Daily Archives: 11/04/2013

Guyana: Airport runway extension has begun – CJIAC

Airport runway extension has begun – CJIAC

NOVEMBER 4, 2013 · BY STABROEK NEWS

Works Minister Robeson Benn (second from right) touring the site. (CJIAC photo)

Works Minister Robeson Benn (second from right) touring the site. (CJIAC photo)

The extension of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri runway has “begun in earnest” with the contracting firm – China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) – tackling a trial section in the Timehri North area, according to a press release this evening from the CJIA Corporation.

It said that the project commenced two weeks ago. The commencement has come despite claims by the Ministry of Works that this project was going to be hampered by cuts that were made by the opposition to its 2013 budget. Continue reading

GPS tracking in Smartphone pictures pose privacy risks – video

Smartphone pictures pose privacy risks

Pictures you’ve e-mailed or uploaded from your smartphone could leak information that can threaten your safety or that of your children. You could disable the GPS tracking System in smartphones to prevent this.

Guyana needs Constitutional reform and new elections – Ralph Ramkarran

Only fresh elections will break current political impasse – former Speaker

NOVEMBER 4, 2013 | BY  |

The only way to break the current political stalemate in Guyana is through Constitutional reform and new elections.

Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran

This is the view held by Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran, who in his most recent writings for his blog conversationtree.gy, said that instead of seeking the kind of unity that would have ensured political stability and development after the 2011 elections, the PPP/C opted for a minority government.

Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran (right)

According to Ramkarran, there is nothing wrong in principal with such a decision, once the Opposition permits such a situation on the basis of some form of agreement about major policy directions.    Continue reading

Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20

Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20

Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade. In this provocative talk, Jay says that just because marriage, work and kids are happening later in life, doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. She gives 3 pieces of advice for how twentysomethings can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.

In her book “The Defining Decade,” Meg Jay suggests that many twentysomethings feel trivialized during what is actually the most transformative — and defining — period of our adult lives. Full bio »