Daily Archives: 06/10/2022

Caribbean-American Heritage Month – 2022 Virtual Celebration – June 23. 2022

GUYANA: Cash Grants to Guyanese: “Give a man a fish” – Guest Editorial

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Stabroek News – Guest Editorial – June 9, 2022

Starting last year, the government has made various announcements of one-time cash grants to diverse groups for a variety of reasons; these were in addition to the contentious and inadequate one-off $25,000 distributed to each household that was meant to supplement lost earnings as a response to the economic deprivation wrought by the COVID-19 restrictions. They are also apart from the now on-again educational grant given to households with school-aged children.

The largest, to date, was that made in October last year by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo of $250,000 to workers who had been severed when the sugar estates where they were employed were closed under the previous administration; he had estimated their number to be around 7,000.  Continue reading

GUYANA: Letter to the Editor: Election Malpractice Cases – By Eusi Kwayana

 Letter to the Editor: Election Malpractice Cases

By Eusi Kwayana

Something has gone wrong in the Criminal Justice System of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

During the impasse following Guyana’s 2000 General Elections, the entire world was effectively alerted to a perceived plan or plots to steal the election and give the victory to the wrong List.

The returning government (PPP) will claim that because of its vigilance the plot to steal the elections failed, though narrowly, because the perceived plotters were caught red-handed. The suspects were roundly denounced; exposed and criminal charges were made against them.          Continue reading

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