Daily Archives: August 6, 2015

GUYANA – Latest News – 05 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA – Latest News – 05 August 2015- Demerara Waves

  • No $60B being withdrawn from commercial banks, funds are from semi-autonomous agencies accounts – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1KRtOFI
  • No hefty pay hike for ministers, MPs – Government says – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1KRhwzW
  • Trainee teachers, recent CPCE graduates to get Government laptops – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1Hr9vu9
  • Telecoms law for another review – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1W20bI0

Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

President Obama launches the Clean Power Plan - 3 August 2015 - USA

President Obama announces the Clean Power Plan – August 3, 2015
White House – Washington D.C. – USA
Photo Credit: Susan Walsh/Associated Press

USA Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants

On August 3, 2015, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final Clean Power Plan that sets flexible and achievable standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, 9 percent more ambitious than the proposal.
~ Learn more at the EPA Website.

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GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 04 August 2015

Capitol TV logoCapitol TV News Videos – 04 August 2015

  • An arrest warrant shall be issued for Guyanese cash jet pilot.
  • Fraud: First Margaret; now Jenny turns herself into Police
  • Family planning at City Constabulary
  • Dismissals not right
  • Suspect arrested in Montrose Granny’s death
  • Sailors found safe and sound
  • Sports

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Where Are You From? I hear an accent! – By Lear Matthews + 4 videos

Where Are You From? I hear an accent! –  By Lear Matthews

The question, “where are you from? You have an accent” is one that is quite familiar to immigrants.  The stimulus for such a query is usually based on one’s speech pattern, accent or other linguistic attributes that appear to be different or “foreign.”  A good friend told me that his initial inclination is to respond by saying “Earth! Where are you from?” when asked this question.  But he quickly declared that because he was raised to be polite, he exercises self restraint, empathy and diplomacy.

He further stated that his response may be followed by pointing out to the questioner that she/he too has an “accent”.   Continue reading

Pradoville Two scandal…NICIL paid $100M-plus to remove transmission tower

Pradoville Two scandal…NICIL paid $100M-plus to remove transmission tower

AUGUST 2, 2015 | BY | Land sold below market value to Jagdeo, ministers and friends
Details are emerging how state resources to the tune of tens of millions of dollars were abused during the last term of Bharrat Jagdeo to build a special seaside community on the Sparendaam foreshore, East Coast Demerara.

picThe Pradoville Two transaction would have spanned a number of Government entities, including the Central Housing and Planning Authority, the National Communications Network (NCN) and the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL).
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The Birdmen of Queen’s New York – NY Times article

The Birdmen of Queen’s New York – NY Times article

Towa Towa - Guyana

Seed finch – Towa Towa

By Emily Rueb – 31 July 2015 – NYTimes

Ray Harinarain cut the lusty Hellcat engine of his Dodge Challenger and gently lifted his birdcage from the front seat.

Mr. Harinarain, a heating and air-conditioner repairman from Brooklyn, joined a procession of middle-aged men in fedoras and flat caps, cradling wood poles and cages the size of large shoe boxes, streaming into a pocket-size park in Richmond Hill, Queens, on a recent Sunday morning. The cages were blanketed in white coverlets, some trimmed with lace. Inside each one was a delicate songbird: a chestnut-bellied seed finch native to the northern parts of South America and the Caribbean.  Continue reading

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