Daily Archives: 04/29/2021

OPINION: A kind look at the complex issue of race in Guyana – By Geoff Burrowes

– By Geoff Burrowes

I was born into and grew up in a multi-racial society. There were black people who were the descendants of slaves who had been sold to slave owners and treated as chattels or the owner’s property, to be used as the owner pleased. Most had worked on cotton or sugar plantations in dreadful conditions and after generations of freedom, still bore the scars of that experience.    Continue reading

Former Barbados Government Minister jailed in US for laundering bribes

Donville Inniss

Donville Inniss

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A former Minister of Industry and elected member of Parliament of Barbados was sentenced today to two years in prison for his role in a scheme to launder bribe payments from a Barbadian insurance company through bank accounts in New York, according to a release from the US Department of Justice.

Donville Inniss, 55, a U.S. lawful permanent resident who resided in Tampa, Florida, and Barbados, was convicted by a federal jury on two counts of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering on Jan. 16, 2020.        Continue reading

OPINION: David Jessop | It’s time for a new US-Caricom partnership

| April 25, 2021 | 12:20 AM

Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque (Photo at right}, noted a sense of optimism from the high-level meeting with the US Secretary of State.

Perhaps the most important aspect of the short statement issued in Washington after a first two-hour meeting last week between the new United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, and his Caricom counterparts was its emphasis on inclusion.      Continue reading