Daily Archives: May 28, 2015

Capacity crowd defies rains for Presidential Inauguration

Capacity crowd defies rains for Presidential Inauguration

MAY 27, 2015 | BY |  By Desilon Daniels

When Guyanese woke up on Independence Day, many were disheartened to see the overcast, gloomy sky that met them; the day was meant to be one for celebration and, more importantly, one for the inauguration of Guyana’s new leader, President David Granger.

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Inauguration-2015 – Click to Enlarge

Photo: Scenes from the Stadium on May 26, 2015.

However, Guyanese are not known to be easily deterred; nothing, they said, especially a bit of rain would keep them from witnessing such a historic occasion. For many, being able to participate in such an event could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

So, with umbrellas in hand – and in some cases rain boots on feet – they packed into their vehicles and headed to the National Stadium to witness the inauguration ceremony.  Continue reading

Jagdeo in the dock: Power goes one day – By Freddie Kissoon + videos

Jagdeo in the dock: Power goes one day

Jagdeo at News Conference

Fmr. President Bharrat Jagdeo

May 27, 2015 | By |  Columnists, Freddie Kissoon

The first thing that came to my mind when I read that Bharrat Jagdeo, which this column will emphasize was the former strongman, was summoned to appear in court or face arrest were the words of President Jagdeo to striking air traffic controllers.

The strike began while President Jagdeo was out of the country and on returning to Guyana from New York agreed to a request by the strikers to meet with them. He told them that he heard that on deplaning, they had planned to picket him and if that was done he would have fired all of them.

This was the strongman at the pinnacle of power. Now power is gone.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 27 May 2015

Capitol TV logoGuyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 27 May 2015

  • National Awards return; three Amerindian women honoured
  • Government to bail out GuySuCo
  • Call for investigation into rice industry
  • Independence Day celebrated in sober, reflective mood
  • Thousands “inaugurate” new government
  • Bouterse on course to win in Suriname’s elections
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:-

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Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week

Three Worlds One Vision

Ripasso Energy Solar Electricity System

Ripasso 100-square-meter mirror dishes
Testing in Kalahari Desert – South Africa
Photo Credit: Ripasso Energy

World’s Most Efficient Solar Electricity System?

In South Africa’s Kalahari desert, Swedish company Ripasso Energy is testing its new small-scale concentrated solar energy system which directly converts 32% of the sun’s energy hitting the mirrors to grid-available electric power, compared to roughly half that for standard solar panels.
~ Could this be the world’s most efficient solar electricity system? by Jeffrey Barbee, The Guardian, 13 May 2015.

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