Daily Archives: October 8, 2020

USA Elections: Kamala Harris v Mike Pence: Five takeaways from Vice-President debate – BBC News

Dodging questions and interruptions: While the VP debate was more civil, there were still moments of tension

Vice-presidential debates seldom shake up presidential races, and the face-off between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence on Wednesday night seems destined to be no different.

Both candidates had strong moments, and a few stumbles, over the course of the 90-minute affair. But as far as lasting memories go, they were few and far between.          Continue reading

GUYANA: GECOM ARRESTS: Jamaica Gleaner Newspaper warns President Ali about arrests

JAMAICA | GLEANER EDITORIAL WARNS GUYANA’S PRESIDENT IRFAAN ALI TO TREAD WITH CARE

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, October 1, 2020 – Jamaica’s Daily Gleaner newspaper has weighed in on what has become an untenable situation in the Republic of Guyana, where the Chief Electoral Officer for the Guyana Elections Commission, as well as a number of his colleagues, have been arrested on private criminal charges because the then PPP opposition party was not pleased with the manner in which the election tally was being conducted.

The Gleaner’s editorial is important, in that it has noted its concern over what is potentially an inflammable situation, and has signalled to the rest of the Caribbean community the need to pay attention to the situation which threatens to further polarise the already fragile ethnic balance in that important CARICOM member state.

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Guyana OIL: Robert Persaud threatens Jan Mangal with US$2M libel suit

Kaieteur News – Former Minister of Natural Resources, now Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud, has threatened to sue former Presidential Advisor, Dr. Jan Mangal, over various statements he made about the signing away of the Kaieteur and Canje oil blocks in the weeks leading up to the 2015 General and Regional Elections.

Photo: Former Minister of Natural Resources- Robert Persaud (L); and Former Presidential Advisor- Dr. Jan Mangal (R).

In a 38-page document prepared by Attorney-at-Law Devindra Kissoon, Persaud reveals that he will sue for US$2M plus lawyer fees if Dr. Mangal does not immediately retract and apologise for 36 listed articles in various newspapers, public videos, and social media posts which altogether give the public the impression that Persaud intentionally signed away the Kaieteur and Canje blocks in a fraudulent and corrupt manner. Continue reading

SUCCESS: Grew Up Poor Jamaican, Multimillionaire Entrepreneur; Harvard Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Grew Up Poor Jamaican, Multimillionaire Entrepreneur, Harvard Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Kingsley Chin

“I wanted to prove to myself that I could rise to the highest level of success.” Dr. Chin sits down with Ian Boyne to tell his story, from struggle to strength and success, and explains why he wants to be “the most successful businessman to ever come out of [his] home country in Jamaica.”

For the past 10 years, Dr. Kingsley R. Chin built a billion dollar portfolio of health and technology companies as the CEO and managing partner at KICVentures, an investment firm he co-founded in 2005. Dr. Chin is a Harvard trained orthopedic spine surgeon with business and information technology experience who sees a niche opportunity where medicine, business, and information technology meet, and is uniquely experienced at the intersection of these three professions.      Continue reading