Daily Archives: 01/16/2021

GUYANA: Fight erupts between accused as three remanded for Henry boys murder

Murdered: Isaiah and Joel Henry

 A fight yesterday erupted in the chute of the Georgetown Magistrates Court, between the three suspects who were remanded to prison for the gruesome murder of the Henry boys.

The men charged are; Akash Singh, 20, called “Monkey,” a fisherman of Zeelugt Squatting Area, East Bank Essequibo; his step-brother, Vinod Gopaul, 30, called “Magga,” of Yakusari, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice and Anil Sancharra, 34, called “Dan pole” and “Rasta,” a labourer of D’ Edward Village, West Coast Berbice.      Continue reading

GUYANA: OIL: Piping gas to shore brings major benefits; find the right investment balance – analyst

The Guyana government is forging ahead with its plan to land a gas pipeline onshore to produce cheaper, cleaner energy and create new economic opportunities for the country of just over 750,000 people.

While some have criticized this move, suggesting it would be too costly, one analyst is pointing out that the potential benefits far outweigh any challenges that may be encountered along the way.

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USA: Insurrection at the Capitol a warning that American democracy is under siege

 By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

They traveled from 36 states, the District of Columbia and even Canada, the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on January 6, causing five deaths and traumatizing the nation. They represented “nearly every facet of American society: lawyers, local lawmakers, real estate agents, law enforcement officers, military veterans, construction workers, hair stylists and nurses,” The Washington Post reported.

They were “devout Christians who highlighted Bible verses, adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory and members of documented hate groups, including white nationalist organizations and militant right-wing organizations, such as the Proud Boys.” They were, a Post headline said, “A raging collection of grievances and disillusionment.”        Continue reading

Chapter 5 – Canada: Immigrants in Toronto – By Geoff Burrowes 

– By Geoff Burrowes

On arrival in Toronto my aunt and cousin Mike gave us a soft landing by generously giving us a comfortable place to live and coaching us in what to expect.

Believe me it helped. My aunt Dee lived in Willowdale, in a bungalow, on a pleasant treed lot. She and my cousin Mike had lived in apartment in Don Mills until they were in a position to move to a house. Mike was a life Insurance salesman who had a lot of contacts among the Guyanese community in Toronto, some of whom had been his clients when he sold insurance for Demerara Life in Guyana.      Continue reading