Daily Archives: 01/26/2013

Finally, the Republicans Are Afraid – commentary

Finally, the Republicans Are Afraid

Friday, 25 January 2013 11:04 By Robert Parry, Consortium News | News Analysis

For anyone who has lived through the past several decades of Republican bullying – from Richard Nixon’s anything-goes politics through Karl Rove’s dreams of a “permanent Republican majority” – it had to be startling to hear House Speaker John Boehner complaining that President Barack Obama’s goal was “to annihilate” the GOP.

During a private luncheon of the Republican Ripon Society on Tuesday, Boehner cited Obama’s progressive agenda as outlined in his Second Inaugural as representing an existential threat to the GOP.              Continue reading

US authorities want investigation of Curacao gold smuggling cases

US authorities want investigation of Curacao gold smuggling cases

January 26, 2013 – Curacao Chronicle

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — In a letter dated January 21, 2013, US authorities have asked the local authorities to investigate gold smuggling cases between Curacao and the United States.

It appears that these cases have been going on for 15 years now. One of the questions asked by the US authorities is why the Curacao authorities are only investigating the perpetrators in the recent gold robbery and not the role of the custom officials in this case, which the US authorities apparently find very questionable in gold smuggling cases between Guyana and Curacao.    Continue reading

108 Giant Chinese Projects That Are Reshaping The World

108 Giant Chinese Projects That Are Reshaping The World

Vivian Giang and Robert Johnson | Dec. 5, 2011,

There is an old Chinese saying that goes: If you want to be rich, you must first build roads.

And, boy, have they built some roads: In the past year, we’ve seen the world’s longest sea bridge, the world’s longest gas pipeline and a high-speed railway that’s left everyone else in the dust literally.

The resultant infrastructure push is incredible. A list of 108 super projects  is floating around Chinese message boards and we picked out the 45 coolest ones to showcase here.   Continue reading

Adrian Dutchin – “I am a Guyanese” video

 Adrian Dutchin : I AM A GUYANESE – video


Dem Bajans – By Dave Martins

Dem Bajans  –  By Dave Martins

 January 6, 2013 Our 1823 Monument· Stabroek News

From the start of Tradewinds, I’ve always had a thing with ‘dem Bajans.’ While it’s true that the band initially became popular in 1968 from Trinidad radio stations hammering my ‘Honeymooning Couple‘ song, it was the Bajans who first got on the Tradewinds bandwagon and embraced the group immediately in a way that would only be equalled in time by Guyana.
It was one of those ‘love at first sight things’ that just happen, without one knowing exactly why. There was an immediate connection between the Bajans and our music.

Barbados was the place we first realised we had arrived. You would hear the band’s music as you passed houses, or going by little drinking spots, or even from the radios of passing cars, with the taxis, in particular, having it at high volume. In our heyday, with our Bajan man Vic Fernandes organizing the gigs, we appeared in the popular spots but Vic also put us in the countryside venues where few visiting bands went. We would play Drill Hall, North Point, and a delightful rustic place (the name eludes) on the extreme edge of Barbados’ east coast overlooking the sea.  Continue reading

A runway to the future for St Vincent and the Grenadines

A runway to the future for St Vincent and the Grenadines

Published on January 5, 2013 – caribbeannewsnow.com

st vincentLONDON, England — 2013 is set to be a year of development and change for St Vincent and the Grenadines. The long awaited Argyle International airport should be complete by the end of the year, bringing huge potential tourism benefits to the islands. However, caution is needed to ensure the opportunities are managed to the islands’ gain.

Long considered some of the Caribbean’s most unspoiled islands, St Vincent and the Grenadines have been somewhat held back in the development of their tourism industry due to relatively poor air links to St Vincent.  [more]