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Guyana Elections: Jagdeo warns US visas will be hard to get if opposition elected

Jagdeo warns US visas will be hard to get if opposition elected

Former President Bharat JagdeoMonday, 30 March 2015 – Written by 

Sunday’s rally marked the official commencement of the party’s election campaign ahead of the May 11 general and regional elections.

Former president Bharat Jagdeo told a rally in Kitty on Sunday that the opposition parties, if elected into power, will create adverse conditions which will force Guyanese to apply for visas in increasing numbers, thereby forcing the United States (U.S.) Embassy in Guyana to clamp down on visa distribution here.

As hundreds of Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) supporters, decked in their white and/or red tops, listened intently, cheering for him ever so often, the former president outlined several predictions which did not adduce evidence to substantiate.
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Two Americas – And the mini-mart where they collided- Anand Giridharadas – TED video

Anand Giridharadas: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided

Ten days after 9/11, a shocking attack at a Texas mini-mart shattered the lives of two men: the victim and the attacker. In this stunning talk, Anand Giridharadas, author of “The True American,” tells the story of what happened next. It’s a parable about the two paths an American life can take, and a powerful call for reconciliation.    [Interactive Transcript] 

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Water is the next big commodity Guyana needs to take advantage of – Stanley Ming

Water is the next big commodity Guyana needs to take advantage of – Stanley Ming

March 26, 2015 | By KNews | By Nicholas Peters

Stanley Ming

Stanley Ming

Guyana should look at how it will position itself so that it can take advantage of the impending “water market” as water will be the next big commodity on the global market, says prominent businessman and retired politician Stanley Ming.

His statement was made at the presentation of a conceptual proposal to media operatives, entitled “An Overview of Options and Opportunities (O3) for National Development”. The proposal is a strategic plan composed by Ming, Supriya Singh, Dr Eric Phillips and Major General (retd) Joseph Singh. Ming believes, if implemented, the proposal can serve as a roadmap that will drastically transform the country’s economy and infrastructure for the better by 2030.   Continue reading

The new Russian presence in the Caribbean – By David Jessop – Commentary

 The new Russian presence in the Caribbean – The View from Europe: 
Published on March 28, 2015  –  By David Jessop – Commentary
Over the last five years Russian interest in the Caribbean has been growing steadily; so that today Moscow’s diplomatic profile and its economic presence in a number of Caribbean nations is now stronger than at any time since the end of the Cold War.

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David Jessop 

Russia also appears to see the region as possessing a similar world view, one in which it can demonstrate its desire to counterbalance what it regards as US exceptionalism; where the restoration of its special relationship with a changing Cuba will be strategically significant; and where interesting numerical possibilities exist for voting at the UN and in other international fora.
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Radio-TV: PSC demands equitable elections campaign access for Opposition

Radio-TV: PSC demands equitable elections campaign access for Opposition

Jagdeo’s illegal radio licences refuse to die…

March 28, 2015 | By - issue seen as critical to fair elections
President Donald Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar

The unfair distribution of radio licences by the ruling party in late 2011 to mainly close friends, shortly before General Elections, continues to raise significant concerns among the Opposition.

Now, more than three years later as early elections looms, the issue is continuing to embarrass the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).

This is because political parties have been complaining incessantly of being refused access to the radio stations and even television operations closely linked to Government.
The matter is so serious that the business advocacy body, the Private Sector Commission (PSC), has written President Donald Ramotar, urging him to take action to ensure equitable coverage for political parties, during the lead up to the General Elections on May 11, and afterwards. Continue reading

Top Gear host Clarkson fired: The Jeremy Clarkson story – BBC News

The Jeremy Clarkson story

Jeremy Clarkson will not have his contract at the BBC renewed, in the wake of allegedly punching a producer. But how did he get to where he is now?

“In the competition between fame and fortune, you’d take fortune every day of the week,” Jeremy Clarkson once said. “Fame is almost constant pain.”

But the 54-year-old has made a career from being publicly controversial. The Top Gear host has managed to offend Argentines, Germans, Mexicans, Romanians and a host of others. Known for a fashion-proof love of tight denim, he’s a friend of Prime Minister David Cameron and writes columns for two national newspapers. Continue reading

Singapore: End of an era – Lee Kuan Yew dead at 91

Singapore: End of an era

The death of Lee Kuan Yew, former long-serving Prime Minister of Singapore, is of significance for the Caribbean if only for the reason that he first attained office at about the same time as many of the original democratically elected leaders of the countries of this Region, constituted largely of very small states, also commenced their periods of governance. Many of them and their successors lived to see Singapore attain a state of economic wealth well beyond that of the countries of our area.

Lee Kuan Yew first became Prime Minister of his country when, in 1959, it was still a dependency. But with Singapore’s expulsion from a British-created Federation of Malyasia which, like many of our then British Caribbean leaders, he favoured as a potentially beneficial arrangement for small countries, he became Prime Minister of an independent Singapore. This event, which he did not favour, occurred in 1965.  Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Opposition may forge ahead with Amaila Falls Hydropower project if it wins

Opposition may forge ahead with Amaila Falls Hydropower project if it wins elections

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 – By   -Demerara Waves

Amaila Falls Hydro Dam

Amaila Falls Hydro Dam

Presidential candidate for the opposition coalition, David Granger on Tuesday said his “green energy” strategy could incorporate the current government’s proposed Amaila Falls Hydropower Project that his party had up to recently rejected on grounds of transparency and feasibility.

“We will also develop hydro electric power within a project, which we have identified as the Potaro Basin Development Authority which could embody the present Amaila Falls but it will not be a stand-alone project,” he told a Business Luncheon organized by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA). 

Guyana Elections: Coalition will not witch hunt political opponents – Granger

Coalition will not witch hunt political opponents – Granger

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 17:03 -Written by    – Demerara Waves

Granger w businessPhooto: Opposition coalition presidential candidate, David Granger addressing a Business Luncheon organised by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA).

“We are not going to be an administration that is bent on revenge, that is bent on recrimination or that is bent of retribution. It is going to be one that is based on respect,” he told a Business Luncheon organised by the Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association (GMSA).   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos- 12 March 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos- 12 March 2015

  • More organisations speak out about Crum-Ewing’s death
  • President Ramotar wants full investigation into Crum-Ewing’s Murder
  • Police to follow all leads in Crum-Ewing’s murder
  • Marriott here to stay says Brassington
  • Another Look at the Courts
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:

More organisations speak out about Crum-Ewing’s death

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