Daily Archives: 05/08/2013

President rejects opposition bills as unconstitutional

President rejects opposition bills as unconstitutional

Written by Kwesi Isles – Demerara Waves  – Tuesday, 07 May 2013

President Donald Ramotar has withheld his assent on two opposition bills passed by the National Assembly, making good on a promise to reject any legislation which lack government input.

Speaker of the House Raphael Trotman wrote the president on May 3 enquiring about the status of the Fiscal Management and Accountability (Amendment) Bill and the Former Presidents (Facilities and Other Benefits) Bill which he said had been sent to the Office of the President since February 25.

Trotman in the letter seen by DemWaves noted that the constitution mandated the President to return a bill to the Speaker within “twenty-one days of the date when it was presented to him for assent.”    Continue reading

Monarch Butterflies Migration Google Earth Tour


Monarch Butterflies Migration Google Earth Tour

Published on Apr 26, 2013

A story about the migration of the eastern population of monarch butterflies in North America, and the people that help them out along the way.

This Google Earth Tour was produced by Atlantic Public Media ( http:// http://www.atlantic.org) in cooperation with the Encyclopedia of Life (http:// http://www.eol.org) Learning + Education group located at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.


Indian Arrival Day: Ramotar rallies supporters against opposition

Ramotar rallies supporters against opposition

Accused of using “Race Card”. [see comments at end of article]

Written by Denis Scott Chabrol   – Demerara Waves – 6 May 2013

President Donald Ramotar addresses the IAC 2013 Arrival Day Mela at the Albion Sports Complex (GINA photo)

President Donald Ramotar on Monday May 6 2013, rallied his East Indian support-base in East Berbice warning them that food shortages could return if the opposition regains power.

He was at the time at the Albion Sports Complex Ground addressing the opening of an International Mela organised by the Indian Arrival Committee (IAC), regarded in some quarters as a governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) front group. The event was held in honour of the 175th anniversary of the arrival of East Indians to Guyana to work as indentured labourers.

He appealed for unity to prevent the progress made so far from being reversed. “Never again to return when we couldn’t have flour and bread and roti in our shops or we could not have split peas for our dhal or we could not have potatoes for our function,” he said. “Never again must we allow Guyana to return to those days.”    [Read more]