Guyanese Online Newsletter- May 2012

Guyanese Online Newsletter: May 2012

Download:    #26 – Guyanese Online Newsletter – May 2012

This monthly newsletter is published on the last day of every month, with news and events for that month.  About 70% of our readers live in the USA, Canada, and the UK, but recent 30-day Blog statistics show that our blog, with over 42,000 hits, was visited by persons in over 140 countries.  Guyanese Associations can advertise FREE in this newsletter and blog, so send in your information early for the next issue.  Companies can advertise at very low rates.  Please write to Cyril Bryan at cybryan@gmail.com.

This 26th issue has 26 pages.  Here are the major news categories: Guyana’s 46th Independence Celebrations – 2012; Guyana’s Parliament and Governance; City of Georgetown News; Agriculture, Forestry and Mining;  Business; Education ; Medical News; Guyanese Associations; Tourism; Arts and Cultural News; Caribbean and Regional News; Top 30 Blog Entries and statistics and the advertising  of events for various Guyanese Associations.

Download: #26 – Guyanese Online Newsletter – May 2012

May 2012 Newsletter – Download:  May 2012 Newsletter — List of Articles  or view below:- 

May 2012 Newsletter – List of Articles

Page 1-2: GUYANA – 46th INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY

  • GUYANA celebrates 46 years of Independence
  • President Ramotar’s Independence Day Address

Page 3: GUYANESE ONLINE PAGE

  • Happy 45th Anniversary Guyana – Cyril Bryan Editorial
  • Blog Statistics – Most popular Blog entries in May 2012

Page 4:  PARLIAMENT – Budget: ERC Issue

  • PNC calls for “dialogue” and “compromise”
  • ERC staffers unpaid; told not to return to work

Page 5-6: GUYANA’S PARLIAMENT and GOVERNANCE

  • National Assembly sitting postponed … Gov’t to bring back $27 million Supplementary Provision
  • The Norway funds – Commentary
  • Ruling party blasts GHRA…
  • GRANGER CALLS FOR URGENT LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM
  • AFC bats for Ram, Goolsarran on Pub-lic Procurement Commission
  • Recovering $6B from CLICO, political will, critical to NIS survival
  • Russia to wipe off Guyana’s remaining debt, aid in drug fight

Page 7:  ARTICLES RELATED TO GUYANA’S GOVERNANCE

  • $50B NICIL funds… Brassington says: Govt has no obligation to transfer money to Consolidated Funds
  • Home Affairs elections $90M for police adds up
  • Ramotar defends NICIL hoarding $$$B
  • Brassington buys 50,000 shares for NICIL, and 2.25 million shares in brother’s name
  • Marriott Hotel an inflated project and a money laundering machine
  • Guyana dents illegal fuel operations

 Page 8: AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY and MINING

  • CGX oil search comes up empty
  • Private sector urged to invest in oil sub-sectors
  • GuySuCo, GAWU play blame game over unmet production target
  • Suriname acknowledges gold being smuggled from Guyana

Page 9:  BUSINESS

  • DDL record 1.5B profit for 2011
  • G/town Chamber elects new executive
  • GCCI’s members expecting positive growth this year
  • Guyana Goldfields slides on stock market
  • Guyana phone boss in the dark about new Chinese owners
  • Illegal mining high on GGMC management retreat agenda
  • Is the cooperative movement in Guyana dying?

Page 10: OTHER NEWS FROM GUYANA

  • Bobby Ramroop’s US$40M QAII Company pays $38,000 VAT
  • GRA launches fully automated registration certificate for vehicles
  • U.S. stings Guyana on Human Rights again
  • Two GDF Cadets receive scholarships to prestigious U.S. Military Academies
  • Minimum wage to be increased for low earners

Page 11: GEORGETOWN NEWS

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGETOWN – CELEBRATING TWO HUNDRED YEARS!
  • Shipping Association recommends port development surcharge
  • The new Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
  • Guyana 46th Independence Festival – Toronto – June 23, 2012

Page 12: ARTICLES ON EDUCATION

  • Republic Bank’s Youth Link Apprenticeship Scheme
  • Parents opposed to CHS removal
  • Come Back to Guyana and Suriname  –  Advertisement

Page 13: MEDICAL NEWS – GUYANA

  • Paediatric ward to relocate by year-end
  • City Nursing School full but recruits still sent there
  • AFC says nursing programme is health crisis in the making
  • GPHC eye department begs improvements
  • GPHC nurse highlights importance of accessing health care early

Page 14: TOURISM

  • Guyana-Miami route `lucrative’ for SLM
  • CJIA tells squatters to move or be moved
  • Expansion of Ogle airport runway completed
  • Jet service comes to Ogle Airport

Page 15-16: ASSOCIATIONS

  • Guyanese Association of Manitoba. Canada – AGM and Games Day 2012
  • Guyana United Youth Development Association of New York –    Fathers Day brunch
  • St Stanislaus Annual Golf Tournament – July 7, 2012
  • VICTORIA VILLAGE BREAKFAST MORNING – June 30, 2012
  • GRAND PLAISANCE REUNION AND EMANCIPATION CELEBRATIONS
  • Guyanese in Barbados celebrate Guyana’s 46th Anniversary

Page 17-18:  SPORTS

  • CHARMAINE HOOPER EN-TERS TWO CANADA HALLS OF FAME
  • Cricket: Mr. Sarwan’s sad story

