Daily Archives: September 25, 2019

Guyana Elections: President sets March 2, 2020 for polls but says Parliament must give approval

President David Granger this evening announced that the earliest possible date for the holding of general elections is Monday, March 2nd 2020.

However, he introduced a caveat that Parliament has to give its approval for an extension of the period that had been set for the holding of the elections,  something the opposition PPP has said it will not be doing.

The address by President Granger follows:        Continue reading

INDIA: Sanitation: ‘Toilet trouble’ for Narendra Modi and Bill Gates – BBC News. Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the "Howdy, Modi!" rally in Houston, Texas, on September 22, 2019.Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s high-profile visit to the US includes an evening in New York. But the celebrity event has turned controversial.

It all began with a tweet.

A federal minister announced on 2 September that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation would recognise Mr Modi for his government’s efforts to end open defecation. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, as it is known, or Clean India Mission, seeks to improve sanitation across the country by building tens of millions of toilets for the poor.

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UK: Labour Party Can Win the Next General Election – commentary

— By Daniel Finn | Jacobin

Boris Johnson has maintained a solid lead in the polls throughout his troubles over Brexit. But recent history and Jeremy Corbyn’s radical program show that Labour has nothing to fear from a snap general election.

Everyone agrees that an election is coming in Britain, sooner rather than later. The outcome of parliamentary battles between Boris Johnson and his opponents will decide how and when that election is called. So far, the new prime minister has been coming off worse in those confrontations. But no matter what kind of mauling Johnson gets in the House of Commons, the most important job will still have to be done.       Continue reading

Second Guyanese family returns from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

Stevie Cooper, his wife Vanessa Tate and their three children, with Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix (second left), moments after arriving in Guyana from The Bahamas. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

Stevie Cooper, his wife Vanessa Tate and their three children, with Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix (second left), moments after arriving in Guyana from The Bahamas. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

A second family has arrived in Guyana to a Ministerial welcome after surviving Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas.

At about 10 pm on  Sunday, Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, welcomed Guyanese Vanessa Tate, her Bahamian husband, Stevie Cooper and their three children, Stevie Jr., age 5; Steven, age 3 and 3-month-old Steve at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri.      Continue reading

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