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Guyana Revenue Authority seizes $$$millions in smuggled goods

GRA seizes boats with $$$millions in contraband

The Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) recently seized millions of dollars worth of smuggled beverages on two trawlers which were making their way from Trinidad and Tobago.

Some of the beverages seized by GRA’s Law Enforcement and Investigation Division.The seizure was made in Guyana.    

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Venezuela’s opposition is on the verge of collapse – By Marco Aponte-Moreno

Venezuela’s opposition is on the verge of collapse – By Marco Aponte-Moreno

It’s been a bittersweet couple of weeks for the Venezuelan opposition, which for six months this year staged daily protests against the authoritarian-leaning regime of president Nicolás Maduro.

On Oct. 26, the alliance – which began working together in 2008 to counterbalance Hugo Chávez’s “Chavista” regime – was given the Sakharov Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious human rights awards.

“Today we are supporting a nation’s freedom to struggle,” said Antonio Tajani, president of European Parliament, in bestowing the honor upon the more than two dozen parties that comprise Venezuela’s Democratic Unity Roundtable.

However, the award came just after the opposition had been handed a stunning defeat in Venezuela’s Oct. 15 regional elections. Despite a 75 percent approval rating, its candidates won just five of 23 state governorships.    READ MORE

Has Canada lost her Identity? – By Yvonne Sam

Has Canada lost her Identity?

– By Yvonne Sam

What does it mean to be a Canadian?

In the history of the world there is no example of a culture, civilization or country that has survived in the absence of an intact family unit.  From a historical perspective this has meant

father, mother, sister, brother, grandparents, and sometimes other extended family members.  The onset of the Industrial Revolution brought what we now know as the nuclear family-father, mother, brother and sister.     Continue reading

Puerto Rico faces ‘apocalyptic’ conditions: Debts should be Forgiven by Trump

If Trump Were Really President, He’d Forgive Puerto Rico’s Debts and Rescue It

The least we can do is get the island back on its feet and put into place policies that will bring prosperity back.

Puerto Rico faces ‘apocalyptic’ conditions: Humanitarian crisis grows for 3.4 million US citizens

“All the infrastructure has collapsed. Everything we had before the hurricane is beyond reach.”    Continue reading

Guyana – MY HEART GRIEVES FOR THEE – By Yvonne Sam

Guyana – MY HEART GRIEVES FOR THEE

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By Yvonne Sam

My heart grieves for the country that I was born and raised in; the country I love.

It is so hard to sit back and look, and not be grieved at what is happening in the country that claims to be founded as a God-fearing nation.

My heart grieves at the continuous, self-inflicted violence and murder that we see daily.

My heart grieves for the trend of authoritarianism that is once again raising its head in Guyana?

My heart grieves at the way we continue to overlook and ignore certain issues in our   community, such as mental illness, incest and abuse, which negatively impact so many.   Continue reading

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.

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