Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Why do you love Black women?

While listening to imhotep Gary bird during his presentation express yourself on 98.7 Kiss Fm New York City which was a program in honor of Women's History Month. Imhotep posed two questions. They were, one for males and the other for females; "Why do you love Black women?", and, "Why do you love being a Black woman?" I am prejudiced I prefer my mother's and sisters' cooking than any other offering presented by dieticians. I prefer to be instructed by females. I prefer to be disciplined by females. I prefer to be subjected to female administrators. I believe females are better suited for the field of education and residential administration. However, ideally, both parents are necessary ingredients to the development of children, and their ability to function with balanced thoughts and actions. I recall during the days of my youth, the mere mention of another's mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and cousin, in either a manner or tone which can be recognized as disrespectful was reason enough for justifying attempted homicide upon the perpetrator. I bloodied numerous males for such perceived infractions. I witnessed countless such scenarios. Every location I happened upon therein people was ever willing to protect their females at all costs. The peoples views of their females wherever I witnessed were all similar – on the Corentyne Coast, in the Canje River valley, New Amsterdam, West Coast Berbice, East Coast Demerara, Georgetown, East Bank Demerara, Linden, Essequebo Coast and most certainly New York city. It is the same story. People overwhelmingly say they love and trust their mother over and above any other human being. Therefore, taking a page from Imhotep Gary Bird, I would love to enquire into your thought processes. I would love for you to express them, share them with us; by simply answering the following questions; Do you love females? Do you love being a female? Do you think the role of females in the human experience must be continued to be defined by the thought process of males? Would you advocate for females to access and obtain all offices known in the human experience? Do you have difficulties being administrated by females? Do you subscribe to the ancient dogma, "a woman's place is in the home"? Do you think it is possible to love females and not be interested in their personal journey dating to their earliest forbearers? It has always amazed me people appear to love their lovers but often express unpleasant thoughts regarding their in-laws, particularly their mother-in-law. I grappled with such thoughts. I realized mothers more often than not fail to stop being protective of their children. They simply refuse to resign from the career of motherhood. They have to be fired. They take it upon themselves to hold onto the catch phrase "A woman's job is never done" to heart, from the cradle to the grave. The sooner males realize the so-called meddling mother-in-law have serious issues with retirement as mentioned above – and begin to admire their mother-in-law's efforts which resulted in their love being who she is – ever more they will begin to appreciate their mother-in-law. Further more your mother is more than likely the mother-in-law of others. Therefore, do not throw stones while living in glasshouse. Life on earth would be too boring. Everything would certainly be both meaningless and regrettable without females. Much love to females everywhere. Your struggle is never ending.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Grateful and Thankful

I am grateful; I am able to acknowledge the “many mothers” who “fathered me”… I am grateful; I feel blessed to have experienced a number of generations of Sancho people and their friends and/or associates in the rural communities in British Guiana (Colonial Guyana). I am thankful; I can socialize with loved ones, immediate and other relatives without presenting a physical challenge or burden to their programs in their daily lives. I regret the fact that most of my beloved ones have migrated to the land of ancestors…I note that I am aware five(5) Sancho people have transitioned this year 2012 to date. I am grateful I to have bonded with cousins who were my brothers and sisters. I regret they and I have grown apart here in the USA. Thus it is immense pleasure I feel whenever I see their names and expressions on the electronic media and/or social networking sites on the World Wide Web…I enjoy the greatest pleasure whenever I notice members of the house of Alexander Sancho and Rachael Sancho acknowledging one another. I regret that they seldom ask me how they are related… I also delight in the fact that I have increasing access to information with respect to the events in the life of Bentick Sancho (Bentinck Sancho), and the aftermath of his migration to the land of ancestors; particularly the names of a number of his children…If Leebert Sancho is absolutely accurate; Bentick Sancho (Bentinck Sancho), is the remains buried their in the vault in Sancho plot; then none of his five children is buried there in the vault in Sancho plot in the cemetery at Golden Grove. The problem facing researchers would then be who is Sarah Sancho (maiden name)? Where is her remains interred? Is Emma Sancho also Adelaide Sancho (Abigail Sancho)? More questions than answers… I delight also that our relatives’ descendants of Sancho respond to my efforts of linking one to the other on the Social networking site. I regret my most beloved Uncle Oswald Sancho’s house is not well represented participants in this effort. I regret the fact that only a few known members of prior generations of Sancho are physically present in these current times. I miss Sancho who came and left; gone, before me…That fact never sits well with my consciousness... The number is far too much; too long, to be accommodated here…But, however, please allow me to mention a few of them; Muriel Sancho (my mother); Oswald Sancho (my Uncle); Margaret Sancho(my Aunt);Colin Ross (my brother); Toonka Sancho(my First Cousin); Boy Sancho and Frankie Rodrigues(my First Cousins, once removed); Brenda Abrams, Gwen Valentine, Sheila Sharper, and Bertie Sharper (my mother’s First Cousins) and Burchell Lutchman…. Long live the people of Sancho, whoever they are and wherever they are …

