Daily Archives: April 25, 2017

US considers fee on money-transfers to help fund Trump’s border wall

US considers fee on money-transfers to Guyana, other countries to help fund Trump’s border wall

Posted by:  Demerara Waves – April 25, 2017   

United States-based Guyanese could soon be asked to pay more to send their relatives and friends a ‘small piece’ or a ‘frek’ if a Bill is passed to impose a two percent tax on all remittances sent to Guyana and several other countries to help fund the construction of a US-Mexico border wall.

Introduced to the House of Representatives on March 30, 2017, the Border Wall Funding Act seeks to amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to impose a fee for remittance transfers to certain foreign countries, and for other purposes. The US-Mexico wall, a major campaign promise by American President Donald Trump to keep out illegal aliens and other undesirables from entering the US,  is estimated to cost US$21.6 billion.     Continue reading

Guyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 25 April 2017

Guyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 25 April 2017

Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall says he has done nothing wrong after he was invited to the SOCU for questing about the law books believed to be state property

Posted: 25 Apr 2017 06:00 AM PDT

The Guyana Public Service Union’s elections put on hold following a High Court injunction

Posted: 25 Apr 2017 05:53 AM PDT

Home owners for turnkey houses in Perseverance are moving in after works were done to remedy defects

Posted: 25 Apr 2017 05:46 AM PDT

Brother of Slain political Activist Courtney Crum-Ewing is among several small contractors building houses for the CH&PA

Posted: 25 Apr 2017 05:43 AM PDT

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – April 24, 2017

Posted: 25 Apr 2017 05:40 AM PDT

Waterloo Street – Walk with me in Georgetown – video by Raphael

Waterloo Street – Walk with me in Georgetown – video by Raphael

Raphael – Published on Apr 16, 2017

Washington DC: Diaspora hears Govt’s development plans

Washington DC: Diaspora hears Govt’s development plans

By Francis Quamina Farrier

MEMBERS of the Guyanese Diaspora in the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia area of the United States, filled the public area of the Guyana Embassy in Washington, DC, on Friday April 21, 2017.     Continue reading

Guyana- Jamaica Friendship Association NY – Biennial Ball – October 7, 2017

Dear Friend,   … Read more …from Frank A. Denbow, MD, MRCP  Continue reading

General Petraeus Speaks on America’s Military Policy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

General Petraeus Speaks on America’s Military Policy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

David H. Petraeus

General David Petraeus, a retired four-star general, was the Commanding General of the Multi-National Force-Iraq. He served in this capacity from February 2007 to September 2008. He was also the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from September 2011 to November 2012.

General Petraeus is a scholar as well. He earned his PhD from Princeton University in International Relations and has held a number of academic appointments in leading universities. In mid-April 2017 General Petraeus sat with Josette Sheeran, a former Director of the World Economic Forum. The meeting was at the President’s Forum at the Asia Society in New York and it focused on General Petraeus’ views on America’s military affairs. Was the United States right to launch an attack on Syria after it was revealed that chemical weapons were used in that country? General Petraeus replied that the strike was the right action to take. He said that it was a very important moment for President Trump and his team and the event was a dress rehearsal for the national security team. But General Petraeus says that one strike does not a strategy make.

Read more: General Petraeus Speaks on America_s Military Policy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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