Daily Archives: April 29, 2012

AFC Statement Regarding the Budget Cuts

AFC Statement regarding the Budget Cuts

The following attainment contains a detailed explanation from the Alliance For Change (AFC), regarding the cuts made to the 2012 Budget in Parliament.

The statement is titled:”Understanding the Budget Cuts

Here is the attachment: Re- budget-cuts-AFC statement

Opposition hopes for Supplementary Budget

Opposition hopes for Supplementary Budget

….. FULL TEXT OF MR. GRANGER’S ADDRESS follows

April 28, 2012 (Demerara Waves)

Opposition Leader, David Granger on Saturday extended the olive branch to the government to hold further talks with a view to tabling a supplementary national budget.

“It is now up to the PPPC (Peoples Progressive Party Civic) administration to introduce the reasonable reforms have been demanded, to return to the negotiating table and to collaborate with the Opposition to introduce an agreed supplementary Budget which gives the Guyanese people the “good life” that they deserve,” he said.

Granger’s hope came one day after President Donald Ramotar called the almost GUY$21 billion dollar cut “poisonous” and tainted with political motives to secure power by creating social and economic stability.

At the same time, the Guyanese leader said he remained open to talks with political parties, among others. He has cautioned, though, that his government would not tolerate iron-fisted positions.  Continue reading

Budget cuts “poisonous”, “national interest” – Ramotar

Budget cuts “poisonous”, “national interest”  to guide future decisions – Ramotar

President Ramotar’s address to the nation follows

Friday April 27, 2012

President Donald Ramotar Friday night labelled the opposition’s budgetary cut of almost GUY$21 billion “poisonous” and aimed at stealing power by creating economic and social instability.

“Using the dictatorship of one which they have in Parliament they want to stymie further progress obviously in the hope that if they can stop the development of our country they would advance their political mission which is to take power, even if is at the expense of ordinary Guyanese well-being,” he said.

He also accused A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) of back peddling on an agreement with government to hike electricity rates in Linden after the Alliance For Change (AFC) sought to capitalize on the impending increase. Continue reading

Usain Bolt: Running Man – BBC Sports videos

2012 Olympics Special Feature – BBC Sports

Usain Bolt: Running Man

Usain Bolt is just one of many world-beating sprinters that have come out of the Caribbean.

Andy Akinwolere heads to Jamaica to meet Usain Bolt and find out what it is about the island that produces such fast runners.

Andy Akinwolere did an excellent job.

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