Daily Archives: 07/31/2012

National Assembly adopts no confidence motion in Minister Rohee – video

National Assembly adopted the Opposition Leader’s no confidence motion in Minister Rohee

July 31, 2012

At 2 o clock this morning (July 31, 2012), the national Assembly adopted the Opposition Leader’s motion and expressed that it no longer had any confidence in the Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee to continue in that office. The debate on the motion went on for 12 hours and several speakers from both sides of the house spoke about the motion. The Government side was in total opposition of the no confidence motion but their opposition was not enough to convince the opposition to move ahead with the motion.  Continue reading

Three slain Linden protesters for Emancipation Day burial

Three slain Linden protesters for Emancipation Day burial

August 30, 2012 – Demerara Waves

The three Linden men killed in clashes with Guyana Police Force ranks while protesting an increase in electricity rates are to be buried on Emancipation Day, August 1.

This was relayed to the media on Sunday by Region 10 Chairman Sharma Solomon who said they are looking to have a public viewing of the men at the Square of the Revolution, Georgetown.

“We have discussed with the families some broad issues for example the location; it has been agreed by the families to have the Square of the Revolution to be the first resting place and we’ve also agreed that there will also be  a public viewing at the Bayrock Community Centre ground in Linden.    Read more :  Three slain Linden protesters for Emancipation Day burial

Four stores destroyed in Regent St fire

Four stores destroyed in Regent St fire

Posted By Stabroek editor On July 31, 2012 @ 7:52 am

Four stores in three buildings on the northern side of Regent Street between  streets were gutted by fire this morning leaving millions of dollars in damage and the owner of one them collapsed at the scene and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Hours after the 5 am fire started, Indra’s Fashion, Boyo’s Fashion, and a duplex owned by Clairan’s, were reduced to smothering ashes. The owner of Indra’s Fashion, Ramdat Shiwprasad, 65,  collapsed at the scene and was pronounced dead at the hospital after he apparently suffered a heart attack.    … read more  …  Four stores destroyed in Regent St fire

Olympic opening ceremony – commentary

Olympic opening ceremony

The wisdom of crowds

Jul 27th 2012, 18:13 by R.B. – The Economist Magazine

OLYMPIC opening ceremonies are a strange beast. Because nearly everything else that happens at the games is guided by what the International Olympic Committee commands, the nation host often sees the opening show as its great chance to present itself to the world. London and Britain certainly did that over nearly four hours on July 27th. But what message was the country trying to get across?

Those of us lucky enough to go to the ceremony itself were treated to a 50-minute prologue, followed by a further 40-minute “warm-up” of the crowd, starting at 20:12 (get the gimmick?). So I had a lot of time to ponder the initial scene, a tableau of so many stereotypes of Britain: pretty green fields and a water mill, sure, but also maypoles, neatly trimmed hedgerows, thatched cottages and fences. At one point a (real) herd of sheep ran onto the (fake) fields; bunches of happy rural folk did somersaults, played football on the village green and performed jumping jacks (a well-known medieval game? I’m not sure) in their rural idyll.  Continue reading

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