Daily Archives: 12/20/2013

Strong economic growth predicted for Guyana – IMF

Strong economic growth predicted for Guyana – IMF

GraphThe latest IMF report indicated that during the last decade, Guyana’s strong macroeconomic performance has contributed to a reduction in public debt levels and sustained poverty reduction.

WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Friday December 20, 2013, CMC – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting Guyana’s economic growth for 2013 to be 4.8 per cent continuing the broad-based robust expansion in economic activity over the past few years.

The Washington-based financial institution, which has just concluded an Article IV consultation on the country, said that during the last decade, Guyana’s strong macroeconomic performance has contributed to a reduction in public debt levels and sustained poverty reduction.

It said that the economy has experienced seven years of uninterrupted growth averaging about four per cent annually.   Continue reading

Statement by Maj. Gen. (retd) Joseph G Singh on New River Triangle

Dear Editor

Statement by Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh on extractive activities relating to Guyana’s natural resources in the New River Triangle

I have noted that sections of the media have been carrying statements attributed to me in relation to the issue of natural resources extractive activities in the geographic area in south-eastern Guyana referred to as the New River Triangle. The only statement I have made was in response to a question from a Stabroek News reporter, who asked whether during my tenure as Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (1990 -2000) I was cognisant of an official policy regarding such activities. I informed the reporter that the Guyana Defence Force, GDF, was aware of Government’s policy that no permits were being granted for natural resources extractive activities in the New River Triangle.  Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News Updates – 19 Dec 2013

Capitol News – TV News Updates – 19 Dec 2013

  • CGX donates 5 million dollars to educational institutions
  • Comprehensive approach to garbage disposal needed says GCCI
  • Company spreads holiday cheers in Buxton
  • Sports
  • Chamber of Commerce head condemns town clerk appointment process
  • Govt. seeks operator for Solid Waste Plan
  • Fly Jamaica adds direct Toronto to GEO destination
  • Sports
CGX donates 5 million dollars to educational institutionsPosted: 19 Dec 2013 03:55 AM PST

Comprehensive approach to garbage disposal needed says GCCIPosted: 19 Dec 2013 03:49 AM PST

While the garbage continues to pile up in and out of the city the president of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Clinton Urling is calling for urgent integrated, holistic solid waste management plan for the entire country.  Urling also see the holding of local government elections as critical to fix the many problems facing various […]   Continue reading

Hospitals in Guyana: A question of quality of care – commentary

A question of quality of care

DECEMBER 19, 2013 · Stabroek News – Editorial
Last week, a four-year-old boy died at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) where he had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit after a minor operation to suture his tongue somehow went awry.

According to information from Jaden Mars’s family, he had been playing at home when he tripped and bit his tongue. He was first taken to the health centre in his community, where a referral was given for the GPH. It should be noted here that Jaden’s condition was in no way critical at the time he was taken to the GPH and that his mother has stated that prior to his accident at home, he was healthy.    Continue reading

Caribbean, Latin American Immigrants top NYC Foreign-born Population

Caribbean, Latin American Immigrants top NYC Foreign-born Population

The Caribbean population has become noticeably more prominent with many politicians courting voters including incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio. (File photo)

The Caribbean population has become noticeably more prominent with many politicians courting voters including incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio. (File photo)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Dec. 19, 2013: What does the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica, Guyana, Ecuador, Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago all have in common?  Nationals from these nations all make up the top eight immigrant groups in the Big Apple.

According to the latest ‘Newest New Yorkers Immigration Report,’ released by New York City’s outgoing Mayor, Mike Bloomberg Wednesday  (Dec 18), the city’s immigrants have reached new peak at more than 3 million residents with the majority being from the Caribbean and Latin America.   Continue reading

Why is India so angry over nanny dispute? (+video)

Why is India so angry over nanny dispute? (+video)

By , Correspondent / December 19, 2013

The government is calling for a full apology over the arrest of one of their diplomats. Even Indian advocates for the nanny are angry about the style of the arrest.

India’s Deputy Consul General in New York, Devyani Khobragade, attends a Rutgers University event at India’s Consulate General in New York, June 19, 2013. India urged the United States to withdraw a visa fraud case against Khobragade, one of its diplomats in New York today, suggesting that Secretary of State John Kerry’s expression of regret over her treatment in custody was not enough.     Continue reading

Barbados layoffs: “a gloomy time for CARICOM” – Sir Ronald Sanders

Barbados layoffs could be beginning of a gloomy time for CARICOM

imageWhile the economic recession that began in late 2008 has abated in North America and Europe, its effects have been prolonged in those Caribbean countries whose economies are highly reliant on services, the principal one being tourism says Sir Ronald Sanders
Sir Ronald Sanders
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday Decemeber 19, 2013 – The announcement on Friday 13 December by the government of Barbados that it will lay-off over 3,000 public servants in January as a first step in cutting back government expenditure and reducing national demand for goods and services has rightly rattled other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) members.  Concern has been greatest in neighbouring Eastern Caribbean countries, particularly the six independent ones that, with the British overseas territory, Montserrat, form the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).    Continue reading
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