Daily Archives: March 13, 2015

Do We Have Enough Stuff? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Do We Have Enough Stuff?

The pursuit of happiness for many is really the accumulation of more stuff.

The pursuit of happiness for many is really the accumulation of more stuff.

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

We live in a disposable age. We have more than we need but few items are made to last because the world has been designed to encourage ‘throw-aways.’

Would you be happier if you have fewer things than you have now? Would you be happy to give up the BMW’s, Pradas, Guccis, the latest gadgets and that big house for the simple life? Must we go out of our way to get the new glossy toy to impress the neighbors?

 The reality is that we live in a world of stuffocation. It’s a new word and it’s easy to define. You look in your wardrobe and it is packed with clothes but you can’t find anything to wear. You decide to buy something new and while you are it you buy some other stuff that you don’t really need but you tell yourself you must have them. You return home with bags of stuff and throw them in a corner.  Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Political coalition agreement illegal, says Guyana attorney general

Political coalition agreement illegal, says Guyana attorney general

Published on March 12, 2015 – Caribbean News Now

 Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana’s attorney general and minister of legal affairs, Anil Nandlall, has claimed that the newly formed APNU/AFC (A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change) coalition of political parties has no foundation in law.

Nandlall said that the document is fraught with a number of worrying concerns for the Guyana electorate.

He stated that the so-called “Cummingsburg Accord”, based upon what has been made public, is essentially an agreement between the two political parties, but that it has no foundation in law, as “it is not grounded in the constitution.” This, he said makes for a number of huge potential problems, irrespective of what transpires in the upcoming general and regional elections. Continue reading

Guyana Berbice Association- Washington DC – Dinner & Dance – April 4, 2015

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Guyana: The Government’s Medical Expenses Revelations – “Just Awful” – commentary

“Just awful” – Editorial in Stabroek News

If it were not so serious, it would be laughable that it took the intervention of the PPP/C’s campaign spin doctor, former president Bharrat Jagdeo, to offer the people of Guyana a backhanded apology for the shameless medical benefits package for government ministers in the assurance he offered on Tuesday that the practice would be changed. What this says to the average person with even a minuscule bit of common sense is that were it not for the exposé, the unconscionable spending could have gone on indefinitely. [See article links following this entry for details]

Mr Jagdeo’s press conference on Tuesday, following his performance at the PPP’s ‘remembrance’ ceremony/campaign launch on Sunday at Babu John had an aura of ‘fixer-upper-ness’ to it. One assumes that as a high-ranking member of the PPP and a former president Mr Jagdeo would have the ear of President Donald Ramotar. Perhaps he is even sought out for advice, which would make sense given his experience of 12 years in office, though he has never been officially named as an advisor to the President. In fact, the former president had said openly that he had no role in the current government and has been frequently away from the country since he demitted office in 2011, on international climate change forays.   Continue reading