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Government Justified

The Guyana Government is making no apologies about the fact that it is buying pirated textbooks for public schools as a cost saving measure.

Cabinet Secretary Roger Luncheon says officials are buying pirated books from printing firms and companies that photocopy books because of their high quality and lower prices. Luncheon said the government’s move was justified.

However, international pressure is mounting as the Publishers Association has accused the government of violating local and international laws and a London based company that previously sold textbooks to Guyana is mounting pressure…

In a recently released statement, Emma House, international and trade director of the British based Publishers Association accused Guyana of acting in direct contravention of local, regional and international laws…

Source: Ali, Azad (compiler) Caribbean Roundup - Caribbean Life; October 5 -11, 2012: page 2…

Monday, February 27, 2012

Dot Sancho

Dot Sancho residing at Fyrish is the ancestor of Boatswain, Niles and Downer, among others. It seems to me; this Dot Sancho’s lineage was resident at Buxton, Friendship, Golden Grove, and Nabaclis on the East Coast Demerara. Also, it is possible Dot is a call name or short name for Dorothea or Dorothy. I cannot say whether Winifred Dorothy Sancho (Mrs. Vincent Emanuel Moore), Mary Dorothy Inez Sancho, and Dorothy Inez Sancho, were referred to as Dot Sancho. Such scenarios are possible but I have no knowledge of such occurring.
It is understood there was a Dot Sancho. She was a teacher at Buxton Congregational School in the 1930s and 1940s. Dorothy Sancho is her legal name. Benjamin Sancho is known to be her father. But, however, it was accepted in the community, Baccoo Evans was said to be the father of Dot Sancho and her sister. However, at this point it’s not strictly about DNA but the linking of Dot Sancho of Fyrish to our known fathers; Bentick Sancho, Lammy Tuckness Sancho, John Sancho, Tuckness Sancho, and George Sancho, and others. What are your views?
It has been impressed upon me that George Sancho was known as George Downer. He was also called either Papa Downer or Papa Sancho. George Sancho married Daisy Christian. They had at least three sons, Claudius Sancho, Curtwright Sancho and Sherwin Sancho. This Sancho kinship resided primarily at No#1, Courtland, Rose Hall Village, and No# 2 Village Canje. Claudius Sancho died in 1953. There was also Frederick Sancho resident at Adelphi in Canje. He died in 1965. Please note: persons with the surnames Sancho, Christian and Downer were found resident between Annandale and Nabaclis. Sancho and Christian were found at Buxton, and Friendship. Downer was resident at Plantation Enmore. I believe both George Sancho and Daisy Christian possess heritage to people of Buxton, Friendship, Golden Grove, and Nabaclis.
It is clear, there were several persons named George Sancho and James Sancho, resident at Buxton, Friendship, Golden Grove, Nabaclis, Georgetown, and on the corentyne Coast between November 5, 1881 and December 27, 1897.
Who is to say James Sancho at 70 Village, Corentyne is certainly not one of us?
Who can show definitive proof that Sancho of Berbice are not descended from Sancho of East Coast Demerara? Who can make such determination stating all the people of Sancho of Guyana are not relatives? Obviously our people were instructed to accept and believe every member of the kinships of Sancho of Guyana is relatives. Who would dare to state otherwise and more so without scientific proof? Who would dare attempt to ridicule and/or impress that Sancho females, all grand children of Lammy Tuckness Sancho, were indifferent to each other?
Who would dare claim to be a Sancho descendant and publish heinous claims attempting to denigrate the kinship? Who would dare steal Malcolm Valentine’s writings on his understanding of the people of Sancho? Who are the whore and her son? Doris Robertson and Kenneth Joyce Robertson Who is this whore’s son? Why the attempts to disparage the highly respected people of the past? Kenneth Joyce Robertson is the thing which has violated a number of Sancho in recent times which his assault on our heritage, and his manipulating of historical factors to suit his purpose of reproducing a scripted proposal for Hollywood. I say burn him. Every thing about him is abominable, and nauseating. He certainly has issues with the people of Sancho. It is not for me to determine his malfunction or to remove his presence from the physical realm of existence
. Oh Lord have mercy, oh my ancestors have mercy, my Cousin Tee Joyce, what have you done? If you sleep with dogs you must get bitten by flees. What misery have you brought upon the people of Sancho?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Enough Already - Speaker Issue

