Daily Archives: December 8, 2012

Berbice Association New Year’s Eve Dance 2012

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GUYANA BERBICE ASSOCIATION (Toronto) Inc.

ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER DANCE

Monday, December 31, 2012
AT THE HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES
Toronto-Markham
7095 Woodbine Avenue (Steeles) Toronto. ON, Canada

TIME: 7: p.m. to 2 a.m.
Music: DJ Rockin Roxy

—  CARIBBEAN STYLE BUFFET  —
Wine with Dinner
{Party Favours & Champagne}
{To ring in the New Year}

Ticket Price: $75.00/per person
DRESS: Formal Attire

For Tickets and Information, call
Lilith (905) 678-2658             Bert/Rita (905) 770-3785
Cecil/Christine (416) 733-9778          Fred (905) 230-3827
Ed/Ena (905) 826-9109             Elwin (905) 471-8895
Kenneth/Eva (416) 261-8296        Dorothy (905) 454-8209
Pats (905) 493-2441                 Bibi/Gerry (905) 881-8886

Georgetown Mayor: environmental tax should be used to help clean up the city

Georgetown Mayor: environmental tax should be used to help clean up the city

City Mayor, Hamilton Greene, believes, that a percentage of the environmental tax ought to be allocated on a percentage basis to help the city. The Mayor was speaking during an interview with this newscast. In excess of 1 billion dollars was collected as revenue and that money is supposed to be used according to the law for the clean up of the environment. The tax is charged for the recycling of Styrofoam  aluminium and plastic containers.    Continue reading

US Ambassador Susan E. Rice at Howard University Convocation

Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, At Howard University’s 145th Convocation, September 28, 2012.

Susan-Rice-

Susan Rice – United States Ambassador to the United Nations

 In my own family, that legacy of oppression overcome weighed on my late father, Emmett Rice. He was a brilliant, proud man – an economics professor a senior official at the Treasury Department and the World  Bank, and a Governor of the Federal Reserve Board. But his life of service came despite ferocious odds. My dad grew up between the wars in segregated South Carolina, and he never forgot the sting of separate and unequal.

He served our country proudly in World War II, as an officer with the Tuskegee Airmen, but he forever resented the irony and inequity of fighting for freedom in a stubbornly segregated military. Dad had to learn to believe in himself by himself, to dismiss the taunting message of Jim Crow that he was somehow less of a man. He overcame that  trauma-but he never forgot that he had to endure it. Throughout his career, Dad sought to lift up others so they could seize the  opportunities he was almost denied.                Continue reading

Caribbean Airlines gains Guyana’s flagship status

Caribbean Airlines gains Guyana’s flagship status

DECEMBER 7, 2012 | BY KNEWS | –    direct Toronto flights launched

Government has granted Caribbean Airlines (CAL) flagship carrier status for Guyana. The announcement was made Tuesday during the launch of the inaugural non-stop flight between Toronto, Canada and Guyana by CAL.
In recognising Caribbean Airlines’ commitment over the years to the Guyanese people, Public Works Minister Robeson Benn disclosed that government has granted the entity flagship status.

From left: Ramesh Ghir, CEO of CJIA; Stephanie Greene, CAL’s Supervisor Tickets Office; Valerie Rahaman – Murphy, Senior Manager Reservations and Sales – CAL Reservations; Robert Corbie – CEO (ag); Carl Stuart, Manager South America; Tourism Minister Irfaan Ali ; Rabindra Moonan – CAL Chairman; Transportation Minister Robeson Benn; Paula McAdam, Director of Guyana Civil Aviation Authority and Rickford Samaroo, Manager Air Traffic Control.     Continue reading

Government reacts to Transparency International Report – 2012

Guyana most corrupt country in English-speaking Caribbean

December 6, 2012 | By KNews | Filed Under News

-watchdog body calls for Procurement Commission, new Integrity Commission,

“When desperately needed development funds are stolen by corrupt individuals and institutions, poor and vulnerable people are robbed of the education, health care and other essential services.”- UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon

Four days before the world observes the United Nations International Anti-Corruption Day, new rankings have placed Guyana as the most corrupt country in English-speaking Caribbean countries.
According to rankings released yesterday by watchdog corruption body, Transparency International (TI), the 2012 Annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) has placed Guyana at a lowly 133 out of total of 174 countries. Guyana managed a miserly 28 points out of 100.
And in the presentation of the Transparency International findings, head of the local chapter, Attorney at Law, Gino Persaud, and Secretary Frederick Collins, both lauded Kaieteur News which has been highlighting corruption in Guyana.    Continue reading

Jagdeo, Ramroop expand media empire

Jagdeo, Ramroop expand media empire

DECEMBER 7, 2012 | BY KNEWS |

…own newspaper, TV and now radio stations

A press release from publicrelationsqueensatlantic@gmail.com announced, yesterday, that “Radio Guyana Inc. (RGI) was launched on Thursday December 6, 2012.”

Bobby Ramroop

Queens Atlantic Investment Inc. (QAII) is the company headed by Executive Chairman Dr Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop, former President Bharrat Jagdeo’s best friend. President Jagdeo is also believed to be a major shareholder in Queens Atlantic.

Dr Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop (left)

Ramroop’s QAII now owns a newspaper—Guyana Times, a television station once owned by Anthony ‘Tony’ Vieira and operated as VCT 28 and is now TVG— this radio station, Radio Guyana Inc (RGI), and a host of other companies.             Continue reading

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