Daily Archives: 12/10/2021

Guyana: US Government calls on Guyana to ‘stamp out’ corruption’

…corruption threatens security, hinders economic growth, and siphons away public and private resources,” US Ambassador

…says private sector actors must also answer for any role in corrupt practices

USA Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch

Dec 09, 2021 – Kaieteur News – As the world today observes, International Anti-Corruption Day, the government of the United States of America, has called on governments—including Guyana—“to announce meaningful commitments and initiatives, and to engage with civil society and the private and philanthropic sectors, since they play a critical role in supporting democracy, fighting corruption, and protecting human rights.”

The sentiments were espoused in a statement by the US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch, who noted that the occasion coincides with US President, Joe Biden, “hosting a virtual Summit for Democracy, at which (Guyana’s) President (Irfaan) Ali, has confirmed his attendance.”            Continue reading

USA: A Black Miami university struggles to survive financial woes – By Mohamed Hamaludin


The 142-year-old Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens has been facing financial difficulties significant enough to be placed on accreditation probation. There is breathing space perhaps into 2023 but the future in uncertain.

To compound the problem, a majority of faculty members passed a no-confidence vote against President Jaffus Hardrick in August, The Miami Times reported, citing SurveyMonkey.

The area’s only Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) school was founded in1879 as the Florida Baptist Institute in Live Oak, just outside of Tallahassee. With the support of the American Baptist Home Mission Society, classes began in 1880.In one form or other, the school relocated to Jacksonville, then to St. Augustine, before moving to what was then unincorporated Dade County in 1968.      Continue reading

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