Daily Archives: September 23, 2019

Henry Muttoo: When Johnny Comes Marching home again; Hurrah-  by Francis Quamina Farrier

Queen Elizabeth ll, pinning the insignia of Member of the British Empire (MBE) on Henry Muttoo at Buckingham Palace.

–  by Francis Quamina Farrier

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Most of my feature Articles which are published here in the Sunday Chronicle Pepperpot Section, are planned and researched weeks in advance. A few are not, This is one which was written many years in advance – in my brain – was recently completed for publication today. The headline is from the lyrics of an American war-time song about soldiers returning home from the war front. 
 
So, what has that song got to do with this article? Please read on, and you will find out. I have known Guyanese, Dr. Henry Muttoo, MBE, for over forty five years.                Continue reading

Guyana: Roger Khan maintains innocence in Waddell, Allison murders

  —- cops awaiting legal advice after completing interview

Following his return to Guyana, investigators yesterday concluded their questioning of Roger Khan about his alleged involvement in the murders of political activist Ronald Waddell and boxing coach Donald Allison and he has maintained his innocence.

Khan’s attorney, Glenn Hanoman, told Sunday Stabroek yesterday afternoon that the interview process was completed and the police were awaiting legal advice which will determine the next step.        Continue reading

USA: ‘Howdy Modi’: thousands of Indian Americans attend Trump rally in Houston

  • Houston event features Indian PM and US president
  • Rare mass show of support for a foreign leader
Donald Trump shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
 Donald Trump shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Michael Wyke/AP

Deafening drums marked the entrance of Donald Trump and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi as they clasped hands and walked across the stage in a packed Texas stadium in Houston on Sunday, sending a message of unity between the world’s two largest democracies despite trade tensions.

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UK: Shamima Begum: will the plan to revoke her citizenship succeed?

Sajid Javid wants the Isis refugee stripped of her citizenship – can he do that, and what does it mean for her child?
Shamima Begum
 Shamima Begum has had a baby boy in a refugee camp in Syria. Photograph: BBC News

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has ordered the Isis recruit Shamima Begum’s citizenship to be revoked. Here are some of the key questions the move raises:

What was Begum’s status before the order?

Both her parents are from Bangladesh and her father is believed to be living there now, but Begum is British-born and is not believed to hold dual citizenship. International law forbids nations from making people stateless by revoking their Continue reading

UK: Friends Without Benefits: The “Special Relationship” After Brexit – Commentary

  • Robert Singh | The American Interest

More by accident than design, the U.S.-UK partnership is at a potentially ruinous inflection point.

Boris Johnson’s secret ambition as a boy, according to biographer Andrew Gimson, was “to be President of the United States”. With that option foreclosed, as British Prime Minister he has instead chosen to flatter President Trump by imitation.

In just over 50 days on the job, Boris has pursued hardball tactics that have tarnished his party, traduced conservatism, and toxified politics. He has prorogued Parliament, sacked 21 of his party’s MPs, and has promptly lost his House of Commons majority, along with key legislative votes and court cases.                Continue reading

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