Daily Archives: June 3, 2017

What if Donald Trump’s color was on the other skin? Would he still be in? – By Yvonne Sam

What if Donald Trump’s color was on the other skin? Would he still be in?

By Yvonne Sam

The American elections came to a close last November, and the American populace got the president they reserved and deserved. Donald John Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America. From his inauguration on January 20, 2017 to present date, it has become obvious that his catapulted admission into the presidential class has been fraught with more peril and consequences to the White House than anything else that has affected that institution for centuries.

After being a vicarious spectator to the endless contentious issues relative to him, I have been forced to mentally pose one question,— plainly and simply put, “What if the current president as the White House Resident was black?  Seriously, how long would he last?   Continue reading

Latest Kabul bombing shows the Aghanistan government’s weakness – The Economist

An attack in Afghanistan: In tatters
Even for a city familiar with explosions, the power of the bomb that ripped through Kabul recently was shocking. At least 90 people were killed, making it one of the deadliest attacks in the capital since 2001. Whoever was behind the bombing, it strengthens the case that the Afghan government is losing control and needs more assistance from the West. But it also makes Afghanistan look even more like a quagmire

Germany agonises about repatriating refugees and America about sending more troops

 The Economist – Print edition | Asia – Jun 3rd 2017| KABUL        Continue reading

Guyana: Decrease in crime due to multiple approaches by police – Ramjattan

Decrease in crime due to multiple approaches by police – Ramjattan

Public Security Minister Kemraj Ramjattan

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, believes that the decrease in crime is as a result of three approaches adopted by the Guyana Police Force. The force has and continues to strengthen the approaches.  

Ramjattan said that increased community confidence in the work of the force, coupled with a greater focus on professionalism within the organization, and the providence of adequate resources to assist the force to fulfill its mandate is key to recent gains.      Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update – New York – 02 June 2017  

Caribbean Life News Update – New York – 02 June 2017   OK

PETRO DEAL FEARS

BY BERT WILKINSON | VENEZUELA

Despite repeated assurances from Venezuelan diplomats and authorities in Caracas, governments in a growing number of Caribbean Community countries are becoming increasingly worried about the continued existence of a concession oil deal Venezuela signed up with the bloc 12 years ago as the economic and political situation worsens in the oil and gas-rich South American nation.

Why international financial crises?

BY JOMO KWAME SUNDARAM | VIEWPOINTS

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 31 2017 (IPS) – International currency and financial crises have become more frequent since the 1990s, and with good reason. But the contributory factors are neither simple nor straightforward. Such financial crises have, in turn, contributed to more frequent economic difficulties for the economies affected, as evident following the 2008-2009 financial crisis and the ensuing Great Recession still evident almost a decade later.

Sister Noel Menezes launches new book on Guyana

Sister Noel Menezes launches new book on Guyana

President Granger posed for a photograph with his former History lecturer, Sister Mary Noel Menezes, holding a copy of her book.

President David Granger, on Tuesday evening, paid homage to his former history lecturer at the University of Guyana (UG), distinguished historian and humanitarian, Sister Mary Noel Menezes, who at age 87, launched her new book entitled ‘Guyana and the Wider World’.

The book features a collection of her essays and addresses. Topics covered in the book include education, Christianity, Guyana’s Indigenous Peoples and the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy.

All proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Mercy Boys’ Home.   Continue reading

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