Daily Archives: November 2, 2014

On Leaving Guyana – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Guyanese boarding Aircraft at Cheddi Jagan International AirportBoarding aircraft at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport – Guyana
Photo Credit: Guyana Times International

The worse part about emigration is not the brain drain. It’s the fragmentation of the family and community. Before my time came to leave the land of my birth, I had already lost to emigration, aunts, uncles, cousins, school friends, my three brothers, my sister, and my mother. Only my father and I had remained. Marriage gave me a new family with new connections.

Like thousands of other Guyanese over the years, they left for all kinds of reasons: higher education, reunite with family, economic hardships, racial and other violence, political victimization, corruption, crime, and more.

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Guyana Cultural Association NY- On-line Magazine – October 2014

GCA magazine - October 2014

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Download:  Guyana Cultural Association New York Magazine – October 2014

 IN THIS ISSUE
PAGE 3-11: Diwali 2014
PAGE 12: Book Launch
PAGE 13: QC school of the year
PAGE 14-15: Commentary – Lear Matthews
PAGE 16-18: GCA 2014 Symposium:
PAGE 19: Book “The Health Care Dilemma”
PAGE 20-21: Tribute to Professor Keith Proctor
PAGE 22-23: 25th Guyanese Mass
PAGE 24-25: Tribute to Rafiq Khan
PAGE 26-29: Tribute to Geoffrey Holder
PAGE 30-31: Jumbie Story-Peter Halder
October Editor- Juliet Emanuel

President directs that Parliament be convened within 14 days

President directs that Parliament be convened within 14 days

President Donald Ramotar has directed that Parliament be convened within the next 14 days. The move comes after weeks of wrangling over who has the authority to convene Parliament and intimations that the government and APNU were considering a possible deal that would delay the motion of no-confidence to be moved by the AFC.

A release from the Office of the President follows: Continue reading

Series of constitutional crises caused by Govt. damaging country’s democracy – Granger

Series of constitutional crises caused by Govt. damaging country’s democracy – Granger

November 1, 2014 | By By Kiana Wilburg

Noting that the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) is solely responsible for the series of constitutional

Opposition Leader, David Granger

Opposition Leader, David Granger

crises currently affecting the country, Opposition Leader, David Granger also stated that the government’s policies of prevention as it relates to the reconvening of the National Assembly, the holding of Local Government Elections and the enactment of vital legislation have all lent to the damages being done to the country’s democracy.

The recent scandal involving the Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall he said, has also served to further erode public respect and trust for the PPP/C regime.
The Opposition Leader made this statement during a press conference which was held yesterday at the party’s Hadfield Street Office.

Granger told members of the media that public confidence in the government has drained in several areas including parliamentary democracy, public finance, health security, public services and even in the administration of justice. Continue reading

Trinidad’s Carnival is on despite some Ebola fears

  • Trinidad's Carnival is on despite some Ebola fears

Trinidad’s Carnival is on despite some Ebola fears

  • Thursday, 30 October 2014 19:43   –  Written by  l – Demerara Waves

Trinidad and Tobago authorities have decided that Carnival 2015 will go ahead, despite concerns in some quarters about the deadly Ebola virus being imported to that twin-island nation during festivities.

Announcing that the annual calendar event will be held, the Chairman of the National Ebola Prevention and Response team, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Brigadier General Anthony Phillips- Spencer says the risk-level is insufficient to advise Cabinet that any major event should be cancelled. Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News videos – 30 October 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News videos – 30 October 2014

  • Police accuses Lall of stalling Police probe of Nandlall threats
  • More calls for Nandlall to be removed
  • Re-convening of National Assembly remains in limbo
  • More accusations against Sooba – Georgetown Town Clerk
  • Protests continue for Local Gov’t polls
  • Sports
Police accuses Lall of stalling Police probe of Nandlall threats  Posted: 30 Oct 2014 07:09 PM PDT
More calls for Nandlall to be removed  Posted: 30 Oct 2014 07:08 PM PDT  
Re-convening of National Assembly remains in limbo  Posted: 30 Oct 2014 07:07 PM PDT Continue reading
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