Monthly Archives: July 2020

Guyana: ExxonMobil discovers two more reservoirs in offshore oilfields

Exxon-Mobil- Deep Water Champion Oil Exploration Rig

CMC, –Added 30 July 2020

This was reported on July29, and confirms that recent drilling operations to appraise the size of a previous discovery had identified two additional high-quality reservoirs.          Continue reading

GUYANA HISTORY: The Demerara Slave Uprising in August 1823 – Hundreds executed

From Guyanastory – By Dr. Odeen Ishmael

RUMOURS OF FREEDOM OF SLAVES – 1823

Slavery Uprising in British Guiana (Guyana)

In England, some organisations were established to campaign for the abolition of slavery in the British colonies. These included the Baptist Missionary Society, the London Missionary Society, the Church Missionary Society, the British and Foreign Bible Society, the Methodist Society, and the Anti-Slavery Society formed in 1823.

The Anti-Slavery Society was very influential since among its members were the Quakers and important Members of Parliament including William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson and Fowell Buxton. In April 1823 Buxton presented a motion in the House of Commons calling for a gradual abolition of slavery in all British colonies, but it was defeated because the majority felt that abolition of slavery would leave the planters without a labour force. Instead, measures to ameliorate the condition of slaves were adopted. These ordered that female slaves should not be whipped as punishment and drivers should not carry whips in the field.      Continue reading

Guyana Elections: I will accept any declaration without condition – President Granger

 Jul 31, 2020  Kaieteur NewsBy Kemol King

– Harmon says court erred, maintains only ‘valid votes’ count

Pres. David Granger

President David Granger has said that he will accept any declaration of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice Claudette Singh SC, CCH and that such acceptance is not conditional.

He was, at the time, responding to questions during the commissioning of the new Infectious Diseases Hospital, recently retrofitted out of the Ocean View Hotel property at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.

The question pointed to the President – leader of APNU+AFC – was, given the party’s stance on valid votes, whether he would accept a declaration which includes votes he considers invalid.    Continue reading

Canada is running out of $50 bills because people are hoarding them

The Bank of Canada told CTV News that the shortage won’t impact the consumer’s ability to withdraw cash but it may require banks to alter their cash orders.  Continue reading

BUSINESS: COVID-19: US economy sees sharpest contraction in decades – BBC News

New Yorkers in need receive free produce, dry goods, and meat at a Food Bank For New York City distribution event at Lincoln Center on July 29, 2020 in New York City.
Food banks have seen a surge in demand – GETTY IMAGES

The US economy shrank at a 32.9% annual rate between April and June as the country grappled with lockdowns and spending cutbacks during the pandemic. It was the deepest decline since the government began keeping records in 1947 and three times more severe than the prior record of 10% set in 1958.

Reduced spending on services such as healthcare drove the fall.

Economists have said they expected to see the sharpest drop in the second quarter, with recovery thereafter.

But as virus cases in the US surge and some areas re-impose restrictions on activity, the rebound is showing signs of stalling.          Continue reading

US Elections 2020: Why Trump cannot delay the election + plus truth about mail-in voting

The president suggested postponing the presidential election in a tweet on Thursday July 30, but he doesn’t have that power

Donald Trump boards Air Force One in Maryland on 29 July.

Donald Trump boards Air Force One in Maryland on 29 July. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

in New York – The Guardian – Published onThu 30 Jul 2020 18.18 BST
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No. The president cannot act on his own to move the date of the election. The constitution gives state legislatures and Congress the ability to set the dates of elections. It does not give the president any power to do so.          Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision on use of recount votes

Guyana – Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal on Thursday by a unanimous decision upheld an earlier ruling that votes from the national recount of ballots must be used to declare the results of the March, 2020 general and regional elections in Guyana.

It dismissed the appeal filed by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) agent Ms. Misengna Jones who in her earlier application sought to compel the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to utilise the 10 declarations by the Returning Officers as the basis for announcing the winner of the March 2020 elections.    Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Three separate private criminal charges filed against GECOM Chair

Retired Justice Claudette Singh

The Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice Claudette Singh, is expected to make her first appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, on August 5, 2020-after three private criminal charges were filed against her yesterday morning- alleging misconduct in public office.  These private charges follow earlier private charges against CEO Lowenfield.        Continue reading

TRINIDAD: Crackdown on illegal migrants from Venezuela: COVID-19 threat

PORT OF SPAIN (CMC) – The Trinidad and Tobago government has said it would crack down on legal Venezuelan migrants engaged in illegally allowing their relatives and friends from the South American country to enter the island as health authorities confirmed an increase in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases here.

National Security Ministry Stuart Young, speaking at the Ministry of Health virtual news conference, said the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) and other national security agencies will be searching for and detaining anyone involved in human trafficking or anyone harbouring illegal immigrants.          

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World Politics: China v America: who is in charge? | The Economist – VIDEO

China v America: who is in charge? | The Economist 

Global leadership has been missing during the covid-19 pandemic. While President Trump has been pulling America out of global organisations like the WHO, China is seeking to increase its international influence, creating a shift in the world order. Read more here: https://econ.st/3eD5c7n