Daily Archives: 11/04/2020

US ELECTIONS: Trump and Biden predict win but election goes to wire – BBC News – LIVE Updates

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US ELECTIONS: If Biden wins … Sanders Says US ‘Must Not Go Back to Business as Usual’

During final get-out-the-vote rally before Election Day, the Vermont senator said “we must have the courage to think big, not small.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at a protest at the U.S. Capitol on October 22, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Bernie Sanders

At a final get-out-the-vote rally with fellow progressives ahead of Election Day, Sen. Bernie Sanders stressed that defeating President Donald Trump at the ballot box Tuesday is a necessary first step but hardly sufficient in the face of economic, climate, and public health crises that demand transformational change—not merely a return to the pre-Trump status quo.

Moray House Trust – Illustrated Talk- Ron Savory – Nov 7, 2020 – Virtual Event

Title: Ron Savory: a Guyanese quest
An illustrated talk about the late Guyanese artist Ron Savory.

: Alim Hosein (University of Guyana)

Date: Saturday 7th November 2020
: 5.00 pm GUYANA [4.00 pm Toronto, New York 9.00 pm UK] Continue reading

OPINION: Tourism Dependency: The Curse of the Caribbean -By Bert Hoffmann

Canopy walkway

Iwokrama Canopy Walkway | In the heart of Guyana’s Rainforest


By Bert Hoffmann

No region depends more on tourism than the Caribbean. Now, during the corona crisis, it’s deserted and vulnerable.

Of the twenty (20) countries in the world that depend most on tourism, eleven (11) are in the Caribbean. Everyone longs to be there. Now, however, borders are sealed, planes grounded and cruise ships stranded at sea. The COVID-19 crisis has plunged the Caribbean into an existential crisis that seriously challenges its development model. In recent decades, countries in the region were optimized for globalization. But now the globalized economy is imploding and they have got to figure out how to survive.        Continue reading

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