Daily Archives: June 26, 2017

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – June 25-26, 2017

News – June 26, 2017

NYC Caribbean Food Festival – Brooklyn NY – July 15, 2017

Profile: Mary Ferreira: Executive Producer, UN in Action! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Mary Ferreira: Executive Producer, UN in Action! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Mary Ferreira

She is an expert at the moving image. Her films have made a difference in the lives of others and she is widely recognized as a leading filmmaker in her field. This young lady is Mary Ferreira.

Mary is a trailblazer that has gone in the trenches to bring to the world some of the stories that otherwise might have been forgotten. Who is Mary Ferreira and why is her work causing waves in the international community?  Mary was born in Charlotte Street in Georgetown, Guyana. Her mom is Bhagwanti Jagdeo and her dad is Harold Jagdeo. Mary is the sixth child in a family of nine. She attended St. Agnes Primary School, and later St. Roses High School.    Continue reading

Watergate Lawyer: I Witnessed Nixon’s Downfall—and I’ve Got a Warning for Trump

Watergate Lawyer: I Witnessed Nixon’s Downfall—and I’ve Got a Warning for Trump

Richard Ben-Veniste on the uncanny parallels between the scandal he investigated and the controversy over the White House’s alleged links to Russia

President Donald Trump

Richard Ben-Veniste | The Atlantic

Watching the national controversy over the White House and Russia unfold, I’m reminded of Karl Marx’s oft-quoted observation: “History repeats itself: first as tragedy, second as farce.”

I was a close witness to the national tragedy that was Richard Nixon’s self-inflicted downfall as president, and I’ve recently contemplated whether a repeat of his Saturday Night Massacre” may already be in the offing. Given how that incident doomed one president, Trump would do well to resist repeating his predecessor’s mistakes — and avoid his presidency’s descent into a quasi-Watergate parody.   Continue reading

Recent prison murder in Guyana — Was duty of care exercised – By Yvonne Sam

Recent prison murder in Guyana — Was duty of care exercised

By Yvonne Sam

Dear Editor,

Have the prisoners taken charge and become their own judge, jury and executioners?

Permit me to pen my thoughts before they run totally amok. Following the recent news article of the deadly prison attack on the Jagmohan brothers (news item here) while incarcerated in the New Amsterdam Prison, I have been forced to rethink even the basic of basics -“What are prisons for?  The idea that it is a place to treat, reform and rehabilitate now appears obsolete or unattainable when it comes to the prison system in Guyana.  In fact, it is apparent that the prisons and prison system are there solely to serve the courts. Point finale!   Continue reading

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