Monthly Archives: September 2020

Peace Studies and Gandhi Peace Festival event on Oct 2, 2020 – Live Stream Event

The Centre for Peace Studies and Gandhi Peace Festival
are pleased to invite you to the

The 28th Annual Gandhi Peace Festival

Festival Theme: Black Lives Matter

Please join us for a conversation with

Adrienne Shadd on a Live Stream Event

Black Lives in Hamilton. Ontario. CANADA

October 2, 2020 from 10am to 11:30am EDT

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GUYANA: No talks with APNU+AFC unless Harmon recognises PPP as “legitimately elected” gov’t – Pres. Ali

President Infaan Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Tuesday categorically ruled out any political engagement with the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) unless he is recognised as the Head of State and Government by Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon.

“Mr. Harmon must be honest enough to correct the wrongs he has done in that narrative and go out to the public and say the PPP (People’s Progressive Party) has been legitimately elected and it is the recognised government of Guyana and then we talk,” he told reporters at his Vlissengen Road-based office.    Continue reading

USA: Warning signs: Mike Pompeo goes to Guyana – By Ryan Cecil Jobson and Matthew Quest


By Ryan Cecil Jobson and Matthew Quest

  •  The latest episode of U.S. imperialist intrigue in the Americas deserves our critical attention. On September 17, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Suriname, beginning a diplomatic tour of South America that included additional stops in Guyana, Brazil, and Colombia.

But what is the motivation for Pompeo to visit Guyana, a country demeaned until recently as the “second poorest in the hemisphere?” Guyana, as well as Suriname, is central to the subversion of Venezuela, its neighbour to the west. In recent years, as energy multinationals withdrew from Venezuela under the threat of US economic sanctions, the Guyana-Suriname Basin emerged as a hotbed of offshore oil and gas discoveries totaling over 8 billion barrels of crude oil equivalent.      Continue reading

OPINION: The Hidden History of Canada’s Influence and Interference in Guyana

Canadian corporations have played a role in neoliberal economic restructuring in the small South American country

Yves Engler / Canadian Dimension

Reflecting an extreme imbalance in power, people in Guyana are well informed about Canadian activity in their country, but our media seldom mentions the small nation on South America’s North Atlantic coast. 

As such, it was a positive sign to see the CBC and the Calgary Herald report on former Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s recent appointment to lead a review of the oil sector in the former British colony, which sits between Venezuela and Suriname on the northeastern tip of South America.

The industry friendly Redford will head a team of Canadian consultants to review Exxon Mobil’s massive planned project at the proposed Payara oil well that has been criticized for low royalty rates.  Continue reading

MEDICAL: Elon Musk says he and his family won’t get a coronavirus vaccine – Business Insider

Elon Musk

The coronavirus pandemic

Business Insider – 28 September 2020

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a new interview that he and his family weren’t planning to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one became available.
  • He told the journalist Kara Swisher in an episode of the new podcast “Sway” that he believed he and his kids weren’t at risk of contracting the coronavirus.
  • Musk has repeatedly downplayed the severity of the coronavirus and has repeated falsehoods about COVID-19; there is no evidence that he or his family are any less susceptible to the highly contagious virus that has killed more than 200,000 Americans of all ages.
  • Elon Musk says he and his family won’t get a coronavirus vaccine when one becomes available.      

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GUYANA: OIL: PPP/C Govt. doing its utmost to keep Guyana a “banana republic” – Dr. Jan Mangal

…Approval for Payara – ‘A country which has no self-respect and accepts crumbs for its Crown Jewels’ – Dr. Jan Mangal

Dr. Jan Mangal

During an exclusive interview, Dr. Mangal articulated, “I have already said so much on this topic, am just thoroughly disappointed to see Guyanese politicians continue to sell out the nation, and perpetuate our 50 plus years as a failed state, when instead we always should have been the beacon for the Caribbean.”    Continue reading

US Elections: Donald Trump: Six key findings from the New York Times’ Trump taxes bombshell

The president pays little, faces hefty audit costs as well as loans coming due soon, and Ivanka is not in the clear

he publication of Donald Trump’s records by the New York Times is one of the biggest bombshells to hit an unprecedented 2020 election campaign already been hit by a litany of scandals, a bitter fight over a supreme court nomination and a pandemic in which 7m Americans have been infected and more than 200,000 have died, during a bungled federal response.

The president’s taxes have long been the great white whale of political reporters in America as well as prosecutors keen to find evidence of wrongdoing.    Continue reading

VIDEO: The Illusion of MONEY, TIME & EGO – By Alan Watts

VIDEO: The Illusion of MONEY, TIME & EGO – Alan Watts – 

  • AFTER SKOOL: 1,108,791 views – since  Sep 1, 2020

GUYANA: New Harbour Bridge planned from Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara to LaGrange, West Bank Demerara

Inter-agency body to oversee new harbour bridge to be convened 

President Ali at Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara site

DPI  September 26, 2020

President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, says the government will be convening an inter-agency committee next week to oversee the consultations on the project to build a new, state-of-the-art harbour bridge.

The President made the disclosure this afternoon during a visit to the proposed site for the construction of the bridge at Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara. He was accompanied by Minister of Public Works, the Hon. Bishop Juan Edghill, Minister with the Ministry of Public Works, the Hon. Deodat Indar, and other officials.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Around 66% of tourism workers affected by fallout from COVID-19 – President

President Infaan Ali

President Irfaan Ali today said that around 30% of those employed in the tourism sector have lost their jobs and another 36% had been furloughed or placed on unpaid leave as a result of the fallout from COVID-19.

A statement commemorating World Tourism Day follows:

Statement by President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali  On the Occasion of World Tourism Day 2020 – (September 27, 2020)

Fellow Guyanese, it is with great pleasure that I bring to you greetings in recognition of World Tourism Day 2020, which is being celebrated under the theme “Tourism and Rural Development”.         
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