Daily Archives: September 29, 2019

Earth in Crisis: We need another narrative – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Earth in Crisis: We need another narrative

by Rosaliene Bacchus

There is no wealth on a dead planet – Global Climate Strike 2019 – New York City – USA
Photo Credit: Common Dreams

On Friday, September 20, 2019, millions of young people and supporting adults in more than 150 countries took part in the Global Climate Strike, calling on decision-makers to take immediate action to address our global climate crisis. I’m heartened that sixteen-year-old, Swedish environmentalist activist, Greta Thunberg, has awakened our youth to the future that awaits them.            Continue reading

UK says no decision taken on next phases of two major infrastructural projects

— more fallout from gov’t breaching of constitution

From left are Minister of Finance Winston Jordan, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, British High Commissioner to Guyana Greg Quinn and other officials in 2016 at the launching of the programme. (SN file photo)
From left are Minister of Finance Winston Jordan, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, British High Commissioner to Guyana Greg Quinn and other officials in 2016 at the launching of the programme. (SN file photo)

In a clear sign of the jeopardy facing the Guyana Government for not holding general elections by September 18, the UK High Commission today said that no decisions have been taken on the next phases of two vital projects: the road between Linden and Mabura and the development of the Kingston-Ogle seawall.

The British High Commission here today issued the following statement:                Continue reading

Guyana: Trial of Former Permanent Secretary Omar Shariff and wife continues

“I did not breach the court order,” were the words of former Permanent Secretary (PS) of Ministry of the Presidency, Omar Shariff, during the

Omar Shariff and wife Savitri Hardeo

continuation of his trial before Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Shariff has been under investigation where over $500M could not be accounted for in payment to the Public Service Ministry.  Investigators found several large sums passing through his bank accounts and launched a separate probe.

That investigation was probing how billions of dollars passed through Shariff’s bank accounts from as far back as 2010, following records showing that he and his wife purchased shares in companies which were placed in her name.

There were hundreds of transactions in several bank accounts which were held at different commercial banks.

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Portugal: Lisbon museum plan stirs debate over Portugal’s colonial past – The Guardian UK

‘Museum of the Discoveries’ would glorify slavery and other historical abuses, critics say

Painting depicting the landing of the Portugese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral in Brazil, 1500
 A painting depicting the landing of Portugese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral in Porto Seguro, Brazil, 1500. Photograph: Alamy

A campaign pledge to build a museum in Lisbon dedicated to Portugal’s colonial history has sparked a debate over Portuguese national identity, the nature of historical memory and the question of collective guilt.

The controversy centres on the so-called Age of the Discoveries – the period starting in the 15th century when expeditions by Portuguese navigators helped the country lay claim to territories stretching from Asia to South America.

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Guyana Elections: GECOM’s Claims and Objections Exercise will commence October 1, 2019

– Every person whose name appears on the PLE must verify their registration record

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will commence a Claims and Objections (C&O) exercise with effect October 1, 2019. The countrywide exercise will be conducted at all GECOM Registration Offices countrywide. It will conclude on November 18, next.

Persons have until November 11, 2019 to make a claim to be included on the list if they are a Guyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalisation or registration, 18 years or older or will attain the age of 18 by December 31, 2019.    Continue reading

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