Daily Archives: 06/26/2013

Report: Guyana Independence Gala – June 21,2013 – NYC

Guyana Independence Anniversary gala – June 21, 2013

By Tangerine Clarke  – http://caribbeanlifenews.com

“In Unity There Is Strength” – the motto of the Guyana Tri-State Alliance, truly spoke to the togetherness and camaraderie that was evident at Brooklyn Borough Hall last weekend, when a capacity crowd commemorated Guyana’s 47th Independence Anniversary with an Awards Presentation and Cultural Showcase.

Guyana’s Golden Arrowhead independence awards, New York City Council Proclamations, and Brooklyn Borough Hall Citations were presented to Beverley Drake, Henry E. Muttoo, Muriel Glasgow, Rozanna Beaumount, Romesh D. Kalicharran, Holly Persaud, Allison Skette, and Glen Khan. Special honors were bestowed on Pandit Ramlall, Kenton Kirby and Jared McCallister proclamations. Olympians Aliann Pompey, Jeremy Bascom, and Winston George also received special medals.   [Read more]

Here is the poster for the Event as it appeared in Guyanese Online:

Guyana Tri-State Alliance – Independence Celebrations – June 21, 2013 Brooklyn. NY

Capitol News – TV video Reports – June 25, 2013

Capitol News– TV video Reports – June 25, 2013

  • Region four administration moves to Parliament to seek independence from Central Government – 25th Jun 2013
  • Raymond Gaskin dismisses reforms to various financial laws presented by the Government – 25th Jun 2013
  • Former ruling PPP/C Senior Executive Ramkarran issues his strongest accusation yet – 25th Jun 2013
  • Speed Boat operators look for bigger passenger loads to increase profitability – 25th Jun 2013
  • Road project could affect East Coast Demerara vendors – 25th Jun 2013
  • Guyana Football Federation organises Beach Volleyball workshop – 25th Jun 2013

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Aruba to run solely on sustainable energy by 2020

Aruba to run solely on sustainable energy by 2020
Published on June 26, 2013  
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The wind farm at Vader Piet, Aruba

ORANJESTAD, Aruba — The 70 square-mile island of Aruba is on track to becoming the world’s first sustainable energy economy and achieving the goal of running on 100 percent sustainable energy by 2020. In recent years, sustainability efforts within the travel industry have progressed from a niche consideration to an industry-wide priority; 96% of Conde Nast Traveler readers believe hotels and resorts should be responsible for protecting the environment in which they operate.

Following efforts to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and CO2 emissions, Aruba built the Vader Piet Wind Farm in winter of 2009. Located on the island’s northern coast are 10, 180-meter high wind turbines that currently produce 20 percent of Aruba’s electricity. Plans are in progress for a second wind farm, which will double the energy capacity and continue to decrease Aruba’s carbon footprint. Continue reading

Cricket: Bobby Ramroop takes control of CPL

Bobby Ramroop takes control of CPL

JUNE 26, 2013 | BY  |    …sponsors Overall Tournament

Georgetown, Guyana – Just days after signing on as the first Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise owner, Dr. Ranjisingh ’Bobby’ Ramroop’s New GPC Inc, specifically its Limacol brand, has assumed the title sponsorship of the CPL.

Dr. Ranjisingh ’Bobby’ Ramroop

This means that Ramroop’s CPL is the over-all sponsor of the competition. Ramroop, who has long been known as former President Bharrat Jagdeo’s best friend, will now pay all the match fees, all the Man of the Match awards and more than anything he will control the broadcast rights throughout the region and further afield.

CPL will now be known as the Limacol CPL, said the announcers of the expanded role Ramroop is playing in the competition.   Continue reading

Amanda Palmer: The art of asking – TED video

Amanda Palmer: The art of asking

Published on Mar 1, 2013

Don’t make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer. Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.