Daily Archives: December 6, 2019

Foreign and Local Investment: Fairness for All | Sir Ronald Sanders

By Sir Ronald Sanders

WASHINGTON, United States, Friday December 6, 2019 – There has always been tension between encouraging foreign investment and promoting local entrepreneurship. In many countries, local businesses are expected to pay a range of domestic taxes while governments exempt foreign investors from obligation for the same taxes in order to attract their money, knowledge and, in some cases, their technological skills.

Where foreign investors do bring their own money, have greater knowledge and possess technological skills, granting them tax holidays for prescribed periods of time is utterly fair. But granting such tax holidays on a perennial basis, as many investors have come to expect in small countries, is unfair and the practice should be re-examined.          Continue reading

MAP: North America really has 11 separate ‘nations’ with entirely different cultures

11 Nations

The 11 nations of North America  Colin Woodward and Tufts/Brian Stauffer

 and Dec 4, 2019, – Business Insider

Author and journalist Colin Woodard identified 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.

Guyana: Georgetown and Other Tourism News: Guyana Tourism Authority

Dear Fellow Traveller,

When my family and I relocated to Georgetown less than two years ago, we had a good idea of what to expect. We knew we would have the chance to explore the markets here, and discover a wealth of fresh, local ingredients, many of which were totally new to us. We knew we would be introduced to styles of art, architecture, music and cuisine that were different from those of other Caribbean and Latin American countries.

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Why Have No Republicans Turned On Trump? – By Thom Hartmann | Economy For All

It’s all about the bucks, in this post-Citizens United America.

By Thom Hartmann | Economy For All

There is a very simple reason why some Republicans voted for the impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon, but none have so far broken ranks against Trump.

That reason is a corrupted U.S. Supreme Court.

In 1976 (Buckley v. Valeo) and 1978 (First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti), the Supreme Court ruled that when corporations and billionaires purchase their very own politicians, it is constitutionally protected “free speech” rather than “bribery”, which is how we defined it from the beginning of our republic until 1976.          Continue reading

Caribbean: Barbados opening its doors to Immigration

Min of Home Affairs – Edmund Hinkson

BY GEORGE ALLEYNE – Caribbean Life News

Faced with a declining population Barbados is introducing sweeping changes to its immigration laws, widening the scope of non-nationals who can become citizens, and speeding up the process.

Following a slow population growth rate that began shortly after independence in 1966, the island then stepped into a negative birth rate from 2014 onwards resulting in an overall declining populace contrasted with a growing elderly group that puts in peril the National Insurance Scheme funds including pensions because of reduced entrants into the workforce to pay into those annuities.          Continue reading

A Guyanese Christmas Song about Jesus – by Francis Quamina Farrier

– by Francis Quamina Farrier
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Christmas is fast approaching and there many Christmas Carols and Christmas songs on the airways. The majority are from the United States. Some are from the Caribbean. Very few from Guyana. You would have to be of a certain mature age to recall when the Guyanese Christmas Song, “CHRISTMAS MORNING IS HERE AGAIN” by Capt. Elmo McKenzie was extremely popular on local radio and elsewhere, for decades.
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Some Guyanese consider it as the greatest Guyanese Christmas song of all time and pity that it was composed at a time when Music Videos were yet to come. Of more recent vintage and produced as a Music Video, is the newer Guyanese Christmas Song “MY BABY KING”, which was produced by Bonny Alves with a talented Ensemble including Charmaine Blackman, Eze Rockeliffe and Tiny Duggan among others. There is a special aspect of this Guyanese Christmas song which is about “The Reason for the Season” – the birth of “My Baby King”, JESUS.    Continue reading