Daily Archives: 04/27/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – April 27, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 27 April 2016 – Kaieteur News

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

US elections 2016 – Clinton and Trump secure sweeping primary wins – as it happened

 – Clinton and Trump secure sweeping primary wins – as it happened

The Guardian- 27 April 2016

Businessman takes all five states up for grabs while Hillary Clinton, capitalizing on last week’s victory over Bernie Sanders, wins four

Read full reports: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2016/apr/26

The real reason Dilma Rousseff’s enemies want her impeached – By David Miranda

The real reason Dilma Rousseff’s enemies want her impeached

Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff

Corruption is just the pretext for a wealthy elite who failed to defeat Brazil’s president at the ballot box

The story of Brazil’s political crisis, and the rapidly changing global perception of it, begins with its national media. The country’s dominant broadcast and print outlets are owned by a tiny handful of Brazil’s richest families, and are steadfastly conservative. For decades, those media outlets have been used to agitate for the Brazilian rich, ensuring that severe wealth inequality (and the political inequality that results) remains firmly in place.

Indeed, most of today’s largest media outlets – that appear respectable to outsiders – supported the 1964 military coup that ushered in two decades of rightwing dictatorship and further enriched the nation’s oligarchs. This key historical event still casts a shadow over the country’s identity and politics. Those corporations – led by the multiple media arms of the Globo organisation –heralded that coup as a noble blow against a corrupt, democratically elected liberal government. Sound familiar?  Continue reading

Cricket legends call for WICB officials to resign

Cricket legends call for WICB officials to resign

West Indies cricketBy Azad Ali  April 26, 2016 / SportsCaribbean Life News

West Indies cricket legends are calling for the “immediate resignation” of the Dave Cameron-led West Indies Cricket Board, in line with the recommendations of the WICB / CARICOM Governance Review Panel.

The legends, which include Sir Gary Sobers, Sir Wes Hall, Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Andy Roberts, Deryck Murray, Charlie Griffith, Desmond Haynes, West Indies captain Darren Sammy and sports psychologist Dr. Rudy Webster, held a meeting recently at the Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada where they insisted on the establishment of an interim board and the creation of a new structure to replace the WICB and manage the regional game.   Continue reading

How Facebook plans to take over the world

How Facebook plans to take over the world

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address at the F8 conference.

Social network went from digital directory for college kids to communications behemoth – and it’s planning for prosperity with its global takeover

It’s late afternoon on a blustery spring day on the waterfront at San Francisco’s Fort Mason, a former military base that’s now hired out for corporate functions. Vast warehouses, once used to store army supplies, are awash with sleek signs, shimmering lights and endless snacks. Behind them is an Instagram-ready view of Alcatraz island. In front, a fleet of Uber and Lyft cars lines up in the car park, while inside one of the warehouses Scottish synthpop band Chvrches take the stage.

For the first few songs there’s only a small group of hardcore vocal fans at the front of the stage, flanked by a subdued mix of backpack-wearing dad types politely bobbing their heads, drinking cocktails out of plastic cups.  Continue reading

Suriname – Hard Times Ahead – by Bert Wilkinson

Guyana-Suriname showing New River Triangle

Guyana-Suriname showing New River Triangle

Suriname – Hard Times Ahead –  by Bert Wilkinson

April 21, 2016 – Caribbean Life http://www.caribbeanlifenews.com/

A few years ago when international prices for oil and gold were high, the economy of Dutch-speaking Suriname was at its healthiest since the 1970s, with Central Bank foreign reserves topping $1B, foreign direct investment in bauxite and the hotel sectors peaked and hope for the future abounded.

Now with rates for the Caribbean Community member’s two main exports tanking, the economy is in the kind of tailspin that has not been seen since the 1980s when the military toppled the elected civilian administration and tried to run the country with handpicked favorites.    Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – April 26, 2016 – GINA video

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – April 26, 2016 – GINA video