Daily Archives: May 7, 2015

Trinidad – economy and elections- commentary

Trinidad – economy and elections

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Trinidad & Tobago

Stabroek News- Editorial – Wednesday May 6, 2015

As Trinidad & Tobago moves into election mode (the last elections were held on May 26th 2010), Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar’s government seems to have been surprised by the most recent survey of the economy by the international agency Moody’s (as reported in this newspaper last week) which has downgraded the country’s credit rating from stable to negative.

The agency has been extremely critical of the government’s recent financial policies, suggesting that it has not taken the opportunity of relatively good economic and financial times particularly to focus on an effective fiscal strategy, and to make decisive efforts to diversify the economy beyond its traditional dependence on oil and gas. Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2015: GECOM Official List of Electors: Voters and Polling Stations

Welcome to the website of The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM

General and Regional Elections – 2015

Websitehttp://www.gecom.org.gy/index.html

Official List of Electors (OLE) – 2015

Check link above  for your name and polling station

Code of Conduct for Political Parties Contesting General & Regional Elections – 2015

Advisory for Contesting Political Parties General and Regional Elections – 2015

Notice: Addresses of Returning Officers for General and Regional Elections – 2015

Notice: Address of the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Registration

Carter Center concerned about divisive campaign rhetoric

Carter Center concerned about divisive campaign rhetoric

MAY 6, 2015 | BY |– says electoral preparations on track
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Jimmy Carter

Guyana’s electoral preparations appear to be on track in most of the country, according to early Carter Center observer reports, which also expressed deep concern about divisive campaign rhetoric.

Since last month, The Carter Center deployed a team of five experts and six medium-term observers throughout the country.
“They have conducted observation in all 10 of Guyana’s electoral districts and held meetings with a wide range of actors, including political parties, the elections commission, civil society organizations, and the judiciary.”

Although their observation is ongoing, medium Continue reading

Americans Continue to Say U.S. Wealth Distribution Is Unfair – Gallup poll

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Americans Continue to Say U.S. Wealth Distribution Is Unfair

by Frank Newport –  ECONOMY -May 4, 2015 – Gallup
  • 63% of Americans say money and wealth distribution is unfair
  • These attitudes are substantially unchanged over past 30 years
  • Slight majority of 52% favor heavy taxes on rich as fix

PRINCETON, N.J. — Despite the growing focus on inequality in recent years, the 63% of Americans who say that money and wealth should be more evenly distributed among a larger percentage of the people is almost the same as the 60% who said this in 1984.    Continue reading

The Souls of Black Folk – by W. E. B. Du Bois + videos

W. E. B. Du Bois

APRIL 24, 2015 – http://worldisafrica.org/2015/04/24/the-souls-of-black-folk-by-w-e-b-du-bois/

The Souls of Black Folk –  by W. E. B. Du Bois

“Herein lie buried many things which, if read with patience, may show the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the 20th century. This meaning is not without interest to you, Gentle Reader; for the problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line”.

 This prophecy may have seemed far-fetched when first published in 1903, but it was to prove more and more compelling as the century advanced. Its author was WEB du Bois, the greatest of the early civil-rights leaders, a figure of towering significance in American politics and letters, whose life and work are – alas – little known on this side of the Atlantic.  Continue reading

Guyanese Canadian Cultural Asso of B.C. – 2015 Independence Dinner/Dance – May 30th, 2015

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Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of British Columbia​
2015 Spring Independence Dinner And Dance
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
7:00pm – 1:00am
Fleetwood Community Centre
15996 – 84 Avenue, Surrey BC
Music by Redemption Sounds
Door Prizes
Tickets: $40 for Dinner and Dance
Tickets available from:
Clyde Duncan       604-317-1771
Wayne Jemmott    604-970-6047
Tanuja Lafleur        604-777-1875
Sylvia Jemmott      604-589-1852
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