Daily Archives: July 21, 2020

Guyana Tourism: Cowboy Country: Waikin Ranch – Rupununi

Featured Itinerary: WAIKIN RANCH. Rupununi

 3-Day Itinerary

Waikin Ranch is a working farm and cattle ranch sitting on 33,000 acres of land in the central Rupununi region.

This property has combined the passion for agriculture, animal husbandry, conservation and hospitality to create a unique and special guest experience. The ranch and its surrounding savannah and wetlands is a haven for a wide variety of species of mammals, reptiles, fish and almost 200 species of bird.

Most trips to Waikin Ranch last between two and four days and this property makes a fantastic base camp from which to explore the savannah and other attractions in the Central Rupununi.     (See itinerary details in link below)      Continue reading

Guyana Elections: APNU+AFC heads to Guyana Court of Appeal to challenge a High Court decision

PPP, APNU+AFC haggle over “hopeless appeal” vs “valid votes”

Guyana Appeal Court in Kingston

As A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) prepares to head to the Guyana Court of Appeal to challenge a High Court decision that the recounted votes must be used to declare the results of the March 2, 2020 elections, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) said the coalition was about to waste its time on a “hopeless appeal”.

APNU+AFC campaign manager, Joseph Harmon expressed disappointment at the decision by Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire, saying that she “sidestepped the issue of fraudulent ballots in the tabulated votes at the Recount.”        Continue reading

Guyana: Landmarks – By Dave Martins 

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It struck me recently that we become so caught up with all the myriad things that make up our individual lives that we are often unaware of how so many pieces in that maelstrom are operating almost automatically for us like signposts or landmarks that speak to us silently but vividly letting us know when we’re on course and when we’re not. One of the early ones for me, growing up on West Dem, was on my bicycle trips from our house in Vreed-en-Hoop to my mother’s Barcellos family home at Hague, some eight miles away.

Coming back home after a Hague visit, on my Rudge sports model, a sign-post for me on the red dirt road was the twin concrete strips starting at the wide turn at Crane that let me know I was only a mile or so from home. For a youngster like me, 11 years old and riding alone, that was my security signal – almost home.  I doubt anyone else saw the concrete strips that way, but that’s how it worked for me – a landmark.  We have these things operating in our lives, at the back of our minds somewhere, fully on automatic, steering us on in total silence.          Continue reading

UK: Business: Empty city centres: ‘I’m not sure it will ever be the same again’ – Guardian UK

People in Leeds, Newcastle and Bristol on the impact of lockdown and hopes of a return to normal

People walk past empty office space in Leeds city centre
 Empty office space in Leeds city centre. 

Boris Johnson has given the green light for employers to start bringing staff back to offices from the beginning of August. But in three city centres the Guardian found concern about whether the old normal would ever return.

Leeds – ‘A lot of people are saying they’re not coming back’                Continue reading