Daily Archives: 07/14/2017

Camp Street Jail should not be allowed to rise like the Phoenix from the ashes- By Yvonne Sam

Camp Street Jail should not be allowed to rise like the Phoenix from the ashes.

By Yvonne Sam

Photo: Rioting inmates of the Camp Street Prison, look out the prison windows in Georgetown, Guyana, Friday, March 4, 2016. 

Firstly permit me to offer my sincere condolences to the grieving family of the deceased Prison Officer Odinga Wickham.  On being made aware of the fire at the Georgetown Prison, my first reaction was” Not again”, followed shortly by “ What’s next”.  What is there to be said, that has not before been said?  There will be finger pointing, and appointees, commissions, omissions and perhaps demissions, there will be shame and blame, tears and fears and the accompanying schisms about the prisons.       Continue reading

Guyana Community Outreach Fund – DONATE – Helping Flood Victims in Guyana

From: Francis Yvonne Jackson
Guyana Community Outreach Fund, NFP

Dear Fellow Guyanese and friends

Summer months are here, hope you and your family are enjoying the days filled with lots of fun and excitement; stories to tell – moments to share.

For me, the month of June, 2017 day 21, was where I attained the age of biblical entitlement.  It means that I have been blessed to celebrate my 75th birthday.  Many of my relatives and friends have gone on to be with the lord but I am here to help others as ordained upon me by the omnipotent.

A few months ago via the online news, I saw residents in  a village called Breeze Point,  East Coast Demerara, in my homeland wearing no shoes, feet flat in the mud and some with shoes in disrepair, I felt I had to make a call to Guyana Foundation rendering some assistance in collecting shoes for these residents.     Continue reading

The conviction of former President Lula of Brazil’s – a political purge

Brazil – Why the Lava Jato corruption investigations must continue

The Economist   The Americas – Jul 15th 2017

Lula da Silva

ALMOST three-and-a-half years after it began as a seemingly routine probe into money-laundering, Operation Lava Jato (“Car Wash”) has reached a critical stage. On July 12th Sérgio Moro, a federal judge, sentenced Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a former president, to almost ten years in prison, ruling that he was given an apartment worth 2.2m reais ($690,000) by a construction firm that had received padded contracts for work on an oil refinery. Congress this week began debating whether to allow a trial of the current (centre-right) president, Michel Temer, who is charged with benefiting from a bribe of $150,000, which he denies.   Continue reading

Trump Jr.’s Emails Explode in His Father’s Face – Chemi Shalev | Haaretz

Poetic Justice and Historic Irony as Trump Jr.’s Emails Explode in His Father’s Face

President Donald Trump

New revelations demolish White House denials of his campaign’s collusion with Russia and could ultimately destroy the Trump presidency

Chemi Shalev | Haaretz

The land mine that Donald Trump Jr. planted on Monday blew up in his father’s face on Tuesday. All the tricks and all the shticks, all the excuses and all the evasions that President Trump and his advisers have offered over the past year to deny the Russian conspiracy to influence the U.S.A. presidential elections – and their own willingness to be a part of it – went down the drain. Whether it’s because of a lack of intelligence, bad legal advice, his back to the wall or some Oedipal motivation that we are not privy to, Trump Jr. has pushed Trump Sr. to the edge of the abyss, and possibly beyond.      Continue reading

New York State Gov. Cuomo vows to protect Caribbean immigrants

New York State Gov. Cuomo vows to protect Caribbean immigrants

By Nelson A. King – July 13, 2017 – Caribbean Life News

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

Amid draconian measures in clamping down on Caribbean and other immigrants in the United States, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reaffirmed his commitment to protecting Caribbean and other nationals.

Stating that the state of New York has a long history of fighting for immigrants — from the state’s commitment to helping newcomers find a path to citizenship to efforts to prevent the exploitation of workers, and most recently by defending the rights of immigrants from illegal deportations — Cuomo said New York “has been and today remains a beacon of hope and opportunity for people around the world.        Continue reading

Guyana Government Info Hub – July 12, 2017

Guyana Government Info Hub – July 12, 2017