Daily Archives: December 10, 2014

AFC’s pro-democracy proposal poses negotiating challenges – Greenidge

AFC’s pro-democracy proposal poses negotiating challenges – Greenidge

December 10, 2014 | By | Filed  By Kiana Wilburg
APNU’s Carl Greenidge

APNU’s Carl Greenidge

The recent proposal by Alliance For Change (AFC) leader, Khemraj Ramjattan to have a pro-democracy alliance is  perceived by some politicians to be wise, but A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)’s financial point man, Carl Greenidge believes otherwise. He holds the view that Ramjattan’s initiative will pose some negotiating challenges.

Ramjattan made the announcement in an address to his party’s conference which was held at the St. Stanislaus College auditorium.

“Hard decisions would have to be made, and indeed the AFC is ready to enter, if necessary, into negotiations and to lead a pro-democracy alliance of progressive forces that is comprised of civic groups, workers’ unions, political forces…and by political forces here we are talking about even PPP members who have been disenchanted with the performance of the PPP thus far, and even APNU,” he had said to a loud round of applause. Continue reading

Mexico’s drug cartels could be funding Guyana gold mining operations – US

Mexico’s drug cartels could be funding Guyana gold mining operations – US

CARIBBEAN360  DECEMBER 8, 2014  Dennis Adonis

Guyana Gold Production

Guyana Gold Production – click to enlarge

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday December 8, 2014, Oslo Times – When U.S President Barack Obama signed the 2010 financial regulations bill into law, the primary focus of it was to clean up the bad business on Wall Street, while stretching Washington’s judicial reach to other countries engaged in bad business transactions that passes through U.S banks.

But buried in the 2,300 page document is an obscured section that covers the mineral exploitation profiteering feats in a number of jurisdictions, including Guyana, and everyone in that country that may be directly or indirectly involved in mineral trade with U.S companies or may have gained from questionable mineral trading transactions that passes through U.S banks.  Continue reading

Brazil/Guyana fibre optic cable project collapses

Brazil/Guyana fibre optic cable project collapses

December 10, 2014 | By |
File Photo: Cable being laid at Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, in 2011.

Photo: Cable being laid at Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, in 2011

More than four years after an agreement was signed between Guyana and Brazil for a fibre optic cable to link Government facilities, the project appears to have collapsed because of technical issues. It would appear certain now that billions of dollars have gone down the drain, unless Government finds a way to rescue the venture.

According to a Government source close to the project, continuous breakage to the cable has left the project in limbo. Time and again the deadlines have been pushed back. The cable passes through difficult terrain along the Linden/Lethem trail. Logistics have reportedly caused major headaches for contractors. Continue reading

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