Daily Archives: October 15, 2014

The Roil in Oil – commentary

The Roil in Oil – commentary

Oil rigs

Oil rigs


Most Guyanese have been transfixed by the protests in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that have already toppled two dictators and are threatening several others. But the sudden jump in our gas prices should have alerted us to another dimension in the crisis that has affected every other country in the world: the future of oil.

Whatever the outcome of the protests, uprisings and rebellions now sweeping the region, one thing is guaranteed: the world of oil will be permanently transformed. And oil, we should know by now, is what makes the world go around.
While coal literally fuelled the 19th century industrial revolution – powering factories, railroads and steamships – it was cheap oil that made the modern, globalised world possible from the turn of the 20th century. Continue reading

Challenge to Britain’s ruling conservatives

Challenge to Britain’s ruling conservatives

P.M. David Cameron

P.M. David Cameron

If British Prime Minister David Cameron felt that with the No vote in Scotland he would have a respite from political pressures, the loss of one of his Conservative Party’s seats in a by-election last week will quickly have brought him back to reality. For the result of the poll marks the victory of a fringe offshoot of the Conservatives, the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) which has opposed Britain’s continuing membership of the European Union.

To make it worse, the UKIP’s victory was the result of the resignation of a Conservative Member of Parliament from both his seat and the Party who, by joining UKIP made it clear that the centrepoint of his challenge was Britain’s EU membership.   Continue reading

T&T has 25,884 Guyanese illegals, top”Illegals list”

T&T has 25,884 Guyanese illegals, top “Illegals list”

trinidad_and_tobago_map (Trinidad Express) Oil- and gas-rich Trinidad and Tobago remains a land of opportunity and currently serves as a haven for 110,012 illegal immigrants.

“You are talking about over ten per cent of your adult population,” National Security Minister Gary Griffith said following the National Security Ministry’s release of the “alarming statistics” on October 14, 2014.

Asked if there had been an increase in the number of illegal immigrants in recent years, Griffith said the problem did not start overnight.

“It is just that I am opening this Pandora’s box. And I intend to put an end to it. It is totally unacceptable,” he said.  Continue reading

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