Daily Archives: 05/18/2019

Stanley Greaves Exhibition of Sculptures May 16 – 28, 2019- Guyana Embassy Washington DC

Guyana Embassy Washington DC

Stanley Greaves

The Embassy of Guyana is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of sculptures – The El Dorado Series: Extending the Myth – by renowned Guyanese artist, Mr Stanley Greaves, AA, in commemoration of Guyana’s 53rd Anniversary of Independence.
The exhibition is at the Main Building of the Organization of American States, in the Marcus Garvey Hall of Culture, at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
The exhibition is open to the public and will run until May 28, 2019.
Embassy of Guyana/Permanent Mission to the OAS

Guyana Police –Guilty by  Omission: Of Failure to put Motorcycle Crime in Remission

By Yvonne Sam

Let the criminals know they may commit the crime and ride but will serve the time and cannot hide.

I am penning these few lines hoping that at the conclusion some degree of clarity will enshroud my enigmatic cranium. Once again (or as always) crime in Guyana is seemingly spiraling out of control.  While this in itself is of grave concern, even more serious is the mode of transportation being used by the perpetrators, along with an accompanying and increasing ability to elude capture.

At a press conference recently, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, in reference to the country’s current crime rate, spoke thus, “the impression that Guyana is in a “really bad state” as compared to other countries with regard to the country’s crime rate is “not true”., “sometimes this thing is emblazoned across the front pages of newspapers giving the impression as though we are in a real bad state, [but it’s] not really true”.            Continue reading

Guyana: New CJIA fees now embedded in ticket cost

Passengers travelling through the CJIA at Timehri .

Weeks after facing long lines and numerous complaints, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC) will now instead see new fees being charged at the time of tickets being purchased. The fees are supposed to help the airport recover some of the US$150M spent to renovate the airport.

According to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, all airport-related charges are included in the passenger tickets effective May 11, 2019.

“The airlines confirmed that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) had incorporated the fees into the price of the ticket and therefore passengers purchasing a ticket after May 11th 2019 will no longer be required to pay this charge separately.”            Continue reading

Barbados: Former Central Bank governor makes case for adopting US currency

Urges countries like Barbados to adopt US Dollar

Dr. DeLeslie Worrell

A former central bank governor is calling for Caribbean countries to give up their individual currencies and adopt the United States dollar.

Dr. DeLeslie Worrell, the former governor of the Central bank of Barbados, told a conference organised by the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) earlier this week that switching to the US currency would essentially eliminate the threat of domestic currency depreciation and with it, the resulting possible disruptions to economic stability.
He said there was no time like the present to switch to US currency, noting that the process is not as difficult as some people may imagine.            Continue reading

Guyana to mark 53rd Independence Anniversary in New York

By Tangerine Clarke – 16 May 2019 – Caribbean Life News

The Young Guyanese Professionals Alliance, founded by Melissa Noel and RKHTY, will host a networking event titled, “Untapped: Defining our Legacy” on Saturday, May 18, at the Slope Lounge, 837 Union St., Brooklyn to begin Guyana’s 53rd Independence Anniversary celebrations.

The four-hour event will start at 1 pm. To attend, RSVP (www.untappedgt.eventbrite.com). Space is limited.

Rudolph Ten-Pow, ambassador and permanent representative of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana to the United Nations and Barbara Atherly, Guyana’s consul general to New York, will continue the commemoration with an Inter-Faith Service, in the Atrium of the Academic Core Bldg. 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica New York (across from the Performing Arts Center of York College), the following day, Sunday, May 19, at 3 pm.

An Honor Guard of ranks of the Guyana Defence Force, the Guyana Police Force and former members of the Disciplined Services in Guyana, will lead a Flag Raising Ceremony, on Friday, May 24, at 5 pm on the grounds of Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., to bring the celebrations to a close.

President Donald Trump’s new immigration plan is probably all about the 2020 election

Trump’s new immigration bill is ‘dead on arrival’ — but its real value could be shoring up his immigration strategy for 2020

President Donald Trump

ANALYSIS… Business Insider- May 16, 2019

  • The Trump administration unveiled an immigration proposal Thursday that lawmakers from both parties have widely criticized, and fails to include several key immigration issues facing the country.
  • The plan would both impose steeper security measures at the US-Mexico border and give preference to highly educated immigrants with job offers, President Donald Trump announced Thursday.
  • Lawmakers and experts have derided it as “dead on arrival.”
  • But Trump administration officials told the Associated Press they hoped the proposal would make clear to 2020 voters what the Republican party is “for.”
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