Daily Archives: January 11, 2016

GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – January 11, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 11 January 2016  – Kaieteur News

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Guyana- Whatever happened to our ‘Buy Local’ Campaign – By Sase Singh

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO OUR ‘BUY LOCAL’ CAMPAIGN?

 IN 1969, then Prime Minister Forbes Burnham started an aggressive campaign to persuade Guyanese to “buy locally produced products.” But even before that, the first national development plan coined in 1953 under Premier Cheddi Jagan also advocated strongly for this agenda. Both leaders, in their own time, appealed to the people’s patriotic pride to drive the local economy, rather than depend on unnecessary imports.

Of course, after the split, a proactive PPP propaganda campaign did severe damage to this programme in the 1970s and 1980s. As things got hard in the 1980s, the persuasive forces moved from voluntary to mandatory (the famous ban), and this played right into the PPP propaganda machinery, and they (the PPP) milked this situation to their maximum benefit.  Continue reading

Guyana – 9000 vehicles transited Demerara Harbour Bridge daily in 2015

RISE IN TRAFFIC AT THE DEMERARA HARBOUR BRIDGE

Guyana – 9000 vehicles transited Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) daily in 2015

SOME 9,000 vehicles transited the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) daily in 2015, a 4.8 per cent increase from the previous year; but overall income earned by the bridge in 2015 declined.The Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) has reported that, while $481M were garnered in revenue from vehicular traffic — an increase of 4.2 per cent over 2014 — overall income dipped from $533M in 2014 to $519M in 2015.    Continue reading

Brazil’s woes to persist in 2016 – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff - Planalto Palace - Brasilia - September 2015

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff
Planalto Palace – Brasilia – September 2015
Photo Credit: Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino

Since Brazil lost the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the country has endured even more woes that now threaten the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympics.

Fallout from ongoing investigations into the Petrobras graft scandal aggravated an already sputtering economy, partly due to a weak global commodity market. The government’s efforts to cut public spending hit workers hard, sending them into the streets in protest. Riding on the wave of public discontent, the right-wing opposition party called for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. This has further increased the country’s political instability.

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GUYANA – GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS LAUNCHED – HGPTV Video

GUYANA – GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS LAUNCHED

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