Category Archives: Governance

GECOM ready for 523,831 persons to vote in Local Govt Elections

GECOM ready for 523,831 persons to vote in Local Govt Elections

ballot boxPosted by: Jomo Paul – Demerara Waves – February 5, 2016

The Guyana Elections Commission Friday said all systems are go for 523,831 eligible registered voters to cast their ballots in Local Government Elections slated for March 18, 2016.  The total number of valid votes cast at the May 11, 2015 general elections are 412,012 or 72 percent of the 570,708 then eligible voters for the entire country.

For the first time ballots would be cast for Councils in new towns-  Bartica, Lethem and Mabaruma. They join the list of the other towns- Georgetown, Linden, New Amsterdam, Anna Regina, Rose Hall and Corriverton.   Continue reading

West Indies Federation Versus Confederation of Canada: Wha’ Happen? – By Clyde Duncan

Let’s Talk About West Indies Federation Versus Confederation of Canada: Wha’ Happen?

  • By Clyde Duncan – past President of Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of B.C.

This thing about the West Indies Federation and the reasons for the failure has been around for more than 50-years. All the finger-pointing: It was the Jamaican people – It was the egos of the West Indian leadership – Let us be blunt: It was British leadership that was the source of the West Indies Federation failure. Whoever said that the sun never set on the British Empire because God never trusted an Englishman in the dark is right.

Let me tell you about Guyana-born, Sir James Douglas and Barbados-born, Colonel Richard Moody. These men spent their formative years in British Guiana, Barbados and influenced by the English-speaking Caribbean, in general; and like most of the leaders in Guyana and the English-speaking Caribbean they went overseas to better their education. The leadership of a man from Guyana and a man from Barbados are some of the reasons Canada is the second largest country in the world.
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Guyana – Government News Brief January 14, 2015

Guyana – Government News Brief January 14, 2015

Universal lifestyle behaviors that promote longevity – Dan Buettner – 2 TED videos

Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+ – TED Talk

http://www.ted.com To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. At TEDxTC, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.

  •  View Video #2 below ……. 

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Guyana- This Week with the President – January 9, 2016 – GINA video

GINA logoGuyana- This Week with the President – January 9, 2016

Guyana -FBI gets involved as 15,000 ounces of illegal gold leave Guyana weekly – Trotman

FBI gets involved as 15,000 ounces of illegal gold leave Guyana weekly – Trotman

Raphael Trotman

Raphael Trotman

 Some 15,000 ounces of raw gold are being transported out of Guyana weekly, says Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman who disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States (US) Homeland Security are looking into the issue.
According to Trotman, on an annual basis some 50%-60% of Guyana’s real gold productions is smuggled out of the country, which would take production levels to just under one million ounces.  Continue reading

GUYANA – Capitol TV Videos – 24 December 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV Videos – 24 December 2015

Corruption worries top cop

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 02:09 PM PST

Last minute Christmas hustle continues

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 02:08 PM PST

Sugar future for review by National Assembly

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 02:07 PM PST

President pardons more non-violent female prisoners

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 02:06 PM PST

Mother seeks urgent financial assistance for son’s surgery

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 02:05 PM PST

Sports

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 02:00 PM PST

Guyana – This Week with the President – December 19, 2015

GINA logoThis Week with the President – December 19, 2015

Published on Dec 19, 2015

Top Caribbean & Latin American Countries Where Women Have The Most Power

Top Caribbean & Latin American Countries Where Women Have The Most Power

Nicaragua-Minister-of-Health-Sonia-Castro-Gonzalez

Photo: Nicaragua’s Minister of Health Sonia Castro Gonzalez is one of 47 percent of senior government officials in the cabinet who are women.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 16, 2015: The World Economic Forum has released its annual Global Gender Gap index which includes the top Caribbean and Latin American countries where women have most power. Here are the top 5 globally and in the Americas: Continue reading

Permeable dams prevent coastal erosion and save mangroves in Suriname

Permeable dams prevent land loss and save mangroves in Suriname

suriname

Suriname is aiming to reverse coastal erosion of mangroves countering destructive erosion along the country’s coastline with these permeable dams breaking the waves and trapping sediment and reclaiming land. (Photo: Sieuwnath Naipal)

PARIS, France, Thursday December 10, 2015, IPS – Suriname’s coastline is eroding so quickly scientists predict the country’s maze of mangroves could disappear in just 30 years unless there is urgent action on climate changeContinue reading

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