It is an often repeated story that a prominent businessman donated the sum of one hundred million dollars to the 2015 elections war chest of the Coalition.
There is one thing that the new iteration of “Robin Hood” does better than anything I’ve seen this year.
While in many parts of the world theatre practitioners can live off their talents, it is not so in Guyana.
The current balance projects a surplus of $19,017 million, an increase of $1,408 million or 8% over revised 2018.
Analysis of expenditure Introduction Properly executed, the Policies and Targets are reflected in the allocation of available funds via the various Ministries and other Budget Agencies.
Widely regarded as an invention of Continental Europe, and its paternity in 1954 attributed to France, VAT is an indirect tax collected mainly by businesses but borne by consumers.
In this section we consider the measures announced by the Minister, analyse them, evaluate their impact and discuss the extent to which they provide useful economic benefits to stakeholders.
The annual drumbeat of bigger Budgets has appeared to have some inherent virtue.
Have a “cautious” Christmas (Again, I leave Crime, Corruption, Cricket, Traffic Accidents, LGE and the Budget to others.) Instead, the recent City Hall Inquiry, the now-usual threat by the main Garbage Collectors to withdraw and the now-evident chaotic Vendor-Invasion, all combined to prompt the following heart-felt lament.
Bankers never die…They just lose all interest. The popular saying goes that the problem with banker jokes is that bankers don’t think such quips are funny, while ordinary people don’t think of these as jokes.
Our perception of presidential power will largely determine not only how we behave towards the individual and how they will act toward us but also how we will act if, perchance, we ever hold that office.
Venezuela’s dictator Nicolás Maduro may soon face bad news on the diplomatic front: More than 40 countries are considering cutting diplomatic relations or reducing their ties with Venezuela starting Jan.
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Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In The Diaspora Column On Tuesday 13th November 2018, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Guyana’s final court of appeal, struck down a law that was first passed in Guyana in 1893.
Today is Budget Day. The year 2019 would mark the fourth year for which the national budget is presented to and approved by the National Assembly before the year begins.
Where are our male role models? Are they nonexistent or on the verge of extinction?
When director David Mackenzie’s kinetic, bloody war epic “Outlaw King” landed the prime opening night spot at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September, it seemed to signal great things for Netflix and for Mackenzie, whose previous work, “Hell or High Water,” was a critical hit a couple years ago.
-Land, spaces and places – for Afro-Guyanese [So how are you all – my country men and women – coping with the relative bombardment daily?
Introduction Figures contained in the 2017 financial statements of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited indicate that the three-party set up of Esso, Hess and CNOOC Nexen will spend well over five hundred billion dollars ($500,000,000,000) up to December 2019.
(Editor’s note: Stabroek News has agreed to carry occasional columns from the Guyana Gold Board on matters of public interest.
With no television around, and none in sight, for decades, even remotely, in the south Georgetown backstreets I and my varied pals haunted, we children regularly begged adults to relate scary “stories.” Experiencing another prolonged blackout, books few and nearly impossible to read against the thin, tired flame of a slumping paraffin candle, we would remember the expensive batteries being forever too low to power the sputtering Radio Demerara.
Generally, there is high voter turnout at elections where the results matter. Unfortunately, in most countries people do not see local elections as particularly important and thus voter turnout is usually lower than at national elections.
I’m not a fan of Brazil’s ultra-right wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, but his decision to nix the programme whereby more than 8,000 Cuban doctors have been working in Brazil as virtual slaves deserves unqualified international support.
By Paulo Artaxo Paulo Artaxo is Professor of Environmental Physics and Head of the Department of Applied Physics at the University of São Paulo.
In our last two columns, we discussed three aspects of the 2017 Auditor General’s report, namely: overall opinion given on the country’s accounts which we felt was not supported by adequate audit evidence; the Executive Summary which did not appear to capture the essence of the report; and the Consolidated Financial Statements of the Government.
By The Caribbean Voice and Voices Against Violence Janet (name changed to protect identity) is a very strong, college-educated woman who, at the request of her husband, gave up her job to stay at home after marriage.
Throughout our history as a self-governing nation, many leaders have treated the people like marionettes.
Steve McQueen’s “Widows” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September as the much-hyped and much-anticipated follow-up to his Oscar winning “12 Years A Slave”, from 2013.
-The Spirit to exist, to survive What’s with my lead issue today? Well, it’s my escapist persona kicking in.
Introduction It has been nearly a month since the last column appeared on October 19 under the title Complex for the White Man, Disdain for Locals.
Close to Christmas, I was visiting a popular store in downtown St John’s, Antigua, searching for gifts when a woman suddenly flared up nearby.
It is good that Mr. Tacuma Ogunseye, a senior member of the Working People’s Alliance and one of the most thoughtful, unswerving and prolific supporters of shared-governance (SG), who must be counted among those whom Dr.
By Peter Wickham Peter W. Wickham (email@example.com) is a political consultant and a director of Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES).
Remember President Trump’s border wall? The one that he first said would be paid by Mexico, and that he later asked U.S.
Last week, we began a discussion of the 2017 Auditor General’s report. So far, we examined the overall opinion given on the country’s accounts and felt that greater care needs to be exercised to ensure that such opinion is supported by adequate audit evidence.
There are many cultures where the dead are celebrated. Many Guyanese celebrate Halloween, but some may not know the origins.
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” more than most 2018 films, has had to justify its existence.
I agree with Miss Mosa about (traditional) voter apathy relevant to Local Community Elections.
Hiking through the humming forest along Guyana’s upper Potaro River in the deep dark of night, the American herpetologist slowly swung his flashlight, scanning for secretive creatures.
In his column in Kaieteur News on Sunday, Dr. David Hinds claimed, “The WPA, of which I am a part, is still committed to power-sharing as a political solution to our problems.
Obviously, millions of Americans are not going to vote Democratic today. However, there are at least five reasons why Hispanics, blacks, Jews, gays and other minorities — plus women — should vote against Republican candidates in the midterm elections, especially those of us who have voted for both Democratic and Republican candidates in the past.
By Akinwumi A. Adesina ABIDJAN – For any investor interested in Africa, there is only one place to be this week: Johannesburg.
Ryan Persadie is a doctoral student in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto.
Interviews and photos by David Papannah and Shamar Meusa With Local Government Elections a week away, we asked the man and the woman in the street if they are prepared to exercise their vote and about the issues that are affecting their communities.
The Auditor General completed his audit of the Government’s accounts for the year ended 31 December 2017.
Unenthusiastic, unconcerned and uninformed are just a few words to describe some of the outlooks on the upcoming Local Government Elections.
-Permanent Pavement People (PPP) I suspect these are my final comments for some time on this issue – the choice and presence of a chairman for our national elections body.
The faint wisp of pale smoke would curl through the top hole in our covered tin can like a weak, wavering genie, as we sucked in our breaths, impatiently waiting for the big blast.
Recently, Israel’s constitution (Basic Law) was changed to described the country as ‘the national home of the Jewish people’ and Jerusalem, even the parts claimed by the Palestinians, as the ‘complete and united … capital of Israel.’ Needless to say, the Palestinians and human rights groups around the world condemned the changes that, to some, merely constitutionalised the de facto apartheid that they claim already exists between Jews and Arabs.
By Michael J. Boskin STANFORD – US President Donald Trump claims credit for “the greatest ever” economy, and constantly contrasts economic conditions today with the historically weak recovery under President Barack Obama.