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Guyana: Ex-Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj dies

Guyana: Ex-Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj dies

December 15, 2018 = Kaieteur News

Former Home Affairs Minister under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) administration, Ronald Gajraj, died at the Woodlands Hospital today after he was rushed there for medical attention.

He passed away shortly after noon. He was 65.

Gajraj served as Minister of Home Affairs from January 1999 to May 2005 under the Bharrat Jagdeo administration. He was forced to resign under local and foreign diplomatic pressure, particularly from the Americans due to allegations linking him to the activities of a terror gang known then as the ‘phantom squad’.    Continue reading

Ubraj Narine elected Mayor of Georgetown

Georgetown mayor-elect Ubraj Narine
Georgetown mayor-elect Ubraj Narine

APNU Councillor Ubraj Narine is the new Mayor of Georgetown. Narine, who won Constituency One (Kingston East and West, Thomas Lands, Nonpareil Park, Cummingsburg, Alberttown and Queenstown) at the November 12th local polls, was elected when the new councillors of the municipality met on 30th November 2018.


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Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana – BBC News

Customers Nikki Rose (centre) and Ian Power (right) with Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton (left) at Tweed in St John's Newfoundland, 17 October 2018

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Image captionNikki Rose (centre) and Ian Power (right) were the first to buy legal cannabis at Tweed in St. John’s Newfoundland, just after midnight on Wednesday

Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.

The nationwide market for cannabis opened on Wednesday at midnight amid lingering questions about the impact on health, the law and public safety.

Information has been sent to 15m households about the new laws and public awareness campaigns.  But there remain concerns, including about the readiness for police forces to tackle drug impaired driving.


“Male and female He created them” – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in to the US Supreme Court - 6 October 2018

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court – October 6, 2018
Photo Credit: The Press Democrat

Despite sexual assault allegations, on October 6, 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court. His contentious nomination process before the male-dominated Senate Committee hammered home the gnawing reality: Women have yet to achieve equal footing with men under our legal system.

To achieve what may have been a lifelong ambition, Kavanaugh exposed his “two spirited daughters” to the public bashing of his integrity. Has he used the sexual allegations – which he has denied with tears and anger – as a teaching moment for his ten- and thirteen-year old daughters? Has he considered the possibility that his daughters could one day suffer the same trauma as his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford?

Ford did not tell her parents what had happened that summer day while she was out with…

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Guyana- Property Dispute: Campbellville property sold to radio station… Two Transports surface

30 Garnett Street. Campbellville

There appears to be light at the end of the tunnel over a disputed piece of Campbellville property that has ended up in the hands of radio station controlled by a Trinidadian company.

On Wednesday, representatives of Ansa McAl disclosed that according to their files, the property at 30 Garnett Street was sub-divided more than 40 years ago between two brothers.  However, one is claiming that no sub-division happened and fraud was involved.      Continue reading

UG – University of Guyana – Discussion on Marijuana and Guyana – October 17. 2018

Did  Feminism provoke Toxic Masculinity? – By Yvonne Sam

Did  Feminism provoke Toxic Masculinity?

– By Yvonne Sam

In the search for the truth consider beginning at the root.

I listened with rapt attention to the testimonies of both the sexually assaulted professor Christine Blasey –Forde and the aggressor likely Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  With equal intensity along with the rest of the world, ( or so I think) I listened to female after female recount their  tales , some more explicitly detailed than others of being at the receiving end of undesirable and unsolicited male advances.

While the political imbroglio deepened, women took to the streets in major U. S cities to highlight women’s issues, and to ensure that their voices were heard especially where it pertained to the likely voting for Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Judge, a position that he would occupy for the rest of his living and giving years. Say NO for Judge Kavanaugh was the popular chant. .    Continue reading

Cash-jet pilot found guilty for cocaine and money laundering – faces life sentence

Cash-jet pilot found guilty for cocaine, money laundering – faces life sentence

Convicted: Khamraj Lall

Guyanese-born Khamraj Lall, was convicted this week on several charges ranging from cocaine distribution to money laundering.

Lall was found guilty last Thursday of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, money laundering, structuring monetary instruments, and conspiracy to commit money laundering and structuring, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced yesterday.

Lall, 51, of Ringwood, New Jersey, was convicted on all eight counts of a superseding indictment following an eight-day trial before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton Federal Court.      Continue reading

Temperament & the Supreme Court Justices  – By Yvonne Sam

Why the detractory brouhaha about Kavanaugh’s temperament when the Bench has seated others of worse ilk? History reveals a different story.

Listening to Senator after senator and the media ramble on about the absent fitness of Judge Brent Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, one would get the impression that Justices of the U. S Supreme Court had been warm, affable, even tempered individuals.

Taking pride of place in the heated debate about the likely confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh was the question of temperament.  Pushed aside was the impropriety issue. The basic contention lay in the fact that by elevating his voice during the final part of his confirmation hearing , impertinently interrupting, and accosting senators and characterizing  the charges against him as politically motivated, the nominee presented himself as having a character unsuited  for U. S Supreme Court justice. The general impression conveyed was that such a case was totally new not déjà vu.     Continue reading

UG – University of Guyana – Events Scheduled from October to December 2018

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