Monthly Archives: June 2018

Finance: Guyana among lowest in Caribbean for debt to GDP ratio

Finance: Guyana among lowest in Caribbean for debt to GDP ratio

Finance Minister Winston Jordan

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana’s Finance Minister Winston Jordon has sought to assure the country that the economy remains sound and that external debt levels are still below 50 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – a key indicator of a country’s financial health.

Debt to GDP for an economy is similar to a household’s combined debt – from credit cards, mortgages or small loans – as it compares to its income.

In the case of Guyana, the most recent figures indicate a debt level of 45.2 per cent in 2017 and 46.4 per cent in 2016.     Continue reading

The US Deportation Industry – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The US Deportation Industry – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

US- Detention Prison

Families are separated without any pity. The parents are in Texas while the children are in New York, or elsewhere. Deportation is a million-dollar industry in the United States. A number of private contractors are rubbing their hands with anticipation at Donald Trump’s immigration policy. The deporting of 12 million undocumented immigrants, and splitting of families, will make a number of businesses rich.

Obama said recently, ‘It is the imagery of Trump’s proposals that will hurt. The sight of children being wrenched away from parents is most troubling. It is un-American.’ It is definitely contrary to the values of America and indeed to any decent society. But this ‘wrenching’ is exactly what is happening under Trump; people are deported for trivial reasons and families are split with little hope of being reunited.

Read more: The US Deportation Industry

‘Not What We Expected’: Trump’s Tax Bill is Losing Popularity – Heather Long | The Washington Post

‘Not What We Expected’: Trump’s Tax Bill is Losing Popularity

Heather Long | The Washington Post

In a packed arena in Fargo, N.D., this week, President Trump’s most ardent supporters roared with approval when he talked about protecting the U.S.A. borders, beating the Democrats and “respect for our great, beautiful, wonderful American flag.”

When Trump pivoted to the tax bill, his top legislative accomplishment, the crowd clapped — but without the fervor they had shown for many of his other applause lines.

Trump signed the tax cut legislation just before Christmas. Six months later, it is LOSING POPULARITY.       Continue reading

NGSA 2018: Westfield Prep student creates history with perfect NGSA score + Reports

Westfield Prep student creates history with perfect NGSA score

Westfield Preparatory student, Nalia Rahaman, has made history in Guyana. She is the first person to attain a perfect score at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA). Making this revelation yesterday was Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD).

Present at the event were the top performers at the 2018 NGSA, representatives of the Education Ministry, NCERD officials, teachers attached to various schools and several overjoyed parents.       Continue reading

EXIT Justice Anthony Kennedy—– Enter CHANGE in the nation’s constitutional direction – By Yvonne Sam

EXIT Justice Anthony Kennedy—– Enter CHANGE in the nation’s constitutional direction

By Yvonne Sam

Justice Anthony Kennedy

Both sides are gearing for a titanic fight as the U.S Supreme Court appears to be turning right.

It cannot be overemphasized but the exodus at the end of July, of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and his subsequent replacement by anyone on the conservatives’ judicial dream list held by President Trump will fundamentally change America. The Supreme court, with its current firm conservative majority that will outlast most of our lifetimes—– can and will certainly alter the very hue of America for decades, if not centuries.     Continue reading

PPP Presidential Candidacy… Ramson broke with Party tradition – Jagdeo

PPP Presidential Candidacy… Ramson broke with Party tradition – Jagdeo

PPP Member, Charles Ramson

Attorney-at-Law, Charles Ramson Jr. may have offended the most powerful force in the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C)—Bharrat Jagdeo.

Yesterday, this newspaper carried an article that highlighted the young lawyer’s ambition to lead the PPP/C into victory come General and Regional Elections in 2020. However, Jagdeo said that this is not the way PPP/C does things. This was emphasised at a press conference he held yesterday at his Church Street Office.      Continue reading

Cubans are flocking to Guyana for economic reasons — but there’s a twist – By Doreen Hemlock

Cubans are flocking to Guyana for economic reasons — but there’s a twist

This month the buyers began to change.
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Since early June, the U.S. government has been conducting interviews at its embassy here for Cubans seeking U.S. immigrant visas, and those visa applicants are now in the shopping mix too. While applying for their visas, some figure they may as well make purchases and re-sell them in Cuba to help pay for their trips.

Guyana Education: National Grade Six Assessment – NGSA 2018 – Results

NGSA Announcement 2018 – Go to http://exams.moeguyana.org/

Derek Ingram was a journalist’s journalist – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Derek Ingram was a journalist’s journalist

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN – This article was written for Guyanese Online

It is the lot of the journalist, especially those who work in the print medium, to not be well known because it is the news, not they, that matters. For those who work mostly in the background, such as editors, the anonymity is even greater.

Derek Ingram, right, during a visit to the South Florida home of Mohamed Hamaludin

Derek Ingram was even deeper in the background as he mentored and guided dozens of reporters around much of the globe to write features on their countries as founder and editor of Gemini News Service, headquartered in London, and his name is probably even less known that those of other journalists.

But in a 26-year span, Ingram made an indelible mark on journalism in the so-called third world, mainly those areas that were former British colonies and went on to become part of the (British) Commonwealth.       Continue reading

GUYANA: Demerara Waves Headline News – 28 June 2018

GUYANA: Demerara Waves Headline News – 28 June 2018

Guyana can be game changer for Trinidad’s state-owned oil refinery

http://demerarawaves.com/2018/06/27/guyana-can-be-game-changer-for-trinidads-state-owned-oil-refinery/

No threatening levels of mercury found at GGMC – PAHO/WHO team

http://demerarawaves.com/2018/06/27/no-threatening-levels-of-mercury-found-at-ggmc-paho-who-team

Public Service Credit Union settles hefty bills during period covered by now discharged temporary Court order

http://demerarawaves.com/2018/06/27/public-service-credit-union-settles-hefty-bills-during-period-covered-by-now-discharged-temporary-court-order/

Eco bullish on Orinduik Block and Total farm-in

http://demerarawaves.com/2018/06/27/eco-bullish-on-orinduik-block-and-total-farm-in/

Japan funds renewable energy projects for Guyana, CARICOM headquarters

http://demerarawaves.com/2018/06/27/japan-funds-renewable-energy-projects-for-guyana-caricom-headquarters/

Govt takes back control of Public Service Coop Credit Union; multimillion dollar queries surface

http://demerarawaves.com/2018/06/27/govt-takes-back-control-of-public-service-coop-credit-union-multimillion-dollar-queries-surface/

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