Daily Archives: October 7, 2018

OIL: Guyana’s surprise potential wealth —, but where is the master plan? – By Ray Chickrie

Guyana’s surprise arrival, but where is the master plan?

Guyana is one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and many of its citizens fled to Suriname, Trinidad, Barbados, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom or elsewhere to escape wretched poverty and repugnant violence. However, with the recent mega oil and gas discoveries offshore, Guyana is set to produce over one million barrels of oil daily.

Strangely, after three years of this development, the politicians, civil society, government (coalition) or the opposition haven’t put out a “Dubai Plan” for Guyana so as to inform citizens of exactly how the billions of US oil dollars are going to be spent.    Continue reading

Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC (GCCABC) – OLE TIME LIME – November 3. 2018

OLE TIME LIME – a fundraiser and social event hosted by Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC (GCCABC)
Saturday, November 3rd from 1-5pm at The Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia Street in New Westminster

In 2016 and 2017 we were able to send at least $500 each year directly to libraries in Guyana to help literacy initiatives. We have been able to partner with Guyana Book Foundation to ensure that those libraries got great value for the money; it allows us to spend in Guyana and thus help the economy; and it ensures that the materials are suitable for readers in Guyana. We all think that supporting literacy initiatives is incredibly important.               Continue reading

Cash-jet pilot found guilty for cocaine and money laundering – faces life sentence

Cash-jet pilot found guilty for cocaine, money laundering – faces life sentence

Convicted: Khamraj Lall

Guyanese-born Khamraj Lall, was convicted this week on several charges ranging from cocaine distribution to money laundering.

Lall was found guilty last Thursday of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, money laundering, structuring monetary instruments, and conspiracy to commit money laundering and structuring, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced yesterday.

Lall, 51, of Ringwood, New Jersey, was convicted on all eight counts of a superseding indictment following an eight-day trial before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton Federal Court.      Continue reading

News Americas – Caribbean And Latin America Daily News news – Oct 5, 2018

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UK TV Program: “This Is Your Life” – Featuring Muhammad Ali – video

UK TV Program: “This Is Your Life” – Featuring Muhammad Ali…. (1974)

Temperament & the Supreme Court Justices  – By Yvonne Sam

Why the detractory brouhaha about Kavanaugh’s temperament when the Bench has seated others of worse ilk? History reveals a different story.

Listening to Senator after senator and the media ramble on about the absent fitness of Judge Brent Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, one would get the impression that Justices of the U. S Supreme Court had been warm, affable, even tempered individuals.

Taking pride of place in the heated debate about the likely confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh was the question of temperament.  Pushed aside was the impropriety issue. The basic contention lay in the fact that by elevating his voice during the final part of his confirmation hearing , impertinently interrupting, and accosting senators and characterizing  the charges against him as politically motivated, the nominee presented himself as having a character unsuited  for U. S Supreme Court justice. The general impression conveyed was that such a case was totally new not déjà vu.     Continue reading

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