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Happy Canada Day – July 1. 2022

Canada Day (FrenchFête du Canada) is the national day of Canada.federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of Canadian Confederation which occurred on July 1, 1867, with the passing of the British North America Act, 1867 where the three separate colonies of the United CanadasNova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.[1][2]              Continue reading

CANADA: Ontario’s SUMMERUP 2022 – Reference List of Courses and Webinars

Special Note:
SummerUp is a program designed to serve and support the personal and professional aspirations of Ontario’s Black youth.

The program is developed and presented by the Lifelong Leadership Institute (LLI), and it is primarily funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education. The quality of the SummerUp experience is assured by the contributions of a diverse group of individuals, educators, institutions, and corporations – all of whom are committed to championing the well-being, development, and advancement of Black youth.

The Lifelong Leadership Institute also offers the Leadership by Design program which provides extensive leadership-development opportunities to Black youth. The SummerUp 2022 program is primarily funded by the Ontario Ministry of
Education.

SUMMERUP 2022 – QUICK REFERENCE LIST OF COURSES WEBINARS (Website Version) – As of June 19 2022

GUYANA: Quindon Bacchus Police Killing – Misleading report triggers violent protest across 15 East Coast villages

Guyana’s local content law is likely to achieve the opposite of what was intended – Letter by Andre Brandli

Dear Editor, — Letter by Andre Brandli

National news outlets, including this distinguished newspaper, have been documenting problems that are emerging as a consequence of the Local Content Act, which was passed by Parliament in late December 2021. Companies, such as Ramps Logistics Guyana, the largest logistics company servicing the oil and gas sector has apparently been denied access to the local content register.

Timothy Tucker, President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has been quoted saying that “rent-a-citizen” tactics run counter to the local content law. Finally, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo has recently voiced that the government is having difficulties with companies trying to circumvent the Local Content Act.        Continue reading

USA: US influence in the Americas is waning – The Long View by David Jessop

Sunday | June 26, 2022 – Jamaica Gleaner

The recently ended Summit of the Americas will likely be best remembered for the US decision not to invite Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, the chaotic unprepared way in which Washington tried to manage this, and the decision by some hemispheric leaders, most notably Mexico’s president, not to attend.

While this may be unfair in terms of substance, it is a real indication that in the longer term, the United States’ influence in the Americas is waning and that others sense opportunity for influence or division.

Despite this, the Los Angeles summit had multiple positive short to medium-term outcomes and saw a consensus among participants on several shared concerns.            Continue reading

USA: How the US could lose the new Cold War – By Joseph E. Stiglitz

By Stabroek News –  June 27, 2022

 By Joseph E. Stiglitz

NEW YORK – The United States appears to have entered a new cold war with both China and Russia. And US leaders’ portrayal of the confrontation as one between democracy and authoritarianism fails the smell test, especially at a time when the same leaders are actively courting a systematic human-rights abuser like Saudi Arabia. Such hypocrisy suggests that it is at least partly global hegemony, not values, that is really at stake.

For two decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the US was clearly number one. But then came disastrously misguided wars in the Middle East, the 2008 financial crash, rising inequality, the opioid epidemic, and other crises that seemed to cast doubt on the superiority of America’s economic model. Moreover, between Donald Trump’s election, the attempted coup at the US Capitol, numerous mass shootings, a Republican Party bent on voter suppression, and the rise of conspiracy cults like QAnon, there is more than enough evidence to suggest that some aspects of American political and social life have become deeply pathological.                Continue reading

GUYANA: Long-overdue US$106M Ogle to Eccles road to slash growing ECD traffic woes

Road construction

June 24, 2022. NEWS ROOM – Guyana

Years after it was expected to commence, construction of the Ogle to Eccles road link will now start as the government on Friday finally inked the US$106.4 million contract with an India-based company.

The new four-lane road will be built from the intersection of the Rupert Craig Highway and the Ogle airstrip road to Haags Bosch, Eccles, on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD).

And Senior Minister within the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance Dr. Ashni Singh underscored that the road’s construction was coming at perhaps the most opportune time.            Continue reading

USA: New York:  Tragedy in Little Guyana – By: Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

     By Dhanpaul Narine

In one week, five Guyanese died in Queens, New York City. It was a beautiful Friday morning when five friends boarded the Q41 bus. They were in a good mood, as their yearly exams were done. The start of the summer promised fun-filled activities. The friends stopped at Jamaica Bay, in Queens, New York.

It is an area that is known for its treacherous currents. According to reports, around midday, two friends, each aged 13, went into the water, near Broad Channel. They were dragged by a rip current deep into the channel and failed to make it to the shore. Daniel Persaud and Ryan Wong were rushed to the hospital and were pronounced dead.        Continue reading

CRICKET: Tournament Ambassador Gayle to focus on The 6IXTY in CPL 2022

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The 6IXTY is delighted to announce that Chris Gayle, the leading T20 player of all time, will be the Brand Ambassador for the new 60-ball tournament, which gets underway in St Kitts and Nevis on August 24, 2022.

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Chris Gayle have confirmed that he will not play in CPL this year, to concentrate instead on The 6IXTY for the 2022 season.

Gayle said: “I am going for the shorter format this year. I am genuinely excited about the current innovations in the 6ixty and seeing how they play out. In particular, I am looking forward to the mystery team ball and hitting two sixes in the first 12 balls to unlock a third PowerPlay over.”      Continue reading

CANADA: CARICOM Cultural Art Exhibition – Ottawa ON. Canada – July 16-17. 2022

In commemoration of CARICOM’s 49th Anniversary, the CARICOM missions in Ottawa will be hosting an Art Exhibition which will include art pieces and crafts from Guyanese Artists in the Diaspora. 
The event will be held at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society at 50 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, on July 16-17, 2022.  Please see attached for more information.

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