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Tribute to Broadcaster Terry Holder

Today (January 8th 2014) I lost a friend, my senior professional colleague Terry Holder. He was instrumental in my development as a Broadcast Journalist. Terry was such an example, a guide and a mentor. He lived well and enjoyed doing what he did. Broadcasting in Guyana and the Caribbean is better because he played his part. He taught me and countless others long before the BBC took it as its mantra that yo ...

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Court frees Murder Accused Caught on Camera

The purpose of installing cameras all over the country is to help Prevent or Prosecute crimes or just to Peep. In an affront to JUSTICE in Guyana, a magistrate was forced to dismiss charges today when the Police and the Prosecution on behalf of the People failed to turn up and make a case against the man who was “Allegedly” caught on camera shooting at and killing another man. Capitol News carried the foota ...

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Could you believe these people!

OHHH GOOOOSSSSH, Could you believe these people! Guyana Times/TVG 28 stated that “New York Judge Joan M Kenney absolutely did not rule that “Kaieteur News has every right to publish what it did”. Guyana Times/TVG 28 go on to say however “the judge merely ruled that as a media defendant writing on a matter of public interest, Kaieteur News had the right to invoke the First Amendment privilege which would ins ...

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ACM, IPI and GPA statement on settlement of Broadcast Licensing dispute in Guyana – 19th Apr 2013

April 19, 2013 "The Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) joins with the Guyana Press Association (GPA) in expressing grave concern that the assigning of radio and television broadcasting frequencies in Guyana has not been in keeping with best regulatory practice for the sector and poses a real and present danger to freedom of expression in general and press freedom in particular. We, however, believe ...

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The Guyana Government has Given a Foreign State 24/7 access to a TV Channel but in Linden….

Guyana is unique, a really strange country, as one columnist likes to put it we are Blighted Guyana (BG). The State now has three Television Frequencies in Georgetown, Guyana NCN (Channel 11), the Learning Channel (Cable 80) and now CCTV/NCN on Channel 27/Cable 78. The National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) is still to reveal who has been allocated what frequencies in Guyana. At the end of 2011, the Chin ...

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Processions and the Power of the Police

The announcement today by the Police that an APNU protest action was illegal should come as no surprise to those who have watched governance issues in this country. The last line of the first stanza of the National Anthem describes Guyana as “land of the free’, it is, but with numerous limitations.Today the Police made it clear to the Peaceful Political Protestors (we shall not call them PPP for short) that ...

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Guyana Press Association’s Message on World Press Freedom Day

The GPA will continue to expand the “Right to Know” by urging our lawmakers to move with alacrity on a Freedom of Information Bill that underpins the public’s right to Access to Information. ...

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DRUG LECTURES AND LESSONS TO BE LEARNT

When President Jagdeo accuses the US and other Developed societies of lecturing Guyana and other Caribbean Countries on issues such as Drugs, he claims that the reports are wrong. What the President does not say or perhaps does not know is that some of the investigations of crimes overseas reveal a lot more information of Guyanese crime rings than the Guyanese authorities would want revealed. In a case that ...

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Janet Jagan, the last Immigrant, a news feature by Enrico M Woolford aired on WRHM Capitol News on Monday March 30, 2009

In the early forties in then British Guiana when Mrs Janet Jagan as a young bride of a young Guianese Dentist came to this colony of migrant workers as it then was, she was in fact an immigrant from the United States. Mrs. Jagan had arrived in a country that had desperately poor people who were children for the most part of forced migration. In this crucible the young politically sensitive and culturally aw ...

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Freedom of the Press?

Just in case everyone has not realized it, Capitol News stands firmly behind what was said in the letter published on July 8th 2008 and authored by Capitol News Journalist Gordon Moseley. Mr. Moseley has a "Constitutional Right" to say what he said both as a Journalist and a Citizen. It was Pointed, Precise, Probing and Concise but certainly not ‘disparaging and disrespectful’! It is amazing that the Presid ...

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