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.

Yesterday's quiz dealt with beauty of the person. Today we focus on beauty of the place.

Near Mabaruma in Region 1 there is a creek with a quick succession of drops that constitute a waterfalls. What's the name of that waterfalls?

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.

Good morning. The Essequibo River begins its journey about 850 feet above sea level on the Akarai Mountains. It flows northeast to its junction with another river and then changes course. What is the name of that river?

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'.

Gilbakka posted:
Originally Posted by Tola:

Another sad question.

While British Guiana was struggling for independence.

A force wanted the British to leave  and tried many violent strategies.

At Enmore,  a bomb was thrown in the  school bus carrying  manager's children.

What was the name of the child  killed ?   

GODFREY TEIXEIRA

I was on that bus and Godfrey Teixeira was my best friend.  I am now 63 years old and live in Scotland.  My name is Ian McRobert. My email address is. imcr2@aol.com.  I would be glad to hear from anyone who knows anything about the bus being bombed.

Regards.  Ian.

Ian McRobert posted:
Gilbakka posted:
Originally Posted by Tola:

Another sad question.

While British Guiana was struggling for independence.

A force wanted the British to leave  and tried many violent strategies.

At Enmore,  a bomb was thrown in the  school bus carrying  manager's children.

What was the name of the child  killed ?   

GODFREY TEIXEIRA

I was on that bus and Godfrey Teixeira was my best friend.  I am now 63 years old and live in Scotland.  My name is Ian McRobert. My email address is. imcr2@aol.com.  I would be glad to hear from anyone who knows anything about the bus being bombed.

Regards.  Ian.

Hello Ian, 

Please check your email for a lengthy reply.         

  

Tola posted:
Ian McRobert posted:
Gilbakka posted:
Originally Posted by Tola:

Another sad question.

While British Guiana was struggling for independence.

A force wanted the British to leave  and tried many violent strategies.

At Enmore,  a bomb was thrown in the  school bus carrying  manager's children.

What was the name of the child  killed ?   

GODFREY TEIXEIRA

I was on that bus and Godfrey Teixeira was my best friend.  I am now 63 years old and live in Scotland.  My name is Ian McRobert. My email address is. imcr2@aol.com.  I would be glad to hear from anyone who knows anything about the bus being bombed.

Regards.  Ian.

Hello Ian, 

Please check your email for a lengthy reply.         

  

 
THE WONDERS OF GNI...
 
I replied to Ian Mcrobert request for information  about the Enmore school bus bombing in the 1960’s, that killed his best friend Godfrey Teixeira and the following unfolded.
 
I mentioned that a person from the UK post on GNI. Recognizing the last name, they asked whether this family once lived on WCD, who looked after Ian as a child, when his parents were away.
The GNI poster confirmed that it was their family who looked after Ian and they have a photograph of him and their family.
 
When the Mcrobert  family  lived at Enmore estate in the 1960s, their children  have many fond memories of a house-keeper, who looked  after them, as her own children.
She made quite a positive impression on the family and for the past 50+ years they were trying to make contact with her.
Working  at Albion estate, I knew some of the other sugar estate clerks, including a friend at Enmore, now living in NY city.
With the help of his sister in Ontario, we set out to find the Mcrobert  house-keeper.
Also, my Enmore friend's wife worked for the Teixeira family.
 
Our investigation revealed that the house-keeper is involved with Mandirs  and she is known to its members.
Someone mentioned that she might be living in Ontario and another person said she was visiting relatives in Florida.
After  days of going back and forth with a group chat mail,  we identify her being in  Florida.
 
It was confirmed that the house-keeper returned to her home in New York City  and my Enmore friend obtained her telephone number.
After speaking with her, her  phone number  was given to Ian in Scotland and his family in New Zealand.
 
During this process, Ian found more information about the school bus bombing to cope with what he witnessed that day, when Godfrey was killed.  Riding in the same bus, Ian  is lucky to have survived  with minor physical injuries.
Another Albion friend in Ontario was a prison officer at Mazaruni and knew the person convicted of the bus bombing  I was told he was executed by hanging.
 
Today, Ian’s family in New Zealand  and Scotland spoke with the house-keeper in NY City, after  more than 50 years.
The house-keeper also called myself and my Enmore friend  saying, she was extremely happy for making contact with the Mcrobert family.
A  reunion  is planned for the house-keeper  and  the Mcroberts  from Scotland, New Zealand and US West Coast.
Maybe to take place in New York City, where they can meet my Enmore friend  who also knew the late Ian Mcrobert Senior.  And also  meeting  his wife, who worked for the Teixeira family.   
 
This process was a group effort, including GNI and credit should not go to any one person. 
But,  special curry to Gilbakka, fa gettin people to tickle dem brain, pan GNI Social.

 

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