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Facing the Facts

Reblogged from AfraRaymond.com blog Two important laws were partially-proclaimed by the President at the end of July – The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act, which is intended to control transactions in Public Money,[…]

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Afra Raymond

CL Financial Bailout – The Hidden Truth

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.com:
We are now in what I call the Season of Reflection, which for me covers the period from Emancipation Day on 1 August to Independence Day on 31 August, right up to Republic Day on 24 September. Those celebrations appear in proper historical sequence in our calendar and every year…

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West Indian American Day Carnival Association

Guyanese Leaders Refute Misleading Statements by WIADCA’s President

Submitted by the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) NEW YORK: In an interview with Mr. Irwin Clair, on Irie Jam Radio, 93.1 FM on Tuesday, August 4, Mr. Thomas Bailey, President of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), made several misleading statements regarding the allegations […]

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Afra Raymond

CL Financial Bailout – The Real Case

The following reblogged from Afra Raymond’s blog. In 2013 I sued the Minister of Finance & the Economy for his continuing failure or refusal to provide the details relating to the huge $25 Billion bailout of the failed CL Financial group. On Wednesday 22 July 2015, […]

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Canadian Banks performance in the Caribbean

Canadian Banks Definition of Confidence in the Caribbean

Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce are by far the Caribbean’s three largest lenders, dominating both personal and commercial banking. Combined, they’ve written off more than $1 billion […]

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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 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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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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