Daily Archives: 03/28/2016

Former Deputy PM Haslyn Parris dies + Bio and 2015 Moray House video

Former Deputy PM Haslyn Parris dies

Haslyn Parris

Haslyn Parris

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Demerara Waves – March 28, 2016

A former Deputy Prime Minister of Guyana, Haslyn Parris died Monday afternoon March 28, following an aneurysm Sunday night at his residence in Buxton, East Coast Demerara.

He was rushed to a city hospital for emergency surgery, but he succumbed at about 1 PM.  Parris was 75 years old.

In paying brief tribute to Parris, President David Granger hailed the late politician and academic as a “distinguished Guyanese” who has “made tremendous contributions throughout his life as a very young man to the present time” His intellect and his public service are well-recognised and we certainly would miss him,” he said.    Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – March 28, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 28 March 2016 – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry

Commentary: The Forensic Audit Reports … Dr. David Hinds

The Forensic Audit Reports … Dr. David Hinds

March 26, 2016 – Transfer of State resources has serious consequences

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

THE results of the recent Local Government Elections have once again confirmed what we have long known: that Guyanese generally vote along ethnic lines. One may not like Mr. Jagdeo’s politics, but he is the first PPP leader to say openly that the PPP is an East Indian party whose first line of action is to secure its ethnic base. Not even Dr. Jagan was so blunt about it. In fact, given Dr. Jagan’s socialist rhetoric, he could not bring himself to say so even if his political practice reflected that truism.

Jagdeo does not have that burden; he has never been a prisoner of socialist rhetoric. But more importantly, Jagdeo knows from actual practice what the intentional merging of ethnic politics and governance means for consolidation of ethnic support and marginalization and co-option of the ethnic opposition.  Continue reading

Guyana LGE – NO POLITICAL COMFORT – by Ralph Ramkarran

NO POLITICAL COMFORT –  by Ralph Ramkarran

Saturday, 26th March 2016 – Conversation Tree Blog

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

The results of the local government elections should give no political comfort to our political parties. The PPP won 48 out of 71 NDC elections, similar to 1994 when it won 48 out of 65 and 28,000 more votes than the APNU+AFC. The APNU+AFC won 5 municipalities, the PPP 3 and 1 is a tie. The turnout at the local government elections was low, at least lower than the national elections, as occurs almost everywhere, and it is therefore unsafe to make any enduring political conclusions from the results. But some glaring issues have emerged.

In the 1994 local government elections for the Georgetown municipality the PPP/Civic won 8 of the 30 seats. The GGG (Good and Green Guyana) won 12 and the PNC 10, a total of 22. In these elections the PPP won only 2 seats. There was a suggestion that the result was a consequence of the PPP/C Government’s abandonment of the City. While this may have played a role, these types of failures have only a marginal impact on our rigid ethnic voting patterns. The PNC’s 40 percent of the vote at the 1992 elections when every political indicator suggested that it should have been wiped out proves the point.

Read more  NO POLITICAL COMFORT – Written by Ralph Ramkarran

“We Came, We Saw, He Died!” – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Hillary Clinton on death of Libyan leader Muammar Ghadafi
Fox News – October 24, 2011
Learn more at Foreign Policy Journal

We came.
We the exceptional.
We the powerful.
We the wealthiest nation on Earth.
We the liberators.
We fight to secure your human rights:
~ your right to education
~ your right to health care
~ your right to have food on the table and safe drinking water
~ your right to a roof over your head.

We saw.
We saw the criminalized homeless languishing on your city streets.
We saw the line for a meal outside your local food pantry.
We saw the crumbling roads, bridges, and water pipes.
We saw the mass incarceration of blacks and brown-skin peoples.
We saw the demonstrations for a higher minimum wage.
We saw your dead floating in the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina.
We saw your protests against police brutality in Ferguson…

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Senior Guyanese Friendship Association (SGFA) Newsletter – March 2016 + Brunch reminder

Senior Guyanese Friendship Association (SGFA) Newsletter – March 2016

Download…. SGFA newsletter – March 2016


You are invited to the Senior Guyanese Friendship Association’s Family Brunch

  • Date:             April 24, 2016
  • Time:            12:30 PM  to 6 PM
  •                        Brunch served from 1 PM to 3 PM
  • Place:            Rembrandt Banquet Hall
  •                         930 Progress Ave.
  •                         Scarborough, Toronto. Ontario
  • Admission:      Adults $30.00, Children 12 & under $15.00
  • For tickets please call Barbara Wong:  905-597-6136 
  • Joan McLean:   416-499-0470  –   Jim Bovell:   416-492-8557

Guyana – Deeds Registry needs to be digitized -– audit report

Workers inside the Deeds Registry, which still mostly uses a paper-based system

Workers inside the Deeds Registry

Deeds Registry needs to be digitized -– audit report

THERE is great need for the records of the Deeds and Commercial Registries Authority (DCRA) to be computerized, properly stored, and be backed up, a forensic audit into the operation of the registries has found.The audit, done by D. Bahadur and Company, called on the board of the DCRA to “urgently document its archiving policy” with the aim of having the staff of the two registries adhere strictly to same. In its report, the firm said, “Archiving of documents is important for the efficient and effective performance of the registry function, and can be used as a revenue earner, as indicated above.”    Continue reading

LGE 2016… Beterverwagting (BV) – has won the right to govern itself

Local Gov’t elections… BV – the community that has won the right to govern itself

SOME 177 years ago (1839), 62 freed African slaves learnt that the owner of the East Demerara plantation of Beterverwagting was about to sell the land, and they decided to make the gutsy move to buy it.

Quickly, they summoned the one who would save their money in a hole under a tamarind tree to see if they had enough. They did! And so, they took a wheelbarrow and loaded up the 52,000 Dutch Guilders to effect the transaction on May 8th, 1839.

Just two decades later, they would take another bold step – form a council to govern the village.   Continue reading

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