Daily Archives: May 21, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – May 21, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 21 May 2016 – Kaieteur News

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

Guyana- Fifty years later and we have dropped some good things – commentary

Fifty years later and we have dropped some good things

May 15, 2016 | By KNews | Filed Under Features / Columnists, My Column

Opinion - commentary -analysisThese past weeks I have been caught up with nostalgia. Like so many, I was here when Guyana became independent in 1966. I have seen the transformation that has occurred across the country. Last week I spoke about the Soesdyke/Linden Highway, but I did not even mention the Pegasus and the Bank of Guyana.

Fifty years ago where Pegasus now stands was a large pond. People fished there. After all, that was seafront property. Across the road was a playground; a bank stands there today.

There have been other changes. There was no Tucville or Guyhoc. There was no Festival City or South Ruimveldt. That area is testimony to the housing drive that has occurred over the years. Festival City was created to house the 1972 Carifesta delegation. Guyana had proposed the idea of a cultural festival for the region.    Continue reading

GIHR- Guyana Institute of Historical Research News – Independence Edition 2016

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The Guyana Institute of Historical Research congratulates the Government and people of Guyana on this country’s 50 years of political independence (26 May 1966-26 May 2016)

In this issue:

  1. Independence        3
  2. Guyana: Freedom Year 4
  3. Winifred Gaskin 7
  4. Guyana: 50 Years ago 10
  5. President David Granger on Political Independence     19
  6. Bibliography on the works of Dr. Perry Mars 23
  7. Prime Ministers since 1966     28

DOWNLOAD HERE   GIHR News Independence 2016 Edition

Guyana 411 – May 20, 2016 – Memory Lane: The Journey to Nationhood- GINA video

GINA logo Guyana 411 – May 20, 2016 – Memory Lane: The Journey to Nationhood 

Rousseff’s Ouster Weakens BRICS by M.K. Bhadrakumar – Indian Punchline

Rousseff’s Ouster Weakens BRICS  by M.K. Bhadrakumar – Indian Punchline

Official Photo of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff

The fact of the matter is that the removal of Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff from the office of president and her impending impeachment trial does not add up. Crime and punishment must have some co-relation.

Rousseff herself likened her ouster to a coup d’état. Indeed, the political circumstances are extraordinary. The charge against Rousseff is fiscal wrongdoing – using state money under one budgetary head to cover extra expenditure under another head. She says she diverted the funds for undertaking social programs.

Fiscal jugglery is not unusual for elected governments and it is a common practice in Brazil. No president ever paid this high a price. Curiously, Rousseff is not charged with corruption.  Continue reading

Brazil- Michel Temer’s cabinet: A government of white men- by Rosaliene Bacchus

Interim President Michel Temer’s cabinet: A government of white men

by Rosaliene Bacchus

Brazil new pres

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been nearly a week since President Dilma Rousseff was suspended for a period that could last up to 180 days while it is decided if she should be removed permanently. Rousseff’s suspension was approved after the Federal Government’s Lower House voted in support of impeachment procedures and then,  last week, 55 of 81 senators also voted in favor of the process…

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News from the “Black Women of Brazil” blog about the new all white male interim government.

Guyana Government News Brief – May 20, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – May 20, 2016