Daily Archives: 05/20/2021

MUSIC: Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

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MUSIC: Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

From the award-winning documentary, Playing For Change: Peace Through Music comes “Stand By Me,” the first of many Songs Around The World produced by Playing For Change.

This Ben E. King classic features musicians around the world recorded by the Playing For Change team during their travels. This song continues to remind us that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.

Guyanese students outshine Caribbean counterparts at CAPE and CSEC Exams

The two students from Queen’s College (QC), who were named the country’s top performers for the July/August 2020 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations back in April, were yesterday declared the top performers at the regional level.

Copping the top regional spot for the 2019/2020 CAPE examinations is Zane Ramotar, who secured 14 Grade Ones and one Grade Two, while Bhedesh Persaud with his 22 Grade Ones and one Grade Two at the 2020 CSEC examination is the top regional CSEC performer.  Continue reading

OIL: International Energy Agency (IEA) says to halt all new oil, gas projects

By Kiana Wilburg

 May 19, 2021 – Kaieteur News – If the world is to achieve Net Zero Emissions (NZE) by 2050, then plans for new oil and gas projects must come to a halt and drillers must rely on existing assets from today. This blunt message was noted in a bombshell 227-page report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
The report comes as a huge shocker to many environmentalists and industry stakeholders who often branded the Paris-based organisation as being sympathetic to the oil industry, oftentimes underestimating the significance of renewable energy.        Continue reading

OPINION: David Jessop | Connectivity and the future of CARICOM

  By David Jessop

The appointment of Dr Carla Barnett as the next secretary general of CARICOM should be an inflection point, a moment when the institution, and more importantly its member states rise to the challenge of delivering the post-pandemic decisions that could propel the regional integration process into the 21st century.

Whether Dr Barnett, importantly the first woman and the first Belizean to lead the regional institution, can negotiate a way out of the organisation’s inability to act because of its lack of executive authority, candidly explain, or find a way around commitments that are made at summit after summit and then not delivered by its member states, time will tell.    Continue reading

Demographics: China’s population growing at slowest rate in generations

 in Taipei and Tue 11 May 2021 04.46 BST THE GUARDIAN UK.
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Census data reveals demographic timebomb, adding pressure on Beijing to boost incentives for couples to have more children and avert an irreversible decline.
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China has reported the slowest population growth since the early 1960s, despite scrapping the one-child policy in 2015 to encourage more births and stave off a looming demographic crisis.

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