Daily Archives: February 3, 2015

Deportees arrive from US, escorted to police headquarters under tight security

Deportees arrive from US, escorted to police headquarters under tight security

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 –  by   – Caribbean News Desk

The plane that brought the Guyanese deportees to the land of their birth. The police mobile patrol and the bus that brought them to the city are also seen.Photo: The plane that brought the Guyanese deportees to the land of their birth. The police mobile patrol and the bus that brought them to the city are also seen.

 Guyanese deportees arrive at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and escorted to a Guyana Police Force bus that transported them to the Guyana Police Force’s headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department, Eve Leary.

The MD-82 jet touched down at the Cheddi Jagan Internationa Airport at exactly 2:39 PM, as a small number of relatives and friends mingled in the viewing gallery.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 02 February 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 02 February 2015

  • Guyanese NY Attorney and Civic Leader Albert Baldeo sentenced to 18 months in prison
  • Police Corruption: Policewoman tries to negotiate settlement to drop rape charge
  • PPP considering new GECOM Commissioner
  • AFC wants Parliament to be dissolved to make elections date “legal”
  • Strike: “Revolution” continues at UG – Univ of Guyana
  • Promoter Colin Mack freed of rape/abduction charges
  • Duo charged with trafficking over 20 kilos of cocaine
  • Children’s Mashramani competitions begin
  • Sports

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Guyanese NY Attorney and Civic Leader Albert Baldeo sentenced to 18 months in prison

Posted: 02 Feb 2015 02:32 PM PST      Erstwhile Magistrate in Guyana and Queens NY attorney Albert Baldeo was on Monday  (February 2, 2015) sentenced to 18 months in prison for obstructing an investigation into his use of straw donors during a failed 2010 NY political campaign. The Federal Judge ordered Baldeo to serve two years supervised release and slapped a […]

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The legendary 1965 confrontation on Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

Today’s selection from the book– from Landslide by Jonathan Darman. The legendary 1965 confrontation on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge:

“In an Alabama city called Selma, … in early January 1965 two civil rights groups — the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) — had formed an uneasy alliance to launch a voting rights campaign. As with Mississippi in the summer of 1964, they had chosen their target strategically. Segregation in Selma was vivid and monstrous. It was typified by James Gardner Clark, sheriff of Dallas County, the face of white law enforcement. Clark was a made-for-TV racist, with a bulging waistline and a fondness for the night stick, which he often waved at television cameras. He did not have the ability to control his impulses, nor did his city. 

On January 8, Martin Luther King, Jr., arrived at Selma’s segregated King Albert Hotel at the beginning of the campaign, hoping to check in. ‘Get him! Get him!’ a woman in the lobby screamed, and a young man obliged, punching King repeatedly and kicking him in the groin.  Continue reading

Trinidad PM fires attorney general and national security minister

Trinidad PM fires attorney general and national security minister
Published on February 3, 2015 – Caribbean News Now Senior Correspondent  By Marcia Braveboy  marcia@caribbeannewsnow.com
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar told the nation in a national address on Monday night that she has asked for and received the resignations of national security minister Gary Griffith and attorney general Anand Ramlogan.

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Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Additionally, the prime minister relieved five other ministers of their portfolios including her own portfolio as minister of the people and social development.

She also asked President Anthony Carmona to revoke the appointment of senate president Timothy Hamel-Smith.

The firing of Ramlogan and Griffith is the latest escalation of a recent controversy where the newly appointed director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) David West revealed that the attorney general had asked him to withdraw his witness statement in a defamation lawsuit in exchange for his selection for the job.

West then reported Ramlogan to the police for witness tampering. Continue reading

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