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United States slams Guyana’s efforts to curb human trafficking

United States slams Guyana’s efforts to curb human trafficking

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday June 23, 2014, CMC - The United States government has again listed Guyana among countries not doing enough to curb trafficking in persons, and suggested it was an unwilling partner in the effort.

“Guyana is a source and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. Guyanese and foreign women and girls—including from Venezuela, Suriname, and Brazil—are subjected to prostitution in Guyana,” the June 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report said.

This latest report, again labeling Guyana a human trafficking nation, was released Friday (June 20) and so far there has been no comment from Government. Continue reading

Gold smuggling…Industry calls for tighter border checks

Gold smuggling…Industry calls for tighter border checks

JUNE 12, 2014 | BY  | - dealer buys the most, declares the least

Stakeholders of the gold industry are calling for tighter border controls amidst claims of smuggling to Suriname.

Stakeholders of the gold industry are calling for tighter border controls amidst claims of smuggling to Suriname.

Stakeholders in the gold mining sector yesterday called on Government to tighten security at the country’s borders, including those with neighbouring Suriname, amidst shocking reports of a large-scale smuggling operation.

At the centre of the allegations is a dealer from the North Georgetown area who is being accused of buying hundreds of millions of dollars in gold from miners and instead of declaring it to authorities, which would attract a mandatory seven per cent tax and royalty charge, reportedly opted to sell it in Suriname.

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Ports, the Panama Canal and the Future

Ports, Panama and the Future

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In 2015, ships will be transiting an enlarged Panama Canal.

By David Jessop

News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. Feb. 24, 2014:

In the last few years, almost every significant Caribbean country has announced that they are upgrading their port facilities and preparing to compete to attract the larger Post-Panamax vessels that from some time in 2015 will be transiting an enlarged Panama Canal.

Such is the opportunity, given the Caribbean’s strategic location at the cross roads of north-south and east-west trade, and its numerous existing or new locations for deepwater ports, that Jamaica, Martinique, Cuba, Trinidad, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic have all made clear that with the support of one or another foreign investor, port development will become critical to future growth. However, what is still far from certain is whether there is enough opportunity for all of the existing or proposed super ports, hubs, and manufacturing and trans-shipment zones to succeed.   Continue reading

World Bank ranks Guyana second poorest in Caricom- per capita

On basis of per capita income…World Bank ranks Guyana second poorest in Caricom

DECEMBER 30, 2013 · - Stabroek News  · Stabroek News COMMENTS

With a Gross National Income (GNI) of just US$3, 410 per capita, the World Bank in its 2014 World Development Report rated Guyana among the least wealthy in CARICOM.

This figure is in stark contrast to that of Guyana’s fellow CARICOM country, The Bahamas, whose  GNI is recorded as US$21,280 per capita, making it the wealthiest CARICOM country.

According to the World Bank, Guyana is the second poorest country in Caricom but far ahead of Haiti, which has a GNI of US$760 per capita. “For 2012, the economy expanded by 3.7% down from 4.5% in 2011 and 4.4% in 2010.” The Bank however noted the economy’s expansion in 2013 which it attributed to increased activity in rice and gold production, as well as improvement in the manufacturing sector.   Continue reading

Top 6 countries that grew rich by enslaving black people

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 TOP 6 COUNTRIES THAT GREW FILTHY RICH FROM ENSLAVING BLACK PEOPLE

 October 27, 2013  -  By Atlanta Black Star staff

The United States of America

Enslaved Blacks picking cotton

Their unpaid labor created the fabulous wealth that is traded here (below).

Slavery transformed America into an economic power. The exploitation of Black people for free labor made the South the richest and most politically powerful region in the country. British demand for American cotton made the southern stretch of the Mississippi River the Silicon Valley of its era, boasting the single largest concentration of the nation’s millionaires.

But slavery was a national enterprise. Many firms on Wall Street, such as JPMorgan Chase, New York Life and now-defunct Lehman Brothers, made fortunes from investing in the slave trade, the most profitable economic activity in New York’s 350-year history. Slavery was so important to the city that New York was one of the most pro-slavery urban municipalities in the North.

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We seem to have lost out again with the Brazilians – Tony Vieira

We seem to have lost out again with the Brazilians

JULY 11, 2013 | BY  |  LETTERS

Dear Editor,

We seem to have lost out again with the Brazilians. Since it’s July and we have not been told anything about the ultimatum given to us by them, to decide if we will partner with them in building a Hydroelectric dam, a deep water harbour and a proper highway to Brazil, by the end of June.

Numerous Brazilian delegations from all levels have approached this government in desperation to allow this development of both Guyana and Brazil to move forward, but they have gotten tired of asking this corrupt government to be their partners to do these projects which will benefit both countries, so they had given them an ultimatum, if by the end of June the PPP didn’t agree to the projects they would go to Suriname.   Continue reading

The Panama Canal And The Caribbean – by David Jessop

The Panama Canal And The Caribbean - By David Jessop

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The widened Panama Canal – in 2014 – will affect the Caribbean

News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. April 4, 2012:   In two years time, significantly larger ships will be able to pass via an enlarged Panama Canal between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Together with other infrastructural developments this is leading some Caribbean governments to hope that with the support of investors from outside the region, Panama’s development as a hub for the hemisphere could significantly improve the region’s economic prospects.

Although this idea needs to be treated with a degree of caution, not least because many Caribbean nations remain heavily indebted and remain at risk from any significant increase in energy and food prices, the Canal’s widening does suggest new opportunity for the region when taken together with other developments and the broadening interest being shown by large international investors.      Continue reading

750 Guyanese deported in 2012

750 Guyanese deported in 2012

JANUARY 7, 2013 · BY  ·  COMMENTS

The Police today said that 750 Guyanese were deported from various countries last year.

Delivering statistics on a variety of areas, the police said that during 2012, a total of 750 Guyanese nationals were deported from the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Trinidad, Barbados, French Guiana, Suriname, St. Maarten, Curacao, France, Antigua, Jamaica, Holland, Costa Rica, and Spain.           Continue reading

Suriname seizes Guyanese and Venezuelan fishing vessels

Surinamese authorities seize Guyanese and Venezuelan fishing vessels

The issue of illegal fishing is once again being highlighted, with the reported seizure of Guyanese and Venezuelan fishing vessels by Surinamese authorities. A report out of Suriname earlier this week, accused its Eastern and Western neighbours, Guyana and Venezuela, of cleaning out its fishing grounds as a result of illegal fishing . The report in a Surinamese newspaper, pointed to the use of illegal methods to fish and announced that several vessels have been confiscated by Surinamese authorities, and crews were arrested and even deported.   Continue reading

Second Inter-Guiana Cultural Fest to be held in Georgetown, Guyana.

Second Inter-Guiana Cultural Fest to be held in Georgetown, Guyana.

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