Daily Archives: June 7, 2012

Equal rights and Downpresser Man – Peter Tosh – music video

Equal rights and Downpresser Man – Peter Tosh – music video

U.S. stings Guyana on Human Rights again

U.S. stings Guyana on Human Rights again

MAY 26, 2012 | BY KNEWS

The U.S. State Department has again rapped Guyana for its human rights record. The 2011 report on Human Rights Practices by the State Department that the most serious human rights abuses involved complaints of mistreatment of suspects and detainees by security forces, unlawful killings by police, and poor prison and jail conditions.

Other human rights problems highlighted in the report included lengthy pretrial detention; allegations of government corruption, including among police officials; sexual and domestic violence against women; and abuse of minors.

The State Department noted that there were no independent and transparent procedures for handling allegations of killings and other abuses by security force members.
“Prosecutions when pursued were extremely lengthy, and convictions were rare. As a result there was a widespread perception that security force members enjoyed impunity,” the report, released Thursday, (May 24th) stated.   Continue reading

The downward spiral of young, African males in Guyana…

Young, Targeted and living dangerously: The downward  spiral of young, African males in Guyana…

By Brutal Facts – “Speak the Truth and Speak it ever”  – February 29, 2012

While the rich and well educated enjoy the fruits of their connections and hard work; many living in suburban enclaves protected by private security guards, electronic motion detection systems, concrete fences and iron grills, there is genocide of epic proportions going on within the community; a brutal fact that goes unreported and largely ignored by all.

The root cause lies mainly in an education system where young African boys are dropping out of school at an alarming rate. For every ten African boys who entered school in September last year (2011), four will make it to the end of the school year. Many of these drop-outs find menial work as sweepers, helpers and gofers; others head for the Gold bush to seek their fortunes ( many never returning); still others become easy recruits for a vastly growing criminal underworld, fueled by drugs and gun trafficking. The reminder resort to “living off the land”, many end up as vagrants, petty thieves and comprise a growing lumpenproletariat that inhabit the commercial districts of the major population centers. Continue reading

Government challenges budget cuts – in High Court

Government challenges budget cuts – in High Court

June 6, 2012 | By KNews | Filed Under News

The government, through Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon, has moved to the High Court by way of an ex-parte motion, which seeks to state that the National Assembly has no power to cut the annual budget. It is seeking an order that the $20.9B in cuts be set aside.
Opposition Leader David Granger, Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman and Dr. Ashni Singh are commanded within ten days to appear before Chief Justice. Dr. Luncheon in his affidavit in support of the motion stated that it is the exclusive responsibility of the Executive to prepare and lay before the National Assembly the Annual Estimates of Revenues and Expenditure for each financial year.      Continue reading

How many more? – commentary

How many more? – commentary

Stabroek News  –  June 7, 2012  – Editorial |Comments

Violence, including sexual violence, against women and girls is sweeping across Guyana like an epidemic, leaving in its wake tombstones and grave markers, scarred and traumatized women and children, mute legislators and a justice system that is apparently unable to cope.

On Monday last, Mohini Gobin, a 46-year-old mother of four was beaten to death with an iron pipe by her partner, who later ingested a weedicide and died. Ms Gobin was battered in a public place, at her partner’s worksite, during an argument over a cellular phone after she reportedly refused to say how she got it.

And even as media houses were getting information about Ms Gobin’s death ready for publication that night, Akeila Abrams, a 23-year-old mother of three was being beaten in the streets of an East Coast village by her common-law husband because she left their house without his permission.              Continue reading

Cricket: Gayle ends West Indies exile

Gayle ends West Indies exile

Published on June 7, 2012
By Caribbean News Now contributor

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Chris Gayle’s 14-month exile from the West Indies team has ended with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) picking him for the ODI series against England.

The WICB and Gayle parted ways after last year’s World Cup, when he gave an explosive radio interview sharply criticising the WICB and blaming coach Ottis Gibson for undermining the confidence of senior players.

The WICB continued to exclude a batsman with two Test triple tons, demanding he apologise or withdraw his comments.      Continue reading

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