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GUYANA: Georgetown: With numerous landmarks and attractions; Kingston touted as potential tourism site

A section of the Kingstown Seawalls (Photo: Visit Guyana)

News Room Guyana: November 17, 2021.
Kingston, in north Georgetown, at the mouth of the Demerara River, is replete with numerous landmarks and attractions and Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Oneidge Walrond has touted this area as a potential tourism site.

In this small area of Georgetown, the development of two major hotels- the Marriott and Pegasus– occupy the waterfront area.        Continue reading

CANADA: Vancouver BC: Guyana-born the Reverend Areeta Bridgemohan appointed vicar

A New Vicar for Christ Church Cathedral – Vancouver

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Rev. Areeta Bridgemohan

The Very Reverend Chris Pappas  –1410 Nanton Avenue – On the Ancestral Lands of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nations .Vancouver, BC – V6H 2E2   Canada

It is my privilege to share with you that the search for a new vicar has come to a successful conclusion. Bishop John Stephens is appointing the Reverend Areeta Bridgemohan as the cathedral’s next vicar beginning on May 1, 2022. 

I am very excited about welcoming Areeta to the cathedral. A true citizen of the world, her experience – both personal and professional – will enrich our community in many ways. I also feel that she meets many of the longings expressed during the listening sessions for our next vicar.      Continue reading

BARBADOS: PM Mia Mottley wins second landslide 30-0, for second term

— PM who shot to fame at Cop26 climate talks vows to ‘lead country first to safety then to prosperity’

Mia Mottley casts her vote in St Michael, Barbados.
Mia Mottley casts her vote in St Michael, Barbados. Photograph: Nigel R Browne/Reuters
in Bridgetown, Barbados –Thu 20 Jan 2022 09.55 GMT- THE GUARDIAN

The 56-year-old’s Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won all 30 seats, repeating the historic 30-0 win in 2018, in an election marred by complaints that thousands of Covid-positive Bajans were denied a vote.          Continue reading

USA: Technology: Elon Musk Interview – Tesla, Space X. Neuralink, Government etc – WSJ video

‘Tesla as the World’s Biggest Robot Company:’ Elon Musk on AI and U.S. Innovation | WSJ

Wall Street Journal Interview- December 6, 2021

Watch Tesla CEO Elon Musk in an interview with WSJ’s Joanna Stern at the CEO Council Summit.

COMMENT from Corbin Williams: — If something ever happens to this man the world will miss him dearly. He’s working so hard to make the world sustainable, life multi planetary, people in remote areas have access to internet, those with major injuries walk and think again, and to remove the traffic congestion from the freeways. So many people put him down for being a “billionaire” but wouldn’t know what to do with all his billions if he donated the entire amount to taxes.

GUYANA: Education: Guyanese students top Caribbean at CSEC and CAPE Exams

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At the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) level, Samuel Haynes from Queen’s College has been awarded for ‘Overall Outstanding Achievement’.  Haynes scored nine Grade One passes at the 2021 CAPE sitting

Additionally, at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level, Guyana also scored the top spot with Zaynab Shaffie from Queen’s College awarded ‘Overall Outstanding Achievement’. She scored 18 Grade Ones and two Grade Twos.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Laparkan fire reportedly started where dangerous oil chemicals were stored

By Wayne Lyttle – Jan 18, 2021 – Kaieteur News 

The popular Laparkan Shipping Company storage bond and the storage bond of another shipping company identified as Tropical Shipping Company were destroyed by a massive inferno, which started just before midnight on Sunday.

The bonds are located on the premises of the Guyana National Shipping Corporation (GNIC) Wharf at Lombard and Broad Streets, Charlestown, Georgetown.

According to reports, hundreds of millions of dollars worth in vehicles and other imported items which were stored in containers, barrels and boxes were completely destroyed by the blaze.      Continue reading

BUSINESS: “Work” has changed and that’s why everyone is quitting – BlackRock’s Larry Fink

Larry Fink

Business Insider – January 18, 2022

  • BlackRock’s CEO Larry Fink wrote in his annual letter to CEOs about the record number of workers quitting.
  • Fink said that workers seeking new opportunities is a good thing and that companies have to adapt.
  •  Companies that don’t adjust to the “new reality” will “do so at their own peril,” he said.

In his annual letter to CEOs, Fink touched on everything he thought was “vital to driving durable long-term returns” and helping the company’s clients reach their goals. One trend he highlighted was the record-breaking number of workers quitting.      Continue reading

BOOK: ‘White Debt: The Demerara Uprising and Britain’s Legacy of Slavery’

White Debt: Time for Britain to pay up for its legacy of slavery

Thomas Harding is author of ‘White Debt: The Demerara Uprising and Britain’s Legacy of Slavery’ published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson . You can order the book from One Tree Books in the UK, email sally@onetreebooks.com . You can follow Thomas on Twitter @thomasharding

It was a warm dry day in October when I visited Bachelors Adventure on the East Coast of Demerara. With me, just a few steps from the public road, was the poet and social worker Ras Blackman, who grew up in the village and was kindly giving me a tour.

On 20 August 1823, more than 4,000 enslaved women and men had gathered here, Ras told me, in what had been a cotton field. On the other side of the public road were assembled 200 members of the British militia, each carrying a rifle. I was suddenly overtaken by a sense of awe. Awe at the courage of the enslaved people. Awe at their remarkable organisational skills. Awe at the profound legacy of freedom they had left behind, including for me, a White person.  Continue reading

GUYANA: Georgetown: First phase of Vlissengen Road Project completed

─ design for phase two being finalised

Phase one of the geometric improvement project along Vlissengen Road has been completed. The G$42.6 million project is aimed at improving access for pedestrians.

The first phase of the project runs from the roundabout to Barr Street and was executed by Vieira 66 Logistics. The area has been paved, has adequate drainage, is painted and outfitted with street lights.

The second phase of the project which will continue from Barr Street and end at Lamaha Street is still in the design phase. This phase will also see the installation of seats from the roundabout to Lamaha Street.        Continue reading

GUYANA: President Ali to hold discussions with Presidents Bolsonaro and Santokhi

His Excellency President of Guyana Dr. Irfaan Ali is scheduled to make a working visit to Paramaribo on Thursday January 20, 2022 to meet with the President of the Republic of Suriname, H.E Chandrikapersad Santokhi, and the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, H.E Jair Bolsonaro.

The leaders are expected to discuss the formation of an energy corridor, oil and gas and other natural resources opportunities, among areas of common interest.

On Friday January 21, President Bolsonaro and a team of officials are expected to travel to Georgetown for a one-day official visit with President Ali and his team of Ministers.          Continue reading

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