Daily Archives: 11/19/2015

GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – November 19, 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 19 November 2015  –  Kaieteur News  

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Amaila Falls Hydro-power station back on govt’s agenda

Amaila Falls Hydro-power station back on govt’s agenda

Amaila Falls19 November 2015 01:11 – by  Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

Picture: The location of the proposed Amaila Falls Hydro-power station.

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan Wednesday night announced that construction of a hydropower station at Amaila Falls is back on government’s agenda because Norway wants to ascertain whether the project is feasible.

Addressing the annual awards dinner of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA), Jordan said a new study of the almost US$1 billion proposed project could start very soon.   Continue reading

Wikileaks cable… Teixeira accused Gajraj of visa racketeering

Wikileaks cable… Teixeira accused Gajraj of visa racketeering

Ms. Gail Teixeira

Ms. Gail Teixeira

TOP executive of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and former Home Affairs Minister Gail Teixeira had told the United States back in 2005 that her predecessor Ronald Gajraj was corrupt and was involved in visa racketeering with another senior official, whom she was forced to sideline. After being forced to resign under international pressure  for his alleged involvement in a “death squad” here, Gajraj was posted to head Guyana’s mission in New Delhi. This revelation was made in a cable dated December 28, 2005 and written by then Charge d’Affaires at the US mission here, Michael Thomas.   Continue reading

Everybody Hates Wasting Food – How Can We Stop?

If Everybody Hates Wasting Food, Why Do We Do It and How Can We Stop?

Food checkSaturday, 14 November 2015 – By Mary Hoff, Ensia | Report

It was bound to happen. When I first got the assignment to write a story on reducing consumer food waste, I was feeling just a little smug. I’m the one who wraps up breadsticks at the restaurant to take home, slurps the last bit of soup from the bowl, cuts the soft spots out of an apple rather than tossing the whole thing away. But even though I personally don’t fritter food, plenty of people do — and this would be my big chance to help reduce the hefty social and environmental costs by exploring why and what we can do about it.   Continue reading

Now We Are At War? We Have Been At War Since 9/11 – by Stan Grant – The Guardian UK

 Now We Are At War? We Have Been At War Since 9/11

by Stan GrantThe Guardian UK

Peshawar, Pakistan: a suicide bombing has torn through a police cadet parade and scores of people are dead. I arrive to find fresh blood staining the ground. A mangled motorcycle is strewn across the road. Cars are burned out and upended; shop windows are shattered. Bits of human flesh are embedded in the shrapnel-marked walls of surrounding buildings.

Be’er Sheva, Israel: two buses have exploded. There is shattered glass, twisted wreckage and a convoy of ambulances ferrying the dead and wounded. There is already talk of reprisals against the Palestinian militants who have carried out this attack.   Continue reading