Daily Archives: 10/13/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – October 13, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 13 October 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

The New Slave Revolt – by Chris Hedges

The New Slave Revolt – by Chris Hedges

hedgesprisonstrike_590A nationwide prison work stoppage and hunger strike, begun on Sept. 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, have seen over 20,000 prisoners in about 30 prisons do what we on the outside should do—refuse to cooperate. “We will not only demand the end to prison slavery, we will end it ourselves by ceasing to be slaves,” prisoners of the Free Alabama Movement, the Free Ohio Movement and the IWW Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee wrote in a communique.

This round of prison strikes—there will be more—has had little outside support and press coverage. There have been few protests outside prison walls. Prison authorities—unlike during the 1971 Attica uprising when the press was allowed into the yard to interview the rebellious prisoners—have shut out a compliant media.   Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update – 12 October 2016

Caribbean Life News Update  –  12 October 2016Caribbean Life

An intimate look at the life of late icon


Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was born Margu­erite Annie Johnson,in St. Louis, Missouri on April 4, 1928 to parents for whom she and her big brother Bailey soon became a burden.

Commu­nity celeb­rates Nelson King’s achiev­ements


A wide cross section of the Carib­bean commu­nity in Brooklyn Sunday night celeb­rated the lifetime achiev­ements of journ­alist Nelson A. King at a gala ceremony at Glen Terrace on Avenue N in Brooklyn.     Continue reading

Maldives bank refuses to accept “laundered” US$10M deposit from Guyanese investor

Maldives bank refuses to accept “laundered” US$10M deposit from Guyanese investor

A view of a section of Male, the capital city of the Maldives, a country made up of several atolls in the Indian Ocean.

Male- Capital City of the Maldives

Malé, Maldives; – The Guyana Guardian has been reliably informed that an Asian bank in the Maldives, a multi Island State in the Indian Ocean, has reportedly refused to accept an unusually large deposit from a once politically-connected Guyanese who is known to be already investing in the hotel business in that country, and is said to have close ties to embattled Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen.

Citing the individual’s (subsequent) inability to provide adequate proof regarding the origins of the funds, a bank source with close links to the international journalism fraternity told this publication that the bank has been refusing to accept the incoming transfer from a New Delhi based bank on behalf of the customer for the past two months since the said bank is already running on a thin line with a Western financial oversight body.
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Guyana’s gifts to the world – By Alex Murray – BBC News

Guyana’s gifts to the world

Guyana Map 2015It’s 50 years since the British colony of British Guiana became Guyana.

Covering 214,969 sq km (83,000 sq miles), it is the only English-speaking country on mainland South America.

In popular culture, the country is sadly best known for the tragic events of Jonestown, where more than 900 people died in a mass suicide.

To mark the 50th anniversary of independence, BBC News highlights some of the positive contributions from “the land of a thousand rivers”.

The Lost World         Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – October 12, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – October 12, 2016