Daily Archives: March 2, 2019

Guyana Politics: Six thousand votes for a seat in Parliament

Parliament Building. Brickdam, Georgetown

Feb 23, 2019  – Kaieteur  News – Editorial

Each of the new parties must attract some six thousand of the electorate to gain a seat in parliament.

One seat for one group could potentially represent a difference-maker; one seat for each holds out the reality of domestic troubles in the legislative house. That might enable it to go from a marketplace to a less troubled, even constructive place.

But before any of this, whether one seat or two, a whole set of developments must occur and in a complementary sequence; any single slip, and it could be the same old story of specious words, shallow postures, and scorned work product. In other words, the new people have to get their visa first; this one is issued at the ballot box. Will they get that coveted stamp of approval?  Continue reading

AKWAABA to Ghana in this the “Year of Return” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

AKWAABA to Ghana in this the “Year of Return”

  • by Francis Quamina Farrier

This coming Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the Republic of Ghana will be celebrating its sixty second Independence anniversary; not really a special number, but nonetheless, for that West African country, it is a special year – The Year of Return –  as they extend a joyous “AKWAABA”, (WELCOME), to one and all. During my most recent visit to Ghana, (September/October 2018), President Nana Kafu-Addo announced 2019 as “THE YEAR OF RETURN”, opening the Tourism Door wide to all who are desirous of visiting Ghana as it emerges from a very troubled Past to a Glorious Future.

Since that “Year of Return” announcement by the Ghanaian President, there have been a number of African American Celebrities – Supermodel Naomi Campbell being one – who have already visited Ghana where they received a warm Presidential AKWAABA, (WELCOME). On Tuesday March 5, 2019, Guyanese international Superstar, Eddy Grant, of Plaisance,  East Coast Demerara, will be celebrating his 71st. Birthday, and maybe he’ll be singing one of his very popular compositions, “Hello Africa”, to Ghana, a country where he is well-known and well-loved.    Continue reading

BFCN: Black Foundation of Community Networks – Scholarship Directory 2019

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Barbados PM Wants Greater Movement Towards CSME From CARICOM States

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis, February 28, 2019 (CMC) – Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, on Tuesday, warned that the future of multilateralism is being threatened at the “very time it is needed, more than ever, and urged Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to put aside their differences and further develop the much-heralded CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

The CSME allows for the free movement of goods, skills, labour and services across the 15-member grouping and Mottley, addressing the two-day CARICOM inter-sessional, held meeting in St. Kitts and Nevis, said that the special CARICOM meeting, on the CSME, held in Trinidad and Tobago last December, had achieved much in the way of putting the initiative back on the front burner.

“The opportunity to have had two days of dedicated discussion has really made a fundamental difference in the trajectory that we can see now, and the progress we can garner going forward.

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Guyana Government And Opposition In War Of Words

Jagdeo – Harmon

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 1, 2019 (CMC) – The Guyana government and the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) are engaged in a war of words, after the coalition administration said the PPP’s General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, had accused President David Granger of fraudulent behaviour, through the issuance of two separate letters to the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, last night, said that Jagdeo had descended to a new level of disrespect for the Office of the President and the government, by maligning the good character of the President and his office, and by “deliberately, maliciously misleading” the public.

Jagdeo, speaking at a news conference, yesterday, said Granger had sent one letter to the GECOM chairman, retired Justice James Patterson, and releasing a different letter to the public.

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