Daily Archives: 11/08/2013

Dictionary of Guyanese Biography 1984 – Arthur and Elma Seymour

Dictionary of Guyanese Biography – 1984

By:  Arthur and Elma Seymour  –  Published in 1984.  (117 pages)

“The completion and production of the Dictionary of Guyanese Biography (DGB) constitutes, I could see, a continuance and logical extension of the literary and cultural work on which I have been engaged over the past 40 years.

In the first place the DGB is a collection of biographies laying emphasis upon the lives of Guyanese and others who have helped to build the modern Guyana and so it is a variation of biography and autobiography.   Continue reading

Leaders in self-denial as Caribbean economic crisis worsens

Leaders in self-denial as Caribbean economic crisis worsens

by Sir Ronald Sanders –   published Caribbean360.com

imageSt Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony charged that governments are “engaged in one form or another of self-denial” while the Caribbean is “in the throes of a major crisis like it has never ever experienced before”.

Thursday November 7, 2013 – St Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony says that there is a grave economic crisis gnawing away at Caribbean countries and “governments are busy looking inward – each busy with their own agenda rather than pursuing a Caribbean solution to the economic crisis”. Not for the first time Dr Anthony has dared to tred where many other Caribbean leaders have shied away.    Continue reading

Opposition defeats amendments to anti-money laundering bill

Opposition defeats amendments to anti-money laundering bill

Opposition defeats amendments to anti-money laundering bill

Nov 7, 2013 – (Demerara Waves) – Guyana’s opposition-controlled National Assembly Thursday night voted down the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism (AML/CFT) bill, placing the country on the path to international sanctions.

“Guyana is now in jeopardy of being labeled a high risk country for international financial transactions, the ramifications of which have already begun to see delays in banking and money transfer transactions. These financial delays will result in increased commodity pricing and higher transaction fees to all Guyanese,” said Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh moments after the defeat.   Continue reading

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee in hospital

Clement Rohee in HospitalClement Rohee

November 8, 2013 – Stabroek News.

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee was yesterday admitted to the Woodlands Hospital.

It is unclear what his ailment is but sources say his condition has stabilised. Rohee, also General Secretary of the PPP, was not present at yesterday’s all-important session of Parliament.

Stabroek News was made to understand that Minister Rohee was feeling ill since yesterday morning and staff at Woodlands were on standby.  PPP/C MP Gail Teixeira relayed last night that Rohee was following the advice of his physician and checked into Woodlands as a precautionary measure.

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