Archive for April 20th, 2012

APNU scrambles to avoid “tariff deal” backlash

Demerara Waves – April 19, 2012

Deal or no deal, Lindeners will be paying more for electricity from July, according to Prime Minister Samuel Hinds.

His assertion came after the APNU went into damage control mode Thursday night in the wake of a statement he made in parliament announcing the opposition coalition’s recognition of the need for electricity tariff increases in meetings with President Donald Ramotar Thursday morning.  Continue reading

LINDEN’S PROBLEMS HAS TO DO WITH CROSS-CULTURAL SOLUTIONS

LINDEN’S PROBLEMS HAS TO DO WITH CROSS-CULTURAL SOLUTIONS

By EWALT AINSWORTH                                                                  04 19 2012

Linden’s problems of electricity and media access are but a small itsy-bitsy part of the deeper and wider problem.  The PPP has to stop making promises and be prepared to be embedded with the community at risk.  Linden is multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, diverse, plural and conscientious; a mining community is a terrible thing to waste. A complete generation has struggled to understand how one sect can abort another sect because of appearance.  Linden is an essential part of Guyana and the collateral damage is wearing down and depressing a people who in other times were loved and rewarded for what they do best: produce and prosper. Continue reading

More TV licences to be approved; APNU agrees to Linden tariff increase

More TV licences to be approved; APNU agrees to Linden tariff increase

Demerara Waves – April 19, 2012

Prime Minister Samuel Hinds has announced that government will be freeing up the broadcast spectrum further to allow for more television stations and has committed to several measures to address the concerns of Lindeners following meetings with the APNU.

He made the revelation at the start of the Thursday’s sitting to consider the estimates of the 2012 national budget in the National Assembly and indicated that the move followed representation from the APNU in meetings with the Continue reading