Daily Archives: September 30, 2015

GUYANA – Latest News – 30 September 2015

GUYANA – Latest News – 30 September 2015 – Kaieteur News

More companies eye Guyana’s oil sector

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 | – Locals warned about Dutch disease  —-By Abena Rockcliffe —- While Guyana is attracting much attention from regional oil companies, and “excitement” is being generated, local manufactures have been warned to be on the lookout for a break out of the Dutch disease. The Dutch disease is the negative impact on an economy of anything that […]

 Canada to provide machines for electronic counting of votes at LGE

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 | Canada has expressed its willingness to support the Government of Guyana with theholding of Local Government Elections (LGEs) as well as the setting up of the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF). Also, the country is willing to assist with the training and development of local Public Servants. This commitment was made by Canadian High Commissioner […]   Continue reading

NEW GPC and others must deliver over $600M owed for drugs or else

NEW GPC and others must deliver over $600M owed for drugs or else

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 | BY | By Kiana Wilburg

“They will be asked to pay up and we will be looking at the legal means of doing so,” says Public Health Minister

Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton

Dr. George Norton

As Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton, continues to pursue the reform of his sector; he emphasized recently that a main concern remains with those companies that are still to deliver millions  of dollars’ worth of drugs to the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Dr. Norton said that several companies have been in default for many years. He said that this is not only “negligence and deceit, but a clear sign of blatant disrespect for the procurement laws of the country.” Continue reading

Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Global Women's Climate Justice Day of Action - 29 September 2015

Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network, International

Women at the Forefront of Climate Change Action

“As innovators, organizers, leaders, educators and caregivers, women are uniquely positioned to help curb the harmful consequences of a changing climate. Incorporating a gender perspective into climate change policies, projects and funds is crucial in ensuring that women contribute to and benefit from equitable climate solutions.”
~ Report by the United Nations Population Fund and Women’s Environmental & Development Organization

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The Story Within The Story…Google maps and development in Guyana – by Leonard Gildarie

The Story Within The Story…Google maps and development in Guyana

In Queens…under one of the massive train bridges in New York

Leonard Gildarie

September 27, 2015 | By |By Leonard Gildarie

I hate flying. The hassle of Customs and airport security coupled with delays and the poor quality of food on planes has been a major deterring factor.
But in the last few years, the demands of the media business have forced me to learn to cope.
I should have done it more.

Seeing what other countries do has really opened my eyes. But it makes me impatient about the sloth of things happening in Guyana. There will be critics and historians who will attempt to defend the Guyana situation, arguing about the effects of slavery and colonialism. They will say that Guyana is a young country…so be patient.  Continue reading

Guyana: Celebrating Indigenous Heritage Month – September

Guyana: Celebrating Indigenous Heritage Month – September

During the month of September, Amerindians across the country celebrate Indigenous Heritage Month.

This annual event is one where Guyana’s first people are celebrated and recognized for their contributions to our rich cultural heritage. Many events are undertaken at villages across the country and this is preceded by a launch event in the city.

Today we feature photographs of the 2015 launch which took place on Tuesday, September 1st at the Amerindian Heritage Village, Sophia Exhibition complex. All Photos By Alva Solomon.

Source: http://realfmgy.com/2015/09/02/amerindian-heritage-month-2015-launched/

His Excellency President David Granger making an address to the audience at the launching of the month-long celebrations.
His Excellency President David Granger making an address to the audience at the launching of the month-long celebrations.
The Wai Wai tribe was preparing to head to the stage when we caught up with them. The group was interacting in their own dialect as persons stared at their unique mode of dress.
The Wai Wai tribe was preparing to head to the stage when we caught up with them. The group was interacting in their own dialect as persons stared at their unique mode of dress.
This sweet little Wai Wai Princess was eager to have her picture taken so we fulfilled her promise with a wonderful shot of her in her Indigenous apparel.
This sweet little Wai Wai Princess was eager to have her picture taken so we fulfilled her promise with a wonderful shot of her in her Indigenous apparel.
Father and Son. This lad hails from the Region Nine community of Masekenari , a remote village in the South Rupununi. His father was by his side as he prepared to perform at the launching of the celebrations.
Father and Son. This lad hails from the Region Nine community of Masekenari, a remote village in the South Rupununi. His father was by his side as he prepared to perform at the launching of the celebrations.
Heritage 6
Hand crafted baskets and trays
Carved canoes!- These miniature canoes are attractive and can be utilised as a heartwarming gift to someone special.
Carved canoes!- These miniature canoes are attractive and can be utilised as a heartwarming gift to someone special.
Many beautiful hand -crafted ornaments are on sale at the Heritage Village .
Many beautiful hand -crafted ornaments are on sale at the Heritage Village .
Orealla village resident Andy Peneaux and group perform a song. The artiste is more popular in neighbouring Suriname , where he performs at cultural events
Orealla village resident Andy Peneaux and group perform a song. The artiste is more popular in neighbouring Suriname , where he performs at cultural events.
The Surama Cultural Group performing a dance and song.
The Surama Cultural Group performing a dance and song.

Wildmeat
Wild meat and chicken were on sale at the launching . The meats were sold at a reasonable price to the curious customer.

The Tuma Pot. Here , the Haimarra fish is being sold from the pot. The meal is one of the more nationally known dish of the Amerindians.
The Tuma Pot. Here, the Haimarra fish is being sold from the pot. The meal is one of the more nationally known dish of the Amerindians.

President David Granger’s UN Address – 29 September 2015 – video

video – http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/general-assembly/watch/guyana-general-debate-70th-session/4517773205001

President David Granger’s UN Address –  29 September 2015

President David Granger delivered Guyana’s Address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York today, September 29, 2015

The entire address focused on the border issue with Venezuela and the latter’s baseless and avaricious claim to 5/8 of Guyana…Essequibo. It was a focused, definitive, declaratory and a brilliant submission. To read the transcript of his speech … click on the link below.  A UN Report on the Speech also follows: Continue reading