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Guyana: GECOM cannot declare winner without first tackling irregularities – Dr. Jeffrey

POLITICAL analyst and former Education Minister, Dr. Henry Jeffrey has stated that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) cannot logically present a legitimate winner without first taking into consideration illegalities arising from the recount process and, if credible evidence is produced that the process had been undermined at any stage, this cannot be dismissed. 154 more words

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Fortune Cookie Blog (Body Count)

RE the sorry state of the heads of many of our heads of state, 34 more words
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Fortune Cookie Blog (Power)

Ever notice how an aspiring leader, can Rise to Power with ease, 34 more words
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The economic argument against the arts is over. The government lost.

The Australian Government’s monumental JobKeeper forecasting error has exposed more than just the absurdity of excluding the arts and cultural industry. It’s the final nail in the coffin for arguments telling the industry that their economics aren’t sound. 804 more words

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Trinidad: Opposition Senator-Many 'horror stories' in real estate

TEMPORARY Opposition Senator Damian Lyder said there are many “horror stories” associated with the local real estate industry.

He was contributing to debate on The Real Estate Agents Bill in the Senate Wednesday. 209 more words

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新加坡迈向近150万客工的旅程

 余振忠

注意:这文章表达的是作者个人的观点

新冠病毒病例的暴增使客工备受关注。本文的目是要探讨我国是如何造成这样的一个局面:大量的低薪工人生活在与新加坡人完全不同的世界中,尽管他们实实在在地生存在我们群体当中。客工大规模涌入背后的经济考量到底是什么?

官委议员特斯拉副教授(NMP Associate Professor Walter Theseira)最近在新加坡大学政策研究所的论坛上指出,新加坡对此客工的依赖,从1970年代占新加坡总劳动力的约7%增加至今天的约38%。目前,这些客工中有72.4%持有工作准证(WP),而14%持有特别准证(SP)。从数字上看,客工人数从五十多年前的6万人增长到如今惊人的147万。其中大部分约123万人持有WP和SP(资料来源:新加坡人力部和美国移民政策研究所)。

持有 WP 和 SP 的工人是我国劳动力 中工资较低的一群。目前他们的人数如此之多,以至于他们几乎出现在我们社会的每个空间。2008年,已故的李光耀先生表示,他认为他自己政党的 “拥有650万人口计划”不可行。 该计划主要是通过移民来推动经济增长。已故李先生说:“以我们拥有的土地来说,应该有一个最理想的人口数量,以保持生活空间的平衡与舒适感。” 除了分享我们的社会空间,大量低薪客人的存在也压低了新加坡技术水平较低的工人的工资。这进一步造成了受益于我国经济增长的一群人与另一群实际工资停滞或甚至在过去20年相比下减少的人之间很大的分歧。 56 more words

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