Daily Archives: August 16, 2017

Examination of the Facts underlying the threatened Acts towards North Korea – By Yvonne Sam

Examination of the Facts underlying the threatened Acts towards North Korea

By Yvonne Sam

Trump’s don’t- mess- with- America rhetoric and hardcore approach is superior to his predecessors’ playbook on foreign affairs.

It is obvious to the most myopic that President Donald Trump is hell bent on breaking free of Obama’s policies. Such became a reality when North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un became the recipient of his threat of “fire and fury” if Pyongyang continued to threaten the United States. After Trump’s comment the dictator weighed in by announcing, via a statement from its army to state-run news, that it is assessing plans to attack Guam, the home of America’s Andersen Air Force Base. Yes, the dictator was on the receiving end of the alliteration that was heard worldwide, but Trump’s spoken words reflect a desire to do, or at best utter something different following three visible years of bipartisan failure on North Korea.    Continue reading

Oil will not fall victim to vicious ‘friends and family’ culture – Trotman promises

Oil will not fall victim to vicious ‘friends and family’ culture – Trotman promises

The mining, forestry, and broadcasting sectors, among others, have been victims of an

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman

unscrupulous culture. It is a culture which sees the close friends and families connected to government officials benefitting from revenue and/or resources which are intended for the benefit and development of the state and its people.

But this culture is not unique to Guyana. It is particularly prevalent in the oil and gas sectors around the world. As Guyana prepares for this new industry which is poised to bring gushing streams of revenue, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman is assuring that the Government is going above and beyond to insulate the oil sector from corruption.    Continue reading

Memories, Memorials and Monuments – By Ron Persaud

Memories, Memorials and Monuments – By Ron Persaud

 Years and years ago, I was drawn to some of the framed photographs that adorned the walls of the homes of family. There was one of my maternal grandfather – debonair in his “Wilson” hat, complete with feather in the hat band; and the white handkerchief in the breast pocket of his jacket.

How very different from the stern, lined, weather beaten face of the man whom I called “Pa”. In passing, I have to confess that I tried very hard, but never succeeded in replicating the geometric precision of those three triangles of white. I settled for a narrow white strip across the top of the breast pocket of my coat.     Continue reading

Haitians flee from the US to Canada’s French-speaking Quebec province

Haitians chasing false promises flee from United States to Canada

NEW YORK, Aug 15 2017 – Thousands of Haitians with uncertain immigration status have fled the United States in recent weeks, walking across the New York border into Quebec seeking a safe haven in Canada, according to the United Nations‘ refugee agency and Canadian immigration lawyers.

An influx of asylum seekers has put a strain on Canadian authorities, which has led them to build tents on the border, shift resources and set up new shelter space. The influx has in part been from Haitians living in the U.S. who say they fear the Trump administration will soon end their protected status in the country, sending them back to Haiti.      Continue reading

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