Daily Archives: 07/20/2019

Guyana Politics: Irfaan Ali refuses to give up PPP presidential candidacy after High Court ruling

 —- High Court rules he must face fraud charges

Irfaan Ali and Bharrat Jagdeo.

Opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Irfaan Ali on Friday vowed to remain in the race for the presidency, although the High Court recently ruled that he must face trial for allegedly conspiring to defraud government of a total of GYD$174 million by selling land below their valued prices.

“Not one bit! I’m not stepping aside at all. I’m here to stand up for the people of Guyana. I’m here to stand with my party in ensuring that the PPP moves on to victory for all Guyanese to ensure that all Guyanese have a better future, a stronger future,” he said when asked by Demerara Waves Online News.          Continue reading

Politics: Guyana at the precipice: two radically unprecedented realities today – by GHK Lall

As I watch and reflect upon the unyielding political impasses, the questions that come are: what is so different this time? What is so compelling, so inflammatory, that there is neither space nor opportunity nor inclination to lean forward, to reach for something—anything—that would narrow the yawning space in Guyana’s political no man’s land? What is there that mangles any groundwork toward some semblance of the genuine clasp of a national handshake?

I arrive at two answers to all those questions about why this country is at this point of sightless, wordless catastrophic stall. The first is unsurprising: OIL! The second place should startle: Cheddi Jagan. I say it again: Cheddi Jagan.        Continue reading

Steve Jobs (1955-2011): His Final Essay: “The World’s Six Best Doctors”

The World’s six best doctors ..worth reading twice

Steve Jobs ( Feb. 24 1955  Oct. 5 –2011) Died a billionaire at age 56. This is his final essay:                   

I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In some others’ eyes, my life is the epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, my wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. At this moment, lying on my bed and recalling my life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in have paled and become meaningless in the face of my death.              Continue reading

Richard Branson on the 8 rules to have a successful career and enjoyable life

Richard Branson

Richard Branson on the 8 rules he swears by to have a successful career and enjoyable life

  • Multibillionaire Richard Branson launched his first business as a teenager, and has since founded a slew of companies and conglomerates, including Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines, Virgin Express, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Hotels, Virgin Cruises and Virgin Galactic.
  • He also seems perpetually set to “happy” mode, and is known to truly enjoy the life he has created — which is far more important to him than his wealth. “I’ve never gone into business to make money,” he once said.
  • Among his rules for building a successful, happy life: Be fearless in trying new things, and find a hobby that gets you outside.


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