video (below) has been dedicated inTribute to the late Mrs Christobel Hughes of Guyana, on this Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016, during the Golden Jubilee Year of Guyana’s Independence.Mrs Hughes and Ms Sharon Granger had requested me to deliver a lecture in Guyana in 2011. Prior legal work commitments did not, however, permit me to deliver a live lecture at that time.

“THE SPIRIT OF KOFI TELLS HIS-STORY” is an account by an ‘invoked’ Kofi (Cuffy), National Hero of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, of his Revolution against the enslavers in the Dutch colony of Berbice, Guyana, in February 1763.   Continue reading

“Mashramani (Carnival) in New York” – Sunday June12, 2016

NYC Guyana 50thMashramani in New York


SUNDAY JUNE 12, 2016 Route: Church Ave and Bedford Ave, to Ralph Ave to Flatlands Ave, Brooklyn.

“Mashramani (Carnival) in New York” affords the Guyanese diaspora an opportunity to, in typical “Mash” carnival-like atmosphere, come together to celebrate our nation’s golden jubilee Independence anniversary with costume band parade, masqueraders and a sea of Guyanese nationals displaying renewed national pride, patriotism and national unity in artistic and cultural splendor.

Mashramani – an Amerindian word which means “celebration after hard work,” will live out its true meaning in New York with “Mashramani in New York” depicting various aspects of our culture and stages of our national journey under the theme “Celebrating 50 Years Of Nation Building”.   Continue reading

Harmon hides behind GINA on BK Tiwari issue

Harmon hides behind GINA on BK Tiwari issue

Despite widespread criticism about the now revoked appointment of prominent Guyanese businessman, Brian “BK” Tiwari as a ministerial business adviser, Minister of State Joseph Harmon broke his promise to hold a news conference on Friday to deal with the issue.

Instead, Harmon spoke with the state-owned Government Information Agency (GINA) which issued a release and made no reference of the Chairman of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Larry London and Tiwari being on the visit to China  with Harmon at the same time.

Harmon Thursday morning promised  faithfully that he would have fully briefed the media on the issue on Friday (April 1, 2016).    Continue reading

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 31 March – 01 April 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 31 March – 01 April 2016

Update: Woman who threatened President Granger on ‘FB’ remains in police custody

Posted: 01 Apr 2016 03:00 AM PDT

Bibi Safoora Salim was kept in police custody overnight, as investigations into her infamous Facebook comments, “Granger want a bullet in head…I am out of a job now because of them,” which sparked intense race debate from all quarters of society, continues to be investigated. […]

Former AG to challenge President Granger in court

Posted: 31 Mar 2016 06:42 PM PDT

Local MP’s to receive assistance

Posted: 31 Mar 2016 06:40 PM PDT

Minister Harmon to explain the reason for BK’s Ministerial appointment

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Guyana Government News Brief – April 1, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – April 1, 2016

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