Daily Archives: August 14, 2020

GUYANA: Toronto Consulate – Public Notice – Consular Services

Toronto Consulate -Public Notice- Consular Services

The Consulate General of Guyana in Toronto, Canada wishes to inform that effective Monday,
August 10, 2020 the Consulate will be reopening to accommodate by APPOINTMENTS ONLY, Consular
Services that require the applicants to appear in person before a Consular Officer.

CONSULAR SERVICES BY APPOINTMENTS ONLY         

The categories of consular services that will be accommodated by appointments only are as follows:          Continue reading

OIL: Exxon may need Guyana more than Guyana needs Exxon – says investors

Seeking Alpha, a forum of international investors and financial industry experts, has published an article stating that ExxonMobil has bet so much on Guyana that the oil major may very well need Guyana more than Guyana needs ExxonMobil.

While Guyana cannot do oil exploration and production by itself, there are other oil majors it can turn to with the technological expertise and track record for the job.

But when it comes to Guyana, its offshore assets and the 2016 deal constitute the jewel in Exxon’s crown. The investor forum said that there aren’t many opportunities like Guyana on Exxon’s pipeline.      Continue reading

The Unraveling of America  – Anthropologist Wade Davis | Rolling Stone 

How COVID-19 Signals the End of the American Era

Anthropologist Wade Davis | Rolling Stone 

Never in our lives have we experienced such a global phenomenon. For the first time in the history of the world, all of humanity, informed by the unprecedented reach of digital technology, has come together, focused on the same existential threat, consumed by the same fears and uncertainties, eagerly anticipating the same, as yet unrealized, promises of medical science.

In a single season, civilization has been brought low by a microscopic parasite 10,000 times smaller than a grain of salt. COVID-19 attacks our physical bodies, but also the cultural foundations of our lives, the toolbox of community and connectivity that is for the human what claws and teeth represent to the tiger.          Continue reading

Trinidad Elections: Boycott over race rant by relative of Ramsaran Dairy Products

— ‘Racist’ rant online leads to firing, products removed from stores…

A rant on social media deemed to be racist and highly offensive has led to the firing of a close family member and employee of popular drinks manufacturer Ramsaran’s Dairy Products, as well as a mass boycott of the products.

The Supermarkets Association of Trinidad and Tobago has urged its 300-plus members to “immediately” boycott the brand.

Five supermarkets—Massy Stores, Xtra Foods, Persad’s D’ Food King, JTA and West Bees—confirmed yesterday they were pulling Ramsaran’s products from their shelves “with immediate effect”.   

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