Daily Archives: 06/30/2012

Greenidge determined to take over PNCR

Greenidge determined to take over PNCR

JUNE 30, 2012 | BY KNEWS |  By Gary Eleazar

Carl Greenidge

Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Brigadier (rtd) David Granger simply has too much on his plate when it comes to A Partnership for National Unity and would not be able to effectively focus on the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR).
This is the reason former Finance Minister Carl Greenidge has not declined the nomination for Leader of the Party and will go ahead with his challenge of Granger.

Greenidge says that his decision has nothing to do with questioning Granger’s ability as a leader, but with five parties to manage under the APNU banner he (Granger) simply cannot do what is needed for the PNCR.

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World Bank yanks funds for Bangladesh bridge over corruption

World Bank yanks funds for Bangladesh bridge over corruption

 Stabroek staff –  June 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The World Bank yesterday canceled a US$1.2 billion credit for a Bangladesh bridge project with immediate effect, saying it had “credible evidence” of a high-level corruption conspiracy among Bangladeshi government officials.

“In light of the inadequate response by the government of Bangladesh, the World Bank has decided to cancel its $1.2 billion … credit in support of the Padma multipurpose bridge project, effective immediately,” the World Bank said in a statement.

The Washington-based development institution said it had provided evidence of  from two investigations into the Padma bridge project to Bangladesh’s prime minister and other senior government officials in an effort to press for action.     Continue reading

Why Roberts saved Obama’s healthcare law

Why Roberts saved Obama’s healthcare law

 Stabroek staff On June 30, 2012   By Joan Biskupic

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – In the end, it all came down to Chief Justice John Roberts, the sphinx in the center chair, who in a stunning decision wove together competing rationales to uphold President Barack Obama’s healthcare plan.

Roberts’ action instantly upended the conventional wisdom that he would vote with his four fellow conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court and undercut the agenda of a Democratic president, who as a senator in 2005 had opposed Roberts’ appointment to the bench.

But Thursday’s extraordinary conclusion to the bitterly fought healthcare battle was quite ordinary in some ways. Roberts hewed to a traditional Supreme Court principle that if the justices can find any constitutional grounds on which to uphold a law, they should do so. Continue reading

Cricket: Gayle wants Windies to win for Caribbean-American fans

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Gayle wants Windies to win for Caribbean-American fans

Stabroek editor – June 29, 2012  –  T20 Match versus New Zealand June 30 and Jul 1. 2012, at Central Broward Regional Park, Florida USA.

(WICB) Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Chris Gayle flashed his characteristic smile this morning as he embraced several West Indies fans at the Central Broward Regional Park. Gayle and the West Indies team had just arrived for training and as they got off the bus fans were on hand to “show some love” to the home players.

The strongly-built six-footer admitted that the atmosphere in south Florida reminded him of the pre-match hype back in the Caribbean. During his time in the batting cage, Gayle deposited a few balls into the stands and onto the grass mound to give supporters a taste of what they can expect this weekend. (June 30 and July 1, 2012)        Continue reading

Mohamed `Fuzzy’ Sattaur resigns from NCN

Mohamed `Fuzzy’ Sattaur resigns from NCN

 Stabroek News – June 29, 2012

Mohamed Sattaur

Chief Executive Officer of the state broadcaster, NCN, Mohammed Sattaur has resigned and the Programme Manager, Martin Goolsarran has been suspended for eight weeks following investigations into financial irregularities at the company.

“I offered my resignation to the minister of information (President Donald Ramotar) and he accepted…I felt that reports in the press had affected the image of NCN so I resigned,” Sattaur told Stabroek News in a brief comment when contacted today,  June 29, 2012             Continue reading

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