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GUYANA: Latest News Articles – Kaieteur News – 21 September 2015

State Asset Recovery Unit receives numerous complaints of stolen gov’t. property

Head of the State Asset Recovery Unit, Professor, Clive Thomas By: Kiana Wilburg Head of the State Asset Recovery Unit, Dr. Clive Thomas said that those who held authority over state assets under the previous administration will be subject to “rigourous” audits,…

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Govt. will not force the review of illegally granted radio licences

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo – Broadcast board will be allowed to do its work without interference Despite promises to the contrary, the executive has decided that it will not have a hand in ensuring that all the illegally…

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 21 May 2015

Capitol TV logoGuyana: Capitol TV News Videos — 21 May 2015

  • Granger tours ExxonMobil operations
  • Mayor gets corporate support again for city clean up
  • City clean up continues
  • Youth unemployment at staggering 40% – CDB
  • Greenidge highlights responsibilities
  • PPP-connected businessman tries to cash $92M VAT refund
  • Courts to the rescue again
  • Sports

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TRIUMPH OF THE “UNDERCLASS” – By Hubert Williams

TRIUMPH  OF  THE  “UNDERCLASS”

               By  Hubert  Williams

Boston, Massachusetts, October 21, 2014 — In 2003, in a lengthy document sent the office of Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton, reacting to her extremely well presented book “Living History”, I had expressed misgivings over societal weaknesses and the emerging role of well-educated, highly-placed working women which could have the unintended consequence under Democracy of an ‘underclass’ literally controlling small jurisdictions such as those in the English-speaking Caribbean… and, in the fullness of time, large jurisdictions, too.

She is absolutely a “women’s libber” and a very strong proponent of an education system which separates girls and boys, particularly at the secondary and tertiary levels. Of her own experience at Wellesley College in Boston (one of the world’s foremost women’s universities), she wrote:

“Unlike some of the smart girls in my high school, who felt pressure to forsake their own ambitions for more traditional lives, my Wellesley classmates wanted to be recognized for their ability, hard work and achievements. This may explain why there is a disproportionate number of women’s college graduates in professions in which women tend to be under-represented.” Continue reading

Guyana’s young people are largely forgotten

Young people are largely forgotten

JULY 8, 2014 | BY  | EDITORIAL

Half of Guyana’s population (about 50.9 per cent) is below the age of 24. And more than one-third (about 36.9 per cent) is between 25 and 54 years of age. The government, however, persists in the non-implementation of a coherent national policy to cater to the needs of this large number of young Guyanese.

Young people are the nation’s future but they face monumental challenges. The spate of suicides among adolescents, the rising number of teenage pregnancies, the large number of school dropouts, the unavailability of new job opportunities, the reports of their being victims of police brutality and torture, the huge prison population (of which youth are said to comprise 75 per cent) and the predicament of juveniles in the New Opportunity Corps are all signs of a dangerous and deteriorating social situation. Continue reading

Britain Debating Cause Of Its Worst Unrest In Years

Britain Debating Cause Of Its Worst Unrest In Year

By Portia Walker – McClatchy News Report – Published 10 August 2011

“London’s former mayor, Ken Livingstone, blamed the turmoil on the economic challenges young people face and the disenfranchisement many feel.”
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Tottemham protesters demonstraing against the police killing of Mark Duggan

Last Thursday night, in circumstances that remain unclear, police shot dead Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old black man. The next day, a group of 200 protesters gathered outside the police station in London’s Tottenham district, demanding an explanation. In the hours that followed, the peaceful protest somehow disintegrated.

Four days later, after rioting and looting spread first to other poor suburbs but then reached wealthier areas Monday in the worst civil unrest Britain has seen in years, Britons were undertaking a national debate over the pervasive poverty and unemployment that many think have fed the disturbances and what role the country’s austerity drive has played in making matters worse.

London’s former mayor, Ken Livingstone, blamed the turmoil on the economic challenges young people face and the disenfranchisement many feel.    Continue reading