Daily Archives: 05/04/2021

Guyana-born Toronto musician “Bonny Brent”, sits behind drum kit at his own funeral

BlogTO – 03 May 2021

Today in going out with a bang, we have Toronto’s own Brentnol “Cabbage” McPherson — aka Bonny Brent — a world-renowned Guyanese-Canadian musician who recently “performed” for the last time ever… at his own funeral.

Friends and family gathered at Covenant Funeral Home in Scarborough, Toronto on Saturday, April 24, to send off the lifelong drummer, who passed away at the age of 73 following a battle with cancer.

What was less traditional — and incredibly memorable — was the visitation that took place ahead of the funeral, during which McPherson’s body was presented in a seated position behind a set of drums bearing the words “Bonny Brent, 1952 – 2021.”          Continue reading

VENEZUELAN MIGRATION: Illegal immigration big business in Trinidad – National Security minister

 — Drone, new vessels to help combat illegal immigration

National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds (centre) speaks to members of the media during a press conference at the National Security Ministry Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain, on Sunday. Looking left is Chief of Defense Staff Air Commodore Darryl Daniel and Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith right.

National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds (centre) speaks to members of the media during a press conference at the National Security Ministry on May 2, 2021. Looking left is Chief of Defense Staff Air Commodore Darryl Daniel and Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith right.

The Ministry of National Security is moving to clamp down on illegal immigrants entering Trinidad and Tobago as 15 beaches have now been identified as major points of entry for this activity.          Continue reading

GUYANA: GUYOIL was predictable, definitely inevitable – By By GHK Lall

Kaieteur News – It should disturb me tremendously, but it does not. That is because what unfolded at the State agency, GUYOIL, was so inevitable that it could not be prevented. I write today of the utterly disturbing, except that almost all Guyana would read and absorb, then move forward. That is, until the next ugly report of white-collar criminality hits the news.

After all, de adder people dem used to duh de ezact same ting wen dem bin in deh. Now I share with Guyanese the reasons why I am so completely settled in my convictions that this was so predictable and just had to happen, be it GUYOIL or elsewhere.      Continue reading

USA– ‘Decades ahead of his time’: history catches up with visionary Jimmy Carter

Former president Jimmy Carter with his wife Rosalynn in 2018. Was Carter actually so ineffectual?
Photo: Former president Jimmy Carter with his wife Rosalynn in 2018. – The Washington Post/Getty Images

A new film rejects the popular narrative and recasts the former president, 96, as hugely prescient thinker, particularly on climate change

Mon 3 May 2021 14.39 BST THE GUARDIAN
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