Category Archives: Governance

A Few Ways to Fix a Government – by Charity Wayua – TED video

A Few Ways to Fix a Government – by Charity Wayua – TED video

Charity Wayua

Charity Wayua

Charity Wayua put her skills as a cancer researcher to use on an unlikely patient: the government of her native Kenya. She shares how she helped her government drastically improve its process for opening up new businesses, a crucial part of economic health and growth, leading to new investments and a World Bank recognition as a top reformer.

Charity Wayua, in this fascinating talk, talks about how a small team of analysts with unusual backgrounds managed to diagnose a sticky problem that was keeping new businesses from thriving — and how they ended up making real change that drives prosperity and growth…… Watch video »

News Headlines from News Americas Now – 17 February 2017

NEWS HEADLINES FROM NEWS AMERICAS NOW  news-americas

Trump says Europe is in trouble. He has a point – By Sebastian Mallaby

Trump says Europe is in trouble. He has a point.

By Sebastian Mallaby January 17 at 7:46 PM

Sebastian Mallaby is a Post contributor and Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is author of “The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan.”

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President-elect Donald Trump

Germany’s foreign minister reports “astonishment and agitation.” The French president protests indignantly about unsolicited “outside advice .” Even Secretary of State John F. Kerry sees behavior that is “inappropriate.” President-elect Donald Trump’s weekend interview, in which he casually predicted the breakup of the European Union, has certainly attracted attention. But despite the consternation, there is some truth in Trump’s message. The E.U., he observed, is dominated by Germany. “People, countries want their own identity,” he said.      Continue reading

Guyanese have to decide what kind of society they really want – by GHK Lall

Eye On The Issues: Guyanese have to decide what kind of society they really want – by GHK Lall

Posted by: Demerara Waves – January 15, 2017 – by GHK Lall

letters-to-the-editorI noticed the news report of secret balloting by the PPP, and the election of a General Secretary.  The first thoughts were: none of my business and communism.  Then, I read of decentralizing and visions of victory a few years hence, and I came to full attention.  This is my business, and concerns my environment, and a certain minimum standard that is deeply embedded.  So, I share some things that matter.

From my perspective, this country is undergoing radical surgery.  In some instances, there are probing experimental operations in process.  The ongoing discoveries are that national arteries are clogged, muscles atrophied, visions clouded, and weaknesses and malaise all over the body of the state, be it people, or institutions, or outlook, or processes.   Continue reading

Will India’s crackdown on high-value banknotes stop corruption? – Al Jazeera

Will India’s crackdown on high-value banknotes stop corruption?

Published on Nov 15, 2016 – Al Jazeera English

A week after the government of India withdrew high-value banknotes from circulation, millions are struggling to get cash.

The Guyana tribe in search of a lost identity – By Gemma Handy – BBC News

The Guyana tribe in search of a lost identity

Amerindians were the first people to inhabit Guyana; the country’s name translates as ‘land of many waters’.Image copyrightFAIZOOL DEO

Image captionAmerindians were the first people to inhabit Guyana, which translates as “land of many waters”

Painted on a classroom wall, high above the modest wooden benches and chalkboards, Moco-Moco primary school’s motto reads: “Onward upward may we ever go”.

It serves as a daily reminder that there are opportunities for those who apply themselves diligently at this tiny school of 81 pupils in a remote Amerindian village in Guyana.

Sometimes, though, the lack of modern teaching aids is a source of concern for long-time head-teacher Stephen Demetro.       Continue reading

Michael MOORE in “TRUMPLAND,” a Critical New Film +Michael Moore Explains Why TRUMP Will Win – 2 videos

LOL! “Michael MOORE in TRUMPLAND,” Critical New Film – Lawrence O’Donnell

Published on Oct 22, 2016 – Lawrence talks with Michael and a clip from his new film, “Michael Moore in TRUMPLAND,” which was released Wednesday. It was filmed in Clinton County, Ohio which votes over 10:1 Republican. LOL!   –  From The LAST WORD, MSNBC

Michael Moore Explains Why TRUMP Will Win

Published on Oct 24, 2016 – Michael Moore explains to us why TRUMP will win. He gets it. This is capitulation. Trump will win BIG LEAGUE! REMEMBER REMEMBER THE 8TH OF NOVEMBER !!

What is TTIP? And six reasons why the answer should scare you

What is TTIP? And six reasons why the answer should scare you

Have you heard about TTIP? If your answer is no, don’t get too worried; you’re not meant to have

Lee Williams@leeroy112 – The Independent UK- Tuesday 6 October 2015

17ttip-glynthomas.jpgPHOTO: Protesters march against the controversial TTIP deal in London last year Glyn Thomas

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a series of trade negotiations being carried out mostly in secret between the EU and US. As a bi-lateral trade agreement, TTIP is about reducing the regulatory barriers to trade for big business, things like food safety law, environmental legislation, banking regulations and the sovereign powers of individual nations. It is, as John Hilary, Executive Director of campaign group War on Want, said: “An assault on European and US societies by transnational corporations.”      Continue reading

Barbados – Hypocrites and Parasites – commentary

Barbados celebrates its 50th year of Independence on November 30. Guyanese Online will be featuring a number of articles on Barbados. This article is from Barbados Underground, a Barbadian Blog.

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Submitted by Heather Cole Submitted by Heather Cole

One can argue that the state in post independent Barbados has never provided the environment to foster economic independence to the majority black population. Despite this a few black businessmen managed to gain economic independence but the majority of the black population has settled for becoming the employed and never the employers. On the other hand, the minority white population has more employers and entrepreneurs.

Except for a limited apprenticeship period early in the history of Barbados – and in poverty stricken areas like Martins Bay- the minority white population has always had economic independence and social independence. At emancipation, the blacks were given social independence; it was not economic because they were not paid reparations for the time they had spent as slaves. At independence in 1966, the island gained its political independence from Great Britain.

Herein lies the present structure of inequality of Barbados…

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Guyana Action Committee (GAC) – Raising voices to stop gun violence

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Guyana Action Committee (GAC) – Culture to combat gun violence

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | ARTS & THEATER – Caribbean Life News – September 20, 2016

The Guyana Action Committee (GAC), a non-profi­t will bring together some of Guyana’s artists including the Hooper Sisters, saxophoni­st, Flantis and Gospel singer Di Nike Amos to raise their musical voices in a cultural presentat­ion against Gun Violence.

The event will be held at St. Stephens Church Hall, 2806 Newkirk Ave., (between E 28 and 29th streets) in Brooklyn, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 from 8 pm.

The event will come alive with the Caribbean rhythms of African Drummer Mboya Wood, followed by a fashion show, skits and dance performances, as GAC kicks off a series of activities to raise funds to combat gun violence which continues to plague the communities.   Continue reading

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