Daily Archives: 08/02/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – August 2, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 02 August 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

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Guyana– Latest News from various sources – August 01, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS –01 August 2016 – Kaieteur News… 

Multibillion dollar accounts, shares in big companies, properties across Guyana

Multibillion dollar accounts, shares in big companies, properties across Guyana

 … are just some of the assets in the name of permanent secretary, Omar Shariff  


Omar Shariff

 Jul 31, 2016  KaieteurNews – How has a Permanent Secretary been able to accumulate billions of dollars? That’s the question in the minds of investigators looking into the Omar Shariff case. In any event, it has become quite obvious that there is more to Shariff than what meets the eye.

Shariff, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Presidency is no stranger to negative publicity. But further to revelations that the public servant had billions of dollars in a number of accounts at local banks, there is now information that he has invested some of his money in shares at a few thriving establishments.   Continue reading

Politics: Who are ‘Gonna Take Back Guyana’? – By Ralph Ramkarran


   Written by Ralph Ramkarran – Saturday, 30th July 2016  9:00 pm
Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Accusations of racial discrimination in Guyana’s politics by Guyanese politicians are nothing new. Between 1957 and 1964 the PPP Governments endured charges of ‘apaan jaat,’ adapted to mean ‘support your own kind.’ During 1964 to 1992 the PNC Governments were consistently accused of racial and political discrimination. Between 1992 and 2015 PPP Governments were targeted by the Opposition for ethnic cleansing and ethnic discrimination. No one should therefore be surprised at accusations by Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, and the PPP that racial discrimination is taking place in Guyana.

The realities of Guyana have caused our main political parties to take cognizance of the fact that organized political expression and activity are driven by ethnic insecurities. Both Indians and Africans feel more secure in supporting parties that they believe represent and protect their ethnic interests.   Continue reading

Guyana: Region 5 -President Granger initiates RDC reconciliation

‘Let bygones be bygones’ for the good of Region 5 -President Granger initiates RDC reconciliation at Ithaca Emancipation Celebrations

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Demerara Waves – August 1, 2016

David Granger

President David Granger

President David Granger, today, called on the members of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Mahaica-Berbice (Region 5) to end the months long impasse, which had been sparked after the Regional Chairman, Mr. Vickchand Ramphal had been absent, during several visits to the Region by the Head of State.

However, President Granger called for an end to the standoff, which had seen some Council members staging protest action at Council meetings, demanding an apology from the Regional Chairman for what they believed was an act of disrespect to the President.  However, the Chairman was present at the Emancipation Day Celebrations in Ithaca, West Bank Berbice, today, where the President called on all Council members to let ‘bygones be bygones’ for the good of the Region.   Continue reading

Donald Trump on This Week – AbC News – Full Interview July 31, 2016 – video

Donald Trump on This Week – AbC News – FULL Interview July 31, 2016 – video

Published on Jul 31, 2016 – Donald Trump tried to put to rest questions about his relationship with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, but on Sunday morning’s edition of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, was repeatedly unable to categorically say whether he had ever met Putin, and when pressed by host George Stephanopoulos about whether he had a “relationship” with Putin, seemed to respond that it depends what your definition of “relationship” is:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Let’s talk about Russia. You made a lotta headlines with Russia this week. What exactly is your relationship with Putin?

TRUMP: I have no relationship with Putin. I have no relationship with Putin.      Continue reading

Book: Q&A with Sharon Mass “The Sugar Planter’s Daughter”

Q&A with Sharon Mass “The Sugar Planter’s Daughter”

Today is my turn on the Blog Tour for “The Sugar Planter’s Daughter” by Sharon Maas. I am delighted to welcome Sharon here and thrilled that she has agreed to answer some questions about her writing and the novel. So, no more from me – over to Sharon!

The Sugar Plamterès daughterHello Sharon! Thanks so much for joining me! You clearly have a good knowledge of the country in which you set your novel. Could you tell me a little bit about your background and travels?

I grew up in the capital of British Guiana, as it was then called, Georgetown. Back then Georgetown was known as The Garden City, one of the most beautiful cities in the Caribbean. The atmosphere, for a child, was mellow, friendly; we had a lot of freedom, and my memories are full of fruit trees, beautiful gardens, fun at school, friends, uncles and aunts, trips to the beach or to the creeks in the Interior. This was MY British Guiana, though; I grew up in a middle-class family so I am privileged. There was of course the dark underbelly of colonialism.    Continue reading