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Mariano Browne, Lawrence Duprey,Karen Nunez-Tesheira

CL Financial Bailout – Steal of a Deal

Submitted by Afra Raymond The CL Financial bailout was a steal of a deal for the owners of that troubled company. After all, the wealthiest man in the Caribbean was able to obtain an interest-free loan exceeding $25 Billion in Public Money at a time when no one else would lend him. […]

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Afra Raymond (l) Peter Pernell (r)

Hardtalk About the CL Financial (CLICO) Debacle with Afra Raymond and Peter Pernell

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.com:
Afra Raymond and Peter Permell are interviewed on the ‘Election Hardtalk‘ show on Power 102FMFM by Tony Frasier about the continuing impact of the CL Financial bailout on the economy and the request to get back the company by Lawrence Duprey. 16 July 2015. Audio courtesy Power 102FM Programme Date:…

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Afra Raymond

CL Financial Bailout – Impunity Insanity?

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.com:
© 2015 Dion Jennings. Used with permission. The headline ‘Duprey wants back CLICO‘ in the Sunday Express of June 28th 2015, did not surprise me at all. That is exactly the threat against which I have been warning throughout my campaign against this appalling and unprecedented bailout. To allow Lawrence…

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West Indian American Day Carnival Association

West Indian American Day Carnival Association Responds to Discrimination Charge

The West Indian American Day Carnival Association, Inc, has responded to concerns raised by the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy about discrimination  based on national origin  – See West Indian Day Carnival Association Accused of Discrimination. Read full text of statement from WIADCA’s

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Afra Raymond

CL Financial Bailout – False Firing?

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.com:
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar greets former Clico chairman Gerard Yetming, second left, and former Senate president Timothy Hamel-Smith, second right, after they showed up at a UNC “foot soldiers” mobilisation meeting in Debe on Tuesday. Also in photo are Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal and UNC campaign manager Rodney Charles,…

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West Indian American Day Carnival Association

West Indian Day Carnival Association Accused of Discrimination

Submitted by the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy NEW YORK: The New York Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) has expressed concern about discrimination, based on national origin, by the West Indian Day Carnival Association (WIADCA). WIADCA’s board of directors is almost exclusively Trinidadian. […]

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Gun Violence

Gun Violence and the Caribbean Region

Human Rights and Peace Ambassador for the region, Felicia Browne, has cited the urgent need for new initiatives against gun violence. When women and youth are fatally shot with such brutality, it raises serious concerns about the effectiveness of our crime-related policies. No citizen can feel safe within areas which are ridden with crime and […]

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Afra Raymond

Our Land – Land for Everybody? Part 2

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.com:
SIDEBAR: The Minister responds This is a short video (courtesy of TV6) in which the Minister of Land & Marine Resources, Jairam Seemungal, responds to questions on the occupation of State lands in Couva by SIS Ltd, one of the main financiers of the Peoples Partnership. The ‘Land for the…

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Barry Mayers, CEO of Up Beat Wholesale

Digicel, Nation Newspaper and Others Must Join the Fight Against the Dominican Republic

The Community [CARICOM] calls on the Dominican Republic authorities” to adhere to the principles of protection of citizenship to Dominicans of Haitian descent, adding that those “persons shall not be rendered stateless – Fox News Latino After the usual procrastination CARICOM […]

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Leroy Parris (l) Terrence Thornhill (r)

CLICO Players Living High on the Hog

Submitted by Fidel The criminal justice system of the United States saw to it that Bernie Madoff, the Ponzi Schemer was essentially put in jail for the rest of his life. The criminal justice system of the United States saw to it that Sir Allan Stanford and the Financial Services Regulator in Antigua were put […]

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haiti-dominican republic

Silence by the Region in Response to Haitian Cleansing Next Door

The loud silence by the government of Barbados, traditional media and other actors to the deportation (‘cleansing’)  of Haitians from the Dominican Republic betrays why attempts at regional integration is a pipe dream. Yet again Haitians find themselves […]

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Mia Mottley, leader of the Opposition

Mia Mottley Prosecutes Government on CORRUPTION in Her Reply to 2015 Budget

Those  Democratic Labour Party (DLP) members in parliament advocated the need for Barbados to enact Integrity and Freedom of Information legislation prior to being elected in 2008. There was an expectation Barbadians would have seen movement on this issue within 100 days of the DLP government […]

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LIAT

LIAT Continues to Rack-up Debt for Shareholders

There is a newly elected government in Guyana preceded by one in St. Kitts and there is the T&T general elections announced for 7 September 2015. It seems our governments (politicians) around the region have allowed themselves to be consumed by domestic issues and the idea […]

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Afra Raymond

Our Land – Land for Everybody?

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.com:
A detrimental ‘land grab’ is almost upon our country and we all need to be alert to prevent the destruction of our patrimony and prospects. Hon. Jairam Seemungal, MP. Minister of Land and Marine Resources The State owns most of the land in the country – recent estimates by Minister…

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