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Independence Day observance: Granger charges Guyanese to “Build Nation”

Granger charges Guyanese to build nation at Independence Day observance

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:49- Written by   – by Zena Henry

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and President David Granger witnessing the hoisting of the Golden Arrowhead

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Photo: Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and President David Granger witnessing the hoisting of the Golden Arrowhead

The celebration which has not been held at that location for numerous years was well received by citizens who braved the rain from the early hours of the morning to get a good position to witness the morning’s wreath-laying ceremony.  Continue reading

Suriname elections: Bouterse’s party returned to office

Bouterse’s party returned to office in Suriname elections

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SURINAME’S PRESIDENT DESI BOUTERSE AND HIS WIFE INGRID. (PHOTO: BBC)

 PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Tuesday May 26, 2015 – The incumbent National Democratic Party (NDP) has won another term in office, taking more than half of the 51 seats up for grabs in yesterday’s general elections.

Preliminary results show the Desi Bouterse-led NDP won 27 seats, with 80 per cent of the votes counted.

The V7 coalition of six parties led by former justice minister Chandrikapersad Santokhi secured 17 seats.  Continue reading

GUYANA: LATEST NEWS – 25 May 2015

Demerara WavesGUYANA: LATEST NEWS – 25 May 2015

Court temporarily bans Jagdeo from leaving Guyana until ruling on alleged racial incitement – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1RhIFwj

President defends size of Cabinet and renaming of Ministries – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1FTibiB

Guysuco has no money to pay workers; govt to take steps to avoid closure – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1cX4sdg

Sooba sent on administrative leave to facilitate criminal investigations, … scores congregate to cheer her removal  http://bit.ly/1LzqkXD   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 25 May 2015

Capitol TV logoGuyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 25 May 2015

  • Jagdeo charged for uttering racially divisive statements
  • Granger completes Cabinet appointments
  • Georgetown M&CC sends Sooba on leave
  • All set for Independence Day celebrations
  • Crum-Ewing’s mother looks for new gov’t
  • City clean up continues
  • Inaugural Ball for Granger Friday
  • Sports

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Ministries renamed to emphasize functions – President David Granger

Ministries renamed to emphasize functions – President David Granger

May 25, 2015 | By – Junior Ministers to understudy seniors
President David Granger

President David Granger

The renaming of some ministries and the addition of a few new ones by President David Granger has raised eye-brows and criticisms in some quarters.

But President Granger said yesterday that some ministries have been merged with others and renamed, to emphasize their functions.  He cited the Ministry of Communities under which, former ministries like Local Government, Housing and Water were placed.

“When we speak of Communities, it is not just about places but about the social and other elements of living in a community. The intention is not just to speak of Local Government or speak of Housing but to foster a feeling among the residents that they belong to these new communities. We hope to infuse the feeling of community solidarity and provide not only physical facilities but social and cultural facilities to transform the communities.”  Continue reading

THE FALL OF THE PPP – by Ralph Ramkarran

 THE FALL OF THE PPP

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on May 23, 2015 – by Ralph Ramkarran

The PPP’s boast has always been that it never lost elections. While it gained the highest votes in 1964, it was the PNC that was invited to form the government, which it did in coalition with the United Force. The slogan of ‘cheated not defeated’ resounded through the decades. The slogan is once again rearing its head.

The claim that it lost as a result of fraud allows it to maintain the delusion, for the benefit of its supporters, that it has never lost elections. This also serves to protect its leaders and policies from critical analysis and corrective action and revive its historic claims to victimology, now of an openly posturing ethnic political entity, to sustain the sympathy of its innocent supporters against the tribal hordes. Continue reading

Guyana Independence Day 2015: A New Beginning – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Dawn on the Rupununi River - Southern Guyana

Dawn on the Rupununi River – Southern Guyana
Photo Credit: Dagron Tours

On May 26, 2015, the people of Guyana will be celebrating their forty-ninth independence anniversary under the new leadership of a multiracial coalition government. After forty-nine years of racial divisive politics, the nation embarks on a new beginning of a more inclusive government.

At the recent swearing-in of eight Cabinet Ministers, Guyana’s newly-elected President David Granger told those present: “We are determined to bring good governance back to Guyana. We are determined to have a Cabinet which is committed to National Unity.”

As with several new beginnings, expectations run wild; dreams hang within reach like ripening fruit on a mango tree; hope is born anew.

Those of us who have entered adult life and have already experienced new beginnings as a married couple and as newbie parents know the challenges each new beginning brings to our lives…

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Guyana; Capitol TV News Videos – 22 May 2015

Capitol TV logoGuyana; Capitol TV News Videos – 22 May 2015

  • More ministers sworn in today.
  • Shaquille Grant’s accused killer walks free.
  • Cancer is still a leading cause of death worldwide.
  • More support for City cleanup.
  • Another Police Vehicle damaged in accident.
  • Sports

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More ministers sworn in today.

Posted: 22 May 2015 06:09 PM PDT           Continue reading

The Tragedy of the Boat People: The Sea is not a Cemetery – By: Dhanpaul Narine

The Tragedy of the Boat People: The Sea is not a Cemetery

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By: Dhanpaul Narine

It is brutal, heartless and disgraceful and it happens in oceans of despair.  It has been called slavery of the 21st century, an emergency and a crisis that defies description. The Mediterranean boat crisis continues to grab the attention of the world as politicians scramble to devise solutions. There was a time when the boats ferrying souls seeking a better life would disappear in the seas with little thought given to them. But these are modern times with the social media bringing to our doorsteps the plight of the boat people.

Can the world show compassion to a segment of the population that is asking for a second chance? This may appear to be a simple question but in reality the boat crisis is interwoven with politics, wars, poverty and countries seeking to secure their borders at all costs.  The problem of the boat people has not just arrived at the door of Europe. It has a history written with the indelible ink of cruelty that began in the developing world.   Continue reading

Guyana: Second Vice President Ramjattan, eight more cabinet Ministers sworn in

Second Vice President Ramjattan, eight more cabinet Ministers sworn in

MAY 23, 2015 | BY – Govt creates special ministry in charge of passports, citizenship
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A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) yesterday (May 22), swore in nine more candidates as Ministers of Government.
During the ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency, it was revealed that President David Granger has crafted three new Ministries – the Ministry of Governance, Ministry of Citizenship and Ministry of Business.

Those portfolios will be held by co-founder of Alliance for Change (AFC) and former House Speaker, Raphael Trotman; former Police Commissioner, Winston Felix and businessman, Dominic Gaskin.

AFC Leader, Attorney-at-Law Khemraj Ramjattan was appointed Second Vice President and Minister of Public Safety, formerly the Ministry of Home Affairs. Continue reading

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