Daily Archives: August 10, 2019

Guyana Politics: Granger and Jagdeo begin meetings on way forward

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday met at State House to discuss the current political situation, and matters relating to the holding of General and Regional Elections.

 Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo meets President David Granger

The President on Thursday last had explained, after Government’s meeting with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), that Government’s efforts are aimed at keeping with the Consequential Order of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), that deliberations between the major stakeholders moving forward must assume a consensual overtone, and move away from unilateralism.      Continue reading

By the busloads… More than 100 Haitians, Cubans at Brazil border checkpoint daily – Brazilian Immigration

Days after the Government admitted that from evidence, Haitians were making it across the borders after landing legally in Guyana, there are indications that daily, up to seven vehicles are making it to Lethem.

The Lethem checkpoint at the Takutu Bridge

Lethem is the Region 9 town that borders Guyana with Brazil and connects via a bridge across the Takutu River. It has checkpoints on both sides of the river, with Immigration and Customs personnel manning the facilities.         

The bridge has been helping Lethem with Chinese stores springing up in recent years, attracting scores of Brazilian traders and shoppers daily.        Continue reading

Aviation: Guyanese-American aviator – Beverley Drake – honored

BY TANGERINE CLARKE

Photo: Guyanese-American aviator, Beverley Drake holding statuette from Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc.Citations from elected officials are on the table.

Drake. one of the first, of two female military pilots in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), and the first female civilian pilot to fly with the Guyana Airways Corporation (GAC), no doubt has the knowledge and skills to share with today’s youth.              Continue reading

GCA: Guyana Cultural Association of New York: Folk Festival – Events: Aug 25- Sep 01, 2019

Opinion: Violence  in  America – By  Hubert  Williams (written in July 2012)

  Violence  in  America – By  Hubert  Williams 

Boston, Massachusetts, July 27, 2012 – – Every time some idiot takes a weapon(s), which the United States Constitution gives him the legal right to have, and murders people he has never met, this nation rises up in remorse, but then settles back comfortably to await the next appalling repetition.

From the way the public speaks, the possession of deadly weapons is a prerogative many Americans treasure.

Under the 1791 provision of the USA Bill of Rights (the Second Amendment) each man (woman, and it appears some teenagers, too) has the right to keep and bear arms; and the right-wing ‘gun lobby’ is such an influential force in American politics that there will be no significant change to the law, nor will the killing frenzy cease in my lifetime.                  Continue reading

President of Kenya arrives in Barbados for an official visit – cbc.bb

President of Kenya arrives in Barbados for an official visit

08 August 2019 – CBC News Barbados

The President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, arrived here on Wednesday for a three day official visit aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries and to forge bi-lateral ties.

The trip forms the second leg of Kenyatta’s seven-day visit to the region and follows three days of bilateral talks with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness.        Continue reading

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