Daily Archives: October 17, 2012

Guyana: Fraud at NDIA unearthed – Audit Report

Fraud!!!! Audit report recommends dismissal of NDIA boss Lionel Wordsworth and Senior Engineer Aneel Chowbay

October 14, 2012 | By KNews | Filed Under News

Lionel Wordsworth

An audit report on the operations of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) has recommended the immediate dismissal of the entity’s boss Lionel Wordsworth and the Senior Section Engineer,  Aneel Chowbay, after several instances of fraud and conflict of interest were unearthed.

The report on fuel consumption and equipment operations and maintenance, was conducted between May and September. It was completed and submitted to the Chairman of the NDIA Board of Directors on September 26, and carbon copied to President Donald Ramotar.    [Read More Fraud at NDIA unearthed]

Also read the reply from NDIA …:  NDIA challenges audit report

Georgetown transforming – commentary

Georgetown transforming

Posted By Stabroek staff – October 16, 2012  Editorial |

At the junction of Regent and Camp streets, the modest old commercial buildings of a few decades ago have been completely supplanted by twin towers, multi-storied glass and concrete edifices, symbols of a contemporary era of outrageous investments in new-fashioned shopping malls and complexes that sound the death knell of what was once clusters of more modest downtown stores that offered a more quaint commercial culture.

These days, edifices are reaching further skyward transforming Georgetown. We are witnessing the emergence of a different entrepreneurial culture, a more elaborate one characterized by multi-million dollar investments in huge edifices that provide trading spaces for a new generation of would-be entrepreneurs… from modest investors in barber shops and beauty parlours and long-standing snackette operators trying their hands in a more salubrious and demanding environment to converts to the popular trading culture that evinces a preference for fancy kiosks with background music offering a bewildering array of cheap but ‘catchy’ items ranging from costume jewellery and cellular phone accessories to decorative toys.            Continue reading

Is the Greek Crisis a Harbinger of Our Future?

Is the Greek Crisis a Harbinger of Our Future?

Sunday, 07 October 2012 08:35 By Sarah Page, Truthout| News Analysis

People wait outside Medicins du Monde, a free clinic, in Athens, Greece, September 3, 2012. (Photo: Adam Ferguson / The New York Times)People wait outside Medicins du Monde, a free clinic, in Athens, Greece, September 3, 2012.

Bank-imposed Greek economic collapse and austerity policies have resulted in social and political as well as economic impacts that may foreshadow what the rest of the so-called developed world can expect.

World economies could be affected:  Continue reading

US Presidential Debate #2 – Analysis, transcript and videos

William Rivers Pitt | When the President Comes to Town

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: During last night’s debate, Obama did very well, while Romney appeared astonished at having to avoid a counter-punch for most of the event, and spent virtually the entire evening falling over every lie he has told since 1994.

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At Last Night’s Debate: Romney Told 31 Myths in 41 Minutes 

Igor Volsky, ThinkProgress: During the second Presidential debate, Mitt Romney made promises about Pell grants, tax deductions and energy independence that his plan simply cannot deliver. He once again proves that facts are not important to his campaign or his platform.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Obama Painted Romney as Out of Touch in Last Night’s Debate, and More

In today’s On the News segment: Mitt Romney falsely accuses President Obama of not calling the events in Libya a terrorist act, the United States Postal Service has met its credit limit with the Treasury Department, an appeal to end early voting in Ohio was denied by the Supreme Court, and more.

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