Daily Archives: May 22, 2014

Corruption, Cocaine and Murder in Trinidad – video report

Corruption, Cocaine and Murder in Trinidad

Published on May 20, 2014 – VICE News Video

Around midnight on May 3, Dana Seetahal, a prominent attorney and former senator in Trinidad and Tobago, had just left a casino in the capital of Port of Spain when her vehicle was stopped by another car blocking the road. A van pulled up alongside and let loose a burst of gunfire, killing her in a well orchestrated hit.

Her murder was one of approximately 170 that have occurred in the Caribbean nation so far this year, putting it on course for one of the highest murder rates in the world. The country saw only 93 murders in 1999. Last year, there were 407.    Continue reading

A big difference between Father’s Day and Mother’s Day – by Francis Quamina Farrier

A Guyanese father sharing quality time with his wife and two young daughters while on holiday in Tobago.

A Guyanese father sharing quality time with his wife and two young daughters while on holiday in Tobago.

“A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FATHER’S DAY and MOTHER’S DAY”;

a declaration of war by Francis Quamina Farrier

The Business establishments are at it again. Mother’s Day has hardly passed, and here they are with all the Father’s Day advertisements! They just had advertisements for clothing, to jewellery, to flowers, to meals, to trips, all intended to make mothers happy and feel appreciated on Mother’s Day. That is great.

Now they are already advertising what they have for fathers, intended for you to spend your money with them to make your dear Dad happy. Now let me say right away that I do not have a beef with the Business Community for trying to increase their bottom line; that is what they do; that is what they are in business for; to make more money and to be as successful as possible, and many of us benefit from successful business establishments around us. Continue reading

The 1836 British Guiana Bank now Republic Bank Ltd

 

THE 1836 BRITISH GUIANA BANK NOW REPUBLIC BANK LTD

THE 1836 BRITISH GUIANA BANK NOW REPUBLIC BANK LTD

By Dmitri Allicock

The history of commercial banking in Guyana originated in 1836 when British Guiana opened on November 11, in the capital city of Georgetown, the British Guiana Bank, a journey spanning 178 years of service with local ownership to foreign ownership then, full circle, to local ownership again. It was the first commercial bank owned by the private sector to start business in the colony of British Guiana, which had recently consolidated, in 1831, the three colonies of Essequibo, Berbice and Demerara into one entity.   Continue reading

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