Daily Archives: February 27, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 27, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 27 February 2016 – Kaieteur News

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Update from Moray House Trust: February 2016

Moray House Trust

Moray House Trust

Update from Moray House Trust: February 2016

A five day fiction editing workshop was held at Moray House Trust in January 2016. The workshop was co-hosted by CaribLit, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest and Commonwealth Writers, with support from the British Council and CODE.Org. The training workshop attempted to address the shortage of professional literary editors in the Caribbean and drew participants from across the region. The workshop aimed to equip participants with professional editorial skills in relation to literary and popular fiction.

Download: Moray House Trust – Feb 2016 on Guyanese Online

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller Defeated In General Elections

Jamaica’s First Female Prime Minister Suffers Stunning Defeat In General Elections

Jamaica PM Andrew Holness

Jamaica PM Andrew Holness

Published on Feb 26 2016. News Americas.

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Feb. 26, 2016: Jamaica’s People’s National Party and its first female Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller were last night handed a stunning defeat in Thursday’s general elections.

Despite predictions in many quarters that the PNP and Simpson-Miller were headed for another term, the opposition Jamaica Labour Party led by Andrew Holness, managed to take the win, claiming 33 of the 63 seats in the elections. The PNP only managed to secure win 30 seats, following a trend across the Caribbean that has only been bucked in recent elections in Belize.

Read more-  Jamaica Elections 2016

In the news – from the Jamaica Gleaner Newspaper

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has rebounded from a turbulent four years to defy great …

Colin Powell delivers some harsh words for the Republicans (GOP)

Comment by Colin Powell - Republican

Comment by Colin Powell – Republican   Click to enlarge

Western European cities top Quality of Living Ranking – Mercer

WESTERN EUROPEAN CITIES TOP QUALITY OF LIVING RANKING ‒ MERCER

  • 23 February 2016  United Kingdom, London
  • Personal safety key factor in determining expat quality of living
  • Vienna ranks highest in overall quality of living 
  • Luxembourg ranks highest for personal safety; Baghdad lowest
  • London ranks 39th in overall quality of living in UK; 72nd in personal safety 

Despite recent security issues, social unrest, and concern about the region’s economic outlook, European cities continue to offer some of the worlds’ highest quality-of-living, according to Mercer’s18th annual Quality of Living survey. Safety, in particular, is a key factor for multinationals to consider when sending expatriate workers abroad, both because it raises concerns about the expat’s personal safety and because it has a significant impact on the cost of global compensation programmes.    Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – February 26, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – February 26, 2016

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