Daily Archives: 09/16/2011

WikiLeaks Guyana – 20% of fuel smuggled from Venezuela

WikiLeaks Guyana – 20% of fuel smuggled from Venezuela – Border Dispute still alive

SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 | BY KNEWS |

A US Embassy confidential report back in 2006 said that the long-simmering Guyana-Venezuela border dispute has slowed the pace of bilateral growth between the two countries.

According to the cable sent by the US Embassy in Georgetown, from then Ambassador Roland Bullen, despite President Hugo Chavez’s high-profile visit to Guyana in February 2004, relations between Guyana and Venezuela remain cordial but not close.

The border issue was also seen by the Americans as continuing to undermine Guyana’s development of its resource-rich Essequibo region, to the detriment of Guyanese and U.S. economic interests.   Continue reading

WikiLeaks Guyana – Democracy and rule of law in Guyana at lowest ebb since 2006

WikiLeaks cables…Democracy and rule of law in Guyana at lowest ebb since 2006 – US Embassy

September 7, 2011 | By KNews | Filed Under News

treatment of Mormons cited as prime example

Leaked cables from the US Embassy in Georgetown have suggested that Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee wanted missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons), out of Guyana.
According to the document, the detention of several members of the church on September 2, last year, was done under the guise that they were not in possession of work permits.

“Though the impetus for the denial of work permits for Latter Day Saints missionaries and subsequent decision to remove them remains unclear, the Acting Head of the CID unit was blunt about the GoG’s intent: The Minister wants them out,” a statement on the whistleblower website Wikileaks informed. Continue reading

WikiLeaks Guyana – Roger Khan planned to Blow up DEA Location, Kill Ambassador

ROGER KHAN PLANNED TO BLOW UP DEA LOCATION, KILL AMBASSADOR………….Convicted cocaine trafficker, Shaheed ‘ Roger’ Khan, who had allegedly helped build mosques and fund scholarships,  had allegedly promised to blow up a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) location and kill the United States Ambassador.

Labeled “Secret,’ the latest Wikileaked diplomatic cable from then American envoy, Roland Bullen likened Khan unto Colombia’s one-time drug baron, Pablo Escobar.

Khan was arrested in Suriname in June 2006 and put on a plane to Trinidad where he was snatched by US agents and taken to New York. He was convicted for cocaine trafficking in October 2009 and sentenced to 15 years jail after a plea bargain. Continue reading

The end of the PC era

The end of the PC era

By Erica Ogg Aug. 18, 2011,  see Comments

For nearly 30 years, personal computers as we have known them have been the drivers of the technology engine.

From Intel to Microsoft to Dell to HP to Micron Technology — many fortunes were made on the back of the PC. But the rise of mobile computing is upending the technology business and is simultaneously redefining what is a personal computer and how we use it.

On Thursday August 18, 2011  Hewlett-Packard, one of the oldest companies in Silicon Valley with deep connections to the PC ecosystem (they paid $25 billion for Compaq in 2002) and the world’s largest seller of PCs, confirmed it is looking to sell off its personal computing business. It’s also getting out of the hardware game altogether, ditching its tablet and smartphone operations too. But if HP does eventually find a buyer for its PC division, it will only be catching up with IBM, which in 2004 decided that the low-margin PC business wasn’t worth pursuing.  Continue reading