Daily Archives: September 26, 2012

Pirated schoolbooks: The evil in post-colonial failure – commentary

Pirated schoolbooks: The evil in post-colonial failure

September 26, 2012 | By KNews | Freddie Kissoon

If you take the amount of money the West paid to Third World oil-producing territories since the oil Arab embargo in 1973, those countries should have become developed states on par with the US or any European nation. The amount is in the trillions of dollars. Yet those Arab lands are not as sound in their economic structures as the West which bankrolled them and continue to do so. V.S. Naipaul would have the answer – the Third World is a natural-born disaster.         Continue reading

Barack Obama’s speech at the United Nations

Barack Obama’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly – Full text

September 25, 2012 –     United Nations

United Nations: US President Barack Obama spoke to the United Nations General Assembly today, saying the United States will not shrink from its role with nations under transition despite the killing of four Americans in Libya, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, and more than 50 people in violence tied to an anti-Muslim film.

Here’s the full transcript of his speech released by The White House:

The Guyana Police Force: two commentaries

The uniformed Bad Boys of the Guyana Police Force and their overridden Commissioner –  commentary

Written by realTalk  – Demerara Waves – Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Since 1992, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has consistently failed in its mandate to protect and serve the people of Guyana. Instead, it has become a most corrupt and brutal force, in the defense of notorious drug lords, lawless and incompetent politicians, and the friends of the friends who enjoy close affiliation with the ruling party. Guyanese continue to be intimidated and terrorized by the bands of uniformed bad boys belonging to the GPF.

That the tragedy of Linden occurred with the police at the center of it ought not to surprise Guyanese. Extrajudicial killings from post 1992 became the hallmark of the GPF.  Read more:   [The uniformed Bad Boys of the Guyana Police Force]

The Undermining of the Police Chief by the PPPC government has caused untold suffering for Guyanese

The questioning of Acting Police Chief Leroy Brummel revealed what some knew and many had suspected for years. That the Police Chief was largely a nominal figure. A place holder position designed by Rohee and the PPPC government and that the Police Department has been deliberately under-resourced, under-manned, under-paid and under-trained by the PPPC government. What was also made clear is how the Police Chief was systematically undermined and his authority usurped to ensure that he would only as powerful as Rohee and the PPPC government wanted him to be.    Read More  [The Undermining of the Police Chief]

CCADA FIRE & ICE DANCE – Hollywood, FL – Oct 6, 2012

Linden readies to begin operating TV station

Linden readies to begin operating TV station

– though handing over deadline passed

(Stabroek News –  September 25, 2012) -Although the official handing over of the transmitter is already two weeks past the deadline, Linden is getting set to begin operating the television channel, which formed part of the agreement between Region 10 authorities and the government over ending the five-week protest by residents recently.

A private investor is already on board and the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) will serve as a monitor.

According to Regional Chairman Kuice Sharma Solomon the materials and equipment in line with the agreement have not been officially handed over to the people of Linden as was expected two weeks ago. “Nonetheless, we have inspected the dish and the tower site. There is no tower there but we have started the construction of a 150ft tower which is almost complete.” said Solomon.

Asked if he foresees any difficulties with the official handing over, Solomon said it is his hope that government will stick to the agreement and not cause any further delay.  Continue reading

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