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KNEWS-Freddie Kissoon

Sometimes the past returns with Draculean vengeance

Feb 26, 2017 Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon  When the Democrats had a majority in the Senate in Obama’s first term, to prevent the Republicans from delaying the confirmation of Obama’s Cabinet selections, the Democrats changed the rule of two-thirds for confirmation to a simple majority. They naturally wanted to…

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KNEWS-Freddie Kissoon

Is President Granger falling down?

Feb 24, 2017 Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon It is my opinion that the Mayor of Georgetown and the Town Clerk are either disrespectful of the President of the Republic or they are ignoring all his post 2015 exhortations on democracy because they believe it is just rhetoric and not…

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Kaieteur News

NICIL Fraud investigation…Former Ministers among those to be charged next week – Khemraj Ramjattan

Feb 25, 2017  kaieteur News By Brushell Blackman Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan says that criminal charges will be brought against a number of officials including People’s Progressive Party (PPP/C) former Government Ministers, next week. In an interview with Kaieteur News, Ramjattan said that the Special Organised Crimes Unit (SOCU)…

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Critics of the SARA Bill are raising red herrings

stabroek news letters February 22, 2017  Dear Editor, Now that the State Assets Recovery Bill is about to be passed in the parliament there is a concerted effort by the opposition PPP, the Private Sector Commission and some individuals whose income and wealth are inextricably tied in one way or another,…

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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Everything is wrong with this deal from hell

By RALPH RAMKARRAN  stabroek news February 19, 2017 The pacu is a fish related to the pirhana. The sweet water pacu has fearsome, human-like, teeth. However, unlike the pirhana, it feeds principally on nuts, fruit, insects and small fish. Its love for ‘nuts’ is not related to its rumoured taste for…

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