A state funeral will be held for Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader and former president of South Africa who died at the age 95. Heads of state from around the world are expected
The following is the current schedule for events to remember the man South Africans affectionately call Madiba. Specific plans and times are subject to change.
Saturday, December 14: Body moved from Pretoria to Qunu.
Mandela’s body will be moved to Waterkloof Air Base (supposedly via a “secret route”), where 1,000 African National Congress dignitaries will pay their respects.
Mandela’s wife Graca and 10 elders from Qunu will accompany the body to Umtata (Mthatha) Airport, where it will be transported to his house in Qunu, Mandela’s birthplace.
The family will hold an evening vigil. A vigil will also be held at Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape.
Sunday, December 15: State Funeral, Qunu.
President Barack Obama, former Presidents Clinton and Bush, Prince Charles, Oprah Winfrey and others Heads of states will attend the funeral service in Qunu. Rituals will accompany the procession of the coffin from the Mandela house to the service, to be officiated by Archbishop Tutu.
Following the service, the coffin will be carried uphill to the burial site, followed by prayers and a flyby of military planes.
Mandela’s coffin will be lowered into the ground.
Monday, December 16: President Zuma thanks the nation.
Guyanese are supposed to celebrate because a jackass like deborah is against giving people even a corporate watered down version of free healthcare. we not sure if this jackass was born in Guyana but we still say come back home and pay for all the free medical care you and your family received and continue to receive from govt clinics and hospitals deborah.
why don’t you mention that when you do your interviews in your adopted homeland?
Kaieteur News: Deborah Misir, a
prominentGuyanese-American attorney, has filed legal briefs and participated in the most important litigation before the US Supreme Court in 50 years – the Obamacare case.
In 2010, the US Congress passed and US President Barack Obama signed the US Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare that would require all Americans to purchase private health insurance from private insurance companies, or pay a large fine to the government.
The US federal government does not have the authority, under the Commerce Clause of the US Constitution, to force Americans to purchase health insurance from private insurance companies. The US Supreme Court should strike down the individual mandate as unconstitutional, stated Misir.
Misir is the daughter of New Amsterdam, attorney Jorawar Misir.
deborah is also an experienced terrorist hunter and has a solid background terrorising IMMIGRANTS
Deborah Misir is a founding partner of Lally & Misir, LLP. Recognized as a leading federal litigator and expert on administrative law in the New York metropolitan area, her experience includes briefing before the U.S. Supreme Court, making over seventy appearances before nearly all of the United States Courts of Appeal, making seventeen federal appellate oral arguments, and participating in numerous other proceedings. She has won several cases with published decisions in the federal appellate courts.
Before entering private practice, Ms. Misir served in the Administration of President George W. Bush as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor, ethics attorney at the White House Counsel’s Office, and Chief of Staff of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. She has also taught appellate advocacy at the George Washington University Law School. Ms. Misir started her career at the U.S. Department of Justice, serving in the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and the Civil Division. At the Justice Department she was specially assigned as counsel to the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force, the counter-terrorism and intelligence task force created in the immediate wake of 9/11 to prevent future attacks, and as counsel to the U.S. delegation to the United Nation’s International Maritime Organization (IMO).
At Lally & Misir, LLP, Ms. Misir specializes in handling complex civil and appellate litigation. In addition, she represents clients during administrative investigations and proceedings, and provides advice on regulatory compliance, and public policy issues. Her clients include local government entities, large and small companies, not for profit corporations, trade associations, and individuals in proceedings before the federal government including labor and employment, whistleblower and immigration matters.
Misir is President of the Indian American Bar Association of Long Island and Queens; and National Chairwoman of the Caribbean American Republicans. She serves on the National Alumni Board of the University of Chicago’s Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS), the Board of Advisers of the Irish American Bar Association of New York, and previously served on the National Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Nassau County Bar Association.
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many moons have come and gone since barack obama nominated brent hardt as the ambassador to Guyana. he was replaced in barbados by charge de affaires christopher sandrolini in june 2011 but brent has not been seen in Guyana
state department and uncle am generally play a passive aggressive game of with holding their ambassadors as a sign of displeasure. this is what’s going on in Guyana now
karen williams a fraud to the end replaced big melvin ones who packed up and left suddenly after receiving death threats
embassy source tells propaganda press that brent and family will touch down in Guyana and present credentials as soon as elections results are sorted out to sort out guyana on behalf of empire.
