Daily Archives: March 7, 2014

Embassies, civil society reiterate calls for early Local Govt. Elections

Embassies, civil society reiterate calls for early Local Govt. Elections
MARCH 6, 2014 | BY KNEWS |

The pressure is piling up for Guyana to hold local government elections early with a joint statement from civil society and three embassies yesterday  [March 5, 2014], signaling a growing unhappiness over the current situation.
Everything seems to be in place for votes to be cast as early as August 1st, the strong statement said.It has not been the first time that such has been issued, with the last a year ago.

This time, the British High Commission, Embassy of the United States of America and the High Commission of Canada made it clear that with new laws in place and the elections machinery ready, August 1st seems a very possible time.  Continue reading

USDA to Spend $3 Million to Save Honeybees

USDA to Spend $3 Million to Save Honeybees

By Christina Sarich

Article imageFinally the USDA will do something right for a change. Just this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture pronounced it would spend $3 million to help the nations honeybees in the Upper Midwest as an act to reverse the damage to bees and colony collapse disorder – linked largely to he abundant use of neonicotinoids and glyphosate.

Honeybees pollinate an estimated $15 billion in crops every year. Many beekeepers bring their hives to the MidWest during the summer so that they can gather nectar and pollen for food, and then truck them to California to pollinate diverse crops from kiwi to rambutan, apples, alfala and pomegranates.   Continue reading

Take a look inside the world’s largest mall – CNN

Take a look inside the world’s largest mall

March 6, 2014 – CNN Review ….  It’s a city within a city

(CNN) — It may seem stunning that one of the most visited tourist attractions on the planet is a mall. Attracting 75 million visitors a year, The Dubai Mall gets more foot traffic than the Eiffel Tower, Niagara Falls and Disney World combined.

Of course, The Dubai Mall is no ordinary shopping center. Billed as the world’s largest (in terms of total floor space) by the Guinness World Records when it first opened in 2008, the mall is larger than 50 football pitches.     Continue reading

American artist finds Oasis in Guyana’s heartland – By Tangerine Clarke

American artist finds Oasis in Guyana’s heartland

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News

fashion_tracy-douglasAmerican artist and fashion designer, Tracy Douglas, center, join models Verna and Claire in wearing creations from her tie-dye collection.

Photo by Tangerine Clarke

American artist Tracy Douglas says anytime an overseas-based Guyanese ask, ‘why are you living in Guyana’ her reply is always, because you left.”

“Guyana is not a place where you come to look for something that is already here, Guyana is a country where you come to create. If you don’t see it, create it,” added the outspoken artisan. Continue reading

Sail on R.H. Carr – By Dmitri Allicock

RH Carr

Sail on R.H. Carr

By Dmitri Allicock

  Demerara voyagers travelling Inland River trail

From coastal Georgetown to tranquility we sail

Rough muddy waters and wide river mouth

Narrowing valley with smoother waters of the south

Laughter and waving children from second class

Read more:  Sail on R.H. Carr -By Dmitri Allicock  ( Leave comments on the Dmitri Allicock Blog)

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