Category Archives: Personalities

PNCR congress ends in major rift, Granger remains leader

PNCR congress ends in major rift, Granger remains leader

JULY 28, 2014 | BY |  - Gunshot fired during ruckus

By Abena Rockcliffe

Granger and his new/old team surrounded by the press

Granger and his new/old team surrounded by the press

Notwithstanding the confusion, division, claims of a rigged election and the single gunshot which sent the young and the old running for cover; reinstated leader of the People National Congress/Reform (PNC/R), David Granger declared that the party’s 18th biennial congress a success.

Congress is traditionally formal meetings where members of a political Party discuss ideas, solve problems and make plans to move forward. Also, this is usually an occasion where Party members get to elect the persons they want to lead them. Continue reading

CAPITOL TV NEWS VIDEOS – July 24, 2014

CAPITOL TV NEWS VIDEOS – July 24, 2014

  • Finance Minister for Privileges Committee
  • Brooklyn landlady charged in murder of Guyanese woman
  • Norton shrugs off criticism in run to become PNCR Leader
  • Georgetown cleanup gets underway
  • Confusion over adjusted UG fees
  • Guyana drops on UN Human Development Index
  • Sports
Finance Minister for Privileges CommitteePosted: 24 Jul 2014 02:09 PM PDT
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The Great Sir Frank Worrell Remembered + video by Brian Lara

THE GREAT SIR FRANK WORRELL REMEMBERED

By Dmitri Allicock

On this day in history, July 22, 1950, Sir Frank Worrell completed 261 vEngland at Trent Bridge.

Sir Frank Worrell

Sir Frank Worrell

Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell (1 August 1924, Bank Hall, St MichaelBarbados – 13 March 1967, Kingston, Jamaica), sometimes referred to by his nickname of Tae, was a West Indies cricketer and Jamaican senator.

A stylish right-handed batsman and useful left-armseam bowler, he became famous in the 1950s as the first black captain of the West Indies cricket team. He was the first of the two batsmen to have been involved in two 500-run partnerships in first-class cricket.

By 1947 his mother had moved to New York and his father was away at sea most of the time so Worrell moved to Jamaica. Continue reading

AFC tells Ramotar time-up, ready for no-confidence – Ramotar responds…..

AFC tells Ramotar time-up, ready for no-confidence

Friday, 18 July 2014 – By  Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

President Donald Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar

The smaller opposition Alliance For Change (AFC) has told President Donald Ramotar that it is going ahead with its vote of no confidence in the government that will inevitably see Guyana going into early general elections before year end if approved by the combined opposition-controlled House.

AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan told the Guyanese leader that he was pushing ahead with the no confidence vote because government was spending millions of dollars from the Consolidated Fund without parliamentary approval. “Our Party sees no other alternative than to proceed with this constitutional mechanism for removal of an unpopular Government that has ceased to enjoy the confidence of the National Assembly and who by its actions has demonstrated an unlawful and contemptuous disregard for the Supreme Law of the Country,” he said in the July 17, 2014 letter.
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BRICS countries establish alternate funds to rival the IMF

Emerging BRICS powerhouse agrees to establish US$50B bank, US$100B crisis fund

JULY 17, 2014 | BY  |  Fortaleza, Brazil – The BRICS group of emerging powers met on Wednesday with South American presidents as they justified the creation of a development bank, seen as an alternative to Western-dominated global financial organizations.

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) held closed-door talks in Brasilia with counterparts from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and other Latin American nations.

President Donald Ramotar (3rd back) with leaders who attended the meetings in Brazil.

President Donald Ramotar (3rd back) with leaders who attended the meetings in Brazil.

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Barbados Cropover: Naniki Caribbean Cuizine – August 3, 2014

Naniki Cropover event

Local Govt Elections: GECOM Chairman discards concerns by PPP Commissioners

Local Govt Elections: GECOM Chairman discards concerns by PPP Commissioners

Monday, 14 July 2014 –  by  Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

Dr Steve Surujbally

Dr Steve Surujbally

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Dr. Steve Surujbally on Monday debunked claims by the three ruling party-nominated commissioners that the local government elections machinery was rusty and could lead to disenfranchisement.

Surujbally insisted that the commission was “fully prepared and committed” to move into election mode with “immediacy” whenever the Local Government Minister issues an order after consulting with GECOM.

In terms of actual preparations for local government elections , the Commission Chairman said they already have a work plan that caters for 180 days from the date of the ministerial order. This timeframe is largely a result of the sequential statutory requirements and other prerequisite activities for the conduct of the elections.    Continue reading

Book: English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants – by Lear Matthews

Announcing the publication of a new book entitled:

ENGLISH-SPEAKING CARIBBEAN IMMIGRANTS: Transnational Identities

Lear MatthewsBy Lear Matthews.  

Published by University Press of America (Rowman & Littlefield).  

ISBN: 978-0-7618-6202-4.  On Amazon. < click link to look inside the book and order from amazon.com

This book highlights a range of issues relating to the transnational experiences and identity of English Speaking Caribbean Immigrants in the United States, with implications for immigrants in general. Few students of international migration envisioned the changes in migration trends, policies and events that have shaped the immigration process at the onset of the 21st Century. Continue reading

“Rising Star” Contestant Lisa Punch saved by West Coast Vote + video

“Rising Star” Contestant Lisa Punch saved by West Coast Vote + video

Given the option to save one “Rising Star” contestant this week, the west coast voters opted to push Lisa Punch into the quarterfinals.

With a new phase of the “Rising Star” competition came a new mechanism by which the west coastviewership, despite not being able to watch and vote during the initial, live broadcast, could participate.

Of the six contestants involved in head-to-head “Duels” this week, three would be crowned winners and automatically promoted to the quarterfinal round based on the initial audience’s vote.  Continue reading

Gotze goal hands Germany 2014 World Cup

Gotze goal hands Germany 2014 World Cup 

Mario Gotze of Germany celebrates scoring the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final with Thomas Mueller Photo: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Mario Gotze of Germany (#19) celebrates scoring the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final with Thomas Mueller Photo: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

(ESPN).-Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time after a stunning extra-time strike by substitute Mario Gotze secured a 1-0 victory over Argentina.

After 113 goalless minutes in the World Cup final, Gotze — a second-half substitute for Miroslav Klose — controlled Andre Schurrle’s left-wing cross beautifully on his chest before volleying past Sergio Romero.
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