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BALRAM SINGH RAI – By Ralph Ramkarran

BALRAM SINGH RAI

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on June 6, 2015 by Ralph Ramkarran

Guyanese who have served their country with distinction can once again look forward to being recognized. National Awards to three persons, Brynn Pollard and Llewelyn John, the latter a vintage politician going back to the 1940s, and Hamilton Green, a politician from the 1950s with a controversial past, revive the possibility that distinguished service given in the distant past by those ignored by the PPP can still be recognized.

I refer to Fenton Ramsahoye and Balram Singh Rai, of the same era as the above three, but this article is about the latter. The atmosphere may now be more conducive and the time opportune to raise the issue of Rai.  Continue reading

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 27 May 2015 – Demerara Waves

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 27 May 2015 – Demerara Waves

Demerara WavesGuyana govt names National AwardeesHamilton Green heads list – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1HuZdtv

 Land grabbers will be charged; urged to apply for house lots- Ministry of Communities – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1J2hFzl

Govt mulling GuySuco bailout to avoid sugar industry’s shutdown – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1JVxPtx

 Health Ministry commences drug sourcing and distribution review – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1Bpm7An   Continue reading

A surprising revelation by Hamilton Green, re PPP/PNC in 1985

A surprising revelation by Hamilton Green

November 8, 2014 | By | Filed Under Letters – by Oscar Ramjeet

DEAR EDITOR,
If Forbes Burnham had not died unexpectedly on August 6, 1985, the People’s National Congress (PNC) and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would have merged or at least had a national front government in order to work in the interest of the Guyanese community.

This was one of the surprising revelations made to me by Hamilton Green, who served as Prime Minister, General Secretary of the PNC, and held many ministerial positions. He is currently the mayor of Georgetown.  Green, in an exclusive interview with me, said that he was the leader of a small group which included former political advisor to President Burnham, Elvin Mc David, who worked on Mr. Burnham for years to agree to a national front government, and he (Burnham) had eventually agreed just weeks before his demise, but unfortunately he passed before it became a reality.  Continue reading

Georgetown: Restoration – commentary

Restoration

Posted By Staff Writer On February 3, 2013 –  Editorial | 

The news that Mayor Hamilton Green had convened a meeting attended, among others, by some well-known engineers, not to mention Eddy Grant, on how to go about restoring City Hall was certainly uplifting to the spirits of all citizens who have the material heritage of Georgetown at heart. A decision came out of it on how to proceed, which would have given residents a glimmer of hope that Ignatius Scoles’ stately structure may yet not suffer the same fate as the New Amsterdam Hospital.

The only reservation, if such it could be called, was the fact that no senior representative of government was in attendance, although that would be of little account provided that they are prepared to work with the city council and with the special technical team which is being proposed. The National Trust, however, was present, and they are of course a critical agency in their own right.    Continue reading

Guyana Floods – March 2012 – Several drainage pumps fail as city is submerged

Several drainage pumps fail as city is submerged

MARCH 1, 2012 | BY KNEWS | FILED UNDER NEWS

City Mayor, Hamilton Green, has blamed continuous heavy rainfall, non-functional drainage structures and clogged drains for flooding in and around Georgetown yesterday,  (February 29).

Green held an emergency press briefing at City Hall where he said that even if all the drainage structures were operational Georgetown would have still experienced flooding because of the City’s capacity to drain only one inch of rainfall in a 24-hour period.

He stressed that during the course of the rainfall Georgetown experienced 5.15 inches of rainfall which is unusual but added that with unpredictable weather patterns anything is possible.

Green emphasized that visits to the various drainage facilities across the Capital City, Georgetown earlier during the day revealed that the relief structures at Kingston, Princes Street, and Lamaha Street were non-functional.   Continue reading