Daily Archives: January 20, 2018

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time:-By Robert McCrum  – The Guardian

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

By Robert McCrum  – The Guardian

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing.:

Composite for the 100 best nonfiction books of all time list

1. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014) 
An engrossing account of the looming catastrophe caused by ecology’s “neighbours from hell” – mankind.

2. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (2005)
This steely and devastating examination of the author’s grief following the sudden death of her husband changed the nature of writing about bereavement.

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PPP ‘changes position’, supports private investment in closed sugar estates

PPP ‘changes position’, supports private investment in closed sugar estates

The Wales Estate

PPP ‘changes position’, supports private investment in closed sugar estates

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said yesterday that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has changed its approach and will support the privatization of four estates controlled by the National  Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL).    Continue reading

Guyana’s oil needs minimum refining – Trotman

Guyana’s oil needs minimum refining – Trotman

Raphael Trotman

By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell

Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman has indicated that Guyana’s oil is of top quality. He even boasted that the crude needs minimum refining. This, the Minister pointed out at a recent press conference in response to a question posed by Kaieteur News.     Continue reading

Guyana: Unions, Govt. agree to cooperate on finding solutions to sugar woes

-46 percent of workers likely to be paid full severance by month-end

President David Granger and his ministers at the critical meeting with union officials yesterday.

Unions, Govt. agree to cooperate on finding solutions to sugar woes

President David Granger and members of Cabinet yesterday met with the President and members of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) at the Ministry of the Presidency to discuss the future of the sugar industry.     Continue reading

Michael Wolff on Donald Trump: The Guardian Interview + Trump’s Reaction…

‘It’s all explosive’: Michael Wolff on Donald Trump | US … – The Guardian

 Speaking to the Guardian, author who shook the White House faces down critical fire and presidential fury and says: ‘I got to a truth no one else has gotten’.

A dinner of clams and Arctic char at Michael Wolff’s Greenwich Village home set the stage for a book that – in the author’s own estimation – has become “an international political event”.       Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines – Demerara Waves – 19 January 2018

Guyana News Headlines – Demerara Waves  – 19 January 2018

PPP changes position on sugar industry- Jagdeo; sugar unions say overdue meeting with govt “fruitful” – Demerara Waves    http://bit.ly/2mR7OFK 

Three held, cocaine seized in Soesdyke raid- CANU – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/2FYlesu 

GDF Coast Guard foils teenagers’ suicide attempt at Kingston jetty – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/2DsgNbK

National Cadet Corps revived – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/2EWDO2z 

Sugar workers eligible for GY$500,000 or less severance to be paid month-end – Demerara Waves    http://bit.ly/2FVjr7v 

PPP ready to fund legal challenge to sugar workers severance pay – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/2FWoWT6 

No GY$200 weekly fee, no garbage collection; time to ban plastic bags- City Hall – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/2EXlFl8