Daily Archives: August 22, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – August 22, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 22 August 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

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Bribery Has Become The Norm – By Annan Boodram

Guyana: Bribery Has Become The Norm –  By Annan Boodram

Opinion - commentary -analysisA young man, whose truck does almost daily trips from the Corentyne to Georgetown, was stopped by a policeman on the approaches to the Berbice River bridge, and cited for having a rider in the cab without a seat belt – there were three riders there but only two wore seat belts. So he had to bribe  – $5,000 each on days one, two and three.

On the fourth day, he handed his cell phone to one of the riders and told him to hold the phone so it was visible to young policeman. Then he went up to the policeman and said, “You see that cell phone? I have pictures of you receiving money from me for the past three days. If you ever stop this truck again I will send those photos to newspapers and to your superiors.” That particular policeman never again stopped his truck again but was seen stopping other vehicles along the same stretch of road.   Continue reading

Rio Olympics 2016: Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo

Rio Olympics 2016: Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo

_90871352_fireworkThe Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo.

The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil’s arts and was held in a wet Maracana.

Among the highlights were Tokyo’s impressive showcase and a vibrant carnival parade.

“These were a marvellous Olympics, in a marvellous city,” said International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach.     Continue reading

Profile: Bibi Rhaimoon Deonarine – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Bibi Rhaimoon Deonarine – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Devoted Wife, Mother and Friend

She is no statistic, a number on a cold and crumpled piece of paper. Bibi Rhaimoon Deonarine was a devoted wife, mother and friend. There are countless stories that attest as to how many persons she has helped and how she has changed lives for the better.

Rhaimoon lived her life close to God and raised her children to love humanity and to always respect the rights of others. She was warm, caring and approachable, she doted on her grandchildren and they in turn could not get enough of her. In late July 2015 Rhaimoon left us for Heaven. The end was unexpected. It was a beautiful summer’s morning. She stood at the subway stop at Rockaway Boulevard as the “A” train approached.     Continue reading

Guyana: Karma Stageplay by Shawn Hutchinson – Decatur GA – September 18, 2016

Karma show

Spotlight on U.S. Global Trade – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Aerial View of the Port of Los Angeles - California - United States

Aerial View of the Port of Los Angeles – Southern California – USA
Photo Credit: Port of Los Angeles Official Website

As a former international trade professional, I am not adverse to global trade. The challenge of our times lies in the terms and rules of trade which have led to the disruption of communities worldwide. With their global financial and political influence, rich industrial nations can negotiate, legislate, and enforce trade agreements beneficial to their major players.

The United States is the world’s third largest exporter, after China and the European Union. When it comes to consumption, we hold the top position as the world’s largest importer. In 2015, our total imports and exports of goods and services earned US$2.7 trillion and US$2.2 trillion, respectively, for our economy. Our global trade deficit – the difference between our exports and imports – amounted to 500 billion dollars.

Our

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Address by President David Granger at Commemorative Ceremony for the Demerara Revolt 1823

Address by President David Granger at Commemorative Ceremony for the Demerara Revolt 1823

logo -Min of PresidencyPublished on Aug 20, 2016 – Ministry of the Presidency

The full text of the address by President David Granger at the Commemorative Ceremony for the Demerara Revolt 1823

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