Daily Archives: October 12, 2020

GUYANA: Airports say they are ready for passengers from today – October 12. 2020

The country’s two international airports yesterday said they were ready to begin receiving passengers from today and the EFCIA said it expected its first flight from Caribbean Airlines (CAL) around October 19th.

As Guyana’s international airports reopen from today, incoming passengers who hold negative COVID-19 test results older than 72 hours will be subjected to a second PCR test and are likely to have to wait at the airports for approximately four hours before receiving their results.        Continue reading

GUYANA OIL: Canje Oil block award filled with red flags of Corruption

The Oil Giveaway Graveyard

In excess of one hundred billion American dollars of our oil wealth were given away by PPP leaders, with the Coalition and civil society silently consenting. THIS WAS ON THE CANJE OIL BLOCK ALONE.

To cheat and insult us further, Guyana must pay the owners of Mid Atlantic, who handed government a bill, without detailed information, for GY $100 million in pre-contract costs related to that same oil block.

They gave away the Canje oil block for free and then the hustlers of Mid Atlantic turned around and handed this ludicrous bill without explanationContinue reading

Thanksgiving in Canada in 2020 – 12 October 2020

Thanksgiving in Canada in 2020

When is Canadian Thanksgiving?

Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October and is an official statutory holiday, except in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

In Nova Scotia, Thanksgiving is a Designated Retail Closing Day. This means under the Retail Business Designated Day Closing Act, some retail businesses are prohibited from opening, but it is not a paid holiday.                Continue reading

CANADA: Mental Health Awareness Month: Blacks and Police Brutality

A lingering pause at a lesser-known cause of mental illness.

By Yvonne Sam

In Canada, October is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is an essential part of overall physical health and satisfaction.

However, has any degree of real attention been paid on the mental health issues in Blacks associated with police brutality? The data is engrossing and unquestionable. A 2017 report by three independent Montreal- based researchers found that Blacks were four to five times more likely to be stopped by police officers. Another 5 in 10 Blacks said that they or a family member had been stopped. Plainly put that means that if you know two Black people, one of them feels that they have been treated unfairly by the police.            Continue reading