Daily Archives: May 9, 2017

Over 200 persons blacklisted from leaving Guyana – SOCU

Over 200 persons blacklisted from leaving Guyana – SOCU

As the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) intensifies investigations into the 19 forensic audits that were referred to that entity, this newspaper has learnt that in excess of 200 persons have been blacklisted.

SOCU Headquarter at Camp and Cowan Streets

It means that those persons who have been identified by SOCU cannot leave Guyana through the lawful ports.

According to a government source, the list is being constantly updated as the crime unit delves deeper into suspected cases of money laundering and misuse of state funds by some officials.   Continue reading

South Rd and Chanderpaul Dr | Walk with me in Georgetown – Video by Raphael

South Rd and Chanderpaul Dr | Walk with me in Georgetown

Raphael – Published on May 3, 2017

POEM: For Derek Walcott (1930-2017) – By Leonard Dabydeen

For Derek Walcott (1930-2017)

By Leonard Dabydeen

 

Me know him nah dead,

Him only gone.

Fuh watch dem schooner

An’ listen some

See dem white egrets

Walking by the rocks

Feet like dry bamboo

Their heads bobbing, weavin’

Like Bob Marley singing

‘Buffalo Soldier’ in a dread lock

Wait till tomorrow come

To see Odysseus sitting

On a backyard bench

Talking to Derek

Till mornin’ come.

Guyana: Govt. announces plans to scale back annual sugar production

Govt. announces plans to formally scale back annual sugar production

The Guyana Government has decided to reduce the amounts of sugar it produces on an annual basis, retain only three factories and take over health  and drainage and irrigation services offered by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo)- all aimed at producing a targeted 147,000 tonnes of the sweetener annually at a profitable price.

The announcement was made today (May 8, 2017) by Agriculture Minister Noel Holder, when he circulated a ‘State Paper on the future of the Sugar Industry.’     Continue reading

St. Joseph’s High Alumni – Toronto – Annual Spring Dance – June 10, 2017

Download Flyer: Spring Dance Flyer June 10, 2017

 

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