Daily Archives: 01/11/2020

Guyana Politics: Nominations Day… APNU-AFC and PPP present Lists of Candidates

APNU+AFC list excludes Holder; PPP includes Datadin, Vieira and Indar


They are Joseph Harmon, Raphael Trotman, Khemraj Ramjattan, Annette Ferguson, Volda Lawrence, Dawn Hastings-Williams, Sydney Allicock, David Patterson, Cathy Hughes, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley, Simona Broomes, Ronald Bulkan, George Norton, Haimraj Rajkumar, and Valerie Garrido-Lowe.
Some additions were Amanza Walton-Desir, David Hinds, Roysdale Forde, Quincy Jones, Ryan Belgrave, Gary Best, and Darren Wade, Sheik Mahmood and Geeta Chandan-Edmonds and Savitree Singh Sharma.
Noel Holder, notably, was not on the coalition’s list of candidates.            Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Nomination Day 2020 – Thirteen parties enter 2020 elections race

Cricket: Time to Put the Paying Spectator First at Test Matches – By Mike Atherton,

— By Mike Atherton, Chief Cricket Correspondent | The Times UK

About 10,000 England supporters saw the win in Cape Town but more could be done to improve the live experience

After the fourth day of the recent Cape Town Test, I found myself among a group of England supporters. The talking point of the day was the dismissal of Dean Elgar, given out caught behind towards the end of play, as a result of a review to technology. Whether for reasons of eyesight, or seating position in the ground, not many of those to whom I spoke had seen the replays on the one big screen which was situated above the brewery stand.

Understandably, they were keen to know a little more. Had Elgar hit the ball? How does the “ultra-edge” technology work? Why did the third umpire uphold the on-field decision? It reminded me again that for all the thousands of pounds spent on going to watch live cricket, the viewer at home, enjoying the sport in the comfort of his living room, often gets more information than those in the ground.        Continue reading

China, the Caribbean and the West: Serving Whose Interest? | Sir Ronald Sanders

By Sir Ronald Sanders.


WASHINGTON, United States, Friday January 10, 2020 – Caribbean countries are being warned by the government of the United States of America (US) and US writers that they should limit their dealings with China. In the course of these warnings, several allegations are made, suggesting sinister Chinese motives and even corrupt relations between Chinese institutions and local politicians who get personal “side benefits”.

The latter claim has been made by Evan Ellis, a member of the Policy Planning staff at the US State Department, in a recently published article entitled, ‘Latin America and China: Choosing self-interest’. It should be noted that Mr Ellis was writing “personal observations” with the disclaimer that they do not “necessarily represent the view of the State Department or the US government”.        Continue reading

Guyana Prisons: Asking once more—Who’s minding the store? – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

Please revert me back to the realm of reality or normalcy following the asking of the above-question.  It was recently reported that personnel of Guyana Prison Service foiled an escape plot by several inmates of the Georgetown Prison on Camp Street.  Reports state that on Friday January 3, 2020 on or around 10.45 a.m., during interaction with prisoners in the Security Block by the Acting Director of Prisons and other ranks, it was discovered that several bars of a cell had been cut and secured with a cloth.

Of ironical note is the fact that one of the architects of this  likely escape bid Stafrei Alexander, serving a life sentence for attempted murder was also one of the six inmates who had successfully escaped from the same institution in July 2017, during a jailbreak that gutted the colonial era facility.  Immediate search operation revealed that not only the bars of his cell were cut, but also that of another cell.          Continue reading

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