Daily Archives: January 5, 2020

Guyana: Investigations into grand corruption during PPP era in office will go nowhere – UK Expert- Dr. Sam Sittington

– Key records either locked away, burnt or missing –  UK Expert- Dr. Sam Sittington

UK Financial Crimes Expert, Dr. Sam Sittlington

For more than a decade, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC), have separately, and jointly, accused the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) of being responsible for massive scales of corruption which steered billions of dollars away from the national pursue.

But after assuming office in 2015, creating a State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA), and starting several investigations, not a single person within the PPP’s hierarchy is behind bars.      Continue reading

Canada: The bold new plan for an Indigenous-led development in Vancouver

A rendering of how the new First Nations district Senakw could look from the Burrard Street Bridge. Photograph: Revery Architecture

The scrubby, vacant patch beneath the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver looks at first glance like a typical example of the type of derelict nook common to all cities: 11.7 acres of former railway lands, over which tens of thousands of people drive every day.

This is not any old swath of underused space, however. It’s one of Canada’s smallest First Nations reserves, where dozens of Squamish families once lived. The village was destroyed by provincial authorities more than a century ago.

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Guyana Politics: A look at the 2020 landscape – By GHK Lall

 December 26, 2019

OPINION by GHK Lall

I must be optimistic; I have to be, or there is nothing. So what do I say and share with my fellow Guyanese, countrymen and countrywomen all? To be blunt, as we put the holidays behind us, I really don’t know. Or more precisely, I am at a loss as to where to start. But again, I must try.

I must find it within myself to hope that men will put the interests of this country first. There are a lot of new voices and new faces, but they fall short. I trust President David Granger to be the man and leader, who could take us places. The others are not even a pale shadow in comparison. And by that, I mean his peers and his competitors. I like Messrs. Ramkarran and Jonas, but as for the rest, I am troubled. They have too many of their own troubles. I will go with Mr. Granger, because I believe his heart is in the right place and his hands are not sticky. Both are imperatives for me.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: PPP’s Irfaan Ali says “I am not a puppet.” Really? Sez who? – By GHK Lall

  — by GHK Lall

I refer to the headline article titled,Ali maintains he’s no Jagdeo puppet” (SN December 31) See article below. I thought for a moment that Stabroek News mixed up its calendar in mistaking Old Year’s Day for All Fools’ Day. Oh well, here I go.

Everybody is due the benefit of the doubt. This is even when they themselves have mountains to scale in the credibility department. And such is the case with the opposition’s presidential candidate.

This should have been a crowning moment for him. It isn’t. This should have been an hour when well-wishing competitors, from within his own fold, put aside envy and malice, rise to the occasion, and surround him with their enthusiastic, at the very least, spirited energies. Rather frowningly and regrettably, little of that is present. The man is on his own only muddles things when he opens his mouth to make what he believes are profound statements. The trouble is that none are fooled (including the party’s own) and, thus, the only success registered is that he makes a bigger object of derision of himself. Continue reading

Guyana featured among top travel destinations on NBC’s ‘Today Show’

Jan 04, 2020    News

The majestic Kaieteur Falls, beautiful beaches and its close cultural ties to the Caribbean are among some of the breathtaking features that have landed Guyana among the top travel destinations for 2020.

The Majestic Kaieteur Falls

For that, this small oil-producing nation was yesterday featured on a segment of U.S. television network NBC’s ‘Today Show’ during which Mark Ellwood, contributing editor for Conde Nast Traveler, revealed a list of top travel destinations to explore.      Continue reading