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ICE agents to escort Roger Khan to Guyana today – 20 September 2019

ICE agents to escort Roger Khan to Guyana today

Roger Khan

Convicted drug trafficker, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan, is likely to be deported to Guyana tonight, Foreign Affairs sources said.
Kaieteur News understands that “Immigration and Customs (ICE) agents at the Krome processing (detention) center in Miami, Florida, USA, have begun processing Mr. Roger Khan for removal.

“Mr. Roger Khan is scheduled to be subject to removal from the United States jurisdiction tomorrow, (Friday September 20, 2019 at 7:15 pm, with port of departure being the Miami International Airport, Florida, and port of destination as the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana. His scheduled arrival is at 11:41 pm.”      Continue reading

USA: Opioids overdose deaths … a manufactured tragedy – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Opioids overdose deaths a manufactured tragedy that has ensnared minorities and babies

— By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Within about 20 years, more than 76 billion opioid pills or painkillers were sold in just six years in the U.S., manufacturers and distributors made billions of dollars – and at least 400,000 people died from overdosing.

The nearest comparable crisis is the havoc wreaked by tobacco. And, just as cigarette manufacturers lied about the health risks of their products while aggressively marketing them, so too opioids makers are accused of spreading misleading information about their drugs. Tobacco companies agreed to a $246 billion settlement and opioids manufacturers are paying out hundreds of millions of dollars – to begin with – to settle lawsuits    Continue reading

New Jersey court refuses new trial for Guyanese cash jet pilot Khamraj Lall

 Khamraj Lall

In October 2018, Lall was convicted on several charges ranging from cocaine distribution to money laundering.
Lall was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, money laundering, structuring monetary instruments, and conspiracy to commit money laundering and structuring, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on September 14, 2019.  Continue reading

Guyana: Drug-fueled violence escalated under President Jagdeo – By Barrington Braithwaite

COMMENTARY -Guyana Chronicle – 08 September 2019

…Braithwaite says PPP was losing ability to govern the country

Barrington Braithwaite

RIGHTS activist and social commentator, Barrington Braithwaite has long contended that violent crimes fueled by extra-judicial killings here escalated under the watch of the Bharrat Jagdeo Administration. But even before that, he is now saying, there were signs that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) was losing its ability to govern the country.

As Braithwaite contends, under Jagdeo’s watch as president (which spanned August 11, 1999 to December 3, 2011), there were three massacres: The Lusignan Massacre, where 11 people were killed; The Bartica Massacre, where another 12 were killed; and the Lindo Creek massacre, where eight miners were slaughtered.

Besides, there were countless extra-judicial killings, with some activists estimating that around 400 Afro-Guyanese males were gunned down.              Continue reading

NYC: Guyanese, on holiday, charged in arson that killed Dundee woman

Died: Bibi Jaomin

Rampersaud Persaud, 49, said to be from Guyana, was busted Wednesday and charged with murder and arson, accused of setting the Tuesday night fire in the Queens Village house that killed 63-year-old owner Bibi Azmin “Shaw” Jaomin, a stroke victim who used a wheelchair.            Continue reading

The Murky Life and Death of Robert Maxwell – and How It Shaped His Daughter Ghislaine

By  Caroline Davies | The Guardian UK

Was it murder? Suicide? Or just an accident? Almost 30 years before Jeffrey Epstein’s demise, Ghislaine Maxwell was caught up in another shocking and scandal-ridden mystery

At one time, everyone knew where to find Ghislaine Maxwell. The former aide-de-camp of the disgraced, now deceased, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was a fixture in Manhattan’s most fashionable salons. With an impressive list of contacts, including Prince Andrew and Chelsea Clinton, she was a regular at fundraisers, book launches and society weddings.            Continue reading

Why Charging Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Accomplice Is Going to Be Difficult – commentary

Ghislaine Maxwell has been accused of helping procure underage girls for the late financier. But public outrage is not evidence.

  Renato Mariotti | Politico

In the days since convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail cell, there has been a growing public outcry asking why his long-time confidante and alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has not yet been charged.

Former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi asked, “Why is she still walking around?” And after a photo – since discredited – emerged purporting to show Maxwell eating outside an In-N-Out Burger restaurant, one prominent legal analyst asked, “Why is the most wanted woman in America just walking around L.A.?”        Continue reading

India’s justice system does far too little to protect witnesses – The Economist

Conviction rates are just 6% in cases involving politicians

Print edition | Asia – The Economist
Aug 24th 2019| DELHI

INDIA: Silence or the grave

The teenager riding down National Highway 31 was already living a nightmare. Two years earlier she had been raped, she claimed, by a group of men starting with Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a powerful politician in her home district of Unnao, in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state. Her family tried to file a complaint with the local police, who brushed them off. Then they began receiving death threats.    Continue reading

Jeffrey Epstein’s Suicide? What’s to Hide? – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

It should be always borne in mind that the truth never remains hidden.

How safe can one be in prison? While there is no knowingly fail-safe method to predict the occurrence of suicide in a prison setting, there is however an obligation on the part of the Correctional Services to preserve life in custody.

It is clear to see why the alleged suicide of sex-offender socialite Jeffrey Epstein in a federal jail, that housed some of the highest security inmates, has opened the door to rigid scrutiny.  There are several factors that put incarcerated individuals at a heightened risk of suicide. Incarceration by its very nature brings about loss of autonomy and personal control.    Continue reading

The roots of America’s white nationalism reach back to Barbados’s brutal history

   The roots of America’s white nationalism – By

The vicious ideology that allegedly drove a gunman to kill 22 people in El Paso, Texas last week could be traced back to a tiny island on the eastern fringe of the Caribbean Sea.

As England’s most famous and profitable colony in the 17th century, Barbados shaped many of the rules and ideas of the future United States. That includes the toxic mix of white privilege and resentment that has plagued the United States ever since.

From servants to slaves

The planters who came to this island in 1627 treated everyone badly. As one English overseer recalled, “I have seen such cruelty [done there] to servants, as I did not think one Christian could have done to another.”

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