Daily Archives: December 29, 2015

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 28 December 2015

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 28 December 2015

Man stabbed to death

Posted: 28 Dec 2015 04:09 PM PST

Ex lover kills self, girlfriend remains critical

Posted: 28 Dec 2015 04:08 PM PST

Police investigating escape of suspect from custody

Posted: 28 Dec 2015 04:07 PM PST

Former GTI student gives back

Posted: 28 Dec 2015 04:06 PM PST

Children in Bartica given surprise

Posted: 28 Dec 2015 04:05 PM PST

Sports

Posted: 28 Dec 2015 04:00 PM PST

GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – December 29, 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 29 December 2015  –  Kaieteur News  

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Guyana: Gold comfortably exceeds year’s target

Gold comfortably exceeds year’s target

Guyana Gold Production

Guyana Gold Production – Click to enlarge

DECEMBER 29, 2015 | BY |By Leonard Gildarie

Despite prices continuing a downward slide on the world market, and amidst reports of continued smuggling, the new administration after a rocky start in office will have some reasons to smile.
According to declarations this week, gold has surpassed last year’s figures by close to 40,000 ounces, and there are still a few days left of the year.   Continue reading

The thing David Granger gave East Indians in 2015 – By Freddie Kissoon

The thing David Granger gave East Indians in 2015

DECEMBER 29, 2015 | BY  COLUMNISTS, FREDDIE KISSOON

On more than one occasion, the Stabroek News has referred to the razor thin victory of the APNU-AFC coalition over the PPP. The analyst reading that is bound to conclude that the PPP nearly won. There are some mistakes in that conclusion. First, I think the coalition victory had more votes than what the official results showed. I wouldn’t say a substantial number but in riverain areas and distant enclaves where opposition activities are traditionally weak, there has been a long pattern of PPP electoral skullduggery. Unfortunately, over the decades the PNC, later APNU, has not been able to prove it.   Continue reading

Imagined Nations – By Uri Avnery – commentary

Imagined Nations

By Uri Avnery – 26/12/2015

TWO WEEKS ago, Benedict Anderson died. Or, as we say in Hebrew, “went to his world”.

Anderson, an Irishman born in China, educated in England, fluent in several South Asian languages, had a large influence on my intellectual world.

I owe a lot to his most important book, “Imagined Communities”.

EACH OF us has a few books that formed and changed his or her world view.

In my early youth I read Oswald Spengler‘s monumental “Der Untergang des Abendlandes” (The Decline of the West). It had a lasting effect on me.   Continue reading

Gender, education and work – The weaker sex – The Economist magazine

Gender, education and work – The weaker sex

The Economist logoBoys are being outclassed by girls at both school and university, and the gap is widening

“IT’S all to do with their brains and bodies and chemicals,” says Sir Anthony Seldon, the master of Wellington College, a posh English boarding school. “There’s a mentality that it’s not cool for them to perform, that it’s not cool to be smart,” suggests Ivan Yip, principal of the Bronx Leadership Academy in New York. One school charges £25,000 ($38,000) a year and has a scuba-diving club; the other serves subsidised lunches to most of its pupils, a quarter of whom have special needs. Yet both are grappling with the same problem: teenage boys are being left behind by girls.   Continue reading