Daily Archives: 08/26/2019

GWI aims to replace century-old pipelines in Georgetown Guyana

Guyana Water Inc. Managing Director, Dr. Richard Van West-Charles says that there are discussions with the Ministries of Communities and Finance concerning replacement of city’s network, where some pipelines are over a century old.

“We have highlighted the issues of the aged network within the Capital City and we have received the approval of the supplementary provision in which we are going to be replacing lines in Church Street and Vlissengen Road,” Dr. Van West-Charles, a Department of Public Information (DPI) quoted the GWI official as saying.  Continue reading

Profile: Gibson and Anita Caesar: Keepers of the Rainforests

Gibson and Anita Caesar: Keepers of the Rainforests

  • By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The rainforests are a powerhouse of diversity. They contain more than half of the animal and plant species on the planet. Many of the medicines that we use today are from plants in the rainforests. Food sources are to be found in the forests as well and we are reminded in the popular media that the rainforests are the ‘lungs of the world.’

This means that they store about 20 per cent of the world’s oxygen. But they also absorb a great portion of the man-made carbon dioxide emissions.

READ MORE: Gibson and Anita Caesar – Keepers of the Rainforests

U.S mass killers always live to see another day – By Yvonne Sam

U.S mass killers always live to see another day—Why for Blacks it’s the other way?  

  By Yvonne Sam

The mass shooter in Dayton, Ohio that killed nine people and wounded 26 others is an oddity. Connor Betts, the killer is not an aberration because he shot and killed nine persons less than 24 hours after another assassin Patrick Crusius massacred 20 people in El Paso, Texas.  He is different because he was gunned down by Dayton, Ohio police.  https://nypost.com/2019/08/05/video-shows-moment-cops-kill-connor-betts-during-dayton-massacre/.

A deviation from the normal pattern.  In fact, pictures of the mass killer being handcuffed while being gently spoken to by arresting officers stand in blatant and  blood boiling contrast to the picture of Eric Garner,  an unarmed Black man being body slammed  to the pavement in Staten island by NYPD officers, and eventually being choked to death by officer Daniel Pantaleo.    Continue reading

Nation- Building: Ethnic Tolerance and Social Cohesion – By Lear Matthews

Ethnic Tolerance and Social Cohesion: Pathway to Nation-building in Guyana

  • By Lear Matthews

Cultural traditions embody the bedrock of a nation’s survival. Guyana is described as the “Land of Six Peoples”, an expression of its multi-ethnic heritage. In an attempt to sustain the multicultural foundation, the Guyana Cultural Association Inc. promotes the concept of “bridging” among diverse groups both in the homeland and the diaspora, thus highlighting the potency of propagating cultural/emotional connections.

The goal is to provide the opportunity to ‘keep in touch’ with one’s heritage, to learn more about other groups and the socio-cultural vibrancy it could generate. The hope is that this adds to the possibilities of national unity, as well as helping to create conditions for collective planning and execution of development projects that benefit the entire nation.            Continue reading

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