Monthly Archives: August 2018

One in five vanilla ice-creams has no vanilla, cream or fresh milk – UK Survey reports

One in five vanilla ice-creams has no vanilla, cream or fresh milk

Survey reveals how new rules mean cheaper ingredients are usurping traditional elements

Britain’s longest heatwave since 1976 has seen ice-cream sales soar, but a survey has revealed that some brands are sold without vanilla, cream or fresh milk.

Vanilla has traditionally been Britain’s favourite flavour but a Which? investigation of supermarket and branded vanilla ice-creams found a number of them were lacking some key ingredients.

One in five of the ice-creams examined by the consumer watchdog had none of the three ingredients shoppers might reasonably expect to find in vanilla ice-cream. Only half of the 24 surveyed contained all three traditional ingredients.


Guyana’s Ecotourism: The allure of Essequibo’s ‘Rising of the moon’ – By Dennis Nichols

The allure of Essequibo’s ‘Rising of the moon’

Lake Capoey on the Essequibo Coast (Photo Credit: GxMedia)

There are many ‘paradises’ on Earth. A few are in Guyana. Some are spectacular while others display nature’s simplicity. On the Essequibo Coast, between the villages of Queenstown and Little Affiance, south-west of the coastal highway, a rustic road takes you to a vista of spectacular simplicity and beauty – Lake Capoey!

The name, according to Ralph Hendricks, the village toshao (Leader), means ‘rising of the moon’ –and curiously, is said to be a Wapisiana word, for a decidedly Arawak community with a population of about 500 people. Although I’ve never seen the lake by night, an image grabs my fancy.      Continue reading

Bob Marley and the Caribbean that made him – By Dr. David Hinds + Music Video

By Dr. David Hinds

Bob Marley was first and foremost a political singer; he used his talents to articulate and convey political messages. Reggae music is by definition political music; its birth and evolution were a response to the dynamics of political independence in Jamaica and the Caribbean. But while reggae artistes have concentrated on mild political messages, Marley and a few other have stuck to the hardcore, direct political messages.

Here I define politics in its broader sense to include a plethora of themes such as justice, freedom, empowerment, resistance, liberation, emancipation, human rights, struggle, revolution, self-reliance and nationalism.   Continue reading

Visiting US Congressmen and the ensuing suspicion – By Adam Harris

Visiting US Congressmen and the ensuing suspicion

  • Kaieteur News – 26 August 2018 – By Adam Harris 

The largest number of United States Congressmen descended on Guyana recently, creating history since Guyana became an independent country. Guyana had already entered the record books by being the venue where the first United States Congressman was killed outside the United States.

In 1978, Congressman Leo Ryan, in response to an appeal by relatives of some people living in Jonestown, then the headquarters of the People’s Temple headed by self-styled Reverend Jim Jones, travelled to Guyana.           Continue reading

Make an Impact: The Wisdom of a Third Grade Dropout – by Rick Rigsby – video

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 26 August 2018

Residents of an East Bank Demerara Community are pleased with the development they are seeing

Posted: 26 Aug 2018 03:33 AM PDT

Taking it one step further, opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo plans to move a motion in the National Assembly over alcohol

Posted: 26 Aug 2018 03:31 AM PDT

Two retired chiefs are among the new faces making up the central executive committee of the PNCR

Posted: 26 Aug 2018 03:28 AM PDT

Former Public Service Minister and her Confidential Secretary today walked free on fraud charges

Posted: 26 Aug 2018 03:22 AM PDT

East La Penitence man remanded to prison for the murder of his reputed wife

Posted: 26 Aug 2018 03:20 AM PDT

Interdicted Police Officer remanded to prison on gun and ammunition charges

Posted: 26 Aug 2018 03:17 AM PDT

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – August 24, 2018

Posted: 26 Aug 2018 03:13 AM PDT

Guyana holds discussions with visiting United States Congressmen on a fact-finding mission

Posted: 26 Aug 2018 03:01 AM PDT

Another woman killed, this time in the East La Penitence area. The woman was stabbed to death by her reputed husband who turned himself over to the police

Posted: 26 Aug 2018 02:59 AM PDT

Giving them a head start to the beginning of the new school term, the Natural Resources Minister distributed school gear to the children of Leopold Street

Posted: 26 Aug 2018 02:56 AM PDT

Why China, and not the US, is the leader in solar power | USA | Al Jazeera

AGR Daily News

What America is against is an articulated, thoughtful, deliberate industrial policy.

When Jimmy Carter was elected president, there was an oil crisis going on. He installed solar panels at the White House and asked for a billion dollar investment in solar power research. He was wrong that the world would soon run out of oil. But he was right that about one-third of America’s trade deficit was in imported oil, that more wars would be fought for it and that the future was solar.

When Ronald Reagan came into office, he got rid of the solar panels. He returned policy to whoever had the most financial clout to buy it. There it has remained, for the most part, ever since.

via Why China, and not the US, is the leader in solar power | USA | Al Jazeera

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News Americas – TOP HEADLINES for August 24, 2018

The Greatest Disappointment of the Trump Presidency – James Fallows | The Atlantic

The Greatest Disappointment of the Trump Presidency

The institutional fabric of the United States has proven more tenacious and resilient in responding than many feared. The Republican Congress has not.

James Fallows | The Atlantic

In late January 2018, 12 months into the Donald Trump era, the military scholar Eliot Cohen looked back at an assessment he had written for The Atlantic in late January 2017, soon after Trump was sworn in.

In his second piece, Cohen pointed out that for most writers, most of the time, the prospect of revisiting old works of journalistic analysis is uninviting.

Journalism is the process of offering the best interpretation you can by deadline time. By definition, you know more when you look back than you did when you were hammering away to meet the deadline.      Continue reading

Commentary: Re-thinking “solo motherhood” – By Akilah Holder

Commentary: Re-thinking “solo motherhood” – By Akilah Holder

I toyed with the idea of “solo motherhood” some years ago, that is, the idea of choosing to be a single mom. I considered asking a close male friend of mine to father my child, and tell him that he would have no obligation whatsoever to be involved in the child’s life. Well, he’d be involved as much as he wanted to.

I considered this because I have watched female relatives get hurt, friends get hurt, put up with the foolishness of guys I dated, so that I figured it was the best thing for me. And furthermore, I like my personal space, so I knew enough then about relationships to worry that being married would be a bother.