Daily Archives: 08/15/2020

Guyana Politics: Charges against Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali dismissed

Pres. Irfaan Ali

CMC- Georgetown – Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan Friday dismissed 19 fraud-related charges against President Irfaan Ali over the sale of state lands in the “Pradoville 2” Housing Scheme.

The charges against Ali detail offences alleged to have occurred between the period of September 2010 and March, 2015, when he was housing minister in a previous People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) government, and involved house lot allocations to six former Cabinet members, including the now Vice-President, Bharrat Jagdeo, former cabinet secretary Dr Roger Luncheon and four former government ministers, Priya Manickchand, Dr Jennifer Westford, Robert Persaud and Clement Rohee.

Guyana Politics: Audio Interview: AFC’s Dominic Gaskin on Elections 2020

Dominic Gaskin

Dominic Gaskin discusses elections and future in politics

Former Minister of Business and AFC Executive Dominic Gaskin discusses the pre and post March 2nd event, his future in politics and the relationship with his father-in-law and former President David Granger, among other issues.

MUSIC: How the Chinese-Jamaican Community Influenced the Development of Classic Reggae – Opinion

 By Jared Proudfoot | Bandcamp Daily

Jamaican music as we know it today—from mento to ska, rocksteady, reggae, dancehall, and dub — has been well documented. But within those genres, there was a small but influential group of innovators whose story is not as well known. — these were the studio and record shop owners, sound system engineers, producers, and session musicians who each played an underappreciated but outsized role in the development of Jamaican music as we know it. They were also all descendants of the Hakka people from the Guangdong province in China.             

The emergence of a Chinese-Jamaican commVincent and Patricia Chin; Clive Chin; Mikey and Geoffrey Chung; Byron Lee; Justin Yap; Leslie Kong; Ernest, Jo Jo, Kenneth, and Paulie Hoo Kim unity in Jamaica dates back to the 1850’s, when a population of Hakka Chinese moved to the island as indentured laborers.      Continue reading

BUSINESS: The age of the office is over – the future lies in Britain’s commuter towns – The Guardian

Is the office dead? Not an office, which everyone needs, but “the office”, the institution, the corporate HQ, the great overhead in the sky. Just as once the farm gave way to the factory and the factory to the desk, so technology transforms the nature of work. At the turn of the 21st century the digital revolution shrank offices to tiny screens. From then on offices have lived on borrowed time. Coronavirus has called their bluff. But has bluff also been called on the office’s sovereign domain, the city centre?          Continue reading

US ECONOMY: Why cash has been piling up during the pandemic – The Economist

Consumers are hoarding banknotes. And perhaps crooks are struggling to launder their ill-gotten gains

Graphic detail  – Aug 13th 2020 – The Economist
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