Daily Archives: 05/12/2014

Suriname parliament wants talks to resolve New River Triangle issue

Suriname parliament to resolve New River Triangle issue behind closed doors

MAY 11, 2014 | BY  |

First arrow shows the disputed New River Triangle/Tigri areaGuyana – Suriname Border issue 

The Surinamese government is once again making claims to the disputed Guyana/ Suriname New River Triangle/ Tigri area within weeks of Natural Resource Minister Robert Persaud disassociating  Guyana out of Suriname’s first ever oil and gas conference.

The Dutch -speaking country’s parliament however made a resolution last week to carry on discussions on the issue behind closed doors

According to the country’s online news site De Ware Tijd, Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Lackin has reiterated Suriname’s ownership of the contentious region and urged that the government hold more talks to deal with the issue.  Continue reading

Berbice Reunion Dance – Decatur Georgia – May 24, 2014

Berbice Reunion Dance

Guyana: Free and fair local government elections – commentary

Free and fair local government elections


Pressed at Wednesday’s Europe Day event on why local government elections have not been held, President Ramotar had this to say:

“As far as local government elections is concerned I cannot be oblivious to the political situation that exists in this country and further I say not.”

If one was to parse this cryptic answer by the President, there is only one plausible inference that can be drawn and this is that the President is holding in reserve the option of calling early general elections and therefore preparations for long-awaited local government elections cannot begin. It may also be the case that the government has no desire to hold either the general or local government elections but is simply using one to excuse the absence of the other. The President’s declaration that he will say nothing further on the matter is also exceedingly disappointing. The electorate expects, nay demands, that the President be forthcoming on all the details surrounding the unconscionably delayed local government polls and his reasoning. Continue reading

The Difference Between Men And Women…Very, Very, True!


couplegfLet’s say a guy named Fred is attracted to a woman named Martha. He asks her out to a movie; she accepts; they have a pretty good time. A few nights later he asks her out to dinner, and again they enjoy themselves. They continue to see each other regularly, and after a while neither one of them is seeing anybody else.

And then, one evening…

when they’re driving home, a thought occurs to Martha, and, without really thinking, she says it aloud: “Do you realize that, as of tonight, we’ve been seeing each other for exactly six months?”

And then, there is silence in the car.To Martha, it seems like a very loud silence. She thinks to herself: I wonder if it bothers him that I said that. Maybe he’s been feeling confined by our relationship; maybe he thinks I’m trying to push him into some kind of obligation…

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