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HISTORY: How Your Banks Made Money From Slavery | Empires of Dirt – Video

HISTORY: How Your Banks Made Money From Slavery | Empires of Dirt

Europeans getting rich exploiting others – VICE World News host Zing Tsjeng explores how the City of London and its financial institutions profited from slavery in America long after the slave trade was abolished. Empires of Dirt is a show about Europeans getting rich at the expense of everyone else. VICE World News host Zing Tsjeng uncovers the ugly history of the European colonial empires they don’t teach us in schools.          Continue reading

Guyana, US to activate Shiprider agreement for air; maritime anti-drugs fight

Guyana and the United States (US) would be activating a 19-year old Shiprider Agreement that would allow the two countries to interdict drug traffickers, the US State Department said ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit.

“Following the Secretary’s visit, a bilateral Shiprider Agreement will come into force, enabling joint maritime and airspace patrols to interdict narcotics,” according to a fact sheet issued by Mr. Pompeo’s office.      Continue reading

Protests: Henry boys died from haemorrhage and shock, spines severed – PME finds

News Room Guyana – September 9, 2020

A Post Mortem Examination (PME) conducted on the mutilated bodies of teen cousins Joel and Isaiah Henry has found that they both died from haemorrhage and shock due to multiple incised injuries.
The PME was conducted by Government Pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh Wednesday morning at the Memorial Gardens, Le Repentir Cemetery, Georgetown.
The News Room understands that in the interest of transparency, the entire PME was video recorded and was witnessed by family members of the murdered boys, investigating ranks and Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes.      Continue reading

GUYANA: The tangled web of nepotism in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Opinion

The PPP/C will worsen a bad situation in the Foreign Service. Its recent engineering of changes with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has compounded and confused responsibilities within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On Monday last, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced five appointments; an offer to former Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge to be an advisor on Borders (Frontiers); the appointment of the former Director General of the Ministry, Audrey Jardine-Waddell, as its Permanent Secretary; the reversion of the former acting, Permanent Secretary, Charlene Phoenix, as Ambassador to Caricom; the appointment of former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, as Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations; and the appointment of former Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud as Foreign Secretary.        Continue reading

Guyana Government: Foreign Minister Hugh Todd appoints Greenidge as Advisor; several others

Ambassador to the United Nations is now Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett

Aug 18, 2020  Kaieteur News

Carl Greenidge

 Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd, yesterday announced several appointments within his Ministry. Todd said that the appointments are meant to bolster the Ministry’s foreign relations, technical and administrative capacity and strengthen his ministerial mandate.  Here are his appointments:

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Trinidad Elections: UNC telling supporters they were cheated – says PM Rowley

Trinidad Express – 12 August 2020

  • A huge undercurrent of racism is now the outcome of the 2020 election.

So said Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday as he pointed to a “very dangerous development ta­king place”.

“What the UNC is doing is telling the East Indian population that they have won the election, but they were cheated by the PNM. You only have to go to social media to see the effect of that, a huge undercurrent of racism is now the outcome of this election.

“And that is the purpose of this (attempt to delay the process by recounts) because the UNC leadership is fuelling the East Indian population that this is not a legitimate victory of the PNM and that the election has been stolen,” he said.      Continue reading

Guyana Elections: CCJ ready to sit to hear Guyana elections case if appealed

The Guyana Court of Appeal will rule at 11:00 hrs Thursday July 30, 2020

With just one more day left before the Guyana Court of Appeal hands down its decision on whether the recounted votes should be used to declare a winner of the March 2020 elections, there are concerns that the matter could be stalled because the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will be heading into recess.

But according to CCJ’s Acting Senior Public Education and Communications Officer Semone Moore, if the matter is appealed to the CCJ, because of the national importance of this case, the court could make special arrangements to hear it and deliver a timely judgement. 

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Guyana Elections: Court of Appeal to rule on Thursday July 30… in Misenga Jones case

Guyana Court of Appeal

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The Guyana Court of Appeal is to rule on Thursday, July 30th  at 11 am in the appeal brought by Misenga Jones against the use of the votes from the recount of the March 2nd elections as the basis for the declaration of the result.

President of the panel Justice of Appeal Dawn Gregory made the announcement at the end of five hours of arguments on Saturday 25 July 2020.   

The other members of the panel hearing this case are Justice of Appeal Rishi Persaud and High Court judge, Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

It is conceivable that this case could be further appealed to the Caribbean Court of Justice.

Guyana Elections: Court of Appeal to rule on Thursday July 30… in Misenga Jones case

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The Guyana Court of Appeal is to rule on Thursday, July 30th  at 11 am in the appeal brought by Misenga Jones against the use of the votes from the recount of the March 2nd elections as the basis for the declaration of the result.

President of the panel Justice of Appeal Dawn Gregory made the announcement at the end of five hours of arguments today. (Saturday 25 July 2020).      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: The Guyana Renewal Project – “Proposal for Inclusive Governance Approach in Guyana,”

The Guyana Renewal Project 

Article 13 of Guyana’s Constitution declares:

The principal objective of the political system of the State is to establish a inclusionary democracy by providing increasing opportunities for the participation of citizens, and their organisations, in the management and decision-making processes of the State, with particular emphasis on those areas of decision-making that directly affect their well-being.

The operationalization of this fundamental national principle must be an outcome of the resolution of Guyana’s current political crisis. Since the submission of the report of the Constitution Reform Commission to the National Assembly on July 17, 1999, successive governments have failed to take the decisive action needed to implement the spirit of Article 13. As a result, the state of Guyana has lurched from crisis to crisis during its election cycles.

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