Daily Archives: 02/24/2014

Mash Day Float Parade entertains thousands – photos

Part of the Region-10 Procession

Part of the Region-10 Procession

Mash Day Float Parade entertains thousands

FEBRUARY 24, 2014 | BY  |

Local entertainment was at its best yesterday, as Guyanese flocked the streets of Georgetown to get a glimpse of the annual Mashramani Float Parade.

As early as 09:30hrs spectators began taking up their positions along the Mash route, with groups of families and friends clumped under tents, and trees along the Merriman’s Mall, from time to time, urging revelers, “Ya’ll dance, we want see y’all dance!”
Incorporating the theme of this year’s Mashramani celebration, ‘Cultural Folklore Celebrating 44,’ the brightly coloured floats sparkled in the sunlight, lighting up the faces of children and adults alike.   Continue reading

Ports, the Panama Canal and the Future

Ports, Panama and the Future

Panama Canal

In 2015, ships will be transiting an enlarged Panama Canal.

By David Jessop

News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. Feb. 24, 2014:

In the last few years, almost every significant Caribbean country has announced that they are upgrading their port facilities and preparing to compete to attract the larger Post-Panamax vessels that from some time in 2015 will be transiting an enlarged Panama Canal.

Such is the opportunity, given the Caribbean’s strategic location at the cross roads of north-south and east-west trade, and its numerous existing or new locations for deepwater ports, that Jamaica, Martinique, Cuba, Trinidad, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic have all made clear that with the support of one or another foreign investor, port development will become critical to future growth. However, what is still far from certain is whether there is enough opportunity for all of the existing or proposed super ports, hubs, and manufacturing and trans-shipment zones to succeed.   Continue reading

Former President Jagdeo ill, flown overseas

Former President Jagdeo ill, flown overseas

Fmr. President Jagdeo

Fmr. President Jagdeo

Demerara Waves- February 23, 2014

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo and his long-time friend, Dr. Ranjisinghi Ramroop left for Florida Friday night aboard a chartered flight.

The Lear Jet, bearing registration number N425SA, winged out with the two gentlemen aboard about 10:30 PM.

There has been speculation in some quarters that Jagdeo was severely ill and needed to travel. One usually reliable source told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) that Jagdeo and his doctors were not taking any chances because he might have contracted a bad bout of dengue hemorrhagic fever during a recent visit to India.  Continue reading

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