Daily Archives: 08/06/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – August 6, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 06 August 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

Friends of Chanderpaul – Cricket Game and Benefit Dinner – NY – August 20, 2016

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The Power of Nyet – The USA’s loss of power – by Dmitry Orlov

The Power of Nyet – by Dmitry Orlov – Club Orlov Blog

The way things are supposed to work on this planet is like this: in the United States, the power structures (public and private) decide what they want the rest of the world to do. They communicate their wishes through official and unofficial channels, expecting automatic cooperation. If cooperation is not immediately forthcoming, they apply political, financial and economic pressure. If that still doesn’t produce the intended effect, they attempt regime change through a colour revolution or a military coup, or organize and finance an insurgency leading to terrorist attacks and civil war in the recalcitrant nation. If that still doesn’t work, they bomb the country back to the Stone Age. This is the way it worked in the 1990s and the 2000s, but as of late a new dynamic has emerged. Continue reading

Cuba – A momentary darkness? – By David Jessop

Cuba – A momentary darkness?

Opinion - commentary -analysisPublished on August 6, 2016  – By David Jessop

David Jessop

David Jessop

As has been widely reported, Cuba has entered a new period of austerity.
On July 8, President Castro told the Cuban National Assembly that Cuban economic growth had slowed to 1 percent in the first half of 2016 compared with 4.7 percent over the same period in 2015.The country must, he said, rapidly cut its spending and energy use in order to address a lack of liquidity as a result of lower than projected income from exports of services and goods, and reduced oil imports from Venezuela.

In doing so he acknowledged “rumours and forecasts of an imminent collapse of our economy” but sought to reassure Cubans that there was no danger of a return to the severe austerity of the 1990s following the collapse of the former Socialist bloc.   Continue reading

Caribbean: A Ferry Between the Islands? Two to Set Sail Soon

Ferry Between the Islands? Two Soon to Set Sail

  AUGUST 4, 2016


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday August 4, 2016 – A long-awaited passenger ferry service linking some islands of the Caribbean could be setting sail by year-end. But wait, it may not be the only one.

While the Barbados-registered Caribbean Ferry Service is in the process of finalizing paperwork to operate two vessels, another effort is being made to get a double decker ferry with a capacity of 350 to travel within the southern Caribbean.

According to the Nation newspaper in Barbados, Caribbean Ferry Service will operate The Dream Jet Express and The Opal Jet Express, for travel and cargo.   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – August 4, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – August 4, 2016