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FLOOD CONTROL IN THE TIME OF PROROGATION – commentary

FLOOD CONTROL IN THE TIME OF PROROGATION

Multi-stakeholder flood control committee required.

November 21, 2014 | By KNews | Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom

When people’s homes are under water; when their lives are disrupted because of floods; when they suffer losses because of inundation, there is bound to be high levels of frustration.
In such scenarios, it is often the practice of those affected, egged on by the “specialists” that we have in the media, to cast blame. This is in part a human reaction and even a rational reaction.

The blame game is not going to help the present situation. What is not needed also is a re-analysis of the causes of the flooding. What is equally not required is propaganda showing that other countries in the world are experiencing adverse weather conditions. What is needed is action, collective action.

Certain things, however, must be made clear. A national clean-up exercise which expends hundreds of millions of dollars is not a flood control plan.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 November, 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 November, 2014

  • NOT ENOUGH Done by authorities to prevent flooding
  • Government failed Citizens – APNU
  • No talks outside of Parliament – Granger
  • Taxi driver shot during robbery
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:

NOT ENOUGH Done by authorities to prevent flooding   Posted: 20 Nov 2014 01:09 PM PST   Continue reading

Dynamic Airways returns with seasonal flights to Guyana – by Tangerine Clarke

Dynamic Airways returns with seasonal flights to Guyana

Dynamic Airways 767-200 and crew

Dynamic Airways 767-200 and crew

Guyanese travelers are breathing a sigh of relief from high airfares this holiday season, with the return of North Carolina charter service Dynamic Airways that will recommence flights from JFK to Cheddi Jagan International Airport starting on Nov. 22.

Claire Bristol, a businesswoman from Queens, and a frequent flyer is excited at the return of the airline. She said it’s the only carrier that will be flying direct round trip. “The reasonable fare, would give me the opportunity to use the carrier throughout its eight-month service approved by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority,” she added.

Despite the airline being grounded by the DOT because of an inefficient baggage handling company and the lack of a landing gate at JFK. Frequent flyer Gerald Harris, said he is ready to give the carrier another chance, with its renewed promise of reliable service. Continue reading

Georgetown: Covering over the City’s canals is unworkable + video

Plan to cover Georgetown’s Dutch canals to use as parking lots

COVERING OVER THE CITY’S CANALS IS UNWORKABLE

November 17, 2014 | By KNews | Columnists: Peeping Tom

The plan to cover over some of the main canals in the city so as cater for additional parking should be reconsidered. The covering over of the canals will not solve the parking problems of the city; there are also far better alternatives available.

In this column, I will provide some reasons why I believe this plan to roof the canals of the city should be abandoned. I will also in my column next week indicate alternative measures which may be considered to help control traffic and parking in the city since the two are inherently related. Continue reading

Georgetown: Driving Down Sheriff Street + Helicopter Tour – 2 videos

Driving Down Sheriff Street & MORE | Georgetown, Guyana 2014

Published on May 6, 2014 by  Rydal Shrivnauth

 NO SOUND because the sound was very noisy…
DRIVING DOWN MOST OF SHERIFF STREET, sorry I could not get a video of going up the street, just coming down on the one side, that has most of the bigger buildings. It’s not the whole street I understand, but I also filmed other streets as well. Hopefully I labelled everything correctly. Some stuff is not labeled.

HELICOPTER TOUR AROUND GEORGETOWN HERE: Continue reading

Artist Stanley Greaves completes 50-year project on Wilson Harris – video

Artist Stanley Greaves completes 50-year project on Wilson Harris

Painting Exhibition

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Female pilots hail Guyana’s first female flyer

Female pilots hail Guyana’s first female flyer

November 16, 2014 | By |…laud her inspiration
Female ASL pilots pose with Ms. Dawsey (second right) at ASL’s Ogle hangar.

Female ASL pilots pose with Ms. Dawsey (second right) at ASL’s Ogle hangar

The transformation of the country’s aviation sector as it relates to female involvement came in for high praise from Lucille Dawsey, the first female private pilot to fly in Guyana’s airspace.

The 72-year-old was honoured by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Thursday at the Silhouette Restaurant in the city.

“I am very, very impressed to see other women more active in the local aviation sector. I have only been here for a short time and what I saw at Ogle and Timehri is very unbelievable in terms of human and physical developments,” Ms. Dawsey said, shortly after receiving a plaque from Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn.  Continue reading

A surprising revelation by Hamilton Green, re PPP/PNC in 1985

A surprising revelation by Hamilton Green

November 8, 2014 | By | Filed Under Letters - by Oscar Ramjeet

DEAR EDITOR,
If Forbes Burnham had not died unexpectedly on August 6, 1985, the People’s National Congress (PNC) and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would have merged or at least had a national front government in order to work in the interest of the Guyanese community.

This was one of the surprising revelations made to me by Hamilton Green, who served as Prime Minister, General Secretary of the PNC, and held many ministerial positions. He is currently the mayor of Georgetown.  Green, in an exclusive interview with me, said that he was the leader of a small group which included former political advisor to President Burnham, Elvin Mc David, who worked on Mr. Burnham for years to agree to a national front government, and he (Burnham) had eventually agreed just weeks before his demise, but unfortunately he passed before it became a reality.  Continue reading

Gov’t can spend up to November 30, 2015 without approval – Ram

Gov’t can spend up to November 30, 2015 without approval – Ram

November 13, 2014 · By Stabroek News  · Comments

Christopher Ram

Christopher Ram

Analyst Christopher Ram has slammed President Donald Ramotar for suspending parliament using a provision intended for a different purpose and he also noted that without further approval, the government can continue spending up to November 30,2015.

Ram lamented loopholes in the constitution reform process which allow prorogation to thwart a motion of no confidence and called for a new constitution.

His latest column on www.chrisram.net follows:

Introduction

The President has done what many, I included, feared he would – but still hoped he would not do – prorogue the National Assembly. In so doing President Ramotar was exercising a power that then Prime Minister Forbes Burnham retained for himself under the Constitution of 1980. Continue reading

The word ‘normalcy’ lacks meaning in Guyana’s political context

The word ‘normalcy’ lacks meaning in Guyana’s political context

Whatever the normal definition of ‘normalcy’ might be, it lacks meaning and application in Guyana’s political context. For clearly the ruling PPP has its own immovable ideas of what such ‘normalcy’ means, or should mean. And unless all else is bent and willing to conform to the party’s standard and rigid mould of this latest fallacy called ‘normalcy,’ then nothing doing. Nothing doing, unless under the fateful circumstances of extreme prejudice and duress are impressed upon its consciousness.

Here it is that for three years, the political and social rancour, the sturdy disagreements raged almost continuously. Here it is now that the same Head-of-State, who stood high and wide, and implacably so in non-assent after non-assent, speaks blandly and disingenuously of ‘normalcy’ while proceeding with this self-serving moratorium on parliamentary process. Using Cromwellian language, Guyana is not the PPP, but obviously the PPP sees itself (and itself alone) as Guyana, and that is that. Because of this, nothing else matters in the twisted thinking of the governing party, as best embodied in the latest posture and words of the President himself.  Continue reading

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