Daily Archives: February 2, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 02, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 02 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

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Georgetown: The City Council and Mini Bus Parks – by Ralph Ramkarran

Georgetown: The City Council and Mini Bus Parks

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on January 30, 2016 by

Georgetown. Guyana: The City Council announced last week that it would take the traffic situation in hand. It is unlikely that the City Council would have known that funds would be allocated in the budget for this purpose. After disastrous past experiences, the City Council should not be allowed to preside over parking arrangements for mini bus and taxi parks in the city. The Municipal and District Councils Act gives it no such power. It is a Police function, which appears to have been abandoned, as the City Council assumed jurisdiction.

Starting from the core area outside Stabroek market, occupied by the yellow Motor Transport buses between the 1950s and 1970s, mini bus and taxi parks expanded.  Continue reading

Having more no longer satisfies us, perhaps we’ve reached ‘peak stuff’

If having more no longer satisfies us, perhaps we’ve reached ‘peak stuff’

Sunday 31 January 2016 

Societies must learn to use economics to help provide purpose and fulfilment

stuff imageReal men don’t eat quiche. Real economists don’t ask questions about happiness. The economy pumps out goods and services, all of which create jobs and incomes. There is no value judgment in such a statement, no view of what constitutes the good life. Even to invite such a question of an economist is to risk ridicule. The task of economists – a value-free quasi-science – is to make sure that as little as possible gets in the way of turning inputs into more outputs.

But around the developed world consumers seem to be losing their appetite for more. Even goods for which there once seemed insatiable demand seem to be losing their lustre. Continue reading

Guyana: Government News Brief – February 1, 2016

GINA logoGuyana: Government News Brief – February 1, 2016

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