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BOOK: RACING WITH THE RAIN – Ken Puddicombe

BOOK: RACING WITH THE RAIN – Ken Puddicombe

racing in the rain

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CIA INTERVENTION IN THE INTERNAL POLITICS OF BRITISH GUIANA DURING THE EARLY 1960’S.

Documents alleging the CIA, the U.S., and British Governments had a hand in changing the elected government prior to British Guiana’s independence in 1966 are essential to the theme of the novel RACING WITH THE RAIN.

Author Ken Puddicombe has written a novel using the CIA intervention to flush out the plot and lend credibility to the conflict his characters experienced during the turbulent cold war era.

Racing With The Rain: a phenomenon witnessed in the tropics. A fast moving rain cloud in an otherwise clear sky triggers a sudden downpour and people run helter-skelter for cover. Is it possible to outrun the rain? Can one ever really escape the past and avoid the inevitable?

Puddicombe’s novel spans three decades, shifting locations between pre and post independent Guyana, Cuba after the revolution, and Canada in the 1970’s.

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Anti Money Laundering Bill: Guyana tops list of 55 defaulting countries

Anti Money Laundering Bill…Guyana tops list of 55 defaulting countries

FEBRUARY 2, 2014 | BY  |  Guyana shares the worst rating in the world with Mozambique, as it relates to the list of countries under the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) to be reviewed come February 10, when the body meets for its review group in Paris, France.

According to official FATF records seen by this publication, Guyana heads the list of the International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG).
That group includes countries such as Guyana, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Haiti, Cameroon, Aruba, Benin, Fiji and Zambia.   Continue reading

Guyana-Born: 5th Largest Immigrant Group in NYC

Guyana-Born: 5th Largest Immigrant Group in NYC

New York City Boroughs Map

New York City Boroughs Map

News Americas, New York, NY, Dec. 19, 2013:

What do the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica, Guyana, Ecuador, Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago all have in common? Nationals from these nations all make up the top eight immigrant groups in the Big Apple.

According to the latest ‘Newest New Yorkers Immigration Report,’ released by New York City’s out-going Mayor, Mike Bloomberg Wednesday (Dec 18), the city’s immigrants have reached new peak at more than 3 million residents with the majority being from the Caribbean and Latin America.  Continue reading

Caribbean, Latin American Immigrants top NYC Foreign-born Population

Caribbean, Latin American Immigrants top NYC Foreign-born Population

The Caribbean population has become noticeably more prominent with many politicians courting voters including incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio. (File photo)

The Caribbean population has become noticeably more prominent with many politicians courting voters including incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio. (File photo)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Dec. 19, 2013: What does the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica, Guyana, Ecuador, Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago all have in common?  Nationals from these nations all make up the top eight immigrant groups in the Big Apple.

According to the latest ‘Newest New Yorkers Immigration Report,’ released by New York City’s outgoing Mayor, Mike Bloomberg Wednesday  (Dec 18), the city’s immigrants have reached new peak at more than 3 million residents with the majority being from the Caribbean and Latin America.   Continue reading

Georgetown: A MAN MADE DISASTER – by Ralph Ramkarran

A MAN MADE DISASTER - by 

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on November 30, 2013

Georgetown is already a disaster. An explosion of disease is all that remains to condemn the city as unsafe for human habitation. The spectacle of Georgetown and its environs under water was not unusual but the mixture of water with muck and floating garbage from clogged drains could only be described as gross. Even though the Government has taken control of the city’s administration, the interminable blame game continues, while the city gets worse every year, just when we felt that it was so bad it could not.

Yet we were recently regaled by Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, a Champion of the Earth, not bother about clogged drains. The daily column in Guyana Times, Eyewitness, nowadays reflects his views in uncannily familiar language, close to his own. It regularly takes issue with anyone, including me, who may have ignited, or could potentially ignite, the great man’s infamously short fuse in puerile analyses and ‘pathetic’ (Eyewitness’s word) conclusions, but has not pontificated on the relationship between clogged drains and flooding in the city.   Continue reading

The Street Vendor of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

Street vendor - Georgetown 1934Street vendor – Georgetown 1934

The Street Vendor of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

“The “Peanut man” grew his own peanuts downriver from Linden and carried his roasted peanuts in large burlap bags which were quickly sold out. Great conversation and enjoyable peanuts in a paper bag of lasting memories.”

Maze of crowded passageways between crude stalls, hawkers standing in the streets, goods laid out on the sidewalk, is a common sight of downtown Georgetown that extends all over the country. Here Guyanese Creole in all its uninhibited fluency is tossed back and forth between seller and potential customers as all prices are negotiable. Any item that can be carried in a bag is on sale here in the pure spirit entrepreneurship.   [Read more]

Leaders in self-denial as Caribbean economic crisis worsens

Leaders in self-denial as Caribbean economic crisis worsens

by Sir Ronald Sanders –   published Caribbean360.com

imageSt Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony charged that governments are “engaged in one form or another of self-denial” while the Caribbean is “in the throes of a major crisis like it has never ever experienced before”.

Thursday November 7, 2013 – St Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony says that there is a grave economic crisis gnawing away at Caribbean countries and “governments are busy looking inward – each busy with their own agenda rather than pursuing a Caribbean solution to the economic crisis”. Not for the first time Dr Anthony has dared to tred where many other Caribbean leaders have shied away.    Continue reading

Criminal deportees sent back to the Caribbean in 2012 – US report

Criminal deportees sent back to the Caribbean in 2012 – US report

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thursday Jan.3, 2013: A total of 55,742 criminal immigrants were sent packing from the U.S. and back to their homelands in the Caribbean and Latin America in 2012, New Americas has found.

Data NAN obtained and analyzed from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on deportee rates to Latin America and the Caribbean, found that while some 4,898 of all criminal immigrants were sent back to the Caribbean last year, Latin America accounted for over 12 time that number with 50,844.
A “criminal alien” is defined under U.S. immigration laws as a migrant who is convicted of a crime. Most of those deported were sent back for murders and sex and drug crimes.      Continue reading

The Drifters – 100 songs/videos – autoplay

The Drifters – 100 songs/videos – autoplay

The Drifters are a long-lived American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group with a peak in popularity from 1953 to 1963, though several splinter Drifters continue to perform today. They were originally formed to serve as Clyde McPhatter’s (of Billy Ward & the Dominoes) backing group in 1953.

Rolling Stone magazine states that the Drifters were the least stable of the vocal groups due to being low-paid hired musicians of their management.The Treadwell Drifters website states that there have been 60 vocalists in the history of the Treadwell Drifters line.   Continue reading

Guyana, Trinidad to partner on several large agriculture estates

Guyana, Trinidad to partner on several large agriculture estates

OCTOBER 3, 2012 | BY  |

Trinidad (CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it ‘is moving to establish” a food security facility with Guyana.

Finance Minister Larry Howai, delivering the TT$58.4 billion (One TT dollar = US$0.16 cents) budget on Monday, said that with agricultural land becoming less and less available in Trinidad and Tobago, the Kamla Persad Bissessar administration is now looking to its fellow Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to deal with the situation.     Continue reading

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