Daily Archives: December 23, 2019

A Guyana SPEAKS Special: featuring Guyana’s Oil – 29 December 2019 – London UK

Dear Friends,
Guyana joined the ranks of the world’s oil producers for the first time on Friday, 20th December 2019.  Exxon Mobil’s production of crude off the coast of Guyana was described by President David Granger as “momentous event” that is predicted to transform the economy and the lives of all Guyanese. To hear more on the topic of oil and gas, please join His Excellency Mr. F. Hamley Case at a Guyana SPEAKS Special on Sunday, 29th December (11.30-14.00) at the Classic in Tooting Bec.
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Congressman Meeks Supports DACA – in Queens NY – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

When you are living history, you don’t realize it. Richard David’s first Town Hall event was an unqualified success. He was able to bring out a galaxy of political stars, including Congressman Gregory Meeks, and a number of elected officials from the City Council. There were twenty-five organizations that co-sponsored the Town Hall. When US Senator Chuck Schumer walked into the Richi Rich Palace it was the icing of what was an afternoon of political education and enrichment.

District Leader, Richard David thanked all for their support. He singled out Jarnail Singh for always supporting the community. This is the 550th Anniversary for Sikhism and Jarnail Singh, a popular Sikh, was happy to serve in the footsteps of Guru Nanak, the founder of the religion. He welcomed all to Richi Rich and he promised to be of help in the future.

READ MORE: Meeks Supports DACA-  Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

OPINION: Venezuela’s conflict with Exxon led to US Sanctions – Globovision article

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The Venezuelans said that the evidence is quite clear that Exxon is trying to take revenge after their country managed to win all the arbitration cases that were filed against it.

The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) had overturned Exxon’s US$1.6 B claim for damages in 2017.

Immediately after this ruling, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, the main player in the lawsuits against Venezuela, was named Foreign Secretary of the US by President Donald Trump.            Continue reading

Barbados Residents Must “Clean up or pay up!” – says P.M. Mia Mottley

Residents who refuse to keep their premises clean will be fined starting April next year.

Word of this has come from Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who said her administration would be enforcing the law.

Mottley said Attorney General Dale Marshall has already done the initial work in relation to necessary changes to the legislation, which she said Cabinet would review and approve “shortly”.

“In addition to that, you can’t just legislate without letting people know there is a new marshal in town. You’ve got to properly publicly educate people about what you expect of them,” said Mottley.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: New Political Parties in 2020 Elections – Stabroek News Editorial

Stabroek News Editorial – 22 December 2019

Last week we reported that fourteen new parties had applied to GECOM for symbols to contest the 2020 general and regional elections. This brings to 19 the total of political parties which applied before the December 13 deadline. Despite this large number, there are at least four, which although contestants in the 2015 poll are not entering the lists on this occasion.

These include the TUF, which the older generation will know better as the UF (United Force). Their presidential candidate the last time was Ms Marissa Nadir, the daughter of former leader of the party, Mr Manzoor Nadir, who had taken it into alliance with the PPP/C and held ministerial portfolios in more than one administration.      Continue reading