Page 19-22: ARTS – CULTURE      

  • Book: Race, Jail v Bail – by Colin Bob-Semple
  • Ken Corsbie  –  Articles and video links
  • Book: Vignettes of the Sea – Reviewed by Leonard Dabydeen
  • New magazine focuses on Guyana’s Portuguese history
  • The Portuguese came in May too – commentary

Page 23-26: CARIBBEAN and REGIONAL NEWS
JAMAICA News

  • Frequent fliers to US will come on radar of new banking law
  • Jamaica seals deal to drill for oil next year
  • Jamaica debt reduction imperative, says finance minister
  • Jamaica Budget 2012-2013 details
  • New Jamaica task force fights international lottery scams

TRINIDAD and TOBAGO News

  • T&T’s economy in slump says Central Bank Governor
  • Panday has a case to answer
  • T&T illegal diesel scam stretched across the Caribbean
  • TGI tags June for normal cement supply
  • Caribbean Airlines (CAL) News

BARBADOS and EASTERN CARIBBEAN News

  • City Campus for UWI – Cave Hill
  • High inflation hurting Barbados tourism
  • Gold Medal for Grenada at Chelsea Flower Show
  • Guyana’s first resident consul general to Barbados appointed

SURINAME News

  • Suriname clinched US$ 2 billion in foreign investments in a decade
  • Suriname has population of 534,000
  • Suriname ‘politicians’ phones are bugged and they are being tailed’
  • Suriname agri exports decline dramatically – pesticide concerns
  • Two parties out of the Suriname ruling coalition
  • Global Hindi language resource portal to be launched in Suriname

Download:   #26 – Guyanese Online Newsletter – May 2012

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Cyril Bryan –  Email:  cybryan@gmail.com
Guyanese Online Blog and Newsletter
Blog Address: https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/

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Comments

  • Dr. Nar Singh  On 06/04/2012 at 4:20 am

    Cyril
    Thanks for putting together an excellent edition. I am particularly impressed with the
    up to date info. on GPHC.
    Just as an update to the last article I wrote, we have done the following:
    1. Started our Peds residency program in Oct 2011, and we have 7 doctors in training to become pediatricians.
    2. We supplied the equipment to open the new 24 bed state of the art NICU at GPHC in Feb this year.
    3. Tomorrow – June 4, we are starting a 1 year NICU Nursing program at GPHC.
    4. We have committed to furnishing the new Peds ward that Mr. Khan has alluded to.
    We ( Guyana help the Kids ) are having a Dinner Dance on Sept 15th to raise funds for our project.
    Keep up the good work.
    Regards
    Nar

    • guyaneseonline  On 06/08/2012 at 12:20 am

      Thank you Nar.
      I look forward to receiving your information for a special medical page we will do for you in the next issue. of the newsletter. at the end of June 2012.
      Regards
      Cy

  • Ovid S. Abrams  On 06/05/2012 at 11:18 pm

    Cyril,
    I wish to congratulate you on this latest publication; this thing is a whopper! Obviously, you’ve put in a lot of work into this publication. I think it’s becoming an institution.
    Keep up the good work, buddy.
    Cheers!

    Ovid S. Abrams
    Journalist/Writer

    • guyaneseonline  On 06/06/2012 at 12:41 am

      Ovid
      Thank you for the compliments.
      As a journalist and writer you are aware of the effort it takes.
      In my case, this is especially so as I make no money with the Guyanese Online projects.
      Yes! It does take a lot of work to create the newsletter every month.
      I do hope that it serves a purpose and people appreciate the effort.
      I hope I have the willpower, time and energy to continue in the future.
      Kind regards
      Cyril

  • Michael Alstrom  On 06/07/2012 at 4:23 am

    Hi Cy,
    Great work,feel proud, you have maintained a steady flow of valuable information with such ideal presentation this Newsletter is now a must read,keep it coming.
    Mike

    • guyaneseonline  On 06/07/2012 at 11:58 pm

      Thanks Mike for your message . The encouragement of persons like yourself, keeps me focused and inspired to continue this project.
      Kind regards to you and family
      Cy

  • Michael Emile  On 06/07/2012 at 11:25 pm

    Hi Cyril…just a short note to congratulate you on the success of your blog and newsletter.
    I look forward to receiving it. It is so full of information that I cannot read it all..I usually pick out the parts that interest me to read. Keep up the good work …Mike

    • guyaneseonline  On 06/08/2012 at 12:00 am

      Thank you Michael for dropping me a line re my newsletter and Blog website.
      Well … most people pick and choose what they want .. like a buffet… as it is so much stuff to read anyway/ I designed it that way as people have different interests.
      Keep well and have a great summer,

      Cheers!
      Cy

  • hinsley cambridge  On 06/08/2012 at 2:34 pm

    Hello Mr Bryan,
    Thank you for the updates. I will certainly use some on my radio show. This sow called Spotlite is on every Friday from 6-8pm on local radio 100.1FM and on http://www.100-1FM.com, also on Facebook under Spotlite.
    Thanks,
    Hinsley Cambridge.

    • guyaneseonline  On 06/08/2012 at 6:18 pm

      Hello Hinsley:
      I am glad that I could be of help with your programming.
      I would appreciate a plug for listeners to follow the Blog and/or request the newsletter.
      Also, Guyanese associations can advertise their events FREE in both the Blog and newsletter…. so tell them to send their info to cybryan@gmail.com.
      With thanks!
      Kind regards
      Cyril

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