Monthly Archives: April 2019

Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Photo Credit: Bees – Earth Day Network

April 22nd is Earth Day 2019. The theme this year Protect Our Species – aims to “educate and raise awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction of millions of species and the causes and consequences of this phenomenon.” Other goals include achieving major policies to protect these species, building a global movement that embraces nature, and encouraging individual actions to adopt a plant-based diet and stop pesticide and herbicide use.

Since the loss of the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago, our planet now faces the greatest rate of extinction due to human impact on their habitats. Learn more about What is driving this process of extinction?

Earth Day Network (EDN) sums up the scope of this threat with the following 10 facts for global species decline. It’s a shameful report card of our deficiency in stewardship.

Fact #1 –…

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Guyana prepares for release and deportation from USA of Roger Khan in July

SpotlightGUYANA WORKING WITH U.S. TO PREPARE FOR RELEASE AND DEPORTATION OF CONVICTED DRUG LORD ROGER KHAN

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 18, 2019 (CMC) – The governments of Guyana and the United States are working together to prepared for the release and deportation of convicted Guyanese drug lord, Shaheed Roger Khan. 

Khan, who is scheduled to be released from a US prison in July, has been serving a 10-year jail sentence for narco-trafficking and conspiracy.    
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GFF: ISG Banquet and Dance – Toronto – May 25, 2019

Notre-Dame: The story of the fire in graphics and images – BBC News

BBC News – 16 April 2019

An investigation has begun into the fire that swept through the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, destroying its roof and spire.

Much of the roof was covered in scaffolding as part of a big renovation programme, which is being investigated as a possible cause of the blaze.

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ALSO VIEW:

Notre-Dame before the fire in 360° video

The interactive control in the 360° video above allows you to explore its stunning interior from all angles before the flames took hold.

Just months before Notre-Dame was severely damaged by fire, a French camera team filmed the iconic cathedral.

Courtesy Forum des images – TV5Monde. Original footage directed by Raphael Beaugrand.   BBC VR Producer: Stephen Beckett.

Nuff, Nuff Breeze but Kite Nah Fly – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Nuff, Nuff Breeze but Kite Nah Fly – by Francis Quamina Farrier
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Most Elders can recall some of the little things they saw or heard as pre-teens and teenagers! As we celebrate Easter 2019, I can recall an early Easter experience of mine. It occurred on the Georgetown Seawall beach at the Camp street section. My two brothers, our older first cousin Neville and I, had gone there to raise our kites.
As the Easter tradition in British Guiana/Guyana, that Georgetown seawall beach was packed to capacity on that Easter Monday, with hundreds vying for a special space to raise their kites; from the humble kaddie-old-punch to the glamorous star-point, the beautiful singing-engine to the dancing box-kite and the imposing large ones; all types. Back then, every kite flying on the Georgetown seawall was, “Made in British Guiana”. No imported kites were ever seen.

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Buxton Scholarship Fundraising Banquet – Brooklyn NY – April 27, 2019

Guyana: Indigenous Orealla Village now has six internet hotspots

The vllage of Orealla in the Courantyne River in the easternmost part of Berbice is now online. Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes, and head of the National Data Management Authority, Floyd Levi, on April 19, 2019 officially commissioned six Internet Hotspots spread across the community.

These hotspots are located in the Community Benab, the Community ICT hub, the Police Station, the Health Centre and the school building.

Now the residents of Orealla have free, unimpeded access to the Worldwide Web via the government donated laptop computers and any other computerized device. The benefits for every single residents are many, Minister Hughes said, as she urged the residents to make full use of their connectivity.                  Continue reading

Guyana asks World Court for swift Venezuela border case hearing

 – Venezuela refuses to participate

The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands.

Guyana wants the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to go ahead with oral hearings into the border controversy with Venezuela because Caracas has refused to submit counter arguments, the Foreign Ministry here said.

“In consequence, Guyana has decided to ask the Court to proceed directly to the holding of oral hearings, at the earliest possible date, to determine its jurisdiction over the case,” the ministry said.        Continue reading

Guyana: Exxon announces 13th crude oil discovery in Stabroek Block

The Noble Madden Drillship

A recent discovery of high quality sandstone reservoir has taken Guyana’s estimated number of recoverable barrels of crude oil well over 5.5 billion. The discovery, in the Yellowtail-1 well, is the fifth and largest discovery in the Turbot area of the block.

Mike Cousins, senior vice president of ExxonMobil Exploration and New Ventures, said that the shared value of the Turbot area has grown, as successive discoveries in the area have been made. Exxon expects Turbot to become a major development hub.            Continue reading

South Georgetown Alumnae Assoc: 10th Anniversary Gala- NY – August 30, 2019

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