Category Archives: Personalities

No Confidence motion: Opposition buyout alleged – denied by Gov’t

No-confidence motion…Govt. plans to buy- off three MPs at $30M each – Ramjattan

FULL STORY | | Kaieteur News

Three Parliamentarians from the Opposition’s camp are expected to be bought at a whopping $30M to vote AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan against the no-confidence motion. This is according to Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan,…. [Read more]

This outrageous allegation is utter rubbish – Govt.

FULL STORY | | Kaieteur News

The government has viewed as “utter rubbish” the recent claim by the political opposition party, the Alliance For Change (AFC), that the PPP wants to “buy-out” three opposition Parliamentarians at $30M each, so that they would not vote…  [Read more]

Cricket – Champions League: Pollard named Mumbai Indians captain

Champions League T20 2014 news

Pollard named Mumbai Indians captain

ESPNcricinfo staff -September 11, 2014  -Comments: 

Kieron Pollard muscles the ball through the covers, Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2014, Mumbai, May 6, 2014

Kieron Pollard recently led the Barbados Tridents to the Caribbean Premier League title © BCCI

Kieron Pollard has been named Mumbai Indians captain for the Champions League Twenty20 after Rohit Sharma was ruled out with injuries.

Pollard has been with Mumbai since 2010, but has not led the team before this tournament.

He had been captain of Barbados Tridents, winners of the Caribbean Premier League this season.   Continue reading

Brazil: Five Centuries of Change – by Thomas E. Skidmore.

Brazil: Five Centuries of Change by Thomas E. Skidmore.

BrazilIn the late 1400s, tiny Portugal with its mere one million inhabitants led the world in navigation, in part due the superior sailing skills its merchants developed on the rough seas of the Atlantic as opposed to the calmer waters of the Mediterranean. Though later bested in navigation by Holland (1.5 million inhabitants), England (3 million inhabitants), and Spain (7 million inhabitants), it claimed the prize of Brazil when one of its explorers sailed off course after setting off for Africa’s Cape of Good Hope. (Portugal had already turned down a request to finance the expedition of Christopher Columbus, who then took his request to Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain):  Continue reading

The Waif of Ruimveldt – A Folk Tale – By Peter Halder

THE WAIF OF RUIMVELDT … A FOLK TALE

By  Peter Halder                      

The Waif

            He appeared from nowhere and disappeared to nowhere.
He appeared to be a child, no taller than four feet and thin.

He appeared suddenly one morning on the wide path along the cane fields on the southern side of the trench separating the Laing Avenue apartments, from the sugar cane fields at Ruimveldt.         The Waif of Ruimveldt, as he came to be known, was dark skinned, had black curly hair and a round face with a perky nose and thin lips. He wore a green short-sleeve shirt and short green pants. They matched the color of the cane fields. He was bare feet.

            The Waif placed on the grassy ground several Monkey Apples which grew on a tree in the woods beyond the cane fields. He picked them up one by one, mashed each in his right hand and dropped the orange colored pulp and seeds on the ground forming a wide circle. Continue reading

An exceptional and innovative talent for management… Earl B. John is a ‘Special Person’

An exceptional and innovative talent for management… Earl B. John is a ‘Special Person’

SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 | BY KNEWS |

Earl John

Earl John

“Out of that group of 67 men (The Penumbrians), over time, we produced a president, (Desmond Hoyte) two Ministers of Foreign Affairs, (Rashleigh Jackson and Rudy Insanally) several diplomats, including Rudy Collins, and a principal of Queen’s College; (M.T. Lowe) in addition we’ve had reams of outstanding people, lawyers, doctors, and athletes. We were an indigenous group, (no overseas connections) and we all excelled in our personal lives.” 

By Dennis Nichols

The life experiences of this week’s special person, Earl B. John, may be aptly described as multi-layered. His vocation and interests range from public service to poetry, and embrace human resource management, organization design, community development, sports, creative writing, and instructive letters-to-the-editor penned in local newspapers.
Additionally, he is authoring a projected volume enigmatically titled ‘Being personal with Sugar’, an allusion to his long, productive career with Bookers Sugar Estates, and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).   Continue reading

PORK-KNOCKERS: A DYING BREED By Francis Quamina Farrier

PORK-KNOCKERS: A DYING BREED   By Francis Quamina Farrier

Porknocker

Dick Manning, Pork-Knocker

The days of the Pork-knockers are just about over. That is the opinion of one who prefers to be described as  a “Small Miner”. In an interview with veteran Pork-knocker, Dick Manning, he advanced the view that what has traditionally been referred to as “pork-knocking” no longer occurs. Small groups of men who use pick axes, shovels, and sheer mussel power to dig for gold and diamonds, is all but extinct in this the second decade of the 21st. century.

“We are no longer Pork-knockers”, Manning told me with a practical expression on his weather-beaten, yet handsome face, which is adorned with an extremely long white beard, separated into eight lengthy plaits.   Continue reading

Owl of Minerva’s View: ISIS and Our Times – By Noam Chomsky

Owl of Minerva’s View: ISIS and Our Times

Friday, 05 September 2014 13:10 By Noam Chomsky, Truthout | Op-Ed

Refugee Camp - syriaPhoto:Families camp out at the Bajid Kandala refugee camp, near Iraq’s border crossing with Syria, Aug. 16, 2014. (Photo: Lynsey Addario / NYT)

Noam Chomsky, Truthout:  Human civilization began by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It is perhaps fitting that we have plunged the cradle of civilization into disaster, just as we may have ensured the end of the human civilization by warming our climate to the point of no return. 

It is not pleasant to contemplate the thoughts that must be passing through the mind of the Owl of Minerva as the dusk falls and she undertakes the task of interpreting the era of human civilization, which may now be approaching its inglorious end.  Continue reading

Muhammad Ali – Amusing and Amazing Interviews – 2 videos

Muhammad Ali Funniest Interview

Video #2 below:……

Amazing Motivational Speech by Muhammad Ali

The best boxer in the human history Muhammad Ali talks about what he is going to do when he retires,talks about his philosophy and about his thoughts about religion and god.

Video #2 below:

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Granger supports PPP’s “national alliance policy”; AFC calls it “a delaying tactic”

Granger supports PPP’s “national alliance policy”

 - prepared to sit and talk with ruling party

David Granger

David Granger

September 1, 2014 | BY KNEWS | Some critics got it wrong this time when they assumed that Opposition Leader, David Granger would be worried about government’s recent move in calling for a national alliance, which according to its PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee, has been well received thus far.

In fact, Granger told this publication that he would not seek to checkmate the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) move, which apparently came in light of looming early general elections. The Leader of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) said that he fully supports the policy for he believes that it is quite desirable.

Granger asserted that the APNU was established three years ago with the aim of creating a government of national unity but its call was not supported by the PPP at that time, for they were still wedded to the winner-takes-all attitude.  Continue reading

White Media Falsely Link Brooklyn Shootings to West Indian Day Parade

White Media Falsely Link Brooklyn Shootings to West Indian Day Parade

NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio and his family dance at the 2014 West Indian American Day Carnival.

NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio and his family dance at the 2014 West Indian American Day Carnival.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 2, 2014: Is it racist or simply stupid that five shootings in Brooklyn that occurred in the wee hours of Monday morning were automatically linked by white-owned media entities in New York City to the West Indian American Day Carnival?

The carnival, the largest in North America which draws a large percentage of black Caribbean immigrants annually for the past 47 years, kicked off at 11 a.m. yesterday at Schenectady and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY. But shootings that occurred at 3:30 a.m. and 4:45 a.m., respectively, were quickly linked to the Carnival. Continue reading

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