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Guyana News: Capitol News videos – April 19, 2013

Capitol News Videos  – April 19, 2013

  • Ministry of Local Government comes under the microscope in the National Assembly – 19th Apr 2013
  • Two Constitutional challenges filed in the High Court against the granting of radio frequencies by Former President Bharrat Jagdeo – 19th Apr 2013
  • Ruling PPP/C expresses frustration over Budget Cuts – 19th Apr 2013
  • Prime Minister Samuel Hinds speaks out against opposition voting against GPL subsidies – 19th Apr 2013
  • New fashion magazine hits news stands – 19th Apr 2013
  • ‘Firestorm’ promises to be fireworks tomorrow night at the Princess Hotel – 19th Apr 2013
  • ACM, IPI and GPA statement on settlement of Broadcast Licensing dispute in Guyana – 19th Apr 2013
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Radio licences protests taken to Office of the President

Radio licences protests taken to Office of the President

APRIL 16, 2013 | BY  |  By: Romila Boodram

“…the protest will continue until Ramotar clears the air on this issue,” says Glenn Lall, Publisher of Kaieteur News

Media operatives, backed by concerned supporters, took their protest to the Office of the President yesterday to demand the withdrawal of radio and cable licenses granted under questionable circumstances by former President Bharrat Jagdeo.

The protest was staged to coincide with a scheduled meeting at Office of the President between President Donald Ramotar and members of the Opposition over the proposed budget cuts.

The peaceful protest saw the presence of Kaieteur News Publisher, Glenn Lall; Charles Griffith, a Director at the privately-run Hoyte Blackman Television (HBTV) Channel Nine and veteran broadcaster, Enrico Woolford.
Bearing placards, the protestors stood quietly on the parapet on Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, opposite the President’s Office. A senior police rank initially demanded that the protestors remove. He even called for “back up” but none ever arrived.  Continue reading

Guyana News – Capitol News videos – April 15, 2013

  • CAPITOL NEWS VIDEOS  – April 15, 2013

  • AFC formally announces its intention to cut the 2013 National Budget – 15th Apr 2013
  • Government continues to plead with the opposition to support the budget in its current form – 15th Apr 2013
  • President summons opposition leaders to emergency meeting to avoid cuts to 2013 national budget – 15th Apr 2013
  • Protests against radio licences issued by former President Jagdeo, continue outside OP – 15th Apr 2013
  • Crashed aircraft engines to be examined in the US – 15th Apr 2013
AFC formally announces its intention to cut the 2013 National Budget – 15th Apr 2013Posted: 15 Apr 2013 05:51 PM PDT

When Mr. Ramjattan took to his feet, he wasted no time in quoting the law books, even going to the practice in England, and then coming back to the Parliament itself, to prove that the opposition can cut the 2013 National Budget. The so called Parliamentary Standing Orders, Ramjattan stated, allows for estimates to be […]           Continue reading

Lesson from Linden – commentary

Lesson from Linden

Stabroek staff On August 20, 2012 Editorial

There will be a genuine sigh of relief on the expected conclusion today of a deal between the government and a delegation from Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Upper Berbice) on a raft of economic issues for Linden. Hopefully this is swiftly followed by the conclusion of the meandering discussions on the terms of reference for the investigation of the July 18 killing of three protesters and the injuring of at least 20 others.

The horrific mowing down of 34 protesting miners by South African police last week is an example of how things can go badly wrong amid soaring tensions in standoffs. There can be no excusing the use of excessive and deadly force in either case. South African President Zuma cut short a visit to Mozambique and announced a commission of enquiry and as is to be expected the union whose members were at the centre of the tragedy called immediately for a credible, independent commission of enquiry. That call also resonates here and there is great anticipation over what steps the government and APNU will agree to ensure that this probe is manned by persons of integrity, its terms of reference sufficiently drawn and the requisite resources provided.              Continue reading