Daily Archives: February 6, 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV New Videos – 05 February 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV New Videos – 05 February 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 06, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 06 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

GECOM ready for 523,831 persons to vote in Local Govt Elections

GECOM ready for 523,831 persons to vote in Local Govt Elections

ballot boxPosted by: Jomo Paul – Demerara Waves – February 5, 2016

The Guyana Elections Commission Friday said all systems are go for 523,831 eligible registered voters to cast their ballots in Local Government Elections slated for March 18, 2016.  The total number of valid votes cast at the May 11, 2015 general elections are 412,012 or 72 percent of the 570,708 then eligible voters for the entire country.

For the first time ballots would be cast for Councils in new towns-  Bartica, Lethem and Mabaruma. They join the list of the other towns- Georgetown, Linden, New Amsterdam, Anna Regina, Rose Hall and Corriverton.   Continue reading

Voices of Our Toronto: Craig Wong – CBC Player

Voices of Our Toronto: Craig Wong – CBC Player

Our new series, Voices of Our Toronto, begins with a local chef who’s

background couldn’t be any more Toronto. Craig Wong is the chef and

owner of Patois – a wildly popular restaurant that’s inspired by Wong’s

Chinese, Jamaican and Canadian background.

‘Still a city of slaves’ – Selma, in the words of those who live there – The Guardian

‘Still a city of slaves’ – Selma, in the words of those who live there – The Guardian

selma-1A beacon for the civil rights movement 50 years ago, the Alabama city’s largely African American population today struggles with joblessness, poverty and drugs

Ten figures clambered over piles of rubble from the old cotton warehouse, picking up bricks. It was a cold day for Selma, Alabama, close to freezing, and as the sun disappeared they gathered to warm their hands over makeshift fires. For 10 hours they removed bricks from piles mixed with wood and metal, chipping each recovered brick free of mortar, and then stacked them. The bricks were handmade in the 1870s, and a foreman was paying them between $10 and $20 in cash for a pile of 500.

It was hard work. A pile took about half the day to gather, and most quit from fatigue after one go. An older man watched them: “Everyone heard about this job, but few want to do it, because it pays nothing, and lots of people been hurt doing it. But there are no jobs here in Selma. Especially if you got a record, and almost everyone in Selma has a record.” Nobody knew who owned the old warehouse, although most reckoned it was a white man: “They own everything around here.”   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – February 5, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – February 5, 2016

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