Daily Archives: 09/28/2019

Guyana Dharam Shala Assoc: Fundraising Dinner/ Dance Gala -Toronto – November 30, 2019

Guyana: Do celebrate, if you are 60 Years or older- by Francis Quamina Farrier

– by Francis Quamina Farrier
On October 1, most countries around the world, including Guyana, will be observing International Day of Older Persons. This special day which was established by the United Nations in 1991, has been set aside to focus on the world’s increasing population of Older Persons, and to honour them for the work which they have done during their more productive years. 
At this time, there are approximately 700 million Persons who are sixty years and older around the world, according to a Untied Nations disclosure. With such information, some smart and astute Politicians who are running for office, recognize the wisdom in going the extra mile to ensure that Elders are shown respect, which they realize will certainly transfer into VOTES for them.

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Extension of Constitutional deadline would affect PPP’s ability to recover “stolen” resources – Jagdeo

There will be no extension of the Constitutional deadline for the holding of General and Regional Elections,

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo

President David Granger

because it will impair the ability of a potential People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government to recover what the party considers stolen assets. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, at his weekly press conference yesterday, asserted that President David Granger’s request for the Opposition to support the extension is political blackmail.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: US, UK, EU say prepared to help ensure free and fair elections

(From left) the United States of America Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch, European Union Ambassador to Guyana, Fernando Ponz Cantó and the United Kingdom High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn

(From left) the United States of America Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch, European Union Ambassador to Guyana, Fernando Ponz Cantó and the U.K. High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn

The US, UK and European Union (EU) today issued a joint statement noting that March 2nd has been set for general elections and stating that it is now essential to ensure free and fair elections and they were prepared to aid in this task.

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New Amsterdam Technical Institute Alumni: Dinner Dance: Toronto – October 19. 2019

Guyanese `Cash jet’ pilot jailed for 13 years over drug trafficking, money laundering in USA

Khamraj Lall
Khamraj Lall

Khamraj Lall, the man who had a private hangar at the CJIA, Timehri was sentenced today to 156 months in prison for trafficking hundreds of kilogrammes of cocaine into New Jersey and New York in the US and then laundering over US$10.2 million in cash drug proceeds, US Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Lall had once transported former President Donald Ramotar in his plane and his apparent preferential treatment at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri had raised questions about who had done due diligence on him. He was held by US authorities after a large amount of cash was found aboard his plane when he made a stop in Puerto Rico en route to Guyana.          Continue reading

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