Lemme tickle allyuh brain

Chameli posted:

 

Good Morning, Namaste and Salaam Sir Gil

Rita Singh

never heard of her but then again i was 6 yrs old

Correct answer. You're da winner, Miss Ontario Family Day.

Here's a snapshot of Rita Singh, Miss Divali 1965:

 That's all for today.

This week we covered beauty of a person and beauty of a place. We now move on to beauty of a thing.

In front of Bank of Guyana there is the Cenotaph, a marble memorial for Guyanese soldiers who died fighting in the first and second world wars. [1] Exactly how many years have passed since the Cenotaph was unveiled to the public? [2] Who unveiled the Cenotaph?

From beauty of a person, place and thing we move on today to beauty of an event --- Mashramani. Picture shows a commemorative coin that was issued to mark Republic Day in 1970. It shows an image of Cuffy, leader of the 1763 slave revolt and now Guyana's national hero. [1] That rebel leader's name can also be spelled with four letters. What is it? [2] Where is Cuffy's birthplace?

Take your time. Ah goin mashin an ah gon be back by high noon.

Django posted:

[1] Kofi

[2] Ghana

His full name is Kofi Badu,he were brought to the Dutch colony of Berbice, in Guiana.

I'll give you a pass mark. Kofi belonged to the Akan tribe in West Africa, predominantly in today's Ghana and Ivory Coast. Happy Mashramani!!

Good Friday morning, everyone. The theme of beauty rounds off our quiz this week. Beauty of scent. It's a fruit on a big tree. It resembles tamarind but its shell/seed pod is straighter and very hard. Inside the shell is a yellowish dry powdery pulp with an astounding scent. [A] What are two common names for this fruit? [B] What is its biological name?

skeldon_man posted:
Leonora posted:

Skelly loves whiteman's food. 

I have lived in America more than 2x longer than I lived in Guyana. My wife is white. I do still eat rice and curry about 3x a week. Enough of this. Give back Gilly Buddy his thread. 

You tek after Papa Cheddi.  nothing wrong bro,mixed up the genes.

Django posted:

Kassikaityu River

No. From the Kassikaityu River the Essequibo still flows north-easterly to the KUYUWINI RIVER and then pursues a comparatively straight general course in a northerly direction to the Atlantic Ocean.

Some Google sites locate the Kuyuwini River in East Berbice-Corentyne. However, the Gazetteer of Guyana states that Kuyuwini lies on the left bank of the Essequibo River. And, according to a 1908 issue of the Official Gazette of British Guiana, a man was granted a licence to plant rubber/balata "on the left bank, Essequibo River, from 18 miles below Kuyuwini river ...."

That's all for today.

In 1872 at plantation Devonshire Castle, Essequibo Coast, colonial police shot and killed five workers who were protesting for more pay. But before that fatal day, the workers had asked the District Magistrate to intervene in their dispute with the plantation management. [A] What's the name of that District Magistrate? [B] In most Guyanese history books, what is the name given to the entire protest action?

Gilbakka posted:

In 1872 at plantation Devonshire Castle, Essequibo Coast, colonial police shot and killed five workers who were protesting for more pay. But before that fatal day, the workers had asked the District Magistrate to intervene in their dispute with the plantation management. [A] What's the name of that District Magistrate? [B] In most Guyanese history books, what is the name given to the entire protest action?

ANSWERS: [A] Mr Loughran. [B] 1872 Devonshire Castle Riot.

NOTICE: It is clear to me that interest in this thread has waned considerably. I cannot keep it up with Django's participation only. Not worth the time I spend searching for questions. Therefore, I am retiring this thread today. My decision is final.

Gilbakka posted:
Gilbakka posted:

In 1872 at plantation Devonshire Castle, Essequibo Coast, colonial police shot and killed five workers who were protesting for more pay. But before that fatal day, the workers had asked the District Magistrate to intervene in their dispute with the plantation management. [A] What's the name of that District Magistrate? [B] In most Guyanese history books, what is the name given to the entire protest action?

ANSWERS: [A] Mr Loughran. [B] 1872 Devonshire Castle Riot.

NOTICE: It is clear to me that interest in this thread has waned considerably. I cannot keep it up with Django's participation only. Not worth the time I spend searching for questions. Therefore, I am retiring this thread today. My decision is final.

And I bet you are unanimous in your decision. It was a good thing while it lasted. I did not participate because I never left Skeldon during my years in Guyana. So most of the time I did not know what on earth you askin'.

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