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Daily Archives: August 3, 2015

Laptops for “friends” and “cronies”- PPP

The opposition Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), despite having no tangible, substantiating evidence, says it suspects the current administration plans to allocate laptops under the One Laptop per Family (OLPF) Project to “friends” and “cronies.” This suspicion, PPPC General Secretary (GS), Clement Rohee, told a press conference on Monday morning, stems from what the party sees as unfounded criticism of ...

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“You don’t need a salary to be decent and honest,” PPP to decide on accepting government pay increases

by Zena Henry The main opposition in its severe critique of the government’s decision to increase Vice Presidents and ministers’ salaries says fatter pay packets are not needed to maintain integrity. The government increases will also benefit PPP Members of Parliament since they too will get more money. Given the harsh criticisms, it was asked whether the party would refuse ...

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Republic Bank open for business in Suriname

Paramaribo, Suriname: August 3, 2015 – Republic Bank (Suriname) N.V. on Monday opened the doors of its six-branch network in Paramaribo and Nickerie, having acquired the operations of RBC Royal Bank (Suriname) N.V. from RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited, through the purchase of Royal Overseas Holdings (St. Lucia) Limited. The transaction was approved by the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago ...

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Port Kaituma-bound cargo-laden trawler sinks, crew member missing

A trawler, which was carrying a large quantity of cargo, capsized at sea off Pomeroon, and one crew member is missing,  the Maritime Administration (MARAD) confirmed Monday. “MARAD is coordinating efforts to search for the missing person and has also commenced its investigation,” said the regulatory agency. The name of the missing man was not immediately available because the Captain changes ...

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Porn star of Guyanese parentage claims industry is steeped in racism

Reproduced from Fusion.net Petite, slender, golden-skinned, sometimes blonde, and occasionally bespectacled, adult performer Janice Griffith is kind of the adult industry’s racially ambiguous wet dream. Kink.com labeled Griffith white; sites that feature Latinas have claimed her as one; and once a site sold her scenes with the tagline “Egyptian cutie with a little booty.” “I’m Indo-Caribbean,” Griffith says. “My mom’s ...

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Revised drug procurement process for Cabinet

by Zena Henry Government appears set to scrap the prequalification system for the procurement of drugs and put a system in place for competitive bidding, according to Public Health Minister Dr. George Norton. He said a revised version of the currently “controversial” medical drug procurement process is likely to be with Cabinet at the government’s next sitting Tuesday, August 4, 2015. ...

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