Daily Archives: 10/17/2017

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – October 14-17, 2017

News – 17 October 2017

Trinidad oil spill pushes Guyana to demand commitments from ExxonMobil

Govt. lacks strategic planning, vision at highest level – says IDB

US$500M GBTI contempt charge…3 weeks later, DPP still to pronounce on charges against her lawyer

Charity group digs deep to aid the less fortunate

Alleged Republic Bank robbers granted $500,000 bail each

Berbice official critical of badly-parked vehicles, paddy drying on roadways

President David Grainger exhorts at World Food Day…There must be zero hunger!

Second crop of paddy prices up to $3,300 per bag – GRDB  

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Venezuela Rice Deal: US$500M GBTI contempt charges … DPP still no action

US$500M GBTI contempt charge…3 weeks later, DPP still to pronounce on charges against her lawyer

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack, is facing a major dilemma. She is being asked to pronounce on a case against her own lawyer, Robin Stoby.

The bank is facing off, in a case of high stakes, against the police Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).Stoby is the Chairperson of the Guyana Bank For Trade and Industry (GBTI), a major, privately-owned financial institution.

The unit has recommended contempt charges against Stoby and his seven directors for allegedly refusing to hand over details of transactions with the US dollar and other bank accounts of the state-controlled, Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB). Continue reading

Cuso: Volunteering Helps Guyanese-Canadian Keep Ties To Guyana

Cuso: Volunteering Helps Guyanese-Canadian Keep Ties To Guyana

OCTOBER 11, 2017 – Cuso International – Guyana

In the mid 1960s, Patsy Russell was taught by a Cuso International volunteer. Now she is one. “I went to a convent school in Georgetown, and a Cuso volunteer, Gwenne Wardle, taught us games and gymnastics.”

Fifty years later, now a volunteer herself she can see how Cuso International’s model has changed. Not placed at a school, but with Guyana’s Small Business Bureau she is overseeing the establishment of two business incubators. Her goal is to continue the work she did on her previous placement with the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry which she left after a one-year placement in April.

Read more: https://cusoguyana.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/cuso-volunteering-helps-guyanese-canadian-keep-ties-to-guyana/

Cuso: Celebrating Global Diaspora Week and the contribution of diaspora communities around Canada and the world.


Guyana Cultural Association of NY: On-Line Magazine – September 2017

Download: Guyana Cultural Association NY: e-Magazine – September 2017

Are Trump’s Supporters Paying His Legal Bills? – Commentary

Trump Brags About His Poor, Stupid Supporters Paying His Legal Bills

SemDem | Daily Kos

There are primarily two types of poor people in this country:

  1. Those who are struggling because they have an entire power structure rigged against them
  2. Those who have no money because they are, frankly, morons

We fight for those in the first category.

The second category might as well be referred to as Trump supporters, and I simply don’t have any empathy for proudly ignorant, dirt poor, uneducated racists who are currently getting swindled right now by a supposed “billionaire.”     Continue reading

The singularity is coming — are you ready | Dr. Jonathan White | TEDxEdmonton – Video

The singularity is coming — are you ready | Dr. Jonathan White | TEDxEdmonton

TEDx Talks – Published on Jul 29, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Would you upload your personality if you could? What do you think of the possibility of living without a physical body? Dr. White addresses a reality that is not so far off as we might think – and what the ethical and philosophical implications of this future might be.    Continue reading

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