Daily Archives: May 25, 2018

Barbados Elections: Mia Mottley’s Barbados Labour Party wins 36-0


Barbados Labour Party supporters listen to the victory speech delivered by political leader and prime minister-designate Mia Mottley at party headquarters.

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) will form the next government, led by its first female prime minister, and based on unofficial results, it will do so without any official opposition.

Counting continued into the early hours of this morning, but Democratic Labour Party (DLP) leader Freundel Stuart conceded defeat and the BLP’s Roebuck Street headquarters erupted in celebration as prime minister-designate Mia Mottley, the island’s first female leader, delivered her victory speech just before 4 a.m.      Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines – Demerara Waves – 24 May 2018

Guyana News Headlines – Demerara Waves – 24 May 2018 

Caribbean Court’s incoming President wants coordinated overhaul of “broken” criminal justice system; says inconsistent rule of law major barrier to Guyana’s prosperity TO READ MORE, PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK http://demerarawaves.com/2018/05/24/caribbean-courts-incoming-president-wants-coordinated-overhaul-of-broken-criminal-justice-system-says-inconsistent-rule-of-law-major-barrier-to-guyanas-prosperity/  

Jagdeo supports non-custodial sentences for marijuana possession; says no to cultivation, sale TO READ DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK http://demerarawaves.com/2018/05/24/jagdeo-supports-non-custodial-sentences-for-marijuana-possession-says-no-to-cultivation-sale/
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Guyana wants talks with Caribbean nations about oil spill response plans TO READ DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK
 
BREAKING: Guyanese Derrick Patterson pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking in Grenada; fined US$27,000 TO READ DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK
 
Guyanese man fined for cocaine-in-wheelchair in Grenada TO READ DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK
 
Second suspect arrested for killing of Canadian mining company official TO READ DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK 

School Shooting—Thoughts and Prayers – No panacea for Tears and Fears – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

The continuing school carnage is a national shame, but the guns and the shooters are not the only ones to be blamed.While guns remain the greatest threat to safety in America, we cannot be so embroiled in the gun debate control that it hinders us from seeing where the truth unfolds.

Firstly my condolences to the families of the victims of the recent Texas school carnage. A young 17 year old walks into Santa Fe High School  in Santa Fe, Texas, and murders up to ten people- eight students and two teachers This latest school shooting failed to evoke little reaction if any from most people, for such behavior has become an  inevitability in America. Following the last school shooting in Parkland, Florida, it  has been the generally–held belief, even among students that it would not be long before another student would walk into a school and kill his classmates and teachers.   Like hospitals schools are soft targets, and as a consequence they must be toughened.  Continue reading

Trump’s Reckoning Arrives – David Frum | The Atlantic

Trump’s Reckoning Arrives

The president’s unpredictability once worked to his advantage — but now, it is producing a mounting list of foreign-policy failures.

David Frum | The Atlantic

“Gradually and then suddenly.” That was how one of Ernest Hemingway’s characters described the process of going bankrupt. The phrase applies vividly to the accumulating failures of President Trump’s foreign-policy initiatives.

Donald Trump entered office with more scope for initiative in foreign policy than any of his recent predecessors.

In his campaign for president, Trump had disparaged almost every element of the past 70 years of U.S.A. global leadership:

NATO, free trade, European integration, support for democracy, the Iraq War, the Iran deal, suspicion of Russia, outreach to China.            Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – May 23-24. 2018

News – 24 May 2018

Brazil institutes enormous fines for local content breaches …Consultant says this is but one important lesson for emerging oil producers like Guyana

Ahead of high level meeting with GT&T… Greenidge non-committal on possible auction of lucrative telecoms spectrum

Marijuana law reform gains traction… Hughes files appeal for farmer jailed for 3 years for 8 grams

Dr. Jennifer Westford trial…. Typist clerk found no record of 24 memoranda

Govt. softens approach to Venezuelans entering Guyana illegally

Bandits snatch Lotto winnings from couple … had trailed them from bank  Continue reading