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Commentary: A common fight must have a common strategy: The fate of Guyana’s no-confidence vote
Published on October 27, 2014
By Dr David Hinds
Many people have asked me why, despite their legislative majority, the opposition in Guyana has, since 2001, allowed the PPP and its executive government to out-maneuver them. They are of course referring to the latest confusion surrounding the AFC-sponsored no-confidence vote.
Dr David Hinds, a political activist and commentator, is also an Associate Professor of Caribbean and African Diaspora Studies at Arizona State University. Send comments to email@example.com. More of his writings can be found on his website. Continue reading →
Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 29 October 2014
|Scandal-hit Nandall has no plans to resign Posted: 29 Oct 2014 01:09 PM PDT|
|AG suing Kaieteur News over recorded phone conversation Posted: 29 Oct 2014 01:08 PM PDT Continue reading →|
Pilot error caused 2011 plane crash in Guyana, says report
Published on October 27, 2014 – from Trinidad Express
Flashback: The Boeing 737-800 Caribbean Airlines jet which overshot the runway and burst through a perimeter fence after arriving at Georgetown’s Cheddi Jagan Airport. No one on board the jet was killed when it crashed in July 2011
By Curtis Rampersad
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A Caribbean Airlines (CAL) aircraft crashed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana in 2011 because of a number of factors, including a lack of effective communication in the cockpit, an official report released in the South American country has said.
CAL said on Friday the captain of the Boeing 737 flight remains employed as a first officer.
The former first officer left the airline in 2012.
A CMC report out of Georgetown said on Friday that country’s Ministry of public works said it hoped the findings into the July 30 crash of the Boeing 737-800 with 157 passengers and a six-member crew on board, will aid in preventing aircraft accidents. Continue reading →
WHAT NEED IS THERE FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS IN GUYANA NOW ?
By Hubert Williams
Boston, Massachusetts, October 23, 2014 — I wonder at the need for general elections in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana in the immediate future? Campaigning will very likely revive old animosities, fan new hatreds, bring fear to many, possible death to some, likely cause considerable social dislocation and property destruction, and create an environment unattractive to badly needed-foreign investment. And after the poll, it is going to be the “same-old same-old”. Even if, perchance, there is a change in majority party, hasn’t the country had its fill of musical chairs?
Yet all the visible signs indicate the country’s major political groups are preparing for a poll: published statements from relevant quarters declare that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is ready, willing, waiting, and able.
It seems the country is approaching a dangerous time. Evidently, each party’s leaders are hoping to emerge with a clear majority so that they can ‘rule’ and reap the spoils of being in ‘office’ (Caribbean politicians usually say ‘power’). It would demonstrate such maturity to negotiate an effective national coalition without holding general elections, but have local government elections not held since 1994. Continue reading →
This is an updated report of the elections in Brazil.
Supreme Court in Delhi tells lawmakers that a list of secret foreign bank account holders that may be hiding illegal funds must be handed over
Christian Science Monitor By Syed Nazakat – October 28, 2014 7:45 PM
The Government of India submitted the list of all black money account holders to the Supreme Court on Wednesday as directed. Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi said that the government has submitted a list of around 627 names who have their accounts in HSBC bank. He added that all assessments have to be completed by 31st March 2015. The sealed covers will be opened by SIT which will proceed according to law after opening the seals.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange once said that Indians have more black money stashed in tax havens than any other nationality. Continue reading →
Innocence smiles and optional clothes
Water from standpipe slowly flows
O’ sweet water washes the mud away
Guyana’s countryside back in the day
Laughter of simpler times that quiver
Teeth chattered with splashes of shiver
Guyana mistaken for Guinea in NYC Ebola report – apology requested‘
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Oct. 27, 2014: A Caribbean American Institute is calling on Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, chair of the House Oversight Committee, to apologize after erroneously stating that the medical doctor who is now hospitalized with Ebola in a New York hospital returned from “Guyana” with the disease.
Issa, the U.S. Representative for California’s 49th congressional district at a House Oversight hearing on the US’ Ebola response on Friday, October 24th in Washington, D.C., three times misstated the country where the outbreak of Ebola originated was Guyana. The first time he stated: “… in the West African nation of Guyana, the world first learned about yet another new outbreak of the Ebola virus” several months ago. Continue reading →
Canada to get first national Caribbean television station
Published on October 22, 2014- caribbeannewsnow.com
TORONTO, Canada – Fitzroy Gordon, founder and president of Toronto-based radio station G98.7FM “The Way We Groove,” has been granted approval from the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to operate a national television station focused on airing programs for the black and Caribbean population of Canada.
news2.jpg “For years the black and Caribbean community in Canada has expressed the need to have easier access to media that reflects their identity, culture, values and issues. By obtaining approval to establish this television station we have taken a significant step in bringing this shared vision to life,” said Gordon. Continue reading →