Daily Archives: 09/30/2019

Guyana: Severe flooding in some West Demerara communities – Updated with video

– as high tides continue to batter coast

Waves crashing over the seawall at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara yesterday. (Shamar Meusa photo)
Waves crashing over the seawall at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara yesterday (September 29, 2019)…  (Shamar Meusa photo)

Spring tides continued to batter sea defences across the coast yesterday with flooding reported in almost every coastal region as the authorities scrambled to respond with hundreds of persons at risk.  Flooding was also reported in Georgetown,especially around the Stabroek Market area. Continue reading

Guyana Politics: GECOM nixes requirement for voters to verify registration

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The PPP gambled and lost: It hid its political agenda behind the Constitution – By Dr. David Hinds

  Kaieteur News – 29 September 2019 – By Dr. David Hinds

This past week, President David Granger announced that general and regional elections would be held on March 2, 2020. The initial announcement had left some breathing space for the naysayers to continue their narrative of gloom and doom. The statement appeared to suggest that that date depended on the PPP going to the National Assembly to facilitate the extension of the life of the government.

When historians and other analysts look back on the last nine months, one conclusion that should be most apparent is that the PPP gambled and lost. That party had very carefully plotted its way back to power while the Coalition government was asleep. They stunned the Coalition by convincing one of its parliamentarians to join them in the no-confidence vote last December.      Continue reading

US economy under Trump: Is it the greatest in history? – BBC News Reality Check

US economy under Trump: Is it the greatest in history?

Card with President Trump on the left and the quote "Our economy is the envy of the world. Perhaps the greatest economy in the history of our country."

Claim: President Trump often says the US economy is on an historic high, perhaps the greatest it’s ever been.

Speaking at the UN General Assembly this month, he reinforced those claims by talking of how his “pro-growth economic policies” had helped Americans with jobs and wages.

Reality Check verdict: It’s true the economy has been doing well – but there have been periods when it was even stronger.


Guyana: From Cinderella to Princess – By Adam Harris – commentary

Kaieteur News – Adam Harris

It never fails to amaze me that when people are doing well they suddenly attract so many others. An individual who wins the lottery suddenly has relatives and friends, he never dreamed of. Prior to the lottery, he was left to himself, with hardly anyone giving him a second look.

There was the case of a grass cutter who won $100 million some years ago. While he was a grass cutter, he was ignored by just about everyone. At the time, he worked with the then head of Canadian Bank Note in Guyana, Simon Wall.    Continue reading

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