…by PM’s poodleA few years ago, PPP MP Priya Manickchand took on the US Ambassador when she thought he’d stepped over the line in local politics by criticising then President, Donald Ramotar, and Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee. Cabinet Secretary Roger Luncheon justified her strident remarks as a “feral blast” appropriate as a riposte to the Ambassador’s comments to a local group, which he cited.On a day on which Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge unfurled Guyana’s draft “Diaspora Engagement Strategy and Action Plan” — which he would be submitting to Cabinet — the Government’s Director of Public Information (DPI), Imran Khan, called out the Indian High Commissioner on one of that country’s diaspora events!! Calling the High Commissioner by name, Khan questioned whether he wasn’t “interfering in Guyana’s internal affairs and attempting to engage in destabilization of the Coalition Government”!!And what was this “destabilising act”? Well, how was it that the Indian Government didn’t invite MINISTERS to their first “People of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentarian Conference”? They only invited MPs and Mayors.Now, your Eyewitness is confused from several fronts. Since none of the TWENTY-THREE countries that sent delegates was allowed to send Ministers of Government, was India attempting to destabilise them also? And even such politically savvy countries like the USA, Britain, Australia, Canada etc didn’t see the act as “destabilising”. Will Guyana be “destabilising” other countries when it convenes its “Guyanese Diaspora” MP conferences?How exactly is not inviting Ministers to a meeting “destabilising”?? Since there were Government MPs in the Government’s delegation, it couldn’t be they were being trained to overthrow the Government, could it? Khan complained there were only 3 Government MPs, compared to 20 PPP MPs (there were actually only 17, plus 3 Mayors), but then this isn’t the Government of India’s fault. The APNU/AFC Government could easily have solved this anomaly by fielding 18 Indian Guyanese MPs!Why didn’t it, since it boasts it’s a “multiracial Government,” representative of ALL Guyana?? What Khan has inadvertently done is to show that Emperor Granger actually is naked of real multi-racial support. If the very best the Coalition Government can do is to muster 3 Indian MPs, something is really rotten in the state of Guyana.Or is it actually the DIY Imran Khan who’s rotten? As the pet poodle of PM Nagamootoo, he’s adopted the snide and snarky mannerisms of his boss when it comes to the PPP in general and Bharrat Jagdeo in particular. Even though Minister Volda Lawrence demanded the statement be pulled, Khan refused. He had to’ve had the support of his boss.But, in the end, the best a poodle can utter is a “feral squeak”!!…and the poodle’s ownerIn a follow up post — which someone just sent to your Eyewitness — Khan confirms it was his boss, the PM — and his insane jealousy of Bharrat Jagdeo — who’s behind the entire attack on India. He quoted a statement from an Indian newspaper, The Hindu: “(Prime Minister Modi) mentioned the presence of former Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo…” Oooooh!! This was too much for Nagamootoo! The leader of a major world power acknowledging his bete noir?? His poodle asked in response: “Was this deliberate, and were rules and impositions put in place to not allow Prime Minister Nagamootoo to attend, so that he would not have to be recognized as the highest-ranking Guyanese lawmaker of Indian origin?”Maybe it was an even greater WORLD conspiracy? The rule also barred the Prime Minister of Ireland and the Prime Minister of Portugal. If they’d showed up, they’d have shown up Jagdeo even more!!After all, they’re REAL Prime Ministers, running countries. Not just in charge of a poodle!!…and sugar workersTo court their votes, on Indian Arrival Day 2015, Nagamootoo saluted the sugar workers of Rose Hall, and promised their factory would never be closed.What does he squeak now, seeing Rose Hall isn’t only closed, but the workers can’t even get their severance?
Donegal’s magnificent basking sharks have disappeared.Experts believe a cooling of temperatures in waters off the coast has led to a lack of the huge creature’s main supply of food – plankton.However members of the Inishowen-based basking shark study group say they are not concerned. In fact, the group says the sharks’ absense since the beginning of the summer is a major scientific breakthrough.The group, led by shark expert Emmett Johnston, say the unusual lack of shark sightings proves there is a dramatic change in temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean.“We’ve had a lot of ups and downs this year; we had really dense aggregations of sharks in April a whole month earlier than usual, then pretty much no large groupings throughout May and June.“And now we are seeing jellyfish species and Sunfish in Inishowen waters 4-6 weeks before any previous records. “We have always advocated the basking shark as a fantastic indicator species for monitoring global climate and ocean change and this year we have proven it,” he said.Although initially disappointed with the lack of shark activity the scientists quickly understood that the strange goings on offered a perfect comparison to previous ‘normal’ year’s records.Emmett went on to say “Having a good hunch or theory is one thing but being able to robustly prove it to the scientific world is another.“Obviously we hoped for hundreds of sharks but in hindsight we should have actually been wishing for what we got this year, which was little or no activity, because that has provided us with a robust set of figures to prove what marine biologist’s have been discussing for the last 50 years”.Researcher Donal Griffen from Queen’s University in Belfast said the findings are fascinating. “It sounds complicated but if you can imagine a cross section of the ocean like a sandwich of layers, each layer has a different density and different temperature.“Normally we get a higher temperature at the surface than the underlying main body of water but this year the surface of the ocean has been cooler than normal but the Atlantic as a whole has been warmer and it’s this difference that has given rise to the 4- 6 week difference in animal’s movements”.The team believe the ongoing studies on the basking shark are vital to discovering and monitoring the links between Irish waters and the wider Atlantic Ocean.Ends DISAPPEARANCE OF DONEGAL’S BASKING SHARKS IS MAJOR DISCOVERY SAYS SCIENTIST was last modified: July 8th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Basking Sharksdonegal read more