Daily Archives: 04/12/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – April 12, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 12 April 2016 – Kaieteur News

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

P.M. Nagamootoo comments on Harmon’s integrity and Ministerial powers

Harmon is an “honest person”- Nagamootoo; President, Prime Minister differ on stripping Harmon’s powers

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Harmon swearing in ceremony

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo Monday night declared that Minister of State, Joseph Harmon is an “honest person” but he and President David Granger differ on whether Harmon’s powers should be reduced.

“This has nothing to do with an indictment of anyone in particular Minister Harmon. I subscribe to the view also that he is an honest person. I have worked with him. I have nothing about his integrity,” Nagamootoo said.

Speaking with reporters after Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) launched its 50-year old rum in honour of Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary, Nagamootoo suggested that Harmon should be disciplined for appointing Brian “BK” Tiwari a ministerial advisor on business development. “In the context of what is alleged in the BK Tiwari issue, I can see no violation of honesty,” he said.   Continue reading

Cabinet to focus on Harmon today – April 12, 2016

Cabinet to focus on Harmon today

April 12, 2016 | By | Filed Under News

President David Granger has stated that the concerns, which have been raised by the Alliance For Change (AFC),

Embattled Minister Joseph Harmon

Joseph Harmon

a member of the governing coalition, with regard to the roles and responsibilities of the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, will be given due attention at today’s sitting of the Cabinet, once it is raised.

The President was responding to questions posed after the launch of the El Dorado 50th Anniversary Special Edition Rum at the Demerara Distillers Limited Headquarters, Plantation Diamond, last evening.

According to the Guyanese Leader, while the AFC has made its statement to the media, no objection was made at the Cabinet level or even when the roles and responsibilities of various Ministers were agreed on in January of this year. Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – 11 April 2016

 GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – 11 April 2016

Another Side of Suicide: The Strange History of Punishing the Deceased – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Another Side of Suicide: The Strange History of Punishing the Deceased

by Rosaliene Bacchus

 Click to visit the original postMy blogger friend, Dr. Gerald Stein, has posted an interesting summary on the strange history of suicide. Despite religious and other prohibitions to what was once termed “self-murder”, those who sought to end their lives found a way.

  • Would you talk to a casual acquaintance about suicide? Probably not. Such weighty conversations most often occur with someone intimate  — a therapist or close friend. Without such discussion, full knowledge of suicide becomes difficult. Moreover, even those who understand the psychology of suicide are unlikely to know its history. They are unaware, for example, that suicide victims in Europe during the Middle Ages were often punished for the act of self murder.   Continue reading