Daily Archives: September 13, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, to visit Guyana this week

  Sep 13, 2020 Kaieteur News

A September 11, 2020 correspondence between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Guyana Defence Force has made its way into the public and it indicates that the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, will visit Guyana between Thursday, September 17 to Friday, September 18, 2020.

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo

He will be the highest, serving ranking US official to visit Guyana.

A meeting with President Irfaan Ali is likely, though it is unclear what the purpose of the Secretary’s visit is.  Continue reading

Guyana: ‘Private sector’ budget has eroded revenue base; pumped up deficit – Jordan

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Winston Jordan Former Minister of Finance Winston Jordan (see photo), says the new PPP/C government’s 2020 emergency budget has eroded the revenue base of the country, while enormously inflating the deficit and he charged that the budgetary measures are private-sector oriented rather than for the people.

Speaking during an interview with member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Kidackie Amsterdam, Jordan lamented the emasculation of his government’s “transformational” projects and stressed that opposition parliamentarians will need to question everything as the budget presentation lacked details.          Continue reading

Reggae legend Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals dies aged 77 + Music Video 54-46

a man holding a guitar: Toots Hibbert had reportedly been tested for coronavirus in the last two weeks

© Getty Images Toots Hibbert

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On social media the group announced he had “passed away peacefully” in Kingston, Jamaica surrounded by his family. As yet it is unknown how Hibbert died, although he had been tested for coronavirus in the last in the last two weeks and was put into intensive care..  May his Soul Rest In Peace!     SEE VIDEO BELOW          Continue reading

Bollywood: Sushant Singh Rajput: actor’s death fuels media frenzy in India

Bollywood star’s tragic story has spiralled into a national obsession, with his girlfriend at its centre

South Asia correspondent – 12 Sep 2020 – The GUARDIAN

Sushant Singh Rajput

For 90 days, the death of a young Bollywood star has transfixed India.

The story that began in June, when the actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment, was initially one of grief and tragedy. Police ruled that he had killed himself.

Yet the spectacle it has morphed into since – involving misogyny, drugs, money, media witch-hunts, feuds, police leaks, federal investigations, state elections and the arrest of a Bollywood star – has become an unprecedented national obsession, with everyone from senior politicians to Amnesty International wading in.

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Guyana Politics: A Call for PEACE amidst the PIECES – By Yvonne Sam

It is plain to see One Nation   One People   One Destiny may never be a reality

Dear Editor,… Letter from Yvonne Sam

Based on the current mayhem and civil unrest in Guyana, following the senseless killings of Isaiah and Joel Henry, and Haresh Singh, the words of a well-known song titled ‘FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH’ by an American band  Buffalo Springfield immediately springs to mind:

  • There’s somethin’ happenin’ here
    But what it is ain’t exactly clear
    There’s a man with a gun over there
  • I think it’s time we stop
  • Children, what’s that sound?
    Everybody look what’s going down

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