Daily Archives: February 8, 2016

PPP members implicated in wrongdoing will have to face consequences -Jagdeo

PPP members implicated in wrongdoing will have to face consequences -Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo

But even as Jagdeo, a former President himself, has issued a call for the findings to be made public, he is cautioning his party members and former PPP government officials that persons implicated in wrongdoings will have to face consequences and will not receive the protection of the party.

One day after a sitting Opposition Member of Parliament and former PPP Government Minister was charged with 24 counts of fraud and released on bail, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has called on Finance Minister Winston Jordan to release the findings of all state audits conducted by the APNU+AFC government.    Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 08, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 08 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

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High Suicide Rate among Young Indo-Guyanese: Political Pessimism? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Suicide by Poison - Guyana

Poison preferred method of suicide in Guyana
Photo Credit: Guyana Chronicle

In his article, “Guyana’s breakdown is connected to our high suicide rate,” published in Kaieteur News on February 6, 2016, Freddie Kissoon posits that an underlying cause of Guyana’s alarming suicide rate is “the political pessimism that has dogged this country since Independence.” Bear in mind that the controversial columnist, a former social science university lecturer, has been highly critical of the former ruling East Indian left-wing political party (1992-2015).

A small developing Caribbean nation with a declining population of less than 750,000 people (Census 2012), Guyana topped the chart of the World Health Organization’s 2014 report on suicide worldwide, based on data for the year 2012. With a suicide rate of 44.2 per 100,000 persons, Guyana beat South Korea (28.9) and Sri Lanka (28.8). At the time, Guyana’s health authority claimed a much lower rate…

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Guyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

GINA logoGuyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

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