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Guyana: Bauxite Centennial activities in Linden October 23-29, 2016

Subject: Bauxite Centennial activities in Linden October 23-29, 2016

From: Paula Walcott-Quintin, Linden Fund USA Chair, Bauxite Century Secretary

Dear Bauxite Century colleagues:

Please see the information below on behalf of Horace James, Bauxite Century Chairman.

The week of October 23 to 29, 2016 has been designated Bauxite Century Week. The following activities have been planned in Linden. All are invited.

Also, please see some press coverage in chronological order, so far. The links are listed below.       Continue reading

Former Guyana government officials and gold exporters said to be on US extradition watch list

Former Guyana government officials and gold exporters said to be on US extradition watch list

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US Justice Department

Published on September 28, 2016 – Caribbean News Now

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The apparent delay by the Guyana government to prosecute members and confidantes of the previous government for various financial improprieties, may all be part of a wider plan to facilitate their future extradition and prosecution in the United States.

At least this is the view of a former US Justice Department official turned investigative journalist, with ties to the New York Times, and who had previously worked on past high profile extradition cases.    Continue reading

GUYANA TODAY: Is so de place get now Banna! – By Maurice Bryan

IS SO DE PLACE GET NOW BANNA! –  By Maurice Bryan

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I arrived in Guyana about a month after the celebrations  on May 26, 2016, marking 50 years of independence from direct colonial rule. People seemed to be still basking in the afterglow of the big party.

Traces of the event were still very evident. Everything looked bright and clean and freshly painted. Moreover, just like the lights and Christmas decorations left hanging outside some houses long after the season ends, Guyana flags and buntings and multicolored lengths of fabric were still ‘vestigially’ fluttering and flapping everywhere.

It was as if people realized that removing all the drapery and streamers and logos would force them to return to a normal much less colorful everyday reality–with all of its associated challenges.    Continue reading

Chris Hayes on the Twilight of the Elites and the End of Meritocracy

Chris Hayes on the Twilight of the Elites and the End of Meritocracy

By Julian Brookes July 11, 2012 – Rolling Stone Magazine

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Chris Hayes

If history is “one damned thing after another,” the short history of 21st-Century America looks like one damned gigantic clusterfuck. First, and worst, national security and intelligence failures enabled the 9/11 terrorist attack, the largest mass murder on the continent in the nation’s history. Then came Enron, a colossal fraud and the largest corporate bankruptcy ever. Next we had the pointless and devastating Iraq war, the biggest foreign policy disaster since Vietnam.

At mid-decade, we watched a major American city, New Orleans, drown on national television, killing a thousand people. A few years later, the housing bubble popped, wiping out trillions of dollars of wealth and precipitating the largest financial crisis in 70 years and the worst economic recession since the Great Depression.      Continue reading

Guyana: A Chinese contractor carried coals to Newcastle – By Adam Harris

When a Chinese contractor in Guyana carried coals to Newcastle

 Sep 25, 2016  – Kaieteur News – Adam Harris

Adam Harris

Adam Harris

Opinion - commentary -analysisIt is amazing how much Guyanese imitate the rich ion the developed world and how little they are prepared to work for their own development. It is also remarkable how people take us for granted and attempt to do us everything possible under the sun.

I already expressed gross disappointment at the fact that we are importing even drinking water when we have no ends of bottled water companies in Guyana, some of them so large that we cannot use all the water they would produce.   Continue reading

Stabroek Market – Georgetown. Guyana – video

Stabroek Market – Georgetown. Guyana – video

Latest News on Brazil – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Teachers Against the Coup!
Belo Horizonte – Brazil – September 22, 2016
Photo Credit: Twitter/@Reginaldo Lopes

Anti-Coup Protests Erupt Again in Brazil
teleSUR, September 22, 2016

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with President Michel Temer of Brazil
The White House, Office of the Vice President, September 22, 2016

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Climate Disruption: Latest News on ExxonMobil – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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The campaign to hold Exxon accountable for their climate cover-up just took a big step forward.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on September 20, 2016, that they’re opening an investigation into whether Exxon has failed to account for the risk climate change and climate regulations could pose to their business model.

Learn more at 350.org.

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Corruption and Big Business Triumph in Brazil – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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New Brazil President Michel Temer – August 31, 2016
Photo Credit: Pensa Brasil

On August 31, 2016, following her four-month battle against members of congress calling for her impeachment, Brazil’s first female president Dilma Rousseff lost by 61 to 20 Senate votes. The corrupt political class and their Big Business collaborators won the day. Michel Temer – Rousseff’s former Vice President and ally from the right-wing Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) – now governs Brazil until her mandate ends in 2018.

After thirteen years of economic boom then bust, the government of Brazil’s center-left socialist democratic Workers Party (PT) became the victim of a parliamentary coup d’état. The former president and popular PT leader Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva now faces charges of masterminding the Petrobras graft scandal intended to make him ineligible to run for the presidency at the next election.

Brazil’s Workers Party is by no means exempt…

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Guyana – The truth means nothing to the politician – By Adam Harris

The truth means nothing to the politician

Adam Harris

Adam Harris

Opinion - commentary -analysisI am convinced that politics is about deception. It is about making one group of people look good and at the same time, criticizing the other. But in doing so the politicians give credence to the adage that the more things change, the more they remain the same.

When the coalition government came into office it did so on the back of a lot of promises. It has been able to keep some of these promises, but others have proven difficult. The result of the failure has led to rampant criticisms.
One of the promises was transparency. The government had promised to make available the numerous contracts signed by the previous government. However, the nation has suddenly found that it cannot be made privy to the Marriott contract. That is something that I cannot understand.           Continue reading

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