Daily Archives: 09/07/2013

Capitol News – TV news videos – 06 Sep 2013

Capitol News – TV news videos – 06 Sep 2013

  • Businessman fingered in biker’s murder still elude law enforcement officers
  • Government still to honour August 21 2012 Linden Agreement one year later
  • AFC patiently wait for Four Local Gov’t Bills to make its way to President Ramotar for its assent
  • Georgetown Magistrates Court recently refurbished
  • Guyana to host 28th session of the Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission meeting
  • Motor Racing: All systems go for GMR&SC international race meet at the South Dakota Circuit

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Businessman fingered in biker’s murder still elude law enforcement officersPosted: 06 Sep 2013 05:23 PM PDT

Kurt Davis was an active member of the CBR bikers crew riding from Georgetown to Suriname. He is seen here after a journey around the country. It was only recently that he was part of the biker fest in Berbice where he performed a few stunts. Davis’ life was cut short allegedly by one of […]
Government still to honour August 21 2012 Linden Agreement one year laterPosted: 06 Sep 2013 05:16 PM PDT         Continue reading

UG Library needs books and qualified librarians

UG Library needs books and qualified librarians


Having played a primary role in the University of Guyana (UG)’s existence, concerns are being raised regarding the current state of the UG library, due to it having to operate under severe shortages and lack of skilled personnel.

This fact was admitted by Chief Librarian, Gwyneth George, who noted that lack of funding, which has lately been rendered as a university problem, is having severe effects on the stock of publications available for research at the library.
The Librarian said that as a result, most of the collections that are currently available for use are outdated. She added that this problem is not new and has been “out in the open” for years.

UG’s Chief Librarian, Gwyneth George

UG’s Chief Librarian, Gwyneth George

Although being a beneficiary of book donations from several entities, the Librarian said that the literature does not always fall under the subject area in which the library is most lacking. The library recently received once such donation from the Mexican Embassy. The donation comprised a number of Spanish-titled books, based on Culture, History and Migration among other topics.

She said that in order to adequately bring their research material up-to-date, a massive funding dedicated solely to boosting the collection, is needed.        Continue reading

Meet Britain’s youngest ever barrister

Meet Britain’s youngest ever barrister

Gabrielle Turnquest has been called to the bar at the age of 18

Gabrielle Turnquest

Gabrielle Turnquest

Gabrielle Turnquest is the youngest person in the history of the English legal system to be admitted to the bar. Photograph: Neil Hall/The University of Law

She is the youngest person to be called to the bar in 600 years and at just 18, Gabrielle Turnquest has already become used to questions about her age.

By 12 she was ahead of her classmates. She started her first degree at the age of 14, graduating two years later on the day she also graduated from high school. “I guess it feels really good to have a law degree,” she says, “rather than the age part of it.”   Continue reading

House of Mandela Wines for a Brooklyn toast

House of Mandela Wines for a Brooklyn toast

By Tangerine Clarke
In this image taken on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, former South African president Nelson Mandela’s daughter, Makaziwe Mandela, left, and his granddaughter Tukwini Mandela pose with some of their House of Mandela wines, in Bal Harbour, Fla.   AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

House of Mandela Wines, a company that was launched in the United States earlier this year by Makaziwe Mandela and Tukwini Mandela, daughter and granddaughter of former South African president and world icon, Nelson Mandela – will be featured at the “Toast of Brooklyn Wine and Food Festival” on Sept. 13 and 14, at the Brooklyn Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St.   Continue reading

Laparkan Scholarships Program launched

Laparkan Scholarships Program

By Tangerine Clarke  – Caribbean Life Magazine – Sept 6, 2013


Executives of Larpakan: Shermin Ali, Wesley Kirton, Robert Mitchell, Dawn Plummer, Gavin Khan and Barbara Shawh are pictured at the company’s Richmond Hill office. [Photo by Tangerine Clarke]

Laparkan Trading Limited – Global Freight & Logistics Solutions is partnering with Caribbean-American youth to award three financial scholarships in the amount of $1500.00 each to inspire higher learning and community service.

Students of Caribbean American heritage have until Sept. 15, to submit their application. A student must be a high school graduate, or hold a GED certificate, and be admitted to an institution of higher learning with a GPA 3.3 and above average, and SAT score of at least 1500.  [Read more]

Jamaica: PM outlines logistics hub benefits for Jamaica and China

Jamaica: PM outlines logistics hub benefits for Jamaica and China
Published on August 26, 2013 – Caribbean News Now
 Jamaica -ChinaIn this combined image, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (left), delivers the keynote address during Friday’s business seminar and matchmaking meeting in Beijing, China, which was jointly organized and hosted for Jamaican and Chinese entrepreneurs by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Embassy of Jamaica in China
BEIJING, China (JIS) — Prime minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller, on Friday outlined the mutual benefits that Jamaica and China can derive from the island’s global logistics hub initiative.  Continue reading