Daily Archives: 02/08/2019

Celebrate Mash 49: Friends of the Consulate New York – February 15. 2019

Caribbean Culture: DIALECT LEXICON – by Dave Martins + Videos

DIALECT LEXICON by Dave Martins- Credits Stabroek News

Dave Martins

Among the many things I discovered after migrating to Toronto in the late 1950s was the value of the Guyanese dialect I had grown up with; something in fact that I had been made to feel ashamed of in my homeland, a condition not unique to me. In Canada, in passing conversation with Canadians, and particularly in later years at a university journalism course, I had learned, in linguistic studies, that our dialect chat was a vibrant, reasoned means of communication, and indeed, in many social encounters, it was often the best way for Guyanese to communicate.      Continue reading

UK Politics: What could a no-deal Brexit actually mean for YOU? – Video

UK Politics: What could a no-deal Brexit actually mean for YOU? – Video

Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been defeated by MPs and the UK is creeping closer to leaving the EU without a deal. But how does a no-deal Brexit actually affect you?

Guyana Customs: Over 3,000 bottles of high-end liquor seized – false declaration

GRA strikes at city wharf – seizes smuggled items 

Over 3000 bottles of liquor seized

GRA’s Commissioner-General, Godfrey Statia, would only confirm that a shipment was seized and that he was awaiting a report. However, unconfirmed reports are that there were hundreds of bottles of Hennessy Cognac, and Johnny Walker Scotch Whisky.
The container that came reportedly had something other than liquor declared.

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Venezuela’s Maduro must leave office but invasion not the answer — By Mohamed Hamaludin

Nicolás Maduro


By the time this column is being read, Nicolas Maduro may no longer be president of Venezuela. The successor to Hugo Chavez has run the country’s economy into the ground, with an inflation rate that could reach 10 million percent by year-end; for comparison, in the U.S. it is under three percent.  An estimated three million Venezuelans, about 10% of its population, have fled to neighboring countries.

Maduro served six years and claimed victory in an election late last year widely regarded as rigged and took the oath of office in January. Massive street protests have become a daily routine and a young politician, Juan Guaido, emerged as Maduro’s main opponent, calling on him to resign and declaring himself interim president.        Continue reading

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