Daily Archives: 02/05/2014

The Good Old Days – not so long ago!

The Good Old Days – not so long ago!

Iowa, USA 2014: One evening,  a 17 year-old- grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, the Internet and just things in general in this “modern age”….

The Grandmother replied, “Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
‘television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, contact lenses, Frisbees and the pill
There were no: credit cards, laser beams or ball-point pens
Man had not yet invented: pantyhose, air conditioners, dishwashers, clothes dryers, and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and man hadn’t yet walked on the moon.  Continue reading

Guyanese Online – MOST POPULAR ENTRIES – January 2014

Guyanese Online:  MOST POPULAR ENTRIES – January 2014 (Click to view)

  1. GUYANA and CARIBBEAN RECIPES
  2. Home page / Archives
  3. An upbeat and Tearful Sparrow stirs Fans in Brooklyn – inc video
  4. Botlahle: Age 11 – Winner Of South Africa’s Talent 2012 – 3 videos
  5. CHINESE ADVICE TO 50-YEAR OLDS & OLDER
  6. Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards
  7. Two Amazing Trinidadian Magicians – video
  8. Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
  9. Guyana: Outside Parliament Buildings – the homeless and garbage
  10. Georgetown, Guyana: An inundated city once again   Continue reading

Guyana: The Procurement Commission – by Eusi Kwayana

Dear Editor ,

When the Procurement Act received the President’s  Assent in 2003  the  establishment  of the Procurement Commission was already part of the Constitution.

Since the President’s Assent in 2003, two PPP/C Presidents of  Guyana  took the Oath of office– one in 2006 and the present one in 2011.  Each solemnly pledged to uphold  the Constitution as it was then. Did they take the Oath with a “mental reservation” ?

There are reasons why the ruling party will not like the provisions of the Procurement Commission. First, its members are chosen not by the Minister but by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly. This method goes against one -party control.  With the power in the hands the Minister, as in the Broadcast Authority Act,  32 becomes  33 and 33  becomes 32.   Secondly,  the Procurement Commission, once   appointed, takes over  the review,  functions and the “grievance  procedure”  of the  hand-picked National Procurement and Tendering Administration (NAPTA.)   Continue reading

GCA New York Magazine – January 2014

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