Daily Archives: August 20, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – August 20, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 20 August 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

Rio2016: Usain Bolt caps Olympic career with perfect ninth gold medal

Usain Bolt caps Olympic career with perfect ninth gold medal

Bolt crossing the finish line as he manages to secure the ninth Olympic gold medal of his stunning career on Friday. (Reuters)Photo: Bolt crossing the finish line as he manages to secure the ninth Olympic gold medal of his stunning career on Friday. (Reuters)

(Yahoo) RIO DE JANEIRO — It ended like it was supposed to, with another gold medal, another breathtaking run, another reminder that Usain Bolt isn’t just the fastest man ever but one capable of summoning his otherworldly skill at the most appropriate time. There are great athletes, and there are great competitors, and there are the rarest breeds, of which Bolt is one, who manages to marry the two. They’re the ones that make history.   Continue reading

The 1823 Monument for martyrs of the 1823 Insurrection

US Elections 2016: The Greatest Show on Earth – By Tom Engelhardt

US Elections 2016: The Greatest Show on Earth 
How Billions of Words, Tweets, Insults, and Polls Blot Out Reality in Campaign 2016 
By Tom Engelhardt

trumpYou can blame Donald Trump for many things in this bizarre season of political theater, but don’t blame him for the phenomenon itself.
He may have been made for this moment with his uncanny knack for turning himself into a never-ending news cycle of one and scarfing up billions of dollars of free publicity, but he was a Johnny-come-lately to the process itself. After all, he wasn’t one of the Supreme Court justices who, in their 2010 Citizens United decision, green-lighted the flooding of American politics with the dollars of the ultra-wealthy in the name of free speech and in amounts that boggle the imagination (even as that same court has gone ever easier on the definition of political “corruption”).

As a certified tightwad, Trump wasn’t the one who made it possible to more or less directly purchase a range of politicians and so ensure that we would have our first 1% elections. Nor was he the one who made American politics a perfect arena for a rogue billionaire with enough money (and chutzpah) to buy himself.    Continue reading

Guyana awaits oil dollars – By Bert Wilkinson

GUYANA AWAITS OIL DOLLARS

By Bert Wilkinson – Caribbean Life – August 19, 2016

Exxon-Mobil- Deep Water Champion Oil Exploration Rig

Exxon-Mobil- Deep Water Champion Oil Exploration Rig

Last week, Guyana’s main opposition party accused government of doing very little to get key infrastructural projects going and spur employment, suggesting that the administration is hedging all its bets on the massive oil and gas find off the coast.

This is despite the fact that U.S.-owned Exxon Mobil which first declared that it had found a humongous oil well at a location 150 miles offshore, will not likely pump the first barrel of oil before 2020.

As the days went by government has not done very much by way of answering the opposition charges but a chat with anyone connected with the country’s newest cash cow sector will realize there are frenetic preparations in the run up to 2020.   Continue reading

Caribbean Life Newsletter – August 18, 2016

Caribbean Life

 

WIADCA launches 49th carnival

BY NELSON A. KING |ARTS & THEATER

With much fanfare, the West Indian American Day Carnival Associati­on (WIADCA) on Thursday, Aug. 11 launched its 49th annual carnival at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, under the theme, “One Caribbean­, One People, One Voice.”

Campaign to exonerate Marcus Garvey

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

As Jamaicans on Wednesday celebrate­d the 129th anniversa­ry of the birthday of prominent civil rights leader, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, a number of Caribbean organizat­ions in the United States have joined the campaign to exonerate Jamaica’s first national hero.    Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – August 19, 2016 – GINA Video

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – August 19, 2016

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