Daily Archives: December 28, 2017

The cops and politicians joining Canada’s cannabis business – By Jessica Murphy BBC, Toronto

Former police chief Julian Fantino

The cops and politicians joining Canada’s cannabis business – By Jessica Murphy BBC, Toronto

As Canada moves towards legalising recreational cannabis, there’s a surprising group of entrepreneurs jumping into the market: cops and politicians.

In 2015, former Toronto police chief Julian Fantino was “completely opposed” to marijuana legalisation and supported mandatory jail time for minor cannabis offences.

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GUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 28 December 2017

GUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 28 December 2017

Controversial CEO of NCN resigns  Posted: 28 Dec 2017 03:51 AM PST

By Tracey Khan-Drakes – Lennox Cornette  -The Chief Executive Officer of the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN) has reportedly resigned from his post after serving just over a year.
Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – December 27, 2017

Posted: 27 Dec 2017 06:23 PM PST

Head of State and First Lady presents gifts to mothers of Christmas day babies at GPHC

Posted: 27 Dec 2017 06:21 PM PST

Young motorists dies in Mandela Avenue on Boxing night   Posted: 27 Dec 2017 06:16 PM PST
VIDEO: Motorist injured in hit and run  posted: 27 Dec 2017 06:05 PM PST

By Tracey Khan-Drakes – Motorcyclist Troy Ridley has been seriously injured in a hit and run accident which occurred minutes ago on Middle and Carmichael Streets, Georgetown.
Moruca man remanded for allegedly murdering drinking buddy  Posted: 27 Dec 2017 11:36 AM PST

Navie Harris, 37 of Waramori Mission, Moruca was on Wednesday (December 27) remanded to prison for allegedly murdering 25-year-old Rondae Peters on December 20, 2017.
Water for Christmas  Posted: 27 Dec 2017 07:41 AM PST

During a walk-through of the Sparendaam community on Christmas Eve Day, a less fortunate resident had her water service reconnected after the amount owed was written off by management in the spirit of Christmas.

Oil-producing Guyana; growth rate may jump to 38.5 percent- IDB, IMF

Fewer soft loans for oil-producing Guyana; growth rate may jump to 38.5 percent- IDB, IMF

IDB Headquarters Washington. DC.

Posted by: Denis Chabrol Demerara Waves December 20, 2017

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in announcing its approval of Guyana’s four-year country strategy, has cautioned that the country would eventually not be eligible for a lot of international concessional financing when it becomes an oil-producer.

“As Guyana transitions to oil and gas production by mid-2020, it is expected that the country will likely see reduced access to concessional resources from the multilateral development banks. This means that the next four years are particularly important for the IDB’s long partnership with Guyana,” the bank states.   Continue reading

Overseas-based Guyanese giving back to Fyrish Village Corantyne. Berbice – 2 videos

Overseas-based Guyanese giving back to Fyrish Village Corantyne. Berbice
An overseas-based Guyanese couple has been spreading Christmas cheer to hundreds of children during the festive season in and around the village of Fyrish, Corentyne Berbice for the past 14 years.
Claymon Park grew up in Fyrish without much and he has been giving back to the place he credits for giving him a strong foundation which has helped him to be successful in life.
His wife Denise Park has been his main supporter and feels rewarded to see the kids smile because of what they are doing.
They brought gifts, which included computer tablets, for over 400 kids this Christmas 2017.
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FYRISH VILLAGE-CORENTYNE, BERBICE, GUYANA.   – VIDEO Continue reading

COURTS CHRISTMAS TREES LIGHT-UP: A Growing Guyanese Tradition – by Francis Quamina Farrier

COURTS CHRISTMAS TREES LIGHT-UP: A Growing Guyanese Tradition

by Francis Quamina Farrier

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, riding on a big truck along Main Street, Georgetown, November 17, 2017; a COURTS Tradition. (Photo by Francis Quamina Farrier)

A country becomes a more Cohesive Nation when traditions which encompass all citizens, are maintained and improved upon over the years. There should be no let-up in maintaining our good traditions. For example, the way in which Guyanese celebrate the Christmas Season, is a prime example.

One of the newer Guyanese Christmas traditions which begins the earliest, is the COURTS Store Christmas Trees Light Up and the massive give-aways to Customers who participate in the Spin-the-Wheel events.       Continue reading

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