Daily Archives: July 28, 2017

From Jeff Sessions to Transgender People in the Military, Cruelty Is Trump’s Weapon of Choice

President Donald Trump

Many Israelis would draw a line from the U.S.A. president’s latest offenses to Netanyahu’s recent appeals to the furthest right of his voter base

 Chemi Shalev | Haaretz

The notorious head of the Russian mafia in Brooklyn in the 1980s, Evsei Agron, used to walk around holding an electric cattle prod. The Leningrad-born Jewish refugee used it occasionally to maim or kill a rival, and as a deterrent symbol of his boundless cruelty. Acquaintances said Agron had no other outstanding characteristics, but his sadistic brutality was enough to allow him to rule his criminal surroundings and to earn him the unofficial title of the “first Russian Godfather in America.”   Continue reading

Diaspora wants what locals don’t have and don’t get – By Freddie Kissoon

Diaspora wants what locals don’t have and don’t get

A young agronomist invaded a local bank a few weeks ago with his gang to rob it and was killed by security personnel. The details of his life revealed that he was earning G$180,000 monthly (app US $900). When the Council of the University of Guyana terminated my contract in January 2016, I was earning G$182,000 after twenty-six consecutive years with no break.
For the three universities I attended with 26 years of service I earned two thousand dollars more than this young man. I think if he went on to achieve 26 years of service, he certainly would have ended up earning more than G$400,000. Yesu Persaud, a larger than life Guyanese icon, is a living witness.    Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 26 July 2017

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 26 July 2017

GPSU not willing to enter into any new negotiations with government until 2016 negotiations are completed

Posted: 26 Jul 2017 06:09 PM PDT

East Coast man shot by police yesterday succumbed to his injuries

Posted: 26 Jul 2017 06:07 PM PDT

WPA executive said they are not at war with the Government

Posted: 26 Jul 2017 06:06 PM PDT

Authorities today recaptured another prison escapee

Posted: 26 Jul 2017 06:04 PM PDT

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – July 26, 2017

Posted: 26 Jul 2017 05:59 PM PDT

Captain killed in Roraima Airways Plane Crash in the interior

Posted: 26 Jul 2017 05:52 PM PDT

Eighth prison escapee caught from 13 men gang

Posted: 26 Jul 2017 10:04 AM PDT

The 8th prison escapee who was part of the 13 men gang who broke out of the Lusignan prison on Sunday last was this morning (July 26) caught in Linden, according to police He was identified as Kendall Skeete. He was apprehended in Wisroc Housing Scheme at 11:15h on Wednesday. Five prisoners are still on […]

Guyana: Kudos to the Police

Guyana: Kudos to the Police

Jul 27, 2017  Editorial – Kaieteur News

For well over a decade, crime has been an affliction on our society. We continue to read about it almost daily. It has been a major problem for us as efforts by the last administration did not reduce it. In fact, there has never been the political will to end this scourge.

The pervasive nature of crime during that period dulled our senses, as it was essentially treated as just another news topic. Indeed, it was alleged that some high-ranking officials had in some ways contributed to the crime spree between 2002 and 2008 which led to the deaths of hundreds of youths through extra-judicial killings.      Continue reading