Daily Archives: December 21, 2012

Food, Fuel, and the Global Land Grab

Food, Fuel, and the Global Land Grab

By Lester R. Brown

Growing demand for food and fuel has put pressure on the world’s agricultural lands to produce more. Now, a trend in “land grabbing” has emerged, as wealthy countries lease or buy farms and agribusiness in poorer countries to ensure their own future supplies. The result may be further economic disparities and even food wars.

World grain and soybean prices more than doubled between 2007 and mid-2008. As food prices climbed everywhere, some exporting countries began to restrict grain shipments in an effort to limit food price inflation at home. Importing countries panicked. Some tried to negotiate long-term grain supply agreements with exporting countries, but in a seller’s market, few were successful. Seemingly overnight, importing countries realized that one of their few options was to find land in other countries on which to produce food for themselves. …… And the land rush was on.    Read more.

A NOSTALGIC GUYANESE CHRISTMAS – Dmitri Allicock

A NOSTALGIC GUYANESE CHRISTMAS

 By Dmitri Allicock for Guyaneseonline

There is no Christmas like a Guyana Christmas they say. I would also add that the Christmas of my childhood in Guyana cannot be replicated anywhere else. Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.

This is the ultimate celebration of all the holidays in Guyana. Christmas waves a magic wand over Guyana, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. The birth of the baby Jesus and savior of all mankind tradition goes back to the early Dutch in Guyana. Christmas in Guyana is about Christianity and family. The entire Country prepares weeks in advance. Continue reading

Guyanese Online Newsletter – Nov-Dec 2012

Guyanese Online Newsletter – Nov-Dec 2012

SEASONS GREETINGS –   A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE

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Here is the latest Guyanese Online Newsletter – Nov-Dec 2012

You can download it here: Guyanese Online Newsletter – Nov-Dec 2012

It has 27 pages and covers a wide range of subjects related to Guyana and the Caribbean and Suriname. Enjoy!

History Channel puts spotlight on Guyana gold – “Bamazon”

History Channel puts spotlight on Guyana gold – “Bamazon”

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 21, 2012: Guyana’s gold has been put in the spotlight on the new History Channel series, ‘Bamazon,’ which wraps up at 10 p.m. on Dec. 27th.

The show, shot in the Amazon jungle of Guyana, follows eight out-of-work Alabama construction workers led by Alabama real estate mogul Tim Evans, who are risking everything they’ve got on a long-shot chance to find gold in the mineral rich South American nation.            Continue reading

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