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Calling all Guyanese to give Maiko Watson a Shout Out September 30, 2010

Check out Maiko Watson, Guyanese-born singer and one of the nominees for Uban of the Year Award who will be performing with her band at  Gotcha Night Club on Friday October 22nd 11:45 p.m. – Sweet Vibration!

   I am cheering for Maiko Watson and I invite all Guyanese to give her a shoutout on her Facebook page.  This former member of Sugar Jones has done it all herself.  Her first solo Album Sweet Vibration  is just the beginning of what’s the come. 

  Watson is more confident that ever. Having wrapped up two successful Rainbow Stage summer  performances in Rent and Joseph Technicolour Coat, she is back to working on new songs and attending to her life’s passion which is creating music.  Goodluck lady, we here in the Peg and in the Guyanese community hope you bring home the trophy.

Get a taste of what Watson is about:

Urban Recording of the Year

Ian Alleyne – Dying To Be Free – AB
Maiko  Watson – Sweet Vibration – MB
Politic Live/Mahogany Public – JALI Volume 1 – AB
Sonal – Lovely Day – AB
The Soulicitors – What you need – AB


Tings looking up in Moruca September 20, 2010

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Leguan 2010 – check you-tube video

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Danny Doobay, HC, Demitting September 16, 2010

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Dear Colleague:

Greetings from the Consulate!

I am taking this opportunity to inform you that I will be demitting office on October 31, 2010, having served 12 full years as the Head of Mission in Toronto. I will be returning to the private sector to pursue some other interests.

During these twelve years, Guyana’s standing overseas has been elevated many times. While much of this improvement was/is due to the economic and social expansion and other progress emanating from Guyana, I believe that your personal commitment, dedication, and contribution to community development and other programs relating to Guyana played a most vital role in this process. I applaud you for your love of, and patriotism shown toward our homeland, Guyana.  Your efforts have made a difference.

I feel very privileged to have been given the opportunity to serve my community and country in this capacity. Over those years, I have had the pleasure of witnessing the coming together of our rainbow communities in unparallel ways.  Even more, particularly over the last five years, I have seen a greater willingness amongst our nationals to contribute to the development of our beloved homeland, an increased readiness to visit with Guyana along with a growing desire to invest. Specifically in Toronto, such enthusiasm found expressions in programs such as Guyana Festival, Guyana Awards, Last Lap Lime, the Guyana Burn Care Unit ( At the Georgetown Hospital), SchoolNet Guyana, to name a few.

I leave the Consulate in Toronto feeling that I have contributed, in some small way, to the development of a stronger, more patriotic Diaspora community, one that is more aware of the path of development charted by our government and of its expected role in that process. I continue to believe that the more than one million citizens living in the diaspora represent a large and relatively untapped potential, nationals who would like in their own small, but meaningful way, like to contribute to the development of our magnificent country.  I have encouraged our government and colleagues to pursue this utilize this resource, in a more aggressive and complementary manner.

I do hope to continue with the Schoolnet Guyana program and look forward to your support in brining technology into the classrooms of schools across Guyana.

On the same note, I thank you whole heartedly for your encouragement and support over the months and years. I look forward to continuing our collaboration and making a difference when possible.

Please accept my best wishes!

Danny Doobay

Hon. Consul General

Consulate General of Guyana

505 Consumers Road, Suite 206

Toronto, Ontario


Telephone: 416-494-6040-29

Fax: 416-494-1530   


Listen to old time music on the jukebox September 9, 2010

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No ordinary jukebox
 This ones a keeper    


Click on the link, find the year, scroll down and find your old time favourite. It is neat and you can listen all day.


Here’s something to tickle your senses September 7, 2010

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Hard to pick a winner here… (From the Mother-country!! where people supposed to be smart)
BRAINS OF BRITAIN    and they vote while they live among us! 

Jeremy Paxman : What is another name for ‘cherrypickers’ and ‘cheesemongers’?
Contestant: Homosexuals.
Jeremy Paxman : No. They’re regiments in the British Army who will be very upset with you.


