Daily Archives: June 24, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – June 24, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 24 June 2016 – Kaieteur News

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

Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum – BBC News – various reports

Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum – BBC News 

A teller counts ballot papers at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast

BREXIT – LEAVE voters win

The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years in a historic referendum.

Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK’s “independence day” but the Remain camp called it a”catastrophe”.

The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results.   Continue reading

Commentary: Is Marriage Good For You? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Is Marriage Good For You? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine2

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

imagesIt took a Benedictine monk to bring ‘consent’ into marriage. There was a time when marriage was used to establish relationships that had nothing to do with love or romance. The consent of the parties was not even important. Marriage was strategic; it brought peace between warring factions, it helped to establish diplomatic ties between nations and if it facilitated trade and economics it was a bonus. The wishes of the married couple were of little importance. This changed in the year 1140.

The monk Gratian argued that consent between the couple ‘mattered more than their family’s approval.’ In his canon law Decretum Gratiani he argued that, ‘ couples had to give their consent and consummate the marriage to forge a marital bond. No longer was a bride or groom’s presence at a ceremony enough to signify their assent.   Continue reading

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE – by Dave Martins + video

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE by Dave Martins. –  June 19, 2016 – Credits Stabroek News

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

Guyana’s music industry remains troubling to those of us involved in it, and while the issues surrounding intellectual property rights, including the contentious copyright aspect, are a key part of it, the problems are varied and complex. Recently, respected musician and teacher Derry Etkins pointed to one when he spoke out on the need for Guyanese to become more musically literate, and his point is valid – doing a recording here four years ago, I needed a cellist; I could find only one and she hadn’t played in 7 years.

However, the more fundamental issue for music in Guyana is that we lack the infrastructure needed to propel a music industry – essentially, places to play. The foundation, the very core, of any music industry one sees anywhere is that the aspiring talented young hopefuls that Derry is talking about, have places to go and learn their craft.  Continue reading

Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic ceasefire – BBC News report

Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic ceasefire BBC News

Goodbye to the weapons

Headline: Goodbye to the weapons

June 23, 2016 – The Colombian government and the Farc rebels have signed a historic ceasefire deal, bringing them closer to ending more than five decades of conflict.

The announcement is seen as one of the last steps before a full peace deal is signed, which is expected within weeks.

Colombia’s president and the Farc leader shook hands in celebration. The announcement in Havana caps formal peace talks that started three years ago in the Cuban capital.     Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – June 23, 2016 – GINA video

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – June 23, 2016

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