Category Archives: Governance

PPP’s manifest destiny and the death of power-sharing – By Dr. David Hinds

PPP’s manifest destiny and the death of power-sharing

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Hinds’Sight – By Dr. David Hinds – November 1, 2015

THE strike by GAWU this past week is instructive. It has nothing to do with industrial concerns; it couldn’t. The new government has done everything to assure sugar workers. It has continued to subsidise the ailing industry. It has not treated workers of its own constituency half as nicely, yet GAWU called a strike ostensibly to protest the delay in wage talks. The PPP has made clear its intention to crucify this government, and it intends to use its influence in the sugar and rice industries to fulfil this objective.

For me, this strike is another nail in the coffin of the much-anticipated power-sharing Government of National UnityContinue reading

CANADA: Prime Minister-Elect Justin Trudeau has Many Promises to Keep

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by – by Karl Nerenberg

Prime Minister-Elect Justin Trudeau has Many Promises to Keep


Justin Trudeau

After one of his three majority victories, Pierre Elliott Trudeau quoted a line from New Hampshire poet Robert Frost’s Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening:

“I have promises to keep / And miles to go before I sleep.”

At the late Prime Minister’s funeral in 2000 his eldest son Justin paraphrased that quote:

“He kept his promises and earned his sleep.”

It is Justin Trudeau who now has promises to keep.

He made many, many promises during this campaign, possibly more than his father made in his five election campaigns combined.

Here are a just 16 of them:   …..  [Click link below]

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Canada named world’s most well-respected country by holidaymakers…

Canada named world’s most well-respected country by holidaymakers… but the UK and US fail to crack the top 10

 Toronto Canada

Toronto. Canada

  • Findings included in the Reputation Institute’s Country Reptrak Survey
  • More than 50 nations were ranked by an online panel of over 48,000 people
  • Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Australia rounded out the top five

Proposals pour in for “Project Restore Guyana” + video

Proposals pour in for “Project Restore Guyana”

MG Joseph Singh

OCTOBER 4, 2015 | BY KNEWS |

THE David Granger-led Administration during the next five years will place significant attention on shoring up the country’s physical infrastructure and improving the welfare of the poor and the homeless.The National Task Force Commission headed by Major General (ret’d) Joseph Singh is the oversight body for this transformation under Project Restore Guyana, which is expected to completed by 2020.

Even as the multi-disciplinary Task Force to restore Guyana as a land of great attractiveness and prosperity is set to complete its regional outreaches, it has already begun receiving proposals from several municipalities and regions for enhancement projects.   Continue reading

Guyana’s In Good Hands With Granger’s Coalition Government! – By Tony McWatt

Guyana’s In Good Hands With Granger’s Coalition Government!

The more I see and hear from Guyana’s new President David Granger, the more convinced I am in that under his leadership and that of his Coalition Government my beloved homeland now faces a brighter future than it ever has before. President Granger was in Toronto over the September 12-13 weekend, for a return visit and in fulfillment of the promise he’d made when he was here this past April just prior to Guyana’s May 11 General Elections. I attended all three of the weekend’s scheduled events: the September 12 Gala Dinner, as well as the Press Conference and Business Persons Brunch the following day. 

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Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Hawaii Governor David Ige signs energy bill - 8 June 2015

Hawaii Governor David Ige signs Renewable Energy Bill – June 8, 2015
Photo Credit: Governor of the State of Hawaii Photo Album

Hawaii Leads the Way to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Governor David Ige today [June 8, 2015] signed into law four energy bills, including one that strengthens Hawaii’s commitment to clean energy by directing the state’s utilities to generate 100 percent of their electricity sales from renewable energy resources by 2045.
~ Press Release, Governor of the State of Hawaii, June 8, 2015

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A RUDE AWAKENING AWAITS : Kaieteur News Editorial


Jagdeo 2015 pix

Bharrat Jagdeo

September 13, 2015 | Kaieteur News | Filed Under Editorial

As the leader of the opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo is having a much harder time to fulfill that role than he had expected, but he could not resist the lure of being in the spotlight. By wresting the leadership from former President Donald Ramotar, Mr. Jagdeo felt that it was his call of duty to be the Leader of the Opposition.

As the former President, he believed that becoming the Leader of the Opposition is a true vindication of his quest to take control of the PPP. He is on a political trapeze trying to ingratiate himself with a younger generation; a feistier independent group who has grown up on social media and knows about the Jagdeo fatigue and is not motivated by it.   Continue reading

A still relevant monarch – Queen Elizabeth II

  • Queen Elizabeth II presents a prize at the annual Braemar Highland Gathering in Braemar, Scotland, Sept. 5. She became Britain’s longest-ever serving monarch on Sept. 9.

Britain’s monarchy should have outlived its usefulness. Real political power long ago moved to the country’s elected Parliament.

Yet the monarchy, especially Queen Elizabeth II, seems to be in the midst of a renaissance.   Continue reading

GUYANA – Recent News – 08 August 2015

GUYANA – Recent News – 08 August 2015

Fear about China’s economy can be overdone…. But investors are nervous

Fear about China’s economy can be overdone. But investors are right to be nervous
Aug 29th 2015 | From the Economist print edition

ONCE the soundtrack to a financial meltdown was the yelling of traders on the floor of a financial exchange. Now it is more likely to be the wordless hum of servers in data centres, as algorithms try to match buyers with sellers. But every big sell-off is gripped by the same rampant, visceral fear. The urge to sell overwhelms the advice to stand firm.

Stomachs are churning again after China’s stockmarket endured its biggest one-day fall since 2007; even Chinese state media called August 24th “Black Monday”. From the rand to the ringgit, emerging-market currencies slumped. Continue reading


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