Daily Archives: July 2, 2020

Guyana Politics: Pres Granger describes Jagdeo’s tenure as “Decade of Death in Guyana”

Pres. David Granger

 ─ no Guyanese wants a reoccurrence

 DPI, Guyana, Monday, June 29, 2020

His Excellency David Granger has described the tenure of former President Bharrat Jagdeo as the “decade of death in Guyana.”

The current General Secretary of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo served as President of Guyana from 2000 to 2012. During that period President Granger noted there were close to 1,500 murders.

The Head of State was at the time a guest on Benschop Radio 107.1FM on Monday June 29. He said Mr. Jagdeo had left a scar on Guyana that will never be forgotten.  Continue reading

Guyana Elections: CCJ to give decision on July 8. 2020 on PPP’s election appeal

Trinidadian Senior Counsel, Douglas Mendes

Lawyers for the People’s Progressive Party and a supporter of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Wednesday laid out their arguments on whether the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ has jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a Guyana Court of Appeal decision on the question of valid votes.

The CCJ said it would now study the submissions by the several lawyers and give a decision next week Wednesday , July 8 at 3 PM.    Continue reading

TRAVEL: Caribbean Airlines To Resume Regional And International Schedules From Jamaica Hub

Trinidad and Tobago is still closed to routine international travel
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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, June 30, 2020 (CMC) – The State-owned air carrier, Caribbean Airlines (CAL), announced, it will resume its regional and international operations, from July 6, on a phased basis, out of its hub in Jamaica.

The airline, like many others, worldwide, was grounded as countries closed their borders to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

In a letter, sent to customers, CAL thanked them for “bearing with us, during what has undoubtedly, been an extremely challenging period”.          Continue reading

CRICKET: Sir Everton Weekes – the last of the three Ws – dies aged 95

By George Dobell – Senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

Sir Everton Weekes in 2013

Sir Everton Weekes, (< see stats here) last member of the legendary Three Ws, has died at the age of 95.

Alongside Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Frank Worrell, Weekes formed a formidable batting unit in the West Indies team. All three were born within a couple of miles of one another – rumour has it they were delivered by the same midwife – within 18 months in Barbados between August 1924 and January 1926, and all made their Test debuts within three weeks in early 1948.

While all went on to enjoy outstanding careers – Worrell became West Indies’ first black captain and was later a senator in Jamaica, while Walcott averaged 56.68 in Test cricket and later became the first non-white chair of the ICC – Weekes was, arguably, the best batsman of the three.        Continue reading

US History: The Story of Nancy Green – The “Aunt Jemima” Success Story

Aunt Jemima 

The world knew her as “Aunt Jemima,” but her given name was Nancy Green and she was a true American success story. Born a slave in 1834 Montgomery County, KY, she became a wealthy superstar in the advertising world, as its first living trademark. While in Kentucky, Green was employed by Charles Walker, then an attorney and later a distinguished Circuit Judge. She moved with the family to Chicago just after the Great Fire in 1872.

Walker heard that a friend was looking for a model for the Aunt Jemima character, and he suggested Green who, by that time, had served the family for many years. She was instantly recognized with the characteristics the guy was looking for… charisma, humor, and a fantastic cook.        Continue reading

SCIENCE: Will the Sahara Dust Plume Help or Hurt Us? – National Geographic