Daily Archives: 02/23/2014

In Pursuit of a Husband

Another interesting and thought-provoking blog entry from Rosaliene Bacchus.

Three Worlds One Vision

Wedding Camila Alves and Matthew McConaugheyWedding Brazilian Model Camila Alves & American Actor Matthew McConaughey
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When I met Gabriela,* she was in pursuit of a husband. Still single at thirty one, all of her close friends had already married and had at least one kid. To make matters worse, she faced constant pressure from her mother and three brothers to get married.

In 1999 when my hours at Ceará Importers* had been cut in half, I had to make up the shortfall. Through referral from a friend, I spent an hour one evening weekly at Gabriela’s house for an English class. An accountant at an American financial company, she saw fluency in English as a means of moving up in the company.

Gabriela lived at her parents’ house with her mother, an aunt, and younger, single brother. Her two older brothers, both married with children, had homes…

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World Bank VP pays tribute to Laurence Clarke

World Bank VP pays tribute to Laurence Clarke

FEBRUARY 19, 2014 | BY  |
Lawrence Clarke

Lawrence Clarke

Vice President of World Bank Group Human Resources, Sean McGrath, has said that Laurence Clarke’s legacy is felt across the Africa continent, in Juba, Angola, Mozambique, Sao Tome, Liberia, Botswana, Zambia, and Ethiopia where, as a World Bank representative, he made a difference through tireless efforts and long hours of dedication.

Laurence Clarke, the late World Bank representative who served in those countries and was at one time Country Director for the Mozambique CMU, died at the Capela do Hospital Central in Maputo, Mozambique. He was born on January 26th, 1952.  Clarke succumbed after a long battle with illness.

The former World Bank representative is remembered as a leader who fought poverty with passion and professionalism.   Continue reading

Major companies pull out of Mash Day float parade

Major companies pull out of Mash Day float parade

FEBRUARY 22, 2014 | BY  |

Mash-paradeA number of large companies that have been fixtures of the annual Mash Day parade will not be around this year. But coordinators downplayed this, yesterday, saying that the show will be as exciting as ever.

Out of the float parade are beer companies, Banks DIH and Ansa McAl.

When questioned on the reason for the withdrawal of the popular Carib Beer contingent, Public Relations Officer of Ansa McAL, Darshanie Yusuf, said that the company will be doing things differently this year.

At least two large companies will not be part of the Mash float parade in the city .  Continue reading

Major probe launched into remigrant vehicle racket

Major probe launched into remigrant vehicle racket

FEBRUARY 23, 2014 | BY  | FILED UNDER NEWS

A major police investigation has been launched into a multi-million dollar fraud scheme involving duty free concessions for vehicles, with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) yesterday saying that former staffers may be involved.GRA’s Commissioner General, Khurshid Sattaur

GRA’s Commissioner General, Khurshid Sattaur >

With millions of dollars at stake, Commissioner-General of the GRA, Khurshid Sattaur disclosed that “recently, it was reported to management that persons allegedly posing as remigrants are benefiting others who are supposedly financing highly illegal schemes to grant themselves with the concessions for various classes of luxury vehicles.”   Continue reading