we gave you a brief peek into the mind of hardt when we published the wikileaks barbados cable ‘Cuba’s big Black Lie‘
as it is now thomas pierce is running things. as it is now deputy chief of mission (DCM) thomas c pierce is running things on younge street as acting charge de affaires
US Embassy Guyana Principal Officials
Ambassador – Vacant
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Thomas C. Pierce
Management Officer: David Smale
Political/Econ Chief: Michael Fraser
Public Affairs Officer: Tabatha Fairclough
Chief, Consular Affairs: Malia Heroux
Regional Security Officer: Curt Deitering
HHS/CDC Country Director: Barbara Allen
Military Liaison Office Commander: Lt. Col. Tod Furtado
Peace Corps Country Director: Brannon Brewer
USAID Country Director: Carol Horning
- usaidS preparing to overthrow Guyana criminal cocaine govt again? (propagandapress.wordpress.com)
- wikileaks Guyana – bharrat jagdeo lied to barack obama & the press (propagandapress.wordpress.com)
- wikileaks Guyana – request for DEA office – “Guyana is well on its way to narco-statehood” (propagandapress.wordpress.com)
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SUBJECT: GUYANA SUMMIT REACTION: PRAISE FOR’ENLIGHTENED’ APPROACH,
NEED FOR UNDERSTANDING CARICOM CONCERNS
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Â¶1. (U) Summary: Initial local media reports reflected President
Jagdeo’s generally positive comments following CARICOM’s meeting
with President Obama at the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad April
17-19. The press played up Jagdeo’s praise of POTUS’s leadership
style and apparent willingness to engage on issues important to the
Caribbean. Other reports cited Jagdeo’s comments on the perceived
unfairness of the INCSR and TIP reports and a renewed request for a
permanent DEA office in Guyana that he claims to have raised with
President Obama. Media also reported that CARICOM leaders would meet
with POTUS again later in the year for follow-up talks. End
Â¶2. (U) Most local media picked up on Jagdeo’s comments lauding
President Obama’s approach to cooperation, his attentiveness, and
his response to each individual point raised in the meeting. Jagdeo
noted it was unusual for the U.S. President and his ‘high-level
team’ to sit through almost the entire plenary session and
participate in a meeting with CARICOM heads of government, noting
that in the past ‘you usually end up with some low-level official in
the chair representing the U.S.’ Jagdeo credited POTUS for his
willingness to engage on issues and declared this a sign of
improving relations between the U.S. and the hemisphere.
Â¶3. (U) Local press credited Jagdeo with leading CARICOM’s regional
heads in their meeting with President Obama and reported that a
follow-up meeting with Caribbean leaders would be forthcoming. In
his comments after the meeting, Jagdeo said he raised the region’s
vulnerability to natural disasters and pressured POTUS to help make
international financial institutions more responsive to the needs of
the region by changing lending practices and the cost of borrowing.
Jagdeo also praised the U.S. decision to lift some travel
restrictions to Cuba while echoing the call from other countries for
an end to the embargo.
Â¶4. (U) Jagdeo said he brought up his concern that USG reports on
Guyana, namely the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report and the
International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), were
‘inaccurate,’ generate conflict, and come across as ‘lectures’ when
they should instead reflect cooperation between the two countries.
Jagdeo reported that President Obama immediately turned to Secretary
Clinton and said, ‘We need to look at this, this doesn’t cost money;
we can do some of these things quickly.’ Jagdeo also said he
reiterated what he claimed was a long-standing request for the DEA
to open an office in Guyana.
Â¶5. (SBU) Comment: President Jagdeo has complained (see reftel), with
increasing regularity and varying degrees of credibility, about
reports critical of Guyana from a number of partner countries and
international agencies. The raising of the INCSR and the TIP report
with POTUS merely continued a pattern of keeping the issue at the
forefront of the U.S.-Guyana relationship. On the whole, Jagdeo was
clearly eager to paint the Summit in the most positive light, and
his comments suggested a belief that relations between the Caribbean
and the U.S. are on their most solid footing in years. End Comment.
- wikileaks Guyana – jagdeo, luncheon & gopaul playing games with federal air marshals program (propagandapress.wordpress.com)
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SUBJECT: GUYANESE PRESIDENT JAGDEO SEEKS CONFIRMATION FOR CARICOM
HEADS MEETING WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA
Dear President Obama,
I have the honour to write to you on behalf of my fellow Heads of
State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in my
capacity as the Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of
I would like first of all to express our appreciation for the
productive exchange of views we had with you in the margins of the
Fifth Summit of the Americans in Trinidad and Tobago in April of
this year. Having followed keenly the path of your assumption to
the high office of President of the United States of America, it was
certainly a pleasure to be able to meet you. It is evident that we
share similar perspectives about the challenges facing our countries
in the hemisphere and in the wider world and in this context, my
Colleague Heads of Government and I have every confidence that with
you at the helm of the Administration of the United States, this
would augur well for the strengthening of CARICOM/US relations.
Work is progressing at various levels in following up on the
CARICOM-United States agenda which was sketched during the April
meeting. The Community’s Foreign Ministers met with Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton in the margins of the General Assembly of the
Organization of American States (OAS) early last month in Honduras.
They were able to discuss issues related to the OAS as well as items
on the US-CARICOM agenda. The Community’s Ambassadors in Washington
Â¶D. C. have been meeting with their State Department counterparts on
a regular basis and interfacing with Members of Congress on the
several issues of joint concern and interest. Of particular
importance has been the follow up on the issue of regional security
cooperation between the United States and the Caribbean which you
signaled as a priority in your opening statement at the Summit.
This is certainly a shared concern. Our security officials met in
Suriname in May and a Joint Working Group is due to meet in early
August in order to craft a joint strategy and Plan of Action.
In Port of Spain, we had suggested that a meeting take place before
the end of the year however you had indicated that it would be
difficult for you to travel to the Region but proposed instead that
the meeting could take place in Washington, D.C. We attach great
importance to the continuation of our dialogue and as you had
proposed in Port of Spain, I would wish to suggest that the meeting
take place in Washington, D.C., during the last quarter of this
year. Our officials can be tasked with finalizing the logistical
and substantive details.
Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.
President of the Republic of Guyana and
Chairman of the Conference of Heads of
Government of the Caribbean Community
The President believed the distraction over his birth certificate wasn’t good for the country. It may have been good politics and good TV, but it was bad for the American people and distracting from the many challenges we face as a country. Therefore, the President directed his counsel to review the legal authority for seeking access to the long form certificate and to request on that basis that the Hawaii State Department of Health make an exception to release a copy of his long form birth certificate. They granted that exception in part because of the tremendous volume of requests they had been getting. President Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate can be seen here (PDF):