Monthly Archives: March 2019

Guyana: AVIATION is a CAREER CHOICE for WOMEN – by Francis Quamina Farrier

AVIATION is a CAREER CHOICE for WOMEN – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Capt. Beverley Drake

Guyana’s most celebrated female airline Pilot, Capt. Beverley Drake, recently received an invitation to deliver a presentation as part of the International Woman’s Month 2019 activities in the USA. The presentation was held at the City Club of Washington, DC., and attended not only by Americans, but nationals from other countries including Guyana.

After being introduced to the audience as the Programme Manager at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the Office of Government Affairs, and also serving as the Federal Women’s Programme Manager, the retired veteran Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and Guyana Airways Corporation (GAC) pilot, spoke extensively about her long career as a woman in aviation at the presentation she entitled, “THE SKY IS THE LIMIT – VISIONARY WOMEN IN AVIATION”.      Continue reading

Mueller Just Gave Democrats a Gift. Will They Take It? – Bill Scher | Politico

Scandal and impeachment were always political losers. Now the 2020 election can be about which party will improve the lives of more Americans.

Bill Scher | Politico

The Democrats are showing no signs that they’re going to give up on Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are demanding the public release of the full Mueller report and raising questions about whether there is evidence President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice.

House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler announced he would be calling the Attorney General William Barr to testify. Democratic and progressive legal analysts are picking apart Barr’s letter to suggest a cover-up. Others are shifting their hopes to the remaining outstanding investigations into the Trump campaign, Trump Organization and Trump inaugural committee.    

In the interest of historical posterity and legal accountability, these may be legitimate threads to pull. But as a political matter, Democrats, you’re doing it wrong again. It’s time to move on. Robert Mueller has done you an enormous favor.            Continue reading

Nostalgia: Dis time no stan’ like a befo’ time! – By Geoff Burrowes

Dis time no stan’ like a befo’ time! 

 – By Geoff Burrowes

My father Tommy Burrowes was fun-loving and loved to sing. One of the songs he sang went like this:

 Dis time no stan like a befo’time

Dis time no stan like a befo’ time

Dis time, Dis time, Dis time, Dis time

Dis time no stan’ like a befo’time

Long time had um hoss an’ carriage

Dis time jackass cart na deh!

 

Chorus

Long time had um gub’ner invitation

Dis time kick um right outside

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Petroleum and crude oil – the future of oil production | DW Documentary Video

Published on Mar 17, 2019  —  [Online until: April 17, 2019]

The market for oil is volatile. The transition from petroleum to renewables is in full swing, and global demand for oil could fall faster than predicted. [Online until: April 17, 2019].

When the price of crude oil tumbled dramatically between 2014 and 2016, it heralded the demise of an economic and geopolitical world order in place since the end of World War II. In the last few decades, fracking technology has turned the US into the world’s largest oil producer. Against that backdrop, the move towards renewable energies and away from fossil resources is making dramatic steps forward. A study published back in September 2012 made headlines by predicting an imminent drop in oil prices.          Continue reading

Fly Jamaica makes staffers redundant; hopes for return in “couple” of months

Ronald Reece

Fly Jamaica has told its staffers that it is experiencing cash problems and are making redundant effective tomorrow  – March 31, 2019.

Fly Jamaica is also hoping to start flying again in a few months but, in the meantime, a sloth in processing refunds continues to upset passengers who were left in limbo.

According to a letter yesterday to staffers, Chairman, Captain Ronald Reece, said that a lack of an aircraft and the impact on the finances has caused the decision.

“It is with great sadness and remorse that we have arrived at this juncture. We are hoping for funding but that has been slow in coming, therefore for the time being, no other resources or options exist.”      Continue reading

UG – Guyana Economic Development Trust – Reception – NYC – June 2. 2019

Economics: The Biggest Economies in 2030 – Animation – using current trends

Animation: The Biggest Economies in 2030

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By 2030, the complexion of the global economy could look very different than it does today.

According to recent projections from Standard Chartered, a multinational bank headquartered in London, the next decade will see emerging markets like India and Turkey ascending the global economic ladder to become tomorrow’s powerhouses.

Visualizing the Boom in Emerging Markets

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Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – March 2019

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Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – March 2019

Our March 2019 Buxton-Friendship Express is here. You may download a copy,

Download: Buxton-FriendshipExpress – March 2019

 

Or click on the following link to access it:

http://buxtonguyana.net/Buxton-FriendshipExpress2019-03.pdf

 

Regards,

Buxton – Friendship Express Team

Cricket West Indies: Richard Skerritt replaces Dave Cameron as President

March 27, 2019 –  Stabroek News – Editorial

The Caribbean hurricane season runs from 1st June to 30th November, but last Sunday, the first heavy gales for the year struck the region. The winds of change blew into Jamaica during the afternoon, bringing with it highly unexpected relief and hope to the people of the Caribbean.

The eye of the hurricane struck the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston where the Annual General Meeting and elections of Cricket West Indies (CWI) were being held. The results of the latter sent shock waves throughout the region as word quickly spread that the incumbent president Dave Cameron had been ousted after six years at the helm, an epoch marked with strife and controversy.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: CCJ Sets May 10, 2019 for Hearing Appeal on No-Confidence Motion

Caribbean Court Of Justice Sets Date For Hearing Appeal From Guyana’s Opposition Leader On No-Confidence Motion – Date is May 10, 2019

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, March 29, 2019 (CMC) –  The Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), today, set May 10, to hear the two appeals — filed by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, and Christopher Ram, a lawyer and accountant — regarding the ruling of the Court of Appeal in Guyana, which invalidated a motion of no confidence that had passed, successfully, in the National Assembly, on December 21, last year.

“This matter is urgent and should be treated as such and, therefore, the timelines, set out in the rules, should be abridged,” CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders, told a case management conference that started at 11AM today. (March 29, 2019).      Continue reading