poverty is violence – Guyana mother abandons two children

daily the violence of poverty is on display
if you looking you will see
and this is nothing new contrary to the constant chatter of the raphus cucullatus brigade of the ppp
poverty is real across this land of perpetual plentiful

there is the case of the mother of plenty fathered by many who surrendered her daughter to one of the plenty for a few coins
and maybe the distant possibility of him marrying her
win back his love
she never had it and never will
join the line of the many who’ve told her exactly that
he’s moved on leaving a trail of women in his wake
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these 3 negroes, a guyana love $tory


these three negro criminals stole billions from the people of guyana under the ppp regime
one was president
one was loved by the president
and the other was a dancing sambo doing the bidding of the loved one
enter apnu afc
one is now leader of the opposition with solutions to EVERYTHING and addressed as “the honourable” in parliament
one owns the amazon warriors & look like the whole cpl league with your money of course & still selling drugs to the govt
and the last one was “sacked” from the ministry of health then reemployed by said ministry to coordinate a 1.6 billion dollar project
change is always good for those who can afford it
revolt while you still got life
cause these negroes WILL kill you
but you don’t have to wait for that joyous moment
if you love yself
act then pray
god is love
amen

is the AFC still unlocking Guyana’s potential?

nothing much to say here
was just browsing and saw the afc logo promoting something and the thought occurred to me
is the afc still unlocking guyana’s potential?
if yes
at what stage are they and what are the major accomplishments so far?
or have the unlocked it already and forgot to tell the rest of us?
or have they abandoned it all together?

i could roll the tapes and newspaper clippings pre is we time now
if you look at that logo again, you’ll notice the key is bigger than the country 🙂

My friends don’t treat me like they
used to
since I laid my burden down

5 guyana govt ministers visit exxon mobil head quarters to “talk”

A release from the Ministry of Natural Resources yesterday said that on August 10 and 11, 2017, Ministers Carl Greenidge, Raphael Trotman, Winston Jordan, David Patterson and Dominic Gaskin, together with Presidential Advisor, Dr. Jan Mangal, and Technical Officers, Teresa Gaime and Kiran Mattai, of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Guyana Energy Agency respectively, participated in meetings and briefings with officials of ExxonMobil Develop-ment Co. and ExxonMobil Gas and Power Marketing Co. at the company’s Campus in Houston, Texas, USA.

ONE OF GUYANA’S TOP MUSICIANS GONE TO “ZION” – Iauwata Ahma Selassie

ONE OF GUYANA’S TOP MUSICIANS GONE TO “ZION”
One of the greatest musicians and one of the most powerful souls on this planet transitioned from this realm on Wednesday, August 2 in Toronto! Guyanese Iauwata Amha Selassie M.D. (christened as Keith Paul of D’Urban Street, Wortmanville) was a master musician, devoted Rastafarian leader, a father, brother, friend, teacher, mentor and more!
Ras Iauwata Amha Selassie – Lead vocal singer, multi-talented instrumentalist and composer has gone home to the “musical Zion” and has been well-received by his peers. He did a glorious mission of spreading a highly-spiritualized form of cultural reggae music.
He pioneered the original “GT BOOM” sound and his seminal piece of work – “One People, One Nation, One Destiny” will live on. Iauwata Amha Selassie was a Rastafari musical icon in Canada, from Guyana yet a global citizen who played music on all corners of the planet.
His personality was warm with a genuine smile and love for everyone. There are hundreds of musicians worldwide that he either worked with or taught how to sing or to play a musical instrument, or produced a song or an album or performed with them. His loving, musical genius is evident in the words and the faces of those who knew him.
He wasn’t just a calming force, he was also a fire blazing, Nyabinghi warrior who spoke blatant and sometimes uncomfortable truths; but with him one felt that his objective was “the truth” with no ulterior motives.
Many globally will mourn this great reggae soldier who has been called to an even higher purpose now! Ras Iauwata’s memory, influence, music, name and energy will live on forever! Blessed journey Iauwata. May de I continue to live on in music. “One bright morning, when I work is over, I shall fly away home!”
REST IN POWER RASTAMAN! GIVE THANKS FOR THE GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO JAH MUSIC…THE GATES OF ZION ARE OPEN WIDE TO DE I! ONE LOVE! JAH LIVES!

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The GT&T US$5M shares story continues to grow legs #guyana

Editor, if the PPP government owed Tiwarie US$324,677, can the Coalition Government please tell your ardent readers and all curious and concerned Guyanese how the Coalition Government reached a settlement of US$5.7M, which is just US$700,000 short of the US$5M in GT&T shares Minister Harmon went to China, reportedly with Tiwarie in tow, to collect?

