Guyana– Latest News from various sources – December 23-24, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 23-24 December 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see links to other news sources below)  

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  • ndtewarie  On 12/25/2016 at 12:21 pm

    When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.

    CHINUA ACHEBE, A GUYANESE XMAS   When I look back on my life Before I had my loving wife I remember from my childhood file The good old Xmas Guyanese style Long before Xmas December 25th would come My village was astir be you foe or either chum Folks preparing the home with drapes and blinds And the Xmas cake by grinding fruits of all kinds

    Whoever had the oven firing it up with care As friends and neighbours go over to share Before December 25th   with the sweet aroma Every mother waiting in line up with her quota With buckets of mixed cakes ready That’s where would be the activity With the women gossiping And kids and pets frolicking A fairylike atmosphere is taken on With very happy banter by everyone And setting the cool jinger beer Was done by an elder with care   What a blessed country with some of the best fruits Maybe it’s the silt of the rivers making good roots Most Guyanese have very good lungs Is it because of the sandy fine dungs Guyanese girls have the sweetest lips Is it because of the ripe juicy genips We don’t get cancer and have strong teeth Is it because of the sugar cane or laba meat No fruit can be compared with the sapodilla Star-apple, Buxton spice mango or the cowa Don’t get me started on ground provisions bhaya! The eddoes, tanias, the bell yams and the cassava All boiled with coconut milk and hassar and lil’ bhagee And you have a delicious meal for the gods called metagee

    A Guyanese Christmas is unique for sure Can never be understood by a NA culture Of hamburger, hotdogs and some spaghetti As I eating my dholl puri and mutton curry Our six peoples each have a tasty dish Some still enjoy foo foo and salt fish And from waterside to the sand reef Our Muslim brothers prefer their beef And from Corentyne or Buxton The Hindus mostly eat mutton During this time the air is filled with jukeboxes To describe it there aren’t any modern phrases Blasting melodious Queh-queh, and chatney From a people known for their fine hospitality

    There is no good or proper real Christmas over here Without a piece of fruitcake and a glass of ginger beer Here there there’s so much stupid eye pass Some don’t want you to say merry Xmas The faiths are so afraid to connect Cause you’ve to be politically correct Keep your fake Xmas tree and darn snow Shoveling your snow only make me blow One day one day I hope in my lifetime alas! Yes I still can have my old Guyanese Xmas


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