Daily Archives: 06/24/2021

GUYANA: BUSINESS: US$100 million cement factory to be constructed on Essequibo Coast

CEO of Go-Invest, Dr. Peter Ramsaroop [left] and CEO, Mr. Vijay Sukhdeo [right] turning the sod.

Kaieteur News – A new variety of cement will soon be added to the Guyanese market, following the construction and commissioning of a proposed Cement Plant on the Essequibo Coast. During the sod turning for the plant yesterday, the brand ‘Hydraulic Cement’ was unveiled.Kaieteur News understands that the plant will operate under the Georgetown Cement Company, for which Mr. Vijay Sukhdeo is the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sukhdeo, who hails from Wakenaam Island, migrated to the United States at the age of 17 and has some 30 years of experience in his business.        Continue reading

GUYANA: VACCINE POLITICS – Shouting ‘Fire’ In A Crowded Cinema – by Ralph Ramkarran 

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News reports on June 17 reveal that 224,853 persons in Guyana, representing 46.2 percent of the targeted adult population had taken the COVID 19 vaccine. Of these 94,243 persons or 19.4 percent have taken the second dose. Region 10 with 14 percent lags far behind the other regions. In all except Region 8, which is at 29.6 percent, more that 40 percent have been vaccinated with at least one dose. Region 6 is at 54 percent and Region 1 is at 55.9 percent.  (See REGIONS MAP below)

Notwithstanding the excellent work that is being done to vaccinate as many people as possible, there are wide reports of vaccination hesitancy among the population. Responsible employers are complaining about significant resistance to the taking of vaccines by staff, which is very concerning. The above figures, particularly for Region 10 should be a cause for serious concern. It is such that the Government has begun house-to-house vaccination in that Region.    Continue reading

CRICKET: New Zealand beat India in final to win World Test Championship (WTC) title

New Zealand’s Captain Kane Williamson and India’s Captain Virat Kohli

The weather-disrupted final marked the culmination of a two-year cycle of the WTC, which was launched in 2019 to create test cricket’s pinnacle event.

Chasing 139 for victory in a low-scoring match, New Zealand romped home in the final session of the reserve day, which was activated to make up for lost time in the first five days.      Continue reading