Monthly Archives: September 2019

Guyana Politics:I Stand with the Poor: A New Coalition Government must uplift them – Dr. David Hinds

 

This compartmentalisation has worked against a holistic discourse which in turn inhibits an overarching vision. It occurs both at the level of those who seek to influence government and those who actually govern. It is not that I am against single-issue advocacy, but what is lacking is the linkages between and among those issues—a relationship between the tree and the forest.            Continue reading

More than 9,000 Venezuelan migrants in Guyana

Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix

There are about 9,000 Venezuelan migrants in Guyana. So says Minister with responsibilities for Citizenship, Winston Felix.

The Minister was asked about the presence of the foreign nationals and government’s capacity to deal with increased applications for work permits and citizenship.

According to figures provided, there are also over 900 foreign nationals granted citizenship in the last four and half years- eight of them Haitians.        Continue reading

A Brief History of Bullshit: Why We Have Learned to Ignore Truth – by Eva Illouz | Haaretz

Lies no longer draw backlash or punishment. But truth remains the strongest weapon against the world of alternative facts propagated by Trump and Netanyahu

  Eva Illouz | Haaretz

If lying has become a widespread practice in public life, it is because it has gone unpunished, and more disturbingly, because it often seems to bear ripe and colorful fruits. It is enough for Benjamin Netanyahu to say that Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini engineered the Holocaust, or that Benny Gantz is a security risk to Israel to suddenly create doubt in the mind of the citizen, a doubt which in turn changes reality.

This is a unique historical moment, one that seems to reverse the most fundamental tenets of the Enlightenment, about the moral and political centrality of truth. Hence the question posed here:                 Continue reading

New Jersey court refuses new trial for Guyanese cash jet pilot Khamraj Lall

 Khamraj Lall

In October 2018, Lall was convicted on several charges ranging from cocaine distribution to money laundering.
Lall was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, money laundering, structuring monetary instruments, and conspiracy to commit money laundering and structuring, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on September 14, 2019.  Continue reading

Central High Alumni- NY Chapter: Christmas Party – Brooklyn NY – December 6, 2019

Central High Alumni- NY Chapter: Christmas Party – Brooklyn NY – December 6, 2019

Guyana History: Clonbrook Beach –  By Geoff Burrowes

Clonbrook Beach –   By Geoff Burrowes

        There was an air of suppressed excitement all week- everybody felt it! Our mothers talked in hushed voices on their black bakelite home phones (that’s all there was in those days – no one had ever heard of a mobile or cell phone)!

        It was in the background of every game of chaser or cricket and our fathers topped the oil in their cars and made sure the tires were properly inflated.

        Our mothers made sure that there was an adequate supply of mauby, ginger beer, sorrel and pine drink in the earthernware jugs in the kitchen and the kitchen was filled with the sweet odours of fudge, cake and sugar cake, both pink and white and brown chipped coconut!        Continue reading

Guyana Mass Committee Fund Raising Dance: Jamaica NY – December 14, 2019

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Guyana Politics: GECOM seeks to shorten deadlines to hold elections this year – governing coalition

Also: Jagdeo: GECOM Chair said working for elections before end of year  (see below)

In picture: David Patterson and Cathy Hughes of the Alliance For Change, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley of the Working Peoples Alliance, Jaipaul Sharma of the Justice For All Party, and Volda Lawrence and Amna Ally of the People's National Congress Reform.Top representatives of the governing coalition were told by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh that she hopes to be ready for elections late this year.

Shortly after a meeting with the seven-member commission, leader of the coalition’s delegation, Volda Lawrence told reporters that GECOM would seek to shorten some administrative deadlines to be ready for general elections this year.          Continue reading

UK Parliament: John Bercow: I’ll Stop Boris Johnson Breaking the Law on Brexit – commentary

Commons Speaker issues direct challenge to ministers threatening to ignore legislation

Rowena Mason and Owen Bowcott | The Guardian UK

John Bercow has threatened Boris Johnson that he will be prepared to rip up the parliamentary rulebook to stop any illegal attempt by the prime minister to take the UK out of the EU without a deal on 31 October.

In a direct warning to No 10, the Speaker of the House of Commons said he is prepared to allow “additional procedural creativity” if necessary, to allow parliament to block Johnson from ignoring the law.        Continue reading

GCA: Guyana Folk Festival wraps up with Family Fun Day event in Crown Heights

(From left) President of the Guyana Tri-State Alliance Patricia Jordon-Langford; Guyana Consul General to New York Barbara Atherly; First Lady of Guyana Sandra Granger; and President of GUM Sherif Barker-Fraser, join Public Advocate for the City of New York Jumaane D. Williams and his daughter.

“The day was filled with nice-ness and one-ness,” according to Dr. Vibert Cambridge, president of the Guyana Cultural Association. “The Children’s Village was the site of innovations.”                Continue reading

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