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President Obama’s visit to Ethiopia – July 2015 [Pictures and articles]

Obama in Ethiopia [Pictures and articles]

US President Barack Obama receives flowers upon his arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, on July 26, 2015

President Obama visited Ethiopia after his visit to Kenya, his father’s homeland. Here is a collection of articles and pictures of the Ethiopia visit which began on July 26, 2015.  These links were compiled by the St. Stanislaus College Blog.

President Obama in Ethiopia links below:  Continue reading

Logging & Mining: BaiShanLin concessions warrant special review + video

BaiShanLin concessions warrant special review

JULY 24, 2015 | BY |By Kiana Wilburg

– Guyana is yet to know how it has benefitted –Presidential Advisor

wamara-300x183Presidential Advisor on Sustainable Development Dr. Clive Thomas will soon be making recommendations to the Granger administration for all concessions granted to major foreign investors to come under special review.

Dr. Thomas said that the concessions granted to one major company, BaiShanLin, need to be investigated thoroughly.
In a recent interview with this newspaper, the economist said that it is imperative for the new Government to have a “proper understanding” of how the nation is benefitting from the “hefty concessions” which were granted to these companies during the time of the past administration. He stressed that doing this will also help the government to manage how the country benefits in the long term from foreign companies.   Continue reading

President Obama visits Kenya – July 2015 – pictures and articles

Obama in Kenya – pictures and articles

Posted: 26 Jul 2015- [Links compiled by the St. Stanislaus College Blog]

 President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya, his father’s birthplace on Friday July 24 . At dinner on July 25, he cracked a joke about the most famous conspiracy theory that has dogged him since he became President of the USA:

“I suspect that some of my critics back home are suspecting that I’m back here to look for my birth certificate,” the President laughed while delivering a toast at a state dinner hosted by his Kenyan counterpart, President Uhuru Kenyatta. “That is not the case.”

Here are a number of links of pictures and articles regarding  President Obama’s tour of Kenya:-   Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 25 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA – Latest News – 25 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

Guyana – Uncovering myriad irregularities

Guyana – Uncovering myriad irregularities

July 25, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under Editorial

Some revelations came to the fore this past week and it would seem that there are so many more waiting to be made. One revelation came from the criminal world. While the others all came out of the government service and suggest criminal activity, one must wonder whether there are not many others. Some of these were hidden because the previous government was either complicit or simply careless with the way people in its employ played with the public funds.

The most explosive would have been the revelations by self-confessed death squad member, Sean Hinds. Ever since the crime wave, people all over the city claimed to have seen Sean Hinds with others believed to be criminal elements. Their task was to kill people who simply strayed from the straight and narrow.   Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 24 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA – Latest News – 24 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

  • Guyana’s existence, regional peace under threat, President Granger says in the US – Demerara Waves
  • Ministries’ manipulated public servant leave systems– Minister Harmon – Demerara Waves
  • New GPC’s latest US$6m contract under legal review as Health Ministry addresses sole-sourcing – Demerara Waves
  • Patch-work for water damaged roads to continue throughout rainy period – Demerara Waves

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 23 July 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos –  23 July 2015

  • Nandlall washes his hands of his former bodyguard
  • More troubles ahead for arrested cash jet pilot
  • City Hall in bind
  • Audit of schools almost finished
  • Guyana to pay judgement to Surinamese company
  • Low carbon research for UG soon
  • Sports
  • Cash Pilot may land a long jail term for Drug trafficking now

Click links below to view the TV News videos:-   Continue reading

Cash-strapped pilot Khemraj Lall busted for cocaine distribution

Cash-strapped pilot Khemraj Lall busted for cocaine distribution

Khamraj Lall

Khamraj Lall

[July 24, 2015 | By KNews ] As if losing his planes and bank accounts and facing jail time were not enough, a Guyana-born pilot charged with smuggling bulk cash is now in deeper trouble in the US.

Prosecutors said he was plotting to bring five kilos of cocaine aboard his plane from Guyana to the US, even while he was facing court for the cash-smuggling chargesCaptain Khamraj Lall last month pleaded guilty in a deal with US prosecutors and was out on bail awaiting sentencing on October 27th.

However, on Wednesday (July 22), US Marshals arrested him in New Jersey, a state near New York, and charged him with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.  Continue reading

President Barack Obama on Jon Stewart Daily Show- 7/21/2015

President Barack Obama on Jon Stewart Daily Show- 7/21/2015

(One Last Interview – Jon Stewart leaves the Daily Show next month)

REUTERS – President Barack Obama’s campaign to convince Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal led him on Tuesday to a veterans’ convention and ‘The Daily Show’, where he took jabs at those opposing the agreement.

In a back and forth on Comedy Central’s nightly political satire show, Obama pushed back against hard questions from host Jon Stewart.   Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 21 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA – Latest News – 21 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

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