Daily Archives: August 17, 2020

Guyana Govt fends off criticism over hiring of former Canadian provincial premier to review Payara oil well

Alison Redford

Minister of Natural Resources  Vickram Bharrat on Sunday shrugged off concerns about Canadian consultant Alison Redford being at the helm of a team that has been hired to review work done on ExxonMobil’s Field Development Plan for the Payara oil field because she has been fingered in alleged misuse of public funds in her home country.

“Some of the criticism I think is a bit unfair. It is politically driven and there are people, who are behind it too  with probably different interests at the same time,” Mr, Bharrat said. “We have confidence in the Canadians and they recommended her so we’re willing to work with her,” he  added. The Natural Resources Minister said President Irfaan Ali would have to be first satisfied with the documents that he would be signing.    Continue reading

VIDEO: Some historical photos from the old British Guiana – now Guyana

Some scenes from the old British Guiana, now Guyana

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US Politics: Harris ‘electrifies’ West Indian voters — and gives Biden a new edge in Florida – Politico

The Black West Indian diaspora community is a little-discussed but increasingly influential slice of the electorate of the nation’s biggest swing state.

LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Almost as soon as Kamala Harris became the first woman of Jamaican-Indian descent to be nominated for vice president, a mock White House menu of oxtail and jerk chicken cropped up on a West Indian diaspora Facebook group called Soca de Vote.

Calls from Caribbean radio show hosts flooded the Biden campaign from South Florida. And a jolt of excitement shot through the crowd of early vote poll workers at the Lauderdhill Mall, in the midst of Broward County’s growing Jamaican community.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/15/kamala-harris-west-indian-voters-395554

VIDEO: ALL 5 GOLDEN BUZZER in Britain’s Got Talent 2018

Britain’s Got Talent 2018 – The Golden Buzzer is the highest achievement a contestant could get on this show. Only five were awarded in 2018.  Enjoy!!!

126,922,999 views – Very popular show reflected in the number of viewers of this video that was loaded online on May 20, 2018.