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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos: 17 April 2015

Guyana:  Capitol TV News Videos: 17 April 2015

  • Barry Dataram held in 100 kilo cocaine bust
  • Main parties complain of intimidation, destruction of campaign material
  • Dynamic Airways passengers face 24-hour delay
  • Opposition coalition to hold Women’s Rally in Georgetown Saturday
  • First Swiss Honorary Consul appointed
  • Guyanese man found guilty, sentenced in Canada’s Eaton Centre shooting
  • Essequibo businessman speaks out against PPP
  • Sports

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Barry Dataram held in 100 kilo cocaine bust

Posted: 17 Apr 2015 05:09 PM PDT   Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Machiavellian media machinations – By GHK Lall

Guyana Elections: Machiavellian media machinations – analysis

By GHK Lall – Saturday 18 April 2015

 “He who controls the present controls the past.  He who controls the past controls the future.”  That was George Orwell in his timeless masterpiece1984.

EU Media  picThe mighty can sift arbitrarily and select capriciously to manage minds to direct a specific outcome.  This is not about appearances, or speculation of what might be happening here in Guyana.  It is the cold, irrefutable reality.

State owned print media, state controlled television have been exemplary in dedicating resources of space, time, and agents to highlight selectively things hoary and hateful; and to infuse new life into the fearful, acrimonious, and divisive.   Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Dr. Yesu Persaud wants to see change urges Constitution reform

Dr. Yesu Persaud wants to see change urges Constitution reform

April 19, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under News

Dr. Yesu Persaud

Dr. Yesu Persaud

One of the country’s most prominent businessmen, Dr. Yesu Persaud, believes that the time has come for a change and for the country’s Constitution to be reformed.

Dr. Yesu Persaud, who built the Demerara Distillers Limited into a powerhouse with its world renowned, award winning El Dorado rum line and soft drinks and created Demerara Bank and the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED), has been critical for some time about the Constitution which he argued gives the Government too much power without accountability.

In return, he has also been scathingly criticized by the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) for his comments.  Continue reading

US$60M Marriott opening greeted by protest and criticism – video

US$60M Marriott opening greeted by protest

April 17, 2015 | By APNU+AFC boycotts ceremony

By Kiana Wilburg

President Donald Ramotar and Senior Vice President of the Marriot International Inc., Brenda Durham during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Guyana Marriott Hotel.Photo:President Donald Ramotar and Senior Vice President of the Marriot International Inc., Brenda Durham at ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Guyana Marriott Hotel.

Anticipations were high for the much-touted grand opening of the Marriott Hotel at Kingston, the first of its kind in these parts. It was supposed to be a major project initiated by the former administration and now being completed by the Donald Ramotar government.

Ahead of the May 11 general elections, it was expected to be a proud moment. But the expected spectacular event complete with pomp and fanfare fizzled yesterday, falling short of expectations.  Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2015: Jimmy Carter to lead Carter Center observers

Jimmy Carter to lead Carter Center observers

APRIL 16, 2015 · BY STABROEK EDITOR ·   COMMENTS

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Former US President Jimmy Carter who played a pivotal role in spurring electoral reforms that led to free and fair elections in 1992 will be heading the Carter Center observer team to next month’s general elections.

The announcement was made today by the Atlanta, Georgia-based Carter Center. The Center had not mounted observer missions to the 2006 and 2011 elections. Calls were made by the private sector here and others for the Center to mount a mission.

The Carter Center press release issued April 16 follows:  Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Scare tactics can lead to serious consequences – commentary

Scare tactics can lead to serious consequences

April 16, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under Editorial

Scare tactics are being used to garner votes during the upcoming elections. This is something that was once done extensively in small communities where landed people wanted to maintain control over the tenants. It was intended to make the people feel that they are better off where they are, that to take any step away from this path would be detrimental to their very existence.

However, as civilisation progressed, the rulers found that it was futile to introduce fear tactics into any election campaign. Of course, as far back as the Second World War, people in the various countries that comprised the allies and the axis forces set about instilling in their peoples the need to fear the other. Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 15 April 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 15 April 2015

  • Protests to greet Marriott opening
  • Family doubts Police record of Lethem man who died in Police custody
  • Head of OAS Observer Mission arrives for pre-elections assessment
  • Female GuySuCo worker stung by bees succumbs; relatives disappointed with GuySuCo
  • Ramotar, Harper put off stakeholder engagement on women’s issues
  • Crum-Ewing family says Police have phone records that could help solve case
  • Sports

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Protests to greet Marriott opening

Posted: 15 Apr 2015 06:09 PM PDT   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 14 April 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 14 April 2015

  • Tax Reform on the cards for APNU/AFC government
  • More Linden promises
  • Human rights important says Party leader
  • Early morning Guyhoc fire leaves 6 homeless
  • Less road deaths reported by police
  • Two persons caught with drugs
  • Sports

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Tax Reform on the cards for APNU/AFC government

Posted: 14 Apr 2015 06:08 PM PDT       Continue reading

Guyana: Kaieteur News – News items for April 2015

Kaieteur News – News items for April 2015

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Coming to Terms With the American Empire – commentary

Coming to Terms With the American Empire

Geopolitical WeeklyGeopolitical Weekly  – April 14, 2015 | 07:54 GMT  –By George Friedman

“Empire” is a dirty word. Considering the behavior of many empires, that is not unreasonable. But empire is also simply a description of a condition, many times unplanned and rarely intended. It is a condition that arises from a massive imbalance of power. Indeed, the empires created on purpose, such as Napoleonic France and Nazi Germany, have rarely lasted. Most empires do not plan to become one. They become one and then realize what they are. Sometimes they do not realize what they are for a long time, and that failure to see reality can have massive consequences.

World War II and the Birth of an Empire

The United States became an empire in 1945. It is true that in the Spanish-American War, the United States intentionally took control of the Philippines and Cuba. It is also true that it began thinking of itself as an empire, but it really was not. Cuba and the Philippines were the fantasy of empire, and this illusion dissolved during World War I, the subsequent period of isolationism and the Great Depression.   Continue reading

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