Monthly Archives: October 2019

CRICKET: You’ve Got to Feel for the Guyana Amazon Warriors – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guyana Amazon Warriors 2019

…But Cricket is the Winner!   

  • By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

There comes a time when the bridesmaid gets tired of the role. She wants to be the bride. The finals last weekend between the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the Barbados Tridents saw Guyana playing the role of the bridesmaid yet again. It was the fi finals that Guyana had contested and lost.

There was a public viewing place in Georgetown to look at the game and there might have been a public holiday in Guyana had the Warriors won. But this was not to be. Guyana was outplayed on the day and the Tridents deserved to win.            Continue reading

UNCLE BILL – A True Short Story – by Royden V. Chan

UNCLE BILL

A True Short Story by Royden V. Chan

He was in his mid fifties but looked much older.
I felt sorry for him, lying there helpless and alone on the hospital bed; he was never married and had no
children.
He was an intelligent man who had an unfortunate life.
He had no formal education but acquired a high level of information by his insatiable quest for knowledge.    Continue reading

USA Politics: The Crisis of the Republican Party – New York Times Editorial

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL – 18 October 2019 

In the summer of 1950, outraged by Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communist inquisition, Margaret Chase Smith, a Republican senator from Maine, stood to warn her party that its own behavior was threatening the integrity of the American republic.

“I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the four horsemen of calumny — fear, ignorance, bigotry and smear,” she said. “I doubt if the Republican Party could — simply because I don’t believe the American people will uphold any political party that puts political exploitation above national interest. Surely, we Republicans aren’t that desperate for victory.”            Continue reading

Guyanese Catholics in New York continue to give Support  – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 – by Francis Quamina Farrier

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, New York-based Guyanese Catholics and Friends Celebrated the 30th. Annual New York Guyanese Holy Mass. The Brainchild of Guyana-born, New York-Based Monsignor Paul Jervis who was a young priest at the time, it was to Celebrate Holy Mass with Guyanese and their friends, pray for the Motherland and send Financial assistance for previously identified projects. Over the past thirty years, the event has always been well-attended and generous financial donations received and sent to Guyana.      Continue reading

Time to decide: Are American Police guilty of contemporary genocide? – By Yvonne Sam

– By Yvonne Sam

To the United Nations we must go and the human rights violations show.

On December 9, 1948 the Genocide Convention, Article 2 adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations defined genocide thus:  “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group. https://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/documents/atrocity-crimes

The term consists of the Greek prefix genos, meaning race or tribe, and the latin suffix cide meaning killing. The author of the term Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin developed the term partly in response to the Nazi policies of systematic murder of Jewish people during the Holocaust, but also in response to previous instances in history of targeted actions aimed at the destruction of particular groups of people. https://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/genocide.shtml  Continue reading

In Venezuela, We Could NOT Stop Chávez. Don’t Make the Same Mistakes We Did

  • How to let a populist beat you, over and over again.

Andrés Miguel Rondón | The Washington Post

Andrés Miguel Rondón is an economist living in Madrid. He is a Venezuelan citizen who was born and raised there.

Donald Trump is an avowed capitalist; Hugo Chávez was a socialist with communist dreams. One builds skyscrapers, the other expropriated them. But politics is only one-half policy:

The other, darker half is rhetoric. Sometimes the rhetoric takes over. Such has been our lot in Venezuela for the past two decades — and such is yours now, Americans. Because in one regard, Trump and Chávez are identical. They are both masters of populism.          Continue reading

Crime: ‘Prime suspect’ in deadly miner’s attack surrenders

– doctor allegedly treats wounded bandit at Prospect home

In custody  Dr. Alonzo De Santos

Surrendered: Wayne St. Hill

He reportedly did so Thursday evening with his lawyer.

He has been identified as a Kitty man, Wayne St. Hill. He is reportedly linked to a Dowding Street, Kitty, tint-shop.

Police were interested in him as well as a close relative.        Continue reading

Tullow Oil to Spend US$80 Million on Drilling Wells Offshore Guyana

Tullow Oil Rig

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday October 18, 2019 – This year, Tullow Oil plc is expected to expend approximately GUY$17 billion (US$80 million) on drilling wells in Guyana’s offshore basin.

This was disclosed by the oil company’s Head of Communications George Cazenove yesterday, during a Skype interview with members of Guyana’s media corps.

“In 2019, we are going to spend US$80 million on the wells we are drilling this year,” Cazenove said.    Continue reading

Mexican Firm Officially Takes Over Management of both Airports in Jamaica

PACKAL takes over management of Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA); Already manages the Montego Bay Airport
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KINGSTON, Jamaica, on October 18, 2019.  The management of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) has officially been handed over by Government to PAC Kingston Airport Limited (PACKAL).

Last October, the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) signed a 25-year concession agreement with Mexican firm Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP), for operation of the facility through its local subsidiary, PACKAL. The company has the option to renew for an additional five years.

Speaking at the handover ceremony at the airport in Kingston on Wednesday, Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague emphasized that NMIA belongs to the Government and people of Jamaica.      Continue reading

Grenada: First to approve Republic Bank Acquisition of Scotiabank in the Caribbean

Grenada Signs Vesting Order

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Friday October 18, 2019 – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr Keith Mitchell has become the first regional leader to sign the vesting order required to facilitate the acquisition of the Bank of Nova Scotia operations by Republic Bank Financial Holdings Limited.

The planned acquisition was first announced in 2018 and in September this year, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank in consultation with the ECCB Monetary Council approved the application for the transfer of Scotiabank’s assets and liabilities in Grenada and five other Caribbean countries.

Dr Mitchell who is the current Chairman of the ECCB Monetary Council, said it was important for Grenada to show leadership in the conclusion of the matter.            Continue reading

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