Daily Archives: July 16, 2020

Guyana: COVID-19: Curfew hours reduced, outside dining permitted; govt workers to resume work

The Stabroek Market area at about 6 PM when the curfew starts

Even as Guyana recorded its 19th coronavirus-related death on Thursday, the National COVID-19 Task Force has announced plans to implement the third phase of it’s reopening proposal which will see current curfew hours extended, and private and public sector employees returning to work on a rotation basis.

The task force confirmed that the new phase will take effect from Saturday, July 18 and continue until July 31, 2020.  Continue reading

A timeline of two millennia that define Black history – The Guardian UK

A timeline of two millennia of world-shaping individuals and momentous events that define Black history

Britain’s black history month has been running for over 30 years. Yet it took the toppling of the statue of a 17th-century slave trader for many people to discover how deep the legacy of slavery runs throughout the country.

For all of us to understand where we are, and how we got here, it’s clear we need to understand our history. And that must include the contribution of Africans and their descendants to the story of Britain, and the world. These timelines celebrate some of those stories: of world-shaping individuals and momentous events.            Continue reading

Fertility rate: ‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in children being born – BBC News

Graph of number of children women have

15 July 2020

  • The world is ill-prepared for the global crash in children being born which is set to have a “jaw-dropping” impact on societies, say researchers.
  • Falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century.
  • And 23 nations – including Spain and Japan – are expected to see their populations halve by 2100.
  • Countries will also age dramatically, with as many people turning 80 as there are being born.

What is going on?

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Guyana Elections: US calls on Granger gov’t to step aside; announces visa restrictions

Mike Pompeo
Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today announced visa restrictions on individuals undermining democracy here and said that the Granger administration must respect the results of democratic elections and step aside.

Pompeo, speaking at the State Department in Washington, said that immediate family members of these individuals could also be affected.            Continue reading