Daily Archives: 11/23/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – November 23, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS –23 November 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see links to other news sources below)

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – November 22, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS –22 November 2016 – Kaieteur News…

US politics: Ralph Nader, “Democrats Have Lost Their Identity” – video

Ralph Nader, “Democrats Have Lost Their Identity” – video

Published on Nov 10, 2016

Big Picture Interview: Ralph Nader, Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think, has a plan for progressives that could really shake things up.

Caribbean Life News Update – 21 November 2016

 Caribbean Life News Update – 21 November 2016 Caribbean Life

New direct funding avail­able for Carib­bean count­ries to regulate tobacco

BY NELSON A. KING

The United Nations says new funding is now avail­able to support tobacco control impleme­ntation for low and middle-income count­ries, such as those in the Carib­bean, through the World Health Organi­zation Frame­work Conve­ntion on Tobacco Control, curre­ntly the stron­gest global instr­ument to control tobacco.

Will Barbados ever become a true republic?

BY BERT WILKINSON

To this day, the Queen of England is still the head of state. Shouldn’t that change?

Feeling blue? Seeing red? Just fear fear

BY VINETTE PRYCE

Our colum­nist breaks down the US Elections.                  Continue reading

Suriname economy in deep recession, says IMF

Suriname economy in deep recession, says IMF

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By Ivan Cairo – Caribbean News Now contributor – Published on November 21, 2016

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The economic outlook for Suriname remains challenging, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said at the conclusion of its regular 2016 Article IV consultation. For 2016, a GDP contraction of 9 percent is projected, following a 2.7 percent contraction in 2015. The deep recession reflects a number of factors, including spillovers from the closure of the Suralco alumina plant and the contractionary impact of the fiscal adjustment.

The IMF’s mission chief for Suriname, Daniel Leigh, said at a press conference on Friday, that income from the Merian gold mine, which officially opened on Thursday, will support economic activity, and it is expected that the recession will ease in 2017. Inflation is projected to be 60 percent at end-2016 and to decline in 2017.      Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – November 21, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – November 21, 2016