Daily Archives: June 2, 2019

UK Politics: Brexit party tops Westminster election poll for first time

Survey by Opinium suggests Nigel Farage would be 20 seats short of a majority, with Conservatives reduced to 26 MPs

Brexit party leader Nigel Farage (centre) celebrates being elected to the European parliament.
 Brexit party leader Nigel Farage (centre) celebrates being elected to the EU parliament. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Nigel Farage’s Brexit party has surged into first place as voters’ favourites, according to a new poll. It is the first time the party has achieved top position in a national poll. The results suggest hundreds of Conservative seats are at risk.

The Brexit party’s support increased by two points to 26% of the vote in the latest Opinium poll – for the Observer – which asked people how they would vote in the next Westminster election.

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BREXIT: Trump: Prepare for no deal and send in Farage – BBC News

Donald Trump and Nigel Farage

Donald Trump and Nigel Farage – Trump Rally in August 2016

[BBC News – 02 June 2019]  Nigel Farage should be involved in the government’s Brexit negotiations and the UK should be prepared to leave the EU with no deal, Donald Trump has said.

In a Sunday Times interview, the US president was critical of government’s Brexit negotiations, saying it left the EU “with all the cards.”

The interview comes before his state visit to the UK begins on Monday June 3, 2019            Continue reading

Ghana’s President to visit Guyana June 11-12, 2019

By Rabindra Rooplall – 

Photo: President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Guyana will host a State Visit of a Ghanian delegation headed by His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on 11th -12th June 2019.

This was announced Wednesday by President David Granger during his speech at the accreditation of Ghana’s non-resident High Commissioner, Professor Abena Pokua  Adompim Busia.

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SARA finds State properties left in wills for officials’ children

“So this is what took place under the previous regime… SARA

SARA Special Assistant, Eric Phillips

ICC Cricket World Cup: West Indies beat Pakistan by 7 wickets – May 31, 2019

Result: 2nd match, ICC Cricket World Cup at Nottingham, May 3, 2019

West Indies 108 for 3 (Gayle 50, Amir 3-26) beat Pakistan 105 (Thomas 4-27, Holder 3-42) by seven wickets
As it happened .…. REPORT

There’s a simple reason why this game was so short: because the West Indies bowlers were, too. In a spell of fast bowling more suited to Test cricket of the 1980s than limited-overs in this more cautious age, West Indies stuck to a length that kept pushing Pakistan further and further back.

It wasn’t far back enough, and, led by the youngest member of their squad, Oshane Thomas, they shot Pakistan out for their second lowest total ever in World Cup history; it would have been double figures but for a 22-run tenth-wicket partnership, the highest of the innings.          Continue reading

Caribbean and China: USA’s Huawei sanctions raise complex questions

David Jessop

vid Jessop

Being a head of government or a foreign minister is a thankless task.

Although normally advised by a small number of able civil servants and ambassadors, the pressure that senior politicians personally experience can be acute, particularly when they have to make choices affecting national security or a country’s international relations.

For small states such as those in the Caribbean, such decisions require a high degree of subtlety if the region’s diverse development, trade, investment and security interests are to remain balanced and driven by national interests.    Continue reading

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