The Public Interest - Friday 10th May 2013.
Hon. David Granger leader of the Opposition Party the APNU speaks with Ms. Malika Ramsey.
This week's discussion focuses on the Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, his contribution to the struggles of the liberation movements in Southern Africa, and the Oliver Tambo Award.
An open letter to His Excellency Jacob Zuma and the members of the government of South Africa - By Jeffrey R Thomas
10th May, 2013
His Excellency Jacob Zuma
President Republic of South Africa
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The U.S. government has joined a growing list of international agencies calling on authorities in Guyana to immediately revoke radio frequencies issued to those closely connected to the South American country’s ruling party.
Last month, legislators forced Prime Minister Samuel Hinds to release the list of those allocated frequencies in 2011. It showed the governing party gave itself five frequencies, five to the sister of Cabinet Minister Robert Persaud and five to the best friend of former President Bharrat Jagdeo.
GEORGETOWN – Thirty Peace Corps trainees arrived in Georgetown yesterday to complement their 35 colleagues already in service. The new trainees make up the 25th group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in Guyana, and they will soon begin their pre-service training.
I am a Guyanese who has lived and worked in the Caribbean – Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados - and I was very surprised by Professor Horace Campbell’s request for the Oliver Tambor award not to be given to Forbes Burnham because the latter allegedly assassinated Walter Rodney. It appears that the South African government has given credence to this allegation and the award was not given.
Georgetown Guyana, May 01, 2013 - "A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned -- this is the sum of good government."-Thomas Jefferson
The Alliance For Change salutes all workers on the occasion of Labour Day. We pay tribute to the workers of this country who, in the face of unmitigated challenges continue to persevere and be the backbone of our nation's development.
Georgetown, Guyana, Monday 29th April 2013 - A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) extends greetings of solidarity to the workers of Guyana and their Unions on the observance of Labour Day 2013.
As our workers go about their various activities, in observance of Labour Day 2013, they are patently aware that the recently passed 2013 National Budget makes no provision for any increases in their wages and salaries and seeks to confirm them on the poverty line.
Diversity Visa Lottery 2014 Program: DV-2014 entrants will be able to check the status of their entries starting 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) on May 1, 2013 through Entrant Status Check (ESC) on the E-DV website. (Online registration for the DV-2014 Program began on October 2, 2012 and ended November 3, 2012)
President Jacob Zuma, the people of South Africa and the OR Tambo Award for Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham
Earlier this spring, the South African government announced that it was presenting the O R Tambo Award posthumously to former President of Guyana Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham. The prestigious award is given to foreign citizens who have promoted South African interests and aspirations through co-operation, solidarity, and support.
Lesson One: The people are responsible for the leader they elect.
Lesson Two: The rigging of an election cannot be accomplished by the leader alone; it is in collaboration with those who are complicit.
Lesson Three: No matter the group to which the leader belongs, there will always be people willing to cross “party lines” because it suits their interests.