Daily Archives: July 9, 2019

Thieves hit ATMs in Barbados, leaving some customers broke

Stabroek News – 08 July 2019

(Barbados Nation) Police are probing reports that scores of bank accounts were hit over the weekend, leaving some customers broke.

And it appears that it is the work of thieves using skimming devices again – this time gaining access to accounts at Republic Bank, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and Scotiabank.        Continue reading

The education system is failing Guyana’s young people – By Adam Harris

The education system is failing Guyana’s young people

  Jul 07, 2019  Features / ColumnistsMy ColumnBy Adam Harris

Once more attention has been shifted to the school curriculum. This was caused by the recent results of the Grade Six Examinations. Again attention was on the top performers.

For starters, people began to look at the performance of the public schools. The two top performers came from public schools in rural Guyana. That in itself tells a story that one does not have to pay exorbitant fees for one’s child to do well. It boils down to the ability of the child to learn and the quality of the teachers.

EXCELLENT TEACHERS : THE KEY                Continue reading

Guyana: Dozens of American ambassadors said it before – By Freddie Kissoon

Venezuela crisis: Opposition announces talks in Barbados

  • 8 July 2019- BBC NEWS

President Nicolás Maduro versus Juan Guaidó

Talks between the Venezuelan opposition and the government to resolve the country’s political crisis will resume this week in Barbados.

The Norwegian foreign ministry, which has been acting as a mediator, said the two sides would meet “to move forward in the search for a negotiated and constitutional solution”.

The two sides have been engaged in a bitter power struggle since January.   Preliminary talks held in May in Oslo petered out without an agreement.

What is known about the talks?          Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Granger nominates eight for GECOM Chair including Justice Patterson

Stabroek News – 08 July 2019

President David Granger has nominated eight persons for position of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) including the former controversial holder of the post, Justice James Patterson.

The other nominees are  Stanley Ming, Kesaundra Alves, Dr Aubrey Armstrong, Kadim Khan, Kim Kyte-Thomas, Justice Claudette La Bennett and Justice Stanley Moore.

The President made nominations after Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said that in keeping with the CCJ ruling of June 18 he would be prepared to consider nominees though he will have the final say on the list to be submitted.          Continue reading

Why Busy-ness Is So Damaging to Individuals and Community Happiness

Published on Monday, July 08, 2019 by OpenDemocracy.net –by
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Our economic and political order fuels a state of constant activity which harms both individual and community well-being
Thinking is also dangerous, primarily to those in positions of power.(Photo: Pixabay/B_me. Pixabay Licence)

Thinking is also dangerous, primarily to those in positions of power. (Photo: Pixabay/B_me. Pixabay Licence)

There never seems to be enough time to accomplish all the things we must do. Life gets busier and busier. But what does all that busy-ness add to our lives?

Mainstream culture tells us that being busy is a virtue, so we want to be busy even if we complain about it. It means we’re productive and have purpose.          Continue reading

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