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Corruption: Guyana registers best ever score on Transparency International ranking

Guyana has risen three points in the latest Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) Report, registering its best score ever and was once again listed among 22 countries which have significantly improved their standing in the last eight years.

“In the last eight years, only 22 countries significantly improved their CPI scores, including Greece, Guyana and Estonia,” the TI Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 report said.

Guyana now has a score of 40 and is ranked at 85 out of the 180 countries which were looked at for the report which was released on January 23, 2020.            Continue reading

Panel Discussion: Safety & Protection for Abused Victims: New York: February 15, 2020

Here is the link to register:
https://www.faithassemblychurch.org/Abused-Victims-Safety
The event will be livestreamed and the video placed on DVDs for mass distribution. Community based organizations, religious institutions and NGOs are encouraged to send representatives. NGOs, religious institutions and community based organizations are encouraged to send reps as we will seek to partner with them to save lives and empower people. Please call 6464-461-0574 or email caribvoice@aol.com, for more info or to confirm attendance.      Continue reading

Brazilian tribes back manifesto to save Amazon habitat from President Bolsonaro

Indigenous leader Cacique Raoni of Kayapo tribe delivers a speech during a four-day pow wow in Piaracu village, in Xingu Indigenous Park, near Sao Jose do Xingu, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Indigenous leader Cacique Raoni of Kayapo tribe delivers a speech during a four-day pow wow in Piaracu village, in Xingu Indigenous Park, near Sao Jose do Xingu, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, January 17, 2020. REUTERS

XINGU INDIGENOUS PARK, Brazil, (Reuters) – Leaders of native tribes in Brazil issued a rallying call to protect the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous people from what they called the “genocide, ethnocide and ecocide” planned by the country’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.            Continue reading

U.K.: The American beauty and the British prince are right to want their own fairy tale – By Mohamed Hamaludin

— By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

A beautiful American actress falls in love with a British prince and he with her. They marry and she becomes a duchess. They have a son and live happily ever after.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

NOT…….

That is how the story is supposed to end but this is not the typical fairy tale couple. Meghan Markle is part African American and part white and her relationship with Prince Harry has been beset by racism from the beginning. The duchess and her prince have now decided to find their own happily ever after.

Friends introduced Markle, a divorcee and star of the hit television show “Suits,” to Harry, Duke of Sussex and grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, in London, in July 2016. They dated in secret for three months, then became engaged and a statement said the queen and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh “wish them every happiness.”        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: GECOM: Flawed lists and ballooned numbers – Editorial by Kaieteur News

NYC: Guyanese man charged in NY with killing 92-year-old woman

Reeaz Khan (centre) (New York Post photo)

Reeaz Khan (centre) (New York Post photo)

Guyana Elections: “I will not sell my integrity for all the oil in Guyana” – GECOM Chair

– GECOM Chair vows to deliver credible elections

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice retired Claudette Singh, is reassuring the populace that the Commission has not compromised its position to deliver free and fair elections.

Chairman of GECOM, retired Justice Claudette Singh

Speaking to reporters at yesterday‘s Nomination Day activity which was held at the Umana Yana in Kingston, the Chairman sought to dispel any rumour of attempts to discredit the elections’ process.

Justice Singh noted the negative comments in the press but reassured that the Commission has been working overtime to ensure that the Elections are credible.
“I am confident that the GECOM will be able to deliver free and fair elections the only one way I know and that is the correct way.            Continue reading

Guyana Infrastructure: 28 traffic lights still inoperable due to stolen batteries

The vandalized traffic lights

Since then, the vandalized traffic lights are unable to function causing much concern to commuters. All the traffic lights are solar-powered.

According to the Ministry, the batteries cost over G$2M to replace. Not only did the thieves remove the solar powered batteries, they also removed the backups as well.  Continue reading

Trinidad: Lawyer and Pastor Charged with Human Trafficking Bust at Church Rehab Centre

Police executed a raid at the Transformed Life Ministry rehabilitation centre in early October 2019.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Tuesday January 7, 2020 – A lawyer and three other people were granted bail when they appeared in court yesterday charged in connection with the human trafficking bust at a church rehab facility three months ago.

The court appearance of 37-year-old civil attorney, Lena Jaggernauth – who is accused of human trafficking – came three days after her mother, Indra Jaggernath, and Pastor Glen Awong of Transformed Life Ministry (TLM) appeared in court on similar charges.          Continue reading

Venezuela’s ruling Socialists seize congress, defiant opposition re-elects Guaido

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CARACAS,  (Reuters) – Venezuela’s socialist government installed a new head of Congress yesterday after armed troops blocked opposition legislators from entering parliament, in a move condemned by dozens of nations as an assault on democracy.

Troops with riot shields blocked opposition leader Juan Guaido from entering parliament for what was expected to be his re-election as head of Congress, at one point pulling him off the compound’s iron railings after he tried to push past security forces.

The blockade allowed the ruling Socialist Party to hand the post to legislator Luis Parra, who was recently expelled by an opposition party over corruption allegations. (See earlier report below) Continue reading

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