Daily Archives: 02/18/2016

Guyana Government News Brief February 18, 2016

Guyana Government News Brief February 18, 2016 GINA logo

Obama announces historic visit to Cuba in March

Obama announces historic visit to Cuba in March

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February 18, 2016 WASHINGTON/HAVANA, (Reuters)U.S. President Barack Obama today announced a historic visit to Cuba next month, the first U.S. presidential trip to the country in nearly 90 years and a dramatic symbol of the thaw in hostilities between the former Cold War foes.

Obama, now in his final year in office, will meet with Cuban President Raul Castro, entrepreneurs, and “Cubans from different walks of life” during the March 21 and 22 visit, the White House said. First lady Michelle Obama will join him on the trip.

“Next month, I’ll travel to Cuba to advance our progress and efforts that can improve the lives of the Cuban people,” Obama wrote on Twitter.   Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 18, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 18 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

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Guyana Government News Brief February 17, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief February 17, 2016

Four billion people face severe freshwater scarcity. Is there hope?

Four billion people face severe freshwater scarcity. Is there hope?

  • Freshwater is a key part of our lives. We drink it, we bathe in it, and we grow crops with it. But many people across the globe don’t have enough of it.

Some scientific studies have suggested that between 1.7 and 3.1 billion people face freshwater scarcity. But a new study blows those estimates out of the proverbial water.  Continue reading

Why is China trying to revive ancient Silk Road? – Analysis

  • Ebrahim Noroozi/AP/File
    The first cargo train from China to Iran arrived in Tehran on Monday, marking a milestone in reviving the ancient Silk Road trade route.

The 32-container train passed through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to Iran, taking 14 days (30 days less than a typical sea voyage between Shanghai and the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas) to complete the 6,462 mile journey from China’s eastern city of Wiyu.

The Silk Road – envisioned as a rail and sea route – is part of China’s “One Belt, One Road,” an economic development strategy, which has opened a new chapter of win-win cooperation between China and Iran, Xinhua reported.

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