Daily Archives: June 6, 2020

GECOM: Elections Recount: PPP leading by 16,371 votes – 167 boxes left to be completed

 Jun 06, 2020 – Kaieteur News

On Day 31 of the National Recount exercise, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) managed to complete an additional 76 ballot boxes, with the opposition PPP now 16,371 lead votes over the incumbent APNU+AFC.

GECOM’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Yolanda Ward, informed the media last evening that the  76 boxes were for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). The recount for all other regions has been completed. This brings recounted ballot boxes to 2,172, with 167 remaining to be counted.              Continue reading

Guyana: Musical extraordinaire, David Martins, is a ‘Special Person’ + Music Video

Guyanese musical icon Dave Martins is a ‘Special Person’

Dave Martins and his beloved guitar

“I learned a lot from listening to the approaches of the Trinis, particularly Sparrow, and Lord Kitchener, but I was also a big fan of Lord Blakie, the man with the ribald infectious laugh, and Andre Tanker with his clever lyrics. It was then, and remains now, a treasure trove for me.”

By Rehanna Ramsay

Almost all Guyanese are familiar with the lyrics of David Anthony Martins’ ‘Not a Blade a Grass” and “Is We Own.” These songs make up a list of hit tunes which make Guyanese everywhere reminiscent of the realities which make the land mass we call home, truly unique. Continue reading

Remote working: How cities might change if we worked from home more – BBC News

Times Square – Empty

For many of us, our homes have become our workplaces over the past few months, and a full return to the office still appears a remote prospect.

Major tech companies say they are open to their staff working from home permanently. Employees are coming to realise remote working is not only possible but, in some cases, preferable. A shift to a new way of working might already be under way.

Such a shift could have profound implications on our home life, and by extension on the life of our towns and cities: almost a quarter of all office space in England and Wales is in central London alone.

To understand those implications, we brought together four experts on city life, all of whom were working from home.    Continue reading

How covid-19 could change the financial world order | The Economist

Guyana: History: Independence Video – May 26,1966

— Hear Anthem below:

Guyana National Anthem “Dear Land of Guyana, of Rivers and Plains” with music, vocal and lyrics   

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