Daily Archives: 02/18/2021

Chapter 5: Immigrants – And then there was TV! – By Geoff Burrowes

– By Geoff Burrowes – Short Stories

Shortly after moving into our new apartment in Toronto Canada, Norma’s Dad changed our lives.

In Guyana at that time there was no TV. We got our news and entertainment from the radio or boombox! The radio stations, ZFY, which became Radio Demerara and the new startup GBS were state of the art, professionally run radio stations that gave Georgetown news, soap operas, a wide range of music and opinions from erudite, knowledgeable people. Olga Lopes Seale, Rafiq Khan, Ulric Gouveia, Cliff Leeming and the Ovaltinees, Randolf Proffit, Claude Vieira, Vic Insanally, Hugh Cholmondely, Ron Robinson, Vivian Lee and Lenny Hares of “Crabfoot and Lightning” fame were some of the names I can remember now.    Continue reading

Guyana Government awaiting arrival of Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines

–   Chinese shipment to arrive  soon – – Min. Anthony

February 16, 2021 DPI – The Ministry of Health continues to receive positive feedback from frontline workers who took their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine last week. This batch of 3000 doses, gifted to Guyana by the Government of Barbados, is nearly exhausted.

During Tuesday’s COVID-19 update, Minister Hon. Dr. Frank Anthony said He said the Government is looking forward to the arrival of the 20,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccines donated by the Chinese Government.    Continue reading

TAXATION: Why Swedes Accept High Taxation for Welfare State Services – BBC Video

Why the Swedes love doing something that Americans hate


Sweden is infamous for having some of the highest taxes in the world, and yet the country’s tax agency is still one of Sweden’s most trusted institutions.

The Swedish attitude towards tax contrasts sharply with many countries where taxes can be a deeply divisive issue. We investigate what this says about Swedish society and how the popularity of the welfare state might survive growing challenges in the future.

Video by Maddy Savage and Benoît Derrier    (Play Video below}            

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