Daily Archives: March 30, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – March 30, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 30 March 2016 – Kaieteur News

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Opinion: The Race to Mayorship and Party Politics – By Jomo Paul

Opinion: The Race to Mayorship and Party Politics 

Jomo Paul

Jomo Paul

by Jomo Paul (Reproduced from his blog located at https://jomowrotethis.wordpress.com with permission)

After the just concluded Local Government Elections, it should be clear to all and sundry that the Guyanese electorate still looks at the Ballot with those antiquated eyes and consider elections via that traditional mindset- a mindset that has divided this nation for more than 50 years, a mindset that saw persons voting for a political Party as opposed to a particular person/ candidate.

I would not be unfair if I were to surmise that the persons who voted at the elections voted for the APNU+AFC and the PPP as opposed to the actual candidate who would represent their concerns at the respective councils.

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The Unsung Black Women of America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Unsung Black Women of America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Ella Baker says, “You didn’t see me on television; you didn’t see news stories about me, The kind of role I play was to pick up pieces or put together pieces out of which I hoped organization  might come.’

While her most illustrious colleagues were in limelight Baker had fashioned a well-oiled machine as part of the civil rights movement. Baker was the granddaughter of a slave. Her grandmother was whipped for refusing to marry a man that was chosen for her by the slave owner.

Baker’s sense for social justice was sharpened by the stories of her grand-mother about the perils of slavery. She realized that in order to break the chains of dependence she would have to take education seriously.  Continue reading

PM Nagamootoo, Business Minister knew nothing about BK Tiwari’s appointment

PM Nagamootoo, Business Minister knew nothing about BK Tiwari’s appointment

gaskin_nagamootooPhoto:Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo speaking with the media aboard the United Kingdom’s naval vessel, HMS Mersey.

Guyana’s Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin Tuesday night distanced themselves from the now rescinded appointment of Brian Tiwari as ministerial advisor on business development.

“I only know what I read in the papers,” Gaskin said, adding “that’s telling you a lot.” He said he only knew that the appointment was revoked during an interview with a reporter.

Instead, Nagamootoo suggested that the prominent businessman had been handed the job by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon who was up to recently on an overseas visit to China.   Continue reading

Turning Point in Climate Fight as AGs Unite to Target Exxon Crimes – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Exxon knew all about climate change

Photo Credit: CommonDreams

In a move many are hailing as a “turning point” in the climate fight, 20 state Attorneys General on Tuesday launched an unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the “high-funded and morally vacant forces” that have stymied attempts to combat global warming—starting with holding ExxonMobil and other industry giants accountable for fraud and suppression of key climate science.

Source: Turning Point in Climate Fight as AGs Unite to Target Exxon Crimes

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Guyana Government News Brief – March 29, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – March 29, 2016

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