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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

Cricketer Dwayne Bravo releases music video globally as he ends IPL + video

Cricketer Dwayne Bravo releases music video globally as he ends IPL

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The music video features Dwayne Bravo (left) and Nisha B. (Photo: cricketworld.com)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday May 25, 2015 – Dwayne Bravo yesterday (24 May 2015)  released the music video for his single, ‘Chalo! Chalo!’ which features fellow Trinidad and Tobago crossover artiste, Nisha B.

The global release coincided with the cricketer’s final game of the India Premier League (IPL) after a largely successful two-month campaign with the Chennai Super Kings.

Shot in India, the music video is one of two for the uptempo Anglo/Hindi fusion piece. 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

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

GUYANA’S COALITION GOVERNMENT – MINISTERS 2015

GUYANA’S COALITION GOVERNMENT – MINISTERS 2015

Parliament Building - Georgetown Guyana

Parliament Building – Georgetown Guyana

List of Ministers and Junior Ministers in the Government

THE PRESIDENCY –  (3 ministers)

David A Granger, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces (APNU, specifically PNCR)

Joe Harmon, Minister of the Presidency (APNU, specifically PNCR) (Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Natural Resources/Envt)

Raphael Trotman, Minister of Governance (AFC) (within the Min. of the Presidency)

Winston Felix, Minister of Citizenship (APNU, specifically PNCR) (within the Min. of the Presidency)  Continue reading

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

Click links to view the TV News Videos

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

Granger touts a professional public service; zero tolerance on corruption, bribery

Granger touts a professional public service

President David Granger

President David Granger

[MAY 21, 2015 | BY  ]   During a meeting yesterday, Heads of Government agencies and Permanent Secretaries were addressed by President David Granger on what will be required of them and the code of ethics to be observed and upheld under the new administration.

President Granger said that under his administration, public servants will be held to strict professionalism, transparency and integrity.
During the meeting, which was held at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, formerly the Guyana International Conference Centre, the President stressed the need for public servants to understand their role as servants to all citizens of Guyana.  Continue reading

GUYANA: LATEST NEWS – Demerara Waves – 22 May 2015

GUYANA: LATEST NEWS – Demerara Waves – 22 May 2015

Demerara Waves

PPPC accuses GECOM of colluding with APNU+AFC to rig elections – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1GuHVAA

PPP says Ramsammy’s oil comment was personal – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1KpMA9c

 Granger defends largely Cabinet of few young persons – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1elrU57

 Lethem road repairs continue – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1F1R12v   Continue reading

The PPP/C: What Went Wrong? By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The PPP/C: What Went Wrong?  By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Granger + NagamootooPhoto: David Granger (APNU) and Moses Nagamootoo (AFC). The APNU+AFC Coalition have formed the new government in Guyana.

The PPP/C separated itself from the people, according to one staunch supporter. The People’s Progressive Party was always known as a grassroots party but after 23 years in power it got too comfortable. It failed to do the legwork needed to win power and even its most ardent followers were demanding change. The Party will cite rigged elections as a cause, and there were irregularities, but the PPP/C knows that it should have done better in spite of them.

Dr. Steve Surujbally is the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The Peoples Progressive Party/ Civic said after the May 11, 2015 elections that it did not have confidence in Dr. Surujbally and that he should resign. But Dr. Surujbally wasn’t buying it. He said, ‘I will not resign. I will resign when it pleases me. Why didn’t they call for Gocool Bodhoo, former Chairman of GECOM to resign when he gave them 33 seats instead of 32?’  Continue reading

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