Daily Archives: 04/17/2014

Guyana Ex-Police Association of Canada – Dance in Toronto- May 3, 2014

GEPAC Flyer 2014

            

Combined Opposition slashes $37.4B from 2014 Budget

Combined Opposition slashes $37.4B from 2014 Budget

APRIL 17, 2014 | BY  | …Amaila vote responsible for $22B
Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh defends the budgetary allocations

Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh defends the budgetary allocations

Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh, last month presented a $220B Budget for 2014. By the time the voting was finished yesterday, some $37.4B was slashed from the Estimates, leaving the administration with only $182.6B.

Those affected by the cuts are the Ministries of Health, Amerindian Affairs, Public Works, Finance and Office of the President.

Yesterday marked the final day for the consideration of the 2014 estimates and saw $22.2B being lopped from the Capital Programme for the Ministry of Finance. The contentious allocation in the Ministry’s Capital Programme was that of a $16B allocation for the Amaila Falls Hydro Electric Project under the Bharrat Jagdeo-led Low Carbon Development Strategy.   Continue reading

The Caribbean through the eyes of others – by David Jessop

By David Jessop

News Americas, LONDON, England, Thurs. April 17, 2014:  How others see us is sometimes hard to accept. Despite this, what they say when we are not present, can play a significant role in creating reputation and identity.

It also determines the tone of any response. In the case of nations, especially small states, it contributes to their perceived place in the world and may affect their ability to make progress.

This is not to suggest that image is more important than substance, or that the view of others is always correct, but to try to describe in what follows the much less positive light in which the Caribbean is seen than was the case a decade or more ago.  Continue reading

Guyana News – Budget Debate issues – 4 videos

Clash over Budget cuts

Sport Ministry allocations come under intense scrutiny

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US deports numerous Caribbean nationals following minor crimes – report

US deports numerous Caribbean nationals following minor crimes – report

WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Monday April 7, 2014, CMC – A significant number of Caribbean nationals had been deported after committing minor infractions, including traffic violations, according to an analysis of internal United States government records since President Barack Obama assumed office.

The figures showed that two-thirds of the nearly two million deportation cases involve Caribbean and other immigrants.
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