Daily Archives: 07/15/2017

The Georgetown Prison Fire – By Rickford Burke

Barbados Underground

Rickford Burke, President, Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID)

 A failure and opportunity forgood governance through public accountability

Last week swift public accountability reinforced good governance in Trinidad & Tobago. Ms. Marlene McDonald was sworn in as Minister of Public Utilities on June 30. Three days later Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley fired her for countenancing a reputed member of the criminal underworld to attend her swearing in ceremony. Ms. McDonald introduced the gentleman, who is on the radar of security forces, to President Anthony Carmona with whom they were photographed. This public outrage forced the Prime Minister to hold his Minister accountable. Her firing restored public confidence in the government. Accountability is the essence of good governance. Good governance is the foundation of a democratic society.

In March 2016, inmates at the Georgetown Prison, Guyana’s main jail, rioted and burnt down part of the facility. 17 inmates…

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The Pope and the Powerless – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Pope and the Powerless – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

US President Donald Trump and Pope Francis

We come from everywhere Africa, Europe, Asia, Latin America We hide in the bowels of ships And stowaway in the cargo of planes. Dodge bullets and run from dogs. And get nightmares about fences and walls.

We do these things and more. To experience the land of liberty-and dreams. And to provide for our families. So they too can say they are Americans.         Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 13 July 2017

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 13 July 2017  

Ann’s Grove residents are hoping that solutions will be found to the many problems they are faced with as a community

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 06:11 PM PDT

Government is moving apace with it’s plans to modernize the prison says Public Security Minister. An East Ruimveldt family was today forced to find alternative housing, after their home was gutted by fire

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 06:10 PM PDT

Intelligence led operation is ongoing with the view of re-capturing the four high profile criminals,

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 06:08 PM PDT

Director of Prisons said it was because of the communication system that they were able to evacuate the prison

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 06:05 PM PDT

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – July 13, 2017

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 06:44 PM PDT

Fire guts City home

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 06:33 PM PDT

Canada’s Trudeau tells US governors to ditch ‘America First’ – BBC News

Trudeau tells US governors to ditch ‘America First’

July 14, 2017 – BBC News

Canada’ PM Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told governors from across the US to ditch the “America First” motto.

His National Governors’ Association speech in Rhode Island on Friday July 14, was a first for a Canadian prime minister. In his speech, Mr Trudeau urged US governors to embrace their neighbour to the north and avoid protectionism.

It is all a part of his aggressive strategy to promote a “thinner border” ahead of vital trade talks with the US renegotiating the Nafta treaty.   

President Donald Trump has made “America First” his mantra, shaping his policies on trade and immigration.     Continue reading

Guyana Government Info Hub – July 13, 2017

Guyana Government Info Hub – July 13, 2017