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Guyana Government News Brief – February 28, 2017

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Guyana Government News Brief – February 28, 2017

Coretta Scott King Lives! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Coretta Scott King Lives! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Coretta Scott King 1927-2006

It is Black History Month. The schools have dusted the books from last year; lesson plans on the achievements of a few Blacks will be highlighted.

At the end of the month the books will be packed away until next year. In many school districts Black History is confined to a month. But Black History is American History and it should be an essential part of the daily curriculum. If people are not reminded of their history apathy occurs; they lose their sense of belonging and ‘drift in the desert sand of dead habit.’ Civics is not a strong subject with our children.

While they talk about the latest video games, smart technology and brand-name products the achievements of Black heroes escape them. Black History is rich with examples of perseverance and the struggles for acceptance and recognition in a world in which the deck is stacked against peoples of color.     Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – February 27, 2017

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Guyana Government News Brief – February 27, 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 26 February 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 26 February 2017  Caribbean Life

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NY state senator recog­nizes Guyana’s 47th Republic

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

The New York State Legisl­ative Council, recently passed a resol­ution put forth by Sen. Roxanne Persaud and co-signed by other senators in the New York State Legisl­ature in Albany, in recogn­ition of Guyana’s 47th Republic Annive­rsary, observed on Feb. 23.

Friends of Guyana to mark 47th Republic Annive­rsary

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

Consul General of Guyana to New York, Barbara Atherly, on Feb. 11, launched the Friends of Guyana Consu­late initi­ative, to engage natio­nals of polit­ical organi­zation, discip­lined services, relig­ious organi­zation, and alumni, that encomp­asses the six races of Guyana, in a unified setting.

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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 »

Guyana Government News Brief – February 24, 2017 – Video

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Guyana Government News Brief – February 24, 2017 – Video

Guyana aims to shift economy from gold to green – by Molly Bergen

Guyana aims to shift economy from gold to green

Alluvial gold mining in the rainforests of Guyana.

Alluvial gold mining in the rainforests of Guyana. This is a medium-scale operation; many Guyanese work in the artisanal, small-scale gold mining sector, which is built around removing minerals from topsoils. As the gold runs out, the supply accessible from the surface will be the first to disappear, leaving many people in search of new livelihoods. (© Pete Oxford/iLCP)      Continue reading

NICIL Fraud investigation…Former Ministers among those to be charged next week – Khemraj Ramjattan

NICIL Fraud investigation…Former Ministers among those to be charged next week – Khemraj Ramjattan

Feb 25, 2017  Kaieteur News – By Brushell Blackman

Khemraj Ramjattan

Khemraj Ramjattan

Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan says that criminal charges will be brought against a number of officials including People’s Progressive Party (PPP/C) former Government Ministers, next week.

In an interview with Kaieteur News, Ramjattan said that the Special Organised Crimes Unit (SOCU) has completed its investigation into the operations of the National Investment and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL).

He said that SOCU’s recommendations and that case file are now attracting the attention of the special prosecutors who are perusing the documents and will now recommend who is to be charged.     Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – February 22, 2017- video

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Guyana Government News Brief – February 22, 2017- video

Tourism is vital to the Caribbean economy – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: Tourism is vital to the Caribbean economy

Published on February 25, 2017   By David Jessop

David Jessop

David Jessop

“Tourism is a vital sector to the economies of member states.” So said Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government in the communiqué that followed their recent inter-sessional meeting in Georgetown, Guyana.

Taken at face value the statement is unremarkable, even obvious; but the language chosen, its inclusion, and the recommendations made in relation to the challenges the industry faces, suggest that tourism’s significance to the region’s long term economic growth and stability has at last been formally recognised.       Continue reading

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