Daily Archives: August 23, 2015

Budget Debate: “In two or three years the economy will flat-line”- Jagdeo forecasts

“In two or three years the economy will flat-line”- Jagdeo forecasts

  • Saturday, 22 August 2015 – Demerara Waves
  • Photo: PPP parliamentarians walking out of the National Assembly’s Chamber.

PPP parliamentarians walking out of the National Assembly's Chamber.

Immediately after pledging solemnly to work with the government to improve the lives of Guyanese, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and his colleague People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarians walked out of the House.

During in his estimated 90-minute contribution to the 2015 National Debate, Jagdeo lambasted the Finance Minister Winston Jordan for crafting a budget that would fail to stimulate the economy.
“It does not respond to the concerns of the people. It doesn’t focus on creating jobs, it doesn’t focus on creating wealth. It focuses on redistribution of wealth,” he told the House.
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Down Liberty Avenue- 2 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Down Liberty Avenue-2 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The bus stops at 133 Street and Liberty Avenue. The lady exits and runs to the roti shop for shelter from the rain. In no time she starts a conversation with one of the shoppers.

She has this friend who has a daughter. The problem is that the daughter was involved in a business wedding. She was supposed to divorce the man in a few weeks. But now he is refusing. He wants to stay married. She has someone else and was in the marriage only for the money. What advice can one possibly give? She wants to cut out, he wants to stay in and there are others like them. The attorneys on Liberty are refusing this one!

Check out the Google map and Street view … click here 133 Street and Liberty

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BUDGET BLUES – By Ralph Ramkarran

BUDGET BLUES – By Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on August 22, 2015 by  – Conversation Tree Blog
Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

The population has learnt not to expect much that is edifying in the annual budget debates. This ritual by the political classes throws up with mundane regularity all that is wrong with our political culture. It gives them the opportunity to reinforce the principles that underlie that political culture so as to fuel it up for another year.

It also facilitates the deteriorating behaviour of parliamentarians in attempting to prevent each other from being heard. They must have tried the patience of Speaker Scotland, whose dignified management of the proceedings, and silence at a most insulting and patronizing reference as the ‘new kid on the block,’ were among the bright spots of the week.   Continue reading

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