Daily Archives: 02/02/2014

Black History Month TV Programming – 2014


What To Watch: Black History Month TV Programming 2014

Black History Month may fall on the shortest month of the year, but network and cable television stations have jumped on board to celebrate our rich history.  PBS, for example, will highlight the achievements and triumphs of African-Americans with five new documentaries.

“Our Black History Month lineup delves deep into the stories of notable people and historical topics in a way that’s uniquely PBS,” says Donald Thoms, Vice President, Programming and Talent Management.  “We feature the work of diverse and independent producers, which remains a staple of our content offerings year round, and I think our viewers will enjoy and even find a little inspiration from our content this year.”   Continue reading

Guyana has me scratching my head – commentary

Guyana has me scratching my head


Something must be wrong with my country—horribly wrong. Almost each morning in the past month and now at the start of this month I wake up to news of someone being killed. I remember at the end of last year, I hoped that the New Year would bring the peace and quiet for which this country had become well known. That has not been the case.

I would not detail the murders, because everyone knows about them. There are more news agencies than there ever was and each of them broadcast the horror in chilling detail. The electronic media even publish the gruesome photographs.

There was a time when the public made known their displeasure at the publication of these photographs in the newspapers and even by the television stations that featured a newscast. Today, the country is taking these things in stride.

In fact, the younger people actually rush to see these photographs with ghoulish glee. Something must be wrong with my country.  Continue reading

Anti Money Laundering Bill: Guyana tops list of 55 defaulting countries

Anti Money Laundering Bill…Guyana tops list of 55 defaulting countries

FEBRUARY 2, 2014 | BY  |  Guyana shares the worst rating in the world with Mozambique, as it relates to the list of countries under the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) to be reviewed come February 10, when the body meets for its review group in Paris, France.

According to official FATF records seen by this publication, Guyana heads the list of the International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG).
That group includes countries such as Guyana, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Haiti, Cameroon, Aruba, Benin, Fiji and Zambia.   Continue reading

Cricket: Sarwan aims to resurrect career

Sarwan aims to resurrect career

FEBRUARY 2, 2014 | BY  |  SPORTS

By Sean Devers in Trinidad  In Association with Digicel, Carib Beer, 
Giftland Office Max, Payless Varity Store &  Leisure Inn & Car Rentals

Ramnaresh Sarwan with his man-of-the-match trophy Friday. (WICB)

Ramnaresh Sarwan with his man-of-the-match trophy

At 33, former West Indies and Guyana Captain Ramnaresh ‘Ronnie’ Sarwan seems to have found a new lease on life.

The elegant right-hander, who was recently married, started off the 2014 Regional NAGICO Super50 cricket tournament in Trinidad & Tobago with a scintillating unbeaten 89 from 62 balls with 10 fours and two sixes to spur Guyana to an emphatic 114-run win over Ireland at the Queens Park Oval on Friday night January 31, 2014.

He seems to be more settled mentally and more importantly a lot fitter now and the way he oozed confidence in his 49th 50-overs fifty suggested that he was almost back to Sarwan of old.  Continue reading

Guyana: Budget tangle

Guyana: Budget tangle

FEBRUARY 2, 2014 ·  Stabroek News – Editorial

Nothing is straightforward in Guyana. Last week Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang issued his ruling on the cuts to the government budget made first by the opposition political parties in 2012, which will almost certainly be appealed to the Court of Appeal and the Caribbean Court of Justice. And in the meantime, potentially speaking, there could be all manner of travails in the local political universe that would acquire their own dynamic.

Whether that happens or not would in the first instance depend on timing, viz, how long it takes for any appeal action to be lodged and heard, and a verdict rendered, in addition of course to how soon the 2014 Budget will be presented.   Continue reading

Brazil: Working with Import/Export Agents

This blog entry is by Guyana-born Rosaliene Bacchus, who spent many years in Brazil before emigrating to the USA.

Three Worlds One Vision

Port of Mucuripe - Fortaleza - Ceara - BrazilPort of Mucuripe – Fortaleza – Ceará – Brazil
Photo Credit: Skyscraper City

Strategic partnerships in potential overseas markets can help producers and manufacturers, lacking the size and might of multinational corporations, to sell their products on the international market. The import/export agent is one such partnership.

At Italbras Leather Producer & Exporter Ltd.,* I had the opportunity of working with five competent and reliable import/export agents. All were specialized in working in the leather industry.

When I joined the company, Italbras had partnered with an agent in the United States who represented its finished upholstery leather across the nation. Based on the number of American clients represented, he was our top agent. An expert in leather production, he worked closely with our Production Manager on matters relating to our American clients’ quality control requirements.

For the most part, since our American agent traveled a lot across the United States…

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