Daily Archives: 06/21/2021

GUYANA: The Mayor of Georgetown – Central Government Will Not control City’s Drainage -Video

MAYOR SAYS GOVT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTROL CITY PUMPS AND SLUICES

HGPTV (Channel16 Cable67) – June 19, 2021

GUYANA: The Mayor of Georgetown Ubraj Narine is making it translucently clear that he will not allow\ government to seize control of the operations of the drainage pumps and sluices under his purview. These utterances come following a meeting on Thursday with the mayor and several government ministers. Amel Griffith reports.

GUYANA: Is the establishment of the Regional Support Team a return to the phantom squad? – Harmon – Video

HGPTV (Channel16 Cable67) – June 17, 2021

Leader of the Opposition, Joseph Harmon, asserts that establishing a new security crime-fighting unit, which is to be established by the government of the day, is reminiscent of the days of the phantom squad. Wendell Badrie has the details.

MUSIC: Thorns and Roses – Homage to my mother: Zepherina Martins – By Dave Martins + Video

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In the course of doing my column recently, I was reflecting on our tendency to see Guyana only through a negative lens, and I remembered a time in 2008, when I was living in Cayman, and had an exchange with a close Guyanese friend, George Jardim, living in America, who had sent me a couple emails on some matter in Guyana.

I don’t always keep emails, but for some reason I had kept my reply to him, and I was delighted when I ran into it recently, so long after I originally sent it to my company. It’s here as my topic for today, and I preface it with a “thank you” to George for originally nudging me into this one….thanks padna; you’re a resource.

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