Daily Archives: January 25, 2018

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – January 23-25. 2018

News – 25 January 2018

ExxonMobil uncapped imports will belong to Guyana – Natural Resources… Only junk will be inherited – Ram

Projects and future oil money! IMF zeros in on haphazard spending; recommends improving public investment programme

Lethem cops in shootout with gang cornered in house

Cops check records of cars stolen as far back as 2015

Police pursue criminal charges in NBS standoff

Child rapist gets two life sentences

Government is a facilitator not a provider of jobs…

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Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to undergo major restructuring – President David Granger

GDF to undergo major restructuring

President David Granger

President David Granger on Thursday January 25, 2018 announced that the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) will undergo a significant restructuring programme in the coming days to allow for a greater level of efficiency in the execution of its mandate and to ensure maximum development within the Force.

Granger, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, made the announcement  at the opening ceremony of the two-day Annual Officers Conference, which is being held under the theme, “Effective transformation for Total National Defence.” at Base Camp Ayanganna. Continue reading

Sugar workers sacking politically, racially motivated- Jagdeo; President’s Office: race-baiting is PPP’s “essential plank”

Bharrat Jagdeo

Urging sacked sugar workers to get registered in the right districts to vote for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) at the 2020 general election, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo accused the David Granger-led administration of sending them home because of racial and political reasons.

Addressing hundreds of workers at Enterprise Community Centre, East Coast Demerara,  Jagdeo said government’s decision to make the 4,763 sugar workers redundant, which would adversely impact on at least 30,000 persons, was aimed at forcing a section of the PPP’s East Indian support base to leave Guyana.  Continue reading

THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE: Implications for the Caribbean Diaspora – By Lear Matthews

THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CARIBBEAN DIASPORA

Lear Matthews

By Lear Matthews

The recent media-saturated conversation about immigration has evoked widespread opinions and emotions, but the motivation and consequences that emerge are not new. Essentially, those who advocate a restrictionist view typify a throwback to a time when the nation was gripped by nativist and xenophobic practices.

The Immigration Act of 1924 was a response to anti-immigration attitude in the U.S. Today, what has been a topic of some national importance has become a simmering social issue churned by politics, economics and sentiments related to ethnocentric ideals. Added to this is the emergence of pernicious assumptions about race and ethnicity. Not to mention the fact that both Republican and Democratic politicians treat immigration like a political ‘football’ or ‘hot potato’.       Continue reading

Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club – 26th Anniversary Ball – Toronto – March 17th, 2018

DOWNLOAD: Toronto Kaiteur Dance Flyer – March 17, 2018

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