Monthly Archives: April 2021

MUSIC VIDEO: Cynthia Schloss – “The Jamaican songbird”- Mix

“Send Me The Pillow You Dream On” – Cynthia Schloss

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Veteran female singer, Cynthia Schloss, is generally referred to as Jamaica’s songbird. She was the third of six children and attended the Trench Town Elementary and Ardenne High School. Schloss got her big break at the Merritone Amateur Talent Exposure in 1971, where she won the finals singing First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. Continue reading

GUYOIL – A Case Study of Corruption in Governance in Guyana – Editorial – Kaieteur News

April 27, 2021 – Kaieteur News – GUYOIL stands as a prime example of how governance, at many levels, functions in Guyana today. GUYOIL could serve as the perfect picture of a rare behind the scenes look at how men entrusted with responsibility conduct themselves.

They conduct themselves in this manner, because it is understood all around that they have been given a mandate, in the fullness of powerful carte blanches, to make a killing while living a deep dark lie. Indeed, it could be confidently and convincingly said that GUYOIL is so much more than any one lie, but an expression of so many countless other deplorable and damnable lies.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Fire destroys Sharon’s Mall at King and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown.

FIRE: Sharon’s Mall on the evening of April 28, 2021.

April 29, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Fire fighters last evening had a difficult time controlling a raging fire at the Sharon’s Mall situated at the junction of King and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown.

Based on information gathered at the scene, the fire soon after it was detected quickly swept through the two top floors of the four-storey building. Sharon’s Mall is a building that rents space to lawyers and other business owners.

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Here is How To Start Building Wealth – By Lesley-Anne Scorgie | Toronto Star

Start Building Wealth…. Even Without Any Money – Seven steps

Lesley-Anne Scorgie | Toronto Star

If you’ve read my work for a little while you know I’m obsessed with Oprah Winfrey for a couple of reasons. First, she’s constantly inspiring people from all walks of life to rise up and do better for themselves and their communities; second, she got to where she is — a self-made billionaire — via hard work and having a plan, despite the odds stacked against her from childhood; and third, she changed my life completely after I was on her rags-to-riches show in 2001. The episode was called Ordinary People Extraordinary Wealth.            Continue reading

OPINION: A kind look at the complex issue of race in Guyana – By Geoff Burrowes

– By Geoff Burrowes

I was born into and grew up in a multi-racial society. There were black people who were the descendants of slaves who had been sold to slave owners and treated as chattels or the owner’s property, to be used as the owner pleased. Most had worked on cotton or sugar plantations in dreadful conditions and after generations of freedom, still bore the scars of that experience.    Continue reading

Former Barbados Government Minister jailed in US for laundering bribes

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A former Minister of Industry and elected member of Parliament of Barbados was sentenced today to two years in prison for his role in a scheme to launder bribe payments from a Barbadian insurance company through bank accounts in New York, according to a release from the US Department of Justice.

Donville Inniss, 55, a U.S. lawful permanent resident who resided in Tampa, Florida, and Barbados, was convicted by a federal jury on two counts of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering on Jan. 16, 2020.        Continue reading

OPINION: David Jessop | It’s time for a new US-Caricom partnership

| April 25, 2021 | 12:20 AM

Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque (Photo at right}, noted a sense of optimism from the high-level meeting with the US Secretary of State.

Perhaps the most important aspect of the short statement issued in Washington after a first two-hour meeting last week between the new United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, and his Caricom counterparts was its emphasis on inclusion.      Continue reading

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GUYANA: ExxonMobil announces 19th oil discovery at Uaru-2

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ExxonMobil said today it made an oil discovery at the Uaru-2 well in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, the 19th thus far.

In a release, it said that the Uaru-2 will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which is currently estimated to be approximately 9 billion oil-equivalent barrels.        Continue reading

VIDEO: Scottish independence: could Britain break up? | The Economist

Scottish independence: could Britain break up? | The Economist – Published on April 18, 2021

The union between the nations of the United Kingdom is looking increasingly fragile, thanks to Brexit.

If Scotland were to break away from Britain it would face an uncertain future—as would the rest of the union.