Entries for 06 September 2020.

COVID-19: Surge seen because PPP abandoned Coalition’s “strategic plan” – Granger

  • COVID-19: 46 deaths. August was the deadliest month with 21.

Former Pres. David Granger

Former President David Granger is of the view that the reason why Guyana has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases is because the new People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) administration abandoned the strategic plan his government left when they demitted office on August 2.

Asked what could possibly result in such high COVID-19 stats, Granger said, “What is responsible is that they abandoned the plans that they inherited on August 2.” Appearing yesterday on APNU+AFC’s Insight programme, Granger was asked to weigh in on the COVID-19 situation in Guyana and he expressed concern at the alarming numbers emerging daily.      Continue reading → 


Twitter Removes Trump Video With ‘Electric Avenue’ Song by Eddy Grant

— After Copyright Complaint by Eddy Grant’s lawyer

By Jordan Moreau – Variety

Trump tweeted the video on Aug. 12, which featured an animated train with his campaign logo barreling through a town while Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden followed behind slowly on a railroad handcar. “Electric Avenue,” the hit 1982 song by Eddy Grant, played in the background of the video.      Continue reading →


GUYANA SUGAR: The Future of the Sugar Industry – Published May 8. 2017

This paper was presented in the Guyana Parliament on May 8, 2017. It gives a detailed analysis of the production and economics of GUYSUCO’s operations and why some of the sugar estates had to be closed by the APNU_AFC government. Since 2017, the Government has subsidized GUYSUCO even further but production is now at its lowest ever. The company has also been hindered by equipment problems, some 50 strikes in the last 3 years, sabotage, corruption, theft and ineffective management.

*Published May 8, 2017 – Ministry of Agriculture – Government of Guyana (APNU-AFC)

State Paper  on the Future of the Sugar Industry presented to the National Assembly by The Hon. Noel L. Holder, MP.  Minister of Agriculture

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Commentary: Guyana: The Hinterland – By Dave Martins

By Dave Martins – May 24, 2020 – Stabroek News

I have to declare that in the midst of all the high-tech life we’re enmeshed in these days, right in the very heart of it, like sitting in an airport lounge in North America recently, my mind, seemingly on its own, will take charge of me, like a tap on the shoulder, and send me back to some crystal clear memory (I’ve mentioned some of them before) that  ends up slowing me for a few minutes, literally not moving, reliving what once was, photographs of life in some reservoir somewhere, some of them very old, but all of them crystal clear and sometimes suggesting music.

One of them goes back to the time when the Martins family lived at Vreed-en-Hoop (I was going to school at Saints on a scholarship) and we would spend a good portion of the August school break at my father’s farm in the Pomeroon, about two miles downriver from Charity.        Continue reading →

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