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Venezuela: Russia and hemispheric geopolitics – Stabroek News Editorial

Stabroek News – October 13, 2019

A number of news organisations, including the BBC, have produced pieces on Russia’s growing global reach, and President Vladimir Putin’s apparent mission to re-establish his country’s influence in world affairs and engineer a return to spheres of influence. He has been aided by the carelessness, lack of judgement and sometimes arrogance of the West, which made it possible for him to make Moscow a player in the Middle East, take the Crimea and bring eastern Ukraine under its ambit.

But all of this, while of interest to Guyanese on account of the small world we live in, is not of immediate moment. In contrast, Russia’s actions across our border are. Once again, with Washington taking the lead, the West made a strategic miscalculation in de-recognising Nicolás Maduro as Head of State and Government in Venezuela, and according interim presidential status to Juan Guaidó.              Continue reading

No kickback, no contract… Accusation of: How GuyOil terminated contracts

Guyana Elections: Voters’ info from preliminary list can be viewed online

PROFILE: Mayor, City of Georgetown, Guyana – Pandit Ubraj Narine – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Mayor Ubraj Narine

He is a Hindu priest, twenty-seven years old, and is the Mayor of Georgetown in Guyana. Pandit Ubraj Narine was recently in New York where he met with Guyanese in the diaspora and brought them up to date with his plans for Georgetown.

In another twenty years, Georgetown will become unrecognizable as oil and gas will transform the city into a bustling international center. One of the highlights of Pandit Narine’s visit was his meeting with the Mayor of New York City, Mr. Bill de Blasio. The meeting was to explore ways and means in which  the two cities can benefi t from each other’s resources.

Download: Pandit Ubraj Narine – Mayor of Georgetown

Using the political vote- to change the course of the Government’s Boat – By Yvonne Sam

  – By Yvonne Sam

In the midst of increasing international pressure to put an end to political uncertainty March 2, 2020 was declared as the date for Guyana’s General and Regional Council Elections. However, in the days and weeks following the announcement the trend of current conversations said, have forced me to take a serious look at Guyanese voters and their relationship with politicians.

Additionally on a  recent visit to the homeland and mingling with family and friends, discussing the forthcoming elections, oil discovery, property recovery  from the past government etc., it was further substantially apparent that Guyanese in general do not make demands of politicians, nor hold them accountable to campaign promises.    Continue reading

Linden/Lethem road construction… Govt. to start advertising for contractors

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure is preparing to start advertising for expressions of interests (EoI) for the Linden/Lethem road.
According to Minister David Patterson, the construction of the roadway will soon materialize.

The condition of the current Linden/Lethem road gets worse in the rainy season.

He made the disclosure on Thursday during a presentation to Amerindian leaders during the annual Toshaos’ conference.

“The Minister explained that several feasibility studies were undertaken to determine how viable the project was.  Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Little detail on how PPP’s Irfaan Ali would create 50,000 jobs

–  presidential candidate silent on matter

Stabroek News – October 11, 2019

Irfaan Ali
Irfaan Ali

Ali has not responded to requests from Stabroek News for more details on the proposal and instead pointed to an interview posted on his Facebook page on July 1, 2019. In that interview, Ali indicated that the 50,000 jobs will come from the mining, forestry, environmental, and other sectors.  He, however, did not source the figures he cited and while he spoke about how some jobs will be created, the figures did not amount to the 50,000 promised.    Continue reading

Guyana Police Force needs 600 more ranks – Minister of Public Security

Min of Public Security – Khemraj Ramjattan

“Globalism”: which U.S. President Donald Trump criticizes is a double-edged sword – By Mohamed Hamaludin

  — By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

In his three addresses to the United Nations, President Donald Trump has increasingly stressed his belief in nativism and his distaste of multilaterialism or “globalism.” It is a theme that plays well with his base.

 “If we are to embrace the opportunities of the future and overcome the present dangers together, “ he said In 2017, “there can be no substitute for strong, sovereign, and independent nations — nations that are rooted in their histories and invested in their destinies; nations that seek allies to befriend, not enemies to conquer; and most important of all, nations that are home to patriots, to men and women who are willing to sacrifice for their countries, their fellow citizens, and for all that is best in the human spirit.”      Continue reading

“APNU is not against cash grants” from oil revenues but more information needed – Granger

— WPA ready to negotiate modified proposal

President David Granger

President David Granger on Wednesday sought to dispel concerns that he is opposed to direct cash transfer of some oil revenues to Guyanese, even as the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) signaled that it was ready to modify its proposal with other political parties in A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) whenever those talks begin.

“There has been a lot of speculation and we ask that people put figures to their intention before we make any public discussion but the APNU is not against cash grants. It needs to know more so it can make a proper announcement to the people of Guyana,” the President said.              Continue reading

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