Daily Archives: 03/16/2020

Business: Covid-19 could cause permanent shift towards home working – The Guardian UK

Tech firms will benefit, but some companies could find employees don’t want to return to the office

 Internet service providers have come under pressure to lift bandwidth caps so remote workers don’t get cut off from their employers. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Covid-19 could permanently shift working patterns as companies forced to embrace remote working by the pandemic find that their employees do not want to return to the office once the closures are lifted.      Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2020: Whoever wins also loses… and that means all of us – GHK Lall

Mar 16, 2020  Features / ColumnistsLetters, Kaieteur News

Dear Editor…. Letter from GHK Lall 

I stand in strong support of a full national recount. At first, I thought that that represented the sum of commonsense, a deep wisdom, given what we have had, and what now rages with all the intensity (the increasing and unceasing intensity) of an unstoppable inferno. Then I came to my senses, which had deserted me for a short moment. Yes! This is what this place does to citizens.

I came to my senses that while a full recount looks like the way out of the quagmire-the grave, to be unsparingly and crudely blunt-there is a problem, a serious problem that is sure to raise and display another of its many frightening heads. It is that somebody, from some party, is sure to raise hell and run amok with claims that the ballot boxes were tampered with and, you guessed it, stuffed. Or rearranged to the detriment of the competition.        Continue reading

Coronavirus Could Cause Crisis for Caribbean Tourism if Not Contained – CDB Economist

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(Barbados Today) – BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday March 10, 2020 – With many Caribbean economies still performing below par, there are mounting fears among officials about the devastating impact the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) could have on the region’s bread and butter tourism industry and related sectors.

This warning was sounded recently as the University of the West Indies (UWI) hosted a Vice-Chancellor’s Forum – COVID 19: Partnering in the Caribbean’s Response.

While panellists pointed out that governments and the university were working closely with national and regional institutions to minimize the threat to the region, they agreed that should the virus, which originated in China, reach our shores, it could have devastating consequences.         Continue reading

Coronavirus: Lockdown … by Fr. Richard Hendricks, OFM

Lockdown  ….. Fr. Richard Hendricks, OFM     

Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.
They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
You can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
The sky is no longer thick with fumes
But blue and grey and clear.          Continue reading

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