Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 02 June 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 02 June 2015

  • Shift in housing policy being considered
  • Police in Colwyn Harding case is again accused of torture
  • Political appointees being sent home
  • AG says passage of anti-money laundering bill likely
  • Mocha, EBD electrician executed
  • Sports

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

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 03 JUNE 2015

Demerara WavesGUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 03 JUNE 2015 – Demerara Waves

Guyana Ministry set ablaze hours after audit launched into $1B cleanup

Ministry set ablaze hours after audit launched into $1B cleanup

June 4, 2015 | By |

Fire Service and the police outside the Ministry of Communities yesterday afternoon

Fire Service outside Ministry building

Mere hours after an investigation was launched into last year’s $1B “Clean up my Country” campaign initiated by the previous administration, an arson attempt was directed to the Audit Section of the Ministry of Communities, Fort Street, Kingston yesterday afternoon.

The Ministry, formerly known as the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, had spearheaded the cleanup project under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic government, which saw a $500M expenditure in the Georgetown area alone. The rest was allocated to various regional bodies. Continue reading

Guyana: NCN in hot water for paying OP’s phantom bloggers

Cash-strapped NCN in hot water for paying OP’s phantom bloggers

Kwame McCoy

Kwame Mc Coy

June 3, 2015 | By KNews |  Some of the persons hired to work in a shadowy unit reportedly spearheaded by Kwame Mc Coy, former Press Liaison of the Office of the President, were not even stationed there, as shocking details continue to emerge over the extent of the abuse of state resources under the previous Government.

On Monday, almost two dozen persons were given letters ending their services by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, after it became clear that they were tasked with doing political, propaganda work for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).   Continue reading

Guyana has been living beyond its means – Anand Goolsarran

Guyana has been living beyond its means – Anand Goolsarran

$86B accumulated in debts  – Consolidated Fund overdraft about $60B
Former Auditor General, Anand Goolsarran

Anand Goolsarran

June 3, 2015 | By | By Kiana Wilburg
With respect to Treasury Bills, Guyana has accumulated over $80B in debt. And the Consolidated Fund could be overdrawn by as much as $60B.

Former Auditor General (AG), Anand Goolsarran in pointing to these startling findings, said that it paints the clear picture that “Guyana has been living beyond its means.”
To cement his point, he examined the explanation given by Finance Minister, Winston Jordan for the Consolidated Fund being in heavy overdraft.  Continue reading

Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Thawing Permafrost

Robert Spencer of Florida State University
& Paul Mann of Northumbria University
sample permafrost thaw in Siberia
Photo Credit: Aron Stubbins

Thawing Permafrost Feeds Climate Change

New research finds that single-cell organisms called microbes are rapidly devouring the ancient carbon being released from thawing permafrost soil and ultimately releasing it back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide.
~ Press Release of the American Geophysical Union: “Detecting the signature of permafrost thaw in Arctic Rivers,” Research Letter by Robert G.M. Spencer and others, Geophysical Research Letters, 27 April 2015.

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Canada ‘cultural genocide’ against First Nation – report – BBC News

Canada ‘cultural genocide’ against First Nation – report

Canadian aboriginals

Canadian aboriginal women at Inquiry

[BBC News – 03 June 2015]   A study has found rules that required Canadian aboriginals to attend state-funded church schools were responsible for “cultural genocide”.  More than 130 residential schools operated across Canada.

The report released on Tuesday (June 2, 2015) found that First Nation children were often physically and sexually abused.

“They were stripped of their self-respect and they were stripped of their identity,” said Murray Sinclair, one of the study’s authors.   Continue reading

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