Daily Archives: 03/25/2021

GUYANA: Govt. examining new rules for spending oil money – Finance Minister

Dr. Ashni Singh

– all transfers, spending to be reflected in Budget — Dr. Ashni Singh

Mar 25, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Despite having an enacted Natural Resource Fund (NRF), with in excess of US$267M deposited in the New York Federal Reserve Bank, the Guyana Government does not intend to utilize any expenditure under the current protocols, but is instead currently examining new rules under which the fund would operate.

This is according to Senior Minister within the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh. He, during a live Globespan 24X7 broadcast on Monday last, disclosed that the administration is currently examining the matter and is studying it closely and considering the options.        Continue reading

U.S.A: Spa mass shooting puts spotlight on anti-Asian bigotry — By Mohamed Hamaludin

While investigators try to unravel the motive behind the mass killing at three Georgia massage parlors/spas, this much is clear: The nation has not been paying nearly enough attention to the racist attacks against Asian Americans.

It took the killing of six Asian American women – and two others — at the spas to spark national outrage, the killer’s motive notwithstanding. And the full picture finally emerged. Stop AAPI Hate, an advocacy group for Asian American and Pacific Islanders, said it received more than 3,750 anti-Asian hate crime reports since the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic started early last year. News reports drew a direct link to then President Donald Trump’s penchant for referring to the virus as “China virus,” “Wuhan virus” and “Kung Flu,” most likely sparking the attacks.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Education: Learning (or not) at Queens College – By: Geoff Burrowes

  By: Geoff Burrowes

I can still hear the roll call “Ali, Applewhaite, Barker, Beharry, Beharry, Burrowes…..” to which we each replied “Yes sir”. After these many years I can’t remember all the boys in the class.

Queen’s College logo

The classroom was brightly lit and we each sat behind our desks in neat rows facing the master who sat at a table at the front of the room under a large blackboard. The classrooms were large and pleasant with a row of windows on the North side looking over Thomas Road, providing light, breeze  and sometimes distraction, when something funny was going on outside.    Continue reading

ANALYSIS | Britain seeks a new place in the world | By: David Jessop

What global role should a post-imperial, post-Brexit Britain play? Can it reinvent itself in a manner that convinces a population increasingly divided by education, age, race, location, and inequality, let alone the wider world, that it can or should continue to try to punch above its weight?
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The United Kingdom announced on March 11, 2021 that it is delaying the imposition of checks on some goods from the European Union to give businesses more time to prepare for new post-Brexit rules.