Daily Archives: May 22, 2015

Public Security Minister to probe alleged sale of Guyanese citizenship, visas; Rohee calls for evidence

Public Security Minister to probe alleged sale of Guyanese citizenship, visas; Rohee calls for evidence

Khemraj Ramjattan

Khemraj Ramjattan

Friday, 22 May 2015 14:10 – Written by  Denis Scott Chabrol– Demerara Waves

Newly appointed Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan plans to launch a wide-ranging probe into the alleged sale of Guyanese visas and citizenship to mainly Chinese, Indians and Brazilians.

Describing the alleged racket as “huge,” he said a named official collected millions of dollars from staff from two major Asian companies to grant citizenship.

“I will call for all the files. I want as many files as possible in relation to this citizenship thing because it is going to be investigated thoroughly as to who granted what and on the basis of what,” said Ramjattan.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 21 May 2015

Capitol TV logoGuyana: Capitol TV News Videos — 21 May 2015

  • Granger tours ExxonMobil operations
  • Mayor gets corporate support again for city clean up
  • City clean up continues
  • Youth unemployment at staggering 40% – CDB
  • Greenidge highlights responsibilities
  • PPP-connected businessman tries to cash $92M VAT refund
  • Courts to the rescue again
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:-    Continue reading

Suriname president poised win general election according to polls

Suriname president poised win general election according to polls

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President Desi Bouterse campaigning in 2010

By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Suriname will elect a new president and a 51-member national assembly on Monday when the country goes to the polls. Twenty-five political parties are registered to contest the election. Incumbent President Desi Bouterse is leading the poll and could easily capture a plurality of the seats in the assembly, which could put him in office for another five years, according several pollsters, Stichting Enquête Statistiek en Onderzoek Suriname (SESOS) and De Hond.

The president is indirectly elected by the 51-member National Assembly of Suriname.

Bouterse’s National Democratic Party (NDP) is poised to win Monday’s election. The NDP is the only multi-ethnic party in the country and Bouterse has been able to capitalize on this diversity.    Continue reading

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