Daily Archives: August 6, 2020

APNU-AFC: Granger and Ramjattan criticize the PPP/C’s Cabinet

Kaieteur News – August 6, 2020

The David Granger/Khemraj Ramjattan-led APNU+AFC coalition yesterday went on a tirade against the governing People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) following the appointment of the new Cabinet at the Arthur Chung International Conference Centre.

The coalition made it clear that it sees the appointment as a “rubberstamp” Cabinet under the “authoritarian” control of Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo.
The coalition hurled insults at Jagdeo, and challenged the legitimacy of the Cabinet of President Irfaan Ali.

Read the full statement below:     Continue reading

BUSINESS: GOLD: After Covid-19; just how high will prices go in the 2020 gold rush?

The precious metal has passed $2,000 an ounce and analysts believe it will rise a lot further

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent –Thu 6 Aug 2020 15.27 BST – The Guardian

 In the five trading days to 3 August the total volume of gold traded was 251m ounces, worth £133bn. 

The price of gold soared to a record $2,047 (£1,538) on Wednesday as investors panicked by fears of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic rushed to buy the yellow metal as a safer place to store their wealth.

The gold price has risen by 34% since the start of the year, and this week broke through the $2,000 an ounce barrier and kept rising, as investors worry about Covid-19, as well as rising geopolitical tensions and the weakening of the US dollar.      Continue reading

THEATRE: Guyanese actors who play real life African heroes – by Francis Quamina Farrier

EMANCIPATION 2020 FEATURE — by Francis Quamina Farrier
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United States-based Guyanese actors Ron Bobb-Semple and Rudolph Shaw keep turning in extremely strong performances of two real-life African heroes. They play Jamaican Marcus Garvey(August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940) and South African Steve Biko (December 18, 1946 – September 12, 1977) respectively.
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Both Garvey and Biko spent their lives fighting social and racial injustice; Garvey in the Americas, including a visit to British Guiana (Guyana) in October 1937. Freedom Fighter Steve Biko died of police brutality while he was detained in a cell at a Police Station, in apartheid South Africa.    Continue reading

Back to the Future: Americans should stop harking back to the 1950s

Lexington  – Mid-century modern

Americans should stop harking back to the 1950s. Many of the decade’s delights are still available

United States August 1st 2020 – Te Economist

Bengies, a drive-in outside Baltimore, does not allow alcohol, profanity, car-horns or headlights—which seemed reasonable. It also bans barefoot children (even when carried), photography, vehicles left unoccupied without an explanatory note, and refunds or ticket changes of any kind, which seemed a bit over the top. “This is not an exclusive list of our rules, but it’s a pretty good start,” said Mr Vogel, as the sky darkened over the 120-foot-long movie screen. He still hadn’t got through his covid-19 stipulations.      Continue reading

LIVING: The Mennonites – a trip back in time | DW Documentary – VIDEO

The Mennonites – a trip back in time | DW Documentary

Like the Amish in the US, the Mennonite Christian community shuns the modern world. Most Mennonites live in secluded, self-sufficient colonies. We get a rare glimpse into the life of a devout and isolated community. The Mennonites embrace isolation, which in their eyes helps protect them from the temptations of the modern world.            Continue reading