Daily Archives: October 30, 2012

Protection of Canadian National was not necessary, says Crime Chief Seelall Persaud

Protection of Canadian National was not necessary, says Crime Chief Seelall Persaud

The Guyana Police Force did not see a need to provide any protection or security for the Canadian national who was shot to the buttocks during that execution-styled gunning down of Ricardo Rodrigues and hospitalised. According to Crime Chief, Seelall Persaud, the police did not see that as necessary. The Canadian National died mysteriously in the Georgetown hospital On Friday morning, (October 26, 2012.)      [Read more: Protection of Canadian National was not necessary]

Mystery surrounds Canadian’s death 

OCTOBER 29, 2012 | FILED UNDER NEWS         Continue reading

Axe FEMA, Romney Says – as Hurricane Sandy Looms

Axe FEMA, Romney Says – as Hurricane Sandy Looms

Monday, 29 October 2012 13:38 By Jeff Fecke, Care2 | News Analysis

Hurricane Sandy threatens to be one of the most devastating storms ever to strike the United States. But if Mitt Romney were president, disaster relief would be up to the states.

Stands behind “disband FEMA” comment

The Romney campaign said early Monday morning that Romney stood behind a statement first made during a 2011 Republican debate, in which Romney said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be disbanded, and its powers either privatized or given to the states.           Continue reading

Back to School: A Tribute to Our Past GT Teachers

Back to School: A Tribute to Our Past GT Teachers

By: Lear Matthews

As another school year commences and we celebrate World Teachers Day on October 5th, memories of our own school days emerge. Drawing from this years’ UN slogan: “Take a stand for Teachers”, our readers were asked to reminisce about former teachers in the home country.  Some Guyanese responses are presented below and we invite others to “reach back”.

CW:  Ms. Doris Williams, who taught me at Dolphin Government School, delivered her lessons with profound passion, an attribute which was passed on to her students.  She influenced my life in that if I am “bright”, she is the person most responsible person for that brilliance and because of her I have carried myself in a professional manner throughout my life.  I still remember and think about her from time to time.  In High School, it was Mr. Knights.   Continue reading

Online crowd funding works for Grenada school

Online crowd funding works for Grenada school

A Grenada Goat Dairy school project exceeds its US$55,000 goal through crowd funding website.

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Thursday, October 25, 2012 – A Grenadian not-for-profit has become a model for Caribbean entrepreneurs and other start-ups to follow as it has successfully used online crowdfunding to raise money for a school project.

The Grenada Goat Dairy recently announced that its campaign to fund its collaboration with The St. Patrick Anglican School, exceeded its goal of US$55,000 by earning US$63,160 through the innovative crowd funding website, http://www.Kickstarter.com.            Continue reading

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