Daily Archives: June 13, 2018

Book: Aftermath of Empire: The Novels of Roy A.K. Heath – By Ameena Gafoor

Book: Aftermath of Empire: The Novels of Roy A.K. Heath – By Ameena Gafoor

Roy A.K. Heath (1926-2008) was born in British Guiana (now Guyana). He fled a stultifying colony in 1950 and headed to the United Kingdom where he became a teacher by profession, a lawyer by training, and a writer by conscience. Heath authored nine novels (the first published in 1974), all uncompromisingly grounded in the landscape and the sociopolitical and cultural reality of twentieth-century Guyana.

Coming after a long line of perceptive Guyanese and regional writers, Heath has practically refined the Guyanese and regional novel. With their psychological realism, his novels transcend politics and reach for man’s essential condition of existence. This is the first critical study on Heath’s entire body of work.      Continue reading

Guyana: ExxonMobil reconfirms March 2020 for first barrel of oil production

Guyana: ExxonMobil reconfirms March 2020 for first barrel of oil production

Vice President of ExxonMobil Development Company, Lisa Walters presents a model oil barrel to Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman.

ExxonMobil on Tuesday June 12, 2018 reconfirmed that Guyana will pump up its first barrel of oil in March 2020, even as the Guyana government continued to fend off criticisms of the 2016 production sharing agreement.

Vice President of ExxonMobil Development Company, Lisa Walters said work was well advanced by several companies in Singapore, Brazil and the United States Gulf Coast to ensure that commercial oil production begins in less than two years. “We are on track for first oil in March of 2020,” she said. “In just a little over a year and a half, the Liza Destiny will deliver its first oil to its first tanker offshore,” she added.     Continue reading

Talking China with Rashleigh Jackson – By Verian Mentis-Barker – Podcast on Xpress Blogg

TALKING CHINA WITH RASHLEIGH JACKSON

As China’s presence in Guyana remains on the rise and an enigma to many, we sought to chat with the Honorable Mr. Rashleigh Jackson, one of the first members of the British Guiana’s Foreign Corps under, then, Premier Forbes Burnham and subsequent icon of the country’s diplomatic community, to get his understanding of the nature of the relationship established with that country from the early days..

The Xpress Blogg Podcast takes a researched look at the current state of Politics in Guyana.

READ MORE : http://xpressblogg.com/talking-china-with-rashleigh-jackson/

The G-7 Fiasco: It’s Time to Isolate Donald Trump – Roland Nelles | der Spiegel

The G-7 Fiasco: It’s Time to Isolate Donald Trump

The G-7 summit once again made it clear that U.S.A. President Donald Trump is intent on treating America’s allies worse than its enemies. Europe must draw the consequences and seek to isolate Trump on the international stage.

Roland Nelles | der Spiegel

The demise of the West. The end of the postwar world order. The beginning of a new era. There are lots of dramatic claims making the rounds to describe what exactly U.S.A. President Donald Trump is currently up to. And all of them are both correct and incorrect at the same time.

The debacle at the G-7 clearly shows that the real problem with Donald Trump’s policies is Donald Trump himself. There is no rhyme or reason to his actions aside from the desire — the need — to be the best, the most important, the biggest. The collapse of the West and the destruction of alliances that have held up for decades are merely the side effects of this unprecedented ego trip.
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The Story within the Story…When suicide visited my home – By Leonard Gildarie

 The Story within the Story…When suicide visited my home

Leonard Gildarie

Jun 10, 2018 – By Leonard Gildarie

I awoke on Friday morning to news of the death of Anthony Bourdain, an American celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality whose show on CNN mesmerized the world. Bourdain hanged himself in a hotel room in France using the belt of a bathrobe.
In April, Avicii (née Tim Bergling), a popular DJ known from Sweden, killed himself in Oman. He used a bathrobe belt.

Chester Bennington, the frontman for Linkin Park, a highly popular rock band, was found hanging in his Los Angeles, California home last July.

They all had something in common…highly successful careers. They all had money. They all had beautiful homes, and families and friends. Yet, at the height of their lives, despite the millions of adoring fans who loved their work, they committed the ultimate act.
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