Daily Archives: 07/05/2017

The gusher in Guyana Will oil corrupt a small Caribbean state? – The Economist

The gusher in Guyana Will oil corrupt a small Caribbean state?

It will take better politicians to resist the corrosive power of petrodollars
Jun 29th 2017 | GEORGETOWN Print edition | The Americas- The Economist Magazine

Oil rigs and production

SOUTH AMERICA’S only English-speaking country is one of its poorest. But perhaps not for much longer: Guyana has struck black gold. By 2020 ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest private oil firm, expects to be pumping oil in Guyanese waters, with Hess and Nexen, its American and Chinese partner firms.

In the past two years they have found reserves of around 2bn barrels. Five more promising prospects will be drilled by 2018, and then perhaps a dozen more. Guyana could be producing 120,000 barrels per day by 2020, and more than 400,000 by the mid 2020s.    Continue reading

Guyana: Republic Bank morning raid goes wrong… Bandit killed, 2 captured + Videos

Republic Bank morning raid goes wrong…Bandit killed, rogue bank employee shot

Shock, anger and disbelief were some of the emotions expressed yesterday when
three educated young men with good professions were identified as the suspects in yesterday’s attempted robbery at Republic Bank Limited (RBL) on Water Street, Georgetown.     Continue reading

London: Grenfell fire: Scenes in flats ‘apocalyptic’, says coroner – BBC news

Grenfell fire: Scenes in flats ‘apocalyptic’, says coroner

July 5, 2017 – BBC News

The scene inside Grenfell Tower is “apocalyptic”, a coroner told angry survivors calling for more details.

During a three-hour meeting with Dr Fiona Wilcox, survivors asked for information about the missing, but were told the “recovery phase” could last until the end of the year.

Police also faced questions as to why there had not as yet been any arrests.

It comes after officials said all survivors who want to be rehoused had been offered temporary accommodation.

The fire on 14 June killed at least 80 people, although police say the final toll will not be known for many months.

The meeting was held at the Olympia conference centre in West Kensington on Tuesday evening.  [Read more]


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Saudi Arabia has ‘clear link’ to UK extremism, report says – BBC News

Saudi Arabia has ‘clear link’ to UK extremism, report says

05 July 2017 – BBC News

Grand Mosque in MeccaSaudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, a new report has claimed.

The Henry Jackson Society said there was a “clear and growing link” between Islamist organisations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence.

The foreign affairs think tank called for a public inquiry into the role of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations.

The UK’s Saudi Arabian embassy says the claims are “categorically false”.

Ministers are under pressure to publish a report on UK-based Islamist groups.     [Read more]

Profile- Sharda: Playback Singer, Bollywood – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Sharda: Playback Singer, Bollywood – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Sharda is the lady with the golden voice. It is a rich velvet with frissons to stretch a summer’s evening into timeless rapture. The fame was wonderful while it lasted. But the bright lights faded, the stage became empty and we are left to ponder on what could have been.

Sharda made history in 1966. She failed to win the Filmfare Award and became famous. The Filmfare Award was one of India’s premier achievements. It was a keenly anticipated annual event. But Sharda lost and was catapulted into stardom. How did losing an award become an excelsior in one’s career?

Read more: Sharda- Playback Singer, Bollywood – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine