These were some of the terms used yesterday to describe the decision of the Government to withdraw on a phased basis from the Privy Council. Weighing-in on the issue were former attorneys general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj and John Jeremie, former foreign affairs minister Paula Gopee-Scoon and Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley. Continue reading
(GUYANA CHRONICLE) – The combined opposition last evening continued to slash the 2012 Budget, crushing the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) by cutting its allocation, and subjecting the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and State Planning Secretariat to the same fate when they made a total cut of $224.419M from the Finance Ministry’s estimates for subsidies and contributions to local organizations. Continue reading
(KAIETEUR NEWS) – The House will today conclude consideration of the budgetary allocations while in the Committee of Supply before moving to a vote on the $192.8B budget even as the opposition threats to make cuts continue to loom.
The cuts, however, are proving to be more of a negotiating tool as was expanded by Opposition Leader, David Granger, who along with his counterpart, Carl Greenidge and Alliance for Change Khemraj Ramjattan, informed media operatives that the opposition was not looking for a “slash and burn operation.” Continue reading
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has emerged from the shadows with a lawsuit against embattled Floridabased Jamaican law professor, David Rowe.
Golding, who had been maintaining a low profile since his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) lost the December 29, 2011 general election, alleged in his suit that Rowe defamed him in a statement on the Radio Jamaica programme, Hotline. Continue reading
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – The People’s National Movement (PNM) is calling on the Attorney General to “immediately withdraw” all legal actions against its leader, Dr Keith Rowley, who is Opposition Leader. Continue reading
The party said it would amend the constitution to limit the powers of the prime minister; enact legislation to limit the length of service of the prime minister to two terms and enact legislation to create a fixed date for elections. Continue reading
(KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC) – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has been released from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados where he spent the weekend receiving treatment for an abscess, Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Douglas Slater has announced.
He said that Gonsalves was released on Monday night.
Gonsalves, who fell ill last Wednesday as he prepared for official visits to Kuwait and Qatar, was forced to seek medical attention in Barbados, after his condition deteriorated. Continue reading
(BBC NEWS) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has spoken on state TV for the first time since he arrived in Cuba for more cancer treatment nine days ago.
Mr Chavez, 57, dismissed rumours that he had died undergoing radiotherapy for a second tumour in his pelvic region.
Speaking over the phone from Havana, he said rumours about his death were part of a psychological war against him. Continue reading
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Finance and Planning Minister Peter Phillips, on Monday began a one-week tour aimed at marketing the government’s plan to borrow from the international capital market to investors in the US and the UK. Continue reading
(ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA) -Regional health leaders will gather in Antigua and Barbuda on Thursday 26th April for the Official Ground Breaking Ceremony to signal the start of construction of The Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean at the Mount St. John Medical Centre facility. Continue reading
(BASSETERRE ST. Kitts)- In an effort to provide EC Notes which are easier for blind and visually impaired persons to use, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has issued a series of notes with braille features. Continue reading
(GUYANA CHRONICLE) – The Alliance for Change (AFC) has expressed disenchantment with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) because it feels that the party did not vote in Parliament for the slashing of contract jobs.
The AFC is also accusing APNU of being in agreement with the hiking of electricity tariffs and for allowing the passage of $18M for security for the Housing Minister and his Permanent Secretary. Continue reading
(DAILY OBSERVER) – In a rare moment of unanimity, both Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and Opposition leader Lester Bird have come out in support of the Chinese Mission’s objection to the use of the Taiwanese flag by a group of protestors who flew the symbol outside the local Chinese Embassy to demonstrate their dissatisfaction over the controversial Chinese funded power plant deal. Continue reading