Daily Archives: 10/21/2016

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

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 21 October 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

“Imagining the Guyanas” features Guyanese Authors in London – October 27, 2016

“Imagining the Guyanas” features Guyanese Authors in London – October 27, 2016


Date: 27/10/2016 – 17:00
Institute: School of Advanced Study – University of London
Type: Other events
Venue: The Chancellor’s Hall, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Speakers at the ‘Rose Hall Panel’ chaired by Judith Misrahi-Barak and Clem Seecharan: Cyril Dabydeen, Gaiutra Bahadur, Jan Lowe Shinebourne

Journalist Gaiutra Bahadur and authors Cyril Dabydeen and Jan Lowe Shinebourne were born in the Canje District, in Berbice, Guyana. They all grew up on, or close to, the Rose Hall Estate and have maintained a strong bond with Guyana through their writing, scholarship, and their commitment to human rights. Imagining the Guyanas provides a rare opportunity for these leading Guyanese intellectuals to meet in a free public event following conference proceedings to discuss, among other topics, the autobiographical narrative, the diasporic existence, the Rose Hall Estate and Guyana as a source of creativity, and the epistemology of belonging.    Continue reading

Opinion: Be a Man. Vote for the Woman – By Bradley Burston – Haaretz

Opinion: Be a Man. Vote for the Woman

– By Bradley Burston – Haaretz

Opinion - commentary -analysisA real woman who has a serious shot at becoming president of the United States of America is something new for all of us. The fact is that dealing well with uncharted territory is part and parcel of what it means to be a real man. It’s time to man up. It’s time to vote for the woman.

In the end, this most hallucinatory of presidential campaigns has come down to the bedrock of human considerations: Men and Women.

The astonishing mirror-image maps produced last week by polling expert Nate Silver – images showing that if only men were to vote, Donald Trump would win the election by a margin of 350-188 electoral votes, while if only women voted, Hillary Clinton would win the election by a margin of 458-80 – hint at what has been happening, in one form or another, to us all.      Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update – 19 October 2016

Caribbean Life News Update  – 19 October 2016  Caribbean Life

Guyanese playw­right donates audio equip­ment to folk group


The Guyana Cultural Associ­ation, NY, organ­izers of the Annual Folk Festival will now produce quality stage plays and dinner theater events, thanks to state-of-the-art audio equip­ment donated by legen­dary playw­right and journ­alist, Derrick John Jeffery, who traveled from Luk Lam Ka, Thailand to make the presen­tation on Oct. 15.

Corpor­ations dodge billions in taxes through offshore tax havens


European regulators’ recent finding that Apple avoided billions of dollars in taxes by stashing its profits in Ireland, a known tax haven, put the tech giant in an unwel­come spotl­ight. But Apple’s tax dodging is just the tip of a huge iceberg of offshore corpo­rate tax avoid­ance.

Brooklyn Borough prez honors heroes

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – October 19, 2016

Posted: 19 Oct 2016 –  Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos 

Gov’t made wrong decision by employing Canadian company to manage the operations of the power company, says former board Chairman of GPL

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup
Sasod continues to call for the removal of certain laws that target the LGBT community
Father peeved over promotion of police officer responsible for shooting his son
Local statisticians being trained to manage a labour market information system to the benefit of Caricom nationals
A west coast Berbice village is showcasing the economic potential of the coconut industry

New contract between Government and Barama is expected to be inked by year end. By Royston Drakes

 Posted: 18 Oct 2016
Economist says Guyana’s sugar industry is a drain on taxpayers. By Royston Drakes
Commission to inquire into the circumstances of the recent mining pit cave-in constituted. Iva Wharton
A Guyanese man who was being deported from the United States was not allowed to travel because of his behavior prior to departure. Iva Wharton
The Finance Minister says that constitutionally, he has the power to authorise advances from the contingency fund. Keshia Gilkes
Barry Dataram gets an additional 4 year sentence after pleading guilty to several charges, while his reputed wife was remanded.
Delivering a 21st Century education to all of the regions remains critical for the Ministry of Education, as they look to go digital

Guyana Government News Brief – October 20, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – October 20, 2016

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