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I notice here that some people use words (I have been keeping a list since I been on this site) like poke, chum chum, punani, sumutoo, nara, aloo, baigan, choka, dharu, roti, karaila, loli, paglee, prappa, etc My observation is that they are primarily used by Indos (I think). I notice too that some people (non-Indos) simply don’t use them. Ronan, Iguana, etc don’t seem to use any of them. Some of them are not in a dictionary, so they are not necessarily English words. So here are my...Read More...

Ex-con promising to develop $multi-billion ‘Jack Nicklaus’ golf course

Alem Hussain (right) signs the contract document in the presence of Roddy Carr (center) and Mitra Ramkumar of Tourism Hospitality, over the weekend. In late 2007, he was sentenced to 84 months in jail in what US prosecutors said was a major scheme to defraud several targeted victims of their hard-earned monies. The victims included firemen and the sheriff department employees. He had promised to build condos in Florida and double the earnings of investors in a few months. Instead, he was...Read More...
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Kim Kyte-Thomas October 22 2018 Source The Ministry of Legal Affairs is looking for a replacement Solicitor General following Attorney Kim Kyte-Thomas’ resignation, after serving in the post for nearly a year and a half. Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams told Stabroek News last evening that Kyte-Johnson tendered her resignation and would be migrating. The vacancy for the post was advertised in yesterday’s Sunday Stabroek and seeks an attorney-at-law with at least ten years practice...Read More...
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Bishop Edghill claims attempts being made on his life

Opposition Parliamentarian and popular Bishop, Juan Edghill on Monday thanked God for sparing his life as he is engaged in a manhunt for the driver who he believes is part of a coordinated attempt to do him serious harm. Speaking to the News Room by phone, Mr Edghill said the vehicle slammed him from the back and then attempted to run him off the road Sunday night along Mandela Avenue, between the Multilateral School and the Plaza Bridge. The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Parliamentarian...Read More...
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A brutal reminder of what Saudi Arabia's rulers truly are

Kelly McParland October 22, 2018 11:50 AM EDT Filed under: Full Comment Share this Story Most of us like to think that civilized governments don’t murder people. They might go to war, or sanction assassinations. Former U.S. president Barack Obama gloried in the successful killing of Osama bin Laden, and developed a notable enthusiasm for drone strikes against perceived enemies, even at the cost of civilian deaths. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, he ordered his first strike...Read More...
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StabroekNews manages a 1,346 word editorial on the Berbice Bridge Scam WITHOUT mentioning Bharrat Jagdeo. . . making hapless Donald Ramotar the fall guy. We ah watch dem!

Berbice Bridge tolls By Staff Writer On October 22, 2018 In Editorial https://www.stabroeknews.com/2...erbice-bridge-tolls/ When Berbicians, in particular, would have heard Tuesday’s announcement by the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBCI), of debilitating increases in tolls to cross the Berbice River from November 12, they must have immediately thought that it would be impossible for such a burden to be imposed on them. Indeed, in a matter of hours the Minister of Public Infrastructure, David...Read More...
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Guyana gave away US$321M in tax exemptions but its foreign debt increased by US$82M in 2017

- still can’t present records of exemptions facilitated through GGMC, GO-Invest despite previous warning – Auditor General Report The Office of the Auditor General made note that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) oversaw tax-exemptions to the tune of $64B in 2017, which is even more than the revenue foregone by the same mean in 2016. This note was made in the Auditor General’s latest report covering the fiscal year ended 2017. The report was handed to the National Assembly last Thursday.Read More...

Guyana’s debt grows by US$82M in 2017

Auditor General, Deodat Sharma Auditor General, Deodat Sharma, has noted that the coalition administration entered into 12 new loan agreements last year totaling $34.5 billion. In his latest report, Sharma said that amounts totaling $5.6 billion or US$27.311M were disbursed from some of the loans. These included the International Development Association (IDA) loan; Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan; Export/Import Bank of China, and Republic Bank, Trinidad and Tobago. Sharma said...Read More...
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Constitutional Reform absent from Granger’s 2019 legislative agenda

...makes no mention of this during recent address to Parliament President David Granger addressed Parliament on Thursday last about his government’s agenda for 2019. But clearly absent from the agenda he provided was the burning issue of Constitutional Reform. In fact, the President completely omitted any reference to this subject matter during his address. This salient fact was pointed out by former Speaker and Attorney-at-law, Ralph Ramkarran during his recent writings. Since a budgetary...Read More...
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WHO IS THIS LUCKY CONTRACTOR??

Contractor advanced $39M for Region 10 building, no work started -Auditor General’s report By Staff Writer 9 h ago Despite abandoning a contract for the construction of the Regional Administration Building in Region Ten for which $39M was collected, a contractor was advanced an additional $73.1M on another project, which to date is incomplete. This is among the many findings contained in the 2017 Auditor General’s report which was presented to the National Assembly on Thursday. The Auditor...Read More...
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October 22 2018 Source The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Sunday said it was campaigning on “deliverables” instead of promises, and intends to hold the balance of power to make up the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC). “It does not matter how the election goes, I am telling you at most of the councils they will need the AFC vote for either AFC to be Chairman or Deputy Chairman. The PPP (People’s Progressive Party) and APNU (A Partnership for National Unity) would not be able to win any...Read More...
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AFC can give life to constitution reform by taking radical action – Ramkarran October 22 2018 Source President David Granger’s address to the National Assembly on Thursday completely omitted any reference to the governing coalition’s manifesto promise of constitutional reform, and former Speaker of the National Assembly Ralph Ramkarran says the AFC has the power to get this commitment fulfilled by going as far as leaving the government benches. Writing in his weekly ‘The Conversation Tree’...Read More...
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