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AL JAZEERA JUMPS IN – by Dave Martins

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

AL JAZEERA JUMPS IN – by Dave Martins

Coincidences can be an intriguing part of life. For the past two weeks, for example, I had been in a back-and-forth with a publisher, Desmond Roberts, of the Guyana Diaspora Times magazine, produced electronically in New York. He had asked me to consider doing a story about the origins of the song “Not A Blade O’ Grass” that I wrote some 40 years ago and on the history of it since. I have written about this before, in this newspaper and elsewhere, and felt I had covered the subject. I thought the case was closed.

And then, a few days ago, I picked up the phone at home one day, and out of the blue, Dennis Chabrol, of Demerara Waves, another publisher, was on the line telling me that Al Jazeera was coming to Guyana and wanted to interview me. The trigger, of course, was the Venezuela/Guyana border controversy, again in the news. Doing research on the story prior to coming here to cover it, Virginia Lopez, who represents Al Jazeera in Venezuela, had run into the “Not A Blade O’ Grass” story and wanted to include it.  Continue reading

GUYANA: Latest News – 04 July 2015

    GUYANA: Latest News – 04 July 2015

  • Public debate commences on advertising CJ, Chancellor’s post – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1ggFuI0
  • Caricom leaders call on Venezuela to erase sections of decree on maritime boundary – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1UnmsiA
  • Public Security ministry hits brick wall as fishermen reject guns, stronger police marine wing possible – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1KEGcK3
  • Several Special Organised Crime Unit prospective members fail lie-detector tests – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1M1jtXy
  • Mentally ill man shot dead while attacking police with cutlass – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1LLxr1U

 

GUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 03 July 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 03 July 2015

  • Harmon wants value for money on fibre optic cable project
  • Caricom Heads meet in Barbados
  • Youth policy coming soon
  • US will continue to help Guyana
  • Sooba gone from Council
  • It wasn’t me
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:-    Continue reading

GUYANA: Capitol TV News videos – 02 July 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA: Capitol TV News videos – 02 July 2015

  • President Granger and President Maduro may meet at Caricom Summit in Barbados
  • Show us the reports for the work claimed to be done says Harmon to Ganga Persaud
  • Dynamic Airways looking to improve its service here
  • More cocaine leaving Guyana
  • More transparency for Region Four council
  • State assets recovery. Unit starts work
  • Giftland opens its doors to public this Saturday
  • Fire leaves two persons in hospital
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News Videos:-     Continue reading

GUYANA: Latest News – 02 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA: Latest News – 02 July 2015 –  Demerara Waves

  • Investors promised predictable rules as Guyana welcomes opening of Giftland Mall – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1Cf4f19
  • High Court action seeks to block two ministers from sitting in National Assembly – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1NApHOt
  • Guyana’s growth slumped to 3.9 percent in 2014; PPP, PSC differ on economic recession – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1HzJXj3
  • Irfaan Ali distances self as “free fuel” culprit, urges government to name abusers – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1C3MCRx
  • Continue reading

Breathing new life into Local Government – Commentary

Breathing new life into Local Government

July 2, 2015 | By | Filed Under Editorial

Minister Ronald Bulkan has said that Local Government Elections could be held this year. However, the final word rests with the Guyana Elections Commission. And if the People’s Progressive Party maintains its position on the Elections Commission then that party will not be contesting those elections.

Local Government Elections were last held in 1994, two years after the General Elections that brought the People’s Progressive Party to power. It saw many areas electing their leaders because the People’s National Congress declined to contest the elections as a party.  The former President Desmond Hoyte had made a pitch to the government that the Local Government Elections should be truly local.  Continue reading

GUYANA: Latest News – 01 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA: Latest News – 01 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

GUYANA: Latest News – 30 June 2015

    GUYANA: Latest News – 30 June 2015

Guyanese Online – Most Popular Entries – June 2015

Guyanese Online – Most Popular Entries – June 2015 – TOP 20

Full list of 498 entries below – Click entries to view on the Blog Website   

  1. Letter: Cheddi (Joey) Jagan (Jr.) on Guyana’s new government
  2. GUYANA and CARIBBEAN RECIPES
  3. Dave Martins – the story behind “Not A Blade of Grass”
  4. VITAL KOKER FOUND INOPERABLE IN GEORGETOWN – video
  5. GUYANA: LIST OF CABINET MINISTERS – 20 May 2015 – Updated 23 May 2015
  6. Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards – updated
  7. The problem with Caribbean governments – By By Felicia J. Persaud
  8. CHINESE ADVICE TO 50-YEAR OLDS & OLDER
  9. Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
  10. How the PPP Rigged the 2011 Elections – by Malcolm Harripaul   Continue reading

GUYANA: Latest News – 28 June 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA: Latest News – 28 June 2015 – Demerara Waves

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