Dear Editor,
On reading your Thursday, July 27, 2017, lead story, “Cabinet to decide way forward on outstanding US$5M for GTT shares,” I noticed your writer made no mention of State Minister Joe Harmon’s 2016 trip to China, with an entourage.
The entourage, which reportedly included businessman, B.K. Tiwarie, went to collect the same outstanding US$5M owed government for the GT&T shares bought by a Chinese firm in 2012.It would have also been helpful if Kaieteur News could have gotten the government to tell the nation how much the Chinese firm has collected in annual dividends so far from GT&T.
Nevertheless, for the benefit of readers, let us recap that Minister Harmon left Guyana in March 2016 on a visit to collect on the US$5M in GT&T shares, but the fortuitously visit morphed into an attempt at attracting Chinese investors to Guyana. There was even a photo-op of Minister Harmon aboard a Chinese plane and a subsequent attempted press briefing clarification of the photo-op on his return to Guyana.
But once Kaieteur News made public the January 19, 2016 appointment of Tiwarie as a Business Advisor to the Coalition Government, President David Granger quickly moved to rescind the appointment. “He is not performing any functions and that is why the position is rescinded. He is not required to perform any business function. We have a Minister of Business, and as far as I am concerned, the Minister is quite capable and competent, and he has not asked me for any assistance, and I personally rescinded Mr Tiwarie’s appointment.” (I personally rescinded Mr Tiwarie’s appointment – President Granger, KN, April 01, 2016).
In a Presidency Ministry press release carried by Stabroek News on April 1, 2016, the ministry reported Minister Harmon ‘returned from an official trip to the People’s Republic of China. The purpose of the visit was to engage in discussions with regard to the payment of the US$5 million balance owed for the purchase of 20 percent of Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) shares by Chinese company, Datang Telecom Technology and Industry Group from NICIL in 2012’. (Harmon’s China visit was in relation to GT&T shares payment – Ministry of the Presidency’).
In his defence, Minister Harmon held out that his decision to appoint Tiwarie as a Ministerial Advisor on Business Development was above board and was a mere ‘honorific title’. On his way back from China, he stopped over in New York and told Kaieteur News the facts of the matter were being twisted. In fact, he firmly believed that the criticisms, which have since ensued regarding the matter, were all part of a wicked plot to jeopardize his political career.
He then reiterated that he will deal with this matter specifically at a media briefing very soon. “I will do a full presser on the matter when I return.” In an April 14, 2016 news article by Demerara Waves, “Harmon explains his presence aboard a jet in China; announces new majority investor in Bai Shan Lin,” Minister Harmon spoke at length on possible investments by Chinese companies and precious little on the status of the GT&T shares recovery attempt.
Following a back and forth between government and Opposition officials as to whether the money was written off or paid off, the matter fell into Resources Minister Raphel Trotman’s lap, before winding up on NICIL Chairman Horace James’ desk. So, here we are, today, reading of an attempt by the same Chinese company to pay zero, then US$1M, then US$2M to settle the matter.
This is one of those news stories that defies logic and keeps growing legs as it runs all over the place in search of a sanctuary of escape from basic facts being found out. Like so many other Guyanese, I just don’t get the logic, for example, of any government-foreign company shares buying agreement that would have a stipulation that calls for any future disagreement to be settled in a court in London. It was as if the Chinese company deliberately expected a disagreement, but that faux pas was only made worse when Minister Harmon, and not the Minister of Business, made a trip related a business agreement and came back empty handed. It later shocked us when Minister Harmon described the trip as ‘successful’.
What also caught observant readers’ interest was the fact that, following the China trip, the government reached aUS$5.7M settlement with Tiwarie over a lawsuit brought by Tiwarie against the then PPP government for US$324,677 for work being done on the Haags Bosch project, despite letters and invoices being submitted. BK had reportedly filed claims against the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development for US$8M for breaches in the contract. (“Gov’t pays BK US$5.7M in out-of-court settlement for Haags Bosch,” KN, July 14, 2016).
Editor, if the PPP government owed Tiwarie US$324,677, can the Coalition Government please tell your ardent readers and all curious and concerned Guyanese how the Coalition Government reached a settlement of US$5.7M, which is just US$700,000 short of the US$5M in GT&T shares Minister Harmon went to China, reportedly with Tiwarie in tow, to collect?
Like I said before, this GT&T shares news story defies logic as it continues to grow legs, and it would do the government well to come ‘straight and full’, with ‘no chinksin’ on this matter, because as with other red flag issues in the last two years, this government is not only giving itself a bad name, but giving an angry and power hungry Opposition enough rope to hang government with in full view of a corruption-wary, transparency-hungry public.
This issue is not petty and personal; it is political and practical! The downfall of the PPP was not that it was merely corrupt or lack transparency and accountability, but it deliberately and arrogantly refused to heed public calls for same.
Emile Mervin