Category Archives: Military

You can’t cure corruption by ignoring it – President David Granger

You can’t cure corruption by ignoring it

 – President Granger tells Police Conference 

President David Granger

“Corruption like a malignant cancer cannot be cured by being ignored.” This was the firm declaration of President David Granger yesterday as he delivered piercing remarks at the 2018 Police Officers Conference at the Eve Leary Police Officers Mess.

The Head of State wasted no time in amplifying the important role of the Police Force even as he underscored his ‘no tolerance’ stance against corruption within its realm. He, moreover, made it clear to his attentive audience of police ranks of various levels that “if corruption is concealed it will continue…”   Continue reading

Brazil to defend Guyana against any Venezuela invasion

Brazil to defend Guyana against any Venezuela invasion

The defence teams from Guyana (L) and Brazil meeting in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — As events take shape beneath the surface of the border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana, on February 7, Brazilian President Michel Temer sent a high level delegation to Guyana and Suriname to pledge military support to defend Guyana in case Venezuela attempted to invade the disputed Essequibo area.    Continue reading

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to undergo major restructuring – President David Granger

GDF to undergo major restructuring

President David Granger

President David Granger on Thursday January 25, 2018 announced that the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) will undergo a significant restructuring programme in the coming days to allow for a greater level of efficiency in the execution of its mandate and to ensure maximum development within the Force.

Granger, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, made the announcement  at the opening ceremony of the two-day Annual Officers Conference, which is being held under the theme, “Effective transformation for Total National Defence.” at Base Camp Ayanganna. Continue reading

State of emergency over worsening crime has some Jamaicans relieved – but is it an effective approach?

State of emergency over worsening crime has some Jamaicans relieved – but is it an effective approach?

January 21, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — For the past year or so, as the island’s murder rate has burgeoned, Jamaican netizens have been fixated on one topic: violent crime. Jamaica’s population was 2.881 Million in 2016.

Murders soared to 1,616 in 2017 — an increase of just over 20 percent from the year before. Moreover, only 29 percent of murders were “cleared up” (the local term for a suspect being arrested or killed).     Continue reading

Guyana, Brazil target Chinese funding for Linden-Lethem road link

Guyana, Brazil target Chinese funding for Linden-Lethem road link

 armies to collaborate on drought wells for Region Nine

President David Granger introducing his delegation, which included three ministers, to Brazilian leader Michel Temer

Government, on December 21, inked two agreements with Brazil as President David Granger’s official State-visit to the neighbouring country on the invitation of his Brazilian counterpart, President Michel Temer.

One of the agreements is the Complementary Agreement to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Federative Republic of Brazil, which creates the “Guyana-Brazil Joint Commission to Develop Infrastructure Projects”.        Continue reading

Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals – BBC News

Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia and Iran are at loggerheads. They have long been rivals, but it’s all recently got a lot more tense. Here’s why.

How come Saudi Arabia and Iran don’t get along?

Saudi Arabia and Iran – two powerful neighbours – are locked in a fierce struggle for regional dominance.

The decades-old feud between them is exacerbated by religious differences. They each follow one of the two main sects in Islam – Iran is largely Shia Muslim, while Saudi Arabia sees itself as the leading Sunni Muslim power.   READ MORE

President Trump’s Speech to US Troops in Japan – November 4. 2017

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPEECH TO U.S. TROOPS IN JAPAN

President Trump’s Speech to US Troops in Japan – November 4. 2017 …. at Yokota Air Base Japan

Why the US Lost the Vietnam War- By Robert Freeman

Why the US Lost the Vietnam War –  by 

The U.S was not simply outfought.  It was out-thought.

For all of the self-satisfied voyeurism surrounding the Vietnam War, it’s hard to find a concrete idea about why the U.S. lost.  For more than a decade, the U.S. had declared that it would not let Vietnam fall to the communists.  Yet, Vietnam fell to the communists.  Why?

The absence of a clear explanation is not an accident.  None of the institutions that led the U.S. into the War or prosecuted the War want to be tarred with having lost the War.   They would rather its loss be left ambiguous, murky.  Or worse, blamed on others. …  MORE

Ralph Clement: Captain, New York Police Department (NYPD) – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Ralph Clement: Captain, (NYPD) – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Ralph Clement is a newly minted Captain of the New York Police Department (NYPD). He achieved
this high honor in a record time of twelve years! This means that Ralph can reach the stars, given his determination and will to succeed. Ralph Clement’s story is typical of the immigrant wanting to do well and to pass on his or her experiences to others.

Ralph was born in Guyana. He came to America when he was fourteen years old. He said he was a
dreamer that landed in New York with nothing. He attended school in Guyana and did well but now
he was in New York and he had to start all over. In 1998, he got his work permit and became a  security guard. His mom Pamela Clement and his dad Sheik Karrim were hardworking parents  that inspired their children.

 Read more:Ralph Clement – NYPD Captain- By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The new Guyana/South Africa Connection – by Francis Quamina Farrier

The new Guyana/South Africa Connection – by Francis Quamina Farrier

President Jacob Zuma and Dr. Kenrick Hunte

For those old enough to remember, Guyana had a very strained relationship with South Africa for many years, during that country’s white minority government and its brutal policy of apartheid, in which the majority Black population, was treated less than human beings for the better part; many, including children, murdered mercilessly by that brutal minority racist white regime.

For those not old enough to have known, the then all-White minority government of South Africa, kept the majority Black population of that nation in abject poverty and suppression, and not full citizens in the country of their birth.        Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: