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Story: The Ol’ Higue on Market Street – By Kevin Garbaran

Kevin Garbaran

Andre Haynes July 14, 2019 – Stabroek News — Writer’s Room

The author – Kevin Garbaran – is from Zorg village, Essequibo. Guyana. South America.

“Jumbie is not real” is what nine year old Devika had come to believe after her teacher interjected the idea into a conversation she was having with two of her friends during lunch break. Ms. Beverly explained that those were only stories and folktales from a time long ago, meant to frighten lil children. Devika clung to this notion, partially because she had never seen a Jumbie in real life, but mostly because the thought of any Jumbie being real terrified her.              Continue reading

Earth’s Climate Emergency: Break down the walls! – by Rosaliene Bacchus


To those people who are still in denial that humanity faces a climate crisis that would most likely lead to the extinction of our species, not to mention most other species, I say, wake up to reality. We cannot afford to wait until reality strikes you in the groin or chest for us to take evasive action as a united nation.    Continue reading

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.

READ MORE: OIL and Gas – featuring Dr. Jan Mangal

Caribbean governments should tax cruise sectors more than air passengers – Commentary

July 8, 2019 – By Robert MacLellan – Caribbean News Now

Caribbean taxes on cruise passengers vary widely….

Can tourism dependent Caribbean governments learn something from oil producing countries? When relatively small and poor oil-producing governments sought to get a fair price for oil, their main source of national revenue, they banded together to negotiate more effectively with the multi-national oil companies and the larger developed nations, which were the major consumers of their oil….. thus OPEC was formed.          Continue reading

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

Stabroek News

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

CRICKET: England end Australia’s title defence to roar into final against New Zealand

BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) – England snuffed out Australia’s title defence and stormed into the Cricket World Cup final with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over the five-times champions in the second semi-final yesterday.

Eoin Morgan’s men skittled out Australia for 223 before romping to their target in 32.1 overs in a lopsided battle between the hosts and the holders at Edgbaston.    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

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