Enough Already – APNU and AFC need to stop dragging their damn feet. APNU and AFC need to stop haggling like fish mongers as I recall at Bourda Market in the colonial era. Why not allow AFC to have the Speaker? PPP has the President. APNU is likely to have the deputy speaker, the majority leader, and chief whip. AFC must get some position in the National Assembly. The candidates the parties suggested have all been rejected. The likely solution is to appoint Raphael Trotman as the Speaker of the National Assembly and move forward onto more pertinent issues affecting the daily lives of the masses of the Guyanese Populace.
Constitutional Reform, GECOM, Local Government Reform, Education Reform, Job Creation, reliable sources of electricity and portable pure water supply are amongst the major issues facing our people.
Also addressing the overwhelming and/or disproportion appears of Indo-Guyanese at the head of management of governmental agencies needs to be addressed, immediately. I strongly doubt Guyanese of other ethnic backgrounds are satisfied with that situation. I believe numerous souls are imminently qualified to render service in the highest offices in the land of their birth but are denied such opportunities. Guyanese who happened to be Amerindians, Portuguese, and/or other European grouping, Chinese, and Africans and/or mixed must be included in the equation. They must not be allowed to be continually marginalized.
Job creation must occupy the highest priority in the thought process of the elected officials. There is simply and frankly speaking too much waste of manpower in such a small populace of less than a million people. Unemployment is somewhere in the vicinity of 55% of the working class. Too many females are listed as housewives and/or not employed in Guyana, today.
The need is encourage the establishment of cottage industries in the rural communities. Productivity must increase to the level as it were prior to January 1934. The ministry of Agriculture needs to be more proactive and support the local government administration in the effort to promote agricultural industry in the rural communities.
The three political parties, PPP, APNU, and AFC need to solve the business of parliament and move on. It has been more than a month since the November 28, 2011 national elections. Get it done, immediately, and begin to address the issues facing our people in their daily lives. I am positive that’s not asking too much. Stop the bickering, right this minute. Will you begin to address our concerns immediately? If it is not one thing it’s another with these damn elected officials in Guyana and elsewhere. They are simply too much. They average citizen could careless of who the Speaker is - you were given a mandate to address the conditions of life facing our people – and to hell with. The British parliamentary process be damned. It’sour people’s lives which are at stake.