Daily Archives: June 30, 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.

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‘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

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