Monthly Archives: March 2021

Newsletter: Buxton-Friendship Express – January-March 2021

Here is the Buxton-Friendship Express for the period January-March 2021. Among the contributing writers to this issue is our village sage, Eusi Kwayana. He takes a critical look at the COVID-19 Pandemic. By the way, we would like to take this opportunity to extend Happy Birthday to him as he turns 96 next Sunday, 4th April, 2021.

As you observe the Easter holiday, please be safe and stay well!

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Regards,            Continue reading

Jagdeo to ask High Court to throw out GYD$20M libel judgement for Annette Ferguson

Bharrat Jagdeo                  Annette Ferguson

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo, against whom a GYD$20 million judgment was issued by the High Court for defaming former coalition Housing Minister Annette Ferguson, failed to file a defence because of the 2020 election issues and the closure of High  Court operations due to the coronavirus, Senior Counsel Anil Nandlall said Tuesday. March 29.

Mr. Nandlall said his client would be asking the High Court to discard the judgement which could see Mr. Jagdeo being jailed or his assets confiscated if he fails to pay Ms. Ferguson the damages awarded.        Continue reading

COVID-19: WHO warns against developing vaccine passports;

— fears it will create inequities

WHO warns against developing vaccine passports, fears it will create inequities


The World Health Organization warned against developing vaccine passports for fear it will create inequities in society. The U.S., U.K. and the European Union are considering introducing a digital passport.

GUYANA: Murder: Roger Khan says he was real target in attack

—- Police say doing thorough probe of murder outside Palm Court..

Ricardo Fagundes
Ricardo Fagundes

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) today said that it is doing a comprehensive probe of the murder of Ricardo Fagundes two weeks ago outside of the Palm Court Bar on Main Street.

The GPF issued a statement in relation to remarks by drug convict Roger Khan that the investigation had been compromised and that the police force had made no real effort so far.    Continue reading

BANANAS- A great natural food with many benefits

A banana really is a natural remedy for many ills.

When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.  It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around so maybe it’s time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, ‘A banana a day keeps the doctor away!’      

VIDEO: Why you can’t compare Covid-19 vaccines – by Vox

  Why you can’t compare Covid-19 vaccines– by Vox

What a vaccine’s “efficacy rate” actually means.

In the US, the first two available Covid-19 vaccines were the ones from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. Both vaccines have very high “efficacy rates,” of around 95%. But the third vaccine introduced in the US, from Johnson & Johnson, has a considerably lower efficacy rate: just 66%.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Exxon’s “enormous pressure” on government; good local content and taxi drivers – By GHK Lall


The Vice President opened his mouth and showed that he is not up to the job of dealing in the big leagues with the big boys. He laments about “enormous pressure” from Exxon to justify his government’s abject failure to seize the moment and rearrange this country’s prospects from greedy Exxon. He kowtowed embarrassingly with that limp one of getting more for Payara.

To the Hon. Vice President, I say this: it is nothing, not near what it should be. Again, I say this to the VP and Guyana, Exxon is a wounded giant, flopping around and hanging on to Guyana for dear life; it is beached on Guyana’s shores, and any swift kick to the behinds of its rapacious leaders will make them rear up in alarm.        Continue reading

OIL: Exxon-Mobil: The people have a right to question gas-to-shore project – Opinion

– Jagdeo’s ‘no brainer’ comment is arrogant and insulting – Christopher Ram

Mar 28, 2021 – Kaieteur News – “Disappointing, arrogant and insulting.”
That was how Chartered Accountant and Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram, (photo at left)  describes the recent comment made by Vice President (VP), Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, that the financial feasibility of Government’s intended multibillion dollar gas-to-shore project is a “no-brainer.”

The project, since being announced by the Irfaan Ali administration has faced its share of criticisms by industry experts despite having strong support from the nation’s leaders.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Renda Henry Hung Herself In The Psychiatric Ward -By: Freddie Kissoon | Kaieteur News  

By: Freddie Kissoon | Kaieteur News  

Mar 26, 2021 – Kaieteur News – A young Berbician girl in her mid 20s, Renda Henry, hung herself last week with her bed sheet in the ward of the Berbice Psychiatric Hospital. It was rumoured that she was sexually molested by a family member and that brought on depression which later became intense.

HENRY’S SITUATION IS CURIOUS. She went in and out of the hospital over a period of time. It meant that she was not of a condition that warranted permanent supervision. But if she was eventually admitted then her condition did not improve over the time she was being treated.          Continue reading

USA: The Real Reason Republicans Could NOT Kill Obamacare – Jonathan Cohn | The Atlantic 

Democrats did the work, Republicans didn’t — and that says a lot about the two parties. 

Jonathan Cohn | The Atlantic 

The affordable care act, the health-care law also known as Obamacare, turns 11 years old this month. Somehow, the program has not merely survived the GOP’s decade-long assault. It’s actually getting stronger, thanks to some major upgrades tucked in the COVID-19 relief package that President Joe Biden signed into law earlier this month.

The new provisions should enable millions of Americans to get insurance or save money on coverage they already purchased, bolstering the health-care law in precisely the way its architects had always hoped to do. And although the measures are temporary, Biden and his Democratic Party allies have pledged to pass more legislation making the changes permanent.      Continue reading

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