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POLITICS: Former President Granger sues Nascimento and newspapers for $2.6b over letters

-says has suffered `financial injury, constant distress, humiliation’

Former Pres. David Granger

Former President David Granger has filed a $2.6 billion lawsuit against dailies—Stabroek News, Kaieteur News and Guyana Times, which he says have all besmirched his character through letters published by communications specialist Christopher ‘Kit’ Nascimento.

In his action Granger said that Nascimento, accuses him of attempting to defy the will of the people in the March 2nd, 2020 Elections.          Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News Articles – 23 September 2015

GUYANA – Latest News Articles – 23 September 2015

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RECENT ARTICLES – Kaieteur News – September 22, 2015

Bheri Ramsaran cuts lonely figure in court

Dr. Bheri Ramsaranmoving to High Court to dismiss ‘slap and strip’ case     Dr. Bheri Ramsaran Former Minister of Health in the PPP administration, Dr. Bheri Ramsaran, who is before the court on a charge of using…

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Berbice Water Taxi service a success after first day

front-page4…bus drivers feel the squeeze   The Government provided ‘smooth’ rides yesterday and after years of neglect the New Amsterdam Stelling saw a ‘burst of life’ again. At the centre is the recently…

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An issue of public misconduct, not a private matter – commentary

An issue of public misconduct, not a private matter

20131028diaspora It is now less than a week since the release of the recorded telephone call between Mohabir Anil Nandlall, Guyana’s Attorney General (AG), and Kaieteur News reporter Leonard Gildarie. In the profanity-laced recording, one version of which has received close to 10,000 hits on the internet, the voice purported to be that of the AG is heard attempting to solicit the name of a young female reporter who his relative appears to have expressed a sexual interest in (“De man wan [expletive] de girl, man, the man tell me seriously he wan knock de girl”).

Personally admitting to financial impropriety (“I use some money from the government, Glen mek an issue of it I pay back deh [expletive] money long before he even mek de issue and he know about it because I pay it back”), and suggesting that those who use the newspapers as a “weapon” to attack the government might expect violent retaliation (“When you continue attack people like that and they have no way of responding they gun just walk with their weapon into that same [expletive] Saffon Street office and what come suh do and innocent Peter gun gah pay fuh [expletive] Paul in deh one day, me ah tell you innocent, me a tell you honestly man to man that will happen soon..”). Given what appear to be threats against Kaieteur News, proprietor Glen Lall has since taken the recording to the police, an understandable move in light of the cold-blooded murder of four Kaieteur News workers eight years ago. And this sordid matter is getting picked up internationally, with the Austria-based International Press Institute releasing a statement expressing deep concern at the apparent threats issued against the newspaper.  Continue reading

“FREDDY” KISSOON AND THE COLUMN OF THE STREET By Nigel Westmaas

 “FREDDY” KISSOON AND THE COLUMN OF THE STREET

 By Nigel Westmaas

'Freddy' Kissoon

‘Freddy’ Kissoon

He mounts his charge, armour of steel and honour and his lance ready, the contemporary Don Quixote, except he slays not windmills, but real dragons clawing at the heart of a nation. Enter the combatant, with passion and fire of old time crusaders, against sins of omission and commission on themes of human decency, justice, and cleanliness in public affairs.

No Guyanese newspaper columnist in recent times has personified and combined the impulses of social activism, and figure of controversy than Freddy Kissoon. He has contributed more than any other individual in the media in consistently and flambouyantly exposing corruption, Guyana’s foibles and the nature of contemporary Guyanese society. Continue reading

Guyana”s Media: A dream of censorship – commentary

A dream of censorship

OCTOBER 20, 2013 · Stabroek News · COMMENTS

On Monday, October 7, Mr Clement Rohee, in his capacity as General Secretary of the PPP informed the media corps dutifully assembled in Freedom House, that his party wanted to regulate the local press. The PPP was of the “firm view,” he told them in all seriousness, that a “special body” should be established “to oversee the operations of the media and to defend the public against malpractice in the media.”  Well in case for one heady moment anyone thought he was talking about the Guyana Chronicle, he was not; it is the Stabroek News and the Kaieteur News, it appears, from which the public is in such dire need of protection.

In his best apparatchik style General Secretary Rohee complained: “The party has observed that in the case of Stabroek News, while it religiously attends PPP press conferences and receives PPP press statements, nothing is carried in its columns”; in contrast, he continued, “prominence” is given to almost everything opposition politicians say which is “uncomplimentary of the government and the party.” And there was more to come. “Our position that the opposition media is anti-government and anti-PPP,” he told his audience with solemn mien, “is buttressed by the information we received from friends and supporters of the party that their letters and information are not carried and/or [are] butchered and buried.”     Continue reading

Amaila Falls: A picture is worth a thousand words – Ralph Seeram

Amaila Falls: A picture is worth a thousand words

OCTOBER 20, 2013 | BY  |

By Ralph Seeram

An overhead view of the dried out Amaila Falls

An overhead view of the dried out Amaila Falls

Just when you think the controversy over the Amaila Falls has died down, another round of doubts about the feasibility of this project has erupted, creating another Public Relations nightmare for the PPP government.

The PPP spent the greater part of this week defending and justifying going forward with the project, in face of doubts created by that iconic picture published by Kaieteur News of a near dried up Amaila Falls— the same falls that the government planned to spend  US$850M. When I saw that picture of a dried up falls, it created doubts in my mind about this project.

My idea of a waterfall is water roaring ferociously over the precipice, cascading down to rocks below, in full fury, certainly not one that flows less than I can urinate figuratively speaking.    Continue reading

Govt. shrugs off US criticisms over radio licencing …Guyana is a sovereign state

Govt. shrugs off US criticisms over radio licencing …Guyana is a sovereign state that makes its own decisions

MAY 10, 2013 | BY  |

Government has shrugged off criticisms by the United States over the manner in which radio licenses were granted by former President Bharrat Jagdeo, yesterday insisting that Guyana is a sovereign state that has the right to make its own decisions.   Government spokesman, Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon, also again defended Jagdeo’s decision to grant the 11 licences, saying the previous broadcast law gives the President, as the Minister of Information, the final say.

Government spokesman Dr. Roger Luncheon

“I stick with the law. The Postal and Telegraph Act confers on the President, the Minister of Information, the final say.”
According to Luncheon, the new law – the Broadcast Act of 2011- was not in effect at the time when Jagdeo made his decision, days before he ended his constitutional term in office and just before the November 2011 General Elections.   Continue reading