Daily Archives: January 20, 2015

GACACF- “Guyana Night” celebrating 45th Republic Anniversary – Orlando Florida – February 21, 2015

Guyana Night

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 The Guyanese American Cultural Association of Central Florida (Orlando)

Celebrates Guyana’s 45 th year as a Republic with a “Guyana Night”
of Culture, Music, Dance, and Entertainment
Featuring Ken Corsbie and Tony Ricardo
At the Rotary Club, 475 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811

Between Corporate Blvd and Old Winter Garden Rd

Opposition parties formally agree to negotiate pro-democracy alliance; welcome election date

Opposition parties formally agree to negotiate pro-democracy alliance; welcome election date

ballot boxTuesday, 20 January 2015 19:21 -by   – CND

Less than one hour after news broke that President Donald Ramotar announced that Monday, May 11, 2015 will be Election Day, Guyana’s two major political parties not only declared that they were ready for balloting but that they have made signficant headway for negotiations for a pre-electoral alliance.

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) said that they were making progress on talks toward the formation of a pro-democracy alliance.

APNU Chairman, David Granger and AFC General Secretary, David Patterson told Caribbean News Desk on Tuesday that the parties have selected negotiation teams which are to have their first meeting at a date already set.  Continue reading

Race row over Oscars as Rev Al Sharpton protests nominations

Race row over Oscars as Rev Al Sharpton protests nominations

 Rev Al Sharpton leaving rally

ACCORDING TO AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST REVEREND AL SHARPTON: “THE MOVIE INDUSTRY IS LIKE THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS: THE HIGHER YOU GET, THE WHITER IT GETS.”

CALIFORNIA, United States, Tuesday January 20, 2015 – While the old adage “you can’t please all the people all the time” seems to have been custom crafted for the annual Academy Awards, the 2015 staging of the event has escalated from discontent to controversy with the announcement of the nominations for what are arguably the most prestigious titles in the motion picture industry.

The strife stems from the fact that all the nominees in the four acting categories are white, plunging the Oscars into a race row.

According to American civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton: “The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains: the higher you get, the whiter it gets.”

Reverend Sharpton, a critic of the lack of diversity in the American motion picture industry, indicated that he had called an “emergency meeting” in Hollywood “to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards.”    Continue reading

Guyana’s General Elections Day is May 11, 2015

Guyana’s General Elections Day is May 11, 2015

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:38 -Written by  Denis Scott Chabrol-Demerara Waves

Guyana President Donald Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar Tuesday evening announced that Guyanese would be going to the polls to elect a new government of their choice on May 11, 2015.’

Following is the full text of his address to the nation.

My fellow Guyanese, as you will recall I prorogued Parliament on November 10, 2014.  In doing so, I indicated that I was opting to preserve rather than end the life of the 10th Parliament.  I was also attempting to avoid further political conflict and seek avenues of political accommodation between my government and the parliamentary opposition parties.I had hoped that the period of prorogation would have allowed for extant tensions to ease and for all of the parliamentary parties to constructively engage the government.  At all times I have acted in accordance with the Constitution of Guyana.
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Failed govt. projects show poor planning, waste of tax $$$ – AFC’s Nagamootoo

Failed govt. projects show poor planning, waste of tax $$$ – AFC’s Nagamootoo

AFC Vice Chairman, Moses Nagamootoo

AFC Vice Chairman, Moses Nagamootoo

January 19, 2015 | By | Filed Under News

Catastrophic ventures such as the Amaila Falls hydro project, the airport expansion project, the specialty hospital, Marriot Hotel, the fibre-optic cable project, the Solid Waste Management project, the Hope Canal project and the Skeldon Sugar Factory were highlighted by long time politician Moses Nagamootoo as he sought to drive home his point that the government “has failed us.”

He pointed to “the mess we see with the East Bank and East Coast four lane roads”  as tangible evidence of poor integrated and strategic planning and said that the PPP’s “Rhodes scholars” have clearly failed Guyana at a time when the country’s public debt would have topped the $400 Billion Guyana dollar mark. (US 2Billion) Continue reading

Americide – the treatment of African-Americans

Americide – the treatment of African-Americans

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The most egregious example of “Americide” is our country’s treatment of African-Americans. It’s exhibited in the many profitable corporations—manufacturers, banks, insurance, railroad—that had their roots in slavery.  Published: January 18, 2015 | Authors: | NationofChange | Op-Ed

America is gradually, but unrelentingly, destroying part of itself. The facts to support this are well-documented, told in many ways from past to present.

The most egregious example of Americide is our country’s treatment of African-Americans. Almost everyone agrees about the evils of slavery, once dismissed simply as a Peculiar Institution. But a debate goes on about reparations, with passionate arguments on both sides, ranging from a demand for a Reparations Superfund for jobs and education, to a claim that blacks actually benefited from slavery because of the years of ‘reparations’ received through poverty programs.  Continue reading

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