Daily Archives: July 12, 2015

Moray House Trust Lecture by Professor Ivelaw Griffith – July 15, 2015

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Writing Emotionally Charged Scenes

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Caution Writer at Work

Caution! Writer at Work

On Friday evenings when I draft my Sunday’s blog post, I usually don’t have trouble switching from writing fiction to non-fiction. This weekend was different. I had originally planned to write an article on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s official visit to the United States on June 29-30, 2015, but my head was in another place and time.

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China’s World’s Longest And Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge

China‘s World’s Longest And Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge
A bridge too far? China set to open the most terrifying walkway in the world, stretching a quarter-of-a-mile across a canyon at a dizzying height of 980ft … and it’s made of GLASS
  • The Zhangjiajie skywalk is set to open in July 2015 hovering over a 980ft drop
If you are terrified of heights you would be advised to stay well away from China ‘s latest attraction.
The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon skywalk will hover over a nail-biting 980ft drop and is set to smash records to be the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge.
The dizzying footbridge, which spans between two cliffs in the national park of Zhangjiajie , will be open to brave tourists in July 2015.
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Venezuela halts all rice, paddy shipments from Guyana

Venezuela halts all rice, paddy shipments

July 11, 2015 | By | By Jarryl Bryan

…270 containers of rice stuck on wharf, over US$5M in limbo

Rice shipments bound for Venezuela

Rice shipments bound for Venezuela

As the fallout from the collapse of the Guyana/Venezuela rice deal continues, Venezuela yesterday issued a directive for Guyana to cease all paddy and rice shipments to the neighbouring country with immediate effect.

This comes four months before the PetroCaribe agreement was scheduled to come to an end.
With some 270 containers of rice worth over US$5M left stranded on the wharves, and a further surplus crop expected to come by next month, this latest move by the oil producing giant, leaves Guyana with a more urgent need than ever to find an alternative market to Venezuela, which was responsible for 34 percent of rice exports under the PetroCaribe oil for rice deal.   Continue reading

Guyana Institute of Historical Research (GIHR) News – June 2015

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GIHR NEWS      –      June 2015  

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The Guyana Institute of Historical Research (GIHR) held the 8th Annual Conference, under the theme “The Founding Fathers of Guyana”, Saturday, June 27th, 2015 in the Conference Room of the National Library, Main & Church Streets, downtown Georgetown.

Strong presentations explored traditional notions, new research and perspectives, engendering quality discussions from the panelists and conference participants.  Continue reading

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