Daily Archives: January 14, 2020

Guyana Politics: Nigel Hinds steps down as Change Guyana PM candidate

Co-founder of Change Guyana, Nigel Hinds, has stepped down as the party’s prime ministerial candidate.

Nigel Hinds

Hinds notified the public of the decision in a release late yesterday. The accountant cited his current dual citizenship status, revealing that he is a citizen of the United States of America.

Guyana’s Constitution does not allow dual citizens to assume a place in the National Assembly. Up until the December 21, 2018 No Confidence Motion, dual citizens from both major parties (APNU+AFC and PPP/C) had occupied places in the National Assembly, meaning that they had falsely declared themselves to be eligible candidates on their parties’ lists during the previous nomination day exercise leading up to the 2015 General Election.        Continue reading

Commentary: Musings on 2020 | Sir Shridath Ramphal QC

By Sir Shridath Ramphal QC

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday January 13, 2020 – The Year 2000, we knew, began a new Millennium. It marked a measurable change. 2020 feels like the start of a new immeasurable era. As a Guyanese, as a West Indian, as a citizen of the developing world, and as a believer in what the United Nations stands for, as part of humanity, I face the new time with disquiet.

It should not be so. As a Guyanese, I should be confident that oil discoveries will so fortify our country that its national motto of One people, one Nation, one Destiny will find fulfilment; yet the deep divisions that infect it speak more to fearful jeopardies than unity and contentment.

As a West Indian, I should see an ever-coalescing Caribbean fulfilling the promise of integration it made to itself; yet its flattery of community has deceived so consistently that belief in unity and oneness is withering to a point of near non-revival.        Continue reading

See how the media reports on Harry and Meghan compared to William and Kate.

Here Are 20 Headlines Comparing Meghan Markle To Kate Middleton That May Show Why She And Prince Harry Are Cutting Off Royal Reporters

Over the years, Meghan has been shamed for the same things for which her sister-in-law, Kate, has been praised.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) didn’t just shockingly “step back” as senior members of the royal family this week — they gave the UK media a big “fuck-you” for years of what they said was biased and unfair coverage.

The couple’s new website on breaking up with years of royal protocol laid out — among a lot of other things — their media strategy, stating that they will no longer participate in the traditional royal press system that grants exclusive access to a select group of UK outlets.

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Britain trouble on the double  – First Brexit  now Megxit – By Yvonne Sam

  –By Yvonne Sam:

Did Harry’s announcement to the British nation take his mental illness into consideration?

Once upon a short time ago, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were lauded as the breath of fresh air that the British monarchy needed to become more inclusive and modern. Let us fast forward to the point where on January 8, the couple stunned the nation, the world and disconcerted the Royals by announcing on Instagram that they were all but divorcing “The Firm” (a term for Royal family) and planning to split their time between Britain and North America.

Harry and Meghan

The two met on a blind date when Harry was in Canada promoting the Invictus Games and began dating in July 2016. Immediately the British tabloids started a sensationalized coverage of Meghan the Royal family Markle, an actress best known for her role as Rachel Zane in the American legal drama Suits, daughter of a white mother and a Black father. They referred to her as Prince Harry’s saucy divorcee, further alleging that she had engaged in raunchy snaps, and might still have been dating an ex-boyfriend at the time she met Harry.              Continue reading