Daily Archives: April 29, 2015

Guyana: Minister of Health Dr Bheri Ramsaran fired

Minister of Health Dr Bheri Ramsaran fired

Posted By Anand Persaud On April 29, 2015 – Stabroek News

Dr. Bheri Ramsaran

Dr. Bheri Ramsaran

President Donald Ramotar this morning fired Minister of Health Dr Bheri Ramsaran following his verbal abuse of rights activist, Sherlina Nageer on April 20 outside the Whim Magistrate’s Court.
A press release from the Office of the President today said:

“His Excellency President Donald Ramotar has named Dr Jennifer Westford to act as the Minister of Health.
Minister Bheri Ramsaran has since been relieved of his Ministerial duties following a meeting with the President.
The President reiterates his outrage at the verbal outbursts and insults uttered by the Minister recently.”

The firing comes after unrelenting public pressure for Ramotar to sack Ramsaran for his profane abuse of Nageer and a subsequent threat to have her stripped. Ramsaran’s dismissal comes nine days after the abuse of Nageer which he expanded on at a subsequent meeting with Regional Health Officers. Though he had condemned Ramsaran’s remarks, observers say that Ramotar had resisted sacking Ramsaran as it had not been the habit of the PPP/C to remove ministers, particularly one with a senior position in the PPP. Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 27 April 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 27 April 2015

  • Documentary offers insight into the life of David Granger
  • PPP admits manifesto a rehash of unfulfilled promises
  • Crime Chief puts off meeting with activist Nageer
  • Some Rastafarians want photos removed off PPP campaign material
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:-

Documentary offers insight into the life of David Granger

Posted: 27 Apr 2015 06:07 PM PDT  Continue reading

“After 23 years, it is time” say Barticians as APNU+AFC churns out promises

“After 23 years, it is time” say Barticians as APNU+AFC churns out promises

Kamal Persaud addressing the crowd

Kamla Persaud addressing the crowd

Monday, 27 April 2015 – By Denis Scott Chabrol – CND

Fed up of waiting 23 years for the incumbent administration to provide quality basic services, many residents of the gold mining township of Bartica are prepared to give the opposition a chance to run Guyana’s affair.

In turn, the opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is promising better health care, reliable electricity, proper roads, a modern ferry stelling, improved security, proper garbage collection and disposal and incentives for the gold mining sector.

Bartica television producer and broadcaster, Edward Persaud, who was previously associated with the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), sent a recorded endorsement that was played and greeted with excitement by attendees. “I am going to tell you now that for you to see that change, it is time for that change and you have the power in your hands in the form of that ballot to place your X next to the boxes for the APNU+AFC come the 11th May. It’s time Bartica,” he said.  Continue reading

Guantanamera – By Adrian Sanchez – includes music videos

Adrian Sanchez is one of the followers of Guyanese Online

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A song which we all should know. Its name alone resonates deep within me and in perfect time with my heartbeat. Guantanamera. I love it when a song, its rhythms and beat, affect me with such physicality. Guantanamera is one such song. Imagine my excitement when I recently heard a new version of this Latin American musical gem. For anyone who has not heard “Guantanamera” and would like to listen: click here and please tell me what you think of it.

Guantanamera

This  version of Guantanamera is a vast collaboration of no less than 75 Cuban recording artists. It was produced by Playing for Change [1]. They recorded and produced this track with Jackson Browne, who stated that traveling with Playing for Change across Cuba was one of the most rewarding and inspiring musical experiences of his life.

As with the most popular versions of this song, this latest recording, is based…

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Black Baltimore residents aren’t ‘animals’. We punish people for killing animals

Black Baltimore residents aren’t ‘animals’. We punish people for killing animals

Jason NicholsThe Guardian News

baltimoreThe protests over the death of Freddie Gray turned violent, so white people returned to using their latest euphemism for African Americans

After massive protests in the streets of Baltimore to raise awareness about Baltimore City police practices and to demand answers and accountability in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man whose spine and neck were severed in 4 different places while in police custody – eventually resulted in the destruction of property and serious injury to some police officers, the protesters’ frustration prompted many white people (on blogs and in social media) to refer to black Baltimoreans as “animals” for their actions.   Continue reading

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