Daily Archives: 06/20/2013

Derrick Abdul Salick – “Douglas” in Trinidad and Tobago

Derrick Abdul Salick believes “Douglas” will be the new voice in Trinidad and Tobago — commentary by Hudson George

Caribbean News Now:  June 20, 2013 – By Hudson George  

European colonisation of the Caribbean destroyed the native populations and the Africans, who were brought by force to work on the plantation as slaves, became a majority group living in captivity, working for their colonial slave masters. During that period of slavery, the colonial masters were having intimate relationship with the African women. In that relationship, a new race of people became a part of the population. They were called mulattoes and some of those mulattoes had a better life experience than the Africans because of their mixed race status.

After slavery was abolished, the Europeans brought East Indians to work on the plantations as indentured labourers. Over the years some East Indians and Africans became intimate and in the relationship they created another race again, they called the offspring “Douglas”Continue reading

Capitol News – TV video Reports – June 19, 2013

Capitol News TV Reports – 19th June 2013

  • Chief Justice Ian Chang excludes Opposition Leader & the Finance Minister from 2012 Budget Cuts hearing – 19th Jun 2013
  • Senior Officers plan to protest Minister Rohee’s direct involvement in the running of the Force – 19th Jun 2013
  • Chairperson of the GNBA Bibi Shadick reveals Radio Guyana & Telcor have six frequencies – 19th Jun 2013
  • GCCI expresses disappointment with the opposition for voting down bills dealing with the security sector – 19th Jun 2013
  • Guyana given August 26th deadline to submit amendments to financial crimes law – 19th Jun 2013
  • British Government assists Guyana to train prosecutors in handling cases of money laundering – 19th Jun 2013.

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Minnesota: Twin Cities CARIFEST – 20th Anniversary – July 26-27, 2013

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SEE JULY 27th EVENT BELOW    Continue reading

Police likely to act after IDB fraud probe – Minister Rohee – video

Police likely to act following completion of the IDB probe – Minister of Home Affairs Rohee – 18th Jun 2013  – Capitol News

An embarrassed Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee speaking about the alleged fraud uncovered by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at the office of the Citizens  security programme.

But in a strange twist to the story as it unfolded, the head of the project implementation unit Khemraj Rai tendered his resignation citing health issues.    Continue reading

CFATF gives Guyana until August to submit amended financial crimes law

CFATF gives Guyana until August to submit amended financial crimes law – e.g. money laundering     

19 June 2013 (CND)  –The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) has given Guyana two months to pass upgraded laws against financial crimes before the global watchdog considers the country’s fate in November, Attorney General Anil Nandlall said Tuesday June 18, 2013.

Addressing the opening of a workshop on Guidelines for the 2009 Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing of Terrorism, he said the parliamentary select committee received a formal response from CFATF that Guyana has until August 26 to approve the amendments to the laws.

The committee had decided to formally ask CFATF to state the deadline in writing when Guyana has to submit the amended laws to that body for experts to study them ahead of the meeting.

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Feasibility study for new Demerara Harbour Bridge completed

Demerara Harbour Bridge

Demerara Harbour Bridge – opened in 1978

Feasibility study for new Demerara Harbour Bridge completed

19 June 2013 (CMD)  The feasibility study for the new Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) has been completed and pro  posed locations will be identified in time Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon.

He told reporters on Wednesday that the study was not yet before the Cabinet.

“Our expectation is that the study will soon be before Cabinet, and on that basis decisions would soon be made about proposed locations and the complexities of the structures,” GINA reported Dr. Luncheon as saying.   Continue reading

What we’re learning from online education – Daphne Koller – video

What we’re learning from online education – Daphne Koller

Published on Jun 14, 2013 – TED Education

Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed.