Daily Archives: 06/27/2014

US setting up DEA office in Guyana to go after drug lords

US setting up DEA office in Guyana to go after drug lords

Thursday, 26 June 2014 –  Written by  Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

 President Donald Ramotar and US Ambassador, Brent Hardt


President Donald Ramotar and US Ambassador, Brent Hardt

The United States (US) is to set up an office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) here to help go after drug kingpins at a time when there is a shift in trafficking routes, American Ambassador Brent Hardt announced on Thursday.

“There is definitely a shift to this region as we work closely with Mexico and Central America to tighten up some of the areas there so this does have a strategic purpose in that sense that the flows are increasing and there is need to boost our presence and engagement in the Caribbean,”  he told reporters. Continue reading

Guyana – best kept secret in South America-National Geographic

Guyana – best kept secret in South America-National Geographic

JUNE 26, 2014 | BY  | FILED UNDER NEWS

Highlighting Wilderness Explorers’ award-winning Amerindian Guyana tour, National Geographic Traveler Tourpresents 2014 must-see places on planet earth.

Guyana has earned a coveted exclusive spot on National Geographic Traveler 2014 list under Highlighting Wilderness Explorers’ award-winning Amerindian Guyana tour.

Noted as a must-see place on planet earth, National Geographic says that Guyana may be the best-kept secret in South America, with most of the country still covered in wild forest. Stunning natural wonders – stretching from newly restored mangroves near Georgetown to the mighty Kaieteur Falls to the pristine Iwokrama rain forest, Continue reading

Walter Rodney Inquiry – The distortions and deceptions – Commentary

The distortions and deceptions

JUNE 26, 2014 | BY KNEWS | EDITORIAL

It was William Shakespeare who first zeroed in on a comedy of errors. Certainly in life there are these comedies, some of which have a lasting impact on a situation. The Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry is turning out to be a comedy of errors and at the end, one wonders whether the desired result would be achieved.

Walter Rodney died thirty-four years ago. Since then there have been an aborted inquest and numerous attempts to get to the bottom of the issue. In the end, depending on which side of the political fence one stood, one would have come to distinct conclusions. One conclusion would be that people opposed to the late Dr. Walter Rodney conspired to kill him by whatever means.
However, there is an equally compelling conclusion that Dr. Rodney died by his own hands, albeit by misadventure.   Continue reading