Daily Archives: September 1, 2013

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro visits Guyana

“No one will come between us” – Venezuelan leader tells Guyana

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Guyana and Venezuela have recommitted to stronger ties and increased cooperation in areas of transportation and trade.
In his first official visit since becoming leader of neighbouring Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro Moros also joined President Donald Ramotar in opposing possible military strikes by the US against war-torn Syria. The Venezuelan leader said that nothing gives US the right to be the judge and decide the future of another country. Yesterday, US President Barack Obama held off decisions on ordering a strike, saying he wanted Congress’ approval first.

President Donald Ramotar holds aloft a portrait of Simon Bolivar presented to him by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, yesterday, at the International Conference Centre.

Picture: President Donald Ramotar holds aloft a portrait of Simon Bolivar presented to him by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, yesterday, at the International Conference Centre.

Maduro’s visit comes at a time when Guyana would want reassurance about the PetroCaribe agreement – an oil-for-rice deal that was forged by former Venezuela leader, Hugo Chavez. Under that deal, Guyana buys oil under concessional terms from Venezuela and provides rice in return. Local farmers have been happy over the stability offered by that market.

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Capitol News – TV News Reports – 30 August 2013

Capitol News – TV News Reports – 30 August 2013

  • Surinamese President Bouterse’s son to appear in US Court charged with Drug Trafficking
  • Youth unemployment at an unacceptable rate – APNU
  • Concerns mount over current state of education, Luncheon says Cabinet is satisfied – Luncheon
  • Young Londoner of Guyanese parentage looks to make it big in the music arena
  • Short film ‘Seawall’ by Guyanese film maker screened at Moray House
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Surinamese President Bouterse’s son to appear in US Court charged with Drug TraffickingPosted: 30 Aug 2013 04:26 PM PDTThe US DEA is accusing Dino Bouterse, the son of the Surinamese President Desi Bouterse, of trafficking in over ten kilos of cocaine in a suitcase on a Commercial airline in the Caribbean in July. Bouterse was scheduled to appear in Manhattan Federal Court this afternoon, August 30, 2013. Dino Bouterse was arrested yesterday by […]   Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News Reports – 29 August 2013

Capitol News – TV News Reports – 29 August 2013

  • There are more critical issues affecting the mining sector other than Human Trafficking – Rohee
  • The National Frequency Management Unit responds to the Constitutional Matter on the issuance of Radio licences
  • Public Works Minister open to talks on relocation plan for North Timehri residents
  • AFC accuseas Gov’t of deliberately delaying the process of assenting to Local Gov’t Bills
  • Government will no longer seek any further engagement opposition on Amaila Hydro Project

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There are more critical issues affecting the mining sector other than Human Trafficking – RoheePosted: 29 Aug 2013 05:11 PM PDT

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee speaking at a forum as part of Mining Week at the International Conference Center on Wednesday. The event was dealing with the social ills affecting the mining industry and Trafficking in Persons is no stranger to such activities in the remote communities where mining is done. Rohee did not spare […]  Continue reading

Human trafficing in Guyana: Ms Simona Broomes

Ms Simona Broomes
SEPTEMBER 1, 2013 · STABROEK NEWS – EDITORIAL

Strange things happen in Guyana. Imagine that a woman who has been a miner in the interior for many years, and is familiar with the lawlessness which is part of life there, joins with other women to form a women miners’ organisation. Their particular focus is representing women in the mining industry and trying to help those who have been subject to abuse and exploitation.

And then imagine that the head of this association and her band of ladies soon discover on their interior excursions that in the forefront of the problems women (including some children) face in the hinterland is that of being trafficked for the purposes of prostitution – one form of trafficking in persons, or TIP, as its acronym is known. But not only do they discover this, they decide to do something about it.       Continue reading

My Neighbor Benny – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Music lover Rosaliene Bacchus’ latest blog entry.

Three Worlds One Vision

Ben Mitchell - New York Glam Rock Band Lead Guitarist - Portrait by Phillip AcevesBen Mitchell – Glam Rock Band Lead Guitarist
New York/USA – 1970s to 1990s
Portrait by Young American Artist, Phillip Aceves

My neighbor Benny Capasso is a soft-spoken, unassuming man. His thick black hair falls over his forehead and ears. I’ve seen him come and go, carrying a black guitar case. In May 2013, graduating with a Bachelor of Music (Honors) degree, he was happy that his studies were over.

In July, Phillip Aceves posted the above portrait of Benny on his Facebook page. Imagine my surprise! Benny was a former Glam Rock Band lead guitarist who had played with the best in rock at clubs in the Lower East Side of New York City where he was born. During his days in the limelight, people asked to take photos with him. Such public recognition still amazes him.

Influenced by his first generation Italian-American father, a photographer and swing dancer…

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Documentary: The Disappearing Male

Documentary: The Disappearing Male

Story at-a-glance

  • “The Disappearing Male” gives an educational glimpse into why environmental chemicals, and particularly the gender-bending kind, are so detrimental to boys
  • Endocrine-disrupting environmental chemicals are interfering with reproductive development, causing male birth defects to increase along with infertility rates
  • Male sperm counts have been on the decline and males of all species are becoming more feminized, likely due to rising chemical exposures
  • In one community close to a slew of chemical plants, two girls are born for every boy, raising concerns about the future of the human species

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