Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Disapperance of 1985-1992 parliamentary records in Guyana

Title: Disappearance of parliamentary records not deliberate -Ramkarran
Source: Stabroek
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012
URL:  http://www.stabroeknews.com/2012/news/stories/08/26/disappearance-of-parliamentary-records-not-deliberate/

This article makes the revelation that transcripts recording Guyana's parliamentary activities and proceedings for the period of 1985 to 1992 are missingFeatured in the article is the former Speaker of the National Assembly Ralph Ramkarran confirming the missing records, but denying that the gap is intentional.

Former Speaker of the National Assembly Ralph Ramkarran has acknowledged gaps in the parliamentary records but dismisses any assertions that their disappearance is deliberate, saying that it was under his stewardship that programmes commenced to bring the records up to date.

This follows revelations from Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs and his predecessor Frank Narain as to what might have happened to transcripts for the period 1985 to 1992.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Mobile museum on Marcus Garvey to be launched in Jamaica

Author: Chris Patterson
Title: Special Focus on Marcus Garvey
Date published: Wednesday, 15 August 2012 09:10
Source: Jamaica Information Service (JIS)

URL: http://www.jis.gov.jm/news/leads-117/31538

The article reports about the official plans by the Government of Jamaica to celebrate and commemorate the 125th anniversary of the birth of the country's first National Hero, the Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Part of those activities involve the launch of a mobile museum that will transport information on Garvey to individuals who cannot travel to the museum to do so.The article also mentions a function at the St. Ann’s Bay Parish Library to honour the hero.


In an interview with JIS News, Director/Curator at Liberty Hall, Donna McFarlane, says with the launch of the mobile museum, individuals residing at various sections of the island will be able to garner information on the Hero.

“There are also some areas in Jamaica where they simply cannot afford to get a bus to come (to the museum) and we’d like to be able to take the museum to them,” she says.