Daily Archives: 06/24/2014

UK-Caribbean: Resetting a much Changed Relationship – David Jessop

Britain-Caribbean: Resetting a much Changed Relationship

David Jessop

David Jessop

By David Jessop – News Americas Now, London, England, Monday, June 23, 2014.

Every two years the British and the Caribbean governments meet with the objective of moving forward a relationship that has become much changed.

This time it is the UK’s turn to host the event at Lancaster House in London on June 16 and 17. This is the grand UK government facility where in the 1960s and 1970s the Caribbean negotiated the constitutions that brought independence to almost every Anglophone Caribbean nation.

Attending what will be the Eighth UK-Caribbean Forum, will be almost all Caribbean Foreign Ministers, Britain’s Foreign Secretary, plus other ministers and assorted officials.

In contrast to previous meetings – the last one was in Grenada – this will have a significantly lower profile, with no sessions open to a wider audience, no set piece opening or closing session, and no participation by the UK’s European or North American partners.  Continue reading

United States slams Guyana’s efforts to curb human trafficking

United States slams Guyana’s efforts to curb human trafficking


GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday June 23, 2014, CMC – The United States government has again listed Guyana among countries not doing enough to curb trafficking in persons, and suggested it was an unwilling partner in the effort.

“Guyana is a source and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. Guyanese and foreign women and girls—including from Venezuela, Suriname, and Brazil—are subjected to prostitution in Guyana,” the June 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report said.

This latest report, again labeling Guyana a human trafficking nation, was released Friday (June 20) and so far there has been no comment from Government. Continue reading

Rains bring more stench to beleaguered Capital City – Georgetown

Rains bring more stench to beleaguered Capital City – Georgetown

JUNE 23, 2014 | BY  |
One of the many scenes  (Russell Street) around the city yesterday.

One of the many scenes (Russell Street) around the city.

A heavy downpour that began on Saturday night brought more woes to Georgetown’s citizens, in the all too form of flooded yards and roadways and floating refuse on Sunday June 22.

High levels of water were evident in several city streets and walkways, while floodwaters were seen up to the doors of some houses and business spots.   Continue reading

Guyana Christian Charities requests help for Rev. John O’Conner teaching nurses in Guyana.

Guyana Christian Charities requests help for Rev. John O’Conner teaching nurses in Guyana – tablet computers required

Guyana Christian Charities supports and encourages one of its members, Rev. John O’Connor, who has been teaching at the school of Nursing, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Georgetown since 2002.

He teaches for three months, September through November. For the last several years, he has introduced the McMaster Medical School “Problem Based Learning” method, in which there are no lectures and teachers are guides.

It is the students who set their own learning goals, which they then achieve in student-driven small groups. This methodology is facilitated by student access to the internet. Hence, Rev. John has sought donations so that every first year student can have a good tablet computer.

This year he is again seeking to raise money for these tablets. If you  would like to help, you can make a donation to Guyana Christian Charities (Canada) Inc., marked Mercy/O’Connor or through Canada Helps.

 John may be contacted at: revsx2@gmail.com.”