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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 29 October 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos –  29 October 2014

  • Scandal-hit Anil Nandall has no plans to resign
  • AG suing Kaieteur News over recorded phone conversation
  • Ramotar says “foolish” for Local Gov’t polls given No-Confidence motion
  • Date to be announced this week for reconvening of National Assembly
  • Amerindian leaders in town for biennial conference
  • Sports
  • Anil Nandlall must go; opposition
  • Former Presidential Adviser on the Environment dead
  • Shot Woman clinging on to life
  • Queen’s College celebrates 170th anniversary
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

What need is there for General Elections in Guyana Now? – By Hubert Williams

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

Indians stashing ‘black money,’ beware. High court wants your name

Indians stashing ‘black money,’ beware. High court wants your names

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

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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.

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

Guyana: Capitol News TV Videos – 24 October 2014

Guyana: Capitol News TV Videos – 24 October 2014

  • Investigation: Pilots to blame in july, 2011 Caribbean Airlines crash
  • Indian Nurse stabbed to death on seawall
  • APNU to back Govt’s Ebola watch
  • Seafield farmers black land takeover by MMA/ADA
  • Reform of CANU underway
  • Diwali night fire destroys two houses
  • Sport

Investigation: Pilots to blame in july, 2011 Caribbean Airlines crash  Posted: 24 Oct 2014 03:09 PM PDT

 Indian Nurse stabbed to death on seawall    Posted: 24 Oct 2014 03:08 PM PDT   Continue reading

Guyana: Sliding further downhill – commentary

Sliding further downhill

OCTOBER 25, 2014 | BY EDITORIAL

The majority of our skilled people is migrating, and not only does this not augur well for the future, it means that the country is getting less for its investment in human development; training people is a very costly exercise. The country is gradually sliding downhill and those with alternatives are quickly taking their leave. In other words, not taking chances with their chances.

For as long as we could remember we have been producing our own teachers, nurses, skilled artisans and the like. Such was our training regimen that all those who graduated were good enough to work in any part of the world.

There was a time when the cost of living was such that we were content to stay and serve. But there was always the lure of life overseas. That lure now has so many of us leaving that we cannot train people fast enough and even those we train are never good enough because their foundation was rather weak. Things had even reached the stage where we were forced to lower the entrance qualifications to our top learning institutions.  Continue reading

Parliament date awaiting outcome of Ramotar, Granger talks – Teixeira

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Parliament Building – Georgetown. Guyana

Parliament date awaiting outcome of Ramotar, Granger talks – Teixeira

Government Chief Whip Gail Teixeira today confirmed that her acquiescence to a date for the sitting of the National Assembly is awaiting the outcome of the ongoing engagement between the President Donald Ramotar and Leader of the Opposition David Granger.

Her statement in response to accusations from Opposition Chief Whip Amna Ally lends greater credence to views that the government and APNU are trying to strike a deal which would stave off the no-confidence motion which the AFC intends to pilot at the first sitting following the end of the parliamentary recess.

Teixeira’s statement follows:    Continue reading

Five-star gated community being built at Providence

Gated community for Providence EBD

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Five-star gated community being built at Providence

October 6, 2014 By GuyanaTimes

A state-of-the-art five-star gated community is expected to be completed in three years’ time behind the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara.

The community called New Life Community is owned by a Chinese investor.    Continue reading

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 14 October 2014

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 14 October 2014

  • Student suicide shocks WCD “Swami” school
  • No full compensation for flooded EBD communities
  • GWI offers “Free Pass for disconnected consumers
  • Granger continues call for Local Gov’t polls
  • AFC says gov’t stalling NO Confidence debate
  • Plaisance residents say Whittaker “stranger to the truth”
  • Sports
Student suicide shocks WCD “Swami” school   Posted: 14 Oct 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Dead is Alex Persaud of 18 Stewartville, West Coast Demerara. The boy bought Gramoxone at a shop nearby his home two Mondays ago and succumbed last Friday. The teenager was said to be involved with an 18-year-old Information Technology teacher at the Saraswati Vidya Niketan Secondary School at Cornelia Ida. Persaud was in his third […] Continue reading

Guyana: Forbes Burnham & My Grand Disillusion – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Late President Forbes Burnham - GuyanaLinden Forbes Sampson Burnham (1923-1985)
Prime Minister of Guyana, 1964-1980
President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, 1980-1985
Photo Credit: Guyana Graphic

Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham: an impressive name. In retaining his mother’s maiden name, Sampson, not a common practice in Guyana, he reveals a deep regard for her. With a father who was a schoolmaster and both parents devout Methodists, the young Forbes had a strict and upright upbringing.

The brilliant, young Forbes won the 1942 British Guiana Scholarship, the highest scholastic award at that time. Later, he excelled at the University of London, achieving a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) Degree.

When I first met Forbes Burnham, then a practicing lawyer and leader of a newly-formed political party, I was about four to five years old. I was at our next-door neighbor’s flat the day he came to pick up his order of black pudding. The charming…

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DIASPORA – editorial in Stabroek News

DIASPORA –  editorial in Stabroek News

Guyana: President Ramotar

President Ramotar

Last week GINA, the Government’s information service, reported that President Donald Ramotar had met Guyanese in Washington and Queens, New York, in the course of his visit to the United Nations, and that he had asked them to return home and invest in the country’s economy. One wonders if he was serious when he put that question to his compatriots in the diaspora, or whether he was just going through the motions.

If he was serious, then he is truly divorced from reality; we have been waiting twenty-two years for this flood of returnees to swamp us with their US dollars, their overseas skills and their drive to nurture their homeland, and no one, even President Ramotar one would think, anticipates that they will do so in the immediate future.

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