Daily Archives: 11/05/2019

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – October 2019

Here is the October 2019 issue of Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter. You may click on the following link to access it:


We take this opportunity to once again congratulate the recipients of the 2019 Buxton Scholarship Awards and extend best Wishes for continued success to all!

Best Wishes also to our US subscribers for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Warm regards,

Lorna Campbell

Editor, Buxton-Friendship Express

Guyana: Local economy can expand by 86% in 2020 – IMF

DPI, Guyana, Monday, November 4, 2019 – GovernmentMinistry of Finance,

Guyana can see its economy grow by a further 86% next year after expanding by 4.4% this year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). That is 14 times the projected pace of China and driven by ExxonMobil’s discovery and production of oil.

“We’re moving from a very low base to a stratospheric leap,” Minister of Finance Winston Jordan said in an invited comment.

While Guyana’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) is $4 Billion, it will expand to about $15 Billion by 2024, according to the IMF.        Continue reading

Agriculture: Coconut venture for 700 acres of Wales Estate land

Dr. Arlington Chesney

Dr. Arlington Chesney

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Approximately 700 acres of the shuttered Wales Sugar Estate has been leased to the newly formed Amazonia Expert Services Limited (AESL) which has expressed the intention to enter the coconut industry.

Former Executive Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI),  Dr. Arlington Chesney, who is a principal in AESL.          Continue reading

Electric Cars: Volkswagen starts production of car it says is ‘accessible to millions’

Volkswagen starts factory production of electric car it says is ‘accessible to millions’
  • A ceremony held at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant was attended by CEO Herbert Diess and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • Some of the automotive industry’s major players are now making moves in the electric vehicle sector.

The Volkswagen Group officially started series production of its ID.3 electric car Monday, with the German auto giant aiming to become a world leader in the growing field of e-mobility.          Continue reading

David Jessop | Brexit Will Divide Britain For Years To Come

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:16 AM
A pro-Brexit demonstrator protests during a rally outside the houses of Parliament in London, Thursday, October 31, 2019. The EU has allowed Britain to delay its Brexit departure from the bloc until January 31, 2020 enabling Britain to hold a general election on December 12, 2019.
A pro-Brexit demonstrator outside the houses of Parliament in London.
The EU has allowed Britain to delay its Brexit departure from the bloc until January 31, 2020.

Britain is to hold a general election on December 12. It is a decision that the country’s political class hope will end once and for all the damaging debate and procedural manoeuvres about how, when or whether the United Kingdom will leave the European Union.      Continue reading

UK Elections: Trump wades again into UK politics, tells Johnson, Farage to unite

Donald Trump
Donald Trump     
Trump told reporters at the White House that both men were friends of his, but Johnson was “the right man for the time.”            Continue reading
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