Category Archives: Guyana

Guyana: Oil and Gas: We Must Use Oil to Help the People– Says Dr. Mangal

OIL and GAS – featuring Dr Jan Mangal – Commentary By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Jan Mangal

First Oil will find a Guyana that is divided right down the middle. After 53 years of independence, and various governments, the country is no closer to unity as many would like.

The mere mention of the words ‘general elections’ is good enough to harden attitudes and to send the racial groups into their respective camps to widen the divisions. Guyana is a country in which racism continues to cast its pernicious shadow over the body politic and no amount of sweet-talk from the politicians can paper over the deep divide.

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Guyana: The death of Nurse Apple—Did danger lurk where nurses work? – by Yvonne Sam

Letter by Yvonne Sam

Nurses are the heart of healthcare, present when the first and last breath is taken

Permit me in the first instance to extend sincere condolences to the grieving family and colleagues of slain nurse Schenise Apple.  While the circumstances surrounding the death of the healthcare employee is enigmatic to say the least, the ensuing behavior / actions of the Health Minister only serves to create further doubts.  Plainly stated, there is gross absence of the normal and huge presence of the abnormal.

Schenise Apple

According to newspaper report regarding information coming from the Ministry, when the nurse was found dead Dr. Chissundra Abdool, the Regional Health Officer for Region Eight contacted the police, who then launched an investigation. If she was discovered dead, who made the discovery? She was seen hanging in her room?  Who certified death?  How was the Health Officer made aware of the situation? Who undertook to cut the body down?    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has spoken

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Stabroek News – Editorial – 13 July 2019

In its consequential orders yesterday, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) set out pithily that the Granger administration fell from office on December 21, 2018 and must now only function as a caretaker government for the purposes of holding general elections in three months from June 18 unless there is an enlargement of that period with the concurrence of the opposition.

There must now be a formal resignation by the Cabinet and President Granger as the head of the Cabinet and a desisting from actions that would connote the normal functioning of the government.  The ruling read by President of the CCJ, Justice Saunders was crystal clear on this.  Continue reading

Guyana Politics: CCJ urges leaders to honour Constitutional timeframe for elections

— says Govt. in “caretaker” mode
— GECOM must also abide by provisions; Chairman’s appointment to be concluded with utmost urgency

Photo: Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the CCJ

While the court refrained from giving orders directing the date for such elections, it noted that the timeframe is outlined in the Constitution, which stipulates within three months, unless extended by two-thirds of the National Assembly.   In fact, the CCJ said that it was for the President, Leader of the Opposition, Parliament and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), to decide on a date for elections.              Continue reading

One Love Media‎Eid by the Lake Festival 2019: Sacrifice – Whitby ON – August 11, 2019

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One Love MediaEid by the Lake Festival 2019: Sacrifice

Ramjattan, top cop tightlipped on possible Roger Khan probe

11 July 2019

Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan and Commissioner of Police Leslie James both yesterday declined to say whether any investigation regarding crimes committed on local soil by  recently released Guyanese drug kingpin Roger Khan has started or if there are plans to do so in the near future.

The 47-year-old Khan is currently in the custody of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) awaiting deportation to Guyana. He recently completed serving ten years of a 15-year sentence for drug trafficking.                Continue reading

UG #PPL – The Magazine of the University of Guyana’s Alumni Magazine 2nd Edition

UG #PPL – The Magazine of the University of Guyana’s Alumni Magazine 2nd Edition

PACE is delighted to share with you its second edition of the University of Guyana’s Alumni Magazine “UG#PPL” (UG People). UG#PPL . Please receive your personal copy. We would be delighted if you would share UG#PPL  with your own networks.

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New PPP GECOM list: an Ocean’s Eleven of the mostly unfavorable – by GHK Lall

   by GHK Lall –  Demerara Waves – July 8, 2019

I was hoping for a serious list, not necessarily an entirely new list, but one that offered names holding out some hope that the electoral challenges at hand were viewed through a wider lens. I suppose that, now it is on the record, the best will have to be done with it. And if this is the best that came out of the recent government-opposition consultation, then pessimism has to rule. I share what I think of this list of names.  (See list at the end of this article).

There are couple of decent folks in the mix. Literally. From that eleven, there is only one or two of any authentic caliber; and in whom I would place some degree of trust. Trust is the key word demanded, and which has to emerge from what has to be the dirtiest, most thankless, most unforgiving job in the world.          Continue reading

NGSA 2019: CV Nunes Primary School reclaims spot as Region 2’s top performer

Deputy Headmistress, Bindawattie Ketwaru with some of her students

Formerly the Anna Regina Primary School, CV Nunes was renamed in honour of former Headmaster and Minister of Education, Cedric Vernon Nunes during the early 2000s.

Nunes was credited with the transformation of the education system.

This year CV Nunes produced the top performer of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations.   Continue reading

Guyana: Road Hogs continue the Road Slaughter – by Francis Quamina Farrier

– by Francis Quamina Farrier

As the Guyana Police Force celebrates its 180th. Anniversary, I am revealing the grim fact supplied by the Traffic Division, that over nine thousand (9,000) Guyanese have been killed in Road Crashes since the country gained its independence in 1966.

You should also know that on four separate occasions, I was almost run over by a vehicle while using a pedestrian crossing in Georgetown, for this year, so far. I have to give credit to my Ballet Teacher for the excellent training which I received when as a teenager, I attended ballet classes and thank goodness, I can still make some life-saving ballet moves.    Continue reading

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