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Guyana: PPP/C unveils Manifesto for the 2015 elections

Guyana: PPP/C unveils Manifesto for the 2015 elections

PPPC Manifesto 2015

PPPC Manifesto 2015 – click to enlarge

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT DONALD RAMOTAR AND PRIME MINISTERIAL CANDIDATE ELISABETH HARPER

This Manifesto – Guyana Version 2.0 – sets out how the PPP/C seeks to continue serving all the people of Guyana, so that our country is one where the next generation does even better than the past, with current transformation and modernization.

This Manifesto highlights the next phase of our long-term economic plan, which builds on the remarkable progress that Guyana has made under successive PPP/C Governments.   Continue reading

Raising a black son in America + The danger of silence – 2 TED videos by Clint Smith

Clint Smith: How to raise a black son in America

Published on Apr 23, 2015

As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing. This was crystallized one night for a young Clint Smith, who was playing with water guns in a dark parking lot with his white friends. In a heartfelt piece, the poet paints the scene of his father’s furious and fearful response.

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The hidden reason for poverty the world – violence and law enforcement – Gary Haugen TED video

Gary Haugen: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now

Published on Apr 21, 2015 – Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world’s aid money, there’s a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now –  violence and the lack of law enforcement for poor people.

Saudi policy in Yemen: Sign of an inferiority complex vs Iran? (+video)

By Scott Peterson, Staff writer CSM – April 23, 2015

Rarely does the slow-burn regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran erupt into violence as it has in Yemen, and rarely with such a lack of strategic impact.

After a month of airstrikes against Iranian-allied Houthi rebels that have left nearly 1,000 people dead, Saudi leaders – under pressure from their US and Yemen   allies – abruptly declared victory Tuesday and said the thrust of their ongoing efforts would be political, not military.   Continue reading

Is Public Stripping a PPP Political Tool – Dr. David Hinds

Is Public Stripping a PPP Political Tool

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

I join with others in expressing utter disgust at Minister Ramsaran’s abuse of Sherlina Nageer. But I have to say that I am not the least surprised. For the last 23 years we– all of us–have allowed the PPP to criminalize others while they, the PPP, have used the cover of the government and state to abuse and intimidate others without sanction.

Some of us have been crying out as loud as we could, without success, for some acknowledgement that political abuse, violence and otherizationhave now become systemic in Guyana. Sometimes we are shut down by the press. WPA’s Professor Clive Thomas has long pointed to the criminalization of the State under the PPP.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 24 April 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 24 April 2015

  • Ramotar reprimands Health Minister over abuse of activist Nageer
  • Increased salaries, other benefits for security sector if coalition wins
  • Ramotar will have to “address” Best’s endorsement of coalition– Luncheon
  • Young opposition coalition leaders say promises will be kept
  • Kazakhstan wants improved ties with Guyana, CARICOM
  • Sports

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Ramotar reprimands Health Minister over abuse of activist Nageer

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China’s New Investment Bank: A Premature Prophecy – By Mark Fleming-Williams

Has the U.S. Lost Its Role as Driver of Global Economy?‏

China’s New Investment Bank: A Premature Prophecy

Global AffairsGlobal Affairs – April 22, 2015 | 08:00 GMT – STRATFOR

By Mark Fleming-Williams

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers wrote on April 5 that this month may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic system. His comments refer to the circumstances surrounding China’s launch of a new venture, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Wary of China’s growing ambitions and influence, the United States had advised its allies not to join the institution, but many signed up anyway. The debacle was undoubtedly embarrassing for Washington, but even so, Summers’ prophecy is a bit premature at this stage.

To understand why, one must first understand the basis of the United States’ dominant economic position in the world. At the height of World War II, the heavily indebted United Kingdom signed the Lend-Lease deal, which handed over British naval bases to its American cousins in exchange for financial support. This act was akin to passing the military superpower baton, since it transferred control of the world’s oceans to the United States.   Continue reading

The View from Europe: The future is services – By David Jessop – Commentary

Commentary: The View from Europe: The future is services
Published on April 25, 2015 – By David Jessop
When in the early 1990s it became apparent that Europe’s preferential regimes for Caribbean bananas and sugar were coming to an end, an impassioned debate began about a transition to other forms of economic activity. For the most part, the language then was about alternative crops, import substitution, manufacturing, exports and financial services, with little said about tourism, as its sustainability was widely regarded as uncertain.

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  David Jessop

Since then the world has moved on. Tourism has come to dominate most Caribbean economies; offshore financial services, after being encouraged, have come under threat from the same developed countries that had originally recommended them; and agriculture has only begun to genuinely reorient itself where it is low cost, has clear niche opportunities, or there is a recognised need to ensure food security.

Although this diminished role for traditional agriculture is still hard for some in the region to accept, it is clear that the greater part of the economic future for smaller economies is now in services (alongside taking much greater advantage of the Caribbean’s economically strategic location to transship, assemble or manufacture). So much so that in the small island economies it is likely to be the services sector that becomes the significant economic driver in the future.
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After six years…Jagdeo speaks out on wife abuse allegations

After six years…Jagdeo speaks out on wife abuse allegations

April 23, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under News

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo

Six years after maintaining absolute silence on allegations of domestic abuse leveled against him former President Bharrat Jagdeo has said that despite numerous claims being circulated he never resorted to physical violence against his ex-wife, Varshnie Singh.

Jagdeo, who spoke out in defence of women, yesterday, stated that the only act of physical violence against women he had ever been involved in was when he was a lad of 10 years and had tussles with his older sisters.

He made these remarks during a press briefing at Freedom House, Robb Street, on April 22.  At the time, he was asked about Minister of Health, Dr. Bheri Ramsaran’s confrontation with a female activist on Monday April 20.   Continue reading

Guyana: The arrogant and sick Government Minister – commentary

The arrogant and sick Government Minister

April 23, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under Editorial

Bherri Ramsarran vs Nageer

Dr, Bherri Ramsarran being confronted by Sherlena Nageer

On Monday, the Health Minister of Government Dr. Bheri Ramsaran created quite a stir during a confrontation with a female protestor (Ms Sherlena Nageer), outside the Whim Magistrate’s Court. In the process he demonstrated the kind of arrogance that Government Ministers and officials exhibit these days.

Indeed, this is not the first time that a government official will be confronted by a member of the public and lose his temper, neither will it be the last. But for the greater part Government officials exercise restraint because in the final analysis the very people they confirm can determine their future.  Continue reading

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