Daily Archives: May 23, 2018

OPINION: Attempted civil coup d’etats in Guyana – by GHK Lall

OPINION: Attempted civil coup d’etats in Guyana – by GHK Lall

There is a problem; in fact, many serious problems.  No one wants to hear any questions; no one wants to provide any answers.  Call them silent, speechless, deliberately and determinedly dumb when such tactics suit their purposes.  The same pervasive resistance-be it individuals, corporate citizens, or legal entities-have no documents to furnish and no interest in furnishing any.  Not a blade of grass has a new equivalent: not one piece of paper; not one straight answer.  Call it a continuing bloodless attempted coup, a paper rebellion with far reaching consequences.

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Royal Wedding Caribbean and Guyanese Connections

Royal Wedding Caribbean and Guyanese Connections

Here are the connections:

Conductor of choir at Royal wedding is of Guyanese parentage

Etched among the outstanding moments of the Royal wedding joining Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, was the performance of The Kingdom Choir, which sang a rendition of the Ben E King classic “Stand by Me”, led by conductor Karen Gibson.

Gibson, an award-winning choir conductor and workshop leader, born to Guyanese parents in the UK in 1963, was, according to news site News Americas, one of two musicians of Caribbean roots hired to perform at the historical event. The other musician was 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, whose father is of Antiguan and Barbudan heritage.   READ MORE

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CHINA: Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge – the world’s longest sea bridge

China is opening the world’s longest  sea bridge — and it contains enough steel to build 60 Eiffel Towers

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Undersea tunnel of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is seen, in Zhuhai city,  south China’s Guangdong province, Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

China is the midst of several megaprojects that will transform its cities.

Over the next decade, China plans to encourage 250 million  people – roughly 29 times New York City’s population – to move into the country’s growing megacities. To cope with that huge migration, the country has invested tens of billions of dollars in giant infrastructure projects.

In may 2018, China opened its most ambitious megaproject yet: a bridge that connects Hong Kong, Macau, and the mainland’s southern city of Zhuhai. Stretching 34 miles long, it’s the world’s longest cross-sea bridge, according  to the AFP.

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TOURISM: Branding Guyana, capitalizing on our traditions

TOURISM: Branding Guyana, capitalizing on our traditions

Leonard Gildarie

By Leonard Gildarie

I grew up in Enmore, a quiet East Coast Demerara sugar-producing village where traditions abound. The ways of the people were set. The community centre was a gathering place for cricket and Sunday reveling. The daily and Friday markets were but a welcome getaway from the daily grind and travails.

Those days were heady and looking back, I would trade some things for a return of those days, where everyone was on a first name basis with the rest of the village.

I could not help but think of Enmore as I watched and marveled yesterday at the deep traditions of Britain as Prince Harry wedded Meghan Markle.        Continue reading

The Geopolitics of Love and Hate: Dr. Jamal Wakim | An-Nahar

The Geopolitics of Love and Hate:

Will We See Russian Troops Parading One Day in Washington?

Dr. Jamal Wakim | An-Nahar

Like the Germans and the French before them, the Americans are attacking Russia through Ukraine –  despite a love affair which is at least a thousand years old.

Russian president Vladimir Putin chose to leave the G20 summit held in Brisbane, Australia early after being ill treated by the hosts and by the leaders of the Western World, “because he refused to give ground” in the Ukraine crisis.

The declarations of these leaders adopted the same old “innocent tone” to distance themselves from any responsibility in causing the crisis, or in solving it by accepting any agreement with the Russians.   Continue reading