Jamie Theakston : Where do you think  Cambridge  University is?
Contestant: Geography isn’t my strong point.
Jamie Theakston : There’s a clue in the title.
Contestant: Leicester


Stewart White : Who had a worldwide hit with What A Wonderful World?
Contestant: I don’t know.
Stewart White : I’ll give you some clues: what do you call the part between your hand and your elbow?
Contestant: Arm
Stewart White : Correct. And if you’re not weak, you’re…?
Contestant: Strong.
Stewart White : Correct – and what was Lord Mountbatten ‘s first name?
Contestant: Louis
Stewart White : Well, there we are then. So who had a worldwide hit with the song What A Wonderful World?
Contestant: Frank Sinatra ?
Alex Trelinski : What is the capital of  Italy ?
Contestant: France .
Trelinski: France is another country. Try again.
Contestant: Oh, um, Benidorm.
Trelinski: Wrong, sorry, let’s try another question. In which country is the Parthenon?
Contestant: Sorry, I don’t know.
Trelinski: Just guess a country then.
Contestant: Paris .


Anne Robinson : Oscar Wilde , Adolf Hitler and Jeffrey Archer have all written books about their experiences in what: – Prison, or the Conservative Party?
Contestant: The Conservative Party.


DJ Mark : For 10, what is the nationality of the Pope?
Ruth from Rowley Regis : I think I know that one. Is it Jewish?


Bamber Gascoyne : What was Gandhi ‘s first name?
Contestant: Goosey?


GWR FM (  Bristol )
Presenter: What happened in  Dallas on November 22, 1963?
Contestant: I don’t know, I wasn’t watching it then. 


Phil : What’s 11 squared?
Contestant: I don’t know.
Phil : I’ll give you a clue. It’s two ones with a two in the middle.
Contestant: Is it five?


Richard : Which American actor is married to Nicole Kidman ?
Contestant: Forrest Gump .


Richard : On which street did Sherlock Holmes live?
Contestant: Er. … ..
Richard : He makes bread . . .
Contestant: Er .. …..
Richard : He makes cakes . . .
Contestant: Kipling Street ?


Presenter: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?
Contestant: Barcelona .
Presenter: I was really after the name of a country.
Contestant: I’m sorry, I don’t know the names of any countries in  Spain .


Question: What is the world’s largest continent?
Contestant: The Pacific.


Presenter: Name a film starring Bob Hoskins that is also the name of a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci .
Contestant: Who Framed Roger Rabbit ?


Steve Le Fevre : What was signed, to bring World War I to an end in 1918?
Contestant: Magna Carta?


James O’Brien : How many kings of  England have been called Henry ?
Contestant: Er, well, I know there was a Henry the Eighth … ER. ER … Three?


Chris Searle : In which European country is  Mount Etna ?
Caller: Japan .
Chris Searle : I did say which European country, so in case you didn’t hear that, I can let you try again.
Caller: Er ……..  Mexico ?


Paul Wappat : How long did the Six-Day War between  Egypt and  Israel last?
Contestant (long pause): Fourteen days.


Daryl Denham : In which country would you spend shekels?
Contestant: Holland ?
Daryl Denham : Try the next letter of the alphabet.
Contestant: Iceland ?  Ireland ?
Daryl Denham : (helpfully) It’s a bad line. Did you say  Israel ?
Contestant: No.


Phil Wood : What ‘K’ could be described as the Islamic Bible?
Contestant: Er… …. ..
Phil Wood : It’s got two syllables . . . Kor . .
Contestant: Blimey?
Phil Wood : Ha ha ha ha, no. The past participle of run . . .
Contestant: (Silence)
Phil Wood : OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I . . .
Contestant: Walked?


Melanie Sykes : What is the name given to the condition where the sufferer can fall asleep at any time?
Contestant: Nostalgia.


Presenter: What religion was Guy Fawkes ?  
Contestant: Jewish.  
Presenter: That’s close enough. 
Wright: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which jungle-swinging character clad only in a loin cloth did he play?
Contestant: Jesus .












Best Coconut-tree-climber in the world

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Think you can climb a coconut tree? Well check out this guy – it’s like he walking on some highway.  Cool!!