Daily Archives: 03/13/2018

GRENADA – Mitchell leads NNP to another 15-0 landslide victory in general election

GRENADA – Mitchell leads NNP to another landslide victory 

The ruling New National Party (NNP) was returned to office on Tuesday winning all 15 seats in general election. It’s the second consecutive 15-0 win for the NNP and the third time the party has claimed all 15 seats.

“It’s an humbling experience and feeling,” NNP leader Dr Keith Mitchell said …
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US ban on Guyana’s Catfish, Cuirass, Gilbacker and Hassar is “protectionist”- govt official

US ban on Guyana’s catfish species is “protectionist”

The United States’ (US) ban on catfish species from Guyana is a “big blow” to the local fishing industry, and is being deemed a protectionist barrier to allow the American fishing industry to flourish, a senior government official said.

Veterinary Public Health Director, Dr Ozaye Dodson  was quoted as saying by government’s Department of Public Information that the move by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a “protectionist measure” by that country’s public health system and the catfish farmers who have invested heavily to develop the industry.   Continue reading

Trump’s Trade War – or De-Globalization?

The Most Revolutionary Act

By Peter Koenig

President Trump’s bold ‘protectionist’ move of introducing import duties of 25% and 10% for steel and aluminum, respectively – and possibly more to come – may be more than just ‘populism’ and fulfilling a campaign promise. And why is the term ‘populism’ always used with a derogative slant? As if it was way below the intellect of those who deride it as addressing the thoughtless and primitive behavior by the people? Aren’t politicians supposed to work for the people? Educate them with the truth instead of ridiculing them; giving them real news instead of ‘fake news’ – and giving them jobs and decent livelihood? – Is that addressing “populism”?

President Trump, or whoever directs him, may have noticed the steady decline of the American economy into a hollow war and service machine, with rising unemployment at the tune of more than 20% (though the fake statistics…

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Dr Harold Drayton (1929-2018) is dead…. but his Legacy will Live On

Dr Harold Drayton is dead but his Legacy will Live On

Dear Editor – Stabroek News: Letter by Harry Hergash

Dr Harold Drayton, the individual who was tasked by then Premier Cheddi Jagan to establish the University of Guyana (UG) in 1963, passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning, March 11, in the United States. He became ill on Friday and was rushed to the hospital where he died.

He was my Biology professor and close friend. On behalf of myself and my family to whom he endeared himself, and his many friends in the now dormant Ontario Chapter of the UG Guild, I extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife Vonna, children Alison and Richard, his grandchildren, and his siblings. We are deeply saddened by his passing.     Continue reading

The power of love was felt at the 6th One Love Gala for a safer Canada!

The power of love was felt during the 6th One Love Gala for a safer Canada!

By Habeeb Alli

The youth are our greatest asset. This time of theyear with so much gun violence and gang related bastings by the police besides the alarm over legalisation of pot it’s inspiring to know there are people whose lives have changed after incarceration

Every year the One Love Gala celebrates that! Now that is rare if not unique that a gala would actually recognize inmates who have reintegrated successfully like Ahmed Hahhab whose story never gets boring- after a life of drugs he finally made an about turn during his time inside the pen. Today he has a family and successful business and has been on a speaking tour since!     Continue reading

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