Daily Archives: December 6, 2012

Sir Ronald Sanders awarded the Order Of Australia

Sir Ronald Sanders has been awarded

ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

Appointed an honorary Member (AM) in the General Division

Gazetted on 30th November 2012 by the Office of the

Governor-General of Australia

Sir Ronald Sanders

Sir Ronald Sanders

NAME :                    Sir Ronald Sanders

POSITION :           Member of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group, international consultant, a writer and a former senior Caribbean diplomat

CITATION :         For service to Australian relations, particularly concerning Commonwealth issues and advancing the interests of small developing states of the Caribbean region.

Sir Ronald Sanders is a member of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG) and an international consultant, writer and a former senior Caribbean diplomat (1982‑1987 and 1996‑2004).              Continue reading

The Woman – by Gabriel Lucatero

Gabriel  Lucaterojust started following our Blog. Here is one of his many stories. He is Spanish but writes in English. … Read the ABOUT entry on his Blog. He has many interesting stories on his Blog. By the way he is looking for a Publisher…Thanks

Peter Halder’s First Book – The Cat of Muritaro

Peter Halder’s First Book – The Cat of Muritaro

Peter Halder‘s first book, The Cat of Muritaro, has just been published by Franklin and Franklin Publishers of New  York.  Please see  attachment: THE CAT OF MURITARO

The Novel   set in Guyana is a collection of eight incredible stories of the supernatural:

* The Cat of Muritaro –  A supernatural being injects fear into  an entire settlement on the Upper Demerara River. 

* Deadly 13 –  The tragedy of a boy whose love for playing in the Le Repentir Cemetery caused his demise. 

* The Massacuraman –  Rekindles the lore of the infamous river creature, half man and half fish.                 Continue reading

Guyana ranks low again on Tranparency’s corruption index

Guyana ranks low again on Tranparency’s corruption index

Posted By Stabroek News – December 5, 2012  | Comments

Guyana ranked a very poor 28 out of 100 points in the Transparency International 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

The report released this morning showed Guyana doing worse than every other country in  Caricom except for Haiti which has also traditionally been one of the worst performers.

Transparency premiered a new methodology today where countries are ranked from 1 to 100 with 100 representing the least corrupt. Any score below 50 indicates a serious problem and though it is not possible to meaningfully compare Guyana’s performance with the previous methodology, the country remains in the bracket of those with a very serious problem.

By contrast, Barbados ranks at 76, The Bahamas 71, Trinidad and Tobago 39 and Jamaica 38.            Continue reading

Barbados moves on – commentary

Barbados moves on

By Stabroek News – On December 5, 2012 – In Editorial

barbadosLast week Barbados celebrated its 46th anniversary of independence in the midst of what was obviously a strong sense of popular anticipation of general elections in the very near future. With the last general election held on January 15, 2008, both main political parties, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) have already been active on the hustings in anticipation of elections in early January next year.

The DLP Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, a lawyer, leading the party into general elections for the first time, is facing a substantial challenge for a variety of reasons. Continue reading

New York City celebrates day without violent crime

New York City celebrates day without violent crime

BBC News 29 November 2012   –   COMMENTS (404)
Monday November 26, was not an especially busy day for New York City’s police officers
Continue reading the main story

NYPD Officers at workFor the first time in living memory, New York has spent a day entirely without violent crime.

The city police department’s chief spokesman said that Monday (November 26, 2012), was the most bloodshed-free 24-hour period in recent history.

Not a single murder, shooting, stabbing or other incident of violent crime was reported for a whole day.  Despite a July spike in homicides, the city’s murder rate is on target to hit its lowest point since 1960.          Continue reading the main story

Related Story : What happened to crime in New York City?

Georgetown Technical Institute – address by MG (retd) Joseph G Singh

Georgetown Technical Institute

Address at the 61st Graduation Exercise  at the National Cultural Centre on Thursday, November 22, 2012

by Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh

Madam Chairperson, Chairman of the GTI and GITC Board of Governors, Members of the Board of Governors, Principal and Staff of the GTI, Assistant Chief Education Officer (Technical),Distinguished Officials, Invitees and Representatives of the Media, successful Graduands, Good evening. I am honored to have been invited to this graduation ceremony and to have been asked to deliver this Feature Address. I do so with great pleasure.

This graduation ceremony is the culmination of one year of successful study on the part of the Graduands of the Certificate Programmes and of two years for those graduating from the Diploma programmes. It acknowledges the year or two years of sacrifice by parents and guardians of the Graduands; one or two years of support by the taxpaying citizens who contribute to the revenues of Guyana from which allocations are made to this Institute; and, the periods for which partnership arrangements were sustained by those sponsors who have invested in specific programmes or generously supported the Institute.    Continue reading

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