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Hurricane Sandy: The Long Recovery – 45 photos

Hurricane Sandy: The Long Recovery

Nov 14, 2012 | The Atlantic  –  45 photos

Crews tackle piles of debris as clean-up continues where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, on November 10, 2012. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
Sixteen days after the landfall of superstorm Sandy, much recovery work remains to be done.
After Katrina in 2005, Sandy is the costliest hurricane to ever hit the United States, and New York and New Jersey have suffered most of the estimated $50 billion in damages.

Guyanese living in the US relive flooding …. by “Sandy”

Guyanese living in the U.S. relive… The day Sandy stormed the East Coast!

Written by Tangerine Clarke

November 4, 2012  – Guyana Chronucle

GUYANESE are a resilient people who have experienced their fair share of floods in their respective home villages and towns. They know well how to wade through water with buckets on their heads, and to wait out a flood high on their rooftops. But the impact of Hurricane Sandy was nothing they could have ever imagined.

altDeborah Barocas outside her apartment building

They were among the eight million people left stranded in the New York Tri-State area, without electricity and cell-phone among other key services, as they squared their shoulders to deal with the devastating floodwaters that wreaked havoc in Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Long Island and New Jersey.
The very graphic and gut-wrenching images speak volumes, as they tell of the chaos that followed the arrival of the ‘super-storm’, which made landfall on Monday, October 29; a chaos that is still being felt now almost a week on by way of railway shutdowns, power outages, road closures, and massive flooding.
Thankfully, no Guyanese was reported missing or dead, considering the horrific fires in the  Breezy Point area of Queens, which flattened 111 houses, leaving in their wake hundreds homeless.   [more]

Roundup: Voter irregularities – USA Elections

Roundup: Voter irregularities

Posted by David Beard on November 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm

VoteTracker: Here is a partial look at reported incidents of voter registration and election irregularities, with links to full stories on the issue.

Nov. 6 — NEW JERSEY — E-mail voting extended to 8 p.m. Friday. Faced with a flood of applications to vote via e-mail or fax by people displaced by Hurricane Sandy, the Garden State extended the voting deadline. Over the weekend, the administration of Gov. Chris Christie chose to offer e-mail and fax voting to storm victims, despite security concerns. See the full story.

Nov. 6 — FLORIDA — Voting machine problems; 12,310 ‘wrong-day’ robocalls. At least two Hillsborough County polls reported vote-machine problems, The Tampa Tribune reported. Also, officials acknowledged the higher number of Pinellas County voters who got a robo-call Tuesday by election officials mistakenly telling them the vote was Wednesday. Another 28,300 calls with the correct date were made Monday. The mistake came from a vendor, said the county elections supervisor. Vote-scanning problems also occurred in the South Florida communities of Miami Springs, Pembroke Pines and Plantation, the Miami Herald reported.   [more]

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath – New York and New Jersey – 5 videos

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath -Inside the Chaos of Breezy Point, N.Y.

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath Video: New York at a Stand Still

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HUSH PUPPIES by Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth

HUSH PUPPIES             

By EWALT (WALTIE) AINSWORTH                          10 29 2011

These ‘Hush-Puppies’ are not the name brand English calf suede moccasins and shoes.  This is a family d’lite, user friendly, cheap and sweet.   These robust delicacies are deep fried in virgin olive oil or sesame seed oil for flavor and to preserve texture. This is a new model salt fish cake, a signature series cake for the elections, a fund raising cake, a local cake and it has addictive components. (Tek money- buy two). Get yourself some; delay may be dangerous and or demand medical attention.

In North America at the fund raising events, things seemed to be lagging but with cod’s richest blessings, hush puppies became a game changer.  Hush puppies are a derivative from cod and a direct descendant of fish cake except it is a bit smaller and more nutritious.  It lifts the spirit  and energises the party.   Continue reading

Fraud in the Yard – By Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth


By Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth        10 08 2011

Today’s advisory, if and when travelling to Guyana is to “seek ye first an Indian and everything else will be added unto you.”  And on the return and upward trip back to North America, the book of Matthew reveals “seek ye first a fraudulent visa card and all things will be added unto you.”  On the airline, in the airport, taxi or minivan, the promotional tapes and tickets are there pushing you to sign up and gain instant credit.  There is no secret what can be done for the new arrival once he or she can sign his or her name.

The GT fleet in Queens and Long Island and such places where “success” is on display, comprise of Lexus, Avalon, Infiniti and infinitum.  The list is endless but the ride is supreme.

Guyanese and fraud; fraud and Guyanese have become hand in glove items.  In ‘592’ parlance, it is like ‘battie and posey’. They are synonymous.   Continue reading

DisGUSS – by Ewalt “Waltie” Ainsworth

Ewalt Ainsworth

This article/story is one of many on this site that has been written by Guyana-born Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth.  He left Guyana in the early 1980’s and now lives in New Jersey. He is now almost totally blind but this impediment has not stopped his academic studies or his ability to craft his interesting and sometimes amusing stories about Guyana, the USA, and life.  E-mail: jenewalt@aol.com



The world is a very small place and some of the childhood experiences, people,  places and things have a habit of coming back to haunt you in your declining years.  disGUSS is one such personality. 

I bumped in to him after 30-plus years of trauma and loud drama.  The only thing glorious about this North American meeting unlike all the others is that he has grown old but not cold; many are cold but few are frozen.  The coming together was mutual, penitent, glorious and not fropuscatious.  (Fropuscatious is a rum shop word to underline elegance, tolerance and style).  Continue reading

Hurricane Irene – Damage in USA slide show – 117 photos

Hurricane Irene damage
Officials survey the damage to Route 12 on Hatteras Island, N.C., Aug. 28. Hurricane Irene swept through the area Saturday, Aug. 27, cutting the roadway in five locations. See all 117 photos at link below:   Continue reading