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PPP members implicated in wrongdoing will have to face consequences -Jagdeo

PPP members implicated in wrongdoing will have to face consequences -Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo

But even as Jagdeo, a former President himself, has issued a call for the findings to be made public, he is cautioning his party members and former PPP government officials that persons implicated in wrongdoings will have to face consequences and will not receive the protection of the party.

One day after a sitting Opposition Member of Parliament and former PPP Government Minister was charged with 24 counts of fraud and released on bail, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has called on Finance Minister Winston Jordan to release the findings of all state audits conducted by the APNU+AFC government.    Continue reading

High Suicide Rate among Young Indo-Guyanese: Political Pessimism? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Suicide by Poison - Guyana

Poison preferred method of suicide in Guyana
Photo Credit: Guyana Chronicle

In his article, “Guyana’s breakdown is connected to our high suicide rate,” published in Kaieteur News on February 6, 2016, Freddie Kissoon posits that an underlying cause of Guyana’s alarming suicide rate is “the political pessimism that has dogged this country since Independence.” Bear in mind that the controversial columnist, a former social science university lecturer, has been highly critical of the former ruling East Indian left-wing political party (1992-2015).

A small developing Caribbean nation with a declining population of less than 750,000 people (Census 2012), Guyana topped the chart of the World Health Organization’s 2014 report on suicide worldwide, based on data for the year 2012. With a suicide rate of 44.2 per 100,000 persons, Guyana beat South Korea (28.9) and Sri Lanka (28.8). At the time, Guyana’s health authority claimed a much lower rate…

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Guyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

GINA logoGuyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 07, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 07 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

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

Guyana Government News Brief – February 5, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – February 5, 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 04 February 2016

Capitol TV logoGuyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 04 February 2016

Guyana Government News Brief – February 4, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – February 4, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 04, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 04 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

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