Daily Archives: August 12, 2015

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 11 August 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 11 August 2015

  • Crime is a pressing and depressing problem
  • Union Leader wants to see more for the poor
  • Old Age Pensions up . Jagdeo back for the Budget Debates.
  • Amaila Falls through
  • Volunteer Medical Service in Sophia.
  • Mother of murder victim holds out hope
  • Sports

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Update from Moray House Trust: July 2015 – includes videos

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Moray House Trust

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Update from Moray House Trust: July 2015

On a rainy evening in mid-July, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, a specialist on Caribbean and hemispheric security, drugs and crime, spoke about ‘Regime Change and Expectations Management: Crime and other quotidian security challenges facing Guyana.

Professor Griffith invoked Dickens, Voltaire and Martin Carter in the course of his arguments. He reminded us that we have the dubious distinction in Guyana of one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the world. Our homicide rate is also very high. These, and many other strands, weave together to form the ‘landscape of anxiety’ that prevails, the backdrop to our daily lives.  Continue reading

Amazing Spaces Conversion: Double Decker Bus to Recreational Vehicle (RV)

Amazing Spaces Conversion: Double Decker Bus to RV

From the British TV show on the BBC called Amazing Spaces – Published on Jul 23, 2014.  Some comments below:    

I am amazed. All my life I was thinking that I had to buy a piece of land, and build a house. I´m no spring chicken, and the dream was appears to be farther and farther out of grasp, and that has made me depressed. Then I saw this video- now I am excited! I can definitely afford a project like this, and the idea of having my house on wheels makes me happy. Now I´m in Portugal, shopping for busses.

Your health depends on where you live – Bill Davenhall – TED Talk

 

Your health depends on where you live – Bill Davenhall

Where you live: It impacts your health as much as diet and genes do, but it’s not part of your medical records. At TEDMED, Bill Davenhall shows how overlooked government geo-data (from local heart-attack rates to toxic dumpsite info) can mesh with mobile GPS apps to keep doctors in the loop. Call it “geo-medicine.”   Continue reading

More Details on Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s $221B Budget for 2015

Finance Minister unveils $221B Budget

AUGUST 11, 2015 – KAIETEUR NEWS – By Kiana Wilburg

·     Salaries move from $39, 540 to $50, 000
·    Old age pension increased from $13, 125 to $17, 000
·    Gold miners exempted from paying custom duties on fuel, 10 other items
·    Berbice Bridge toll for passenger cars, buses reduced from $2, 200 to 1900
·    Uniform Voucher increased from $1,500 to $2,000
·    Sausages and 21 other items to attract zero VAT

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