Guyana “needs fresh voters list”; “political audit” of GECOM before massive overhaul- CARICOM team

Posted by: Demerara Waves in ElectionsNewsPolitics June 15, 2020

Photo: Caricom Headquarters Georgetown. Guyana.

The three-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) team of scrutineers of the just concluded  national vote recount is recommending that the next government conducts a “political audit” of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and a fresh registration of all voters.

“A political audit of GECOM (its successes and failing and the factors contributing to this) both the commission and its administrative arm, is urgently warranted,” said the team which included two election experts from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Antigua and Barbuda, and a Political Science professor from the University of the West Indies (UWI).          Continue reading →


Over 100 Guyanese listed to return from Barbados Trinidad via CAL this week – GCCA

 Jun 16, 2020  Kaieteur News

The Guyana Civil Aviation authority (GCAA) has confirmed that over one hundred Guyanese, stuck in Barbados and Trinidad. will be repatriated via Caribbean Airlines (CAL) this week.

Guyanese to return on CAL flights

Director-General of the GCAA Egbert Field confirmed that a list of Guyanese passengers has been complied and forwarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the airlines.

“We are now waiting on the time set for the flights by CAL,” Field said, “We anticipate it should be another two to three days before they are ready, given that the CAL needs get its aircraft and crew active and ready for these repatriation flights.”          Continue reading →


Britain’s History: Why Churchill is accused of being a racist? …. Here is the answer.

Racial views of Winston Churchill   (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

 Throughout his life, Winston Churchill made numerous explicit(statements on race and his views on race contributed to his decisions and actions in British politics. From the late 20th century onwards, these attitudes resulted in a reappraisal of his life achievements and work by both British historians and the public in the context of his being Britain’s nationally celebrated wartime leader.

Churchill, author of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, was of the view that British domination, in particular through the British Empire, was a result of social Darwinism. He had a hierarchical perspective of race, believing white people were most superior and black people the least. Churchill advocated against black or indigenous self-rule in Africa, Australia, the Americas and the Caribbean.    Continue reading →


REVEALED: Mary Trump – The Family Member Who Turned on Donald Trump


The president’s niece Mary Trump is set to publish a tell-all this summer — and to reveal that she was a primary source for The New York Times’ investigation into Trump’s taxes. 

Lachlan Cartwright | The Daily Beast

Donald Trump’s niece, his deceased brother’s daughter, is set to publish a tell-all book this summer that will detail “harrowing and salacious” stories about the president, according to people with knowledge of the project.

Mary Trump, 55, the daughter of Fred Trump Jr. and eldest grandchild of Fred Trump Sr., is scheduled to release TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH on July 28, Simon & Schuster confirmed Monday, just weeks before the Republican National Convention.      Continue reading →


Business: Industry in Africa… Will it bloom? – The Economist

How manufacturing might take off in Africa

It won’t be the same as it was in East Asia

Jun 13th 2020 – The Economist

The father of development economics and the father of African nationalism did not take long to fall out. Arthur Lewis had made his name studying industrial revolutions. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first prime minister, had made his resisting British rule. On independence in 1957 Nkrumah invited Lewis to be his adviser.

It seemed a wise pick. Lewis was astute, respected, and trusted in anti-colonial circles. Later, he would win a Nobel prize for economics (the first black person to do so). In a landmark paper, he argued that in developing economies people were poor because they were in the wrong jobs: move them from subsistence farms into factories and commercial farms and the economy would grow.   Note: Sir William Arthur Lewis (23 January 1915 – 15 June 1991) was from St. Lucia – (Read more in Wikipedia)

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