Daily Archives: December 16, 2015

COP 21: UN Climate Change Agreement Paris 2015

Three Worlds One Vision

The hard truth about the Paris climate deal

The Rest is Up to Us

On December 12th, 2015, world governments meeting in Paris produced a landmark climate agreement… Paris isn’t the end of the story… Now, it’s up to us to strengthen these promises, make sure they are kept, and then accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels and toward 100% renewable energy.
~ 350.org Paris: Wrap-Up

Paris Climate Deal: Key Points at a Glance

Countries have promised to try to bring global emissions down from peak levels as soon as possible. More significantly, they pledged “to achieve a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century.”
~ Paris climate deal: key points at a glance by Adam Vaughan in Paris, The Guardian, December 12, 2015

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Government News Brief – December 14 2015

GINA logoGovernment News Brief  – December 14 2015

  1. GuySuCo exceeds sugar production goals for 2015 surpassing the 227,000 tons target. The second crop goals were also surpassed. This is the first time in 11 yrs that GuySuCo has achieved its targets.
  2. A National Tourism Policy is being drafted to focus on the unique qualities Guyana has as an ecotourism destination. Sustainable tourism must be the focus.   Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – December 16, 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 16 December 2015  –  Kaieteur News  

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

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 15 December 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 15 December 2015

President Granger urges citizens to be self-sufficient

Posted: 15 Dec 2015 02:09 PM PST

GPSU looking to reclaim its property

Posted: 15 Dec 2015 02:08 PM PST

GT&T says it is working to restore internet speed

Posted: 15 Dec 2015 02:05 PM PST

Christmas cheer for Mocha children

Posted: 15 Dec 2015 02:04 PM PST   Continue reading

Permeable dams prevent coastal erosion and save mangroves in Suriname

Permeable dams prevent land loss and save mangroves in Suriname

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Suriname is aiming to reverse coastal erosion of mangroves countering destructive erosion along the country’s coastline with these permeable dams breaking the waves and trapping sediment and reclaiming land. (Photo: Sieuwnath Naipal)

PARIS, France, Thursday December 10, 2015, IPS – Suriname’s coastline is eroding so quickly scientists predict the country’s maze of mangroves could disappear in just 30 years unless there is urgent action on climate changeContinue reading

Basic National Income Structure – By Patrick Barker – commentary

Basic National Income Structure – By Patrick Barker – commentary

To the Editor

Before the elections were held earlier this year, Guyanese were apprised of the PPP government pilfering and misusing public funds, by some ministers and the head of the government at the time. Today some months later, we are being told that supporting evidence has been found to lay blame for those unscrupulous behaviours we were apprised of.

The query being asked is why did it take so long? How is it that a Caribbean nation could arrest a leader for corruption the very day he demitted office? How is it that those whose names were associated with corruption could still be posturing and giving the impression that they are not as guilty as perceived? The Kaieteur News for months published a list called the Heist Of Guyana depicting the questionable and illegal occurrences by members of the government.  Continue reading

Canada: Note to World Leaders: This Is How to Welcome Refugees

Monday, December 14, 2015 by Al-Jazeera English by Antonia Zerbisias

Note to World Leaders: This Is How to Welcome Refugees

Canada welcomes a small group of refugees but its telegenic new PM puts on a big show.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets refugees fleeing Syria, during their arrival at Pearson International airport in Toronto. (Photo: AP)

They were hardly the poor, huddled masses Canadians might have expected.

In fact, the 163 privately sponsored Syrian refugees from Lebanon who landed in Toronto late last Thursday looked less bedraggled and besieged than other Canadians do after a long overseas flight.   Continue reading

Aerial view of Georgetown Guyana – Happy Holidays

Published on Dec 12, 2015 – Aerial view of Georgetown

 

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